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Two teenagers charged after Cineworld car park incident

Two 15-year-old boys have been charged by police after a disturbance in Falkirk’s Cineworld car park.

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Party girl punched taxi driver and bit his thumb

Party girl punched taxi driver and bit his thumb

A taxi driver was forced to contend with the violent attentions of the drunken passenger who assaulted him with her fist and her teeth.

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Wyn Davison is 102 on July 22, 2018 and her nephew Ron Clark is looking for people from the Falkirk/Grangemouth area - where he believes she was stationed with the WRAF during the Second World War - to send her birthday greetings

Can you please send my 102-year-old auntie a birthday card?

A considerate nephew from Tyne and Wear is asking complete strangers to help make his auntie’s 102nd birthday on Sunday extra special.

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Residents of Falkirk's Parkfoot Court are desperate for a lift which regularly breaks down to be fixed properly. Picture by Michael Gillen

Falkirk flat residents fear getting stuck in faulty lift

Residents of a block of flats fear they are going to become stuck in a faulty lift which has not worked properly since mid-April.

Falkirk
Christian Slater and Winona Ryder in Heathers (1988)

Cineworld onto a ‘Winona’ with classic 80s teen flick

Falkirk Cineworld is rolling back the clock to 1988 to let film fans see the classic murderous high school dark comedy Heathers on the big screen.

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Top Ibiza DJ Jon Mancini

Dance at the Dobbie with Mancini and the GlitterFunk gang

Iconic Ibiza turntable tsar Jon Mancini is coming to Larbert’s historic Dobbie Hall later this month to fill the dancefloor.

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Larbert radiographer struck off following triple sex assault

Larbert radiographer struck off following triple sex assault

An NHS professional who sexually assaulted three schoolgirls during an 18th birthday party has now been struck off.

Crime
Former Specsavers director Tom Simpson

Falkirk and Grangemouth Specsavers stores’ charity tribute to late director

Staff at Specsavers in Falkirk and Grangemouth have pledged their support to a cancer charity in honour of the company’s late director.

Falkirk
Sandy Simpson

Sandy’s Garden ... The Marigold and the Rose

Even as I write this, Donald J. Trump, 45th and current President of the United States, is at Turnberry, a mere 74 miles from Falkirk by the shortest route.

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Drink driver five times over limit caught with six inch blade

Drink driver five times over limit caught with six inch blade

Police found a motorist who was five times over the drink drive limit at the scene of a crash with a six inch blade sticking out of his pocket.

Crime
An application has been submitted to turn the hotel into flats

Proposal to transform Bonnybridge hotel into flats

The Royal Hotel in Bonnybridge could be set for a transformation – into a public house with residential flats.

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Retro nostalgia 1997: Double title triumph for lady bowlers in national tourney

Retro nostalgia 1997: Double title triumph for lady bowlers in national tourney

Local lady bowlers notched a sparkling double at the Scottish championships in Ayr at the weekend with two national titles.

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Don’t miss Falkirk’s big Battle Day on Saturday

Don’t miss Falkirk’s big Battle Day on Saturday

Saturday will see knights in armour roam the streets of Falkirk, in a dramatic commemoration event that’s set to attract people from all over Scotland.

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That impressive lawn in front of Callendar House used to be used for football matches in the 19th century.

Welcome to Falkirk’s (free) five star Callendar House

As an icon of central Scottish visitor tourism Callendar House is literally in a class of its own, after gaining a five star rating from main tourism body VisitScotland.

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Lady Livingston, whose husband paid the ultimate price for his support of Bonnie Prince Charlie.

Mansion that’s a vital part of Falkirk’s past - and future

Callendar House began its long and eventful history as a 14th century tower house, before assuming its magnificent present form - as a French Renaissance chateau - in the 19th century.

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Callendar House at the time of Queen Victoria's visit to Falkirk in 1842.

It’s easy to visit Falkirk’s showpiece Callendar House

Falkirk’s landmark five-star award-winning Callendar House couldn’t be easier to visit - and it’s completely free.

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General, later President, Ulysses S Grant - pictured on campaign at the height of the American Civil War.  He was the first US President to visit Scotland

Retro Nostalgia 1877 - Scotland gives a rousing welcome to US President

There have been several US Presidential visits to the UK capital over the years, but few to Scotland – and with one or two notable exceptions these have been fairly low key.

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The Lion of Scotland stood on top of the memorial fountain in Victoria Park for 106 years - now, battered but not beyond repair, it is in the care of the Society of John de Graeme.

Tarnished Lion of Scotland ‘will return’ to Park

Back in 1912 a magnificent monumental fountain was built in Falkirk’s Victoria Park, and it provided fresh water to the Bairns of Grahamston for half a century.

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Cool coo takes a dip in the Forth and Clyde Canal

Cool coo takes a dip in the Forth and Clyde Canal

Manhy thanks to Stenhousemuir reader Dorothy George, who snapped this atmospheric photograph of a Highland Cow cooling off in the Forth and Clyde Canal.

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Inspirational Falkirk man receives thanks from Prime Minister

Inspirational Falkirk man receives thanks from Prime Minister

A young Falkirk man has received a personal thankyou letter from Prime Minister Theresa May for his work helping local elderly folk.

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