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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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Picture: Michael Gillen

Finalists hoping to toast their success

Hoping to have something to raise a glass to are the three Falkirk venues shortlisted for the Best Bar None national awards.

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The leaked memo from a Labour party branch meeting

Labour has ‘thrown in the towel’ for Town Hall election, say SNP

A leaked minute from a local Labour branch meeting highlights the low morale among party activists ahead of May’s council elections.

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Missing man George Stevenson may have walked along Gartcows Road

Police search continues for missing man

Police have been continuing their search for a 70-year-old man who has been missing for nearly a fortnight.

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Aidan is star writer

Aidan is star writer

The first ever winner of the Rotary Club of Polmont’s Young Writer competition is Braes High pupil Aidan Wansbrough.

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Snow misery on the roads and schools closed

Snow misery on the roads and schools closed

Motorists and school pupils have been worst hit by the arrival of Storm Doris.

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Falkirk Foodbank will receive �50,000 from Falkirk Council to allow it to undertake a childrens poverty project

Council tax cash will go the most needy

Falkirk Council has made a commitment to pour the cash it will raise from its council tax increase back into the community.

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Council tax will rise by three per cent in Falkirk

Council tax will rise by three per cent in Falkirk

Falkirk Council has just started its meeting to decide its budget for 2017/18 but it is a certainty the council tax will rise by three per cent.

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Climate change cash boost for communities

Climate change cash boost for communities

Two Falkirk projects are benefiting from a £10 million Scottish Government boost for communities to tackle climate change.

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Falkirk High Station pre-1915

Rail line celebrates 175th anniversary

It’s Scotland’s busiest passenger railway and a vital link between the nation’s capital and its largest city.

Transport
Bridge misery for motorists

Bridge misery for motorists

Motorists were warned to expect delays as temporary traffic lights on the Kincardine Bridge are currently out of order.

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Trophy time for lady curlers

Trophy time for lady curlers

Eight curling teams competed for the Arnold Seftor Trophy first presented in 1982 at The Peak in Stirling.

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The Inov8 Dance Group at Carrongrange School

Pupils steal the show at Scottish concert

It was entertainment all the way when Carrongrange School held their special Scottish Evening fundraiser.

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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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Author Craig Robertson joins brother and sister Jacob (5) and Orla Bennet (4) to declare Denny Library open. Picture: Michael Gillen

A new chapter for Denny

The official opening of the town’s new library this week is just the first chapter in the ongoing tale of Denny’s resurgence.

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James McLean died while repairing a forklift at the James Callander & Son sawmill in Falkirk in January last year. Picture: Michael Gillen

Inquiry finds fatal accident was down to brake not being on

A fatal accident inquiry has determined that the death of a forklift repair worker was down to human error and not a mechanical fault.

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High number of stillbirths is being reviewed

High number of stillbirths is being reviewed

A review of 24 stillbirths is being carried out by NHS Forth Valley after the deaths rose above the national average in the first half of 2016.

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George Stevenson has been missing since Friday

Appeal for missing 70-year-old

Police have issued another appeal for information on the whereabouts of a pensioner who has been missing since Friday.

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Picture: Gary Hutchison

No boat trips at Falkirk Wheel

Planned maintenance work at the Falkirk Wheel means there will be no boat trips there until March 8, but the Visitor Centre will remain open from Wednesday to Sunday (11am to 3pm) throughout the works.

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Dennis Canavan pictured in Falkirk last month

Dennis Canavan announces death of fourth child

Veteran politican Dennis Canavan has announced the death of his only daughter, the fourth child he has lost.

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