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Car chase after driver refuses to stop for cops

Police were involved in a high-speed chase after rogue driver Lee Foster refused to pull over.

Crime
Megan McWatt receives her award from Ineos CEO John McNally as Jane Hall and Chris Hall look on

Ineos honour for Megan

Petrochemical giant Ineos honoured the memory of an employee and rewarded the hard work and dedication of a promising young apprentice.

Business
Councillor David Balfour helps clean up the vandalism at the Loretto Housing play park in Inchyra Place, Grangemouth

Vandalism continues to haunt playpark

A recently-opened playpark has been hit by vandals once again - despite public patrols being mounted to keep the facility safe.

Crime 1
Drunk who smashed pub window avoids jail

Drunk who smashed pub window avoids jail

A drunk who smashed a pub window with a beer glass after being told to leave has narrowly avoided prison.

Crime
Ineos has renewed calls to close off a public road running through its Grangemouth site

Safety fears prompt Ineos to renew road closure calls

After more fears are raised over safety and security petrochemical giant Ineos is pleading to have a public road closed off at its Grangemouth site.

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Darren Elliott was jailed at Falkirk Sheriff Court

Prison for offender who ignored chance to do unpaid work instead

A sheriff followed up on his threat to jail criminals who refuse to do unpaid work as punishment for their crimes.

Crime
Drunk handed more unpaid work after row in Grangemouth chippie

Drunk handed more unpaid work after row in Grangemouth chippie

Drunken Philip Hendry shouted and swore at a female shop assistant during a booze fuelled rant as he threatened to burn the place down.

Crime
Caught driving while disqualified

Caught driving while disqualified

Banned driver Veslav Lukasevi (42), 7 Dunvegan Drive, Langlees, was late for work so he borrowed his son’s car to get there.

Crime 3
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.

Transport
SNP and Labour name their candidates for Falkirk seats

SNP and Labour name their candidates for Falkirk seats

The SNP has confirmed John McNally and Martyn Day will seek re-election to their respective Falkirk and Linlithgow and East Falkirk Constitiencies at the General Election on June 8.

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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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Grangemouth Childrens Day Queen for 2017 Kara Wilson

Kara’s fairytale big day beckons

What could be better than enjoying the biggest, most exciting day of your young life with all your best pals?

Education
Further appeal after Grangemouth street lights damaged

Further appeal after Grangemouth street lights damaged

Police have issued a further appeal to catch those responsible for tampering with street lighting and causing a blackout in parts of Grangemouth.

Crime 1
Members of Grangemouth Community Care receive their Age Scotland Services for Older People Award

Award for elderly care

An organisation which goes out of its way to ensure isolated older people feel a part of the community has been rewarded for its efforts.

News
Billy Meikle from Grangemouth who appeared on Masterchef

Billy ‘meats’ his match in TV veggie critic

An amateur chef proved the simple, well crafted “meat and potatoes” approach can still stand out next to all the fancy dishes in Masterchef 2017.

News 1
The stars of last year's Grangemouth High School show The Addams Family

Acting on an opportunity

Students will be returning from the Easter break next week to take advantage of some exciting theatrical learning opportunities.

Theatre and Comedy
Grangemouth resident David Balfour helps to clean up the vandalism at the new playpark in Loretto Housing, Inchyra Place, Grangemouth

Patrols to be set up to combat selfish vandals

Mindless vandals wrecked a brand new £150,000 play park and left an ecstasy tablet and cannabis joints lying on the ripped up flooring.

Crime 3
The A&E Department at Forth Valley Royal

Bailed but banned from hospital

A young woman who made life hell for A & E staff at Forth Valley Royal Hospital (FVRH) has now been banned from going there.

Crime
Police have found a female Staffordshire bull terrier near Asda in Grangemouth

Cops searching for owners of missing dog

Police officers found a dog wandering alone near a local superstore and have given it a temporary home as they hunt for its owners.

News
Ineos chief executive officer John McNally shakes hands on the �200 million deal with Peter Miller, vice president of Midstream BP North Sea

Ineos stakes its claim as major player in world of energy supply

The final part of the massive Grangemouth site that was once proudly described as the ‘jewel in the crown of Scotland’s petrochemicals industry’ has changed hands in a £200 million deal.

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