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Torched cell after being denied call to sick gran

An offender trashed and torched his cell after his request to telephone his sick grandmother was denied by staff.

Crime
Artist makes surprise appearance at Shieldhill PS

Artist makes surprise appearance at Shieldhill PS

Pupils at Shieldhill Primary had a surprise visitor at the end of term.

Lifestyle
Robert and Veronica Davie celebrate 60 years of marriage. Picture: Michael Gillen

Shieldhill couple celebrate diamond wedding

A Shieldhill couple who met in the Army are celebrating their diamond wedding anniversary today (Thursday) after raising their own little regiment.

News
Quick-thinking youths praised for blaze response

Quick-thinking youths praised for blaze response

A group of youths have been praised for alerting emergency services to a fire in a Braes school.

Crime
Youths charged after school fire

Youths charged after school fire

Two youths have been charged after a fire at a Braes school.

Crime
The climb in support of brave Kerr Hunter raised over �3000 for Duchenne Research

Determined fundraisers hit new heights for little Kerr

Family and friends mounted a huge effort to support a brave youngster battling a rare muscle-wasting disease.

News
European success for pipe band

European success for pipe band

There was success for pipe band members from across the district at last weekend’s European championships.

Lifestyle
Road closed for clear up operation

Road closed for clear up operation

Motorists are being urged to avoid the area around the Avon Gorge after a vehicle lost its load.

Transport
Hallglen man made his privates public

Hallglen man made his privates public

David Beattie (37) exposed himself in public at the U Save store in Culvain Place, Hallglen.

Crime
Village and VIPs remember World War One hero Samuel Frickleton VC

Village and VIPs remember World War One hero Samuel Frickleton VC

Falkirk district’s Depute Provost Ann Ritchie led a Service of Dedication in Slamannan on Wednesday in memory of Great War hero Lance Corporal Samuel Frickleton VC.

News
Bride Lauren Johnstone votes for John McNally (SNP) at Shieldhill Welfare Hall before ceremony at Three Kings on June 8, 2017

Get me to the polling booth on time says bride

Bride Lauren Johnstone left one man waiting while she voted for another.

Politics 2
General Election: Bride pops in to vote before wedding

General Election: Bride pops in to vote before wedding

Bride Lauren Johnstone left one man waiting while she voted for another.

Politics
Benefit cheat pocketed over £8000

Benefit cheat pocketed over £8000

Lorraine Brand (47) claimed £8443 of Child Tax Credits she was not entitled to over five years.

Crime 3
Noisy neighbour jailed after ignoring ASBO

Noisy neighbour jailed after ignoring ASBO

Jodie Thompson (25) admitted breaching her Anti Social Behaviour Order when she started making a noisy nuisance of herself at an address in Oswald Street, Falkirk.

Crime 1
Sparkling anniversary for diamond couple

Sparkling anniversary for diamond couple

Celebrating their Diamond anniversary today (Thursday) are a former Falkirk couple now living on the east coast of Scotland.

Lifestyle 1
Red Cross apologises for five pound note mix up

Red Cross apologises for five pound note mix up

The British Red Cross has said sorry to a customer who had his paper £5 note issued by a Scottish bank rejected at one of its shops.

News
Caught cheating the system

Caught cheating the system

Lynn Kelly claimed benefits worth over £10,000 that she was not entitled to.

News
Jail for driving instructor who molested student

Jail for driving instructor who molested student

A Braes driving instructor has been jailed for eight months after he was convicted of molesting a student.

Crime 1
Wedding of the Week: Sarah McKenzie and Gary Winters

Wedding of the Week: Sarah McKenzie and Gary Winters

Sarah McKenzie (37) is an assistant manger at Falkirk Delivers, while Gary Winters (38) is a senior project manager with Tapestry AV. The couple live in Redding with daughter Ruby (5).

Family
Falkirk Sheriff Court offered David Gauld a chance to stay out of jail

Threw full cup at officer

A man was arrested for repeatedly kicking a door then at a later date found himself in more hot water for throwing a cup of liquid over a female police officer.

Crime
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