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Charity match held in honour of late Larbert man Ryan McGuckin

Former teammates of a football fanatic who tragically died in a diving accident rallied together to organise a memorial match on his behalf.

Falkirk
Ward 4 of the Mental Health Unit at Forth Valley Royal Hospital won the 2017 Outstanding Care Award at NHS Forth Valley Staff Awards

Voting open for NHS Forth Valley staff awards

A nomination process which recognises and rewards the work, care and commitment of NHS employees and volunteers is now open.

Health
Falkirk is ‘charming’ town

Falkirk is ‘charming’ town

Falkirk has been named one of the most “charming” towns in Scotland according to a recent survey.

Business
The Spitfire Memorial will be the focal point of the celebrations

Spitfire Memorial in Grangemouth to star in Royal Air Force’s 100th anniversary celebrations

Grangemouth’s renowned Spitfire Memorial will have a starring role in the Royal Air Force’s 100th anniversary celebrations this weekend.

Politics
Totally Tina lead singer Justine Riddoch is set to entertain a crowd at Falkirk Town Hall

Tina Turner tribute show in Falkirk promises to be Simply The Best

Tina Turner fans in the Falkirk district will have the chance to take in a tribute act which has the awards to back up its self-professed ‘better than all the rest’ tagline.

Whats on
Campaign marks increased fibre broadband availability in Falkirk district

Campaign marks increased fibre broadband availability in Falkirk district

A campaign has been launched to promote increased fibre broadband availability across the Falkirk district.

Falkirk district
Members of the Forth Bridges Accordion Band have called on the Royal Bank of Scotland to allow them to access their accounts

Bo’ness-based band unable to pay bills due to RBS mistake

A bank has apologised to a marching band after losing important documents which left the group unable to pay its bills.

Bo'ness

Man charged after Stenhousemuir swan attack

A man has now been charged after an attack on a swan which sparked outrage on social media.

Crime
Talented Larbert High Scool percussionist Lewis Blackwood

Percussionist takes financial hit in his stride

A talented young musician is beating a path to the front door of success despite now having to drum up cash to fund his musical education.

Whats on
Practice nurse Margaret Briggs

Camelon nurse looks back on five decades in her dream role

A practice nurse who spent more than half of her five-decade-long NHS career in Camelon insists nursing was the only profession she ever considered pursuing.

Falkirk district
Three-way traffic lights were set up on Main Street, Larbert to allow for repair works. Picture by Michael Gillen

Electrical fault repairs caused Larbert town centre tailbacks

Drivers faced major tailbacks in Larbert town centre as “difficult excavation” works were carried out to fix a faulty underground cable.

Larbert
Comely Park Primary schoolchildren spread vital road safety messages to parents with help from police and the School Squad cut-outs

School Squad campaign aims to protect pupils by keeping vehicles away from school gates

Police have launched a road safety campaign to protect children by urging drivers not to park outside school gates.

Education
Forth Valley Royal Hospital in Larbert

Volunteers on request at FVRH

Forth Valley Royal Hospital’s popular in-house radio station is looking for volunteers.

Health
Stones thrown through car windows in two Stenhousemuir streets

Stones thrown through car windows in two Stenhousemuir streets

A number of vehicles parked in two Stenhousemuir streets were vandalised last Friday.

Crime
Police recovered Annalise Johnstone's body from woodland near Perth

Coins stolen from Muiravonside Country Park wishing well

Coins thrown into a park wishing well have gone missing after a metal grid was forcibly removed.

Crime
Ineos energy plant meeting

Ineos energy plant meeting

Residents will be able to attend a meeting next week discussing the proposed new energy plant at Ineos in Grangemouth.

News
Helix fish deaths explained by SEPA

Helix fish deaths explained by SEPA

Reports of dead fish floating on the surface of the water at the Helix park last Friday night have been explained in depth by SEPA.

Environment

Falkirk High Street’s M&S store earmarked for closure

Marks and Spencer has just confirmed it is proposing to close its branch in Falkirk High Street.

Business
Martin appeared at Falkirk Sheriff Court

Drunk locked partner out of Bo’ness flat

Steven Martin (35) locked his long-term partner out of their home during a drunken row.

Crime
Aaron Hunter (right) plans to climb ten of Scotland's highest mountains on behalf of his little brother Kerr (front), much to the delight of parents Alyson and Alistair

Schoolboy to climb ten Munros for brother who suffers from muscle-wasting disease

An inspirational schoolboy is going to extreme heights to demonstrate his brotherly love and support research into the muscle-wasting disease his younger sibling suffers from.

News
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