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Falkirk

New Post Office opening in Falkirk

A new Post Office opens at 18 Woodburn Street, Falkirk at lunchtime on Monday, January 29.

Business
Robot was used to carry out a controlled explosion

Camelon street re-opens after ‘controlled’ explosion

A controlled explosion brought an end to the incident which closed Camelon Main Street for the morning.

Crime
Camelon centre closure to make way for soft play area

Camelon centre closure to make way for soft play area

Work on a new play area at a popular sports centre is due to begin next week.

Lifestyle
Top Pilates instructor visits Falkirk centre

Top Pilates instructor visits Falkirk centre

A Falkirk physiotherapy and exercise centre is looking forward to hosting classes this weekend with a world-renowned Pilates instructor.

Lifestyle
Billy is Falkirk’s new Provost

Billy is Falkirk’s new Provost

Councillor Billy Buchanan has been selected as the new Provost of Falkirk.

Politics
Nostalgia: Going back to 1971 and the end of Grahamston Burns Club

Nostalgia: Going back to 1971 and the end of Grahamston Burns Club

Eighteen years ago Falkirk’s Grahamston Burns Club closed down and its last president, Walter Gowans, placed his badge of honour its its leather case – where it has been ever since. But next week the badge will get a new lease of life when it is officially handed over to Mr William Muirhead, president of the Newmarket Burns Club, which recently became a member of the Burns Federation. Mr Gowans, a retired engineer from Langlees, said: ‘‘We know this club will go from strength to strength and further local interest in Robert Burns.

Nostalgia
Popular Falkirk cycle shop to close after more than 70 years

Popular Falkirk cycle shop to close after more than 70 years

One of Falkirk’s longest established family firms will disappear from the town centre this year.

Business
Warning after car theft

Warning after car theft

Thiefs made off with a car after a successful ‘fishing’ trip.

Crime
Motorists on Callendar Road, Falkirk

Stay at home warning for Falkirk district

The public is being warned to stay indoors and only journey out if really necessary.

Environment
Chief Superintendent Thom McLoughlin

Forth Valley top cop under investigation

Forth Valley’s top police officer is understood to be under investigaton after a complaint was made against him.

Crime
Falkirk offices to be turned into flats

Falkirk offices to be turned into flats

Office premises in Falkirk will now be used for residential purposes after permission was given to change their use.

Environment
Drugs found in two Falkirk properties

Drugs found in two Falkirk properties

Two people were arrested for drug offences after police in Falkirk carried out searches of properties at the weekend.

Crime
Falkirk’s oldest pub now has new landlords

Falkirk’s oldest pub now has new landlords

Falkirk’s oldest pub has been sold as Wheatsheaf Inn ‘mine host’ Alex Black decides to call time after 11 years.

Business
High Street news man who’s right
at the heart of daily life in Falkirk

High Street news man who’s right at the heart of daily life in Falkirk

In the ten years since taking over High Street News in its prime town centre location, owner Mohammed Arshad has seen plenty of changes taking place right in front of his eyes.

News
Martin Lacey was told he was lucky not to be sent to jail for fraud

Elderly relative’s bank card funds £5000 spending spree

Martin Lacey used a bank card belonging to his mother’s uncle to go on a £5000 spending spree.

Crime
Gair was jailed for five years at the High Court in Glasgow

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
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
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
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
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