Looking forward to Mariners Day

Star of this year’s Mariners Day will be Queen-elect Mia Dornan.

Falkirk shopping centre welcomes new traders

Falkirk shopping centre welcomes new traders

News of two more traders coming into the Howgate has been welcomed by bosses at the Falkirk shopping centre.

Planters in the High Street will be cultivated

Falkirk project will grow on you

A pocket allotment project is to be launched in Falkirk town centre next Wednesday, May 24 to showcase what can be grown in even the tiniest of urban gardens.

Assaulted shop owner after being refused

Assaulted shop owner after being refused

Craig Brown battered a shop keeper to the ground as the man was closing up for the night.

Lecturers manned the picket lines at Forth Valley College Falkirk campus today

Industrial action continues at college

Lecturers are continuing their industrial action outside the headquarters of Forth Valley College in Falkirk today.

Kane prowled Central Retail Park in Falkirk to video his unsuspecting victims

Sex pest OAP caught with video nasties

A pervert pensioner who filmed women’s bottoms and legs has been banned from having any kind of camera for five years.

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Sweeney stole from a store in Falkirk's Central Retail Park

Shoplifter given chance to stay out of trouble

Rebecca Sweeney stole two Sony MP3 players worth over £600 from a store in Falkirk’s Central Retail Park.

Industrial action disrupted classes at the Falkirk Campus of Forth Valley College today

More industrial action hits college

Lecturers at Forth Valley College’s Falkirk Campus joined colleagues across the country today by staging their second walkout in less than a week in support of their fight for more money.

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Attempted theft in Falkirk High Street

Attempted theft in Falkirk High Street

Police are urging people to be extra vigilant after an attempted theft in Falkirk town centre.

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

User will get help to quit drugs

David Gauld will accept professional help to quit drugs - or face jail.

Malleys famous cycle and pram shop in Grahams Road

End of the road for famous cycle shop

One of Falkirk’s oldest businesses will close at the end of the month.

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Traffic chaos at Earlsgate roundabout

Traffic chaos at Earlsgate roundabout

Motorists have faced over 24 hours of traffic chaos after a fault at a busy roundabout.

A previous Howie's Kids Club event in the shopping centre

Time to try out lots of messy play at Howgate

It looks like being fun but messy this weekend in the Howgate shopping centre.

Manor Street allows parking on the left side for drivers  with a blue badge only

Rogue drivers face parking crackdown

The boss of Falkirk’s police force has promised action against rogue drivers who use parking spots reserved for disabled motorists.

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Blamed his dog for missing meeting

Blamed his dog for missing meeting

Dylan Buchanan (19), 22 Kintyre Place, Tamfourhill, claimed he missed a meeting with social workers because his dog had eaten the letter.

Falkirk Foodbank is feeding an increasing amount of children. Picture: Michael Gillen

Falkirk’s bairns in food crisis

More Falkirk children than ever before are living in poverty and relying on foodbanks for meals.

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Parking is now free after three at all council run car parks

Timely reminder of free parking for Falkirk shoppers

Falkirk Council is reminding shoppers and motorists it has reinstated its Free After Three initiative in the town centre.

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The new rail bridge is now in place over the A803 Glasgow Road at Carmuirs
Picture: Michael Gillen

New bridge now in place at Camelon

The project to replace the railway bridge above Glasgow Road in Carmuirs, Camelon was successfully completed over the Easter weekend.

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Falkirk musician Adam Stafford, frontman of Sweethearts of the Prison Rodeo

Raise a glass to Festival event

An evening of music and poetry featuring cult heroes from Edinburgh and closer to home will grace Falkirk’s Wine Library next month.

Police sealed off Lower Newmarket Street after the incident

Man arrested after taxi rank assault

A 33-year-old man has been arrested following a serious assault in Falkirk.

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