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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.

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The Royal Logistics Corps attend Cobblebrae Crescent - picture supplied by Marisha Wilson

Hand grenade is detonated near play park

Residents of Bainsford got a bad fright this afternoon when they heard a massive explosion near a local playing field.

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Chance to see inside historic Kinneil House with duchess

Step back in time this weekend at historic Kinneil House with a little help from a ‘duchess’.

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Bowled over by fundraising response at Polmont club

Bowled over by fundraising response at Polmont club

Members and friends of Polmont Bowling Club have raised cash for a vital piece of life-saving equipment – and it’s something they hope they never have to use.

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Falkirk musician Adam Stafford, frontman of Sweethearts of the Prison Rodeo

Raise a glass to Festival event

An evening of music and poetry featuring cult heroes from Edinburgh and closer to home will grace Falkirk’s Wine Library next month.

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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.

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Three men have been sentenced following the incident.

Missing woman traced

Police in Forth Valley have thanked the public for “caring and sharing” during a search to find a missing woman who has now been traced.

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Danny Sweeney the piping postman from Stenhousemuir

Postman delivers new career

A postman has put his stamp on the wedding industry by winning a top award only six months after setting up his business.

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New-look Post Office will benefit Braes village

New-look Post Office will benefit Braes village

Customers will benefit from a range of improvements thanks to a revamp at Glen Village’s post office.

Business
Sweet taste of success continues for Mrs Tilly’s with new expansion

Sweet taste of success continues for Mrs Tilly’s with new expansion

Chewy toffee has long been a firm favourite for all those with a sweet tooth – with the possible exception of dentists - and after several years it’s finally being manufactured commercially again in the Larbert area.

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The Conservative Party candidates for the 2017 Falkirk Council elections

Confident Falkirk Tories reveal election manifesto

The Scottish Conservatives have high hopes of making an impact at the 2017 Local Government elections.

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Lesley Stephen, Lesley Graham and Anne Maclean-Chang. Bottom row: Alison Tait who campaigned to get breast cancer drug Kadcyla made available on NHS in Scotland

Mum thrilled as cancer drug treatment made available

A Larbert mum, who helped lead a campaign for a breast cancer drug to be made widely available, was celebrating this week.

Health
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.

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The chance to hire a boat and cruise from the Falkirk Wheel  is secure thanks to partnership deal

Deal with boat firms means plain sailing from Falkirk Wheel

A new partnership will make sure cruising the canals from The Falkirk Wheel remains ‘plain sailing’.

Business
Rebecca Liddell, left,  and Natalie Woods are already working with Model Team

Could you be Falkirk’s next top model?

Model yourself on the success of these two teenagers and you could be the next star of the catwalk.

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Labour MSP Richard Leonard (centre) helped launch Labour's 2017 local government election manifesto with the party's Falkirk candidates

Labour launch their case for another five years in Falkirk

Labour launched its bid to retain control of Falkirk Council with a snappy ‘Keep it local, keep it Labour’ message to voters.

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Three men have been sentenced following the incident.

Further appeal after Denny bookies robbed twice

Police are appealing to the public to check for any items those responsible for two armed robberies at a Denny bookies may have discarded.

Crime
Vandalism and theft at Camelon Cemetery

Vandalism and theft at Camelon Cemetery

Callous thieves who stole items and vandalised graveyard ornaments are being hunted by police.

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John (left) is congratulated on his 30 years service by Paul McGowan

Driver to director celebrates 30 years

John Gorman started work as a bus driver – and 30 years later is now one of the bosses of the industry.

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