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Don’t make it easy for the vomiting virus

Forth Valley residents are being urged to take basic precautions to prevent the Norovirus - the notorious vomiting bug - from spreading.

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Herbal Medicine Chest Falkirk is donating �5 from every massage voucher sold until December 31, 2017 to Strathcarron Hospice.  Pictured is Roslyn McCulloch

Voucher donations to hospice

Herbal Medicine Chest Falkirk has teamed up with Strathcarron Hospice to help raise cash to enable the hospice to continue to care for terminally ill people and their families.

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Ruth will ask participants to wear sleep masks

Eye-opening yoga in the dark

A yoga instructor whose mum suffered sight loss before she passed away has come up with a novel way of raising funds and awareness.

News
Real winner is Strathcarron Hospice care

Real winner is Strathcarron Hospice care

This week you may have been waiting in excitement for the draw of our annual summer raffle in conjunction with Forth Carz Stirling and we are delighted to announce that the winner, as drawn by one of our Day Care patients on Wednesday morning, does indeed reside in the Falkirk area.

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The college initiative won a gold star

Gold star for police project

A partnership between Forth Valley College, Graeme High School, Larbert High School and Police Scotland was recognised at this year’s recent Scottish Qualification Authority (SQA) Star Awards.

Education
Top health award for Forth Valley volunteers

Top health award for Forth Valley volunteers

A team from Forth Valley that helps patients in the crucial early minutes before an ambulance arrives has been named the best in the country.

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Plea to help trace teen last seen in Larbert

Plea to help trace teen last seen in Larbert

Police are appealing for help to trace a missing teenager.

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Strathcarron Hospice: A right royal tradition

Strathcarron Hospice: A right royal tradition

This week Strathcarron Hospice received a very special visit from Her Royal Highness Princess Anne.

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30-10-2017. Picture Michael Gillen. FALKIRK. The Auld Vic. Emma Carroll (34) and Lara Carroll (30) holding a fundraiser for breast cancer and ovarian charities in memory of their mum Julliette Carroll who died in August.

‘Our mum will be looking down’

Grieving sisters are holding an event to remember their mum and fundraise for cancer charities.

Lifestyle
The Falkirk Age Concern group celebrated its 70th aniversary last week. Picture: Michael Gillen

Group might be getting on a bit, but it’s still young at heart

Modern society faces major challenges – some even say crises – when it comes to our older generation.

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Fraser Johnston receiving his Great Scot Award

Fraser is the Pride of Falkirk

A 20-year-old who gives older people a new lease of life by spending time with them has been given two major honours for his work.

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Colin was determined to lose weight after seeing photographs of his holiday in Florida last year and now taking over his local Slimming World class

Colin to share secrets of his slimming success

A transplant survivor shed five stones after heeding a doctor’s warning that carrying so much extra weight could damage his new liver.

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Late night shopping at Cole’s Boutique

Late night shopping at Cole’s Boutique

A boutique set up to raise funds for a severely disabled boy is hosting a shopping night this weekend.

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Val Hunter, right

Group focus on older people

A community group is changing its constitution to focus solely on helping older people across Falkirk.

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Councillors joined Laura Owens and affected families, including Siobhan Duffy and son Leo Watson (3) outside the home. Picture: Emma Mitchell

Care home closure: ‘Thought of leaving is terrifying for my gran’

A Bonnybridge mum has penned an open letter to her MSP and MP over the decision to close the care home where her grandmother lives.

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Scottish justice minister Michael Matheson

New ID card can stop discrimination against brain injury survivors

A new initiative was launched today to help brain injury survivors combat wrong assumptions made about them on a daily basis.

Crime
Strathcarron Hospice: Caring and compassionate

Strathcarron Hospice: Caring and compassionate

A compassionate community is one which encourages and supports care for one another during life’s most testing moments

Health
A commitment to improve by NHS Forth Valley

A commitment to improve by NHS Forth Valley

Health officials have given assurances they are working to reduce delays to treatment across a number of areas.

Falkirk district
Is your job hazardous to your health?

Is your job hazardous to your health?

Sitting down at work is often blamed for poor health, but office workers are less likely to die early than a builder, according to a new study.

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