Trash can styles win out for pupils

Pupils from Braes High School have been shortlisted for the grand final of trash fashion competition Junk Kouture taking place at the Clyde Auditorium in Glasgow on February 9.

Mandie Stevenson and pug Frank surrounded by her family  dad John, mum Pauline, sister Nicola, twin brother Gary and sister-in-law Laura, back right. Picture: Michael Gillen

Brave terminally ill woman (27) comes to terms with harsh reality

Mandie Stevenson is a young woman on a mission – and one who is determined to do all she can to stop others going through her ordeal.

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Wilma Metcalfe with daughter Jackie Walker, of Hallglen, and granddaughter Emily Rose. Picture: Michael Gillen

Oh baby look at you now!

When little Emily Rose Walker appeared in The Falkirk Herald a few weeks ago it was a case of history repeating itself.

Drink driver found in road with trousers down

Drink driver found in road with trousers down

A drunk driver found lying in the road with his trousers down has been ordered to complete 200 hours unpaid work.

Teenager dies on rail line

Teenager dies on rail line

A 16-year-old died after being struck by a train on the busy inter-city line yesterday.

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Train delays after death on line

Train delays after death on line

Rush hour rail passengers are facing delays after a death on the inter-city line between Glasgow and Edinburgh.

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Picture: Michael Gillen

Baby born after the 2017 bells

There was plenty of reasons to celebrate 2017 in one Braes household as they welcomed in a new year ... and a new arrival.

Firefighters attended the scene at 4am today.

Fire fighters tackle early morning blaze

Fire fighters have been tackling a fire in Avonbridge since the early hours of this morning.

Gifts are handed over by staff from MP Locums and The Howgate Shopping Centre following a fundraiser and collection

It’s just what the doctor ordered

Kind-hearted staff and shoppers helped brighten Christmas for patients in Forth Valley Royal Hospital’s children’s ward.

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Police have arrested three in total. Picture; John Devlin

Window smashed as bus drove along street

Police are appealing for witnesses after the window of a bus was smashed as it drove along its route with passengers on board.

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Laurieston Christmas Fayre

Fantastic festive PTA fayre

A bumper turnout from the community supported Laurieston Primary School PTA’s Christmas Fayre.

Falkirk Sheriff Court

Youngster flees house to warn grandad

A man’s drunken rage resulted in a nine-year-old child rushing from his mum’s house to fetch his grandparents for help.

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Baby of the Week: Cara Louise Irvine

Baby of the Week: Cara Louise Irvine

The birth of Cara Louise Irvine.

Susan and Graeme Taylor on their big day. Picture: Picturesque by Mr and Mrs M

Wedding of the Week: Susan Whyte and Graeme Taylor

Susan Whyte (32) is from Grangemouth and is a kitchen designer, while Graeme Taylor (35) was born abroad and lived in Doune. The couple live together in Redding.

Jamie Gary McLean

Baby of the Week: Jamie Gary McLean

The birth of Jamie Gary McLean

Pudsey, the iconic BBC fundraising bear, was a guest of Limerigg Primary

Falkirk school wins a visit from Pudsey

A Falkirk school won a visit from a very special caller recently as part of a national campaign in aid of Children In Need.

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The woman's boy was recovered from the Forth & Clyde Canal yesterday (Picture: Michael Gillen)

'No suspicious circumstances' surrounding canal death

Police have confirmed that the death of a woman in the Forth & Clyde Canal yesterday was not suspicious.

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.

Serial shoplifter locked up
after assaulting officers

Serial shoplifter locked up after assaulting officers

A shoplifter who assaulted two police officers while being held in custody has been jailed.

Carys Chapman with her son Freddie who she named her new business venture after. Picture: Michael Gillen

Mum’s the word for Carys and Freddie

After becoming frustrated buying baby clothes for her little boy, mum Carys Chapman decided to leave her job and start her own business.

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