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Car chase after driver refuses to stop for cops

Police were involved in a high-speed chase after rogue driver Lee Foster refused to pull over.

Crime
Megan McWatt receives her award from Ineos CEO John McNally as Jane Hall and Chris Hall look on

Ineos honour for Megan

Petrochemical giant Ineos honoured the memory of an employee and rewarded the hard work and dedication of a promising young apprentice.

Business
Police find cocaine in car

Police find cocaine in car

A routine police check recovered hundreds of pounds worth of drugs from Calum Lyle’s car.

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Queen elect Mia Dornan with her retinue and 2016 Queen, Jennifer Cooke
Pic: Michael Gillen

Looking forward to Mariners Day

Star of this year’s Mariners Day will be Queen-elect Mia Dornan.

News
Falkirk shopping centre welcomes new traders

Falkirk shopping centre welcomes new traders

News of two more traders coming into the Howgate has been welcomed by bosses at the Falkirk shopping centre.

News
Councillor David Balfour helps clean up the vandalism at the Loretto Housing play park in Inchyra Place, Grangemouth

Vandalism continues to haunt playpark

A recently-opened playpark has been hit by vandals once again - despite public patrols being mounted to keep the facility safe.

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Drunk who smashed pub window avoids jail

Drunk who smashed pub window avoids jail

A drunk who smashed a pub window with a beer glass after being told to leave has narrowly avoided prison.

Crime
Festival of Museums wants    legions of visitors to join in

Festival of Museums wants legions of visitors to join in

Think you know museums? Think again! Forget all the cliches of dusty glass cases and think whisky tasting, silent discos, dancing and cocktails, not to mention meeting Romans, Vikings, Picts or maybe even a few Victorians.

Lifestyle
Shoppers will benefit as new stores and coffee shop open

Shoppers will benefit as new stores and coffee shop open

News of two more traders coming into the Howgate has been welcomed by bosses at the Falkirk shopping centre.

News
Bakers Greggs ready to serve customers in Denny

Bakers Greggs ready to serve customers in Denny

Greggs will open their latest store in Denny tomorrow.

News
The SNP has formed a minority administration at Falkirk Council

SNP minority takes control of Falkirk Council

Falkirk Council will be run by the SNP for the first time in 
ten years from next Wednesday.

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Planters in the High Street will be cultivated

Falkirk project will grow on you

A pocket allotment project is to be launched in Falkirk town centre next Wednesday, May 24 to showcase what can be grown in even the tiniest of urban gardens.

Environment
Putting Maggie’s Centre in the driving seat

Putting Maggie’s Centre in the driving seat

Cancer sufferers using the new Maggie’s Forth Valley Centre will benefit from the donation of a new car.

Health
Assaulted shop owner after being refused

Assaulted shop owner after being refused

Craig Brown battered a shop keeper to the ground as the man was closing up for the night.

Crime
Suzanne Arkinson, manager Howgate Shopping Centre backs Police Scotland's campaign to end modern slavery by displaying poster in the centre with Inspector Chris Stewart and Constable Laura Christie

Officers in Falkirk tackling the problem of human trafficking

Police visited business across Falkirk and Forth Valley in a bid to raise awareness of the problem of human trafficking.

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Neil Bell

Could you be a foster carer and make a real difference to a child’s future?

Inviting a total stranger into your home to become part of your family is a decision nobody could ever take lightly.

News
Lecturers manned the picket lines at Forth Valley College Falkirk campus today

Industrial action continues at college

Lecturers are continuing their industrial action outside the headquarters of Forth Valley College in Falkirk today.

Education
Ineos has renewed calls to close off a public road running through its Grangemouth site

Safety fears prompt Ineos to renew road closure calls

After more fears are raised over safety and security petrochemical giant Ineos is pleading to have a public road closed off at its Grangemouth site.

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Jail for driving instructor who molested student

Jail for driving instructor who molested student

A Braes driving instructor has been jailed for eight months after he was convicted of molesting a student.

Crime
Kane prowled Central Retail Park in Falkirk to video his unsuspecting victims

Sex pest OAP caught with video nasties

A pervert pensioner who filmed women’s bottoms and legs has been banned from having any kind of camera for five years.

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