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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.

News
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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Baby of the Week: Emily Rose Walker

Baby of the Week: Emily Rose Walker

Emily Rose Walker was born in Forth Valley Royal Hospital on August 4, 2016, at 11.21am, weighing 8lb 0.5oz.

Family
Picture: Michael Gillen

Nancy takes top trophy

A hard working 90-year-old fundraiser has been awarded a community accolade from Rotarians.

News
Station footbridge closure

Station footbridge closure

Passengers at Falkirk’s Grahamston Railway Station will have to make do without the footbridge that crosses over the tracks for the next couple of months.

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A touch of magic at awards event

A touch of magic at awards event

Two Slimming World consultants have got the magic touch when it comes to weight loss this New Year, according to TV presenter Stephen Mulhern.

Business
Douglas celebrates his 50 years at the Falkirk Herald with colleagues

Douglas makes the headlines after 50 years with The Falkirk Herald

When Douglas Crawford walked through the doors of The Falkirk Herald for the first time on January 3, 1967, little did he think that it would be the start of a lifelong connection.

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Artisan Tap in Wooer Street is one of the venues

Falkirk gets all arty for start of 2017

Local artists, writers and musicians combine their creative forces to produce a weekend of homegrown entertainment in Falkirk.

Arts
19-11-2015. Picture Michael Gillen. CAMELON. Camelon railway station. General views.

Disruption for rail passengers

Rail passengers faced disruption this afternoon after an incident involving emergency services between Camelon and Falkirk Grahamston stations.

Transport
Cub Scouts are jumping for joy

Cub Scouts are jumping for joy

Cub Scouts marked their centenary in an unusual way last Friday – by renewing their promise at a trampoline centre.

News
Scotland has agreed to take 2000 Syrian refugees over the next five years

Refugees prepare for Christmas in Falkirk

Families who fled Syria are preparing to spend their first Christmas in Falkirk after being given refuge in the town.

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Isabella May Swan McDonald

Baby of the Week: Isabella May Swan McDonald

Isabella May Swan McDonald was born at Forth Valley Royal Hospital, Larbert, on August 4 at 3.17pm weighing 6lb 15oz.

Family
Three appear in court after heroin haul

Three appear in court after heroin haul

Two men and a woman have appeared in court on a string of charges following a large scale drugs bust.

Crime
Extra scrutiny plea
fails to find favour

Extra scrutiny plea fails to find favour

The strategy Falkirk Council follows to procure contracts for work and services needs further scrutiny.

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Group’s offer of help turned down by cemetery bosses

Group’s offer of help turned down by cemetery bosses

A community group’s offer to help improve a graveyard has been turned down by Falkirk Council on health and safety grounds.

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Support your local foodbank with collection for Christmas

Falkirk Foodbank appeal

Christmas is truly the time of year for giving and Falkirk Herald staff are joining thousands of others who will be thinking of others less fortunate this year.

News
Wedding of the Week: Natalia Thomson and James Kay

Wedding of the Week: Natalia Thomson and James Kay

Natalia Thomson (30) is from Grangemouth and works as a travel agent. Her husband James Kay (30) is from Laurieston and is a scanning operator. The couple live in Grangemouth with their son Michael (5) and baby Amalie.

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Attacked brother twice in same day

Attacked brother twice in same day

A family feud day saw Colin Graham assault his brother twice in the same day.

Crime
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