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Decision day brings windfalls for groups

A host of groups received cash boosts for new projects thanks to votes from the public and a £40,000 war chest for the community.

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Mandie Stevenson and Frank the pug
Picture: Michael Gillen

Perfectly Frank with Mandie Stevenson

I just wanted to introduce myself. I am Mandie Stevenson. I am a 27-year-old and have lived in Falkirk my whole life.

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The People's Church in West Bridge Street, Falkirk

Woman brandished axe outside Falkirk church

A woman is facing jail after brandishing an axe outside a Pentecostal church only yards from a police station.

Crime
The warehouse used by Diageo where the rare whisky went missing from

Accepted rare whisky in lieu of rent

A landlord accepted almost £40,000 over rare whisky in tenant in lieu of £1400 unpaid rent.

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Car wash plans for Tesco stores

Car wash plans for Tesco stores

Planning permission is being sought to provide a hand car wash and valeting service in the grounds of two of Tesco’s stores.

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The bike was stolen on the road between Shieldhill and Slamannan

Thieves seize chance to steal Harley-Davidson motorbike

A Harley-Davidson motorbike was stolen when the owner left it by the roadside to get fuel.

Crime
The Shieldhill Brownies with their collection of pants for Smalls for All. Picture: Michael Gillen

Brownies are pant-astic

Big-hearted Brownies have been on a mission to collect underwear for a charity that has already has nearly 400,000 pairs of smalls.

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The leaked memo from a Labour party branch meeting

Labour has ‘thrown in the towel’ for Town Hall election, say SNP

A leaked minute from a local Labour branch meeting highlights the low morale among party activists ahead of May’s council elections.

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Aidan is star writer

Aidan is star writer

The first ever winner of the Rotary Club of Polmont’s Young Writer competition is Braes High pupil Aidan Wansbrough.

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Trash can styles win out for pupils

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.

Braes
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.

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Falkirk Sheriff Court

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.

Crime
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.

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Four people were treated in hospital.  Picture; stock image

Fire fighters tackle early morning blaze

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

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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.

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