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Elderly people evacuated after fire spreads through care home

Dozens of elderly residents were evacuated after fire badly damaged a care home.

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05-11-2013. Picture Michael Gillen. FALKIRK. Upper Newmarket Street. Exterior of St Andrew's West Church.

Man robbed at Falkirk bus stop

The hunt is underway for a man who robbed a 60-year-old as he waited at the bus stop.

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Pair assaulted by gang after leaving Grangemouth pub

Pair assaulted by gang after leaving Grangemouth pub

A couple were assaulted in the early hours of Saturday after leaving a Grangemouth pub.

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Nursing home evacuated after fire

Nursing home evacuated after fire

Elderly residents of a nursing home have been evacuated after a fire broke out this afternoon.

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Eilidh Doyle and Bran get the SSPCA campaign off the ground. Picture: Peter Devlin

Eilidh Doyle gets SSPCA campaign off to a flier

Team GB track star Eilidh Doyle made sure the Scottish SPCA’s first-ever ‘Pound for Paws’ event got off to a flier when she got the campaign out of the starting blocks.

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Cub scout on mission to raise cash

Cub scout on mission to raise cash

A nine-year-old boy plans to walk the Queensferry Crossing to raise money to pay for repairs to his Scout hall.

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Councillors call for changes to help home owners

Councillors call for changes to help home owners

Councillors are demanding changes to the way shared property owners are billed for improvements to their properties.

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Baby of the week: Romeo Robert Forbes

Baby of the week: Romeo Robert Forbes

Romeo Robert Forbes was born on February 6, 2017, at 1.39am in Forth Valley Royal Hospital, weighing 7lbs 3oz.

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Warning of rail line dangers as testing begins

Warning of rail line dangers as testing begins

Overhead power cables on the main Edinburgh-Glasgwo line will be live for testing from Saturday, September 2.

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Ineos accused of ‘sticking two fingers up’ at local community

Ineos accused of ‘sticking two fingers up’ at local community

Community council members and residents told a petrochemical giant exactly what they thought of it’s plans to “push ahead” and permanently close a public road.

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Coppers meet shoppers on Emergency Services Day

Coppers meet shoppers on Emergency Services Day

The men and women who make it their job to protect the public and save lives got a chance to meet and greet the masses this week.

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Tony Macaroni application gets ‘pasta’ by planners

Tony Macaroni application gets ‘pasta’ by planners

Italian restaurant chain Tony Macaroni is a step closer to coming to town after Falkirk Council granted planning permission this week.

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Falkirk Charities Day this weekend

Falkirk Charities Day this weekend

Falkirk High Street is going to be taken over this Saturday by organisations and charities – but it’s all in a good cause.

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Falkirk Council intends to make good use of Scottish Government funding to provide more affordable housing

Falkirk councillors approve bold housing plan

Council chiefs are planning to provide nearly 3000 more homes at an affordable rent within the next five years.

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Residents oppose plans to bring more metal to salvage site

Noise issues at scrapyard

Residents have pleaded with councillors to reject a salvage yard’s plans to store more metal on its site.

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Plans to close Boness Road, erect security gates and CCTV towers and build a power plant will be discussed

Residents will demand answers from Ineos over its future plans

A petrochemical giant will try to explain its future plans to residents today (Thursday) as concern grows over its road closure proposals.

Grangemouth
Chance to thank troops on town’s Armed Forces Day

Chance to thank troops on town’s Armed Forces Day

Saturday afternoon brings the annual opportunity to show appreciation for the sacrifices armed forces personnel made and still make for us.

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The inside of Polmont YOI where Lindsay flew into a rage

Torched cell after being denied call to sick gran

An offender trashed and torched his cell after his request to telephone his sick grandmother was denied by staff.

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The Falkirk Delivers team with the Keep Scotland Beautiful judges

Falkirk in frame for ‘Beautiful’ title

Falkirk High Street is in the running to win a national title after impressing the judges enough to make the shortlist.

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Drug death statistics reveal rising toll

Drug death statistics reveal rising toll

Drug-related deaths in Falkirk doubled last year with the majority related to heroin or morphine.

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