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Falkirk man jailed for five years for supplying drugs

A Falkirk man caught during a £270,000 heroin raid was jailed today for five years.

Crime
Falkirk Sheriff Court

Bo’ness teen warned to behave or face jail

Teenager Jack Marsters has been warned to change his ways or face jail.

Crime
Bairns’ Christmas back at Falkirk Town Hall?

Bairns’ Christmas back at Falkirk Town Hall?

Falkirk’s favourite festive show is close to being allowed to use its traditional venue again next year.

News
Councillor Robert Spears

Extra time for nominations

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

News
Falkirk Sheriff Court

Hallglen driver was almost six times the limit

A drunk driver who reversed his car into another vehicle has narrowly avoided jail.

Crime
Cooper, Toal and Bunce appeared at Falkirk Sheriff Court

Three sex pests appear at Falkirk court

Three sex pests appeared at Falkirk Sheriff Court last Thursday.

News
‘The train now standing at this Falkirk platform ... is electric’

‘The train now standing at this Falkirk platform ... is electric’

Commuters in Falkirk district travelling from Falkirk High, and Polmont, train stations will benefit from additional capacity with electric trains servicing the route from this week.

Transport
Warning for Forth Valley shoppers using ATMs

Warning for Forth Valley shoppers using ATMs

Shoppers are being warned to be on their guard when using cash machines.

Crime
Costa Coffee is coming to town

Costa Coffee is coming to town

People will be able to enjoy a brew or two at Costa in Grangemouth early in 2018 when a new branch of the popular coffee shop chain opens its doors.

Business
Duo will lead hotel into its next chapter

Duo will lead hotel into its next chapter

An award-winning hotel has made two new key appointments at the very top to keep it moving onwards and upwards.

Business
Firm now driving forward with its whisky biofuel plant plans

Firm now driving forward with its whisky biofuel plant plans

An innovative biofuel firm has been given the green light to build a first-of-its-kind plant in Grangemouth to create fuel from whisky residue.

Business
Wipe your feet before entering Falkirk woodland!

Wipe your feet before entering Falkirk woodland!

Visitors to Callendar Woods are being urged to ‘keep it clean’ and help stop the spread of a disease affecting larch trees in the woodland.

Environment
High school hit by staffing crisis

High school hit by staffing crisis

You do not need to be a grade A mathematics student to realise the staffing numbers at Falkirk High School add up to one big problem.

Education
Decision on HQ and arts centre location on hold until Spring

Decision on HQ and arts centre location on hold until Spring

No decision on the location of Falkirk Council’s new office headquarters and arts centre will be made until next Spring at the earliest.

News
Forth Valley Royal Hospital in Larbert

Abducted woman from local hospital

A man who abducted a female employee from Forth Valley Royal Hospital in Larbert will receive treatment for his mental health issues for the next three years.

News
Harper was sentenced at Falkirk Sheriff Court

Teenager crashed his car doing his friends a favour

A teenage driver who crashed and seriously injured his passengers has narrowly avoided jail.

Crime
Pupils from S1 to S6 are involved in the Spark and Grit production

School show is a journey down memory lane

Pupils will take their audience on a journey down memory lane to remember the impact Carron Company had on Falkirk district.

News
Brian Wilson's Christmas Lights charity bucket for Strathcarron Hospice, which was chained up in Dryburgh Avenue, Denny was forced open and thieves pinched the money that was inside

Callous criminals force open Christmas lights charity container and pinch cash

A householder was shocked and saddened to find the charity bucket he puts outside his house every Christmas had been forced open and all the cash stolen.

Crime
Simon Blair failed to take a breathalyser test when asked to by police

Drunk caught out by CCTV

A construction worker has been jailed – after being nabbed drink-driving by a corner shop’s CCTV system.

News

VIDEO: All the highlights from the Falkirk Herald Business Awards 2017

The 2017 Falkirk Herald Business Awards proved to be another outstanding success.

Business
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