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VIDEO: Bizarre reasons people give up their dogs to Dogs Trust revealed

Pet charity Dogs Trust has revealed the shocking real reasons people give up dogs as it prepares for the post-Christmas influx of unwanted dogs.

Lifestyle

Pupils become recording stars for Christmas

Youngsters at Stenhousemuir Primary School have been busy in the recording studio to cut their own Christmas album.

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Peter Kay has cancelled his entire tour

Comedian Kay cancels tour

Peter Kay has cancelled his upcoming tour, which included eight dates at Glasgow’s SSE Hydro venue.

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Linda and David Aitken outside their amazing house

Aitkens light the way for Elgin Park Centre

A family have turned their house into a neon winter wonderland for the third straight year to coin in cash for a good cause.

News
QUIZ: Test your Christmas trivia knowledge

QUIZ: Test your Christmas trivia knowledge

There’s nothing like a good quiz to get competitive family and friends’ pulses racing over Christmas.

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Fearne Cotton

Celebs get behind Christmas Jumper Day this Friday

This Friday (December 15) is Christmas Jumper Day, which is pretty self-explanatory.

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Angela Stewart has organised a ladies day on February 23 in Grangemouth Town Hall with a special event dress code for Cancer Research UK. Also pictured - Lissa Johnston 40, Angela Stewart 34 and Katrina Young 40. Pic Michael Gillen

Don your wedding gown - and raise cash for charity

Women across Falkirk are being urged to don their very best, wear-once outfits for a very good cause.

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Sandy Simpson

Sandy’s Garden ... The Oregon Grape

Bernard McMahon was born in, or about, 1775 in Ireland.

Outdoors
Falkirk coat of arms

Flagging up communities’ heritage in coat of arms

In recent years quite a few communities have acquired new flags which represent something of their shared heritage.

Nostalgia

Denny welcomes Santa and his reindeer

Crowds gathered in Denny on Saturday to welcome some very special guests.

Lifestyle
Average Brit will eat three days worth of calories on Christmas Day

Average Brit will eat three days worth of calories on Christmas Day

The average Briton will wolf down a whopping 5,373 calories this Christmas Day – nearly three times the recommended daily intake for the average female and twice the RDA for the average male.

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The happy couple.  Pic: Cademuir Photography.

Wedding of the Week: Julie Forsyth and Paul Sneddon

THE DETAILS: Julie is 38 and a superintendent radiographer and Paul is 39 and a process operator. The couple live in Larbert.

Lifestyle

Community comes together to light up tree

The people of Airth turned out in force last week to light up the village.

Lifestyle

In pictures: Festive fun in Falkirk town centre

Falkirk town centre was full of festive cheer over the weekend as two community events took place.

Lifestyle

Peter Pan is soaring success for Youth Theatre

If if does prove to be the final pantomime staged by Falkirk Youth Theatre at the Town Hall, then Peter Pan is certainly a fitting finale.

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The happy couple

Wedding of the week: Lisa McArthur and Christopher Lawrie

THE DETAILS: Lisa, from Edinburgh, is 30 and a police officer and Chris, from Falkirk, is 30 and a prison officer. The couple live in Shieldhill.

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Artists and guests mingle at gallery opening

New exhibition features local artist

A selection of Scottish artists are showcasing their work at Knock Castle in Perthshire with the launch of a new gallery in the exclusive and upmarket hotel.

Arts

In Pictures: Stenhousemuir Christmas light switch on

The festive celebrations in the Falkirk district continued on Saturday as crowds turned out in Stenhousemuir for the annual Christmas light switch on.

Lifestyle
Sandy Simpson

Sandy’s Garden ... More about common or garden neonicotinoids

The story so far: Neonicotinoids are systemic insecticides which farmers, plant nurseries and gardeners spray to kill aphids and root-feeding grubs.

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Watch as kids spoof newspaper review with toy catalogues

Watch as kids spoof newspaper review with toy catalogues

What happens when you review the newspapers, but the papers are Christmas toy catalogues and the guests are kids?

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