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Kara’s fairytale big day beckons

What could be better than enjoying the biggest, most exciting day of your young life with all your best pals?

Education
Further appeal after Grangemouth street lights damaged

Further appeal after Grangemouth street lights damaged

Police have issued a further appeal to catch those responsible for tampering with street lighting and causing a blackout in parts of Grangemouth.

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The Royal Logistics Corps attend Cobblebrae Crescent - picture supplied by Marisha Wilson

Hand grenade is detonated near play park

Residents of Bainsford got a bad fright this afternoon when they heard a massive explosion near a local playing field.

News

Chance to see inside historic Kinneil House with duchess

Step back in time this weekend at historic Kinneil House with a little help from a ‘duchess’.

News
Bowled over by fundraising response at Polmont club

Bowled over by fundraising response at Polmont club

Members and friends of Polmont Bowling Club have raised cash for a vital piece of life-saving equipment – and it’s something they hope they never have to use.

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The new rail bridge is now in place over the A803 Glasgow Road at Carmuirs
Picture: Michael Gillen

New bridge now in place at Camelon

The project to replace the railway bridge above Glasgow Road in Carmuirs, Camelon was successfully completed over the Easter weekend.

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Falkirk musician Adam Stafford, frontman of Sweethearts of the Prison Rodeo

Raise a glass to Festival event

An evening of music and poetry featuring cult heroes from Edinburgh and closer to home will grace Falkirk’s Wine Library next month.

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Members of Grangemouth Community Care receive their Age Scotland Services for Older People Award

Award for elderly care

An organisation which goes out of its way to ensure isolated older people feel a part of the community has been rewarded for its efforts.

News
Police sealed off Lower Newmarket Street after the incident

Man arrested after taxi rank assault

A 33-year-old man has been arrested following a serious assault in Falkirk.

Crime
The Fair Trade book was created by students at Forth Valley College

Fairtrade book in print thanks to store

An illustrated children’s story-book focussing on Fairtrade and created by students from Forth Valley College will go to print thanks to a £500 grant from Scotmid.

Business
Three men have been sentenced following the incident.

Missing woman traced

Police in Forth Valley have thanked the public for “caring and sharing” during a search to find a missing woman who has now been traced.

News
Danny Sweeney the piping postman from Stenhousemuir

Postman delivers new career

A postman has put his stamp on the wedding industry by winning a top award only six months after setting up his business.

News
New-look Post Office will benefit Braes village

New-look Post Office will benefit Braes village

Customers will benefit from a range of improvements thanks to a revamp at Glen Village’s post office.

Business
Sweet taste of success continues for Mrs Tilly’s with new expansion

Sweet taste of success continues for Mrs Tilly’s with new expansion

Chewy toffee has long been a firm favourite for all those with a sweet tooth – with the possible exception of dentists - and after several years it’s finally being manufactured commercially again in the Larbert area.

Business
The Conservative Party candidates for the 2017 Falkirk Council elections

Confident Falkirk Tories reveal election manifesto

The Scottish Conservatives have high hopes of making an impact at the 2017 Local Government elections.

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Police sealed off Lower Newmarket Street

Serious assault in Falkirk street

A 34-year-old man is being treated in hospital after being attacked at Falkirk’s taxi rank.

Crime
Lesley Stephen, Lesley Graham and Anne Maclean-Chang. Bottom row: Alison Tait who campaigned to get breast cancer drug Kadcyla made available on NHS in Scotland

Mum thrilled as cancer drug treatment made available

A Larbert mum, who helped lead a campaign for a breast cancer drug to be made widely available, was celebrating this week.

Health
Coyne assauled a member of staff in Nando's and an employee in nearby Halfords on the same day

Falkirk teenage fireraiser warned he faces jail

A teenage fireraiser has been given a last chance to stay out of jail.

News
Billy Meikle from Grangemouth who appeared on Masterchef

Billy ‘meats’ his match in TV veggie critic

An amateur chef proved the simple, well crafted “meat and potatoes” approach can still stand out next to all the fancy dishes in Masterchef 2017.

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The chance to hire a boat and cruise from the Falkirk Wheel  is secure thanks to partnership deal

Deal with boat firms means plain sailing from Falkirk Wheel

A new partnership will make sure cruising the canals from The Falkirk Wheel remains ‘plain sailing’.

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