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Centuries-old sword will be centrepiece of new Battle of Falkirk exhibition

A commemorative exhibition dedicated to the Battle of Falkirk is going on public display to coincide with the 720th anniversary of the event.

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Let’s capture one summer’s day in Falkirk district

Let’s capture one summer’s day in Falkirk district

Summer has truly arrived and as the temperatures continue to rise everybody is looking for any excuse to have fun in the sun.

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Residents of Falkirk's Parkfoot Court are desperate for a lift which regularly breaks down to be fixed properly. Picture by Michael Gillen

Falkirk flat residents fear getting stuck in faulty lift

Residents of a block of flats fear they are going to become stuck in a faulty lift which has not worked properly since mid-April.

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Former Specsavers director Tom Simpson

Falkirk and Grangemouth Specsavers stores’ charity tribute to late director

Staff at Specsavers in Falkirk and Grangemouth have pledged their support to a cancer charity in honour of the company’s late director.

Falkirk
Plans to turn Falkirk and Grangemouth into a ‘city of the future’

Plans to turn Falkirk and Grangemouth into a ‘city of the future’

The 1968 blueprint to transform the area was the perfect opportunity to bring news back to the front page of The Falkirk Herald.

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Front page news returned to The Falkirk Herald on July 13, 1968

When your Falkirk Herald was making its own headlines

A massive change in the way people received their news took place 50 years ago this week.

Business
Future of Falkirk Poundworld revealed

Future of Falkirk Poundworld revealed

The Poundworld store in Falkirk appears to be safe from closure ... for the moment.

Business
Argument resulted in knife chase in Falkirk

Argument resulted in knife chase in Falkirk

A heated telephone call led a knife-wielding man to chase another man through Falkirk town centre.

Crime
Olivia McPike was named as Miss Grand Scotland in the UK Power Pageant. Picture by Brian Hayes

Falkirk woman crowned Miss Grand Scotland pledges to support mental health charity

A make-up artist from Falkirk who was crowned Miss Grand Scotland 2018 has vowed to use her new status to support mental health workers.

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Staff at Russel + Aitken are celebrating a landmark year

Falkirk law firm Russel + Aitken celebrates 200th anniversary

With so many stories of companies – including some big names – struggling to survive in the current climate, there’s one local firm that’s certainly bucking the trend as it celebrates its 200th anniversary this year.

Business
Torwood Garden Centre were presented with Outstanding Achievement of the Year in 2017

Five things you need to know about the Falkirk Herald Business Awards 2018

Applications are now being invited for The Falkirk Herald Business Awards 2018 – these recognise those who have contributed to the district’s economy.

Business
The discarded pile of waste in Bantaskin Park included broken slabs and fence panels

Fly-tipping pile left dumped in Falkirk park for almost two months

A mound of rubbish discarded by fly-tippers has been left to lie in a Falkirk park for almost two months.

Falkirk district
Sinead Reid and her sons Brogan and Jack have thanked Middlefield Store owner David Smith and his customers. Picture by Michael Gillen

Community shows support for Falkirk family who lost everything to house fire

A community has rallied together to support a family-of-three who were left with nothing after a fire ripped through their home.

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Falkirk High School took to the stage for their own production of Disney's High School Muisical.

Falkirk’s very own High School Musical

At the end of a busy school session, pupils and teachers at Falkirk High School still found time to rehearse and perform in the annual end-of-term production.

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Signs stolen from Falkirk pub

Signs stolen from Falkirk pub

Police are hopeful members of the public can point them towards the persons responsible for stealing two signs from a Falkirk pub.

Crime
The Rev. Andrew Sarle blessed the new bridge last week

Minister blesses new bridge over River Carron

A Falkirk minister has blessed a new £840,000 footbridge installed across the widest part of the River Carron near Falkirk.

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Jenna Cassidy on her graduation day

Falkirk student celebrates university graduation

Jenna Cassidy of Falkirk joined fellow students celebrating their success at the University of Stirling’s summer graduation ceremonies last month.

Education

Falkirk Muslim Forum’s Eid extravaganza is another success

Eid in the Park organisers saw the third annual event grow in size again with more stall holders and visitors to 
Callendar Park on Sunday.

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Sarah-Louise receives her award from June's daughter, Laura.

Award given in memory of much-loved hairdresser June

Popular hairdresser June Hill’s commemorative award has been awarded to a Forth Valley College student for the first time.

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Picture: Michael Gillen

Time is ticking down on Dollar Park floral clock

The clock is ticking to encourage people to help restore the floral clock in Falkirk’s Dollar Park.

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