Falkirk

Falkirk

Trophy time for lady curlers

Eight curling teams competed for the Arnold Seftor Trophy first presented in 1982 at The Peak in Stirling.

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Falkirk must use its attractions to get the local economy booming again. Montage: Michael Gillen

Major investment to get Falkirk’s economy back on the right road

Falkirk is undergoing massive infrastructure investment that will help attract more visitors to the area and boost the local economy.

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James McLean died while repairing a forklift at the James Callander & Son sawmill in Falkirk in January last year. Picture: Michael Gillen

Inquiry finds fatal accident was down to brake not being on

A fatal accident inquiry has determined that the death of a forklift repair worker was down to human error and not a mechanical fault.

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George Stevenson has been missing since Friday

Appeal for missing 70-year-old

Police have issued another appeal for information on the whereabouts of a pensioner who has been missing since Friday.

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Picture: Gary Hutchison

No boat trips at Falkirk Wheel

Planned maintenance work at the Falkirk Wheel means there will be no boat trips there until March 8, but the Visitor Centre will remain open from Wednesday to Sunday (11am to 3pm) throughout the works.

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Florence Jackson (2) died on Saturday

Little Flo loses her cancer battle

A toddler whose plight touched hearts as she battled cancer has died.

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Tesco in Camelon donated money for a bed and bedding to the foodbank this week. Picture: Michael Gillen

Falkirk Foodbank ‘overwhelmed’ by donations last year

Falkirk Foodbank has issued a massive thank you to everyone who has supported and continues to support the vital resource.

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The number of children relying on food handouts in Falkirk has increased. Picture: Michael Gillen

Food poverty among children on increase in Falkirk

The number of children depending on meals from Falkirk Foodbank took a dramatic rise last year.

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Florence Jackson (2) who has  neuroblastoma

Rallying round for Flo

A Falkirk couple are appealing for help to send their best friends’ toddler daughter for lifesaving surgery.

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Baby of the Week: Emily Todd

Baby of the Week: Emily Todd

Emily Todd was born in Forth Valley Royal Hospital on September 6, 2016, at 5.17am, weighing 5lb 3oz.

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Broadway star helps launch new theatre group

Broadway star helps launch new theatre group

A Broadway star is joining a Falkirk dance teacher to help launch a new musical theatre company.

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First Midland Bluebird managing director Paul McGowan announced changes to the local bus service today. Picture: Michael Gillen

Bus firm does U-turn on cheaper fares

Transport firm First has announced Bo’ness will now be part of its lower fares package following pressure from the community.

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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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Falkirk post office in Garrison Place

Assurance sought on jobs if Post Office moves

Jobs must be protected if a franchise partner is found for Falkirk’s main post office, according to an MSP.

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Madness will serve up a Falkirk House of Fun

Madness will serve up a Falkirk House of Fun

Falkirk Football Stadium will be transformed into the House of Fun, when Madness arrives in town this summer.

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Enjoy a pizza treat at Cafe Corvina

Enjoy a pizza treat at Cafe Corvina

When you take over a restaurant then there is almost a guarantee that you will get previous customers popping in to see what the ‘new boy in town’ is offering.

Lifestyle
Stacey Leigh Spalding will be hosting a charity event next month for Breast Cancer Now in Falkirks Business Hub

Helping raise profile of Breast Cancer Now

A make-up artist is hoping two inspirational women will help her raise lots of money for a cancer charity.

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Lynn Anderson, Living Wage Accreditation Officer; destination assistant Lauren Hendry (25), of Falkirk, destination assistant; Keith Brown, Cabinet Secretary for economy, jobs and fair work; ICT apprentice Neil Pyott (18) of Cumbernauld; and Andrew Thin, chairperson Scottish Canals.

Canals sign up for Living Wage workers’ deal

Giving more people a fairer working environment took another step forward in Falkirk last week.

Business
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.

Crime
Falkirks main Post Office in Garrison Place

Falkirk Post Office could move in sell-off plan

The main post office which serves Falkirk could be on the move as part of a plan to sell off and franchise 37 branches nationwide.

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