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Newshound Poppy pops in to Falkirk Herald

Now was it bring your dog to work day or was it bring your child?

Lifestyle
Our previous winner of Cafe of the Year was Blossoms Bistro within Torwood Garden Centre in Larbert - will they win again or will someone wrestle the crown from them?

Help your favourite cafe lift the Herald’s coveted award

From trendy to traditional, rustic to retro, there’s nothing we love more than a café or tea room and everyone has their favourite!

News

Watch: Callendar Park turns pink for Falkirk Race For Life event

Callendar Park was awash with pink as hundreds of Race For Life runners united to lead the charge against cancer on Father’s Day.

Lifestyle
Alice Wyllie and Katie McAllister, from National Museums Scotland, listen in to the soundtrack of Scotland at the opening of Rip It Up (Photo Neil Hanna).

Rip It Up and delve into the story of Scottish pop at National Museum of Scotland

The first major exhibition dedicated to Scottish pop music is running this summer at the National Museum of Scotland.

Lifestyle
The women were presented with certificates by Michael Matheson MSP who praised the course and the opportunity for the women to interact with other parents from different backgrounds

Falkirk women empowered by lone parenting course

Six women from Falkirk were presented with certificates by Michael Matheson MSP for completing a course on empowering single parents.

Lifestyle
Alice Hamilton's nostalgic exhibition in Abbotsgrange Church was just a dress rehearsal for Sacred Heart Primary School Beth Rafferty becoming the 100th Grangemouth Children's Day Queen

A ‘ton’ of fun for Beth and pals

Grangemouth Children’s Day is always a great event but this Saturday it will mark a major milestone when it crowns its 100th queen.

News
The Laurieston Memorial unveiled in August 1921

Two centuries ago Laurieston was a new town built on nail-making

We often think of new towns and model villages as modern developments with carefully planned streets and houses appearing on relatively empty land.

Nostalgia
Robert Campbell, along with his friend Andrew McGuirk, will complete the gruelling challenge

Larbert golfers to undertake all-day course challenge

Two friends from Larbert will play Falkirk Carmuirs Golf Club for four consecutive rounds to raise money for Macmillan Cancer Support.

Lifestyle
Thousands of animals will be competing in all manner of classes over the four-day event. Picture: SWNS

Royal Highland Show 2018: Everything you need to know

With massive crowds expected at the biggest country event of the year, here is the low-down on the Royal Highland Show, which opens this week.

Lifestyle
Pic: Picturesque by Mr and Mrs

Wedding of the Week: Stephanie Pike and Simon Ramsay

Stephanie (26), is a project co-ordinator, while Simon (30), is a courier. The couple live in Maddiston.

Lifestyle
Ethan John William Binnie is the Baby of the Week

Baby of the week: Ethan John William Binnie

Ethan John William Binnie was born on December 15, 2017 at Forth Valley Royal Hospital weighing 7lbs 12oz.

Falkirk district
Sandy Simpson

Sandy’s Garden .. Gardener, Spare that Bee

“How doth the little busy bee/Improve each shining hour/And gather honey all the day/From every opening flower!”

Lifestyle
The cyclists will set off from the Kelpies on June 30

Kelpies to Cardiff charity cycle

A team of 11 cyclists are set to embark on a gruelling 500-mile challenge to raise money for various cancer, dementia, and cystic fibrosis charities.

Lifestyle

National Lottery has made 25 millionaires in Falkirk area

Here’s some numbers you may not have known about the National Lottery.

Lifestyle
Colin, second from the right, was recognised on the JustGiving site

Falkirk businessman in top one per cent of fundraisers

Colin Campbell has achieved an incredible feat by being name in the top one per cent of JustGiving earners last month.

Lifestyle
Falkirk crusade will bring a message of hope to crowds

Falkirk crusade will bring a message of hope to crowds

Forget the football chants and the chart-topping numbers, this weekend Falkirk Stadium will be resounding to an entirely different tune.

Lifestyle
Looking back: Scouts’ family day at Barrwood 1993

Looking back: Scouts’ family day at Barrwood 1993

Back in 1993 the Forth Valley Scouts held their annual family day at Barrwood.

Nostalgia
Pet of the Week: Baxter

Pet of the Week: Baxter

Baxter is a loud but friendly, ten-year-old Jack Russell who loves going for walks with his beloved tennis balls and lying in his bed under his many layers of blankets.

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