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Falkirk High pupils say farewell

Senior pupils at Falkirk High School held their graduation ceremony last week for all S6 and S5 leavers

News
Alice Hamilton's nostalgic exhibition in Abbotsgrange Church was just a dress rehearsal for Sacred Heart Primary School Beth Rafferty becoming the 100th Grangemouth Children's Day Queen

A ‘ton’ of fun for Beth and pals

Grangemouth Children’s Day is always a great event but this Saturday it will mark a major milestone when it crowns its 100th queen.

News

Multiple ownership issues causing delays in demolition of Bainsford eyesore

Work to demolish an eyesore building has hit a snag due to multiple ownership issues with the property.

Falkirk district
Allegations childhood sex abuse took place in Bainsford house

Allegations childhood sex abuse took place in Bainsford house

A single mum has claimed that an alleged rapist “ruined” her childhood years by repeatedly sexually abusing her.

Crime
Residents to protest against Larbert housing plan

Residents to protest against Larbert housing plan

A group of residents and other campaigners will take to the streets this weekend in protest over a proposed housing development which they claim the area just does not need.

Business
Denny dad on living with MND

Denny dad on living with MND

When Alan Gray was diagnosed with a terminal illness less than 18 months ago he admits his whole world changed forever.

Health
Pledge to work to safeguard Falkirk town centre as M&S prepares to close

Pledge to work to safeguard Falkirk town centre as M&S prepares to close

Marks & Spencer announced the closure of its Falkirk High Street store will go ahead in August.

Business
Denny Primary pupils (left to right) Samuel Johnson, Morven Thomson, Abigail Carter and Arran Mackenzie

Falkirk district pupils go wild for Tesco Bank Summer Reading Challenge

Falkirk district youngsters are going wild for books this summer thanks to a national reading initiative.

Falkirk district
Officers arrested a man at an address in Ochil Terrace, Carron

Man arrested in connection with cannabis cultivation found at Carron home

A man has been reported for allegedly producing cannabis at an address in Carron.

Crime
A survey of ScotRail passengers found more than 80 per cent were satisfied with its service

Survey: More than four of five ScotRail passengers satisfied with train operator

More than four out of five ScotRail passengers are satisfied with the service it provides, new figures have revealed.

Transport
Officers have appealed for information relating to a theft from a car in Bellsmeadow Road, Falkirk

GoPro, clothes and cash stolen from car in Falkirk

Police are appealing for information after a thief stole money, clothing and a GoPro camera from a parked car.

Crime
Flytippers beware - the council is watching you

Flytippers beware - the council is watching you

New mobile CCTV cameras were being rolled out across the Falkirk Council area this week in a bid to target offenders who cause environmental damage to the local area.

Crime
Maddiston boy Ciaran Krykant (front centre) donated dozens of birthday gifts to the Forth Valley Royal Hospital Children's Ward. Ciaran is pictured with (front) dad Peter, mum Catherine and brother Conrad and (back row) Liz Cook, nursing auxiliary, and nurses Laura Connelly, Laura McDowall and Claire Finlay. Picture by Michael Gillen

Youngster donates birthday gifts to Forth Valley Royal Hospital Children’s Ward

A kind-hearted boy has demonstrated his selflessness by donating more than 30 of his own birthday gifts to poorly children.

Falkirk district
12-06-2018. Picture Michael Gillen. FALKIRK, Orchard Hotel. Former Falkirk High Street Boots colleagues getting back together, some not seen each other for 50 years. Anne Cameron (Wands) 79; Janet Peat (Fishers) 76; Mima Bell (Connal ) 80; Irda Sherman (Allan) 79 back on a visit from Canada; Sandra Gray (Robertson) 73 and Irene Wright (Kirkwood) 78.

Former Boots staff remember how Falkirk town centre used to be

A group of former workmates met up for the first time in several decades to reminisce about their days serving Falkirk customers.

Business
Tesco worker Atef Agha. Picture credit: Leanne Breen on Facebook

Death of popular Tesco worker prompts flood of tributes

Tributes have been paid to a much-loved supermarket worker who has died.

Falkirk district
Ineos founder Sir Jim Ratcliffe

No fracking joy yet for Sir Jim and Ineos

Ineos founder Jim Ratcliffe may have received a knighthood this month but the billionaire will still have to wait to get cracking on fracking in Scotland.

Business
Death at Camelon flats thought to be result of drug overdose

Death at Camelon flats thought to be result of drug overdose

A body found at a Camelon flat was that of a woman who died from a suspected drug overdose, police have confirmed.

Falkirk district
First bus services no longer using Falkirk Bus Station is just one of the firm's proposed changes

A whole busload of changes for First Scotland East

A bus company is inviting passengers along to a roadshow to have their say on route changes and the possible closure of Falkirk Bus Station.

Transport
‘Water’ good show from pupils

‘Water’ good show from pupils

Falkirk High School pupils put their engineering skills to the test at Glasgow Science Centre’s Celebration of STEM day.

Education
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