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School days are over for head Linda-Anne

Headteacher Linda-Anne Reid’s school days came full circle as she retired from her post at Stenhousemuir Primary.


Baby of the week: Michael Danjuma Soje

Michael Danjuma Soje was born at Forth Valley Royal Hospital at 2.30pm on April 15, 2016, weighing 7lb 13oz.

Deal to lease facility to schools parent council for �1 a year is moving closer

Parents bid to save games hall from closing

Parents want to take charge of the sports facility next door to their kids school.

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Hundreds of jobs at risk from more council cuts

Hundreds of jobs at risk from more council cuts

Hundreds of jobs are at risk as Falkirk Council battles to find a way to fill an expected £20 million hole in its finances next year.

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Kenny Cross completed the tough Rat Race challenge

Physio Kenny completes his toughest test

When he worked as Falkirk Football Club’s first-team physio, Kenny Cross was always pretty fit.

Picture: Simon Lees Photography

Wedding of the Week: Adele Wallace and David Driver

Adele Wallace (26) is from Camelon and a director of Broadway School of Performing Arts, while David Driver (27) is originally from Sheffield and is a car salesman with Ian Grieve. The couple live in Reddingmuirhead with daughter Charli (2)

Preparation work for the removal of the rail bridge in Camelon is already causing delays
Picture: Michael Gillen

Road woes for drivers and residents

Motorists are facing weeks of delays while a rail bridge over a busy Camelon road is replaced.

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Son inspires Valerie to be top of the class at college awards night

A mum is Forth Valley College’s Student of the Year after she was inspired to go back to further education by her 12-year-old son.

Dollar Park tennis courts official opening

Ace new, all-weather courts are officially ready for service

It’s love-all for Dollar Park’s ace new tennis courts, which have been officially declared open by Provost Pat Reid.

Bonnybridge Hospital was closed months after the patient's death

Fine for health board over death

An NHS health board was fined £8000 today for failing to ensure the health and safety of a dementia patient who escaped from a hospital ward.

Marie is making sure she is well prepared for Nepal

Nepal trek to raise awareness of an unwanted inheritance

The Nepalese mountains await her but Brightons mum Marie Short has already had an uphill struggle with a particularly cruel disease.

‘30 cans a day’ man remanded in custody

‘30 cans a day’ man remanded in custody

Drug addict Trevor Muirhead (40), who has problems with alcohol, appeared at Falkirk Sheriff Court last Thursday charged with sending offensive text messages and assaulting a police officer in Falkirk Police Station on June 14.

Gus holds his certificate

Zipsliding Gus is a ‘Bold Age Pensioner’

They say ‘life begins at 40’ - well at 91 ‘years young’ grandad Gus Spowart has something to say about that.

Natalie Woods (16) won the Howgate Model Search contest

Natalie is queen of the catwalk

Shoppers were treated to an afternoon of style at the final of the Howgate Shopping Centre model contest.

Network Rail has revealed plans to replace a bridge at Glasgow Road, Carmuirs, which has caused problems for drivers of high-sided vehicles

Road woes for drivers

Motorists face weeks of delays while Network Rail replace a bridge in Camelon.

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Launch of FalkirkLive! with saxophonist Konrad Wiszniewski. Picture: Michael Gillen

Falkirk Live! hits right notes

Falkirk is preparing for an invasion of music fans this weekend for the first-ever Falkirk Live!

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Support after garden hit by vandals

Support after garden hit by vandals

A community has rallied round to restore a sensory garden which was targeted by mini-terrors earlier this month.

Webhelp will take on 80 extra people before the end of the year

New jobs created at Larbert call centre

Call centre group Webhelp will hire 80 extra staff at its Larbert base by the end of the year, and more new jobs could follow next year.

Frighteningly fun SSPCA fundraiser

Frighteningly fun SSPCA fundraiser

The Scottish SPCA is appealing to kind hearted people to fundraise on Halloween weekend at their local Pets at Home store.

Wedding of the Week Karen and Byron Schulz

The wedding of Karen Clark and Byron Schulz

Karen (38) comes from Bonnybridge and is a pensions manager, while Byron (40) comes from Denny and works for Central Demolition. The couple live in Dennyloanhead with their sons Mason (10) and Zander (8).

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