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16 favourite chocolate bars and sweets you can’t get any more

History is littered with delightful sweet treats that have fallen by the wayside.

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Grange Centre Play Group staff and children after sponsored obstacle course

Cash boost for toddlers’ club thanks to nimble kids and parents!

A long-running toddlers’ club was given a welcome funding boost by spirited youngsters and generous parents.

Falkirk district
Sandy Simpson

Sandy’s Garden ... Thomas Telford and the Swedish Whitebeam

Count Baltazar Bogislaus von Platen was the son of a Swedish field marshal who didn’t follow his father but became a senior naval officer.

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Safe and sound...Markus is grateful for Shelter Scotland's support; he is now happy in his own home.

Markus is safe and sound, thanks to Shelter Scotland

From childhood, life has dealt Markus a difficult hand. There has seldom been a safe place to call home and, at his lowest ebb, he struggled to see a way forward.

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Call to action...rather than celebrating its 50th birthday, Shelter Scotland is planning a 12-month series of events and promotional activities under the banner We're Still Fighting.

Shelter Scotland: we’re still fighting, 50 years later

It is 50 years since Shelter Scotland was formed to help deal with the unique challenges of homelessness and bad housing in Scotland.

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Emilia Coverdale - Cheer the Shear at Phoenix Health and Fitness Centre, Falkirk

Braving the shave for Falkirk victim support service

A courageous woman shaved her hair off to raise close to £1500 on behalf of a support service for victims of crime.

Falkirk district
Falkirk Herald Nostalgia. The Falkirk Herald 19th April 1985.

Looking back: Warm welcome for the Mariner Centre in 1985

The Mariner Centre leisure complex opened its doors to the public back in April 1985.

Nostalgia
That's my girl...Duncan Slater can now enjoy going out for a walk with his daughter Lilly (8), after having both his legs amputated. Despite life-changing injuries, he has no regrets about his RAF service.

Duncan Slater: So proud to be part of the RAF story

Despite almost every bone in his body being broken, Scotsman Duncan Slater remains both proud of the RAF and his service in it.

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Daddy's girl...Grace was just six months old when Kevin Ogilvie was injured while serving with the RAF. He and his family received a tremendous amount of support from the RAF Benevolent Fund as he tried to overcome his injuries.

Kevin Ogilvie: So proud to be part of the RAF story

Kevin Ogilvie was just 20 when he signed up to join the RAF and two years later, the young Scotsman’s life changed forever.

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Don’t miss Kinneil House open day on Sunday, April 22

Visitor figures at a historic landmark in Falkirk district soared last year.

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Picture special: Pirates and princesses on parade in Falkirk

Pirates and princesses dressed up in their finery at the weekend to take part in Falkirk’s popular parade.

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Pet of the week: Winston

Pet of the week: Winston

Winston is a loveable seven-year-old Bull Mastiff Cross who is now searching for his new forever home.

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Revealed: 10 best restaurants with vegan and vegetarian options in Falkirk district

Choosing to follow a vegetarian and vegan lifestyle is something more and more of the population is doing.

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Wedding of the week: Heather Robertson and Steven McDonald

Wedding of the week: Heather Robertson and Steven McDonald

Heather (26) is a laundry operative, while Steven (28) is a support worker. The couple live in Slamannan.

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Baby of the week: Aria Maxwell

Baby of the week: Aria Maxwell

Aria Maxwell was born on September 19, 2017 in the car park of Forth Valley Royal Hospital at 5.05am weighing 7lbs 13 and a half ounces.

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13 pictures you may remember of Falkirk in the 1980s

In this gallery we take a look back at some pictures from our archives of the Falkirk area in the 1980s.

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Helping hand...is needed by the Falkirk branch of Alzheimer Scotland which is appealing for more volunteers to raise awareness and funds.  (Pic: Nick Ponty)

Falkirk’s Alzheimer Scotland branch needs your help...

It may surprise you to learn that Alzheimer Scotland only has three branches across the country.

Lifestyle
Sandy Simpson

Sandy’s Garden ... Coffee from Brazil

“A politician’s daughter/was accused of drinking water/and was fined a great big fifty dollar bill/they’ve got an awful lot of coffee in Brazil”.

Outdoors
Discussion days...were held across the country, including at Stirling University where interim planning group members asked their peers for their views.

No matter your age, get involved in Year of Young People

Unless you’ve been living in a bubble for the last few months, you’ll know 2018 is the Scottish Government’s Year of Young People.

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