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    All school kids primary 4 – 7 will return to the classroom full-time on 15th March, unless data forces that to change. The First Minister confirmed the move in Holyrood today. All secondary kids are expected to return after the Easter break. Primary 1 – 3 have already returned to school and some in the […]

    A new coronavirus test centre is opening in Polmont – for residents without symptoms. The site is based at Polmont Sports Centre, and will open tomorrow morning. Anyone who’s displaying symptoms is being asked not to attend. The testing hub will stay open until at least 17th May. It’s running between 10am and 8pm and […]

    The First Minister’s announced that all of Scotland is hoped to enter Level 3 of lockdown restrictions on April 26th. This means non-essential retail, gyms and hairdressers could re-open. The ‘stay at home’ rule could also be scrapped on April 5th. This would mean 2 households of up to 6 people could meet outdoors. More […]

    Forth Valley patients are playing a key role in a new Covid-19 breakthrough trial. 77 people took part in research, which found a drug normally used to treat arthritis can be used for the sickest coronavirus patients. Trials found Tocilizumab, combined with a steroid called dexamethasone, could potentially be a life-saver. The study’s been testing […]

    A Stirling University study says the opening of pubs last summer caused “potentially significant” Covid-19 risks. The research, which is the first of its kind, looked at how venues dealt with coronavirus protocols last summer. It found while bars were willing to adapt to new measures, “commercial and practical” challenges remained. Professor Niamh Fitzgerald led […]

    Clackmannanshire Council has revealed it’s given out more than £10 million in grants to local businesses throughout the pandemic. The latest round of grants came from the Discretionary Fund – aimed at supporting businesses who’ve slipped through the gaps in Covid-19 relief funding. Council Leader Ellen Forson said: “The Council is acutely aware of the […]

    A 57-year-old bus driver from Falkirk has died after contracting coronavirus. Tommy Rooney has been described as the “heart and soul” of the Larbert depot. In a statement, First bus say their thoughts are with his family – and he will be “sorely missed”. Andrew Jarvis, managing director for First Midland, said: “Our thoughts and […]

    First Bus are running a reduced timetable in Falkirk from today, after 8 members of staff in Larbert tested positive for coronavirus. All close contacts are self-isolating – and the company say they’ve introduced “additional measures” to stop the spread of the virus. The temporary reductions are in place for two weeks. A full list […]

    Ambulance staff should be given their second coronavirus vaccine straight away – as Covid-19 rates are nearly four times higher than the worst hit areas in Scotland. That’s the call from trade unions UNISON and GMB. 8% of staff are absent due to coronavirus. Health Secretary Jeane Freeman has rejected plans to give ambulance workers […]

    Eight staff at the First Bus depot in Larbert have contracted coronavirus. It comes just weeks after an outbreak at the company’s base in Bannockburn. First Bus say there is “no evidence” of a link. A reduced timetable is running, to restrict the spread of the virus. David Phillips, operations director for First Midland, said: […]