Falkirk Live! brings town alive to the sound of music

The first Falkirk Live! music festival proved to be a huge hit with audiences who turned out in force for the variety of concerts.

The volunteers who have helped keep Newsline going for 35 years

It’s all change in 35 years but Newsline’s still a steady voice

From cassettes to CDs and now USB memory sticks, technology has changed in the 35 years since a group of volunteers first recorded the Falkirk Herald for blind and partially sighted listeners.

Strathcarron Hospice's Halloween event is on October 29 at Callendar Park. Picture: Michael Gillen

Hospice wants to spook you this Halloween

If you’re brave enough, Callendar Park is the place to be to get spooked this Halloween where zombies, ghouls and ghosts will assemble.

Lukas Ehrhardt and Laura Anderson who were married in Callendar House

Laura Anderson and Lukas Ehrhardt

THE COUPLE: Laura Anderson (24) is a business analyst in Glasgow, while Lukas Ehrhardt (25) works for the emergency services in the Glasgow area.


Baby of the week: Michael Danjuma Soje

Michael Danjuma Soje was born at Forth Valley Royal Hospital at 2.30pm on April 15, 2016, weighing 7lb 13oz.

Deal to lease facility to schools parent council for �1 a year is moving closer

Parents bid to save games hall from closing

Parents want to take charge of the sports facility next door to their kids school.

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Wedding of the Week: Adele Wallace and David Driver

Adele Wallace (26) is from Camelon and a director of Broadway School of Performing Arts, while David Driver (27) is originally from Sheffield and is a car salesman with Ian Grieve. The couple live in Reddingmuirhead with daughter Charli (2)

Preparation work for the removal of the rail bridge in Camelon is already causing delays
Picture: Michael Gillen

Road woes for drivers and residents

Motorists are facing weeks of delays while a rail bridge over a busy Camelon road is replaced.

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Son inspires Valerie to be top of the class at college awards night

A mum is Forth Valley College’s Student of the Year after she was inspired to go back to further education by her 12-year-old son.

Dollar Park tennis courts official opening

Ace new, all-weather courts are officially ready for service

It’s love-all for Dollar Park’s ace new tennis courts, which have been officially declared open by Provost Pat Reid.

Marie is making sure she is well prepared for Nepal

Nepal trek to raise awareness of an unwanted inheritance

The Nepalese mountains await her but Brightons mum Marie Short has already had an uphill struggle with a particularly cruel disease.

Natalie Woods (16) won the Howgate Model Search contest

Natalie is queen of the catwalk

Shoppers were treated to an afternoon of style at the final of the Howgate Shopping Centre model contest.

Network Rail has revealed plans to replace a bridge at Glasgow Road, Carmuirs, which has caused problems for drivers of high-sided vehicles

Road woes for drivers

Motorists face weeks of delays while Network Rail replace a bridge in Camelon.

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Launch of FalkirkLive! with saxophonist Konrad Wiszniewski. Picture: Michael Gillen

Falkirk Live! hits right notes

Falkirk is preparing for an invasion of music fans this weekend for the first-ever Falkirk Live!

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Support after garden hit by vandals

Support after garden hit by vandals

A community has rallied round to restore a sensory garden which was targeted by mini-terrors earlier this month.

Webhelp will take on 80 extra people before the end of the year

New jobs created at Larbert call centre

Call centre group Webhelp will hire 80 extra staff at its Larbert base by the end of the year, and more new jobs could follow next year.


IN PICTURES: Go Run for Fun

Scottish record holder Andrew Butchart revealed he had raced the Callendar Park cross-country route in his younger days, before heading to Olympic glory at Rio.


IN PICTURES: Macmillan coffee mornings

Schools and community groups raised a ton of cash for Macmillan Cancer Support organising a myriad of marvellous coffee morning last week.

The weathervane has been cleaned up and put back on its 'perch' at the top of Falkirk's iconic steeple

Town’s ‘Golden Eye’ back in rightful place

Falkirk’s famous ‘golden eye’ cockerel has resumed its perch at the top of the town’s equally famous Steeple.

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Last year's Rotary winner Anne Lowe

Who will be this year’s champion?

The hunt for this year’s Rotary Club of Falkirk community champ is well underway.

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