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Jobsworths slam door on exit request

The local authority has been branded a jobsworth because of its continued refusal to provide a back door for a disabled tenant.

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Gordon Brown  on stage in Kirkcaldy (Pic: Fife Photo Agency)

Brown: My biggest regret as Prime Minister

Gordon Brown has revealed his biggest regret as Prime Minister was not persuading the British people to embrace the progressive policies he championed.

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Gordon Brown delivers the inaugural Campbell Christie Lecture in the Scottish Parliament (Pic: TSPL)

Ten years on, Gordon Brown pens his memoirs

Ten years after leaving Downing Street, Gordon Brown has opened about on his life in politics.

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Gordon Brown at the Cottage Centre, Kirkcaldy (Pic: Walter Neilson)

Gordon Brown: My fears for my sight

Gordon Brown has revealed his fears over losing his sight while Prime Minister.

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Helenor Waughs work on the pipe organ and piano will be celebrated at Laurieston Church on Sunday

Thank you for the music

A grateful congregation will mark 50 years of musical Sundays their long serving organist has devoted to their church.

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Scottish fracking ban official after Holyrood vote

Scottish fracking ban official after Holyrood vote

MSPs have voted overwhelmingly in favour of the Scottish Government’s decision not to back unconventional oil and gas extraction in the country.

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The proposed changes to constituency boundaries in Falkirk

Consultation starts on Commission’s revised plans to cut number of MPs

Falkirk’s two existing seats in the House of Commons will disappear if proposals from the Boundary Commission for Scotland are agreed.

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Cheeky Falkirk MP John McNally showed Prime Minister Teresa May the red card during PM's Question time on October 18, 2017

Cheeky Falkirk MP shows Prime Minister the red card

Falkirk MP John McNally showed Theresa May the red card as he quizzed her on the whereabouts of Moray MP Douglas Ross at Prime Minister’s Question Time in the House of Commons earlier today.

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Communities like Denny and others across the district will benefit from Falkirk Council's plans to modernise

Council reveals vision for Falkirk district of the future

A framework to create a new-look Falkirk Council that will work together to deliver a better deal for every community in the district has been agreed.

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More council meetings will be recorded

More council meetings will be recorded

Meetings of Falkirk Council’s executive and education executive are to be taped from now on.

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Chief superintendent Thom McLoughlin

Senior officer explains non attendance

The senior police officer criticised for missing a meeting to discuss local policing has blamed a “misunderstanding” for the ‘no-show’.

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Jess takes 2017 scholarship

Jess takes 2017 scholarship

A teenager who excelled in leadership, commitment and fundraising is this year’s recipient of a prestigious scholarship.

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Falkirk Council leader Cecil Meiklekohn

After a ten year absence the SNP has won back control of Falkirk Council

After the final vote had been counted and the last result announced, Cecil Meiklejohn knew a new chapter in her political career was about to be written.

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Help and support for veterans through new initiative

Help and support for veterans through new initiative

A new initiative is now available to provide help and support for armed forces veterans.

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The Electoral Reform Society claims that 1.8 million votes cast in Scotland made no impact on the overall result.

1.8 million Scottish votes “wasted” in General Election

Two thirds of the votes cast in the general election in Scotland were “wasted” and had no impact on the result, according to a new report.

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Chance to thank troops on town’s Armed Forces Day

Chance to thank troops on town’s Armed Forces Day

Saturday afternoon brings the annual opportunity to show appreciation for the sacrifices armed forces personnel made and still make for us.

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Residents concern over dangerous derelict club

Residents concern over dangerous derelict club

A once popular bowling club has become a dangerous derelict property that is now attracting drug users and other unwanted visitors.

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Boness Road runs right through the heart of the Ineos petrochemical operation in Grangemouth

Ineos’ road closure plans go to Holyrood

A petrochemical giant is taking its proposal to close off a public road straight to the top following four months in local limbo.

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The area around Kinnaird primary is gridlocked with traffic

Too much pressure on access road

Residents of a relatively new – and still growing – housing development in Larbert fear their single access road is failing to cope with traffic demands.

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HMS Queen Elizabeth to anchor off Kirkcaldy tonight

Kirkcaldy folk are set to get a front row view of the Royal Navy’s largest ever ship.

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