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Hallglen mum has one up on Duchess Kate after welcoming twin boys

A Hallglen mum welcomed her twin sons into the world in Larbert just half-an-hour before the Duchess of Cambridge gave birth to her baby boy in London.

Falkirk district
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.

Politics
Ban for Hallglen driver who failed to heed brake warning

Ban for Hallglen driver who failed to heed brake warning

A motorist who ignored advice to drive carefully and slowly after a temporary repair to his brakes has been banned for six months.

Crime

Pictures: Grangemouth pupils enter the world of work

Pupils from local primary schools gathered in Grangemouth High School last week to experience employment and all it entails.

Education
Hospice marks its big day

Hospice marks its big day

A housebuilder helped make Strathcarron Hospice’s 37th birthday celebrations even more special with a kind donation of £11,000.

Denny & Dunipace
The volunteers who headed out on a sunny Saturday to clean up Carronshore - Pic Michael Gillen

Volunteers help clean up Carronshore

Carronshore is looking a little bit tidier this week thanks to the efforts of some local volunteers.

Environment
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.

Politics
Grangemouth mum faces jail for benefit fraud

Grangemouth mum faces jail for benefit fraud

A mum-of-three who falsely claimed nearly £50,000 in tax credits and income support has been warned she faces jail.

Crime
Police are urging drivers to take more care to ensure vehicles are locked following a spate of thefts

Police warning to drivers after weekend thefts in Falkirk district

Drivers have been urged to make sure their vehicles remain locked at all times after a spate of thefts in the Falkirk district.

Crime
Alcohol was stolen from Lidl in Carron in two separate raids

Lidl in Carron broken into twice in two days

A supermarket was broken into twice in the space of 48 hours as its front door was smashed in before bottles of booze were stolen from the premises.

Crime
Arnold Mouat

Bo’ness man Arnold’s family speak out after PIRC report released

The family of a Bo’ness man who was found dead at his home after being reported missing have thanked the public for its support.

News
Picture: Michael Gillen

Police criticised over search for missing Bo’ness man

Police have been criticised for not carrying out a proper search of the property of a missing Bo’ness man.

Crime
The event will be held at Falkirk Town Hall

Falkirk-based event to outline investment plans for district

Business people are invited to attend a free event in Falkirk Town Hall next month to find out what is being done to support the economy locally and stimulate further growth and investment in the area.

Business
Endowment fund cash promise from NHS Forth Valley

Endowment fund cash promise from NHS Forth Valley

Health officials in Forth Valley have given assurances that they have been following strict rules on the use of endowment funds.

Health
Grange Centre Play Group staff and children after sponsored obstacle course

Cash boost for toddlers’ club thanks to nimble kids and parents!

A long-running toddlers’ club was given a welcome funding boost by spirited youngsters and generous parents.

Falkirk district
Day-Today Express shopkeeper Jawad Javed stocked up on close to 5000 litres of full-sugar Irn-Bru

Stenhousemuir shop which stockpiled 5000 litres of original Irn-Bru says supplies are running low

A Stenhousemuir shop which shot to national fame after stocking up on almost 5000 litres of full-sugar Irn-Bru expects to run out of the fizzy drink within days.

Stenhousemuir
Game of Thrones actor Gary Wales

Falkirk-born Game of Thrones star to make London Fashion Week appearance

A Falkirk-born Game of Thrones actor has been announced as a model at this year’s London Fashion Week.

Falkirk
Organisers promise all day darts match is not an “Orange Lodge Trojan Horse”

Organisers promise all day darts match is not an “Orange Lodge Trojan Horse”

An under fire hall with links to the Orange Lodge was given the go ahead to hold an all day darts match despite a neighbour’s objections.

Business
Emilia Coverdale - Cheer the Shear at Phoenix Health and Fitness Centre, Falkirk

Braving the shave for Falkirk victim support service

A courageous woman shaved her hair off to raise close to £1500 on behalf of a support service for victims of crime.

Falkirk district
Bainsford resident Janet Conroy in her new wheelchair donated by Gary Riddell, alongside PC Ryan Smith

Bainsford man comes to aid of OAP whose wheelchair was stolen

A thoughtful Bainsford man has come to the aid of a pensioner whose wheelchair was stolen from outside her home.

Falkirk district
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