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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.

Lifestyle
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.

News
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.

Lifestyle
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.

Lifestyle
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?

Lifestyle
Would you be upset if you didn't get a card?

Sentimental Brits want cards over texts or email

Sentimental Brits would prefer to receive a Christmas card than a text or email, a study has found.

Lifestyle
Gardening Scotland

When can I get tickets to Gardening Scotland 2018?

Gardening fans can dream of a green Christmas as tickets go on sale for Gardening Scotland 2018.

Lifestyle
Bringing back the sparkle to villages

Bringing back the sparkle to villages

Communities rallied round to brighten their villages for the festive season – after around 30 years in the dark.

Lifestyle
Are you freezing at work? This is how cold it has to be before you can legally go home

Are you freezing at work? This is how cold it has to be before you can legally go home

With the country set to freeze this week as temperatures plummet, how cold does it have to be before you can leave work?

Lifestyle
Trail bike rider Duncan Shaw, who is taking part in the VisitScotland project to help showcase to a global audience what life is really like in Scotland.

Drive to promote life in Scotland

From a scallop diver in Mull to parkour athletes in Edinburgh, Harry Potter fans to an Outlander herbalist, Scottish locals are bringing the country to life in a unique new social media campaign.

Lifestyle
Charity benefits as new B&M opens in Stenhousemuir

Charity benefits as new B&M opens in Stenhousemuir

The new B&M store opened in Stenhousemuir yesterday – and left a local charity in the money.

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