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Plenty of houses but no community spirit

A plan to build 168 new homes in Falkirk was given the green light despite concerns over the development’s potential to create a “gated community”.

Politics
Abbie McLean and her mum.

Falkirk woman shaves hair for Beat charity

At least 1.25 million people of all ages in the UK have an eating disorder. Abbie McLean, from Falkirk, is raising awareness on the issue and the dangers of trying to “fit in” by shaving her head.

Lifestyle
Stand Easy actors and actresses have been hard at work during rehearsals

Falkirk ex-servicemen to perform in Veterans Scotland production

Two Falkirk veterans will star in an innovative theatre production aimed at tackling isolation among ex-servicemen and women.

Whats on
Carron and Carronshore Gala Day retinue members are looking forward to the big day

Carron and Carronshore Gala Day to return after 18 years

Carron and Carronshore Gala Day will be revived for the first time in almost two 
decades this summer.

Falkirk district

VIDEO: Denny High pupils’ rap video helps secure £3000 grant for Home-Start Falkirk West

Four Denny High pupils used their creative talents to win £3000 for a charity which supports hard-pressed 
families.

Education

Boutique opened in disabled Denny boy’s name will support others

The mum of a disabled schoolboy hopes a new boutique she has opened in her son’s name will also help others through difficult times.

Denny & Dunipace
Falkirk Town Hall will open its doors for a screening of Strictly Ballroom

Strictly Ballroom to be screened in Falkirk

Cult classic Strictly Ballroom is to be shown at Falkirk Town Hall this Saturday night.

Whats on
Fraser Nimmo is heading to Falkirk's Tolbooth Tavern. Picture by Bob Battersby.

Falkirk pub to host gig by well-travelled singer-songwriter

A well-travelled Scottish singer-songwriter and actor is set to perform at a Falkirk pub.

Whats on
Exploring history at the Helix

Exploring history at the Helix

The Helix vistor centre will host an evening exploring Falkirk’s industrial history tomorrow (Thursday, February 22).

Whats on

Chicken crisis over: KFC Falkirk re-opens

KFC Falkirk is finally opened again after panic of having no stock due to delivery problems.

Business
KFC Falkirk drive-thru closed and deserted. Picture: Michael Gillen

KFC Falkirk remains closed due to chicken crisis

Local KFC is still unsure when doors will re-open after closing due to delivery problems.

Business
Picture: Michael Gillen

Falkirk group present cheques to charities

Strathcarron Hospice and Enable received generous cheques from Falkirk Ladies’ Circle at the Park Hotel, Falkirk on Feb 12.

News
KFC in Falkirk

KFC Falkirk forced to close its doors

The local KFC store has closed and is unsure when doors will re-open as it has ran out of stock.

News
Malcolm Allan Butchers donate black pudding and sausages to Falkirk Veterans for its veterans' breakfast club

Butcher serves up black pudding as donations grow

A renowned family butchers has served up some tasty treats to show its support for local armed forces veterans.

Politics
Budget latest: No libraries, sports halls or community centres will close

Budget latest: No libraries, sports halls or community centres will close

Falkirk Council’s budget is still two weeks away but its leader has announced there will be no closures of libraries, sports halls or community centres.

News
Fun for all at Falkirk event

Fun for all at Falkirk event

A free eco-event is being held on Sunday, March 11, from noon to 4pm at Falkirk Town Hall.

Whats on
Picture: Michael Gillen

Leckie’s saved by its next door neighbour

Leckie’s, one of Falkirk’s best-known retailers, has welcomed a new landlord ... and a more secure future.

News
Face of Scotland pageant entrant Chelsea Ross

Falkirk schoolgirl selected for Face of Scotland pageant to fundraise for sick children

A Falkirk schoolgirl named as a finalist in a national beauty pageant has pledged to use the event to fundraise for children with serious illnesses.

Education
In My View: Show you care because you want to, not have to

In My View: Show you care because you want to, not have to

This week saw the mark of Valentine’s Day. The day of Cupid, love, and ridiculously overpriced items.

Opinion
Council’s plan aims to ensure language thrives in 21st century and beyond

Council’s plan aims to ensure language thrives in 21st century and beyond

To some its a dead language of the past while others see it as a vital part of Scotland’s heritage.

Education
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