Put a knife to partner’s neck but avoids jail

A man who put a knife against his fiancee’s neck and said he was going to kill her and their child has avoided jail.

Ethan is an inspiration

Ethan is an inspiration

An inspiring young pianist who was born blind travelled to the Vatican in Rome to receive recognition for his outstanding musical talent.

Strike is looming at whisky firm as ballot nears an end

Strike is looming at whisky firm as ballot nears an end

Union bosses have welcomed some high profile support as the ballot for proposed strike action at Diageo entered its final week.

Billy Buchanan

Library hosts a very personal exhibition on Somme battle

Bonnybridge Library will be putting on an exhibition which will give personal accounts of one of the bloodiest battles in our history.

Mary McGhee

Mary’s hooked on angling

Bonnybridge Angling Club held its annual presentation dance on Saturday, November 12.

Pictured are the elected officials who attended the recent meeting.

Backing for station bid

A campaign to put Bonnybridge back on the rail network has received unanimous backing from councillors and parliamentarians.

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Police investigating canal death

A woman was pronounced dead in hospital after her body was recovered from a canal.

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.


IN PICTURES: Macmillan coffee mornings

Schools and community groups raised a ton of cash for Macmillan Cancer Support organising a myriad of marvellous coffee morning last week.

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Planners’ long scrap with yard is over

The owners of an under fire scrapyard were praised by planners for complying with orders to tidy up their premises.

Bonnybridge Social Club.

Social club may yet rise again

A community will have the chance to get their views across on the future of a social club which shut down earlier this year.

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Denny dux for 2015/16 Craig Reid with rector Stephen Miller

Recognising Denny high flyers

Pupils at Denny High School were encouraged to follow the message of the school motto – Aim for the Highest – at the annual prizegiving.

Bonnybridge-based electrician Sam Scott is calling time on his 50-year career

Electrician powers down after 50 years

A Bonnybridge-based electrician has turned out the lights on his 50-year career with Scottish Power.

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Bonnybridge snapper clicks with exhibition

Bonnybridge-based award winning photographer Billy Currie has unveiled ‘‘Miscellany’’, his latest exhibition at Skypark, Glasgow.

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John Aitken displays the medals of his great uncle WJ Aitken  medals he will give to the family he never knew he had. Picture: Michael Gillen

Fate stepped in for a very special family reuniion

Fate plays a part in all our lives.

Alan Payne is pictured with wife Anne and daughter-in-law Orla

Alan’s brave actions rewarded with scroll

The brave actions of Alan Payne saw him receive an award in recognition of his life-saving good deed.

Home Start families enjoy a summer fun day in Bonnybridge

Group helps families give children best possible start

Families often find themselves under pressure these days for a variety of reasons.

The X86 is to be replaced with the new 4B

Reprieve for bus service

Campaigners were celebrating after a bus firm listened to their protests and agreed to a reprieve for a vital service.

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Head teacher Jill Stocks surrounded by Bonnybridge primary pupils oon her retirement day. Picture: Michael Gillen

School’s out for teacher Jill after nearly 40 years

A headteacher who has spent the last 37 years shaping the lives of children in the Falkirk district has retired from the job she loves.

Baillie Buchanan organised the tribute to those lost

Bonnybridge community remembers those lost at the Somme

A community will transport itself back to the early 20th century to remember the sacrifices of soldiers who fought in the Battle of the Somme.

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