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Wedding of the Week: Scott Enterkin and Louise Brown

Scott Enterkin (32) is from Denny and is a product manager for an electrical manufacturer, while Louise Brown (36) is from Larbert and looks after their children Ryan (17), Kian (14), Aimee (10) and Aston (8). They are expecting a fifth baby in July.

Family
Stacey Leigh Spalding will be hosting a charity event next month for Breast Cancer Now in Falkirks Business Hub

Helping raise profile of Breast Cancer Now

A make-up artist is hoping two inspirational women will help her raise lots of money for a cancer charity.

News
Lynn Anderson, Living Wage Accreditation Officer; destination assistant Lauren Hendry (25), of Falkirk, destination assistant; Keith Brown, Cabinet Secretary for economy, jobs and fair work; ICT apprentice Neil Pyott (18) of Cumbernauld; and Andrew Thin, chairperson Scottish Canals.

Canals sign up for Living Wage workers’ deal

Giving more people a fairer working environment took another step forward in Falkirk last week.

Business
Representatives from the 17 venues who were successful in this years Best Bar None Awards across Falkirk district. Picture: Michael Gillen

They are the Best Bar None

Going for gold were a host of licensed premises across Falkirk district who took part in the Best Bar None accreditation.

Business
The issue of bringing a railway station to Bonnybridge has been rolling down the track at Falkirk Council for the last decade

Is desire for railway station sliding into ‘snake oil salesman’ territory?

A meeting of Falkirk Council’s executive committee almost went off the rails last week.

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Baby of the week: Olivia Rhonda Hogarth

Baby of the week: Olivia Rhonda Hogarth

Olivia Rhonda Hogarth was born in Forth Valley Royal Hospital on August 23, 2016, at 12.52am, weighing 7lb 3.5oz.

Family
Bonnybridge wants to remember Royal Navy heroes

Bid to honour naval heroes

Bonnybridge Heritage has launched a bid to site a completely new war memorial in the town, in honour of RoyalNavy and Merchant Navy men who died serving their country during the world wars.

Politics
Ineos has been issued with an improvement notice from the HSE

Petroineos slapped with safety improvement notice

Petroineos has been given an official ultimatum to improve safety at its site at Ineos Grangemouth.

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Brian Hunter of Grangemouth had been missing but has now been found safe and well.

Missing Grangemouth man found safe and well

A man who went missing after leaving his work has now been traced by police and is safe and well.

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The chapel at Falkirk Crematorium will close for several months from January 23

Crematorium chapel closes for five months

Funeral services will halt at Falkirk Crematorium later this month while upgrading work takes place.

News
Linlithgow Post Office was one of the targets

Man charged after PO armed raids

Police Scotland has arrested a 28-year-old man in connection with a series of armed robberies.

Crime
Drink driver found in road with trousers down

Drink driver found in road with trousers down

A drunk driver found lying in the road with his trousers down has been ordered to complete 200 hours unpaid work.

Crime
Falkirks main Post Office in Garrison Place

Falkirk Post Office could move in sell-off plan

The main post office which serves Falkirk could be on the move as part of a plan to sell off and franchise 37 branches nationwide.

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Delays for motorists mount up

Delays for motorists mount up

Rush hour motorists are being hit be delays this morning

Transport
Young nature lovers will venture out to Jupiter this winter

Young nature lovers will venture out to Jupiter this winter

Grangemouth’s Jupiter Urban Wildlife Centre will be hosting a number of events for children and their parents to enjoy before nature starts to warm up in spring.

Environment
VIDEO: Betty (80) has no plans to retire

VIDEO: Betty (80) has no plans to retire

While many 80-year-olds would expect a bit of pampering on the eve of their special birthday not Betty Wright.

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Picture: Craig Halkett

Wellside children dish up help for foodbank

Youngsters at Wellside Kindergarten know how important it is to start the day with a good breakfast and they have generously passed on a large donation of cereal to Falkirk Foodbank.

News

IN PICTURES: Dance-off at Denny High

End of term at Denny High School was marked in spectacular fashion with the annual inter-house dance off.

News
Baby of the Week: Emily Rose Walker

Baby of the Week: Emily Rose Walker

Emily Rose Walker was born in Forth Valley Royal Hospital on August 4, 2016, at 11.21am, weighing 8lb 0.5oz.

Family
Police Scotland's performance will come under scrutiny at Falkirk Council

Figures reveal serious assaults in Falkirk area almost doubled in 2016

Police Scotland often finds itself copping plenty of criticism for the way it has handled its responsibilities.

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