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Warning of rail line dangers as testing begins

Overhead power cables on the main Edinburgh-Glasgwo line will be live for testing from Saturday, September 2.

Transport 3
Ineos accused of ‘sticking two fingers up’ at local community

Ineos accused of ‘sticking two fingers up’ at local community

Community council members and residents told a petrochemical giant exactly what they thought of it’s plans to “push ahead” and permanently close a public road.

News 4
Coppers meet shoppers on Emergency Services Day

Coppers meet shoppers on Emergency Services Day

The men and women who make it their job to protect the public and save lives got a chance to meet and greet the masses this week.

News
Tony Macaroni application gets ‘pasta’ by planners

Tony Macaroni application gets ‘pasta’ by planners

Italian restaurant chain Tony Macaroni is a step closer to coming to town after Falkirk Council granted planning permission this week.

News
Falkirk Council intends to make good use of Scottish Government funding to provide more affordable housing

Falkirk councillors approve bold housing plan

Council chiefs are planning to provide nearly 3000 more homes at an affordable rent within the next five years.

News
Residents oppose plans to bring more metal to salvage site

Noise issues at scrapyard

Residents have pleaded with councillors to reject a salvage yard’s plans to store more metal on its site.

Bonnybridge
Plans to close Boness Road, erect security gates and CCTV towers and build a power plant will be discussed

Residents will demand answers from Ineos over its future plans

A petrochemical giant will try to explain its future plans to residents today (Thursday) as concern grows over its road closure proposals.

Grangemouth
Chance to thank troops on town’s Armed Forces Day

Chance to thank troops on town’s Armed Forces Day

Saturday afternoon brings the annual opportunity to show appreciation for the sacrifices armed forces personnel made and still make for us.

News
The inside of Polmont YOI where Lindsay flew into a rage

Torched cell after being denied call to sick gran

An offender trashed and torched his cell after his request to telephone his sick grandmother was denied by staff.

Crime
Drug death statistics reveal rising toll

Drug death statistics reveal rising toll

Drug-related deaths in Falkirk doubled last year with the majority related to heroin or morphine.

Health
Assault before vehicle set alight in Falkirk

Assault before vehicle set alight in Falkirk

A man was injured and his car stolen in a frightening tea-time incident in a housing estate.

Crime
Calls for Spitfire to be moved

Calls for Spitfire to be moved

A resident has called for the world famous Grangemouth Spitfire Memorial to be moved to a more suitable home in the town’s Zetland Park.

News 7
Artist makes surprise appearance at Shieldhill PS

Artist makes surprise appearance at Shieldhill PS

Pupils at Shieldhill Primary had a surprise visitor at the end of term.

Lifestyle
Scrapyard row is rumbling

Scrapyard row is rumbling

Objectors to plans to allow additional scrap metal to be stored at an auto salvage yard want their views to be heard.

News

Sun shines for Sophie and Bonnybridge

The rain knew better than to hang around too long during Bonnybridge’s first Gala Day in 15 years.

News
Denny firefighters Darren Ryan, David Ansley and Derek Dalrymple who scaled Ben Nevis to raise funds for FDAMH

Firefighters peak first

A trio of firefighters defeated their police officer rival to reach the top of Ben Nevis first.

News
Arnold Mouat, who was found dead in his own home after being reported 'missing' for a month

‘Lessons must be learned’ from latest police probe

The tragic discovery of missing man Arnold Mouat in his own home at the weekend has again put Police Scotland under scrutiny.

Crime 1
Three in court on attempted murder charge

Three in court on attempted murder charge

Three youths appeared in court yesterday following an incident in Stenhousemuir at the weekend which left a man with a severe head injury.

Crime
Tribute paid to man found dead in home

Tribute paid to man found dead in home

The family of a man who was missing for over four weeks before his body was found in his home at the weekend have paid tribute to him.

Crime
Results day for SQA exam pupils

Results day for SQA exam pupils

Pupils across the district will be anxiously waiting on exam results to drop through the letterbox today.

Education
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