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Warned to keep appointments

Gary Frew (26), 16 Bute place, Grangemouth, was placed on a supervised order for threatening a pensioner last year, but failed to keep appointments with social workers.

Crime
Caught cheating the system

Caught cheating the system

Lynn Kelly claimed benefits worth over £10,000 that she was not entitled to.

News
SNP lose first vote at Falkirk Council

SNP lose first vote at Falkirk Council

Labour and Tory members of Falkirk Council closed ranks to ensure the minority SNP administration lost its first key vote.

News 4
Members of the Inner Forth Landscape Initiative set to work digitally mapping out Grangemouth's historic town clock

Turning back the clock

Members of the Inner Forth Landscape Initiative (IFLI) took time out to create a digital reconstruction of Grangemouth’s historic town clock.

Nostalgia
Wallace became abusive at Forth Valley Royal in Larbert

Threatened hospital staff who tried to help

A drunk has been jailed for seven months for threatening hospital staff who tried to help him.

Crime
The new look Falkirk Council 2017

New leader, Provost and Depute Provost elected as Labour Group abstains

The SNP took official charge of Falkirk Council on Wednesday thanks to the 12 seats it won at last month’s local government election making it the largest party.

News 4
The Scottish Ambulance Service took chilling calls from West

Drunk man who claimed he would kill is sent to jail

Police raced to a house in Grangemouth after being told the man inside was threatening to kill someone.

Crime
New Provost of Falkirk Tom Coleman

Veteran SNP Councillor Coleman becomes Falkirk Provost

Falkirk Council has replaced the town’s longstanding Provost Pat Reid with veteran SNP Councillor Tom Coleman.

Politics 4
The dispute disrupted classes at the Falkirk campus of Forth Valley College

College lecturers strike over

The dispute between college lecturers and their bosses is over.

Education
Paper five pound notes are still legal tender in Scotland

Money advice leaves shopper seeing red

A pensioner tried to help the Red Cross by buying something from their shop.

News 1
Police were forced to give chase when Foster refused to stop

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
Police find cocaine in car

Police find cocaine in car

A routine police check recovered hundreds of pounds worth of drugs from Calum Lyle’s car.

Crime 1
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
Festival of Museums wants    legions of visitors to join in

Festival of Museums wants legions of visitors to join in

Think you know museums? Think again! Forget all the cliches of dusty glass cases and think whisky tasting, silent discos, dancing and cocktails, not to mention meeting Romans, Vikings, Picts or maybe even a few Victorians.

Lifestyle
Shoppers will benefit as new stores and coffee shop open

Shoppers will benefit as new stores and coffee shop open

News of two more traders coming into the Howgate has been welcomed by bosses at the Falkirk shopping centre.

News
Bakers Greggs ready to serve customers in Denny

Bakers Greggs ready to serve customers in Denny

Greggs will open their latest store in Denny tomorrow.

News
The SNP has formed a minority administration at Falkirk Council

SNP minority takes control of Falkirk Council

Falkirk Council will be run by the SNP for the first time in 
ten years from next Wednesday.

News 18
Putting Maggie’s Centre in the driving seat

Putting Maggie’s Centre in the driving seat

Cancer sufferers using the new Maggie’s Forth Valley Centre will benefit from the donation of a new car.

Health
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