IN PICTURES: Macmillan coffee mornings

Schools and community groups raised a ton of cash for Macmillan Cancer Support organising a myriad of marvellous coffee morning last week.

Dux, Zoe Dickson takes a selfie with proxime accessits Chrstie Gillies; Max Kolle; Murray Johnston; Calum Paterson; Iain Lind and guest speaker, Judy Murray. Picture: Michael Gillen

Just like starting over for dux Zoe

Larbert High’s 2016 dux says she is starting life all over again as she embarks on her studies at university full of promise.

Paul McGowan. Picture by Sandy Young

Bus boss in the running for top industry award

The boss of Larbert-based bus operator First Midland Bluebird has been nominated for a prestigious annual UK bus industry award.

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Michael's tireless campaign has paid off

Brave Michael finally wins fight to use drug

A nine-year-old boy with muscle-wasting Duchenne muscular dystrophy has won his fight to have a breakthrough drug made available in Scotland.

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We’re making music for Millie

We’re making music for Millie

Musical youngsters put their talent to good use when they held an impromptu busking session in Falkirk High Street.

Tiptoes Nursery owners Anoop Shah and Sheetal Shah

Tiny pupils enjoy outdoor learning

Children attending a local nursery are getting back to nature with their new outdoor classroom.

Nurse denies raping prisoners

Nurse denies raping prisoners

A mental health nurse who worked at a women’s prison called three women who accuse him of rape liars, a court heard.

Review of local NHS services

Review of local NHS services

The delivery of health services in Forth Valley will be put under the microscope tomorrow.

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Over 500 people attended the event at Larberts Dobbie Hall

Falkirk whisky fest goes down a treat

Falkirk’s first ever whisky festival went down a treat with hundreds of revellers who toasted more than a few drams of Scotland’s finest.

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Coffee Perch has been launched by Nichola Hughes (31) who will bring afternoon teas to you

Serving up tea-riffic new business idea

Granny’s china tea set has helped one budding entrepreneur launch her new business with a flourish – and a slice of cake.

The trial continues before judge Sean Murphy QC at the High Court in Glasgow

Mental health nurse accused of raping three women

A mental health nurse forged a doctor’s signature to get a prisoner medication before raping her, the High Court in Glasgow heard yesterday (Wednesday).

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Another smoker flouts the don't light up rules at Forth Valley Royal Hospital
Picture: Michael Gillen

NHS hospital cigarette ban up in smoke

Smokers are refusing to stub out cigarettes in the grounds of the acute hospital in Larbert.

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The Clark family, originally from Stenhousemuir, held their  20th anniversary reunion in Dunkeld

Clan gathering with a difference

Members of a family originally from Stenhousemuir travelled back to Scotland for a very special reunion.

Work on the Forth Valley Maggie's Centre at Larbert has resumed

Work begins again on Maggie’s

Workmen are back on the site of the new Maggie’s Centre for Forth Valley and construction has resumed.

Webhelp UK is in the running for a top environmental award

Going for gold with green initiatives

Going green and being environmentally aware has helped a Larbert company make the shortlist in top Scottish awards.

Workers at the Maggie's Centre the day before the building company folded
Picture: Michael Gillen

Maggie’s centre back on track

Work on the new Forth Valley Maggie’s centre has restarted.

Todd was allowed to remain in the dental profession

Dirty dentist told he can keep working

A dentist who subjected female colleagues to sexual harrassment at a Falkirk practice has been allowed to work on in the profession.

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Tryst Brewery owner John McGarva with Ray Turpie of CAMRA

Bitter taste of real success for brewery

A Larbert brewery has proved its hops are tops as it raises a glass to another award-winning brew.

The young musicians taking part in the Feis Fhoirt Ceilidh Trail 2016

Ceilidh kids keep traditional music alive as tour hits town

A handpicked group of dedicated young musicians is touring the area to keep the traditional music flame burning brightly.

Wedding of the Week: Kim Robertson and Lee Kenealy

Wedding of the Week: Kim Robertson and Lee Kenealy

Kim (27) is a sales executive and Lee (28) is a police officer. The couple live together in Larbert with Lee’s six-year-old son Jake.

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