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.

Emma Gibb, Karam Singh, Gopi Singh, Harjinder Singh, Ellie Stirling and Jaswant Singh celerbate Kismets success. Picture: Michael Gillen

Kismet Tandoori is hot winner

The public has spoken and the Kismet Tandoori is the winner of Falkirk Herald’s Curry House of the Year 2016.

The Railway Inn at Dennyloanhead. a reminder thge villages were once linked by the Bonnybridge-Kilsyth railway

A look at life in the villages east of Banknock

Lying along the line of the main road west from Bonnybridge are several small villages which over time have merged into one continuous community.

Steins Thistle family fun day

Steins Thistle fun day shines through gloom

There was lots of fun for all the family at Steins Thistle event on Sunday – everything except the sunshine.

Falkirk Sheriff Court

Blood smeared walls lead to drunk’s arrest

Police responded to a midnight call – and when they arrived at the address found walls inside the property smeared with blood.

Scott Walton recieves his Queen's Scout Award from Lord Lieutenant Marjory McLachlan

Outstanding Scout gets highest award

Years of service to the Scouting movement were rewarded with the presentation of the organisation’s highest award.

Scotland's Traffic Commisioner Joan Aitken

Traffic chief raps demolition firm

A Bonnybridge firm has been rapped by Scotland’s Traffic Commissioner for breaking the rules.

Cancelling bus services would have a catastrophic effect in comunities say residents. Picture: Michael Gillen

Plans to cut vital bus services that don’t make money

Towns and villages will be without vital bus services if provider First’s plans to withdraw those it says don’t make money are implemented.

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