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Grangemouth

Decision day brings windfalls for groups

A host of groups received cash boosts for new projects thanks to votes from the public and a £40,000 war chest for the community.

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The Grangemouth branch of RBS will be closing in October

RBS announce closure of three local branches

The Royal Bank of Scotland confirmed this week it would be closing down three branches which have served the local community for years.

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Stirling Sheriff Court

Baby’s face turned blue as thug dangled him above ground

A moronic monster dangled a 15-month-old baby by his hooded jacket until the wee tot’s face turned blue.

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Residents put forward their objections to Falkrik Council at the March 13 public meeting

Delay on Ineos road closure decision

Residents were disappointed to learn the decision on a petrochemical giant’s plans to close a public road will not be taken next week.

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The Grangemouth branch of RBS will be closing in October

RBS announce closure of two local branches

The Royal Bank of Scotland confirmed this week it would be closing down two branches which have served the local community for years.

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Boness community council convener Madelene Hunt lets Ineos representatives have it with both barrels during Mondays predetermination meeting

Objections against firm’s road closure plans dominate public meeting

It is fair to say Falkirk Council’s elected members got the strong impression residents of Bo’ness and Grangemouth want Bo’ness Road to remain open.

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Bowhouse Primary School pupils take part in a memorial walk for learning support teacher Rhona Clarke, who sadly died in September, 2016

Pupils coin in £200 with memorial walk for teaching assistant

Primary school pupils pounded the pavements of Grangemouth to remember the life of a much-missed teaching assistant.

Education
Scenes from the Ineos road closure meeting in Grangemouth High School

Residents urge council to refuse Ineos road closure plan

The people of Grangemouth and Bo’ness made it clear to Falkirk Council, Ineos and everyone else they want Bo’ness Road to remain open.

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Ineos wants to close off a section of Bo'ness Road in Grangemouth

Residents urge council to refuse Ineos road closure plan

The people of Grangemouth and Bo’ness made it clear to Falkirk Council, Ineos and everyone else they want Bo’ness Road to remain open.

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Computer equipment and cash were stolen in the raid

Cash and jewellery stolen during Grangemouth break-in

Thieves made off with a £2000 haul when they broke into a home in Grangemouth in the early hours of Sunday.

Crime

IN PICTURES: Author pays pupils a visit on World Book Day

Pupils at Moray Primary School had a special visit from author Michael Kerins to mark World Book Day.

Education
The warehouse used by Diageo where the rare whisky went missing from

Accepted rare whisky in lieu of rent

A landlord accepted almost £40,000 over rare whisky in tenant in lieu of £1400 unpaid rent.

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Mark Lyon pictured during the dispute: Picture: Michael Gillen

Ineos union convener tells his story about ‘The Battle of Grangemouth’

Petrochemical giant Ineos is no stranger to controversy or news headlines.

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The new BP plant would have created 400 jobs. Picture: Michael Gillen

EXCLUSIVE: BP pulls the plug on power plant

Oil giant BP has axed its multi-million pound combined heat and power (CHP) plant and the 400 jobs it would have created.

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Park cash quest continues

Park cash quest continues

A community continues to rally round to raise funds to regenerate their neglected public park.

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MSP Paul Wheelhouse and Falkirk Council leader Craig Martin meet at a Grangemouth Investment Zone

Future looks bright as investment zone plan moves forward

Some of the Falkirk area’s biggest players in the business field met to discuss ways to propel the area towards economic growth.

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The entrance to Zetland Park in Grangemouth

Funds will pour in for park

A meeting to launch a six month period of fundraising to help regenerate a public park took place this week.

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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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Sewage was seeping into the school's toilets

Primary school closed after sewage seeps into toilets

A local primary school was forced to close this afternoon due to sewage entering the children’s toilets.

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