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Real fears for Grangemouth residents as builders prepare to pile drive

Residents are terrified of the damage pile driving work at a nearby building site could cause to their aged properties.

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A shareable database has improved the working practise at Falkirk Council

Falkirk Council earns Partnership and Resilience awards for emergency planning

Falkirk Council’s work in resilience and emergency planning was recognised at a national awards ceremony last week.

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Farewell to Falkirk’s chief executive

Farewell to Falkirk’s chief executive

When she walks out of Falkirk Municipal Buildings for the last time this week Mary Pitcaithly will be leaving behind a role that has consumed her life for the last two decades and one which has changed dramatically since she became the district’s chief executive in 1998.

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Michael Matheson swaps justice for transport

Michael Matheson swaps justice for transport

Michael Matheson has a new role in Nicola Sturgeon’s SNP cabinet.

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Is Falkirk one of the UK’s worst area’s for bad food hygiene?

Is Falkirk one of the UK’s worst area’s for bad food hygiene?

Falkirk has made it onto the list of the UK’s top ten worst council areas for food hygiene.

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Dennyloanhead road upgrade back on track thanks to £1.5 million grant

Dennyloanhead road upgrade back on track thanks to £1.5 million grant

A £1.5 million injection of Scottish Government funding has green lit long awaited road upgrades in the Denny area and paved the way for over 170 affordable new homes.

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The Spitfire Memorial will be the focal point of the celebrations

Spitfire Memorial in Grangemouth to star in Royal Air Force’s 100th anniversary celebrations

Grangemouth’s renowned Spitfire Memorial will have a starring role in the Royal Air Force’s 100th anniversary celebrations this weekend.

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New Falkirk Council HQ: Come back with a definite plan

New Falkirk Council HQ: Come back with a definite plan

A councillor was threatened with expulsion from a meeting as discussions about a new Falkirk Council HQ boiled over.

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Death of Falkirk councillor and minister

Death of Falkirk councillor and minister

A respected scholar, politician and man of the cloth has died after a short illness.

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The GMB Union says the pay offer will widen the gap between the highest and lowest paid council workers.

Scottish council workers urged to reject ‘unfair’ pay offer

Council workers across Scotland are being urged to reject an “unfair and unacceptable” pay offer.

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More food parcels needed in Falkirk

More food parcels needed in Falkirk

Families are being “driven to food banks” according to Angus MacDonald, MSP for Falkirk East.

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Councillor James Kerr and Squadron Leader Tom McMorrow prepare for the arrival of the RAF 100 Relay at the Grangemouth Spitfire Memorial on May 26

RAF marks its big 100 at Spitfire memorial

The Royal Air Force will mark its 100th anniversary in Grangemouth next month by bringing its UK RAF 100 Baton Relay to the town’s famous Spitfire Memorial.

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Pictures: Well-read Grangemouth pupils back library funding bid alongisde Deputy Minister

A group of book daft youngsters shared their love of literature with Scotland’s Deputy First Minister this week.

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Kenneth Lawrie will take on the role of Falkirk Council's chief executive from August.

New Falkirk Council chief executive revealed

A new chief executive has been appointed for Falkirk Council.

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Tearing down an eyesore

Tearing down an eyesore

The wrecking ball was making its presence felt this week as work begins to demolish a dangerous derelict eyesore.

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Falkirk Council ‘coup’ is not what’s happened say Opposition

Falkirk Council ‘coup’ is not what’s happened say Opposition

The new look executive of Falkirk Council met for the first time on Tuesday and it did not take long for things to heat up between parties.

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Labour and Tories vote together in Falkirk Council power struggle

Labour and Tories vote together in Falkirk Council power struggle

A political power struggle at Falkirk Council saw Labour and Conservative councillors vote to give themselves more seats on the executive committee.

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Falkirk Conservative group leader Malcolm Nicol, centre, has called for a special meeting of the council which could see a change in the balance of power within the local authority if he can get the backing of Labour group leader Dennis Goldie. Council Leader Cecil Meiklejohn has criticised the move

Power struggle has now begun at Falkirk Council HQ

Falkirk Council’s minority administration is bracing itself for a fight and claims an opposition party is looking to take its power away.

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Decision was ‘fair and just’

Decision was ‘fair and just’

A councillor claims his decision to let developers away with not paying £330,000 to Falkirk Council was the fair and just thing to do.

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Falkirk Council planning convener David Alexander and Sheildhill and California Community Council treasurer Maria Montinaro both objected to Persimmon Home's plans to build 91 houses at Tappernail Farm, Reddingmuirhead - but the plans were approved following a vote

How 30 houses turned into 90

Plans to build 91 houses were given the go ahead despite the objections of two community councils and the convener of the planning committee.

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