Bonnybridge mascot is out of this world

Bonnybridge has unveiled its official mascot which is out of this world.

Scottish transport minister Humza Yousaf

Rail station bid looks to have hit the buffers until 2019

The campaign to bring a railway station to Bonnybridge has suffered a setback as Scotland’s transport minister could not guarantee government support.

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Charlie the cat was killed by a dog that wasn't on a lead

Pet cat killed by dog off leash

A pet owner is warning people to be vigilant after her cat was killed in her family’s back garden by a dog that was not on a leash.

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Baillie Buchanan had feared the bridge would be lost forever

Work begins to replace historic footbridge

A historic footbridge which has served as a river crossing for generations of villagers is being replaced next week.

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Diageo's Bonnybridge Bond

Couple win right to sue whisky giant

A couple who claim a whisky distillery has caused black fungus to cover their property has now won the right to sue the firm.

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Jail for assaulting woman

Jail for assaulting woman

Bonnybridge man Jason Clark has been jailed for attacking a woman and causing damage to property.

The issue of bringing a railway station to Bonnybridge has been rolling down the track at Falkirk Council for the last decade

Is desire for railway station sliding into ‘snake oil salesman’ territory?

A meeting of Falkirk Council’s executive committee almost went off the rails last week.

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Bonnybridge wants to remember Royal Navy heroes

Bid to honour naval heroes

Bonnybridge Heritage has launched a bid to site a completely new war memorial in the town, in honour of RoyalNavy and Merchant Navy men who died serving their country during the world wars.

Help needed to organise Gala

Help needed to organise Gala

Anyone interested in helping to run Bonnybridge Gala day in 2017 is invited to attend an annual general meeting tonight (Thursday). This will be the first event of this kind to be held in the town for 15 years and organisers hope more people will join their group. The meeting is in Bonnybridge Community Centre, Bridge Street at 7pm.

Director Jill Clelland and staff from the Bridge Inn celebrate their success once again in our Pub of the Year competition. Picture: Michael Gillen

Family pub named cream of the crop – again

It’s finally here, the votes are in and counted and we can finally announce the winner of The Falkirk Herald Pub of the Year 2016.

Put a knife to partner’s neck but avoids jail

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 are currently investigating.

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.

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