General Election: SNP duo heading back to Westminster

The SNP held on to both seats in Falkirk and Linlithgow & East Falkirk – but with much reduced majorities.

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Przydatek drove round the roundbout four times before crashing

Driver jailed after boozy motorway journey

A driver who “swerved and veered” along Scottish motorways for 16 miles while swigging from a beer can before crashing into another car has been jailed for 18 months.

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Baby of the week: Lillie Rose Fowler

Baby of the week: Lillie Rose Fowler

Lillie Rose Fowler was born in Forth Valley Royal Hospital on January 31, 2017 at 2.30pm, weighing 7lbs 3oz.

Appeal to help trace photo of old friend

Appeal to help trace photo of old friend

A Nairn woman is hoping readers may be able to help track down a photograph of a former family friend.


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’.

Bo’ness pupils to take part in WWI commemoration

Bo’ness pupils to take part in WWI commemoration

Two S3 history pupils from Bo’ness Academy are set for a once-in-a-lifetime trip to France to observe the centenary of the Battle of Arras at Scotland’s commemorations.

The attempted fire-raising happened at an address in Marina Road, Bathgate.

Drugs haul after car stopped in Bo’ness

A motorist stopped by police was found to have over £30,000 of heroin.


Falkirk event will hear age is no barrier to business success

Crossing the age divide will be two speakers at a Young Entrepreneurs event taking place in Falkirk today (Thursday).

Club president Elize Miller with the trophy alongside ladies president Margaret McLintock with certificate, Joyce Livingston, Ellen Carr, Moira Beacroft, Moira Linden, Irene Martin, Annette Brown and Nancy Mitchell

Ladies team receives Bo’ness’s top honour

A group of lady bowlers have been awarded the top citizen honour in Bo’ness for their hard work and devotion to the community.

Lee Welsh, left, and Lauchlan Muir - both nominated for Young Scot awards 2017

Young heroes recognised

Raising cash for charity and overcoming the odds have seen two schoolboys nominated for this year’s Young Scot Awards.

Kinneil Band received �1500 from the fund

Decision day brings windfalls for groups

A host of groups received cash boosts for new projects thanks to votes from the public and a £40,000 war chest for the community.

Residents put forward their objections to Falkrik Council at the March 13 public meeting

Delay on Ineos road closure decision

Residents were disappointed to learn the decision on a petrochemical giant’s plans to close a public road will not be taken next week.

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The new BP plant would have created 400 jobs. Picture: Michael Gillen

EXCLUSIVE: BP pulls the plug on power plant

Oil giant BP has axed its multi-million pound combined heat and power (CHP) plant and the 400 jobs it would have created.

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Falkirk must use its attractions to get the local economy booming again. Montage: Michael Gillen

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.

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.

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.

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.

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