Falkirk

Falkirk

Pop into Emporium for new experience

A High Street store is one of only nine in Scotland to offer a unique shopping experience.

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Tommy was the mouse that roared

Tommy was the mouse that roared

A Hollywood star has thanked all those involved in siting a statue to his grandfather at a Falkirk landmark – and has promised to visit soon.

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Baby of the Week: Myah Jo Montgomery

Baby of the Week: Myah Jo Montgomery

THE DETAILS: Myah Jo Montgomery was born at Forth Valley Royal Hospital, Larbert, on July 21 at 10.59am weighing 10.2.5oz.

Family
Janie Orr after her hair shave. Picture: Michael Gillen

Janie’s hair-raising moment for charity

Doubting her colleagues’ fundraising abilities proved the wrong move for Janie Orr.

News
Picture: Michael Gillen

Time to crack down on Christmas crime

Shoplifters, pickpockets and rowdy troublemakers better think twice about entering Falkirk town centre this festive period.

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Wheelhouse staff celebrate in style

Wheelhouse staff celebrate in style

Planning a very special birthday party is the owner and staff at one of Falkirk’s favourite restaurants.

Business
Armed police

Police mount Black Friday counter terrorism patrols

Police Scotland is responding to public fears over terrorism and stepping up patrols during this busy Black Friday.

Business
Julie's wound needed 30 stitches. Picture: Michael Gillen

Victim of horror dog attack wants justice

A woman is challenging police claims she was not bitten by a stranger’s dog as she walked in a public park.

News
Wedding of the Week: John Mooney and Naomi Horne

Wedding of the Week: John Mooney and Naomi Horne

Naomi Horne (35) is from Falkirk and is a support learning assistant at Braes High School. JD (36) is from Maddiston and is a fire safety engineer with Walker Fire. The couple live in Grangemouth.

Family
Join Santa in bringing gifts for Howgate Toy Appeal

Join Santa in bringing gifts for Howgate Toy Appeal

Christmas is all about tradition and well established as part of Falkirk’s celebrations are the toy appeal and Santa’s Grotto run by the Howgate.

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Max Andrew Christopher Alexander

Baby of the Week: Max Andrew Christopher Alexander

The Birth of Max Andrew Christopher Alexander

Family
Alan Nimmo wants schools and communities to benefit

Schools cash could help community

Communities across Falkirk are encouraged to apply for grants that could help local organisations promote education and recreation locally.

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As part of the programme, pupils are placed in an interview situation to gain experience of what they might expect

Graeme High pupils getting ready for life after the classroom

Graeme High is part of an award winning programme that will help pupils get ready for life after the classroom.

Education
Jail for scrap metal thief who just kept on stealing

Jail for scrap metal thief who just kept on stealing

A scrap metal thief has been jailed after being told by a sheriff: “Frankly, I don’t have much of an alternative.”

Crime
Ian Christie and Celia Christie died on the same day. They were married on November 18, 1961

Couple married 55 years die hours apart

A devoted couple died within hours of each other only days before they were due to celebrate their 55th wedding anniversary.

News
Monitor your air to see how smoke blows

Monitor your air to see how smoke blows

Smokers in Falkirk are being invited to use air quality monitors in their homes to check how smoke is damaging them and their families.

Health
Amanda Thomson outside her new location for Metal Panda
Picture: Michael Gillen

Itchy beard business continues to grow

At a time when retailers are finding it tough, business partners Amanda Thomson and John Rodger are bucking the trend.

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18-09-2015. Picture Michael Gillen. POLMONT. Macdonald Inchyra Hotel and Spa. Annual Falkirk Business Conference. Strategies for Success.

Time to talk business

Business leaders from across Scotland will discuss issues affecting the economy at an event in Grangemouth on Friday.

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Hospital is baby friendly

Hospital is baby friendly

The neonatal unit at Forth Valley Royal has been recognised for the support it gives new mothers breastfeeding babies.

Health
Veteran singer and actress Gracie Fields waves goodbye to the workers  after her visit

Singing star is big hit on Falkirk visit

Singing star Gracie Fields was greeted with “a hundred thousand welcomes” as she made her first visit to Falkirk in November 1971.

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