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.

Kenny Cross completed the tough Rat Race challenge

Physio Kenny completes his toughest test

When he worked as Falkirk Football Club’s first-team physio, Kenny Cross was always pretty fit.

Joshua John Turner

Baby of the Week: Joshua John Turner

Joshua John Turner was born at 10.16pm on March 30 at Forth Valley Royal Hospitl weighing 7lb 7oz.

Baby of the Week for September 15 edition Theo Harvey McPherson

Baby of the Week: Theo Harvey McPherson

Theo Harvey McPherson was born at 7.09pm on June 7 at Forth Valley Royal Hospital weighing 8lb 13oz.

The court heard an alcohol problem was behind the offending

Sentence on drunk driver is continued

Drunk driver Joseph Boyle was over three times the legal limit when he crashed into a parked car.

The Dennis Canavan Scholarship presentation

Jack is 2016 Canavan Scholarship winner

Former Braes High School pupil Jack Gardner is the 2016 recipient of the Dennis Canavan Scholarship Award.

Bully jailed for assault on partner

Bully jailed for assault on partner

A bully who attacked his ex partner in her home has now been jailed for eight months.

Police called to deal with drunk

Police called to deal with drunk

Jordan Love’s former girlfriend called the police when he turned up drunk at her house and refused to go away.

The team behind the Butterfly Garden in Shieldhill. Picture: Michael Gillen

Two years of sweat and toil is unveiled

A group of Brownies who have been getting green-fingered over the past two years finally saw their hard work unveiled this week.

Campaigner Norrie Brown at the newly-installed defibrillator at Maddiston police station

Village welcomes its very own life-saver

A life-saving defibrillator has been installed in Maddiston following a campaign by local residents.

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Six-week road closure for water main upgrade

Six-week road closure for water main upgrade

Traffic disruption is expected in the Slamannan area due to a six-week road closure by Scottish Water.

Changes to local bus services came into force on Monday this week

Standing room only at public meeting on bus cut concerns

Residents packed out a public meeting this week to voice their concerns over bus changes they say will leave communities “isolated”.

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