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Falkirk Council gets drastic over plastic

Falkirk Council will lead by example in the fight to rid the area of single use plastic items which continue to harm the environment.

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Grangemouth flaring: ‘It sounded like a jumbo jet taking off’

Grangemouth flaring: ‘It sounded like a jumbo jet taking off’

Residents of Grangemouth bore the brunt of the unplanned shut down of a refinery unit at Ineos on Monday night as the resulting roar of flaring disturbed their evening.

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California Primary School. Litter pick involving parents, pupils and local residents.

California village looking great after school litter pick

A whole-school litter pick around the village of California on May 23 was supported by parents and other members of the community and all agreed that their efforts had made a huge difference to the amenity of the village. Mrs Hazel Cunningham, principal teacher at the village school, said that the pupils had been quite surprised bythe amount of litter that they had found. Everyone from the tiny tots in the nursery class right up to Primary 7 got stuck in to their task once the scheme, though up by the school’s eco-committee, got off the ground. The nursey pupils set to with a will around the school playground whilst the older children targetted a village building site and the local park.

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Bonnybridge residents say: ‘Deal with these droppings’

Bonnybridge residents say the massive amount of droppings produced by pigeons and other birds under a railway bridge is becoming a real eyesore and fear it could be a health hazard.

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Path network upgraded at Larbert Woods

Path network upgraded at Larbert Woods

Upgrade works to the tune of £50,000 have been completed on the path network through Larbert Woods.

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Ineos. Pic: Craig Stephen

People invited to hear plans for new Ineos energy plant

Residents will be able to attend a meeting next week discussing the proposed new energy plant at Ineos in Grangemouth.

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It's not good news for Scottish residents with a phobia of creepy crawlies (Photo: Charlesjsharp / Wikimedia Commons)

Experts predict an increase in Scotland's daddy longlegs population

Scottish residents should expect to see a rise in the number of daddy longlegs (also known as crane flies) this year, after millions of larvae were discovered underground.

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Ineos energy plant meeting

Ineos energy plant meeting

Residents will be able to attend a meeting next week discussing the proposed new energy plant at Ineos in Grangemouth.

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Helix fish deaths explained by SEPA

Helix fish deaths explained by SEPA

Reports of dead fish floating on the surface of the water at the Helix park last Friday night have been explained in depth by SEPA.

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Pictured (left to right) are Fiona MacKinnon, Lewis Curdie, Kath Ferry (obscured), Matt Wedgwood, Susan Innes, Mark Forrester, Alanna Robertson, Andrew Davidson, Lynn Wilson, Emmanuelle Prefol, Mark McGrath, and Lucy Black

Litter pickers make a difference at Falkirk Wheel

Scottish Water staff have been lending a hand to keep one of Scotland’s most iconic attractions at its best.

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Airth archaeological dig sheds more light on royal dockyards connection

A quest to uncover Scotland’s 16th Century royal dockyards has taken a significant step forward following an archaeological dig in Airth.
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Volunteers wanted to clean Bankside canal path

Volunteers wanted to clean Bankside canal path

A community litter pick, organised by Keep Bankside Beautiful, will take place on Saturday, May 26.

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Flooding at Glensburgh Road back in 2015.

Grangemouth residents urged to attend meeting to view flood plan details

The next meeting of Grangemouth and Skinflats Community Council will take place tomorrow (Thursday) - and residents will be given the chance to see a presentation on the town’s proposed flood plan.

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Another bucket for bin laden Falkirk residents?

Another bucket for bin laden Falkirk residents?

Falkirk residents face the prospect of yet another bin being added to their growing collection of colourful refuse receptacles.

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Recycling charges reduction for Falkirk district traders

Recycling charges reduction for Falkirk district traders

Local small traders across the Falkirk area will benefit from a reduction in charges for recycling.

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Landmark Bainsford building to be demolished

A landmark building is to be knocked down after years of legal wrangling over its future.

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Scottish Government accused of establishing ‘unlawful ban’ on fracking

Scottish Government accused of establishing ‘unlawful ban’ on fracking

A lawyer who is acting for two petrochemical companies has accused the Scottish Government of establishing a “ban” on fracking which is “unlawful”.

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Video: Bridging the gap over the River Carron

Communities will be linked thanks to a new bridge across the River Carron – but its installation didn’t quite go to plan.

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Litter louts turn Grangemouth Spitfire memorial into tip

Litter louts turn Grangemouth Spitfire memorial into tip

Members of a community clean up team and air cadets were furious after thoughtless thugs tipped over blue bins and rubbished Grangemouth’s Spitfire memorial.

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Anti-fracking group takes legal fight to Ineos in court row

Anti-fracking group takes legal fight to Ineos in court row

The bid by Grangemouth petrochemicals firm Ineos to quash Holyrood’s ban on fracking will next week face a unique legal challenge.

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