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Scottish home insurance premiums defy Brexit bite

Following speculation that home insurance premiums would spike thanks to Brexit as well as an increase in claims, new data from {https://www.moneysupermarket.com/home-insurance/price-comparison-index|MoneySuperMarket|Click here} can reveal that costs have defied expectations and remain steady.

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This convincing but fake Barbour jacket is typical of a big brand name being ripped off for criminal profit.

Don’t get ‘done’ on Christmas gifts

The booming market in criminal bootleg merchandise was set to be flagged up by former Justice Secretary Kenny MacAskill in Falkirk today.

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Plans unveiled for future of Falkirk’s Callendar Square

Plans unveiled for future of Falkirk’s Callendar Square

The new owners of Callendar Square have promised to breathe new life into the shopping centre.

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VIDEO & REVIEW: Sneak peek first look as Christmas At The Botanics opens at Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh

HARK! The herald conifer trees really do sing at Christmas At The Botanics - a spectacular new festive light and sound trail which has magically transformed the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh.

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Sutherland verbally abused two female police officers

Stanley’s knife was taken away

Female police officers were branded “tarts” before searching an angry arrestee who had a blade in his jacket pocket.

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Late trains for party people start tonight

Late trains for party people start tonight

Tonight (Friday, November 24) sees the start of new festive late hours trains on Friday night into early Saturday on the main Edinburgh to Glasgow line..

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Canine Christmas capers with the real Santa Paws

Canine Christmas capers with the real Santa Paws

Has your four-legged friend been good this year, and if so is he or she getting a special Christmas treat?

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Move family before they hurt us ... or we hurt them

Move family before they hurt us ... or we hurt them

Police and local authority staff were given a stark ultimatum by a community near breaking point over one family’s ongoing anti-social behaviour.

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Helping people continue to live independent lives in own homes

Helping people continue to live independent lives in own homes

Being forced to remain in hospital, unable to return home as there is no one to assist you getting dressed in the morning or help you to prepare meals is a situation being faced by some of the most elderly and vulnerable in our communities.

Health
Leckie's opened in Melville Street in 1964

An uncertain future facing famous store

The future of Falkirk’s most famous bargain basement store could be in doubt.

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Christmas comes to Sensory Centre

Christmas comes to Sensory Centre

Christmas has already arrived at Forth Valley Sensory Centre as it prepares to hold its winter fair on Saturday.

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The restauarant and takeaway in Grahams Road will make way for a hotel

Restaurant to hotel plan agreed

A popular Falkirk eatery and fast food takeaway near the Forth and Clyde Canal is to be turned into a holiday hotel.

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Meet the backroom boys...

Meet the backroom boys...

Strathcarron is so much more than just a building or a collection of services – it is special because of the people who work together to care for our patients and their families, both within the Hospice itself and out in the community. 
This week we would like to shine the spotlight on some gentlemen without whom everything would quite literally ground to a halt! Maintenance Supervisor Brian Smith, supported by his ‘men in black’ Gino and Andy plus a team of twelve skilled volunteers, is responsible for a huge variety of tasks, seven days a week. The team take care of all the general maintenance of the building and grounds, supported by external contractors where required, though they do themselves cover a range of trades from engineering to electricians, plumbers and joiners! Health and safety responsibilities are high on Brian’s list of priorities – practical duties are balanced expertly with ensuring policies and guidelines are observed and adhered to.

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Pictured with Elizabeth is daughter Leona Forest, manager; Liz Maguire, seamstress; Elaine Dennis, seamstress; Gwen Sheppard, seamstress and daughter Nicola Ure, owner.

Elizabeth makes her final adjustments

Four generations of Bairns have gone to Elizabeth’s Alterations, but now the well-known face behind the sewing machine is hanging up her measuring tape.

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Free event to mark Carers Rights Day in Falkirk

Free event to mark Carers Rights Day in Falkirk

Carers across Falkirk district are invited to attend a free event tomorrow.

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Carolina Di Vito from Amodo Mio with the award

Falkirk’s Amodo Mio wins tasty award

Owners of an Italian restaurant have thanked their staff and customers after winning a top industry award.

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Colder weather is on the way

Most of Scotland to be hit with icy weather

The Met Office has warned that most of Scotland, save for a few patches on the East coast, will be hit by ice later this evening, leading to a risk of slippery surfaces and travel problems.

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Businesses beware after break-in

Businesses beware after break-in

Police Scotland are appealing for witnesses after thieves broke in and tried to steal an ATM from a post office in the Falkirk area.

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Cure for Christmas crime

Cure for Christmas crime

Police Scotland is once again teaming up with Falkirk’s retailers in an effort to discourage crime in the town centre over the festive season.

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Why do you still need to sign up to the Organ Donor Register?

The Scottish Government has announced it plans to move to a soft opt out system for organ and tissue donation - but it is not yet in place.

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