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Nurturing touch helps pupils grow

I originally trained as a primary school teacher in 1980 and gained my Bachelor of Education in 1984. My first teaching post was at Langlees Primary School where I completed my two-year probationary period. Two-and-a-half years later the school roll fell and I was compulsory transferred to Head of Muir Primary School in Denny.

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FDAMH believe early intervention is important to help youngsters cope wwith their own mental health

Stand up to stigma this health week

At a time when three children in every class are purported to have a diagnosable mental health condition, initiatives like Children’s Mental Health Week (February 6-12) are vital to raise awareness of support services on offer in Falkirk.

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Railfuture Scotland is calling for a train station to open in Grangemouth

Talking Point: Kickstarting a rail renaissance

A national campaigning organisation has unveiled a bold vision of what rail services in Central Scotland could look like, greatly enhancing the opportunities for fast, frequent and environmentally-friendly travel, both in the region and further afield.

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The X86 bus through the district was one of the routes its operator cut this year. Picture: Michael Gillen

‘Thatcher legacy must be reversed’

Last month marked 30 years since the Tories disastrously privatised Britain’s buses – the failed legacy of deregulation is that fares have risen while bus usage has fallen by more than a third.

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Linda Hamilton regional fundraiser for Diabetes UK

Help charity raise profile of diabetes

Every year on November 14 we celebrate World Diabetes Day. It is a day when millions of people around the world come together to raise awareness of diabetes and what it’s really like to live with the condition.

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