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Hidden epidemic of veteran suicides: SAS soldier’s story

A former member of the SAS from Scotland has spoken about his own experiences in the army ... to help raise awareness of veteran suicides.

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Scottish mum Rose Gentle, whose son Gordon died in Iraq in 2004, is backing the Johnston Press campaign calling on Scottish and Westminster Governments to shed light on veteran suicide figures.''Pic: Robert Perry.

Hidden epidemic of veteran suicides: a mother’s story

A Scottish mum whose son was killed in Iraq in 2004 has given her support to a Johnston Press investigation into veteran suicides.

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Help ‘Raise the Roof’ and fund Strathcarron vital repairs

Help ‘Raise the Roof’ and fund Strathcarron vital repairs

Patients always receive a warm and caring welcome at Strathcarron Hospice, now staff want help to keep a roof over their heads.

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Morrisons in Falkirk is introducing a special shopping hour for those with anxiety

Falkirk supermarket to introduce ‘quiet hour’

Morrisons Falkirk is to introduce a quieter hour for customers who would benefit from a calmer shopping trip.

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Hidden epidemic of veteran suicides “smacks of cover-up”

The number of UK veterans who tragically take their own lives is being suppressed by the Scottish and Westminster Governments, a Johnston Press investigation has found.

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Maddiston Primary pupil Tony Morrison had his 20-inch-long hair chopped in aid of the British Heart Foundation

Maddiston youngster gets 20-inch hair chopped to fundraise for British Heart Foundation

A caring schoolboy went to great lengths to fundraise in memory of his grandparents – who died of heart attacks – by having his 20-inch locks chopped off for charity.

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Bonnybridge family vows to fight against firm after death of great-gran

Bonnybridge family vows to fight against firm after death of great-gran

The sad death of a beloved 87-year-old great grandmother is being linked to the upheaval she endured at the hands of her care provider in the last weeks of her life.

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NHS was forced to shell out more than �8 million on bank and agency staff in 2017/18 (picture posed by model)

NHS Forth Valley spending on additional nurses up 22 per cent in five years

Arranging maternity leave cover, filling vacancies and overcoming harsh winters are issues many employers have to contend with, however, for a health service, such concerns have a far greater significance.

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Nic Broderick has been misdiagnosed for over a decade and has now been tested for Lyme disease

Maddiston man on his battle with Lyme disease: ‘It has eroded away my life’

He has constant headaches and suffered dizziness for over a decade, and only now is Nic Broderick (48) getting to the bottom of the cause after being tested for Lyme disease.

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NHS at 70: Forth Valley Royal holds anniversary tea party

A vintage tea party has been held at Forth Valley Royal Hospital to celebrate the 70th anniversary of the NHS.

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NHS at 70: Service viewed as retrograde step by Falkirk hospital managers all those years ago...

When the Great War broke out in August 1914 there was a rush of young Falkirk men to the recruiting office.

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Artist Susheila Jamieson worked with Larbert High pupils to create sculptures that will be hung around the Forth Valley atrium during the celebrations

Local events to celebrate the NHS turning 70

Patients, staff, volunteers and patients will take part in various celebrations across NHS Forth Valley today (Thursday).

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Lesley Douglas talks about her experiences as a nurse in the early days of the NHS

Retired Falkirk nurses recall the early days of the NHS

Nurses have been working tirelessly for the NHS for 70 years as of today (Thursday).

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Falkirk Infirmary inside one of the wards

Scotland set to mark 70 years of the NHS

The NHS is set to become a septuagenarian on July 5 – with celebrations being staged across the country.

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The Procek family - Kris, Rory (6), Karen and Logan (8)

Campaign for Changing Places facilities in Falkirk

A devoted dad has praised a 
new campaign to install suitable 
toilets for disabled 
children and adults with 
complex needs.

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Members of the partners team support care leavers through the peer mentoring service

Drop-in support sessions for Falkirk care leavers

Care leavers can now make use of drop in sessions to get support, guidance and assistance.

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Is Falkirk one of the UK’s worst area’s for bad food hygiene?

Is Falkirk one of the UK’s worst area’s for bad food hygiene?

Falkirk has made it onto the list of the UK’s top ten worst council areas for food hygiene.

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Banknock dad’s 24-hour fundraising effort for Maggie’s

Banknock dad’s 24-hour fundraising effort for Maggie’s

A grateful dad is putting himself through a gruelling challenge to raise funds for a charity which gives his family vital support.

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Smokers outside Larbert hospital will be fined

Smokers outside Larbert hospital will be fined

Persistent puffers outside Forth Valley Royal Hospital will finally be penalised, in a new get-tough approach to smoking at NHS sites.

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Denny dad on living with MND

Denny dad on living with MND

When Alan Gray was diagnosed with a terminal illness less than 18 months ago he admits his whole world changed forever.

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