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Parents want safeguarding of breakfast clubs in schools

A proposal to axe school breakfast clubs as a way of saving cash has been deemed unpalatable by parents.

Education
Universal Credit branded a ‘disgrace’   that pushes people towards poverty

Universal Credit branded a ‘disgrace’ that pushes people towards poverty

If the Conservative-led UK government are looking for a ringing endorsement for Universal Credit then they should avoid Falkirk Council at all costs.

News
Gymnasts concerns over Hallglen centre closure threat

Gymnasts concerns over Hallglen centre closure threat

Concerned young gymnasts fear their hopes for sporting success will be dashed if their training venue is closed.

Business
Falkirk Council leader Cecil Meiklejohn and Falkirk Labour Group leader Dennis Goldie had different opinions about the Scottish Government's local government settlement for 2018/19

Scottish government council cash sets off alarm bells for Falkirk councillors

A “more favourable” than expected Scottish Government financial settlement still set off alarm bells among some Falkirk Council members.

Politics
Council’s top job up for grabs

Council’s top job up for grabs

Falkirk Council this week agreed the soon-to-be vacant post of its chief executive will be advertised both externally and internally.

Business
Special delivery welcomed in Forth Valley

Special delivery welcomed in Forth Valley

Parents of over 1130 newborns in Forth Valley have received a Baby Box since they were introduced last year.

Health
Greens choice for Bonnybridge and Larbert by-election

Greens choice for Bonnybridge and Larbert by-election

Former Larbert High teacher David Robertson is the Greens candidate for next month’s Bonnybridge and Larbert by-election.

Politics
Billy is Falkirk’s new Provost

Billy is Falkirk’s new Provost

Councillor Billy Buchanan has been selected as the new Provost of Falkirk.

Politics
Ineos launch ‘desperate’ legal challenge to overturn fracking ban

Ineos launch ‘desperate’ legal challenge to overturn fracking ban

Grangemouth petrochemical giant Ineos is taking legal action against the Scottish Government’s decision to ban fracking.

Business
Mary Pitcaithly has announced she will retire as chief executive in June.  Picture: Michael Gillen.

Falkirk Council chief to retire after 20 years in the role

Falkirk Council’s chief executive has announced she is to retire from local government service.

News
Niall Coleman, left, will fight for the Bonnybridge/Larbert seat left vacant by the death of his father Tom Coleman last year

Hoping to carry on dad’s work

The SNP has looked to family first to select its candidate to fight a forthcoming by-election in the hopes a son can carry on his late father’s work.

News
Former Falkirk councillor hoping for quick return to politics

Former Falkirk councillor hoping for quick return to politics

A former councillor is hoping to be re-elected to Falkirk Council – nine months after losing her seat.

Politics
Councillor Robert Spears

Extra time for nominations

A lack of interest has forced the deadline for nominations for community councils to be extended.

News
Angry clash follows SNP’s report on first 100 days in power

Angry clash follows SNP’s report on first 100 days in power

A report on the SNPs first 100 days of being in control of Falkirk Council sparked an angry war of words.

News
Driving examiners will strike today and tomorrow.

Driving examiners strike over new tests dispute

Hundreds of driving tests across Scotland today (Monday) and tomorrow have been cancelled due to strike action by examiners over the new test and working patterns.

Politics
Death of Falkirk Provost Tom Coleman

Death of Falkirk Provost Tom Coleman

The Provost of Falkirk Council, Tom Coleman, has died in hospital following a short illness.

Politics
Restrictions begin on the Queensferry Crossing tonight. Picture: Lisa Ferguson

Queensferry Crossing to have 10 months of lane restrictions

More lane restrictions will be in place on the Queensferry Crossing over the next 10 months due to “snagging” issues, it has emerged.

Transport
Deputy First Minister John Swinney.

Independent panel to oversee named person service

An independent panel is being set up to provide expert advice to ensure the Scottish Government’s named person service is workable.

Politics
Jeanette has complained to Halfords HQ

Ex depute Provost complains at lack of access at Halfords

A former Falkirk depute Provost has called on Halfords to pull up their socks after a lack of disabled access spoiled a shopping trip with her grandson.

Business
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