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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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First Midland Bluebird managing director Paul McGowan announced changes to the local bus service today. Picture: Michael Gillen

Bus firm does U-turn on cheaper fares

Transport firm First has announced Bo’ness will now be part of its lower fares package following pressure from the community.

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A touch of magic at awards event

A touch of magic at awards event

Two Slimming World consultants have got the magic touch when it comes to weight loss this New Year, according to TV presenter Stephen Mulhern.

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This Army aims to ensure we     all have a merrier Christmas

This Army aims to ensure we all have a merrier Christmas

As families in Bo’ness look forward to winding down for the Christmas holiday period, the Salvation Army is in the throes of mobilising its officers and volunteers to help hundreds of vulnerable and isolated people.

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Pitches move closer to goal

Pitches move closer to goal

Plans to bring synthetic sports pitches to towns in the Falkirk area moved a step closer this week thanks to the backing of the local authority.

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The Hippodrome

Hippodrome is still a four star flicks

The historic Hippodrome cinema in Bo’ness has retained its pretigious four star rating from Visit Scotland.

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Artist Nikki Monaghan from Bo'ness

Artist Nikki paints a good picture of help

Nikkie Monaghan believes art should be affordable and accessible which is why she is grateful for the support in setting up her new website.

Arts
Rogue driver Douglas Green was sentenced at Falkirk Sheriff Court

Lost control of his car after visiting pub

After spending nearly two hours drinking in a pub, the barman told Douglas Green he would call a taxi to get him home safely.

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Last chance for shoplifter

Last chance for shoplifter

Mary Lochrie (34), 27 Lothian Street, Bo’ness, has been given more time to co-operate with a drug treatment order.

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Tevin appeared at Falkirk Sheriff Court from custody last Thursday

Racist is jailed after losing cool in ice cream parlour

A drunk who subjected a cafe owner to a foul-mouthed racist rant has been jailed for five months.

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First Midland Bluebird managing director Paul McGowan has announced cheaper fares will continue until the end of the year. Picture: Michael Gillen

Cheap bus fares to continue - for the time being

First is extending its cheap bus fares in the majority of the Falkirk area, but more people need to use them for it to remain long-term.

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A sticky substance has been found on cash machines in Bo'ness and Grangemouth

Police warning as glue found on ATM

Police are urging people to be on their guard after a sticky glue-like substance was found on cash machines in Grangemouth and Bo’ness.

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New floating assualt course available at Bo'ness Rec Centre

Inflatable is first of its kind in Britain

Youngsters should head to the Bo’ness Recreation Centre this weekend to be the first in the country to try out a new inflatable in the pool.

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John O'Byrne and friends

John aims to always help sick children

Hundreds of pounds were raised last week in Falkirk for a truly worthy cause.

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Richie Maxwell from Bo'ness was named Britain's Top Tradesperson

Brickie is best in Britain

A brickie from Bo’ness has been named Britain’s best tradesperson after winning a national competition.

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Kenneth Richardson was sentenced at Falkirk Sheriff Court

Charity event ends with family fallout

A day out with family and friends at a charity event ended with Kenneth Richardson being arrested for assault.

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John receives award for D-Day efforts

A 90-year-old veteran was rewarded for his role in the liberation of France when he received the Legion d’Honneur.

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Falkirk Sheriff Court

Drink-drive shame of pensioners caught well over the limit

Two boozy pensioners caught driving while drunk have been banned – and warned they are lucky not to be going to jail.

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Width restriction removed from road

Width restriction removed from road

From today (Friday) Bo’ness Road is due to once again be a two-way street as the temporary width restriction is to be removed.

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