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Grangemouth scheme aims to save 3,000 homes from £6 billion worth of flood misery

Two special local consultations next week will spell out to flood-risk householders how a major scheme will aim to prevent a future disaster.

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Picture: Michael Gillen

The Falkirk Wheel has transformed the world

The local landmark has been selected as one of the top 200 influential projects that have shaped the world.

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Ineos is seeking damages from the Scottish Government. Pic: Michael Gillen

Group opposed to Ineos road closure calls for more support

Campaigners are looking for further backing in their bid to prevent a petrochemical giant’s plan to permanently close part of a Grangemouth road.

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Plans for second blue bin are tossed out

Plans for second blue bin are tossed out

Residents dreading the addition of one more recycling bin to their growing collection can now breathe easy.

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Hillwalkers are being urged to take care and be prepared for all kinds of weather.

Hillwalkers urged to be aware of dangers posed by bad weather

Hillwalkers and people pursuing outdoor activities in the mountains are ebing warned by Police Scotland of the dangers that inclement weather and the terrain can present.

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Land to north of Loch View, Stirling Road, Larbert next to Forth Valley Royal Hospital. Pic: Michael Gillen

Larbert residents air views on housing plans

The close proximity of a proposed housing development to NHS facilities and the loss of open space are among the objections to a proposed housing development in Larbert.

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Aerial view of proposed development of houses to west of new Falkirk High on Blinkbonny Road. Copyright Falkirk Council

Green light for Falkirk social housing

Falkirk Council’s plans to build 43 social houses near Falkirk High School have been given the go ahead.

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Falkirk Council granted permission for the flats to be built

New flats to be built on vacant Falkirk site

Taylor Homes (Scotland) Ltd has the go ahead to build four new flats in Falkirk.

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Residents are calling on the developer to tidy up the site as works continue.  Picture: Michael Gillen.

Call for developer to clear up Larbert site for residents

Residents living in the new Larbert House estate are seeking answers from the developer.

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Step this way for a natural play trail       and discover secrets of parkland

Step this way for a natural play trail and discover secrets of parkland

A natural play trail is the latest development designed to attract visitors to one of Falkirk’s iconic parks.

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Gladman Developments Ltd are looking for planning permission in principle to build 114 houses on land off Standrigg Road.  Picture: Michael Gillen.

Local opposition to proposed Braes housing

Road safety, school and medical centre capacities, and flooding risks are just some of the concerns residents in the Braes have over plans to build 114 new houses in the area.

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Bad weather - but nothing to what Falkirk faced in 1968

Bad weather - but nothing to what Falkirk faced in 1968

Winter weather caused 
disruptions across Falkirk 
district this week with schools closed and delays on the roads.

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Weather conditions still affecting Falkirk area

Weather conditions still affecting Falkirk area

Snow continues to affect the district with schools closed and some roads still not cleared.

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Ineos launch ‘desperate’ legal challenge to overturn fracking ban

Ineos launch ‘desperate’ legal challenge to overturn fracking ban

Grangemouth petrochemical giant Ineos is taking legal action against the Scottish Government’s decision to ban fracking.

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The Grange Burn near Abbots Road  in Grangemouth

Advice pours in as Grangemouth prepares for flooding

Grangemouth is bracing itself for floods as high tides are set to hit the town this afternoon.

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Jupiter Urban Wildlife Centre, Grangemouth.

Winter wonders at Jupiter

If you think nature takes a break over the winter then you need to visit Jupiter Urban Wildlife Park in the coming weeks.

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Motorists on Callendar Road, Falkirk

Stay at home warning for Falkirk district

The public is being warned to stay indoors and only journey out if really necessary.

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Visualisation of flats plan to south-east of Williamson Street, Falkirk. Copyright to Stallan-Brand.

Plan for 49 new flats in Falkirk

Plans have been unveiled for nearly 50 new flats in the town.

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Falkirk East MSP Angus MacDonald in visit to national SSPCA centre at Fishcross.  ''Pic supplied by SSPCA media office.

MSP’s wildlife rescue visit

Falkirk East MSP Angus MacDonald had the chance to see first hand what animal charity the SSPCA does for wild animals in danger.

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