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.

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.

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.

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.

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.


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.

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.

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.

A police search of Johnstons home uncovered �2000 worth of heroin

Just popped up the town to score heroin

A heroin addicted drug dealer told police he had just come to Falkirk to score some drugs for his girlfriend.

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VIDEO: The moment Sir Chris Hoy surprises winning pupil on bus

Olympic hero and Sky Academy Ambassador Sir Chris Hoy came to the rescue of Bo’ness Academy pupil Abbie McCallum.

Peter and Mary Fry with daughters Margaret, Isobel and Janet, celebrate Lottery win

Scotland’s luckiest family win again

Celebrating another Lottery success are Scotland’s luckiest family,

Daniel Hutchison with his Warrior Games medals. Picture: Michael Gillen

Ex-soldier lied about bombing injury to impress girls

A former soldier has admitted he lied about being a war hero who was blown up in Afghanistan to make him more ‘appealing’ to women.

Council votes to re-think plans on spending millions on new HQ

Council votes to re-think plans on spending millions on new HQ

Councillors have agreed to step back from a proposed £23 million spend on new headquarters and town hall.

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Wilson was spotted trying to set fire to petrol at Malthurst Fuels

Drunk tried to set fire to petrol pumps

A drunk caught on CCTV attempting to start a New Year fire at a petrol station has been jailed for 44 months.

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Helenore Watt will be crowning this year's Bo'ness Fair Queen Elect Madison Chapman
Picture: Michael Gillen

Crowning moment

Decades of hard work on behalf of Bo’ness Fair have been rewarded for Helenore Watt.

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