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Let’s talk about best way forward for Grangemouth

The Falkirk Community Planning Partnership (CPP) will present findings from a recent community consultation at a special meeting in Grangemouth on June 27.

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Sir William Wallace, as imagined by the late 17th century artist who painted this evocative portrait, now in the collection of the Smith Art Gallery in Stirling

Falkirk heritage group backs ‘Sir William Wallace Day’ campaign

Falkirk-based heritage group the Society of John de Graeme has “wholeheartedly” backed a plan to remember patriot Sir William Wallace with a national holiday.

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Kinnaird kids are on the final countdown to holidays

Kinnaird kids are on the final countdown to holidays

Children at Larbert’s Kinnaird Primary School are counting their way (and the days) to the summer break - thanks to a donation from CALA Homes (West).

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Call the police if you see teenage boozers

Call the police if you see teenage boozers

Community cops have been getting the word out through community councils that they need help to stamp out summer-time outdoor drinking bouts.

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Flashback to 2014, when  Pony Major Corp Mark Wilkinson , with (left) mascot LCpl Cruachan IV  and (right) predecessor Cruachan III - the last regimental mascot of the Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders.

Remembering a very special regimental icon

A solemn military-style commemoration event was staged earlier this week for a much loved Shetland pony.

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Would you use an early bus from Bo’ness to Capital?

Would you use an early bus from Bo’ness to Capital?

Bo’ness and Area Community Bus Association could be running an early morning service to Edinburgh within the next few months - if there is sufficient demand.

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Flashback to a previous Falkirk Race for Life.

Park goes Pink for Cancer Research

Entrants in today’s Race for Life spectacular in Callendar Park will be under starters orders in a few minutes’ time - cheered on by friends and family.

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Could you help out at hospice bookshop?

Could you help out at hospice bookshop?

Strathcarron Hospice organisers are looking for volunteers with a few hours a week to spare to lend a hand at its Falkirk and Cumbernauld bookshops.

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Nostalgia 1990: Local Scouts to fly the flag in USA

Nostalgia 1990: Local Scouts to fly the flag in USA

Seven Scouts from Falkirk district have been selected to represent Scotland at the American National Jamboree this month.

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Rev Dr Richard Frazer, convener of the Kirk's Church and Society Council.

Church of Scotland says Universal Credit roll-out must cease

The Kirk has joined other Christian groups to call for an end to the roll-out of Universal Credit, following a “deeply concerning” report.

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Isobel is charity’s special lady

Isobel is charity’s special lady

Grangemouth gran Isobel Anderson won’t have to bother struggling to paint her garden fence any more - thanks to a heartfelt gesture of thanks.

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Community Council seeks views on fate of closure-threatened sports centre

Community Council seeks views on fate of closure-threatened sports centre

Larbert, Stenhousemuir and Torwood Community Council want local residents to tell them what they think of a plan to axe a local sports centre in favour of a gym facility.

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Search is on for owner of stowaway cat

Search is on for owner of stowaway cat

The Scottish SPCA is seeking the owner of an elderly cat after she was found at Bannockburn hiding inside a car’s engine.

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Commuters at Falkirk High railway station.

MP urges Falkirk rail users to have their say

Falkirk commuters should let rail firms know what they think about fares, following a report that only around a third of customers reckon they’re getting best value.

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Roseann and Bluebell are off to the Festival

Roseann and Bluebell are off to the Festival

The Bridge 19-40 Union Canal Society have put their boat Roseann back into the Union Canal in Broxburn for today’s Edinburgh Canal Festival.

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Last month's independence march in Glasgow, which attracted an estimated 60,000 supporters.

Independence march spells traffic snags

Thousands of independence supporters will jam roads in and around Stirling on Saturday coming (June 23), for the annual Bannockburn march.

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The Lloyds Bank building on the Mound in Edinburgh

Bank’s corporate affairs jobs under threat

Lloyds is expected to axe positions at its group corporate affairs team in Scotland in response to what it described as a “rapidly changing environment.”

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Scotland to China flights go live

Scotland to China flights go live

The first ever direct flight between Scotland and China has landed at Edinburgh Airport, in a move claimed set to give a major boost for tourism.

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Laurieston woman stole items from Bainsford property

Laurieston woman stole items from Bainsford property

A 20-year-old woman admitted theft from a house in Bainsford.

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Teen offender kicked car in Falkirk

Teen offender kicked car in Falkirk

A 17-year-old offender, who cannot be named for legal reasons, behaved in a threatening manner and damaged property when he stamped on a table in Glynwed Court, Falkirk, on February 25.

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