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Larbert

Triathlon heroics from little Lewis

A seven-year-old boy has been running, cycling and swimming down in Shropshire to complete a junior triathlon challenge.

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The Stevenson family who own Torwood Garden Centre are well known fundraisers for local charities
Picture: Michael Gillen

Paintings will bring in cash

The owners of Torwood Garden Centre have had a blooming good idea to raise cash for charity.

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The A&E unit at Forth Valley Royal Hospital in Larbert

Disorientated in Denny then violent in A&E in Larbert

A drunken joiner built up a violent rage when he was asked to extinguish his cigarette while he was being treated in hospital.

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Members of 2nd Larbert Boys' Brigade have received their Queen's Badge

2nd Larbert’s Queen’s men on parade

Members of 2nd Larbert Boys’ Brigade rounded off a highly successful 2016/17 session with 11 boys attaining their Queen’s Badge.

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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.

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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.

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Drunk threatend to stab officer at Larbert hospital

Drunk threatend to stab officer at Larbert hospital

Boozed up birthday boy David Turnbull was arrested after threatening to stab a police officer.

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Larbert’s Lee is an unsung hero

Larbert’s Lee is an unsung hero

A schoolboy from Larbert has been named Scotland’s Unsung Hero at a prestigious event which recognises inspirational youngsters.

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Young was sentenced at Stirling Sheriff Court this week

Sex pest with links to gangster sent to prison for two years

A former right-hand man of convicted gunrunner Paul Ferris has been jailed for abusing two young girls.

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Falkirk Foodbank is feeding an increasing amount of children. Picture: Michael Gillen

Falkirk’s bairns in food crisis

More Falkirk children than ever before are living in poverty and relying on foodbanks for meals.

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Police are appealing for information.

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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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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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.

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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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Missing woman Nabela Kausar

Concerns grow for missing woman

Police Scotland are appealing for information to help trace a woman last seen in Larbert on Monday.

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The A&E Department at Forth Valley Royal

Bailed but banned from hospital

A young woman who made life hell for A & E staff at Forth Valley Royal Hospital (FVRH) has now been banned from going there.

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Jamie Stevenson hands over the cheque to Maggies fundraising organiser Gayle Cobain watched by Torwood staff and customers

Torwood donates over £4000 to Maggie’s Forth Valley

Kind-hearted customers and staff from Torwood Garden Centre handed over a cheque to help pay for the running of Maggie’s Forth Valley.

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The pupils at Airth PS enjoy that winning feeling!

Airth Primary has all the answers

Airth won the local round of the Rotary District 1020 primary schools quiz.

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Dr Bill Maxwell, HM Chief Inspector of Education and Chief Executive of Education Scotland,l joined Larbert High S1 pupils during a biology class - Kieran Toland , Jami-Lee Laing and Lewis Johnson

Schools ‘could do better’ educating youngsters

Scotland’s chief education inspector said the service ‘could do better’ when he unveiled a review into standards.

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Lee Welsh, left, and Lauchlan Muir - both nominated for Young Scot awards 2017

Young heroes recognised

Raising cash for charity and overcoming the odds have seen two schoolboys nominated for this year’s Young Scot Awards.

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