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Trophy time for lady curlers

Eight curling teams competed for the Arnold Seftor Trophy first presented in 1982 at The Peak in Stirling.

The Inov8 Dance Group at Carrongrange School

Pupils steal the show at Scottish concert

It was entertainment all the way when Carrongrange School held their special Scottish Evening fundraiser.

Falkirk must use its attractions to get the local economy booming again. Montage: Michael Gillen

Major investment to get Falkirk’s economy back on the right road

Falkirk is undergoing massive infrastructure investment that will help attract more visitors to the area and boost the local economy.

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Author Craig Robertson joins brother and sister Jacob (5) and Orla Bennet (4) to declare Denny Library open. Picture: Michael Gillen

A new chapter for Denny

The official opening of the town’s new library this week is just the first chapter in the ongoing tale of Denny’s resurgence.

James McLean died while repairing a forklift at the James Callander & Son sawmill in Falkirk in January last year. Picture: Michael Gillen

Inquiry finds fatal accident was down to brake not being on

A fatal accident inquiry has determined that the death of a forklift repair worker was down to human error and not a mechanical fault.

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High number of stillbirths is being reviewed

High number of stillbirths is being reviewed

A review of 24 stillbirths is being carried out by NHS Forth Valley after the deaths rose above the national average in the first half of 2016.

George Stevenson has been missing since Friday

Appeal for missing 70-year-old

Police have issued another appeal for information on the whereabouts of a pensioner who has been missing since Friday.

Picture: Gary Hutchison

No boat trips at Falkirk Wheel

Planned maintenance work at the Falkirk Wheel means there will be no boat trips there until March 8, but the Visitor Centre will remain open from Wednesday to Sunday (11am to 3pm) throughout the works.

Dennis Canavan pictured in Falkirk last month

Dennis Canavan announces death of fourth child

Veteran politican Dennis Canavan has announced the death of his only daughter, the fourth child he has lost.

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Florence Jackson (2) died on Saturday

Little Flo loses her cancer battle

A toddler whose plight touched hearts as she battled cancer has died.

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Bid to stage an Orange
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Bid to stage an Orange march in Larbert

Around 70 members of the Loyal Orange Institution of Scotland aim to stage a march through Larbert on Saturday, March 4.

Jail for assaulting woman

Jail for assaulting woman

Bonnybridge man Jason Clark has been jailed for attacking a woman and causing damage to property.

Tesco in Camelon donated money for a bed and bedding to the foodbank this week. Picture: Michael Gillen

Falkirk Foodbank ‘overwhelmed’ by donations last year

Falkirk Foodbank has issued a massive thank you to everyone who has supported and continues to support the vital resource.

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The number of children relying on food handouts in Falkirk has increased. Picture: Michael Gillen

Food poverty among children on increase in Falkirk

The number of children depending on meals from Falkirk Foodbank took a dramatic rise last year.

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Trash can styles win out for pupils

Trash can styles win out for pupils

Pupils from Braes High School have been shortlisted for the grand final of trash fashion competition Junk Kouture taking place at the Clyde Auditorium in Glasgow on February 9.

Florence Jackson (2) who has  neuroblastoma

Rallying round for Flo

A Falkirk couple are appealing for help to send their best friends’ toddler daughter for lifesaving surgery.


Guardiola on Gladstone Road? Not quite - but Man City visit Stenny

Manchester City were in town to play the Forth Valley football academy teams at ochilview following the winter break.

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Sewage was seeping into the school's toilets

Primary school closed after sewage seeps into toilets

A local primary school was forced to close this afternoon due to sewage entering the children’s toilets.

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Baby of the Week: Emily Todd

Baby of the Week: Emily Todd

Emily Todd was born in Forth Valley Royal Hospital on September 6, 2016, at 5.17am, weighing 5lb 3oz.

Under the Trees is now branching out

Under the Trees is now branching out

More youngsters will be able to learn outdoors thanks to a funding boost for a Falkirk company.

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