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    There have been over 1500 attacks on teaching staff across the Forth Valley since 2016. There were 387 attacks in Stirling in the last 12 months, while incidents have risen by 43% in Falkirk over the last three years. The details emerged following a Freedom of Information request by the Scottish Lib Dems. The party’s […]

    Councillors in Clacks have given the green light to plans to introduce a charge for brown bin collections. Residents will be asked to pay £36 a year per bin for their garden waste to be collected. The changes will come into force from March. Garden Waste Permit Scheme… https://t.co/Yq6XYhi7CP — Clacks Council (@ClacksCouncil) January 16, […]

    The Scottish Government needs to show how it’ll measure the long-term success of city deals. That’s according to the public spending watchdog. The Accounts Commission found the investment deals have been positive for Scotland – but it’s unclear how it will be decided if they were value for money. The Stirling and Clacks City Deal […]

    It’s been claimed a £235 million Growth Deal for Falkirk and Grangemouth would be “transformational” for the local area. Politicians and business leaders gathered in Polmont earlier to discuss the potential investment, which would come from both the UK and Scottish governments. It’s hoped up to 6,000 jobs could be created as a result. Local […]

    A local MSP’s called the decision to get rid of free TV licences for over 75s “misguided”. Clacks and Dunblane’s Keith Brown has called on the UK Government to re-think the move. Mr Brown says it’ll add £154 to household bills in the Forth Valley and beyond: “The decision of the Tory UK Government to […]

    Age Scotland is looking to speak to people over the age of 55 about their housing and household energy needs.

    Universal Credit needs a “fundamental overhaul” – that’s the message from Citizens Advice Scotland. They’ve written to Work and Pensions Secretary Therese Coffey, calling for six key reforms to the benefit. These include a reduction in the five-week wait for the first payment – and an increase to the level of Work Allowances. The charity […]

    Stirling Councillors have decided to close Croftamie Nursery – just three months after voting to save it. The nursery will be closed from May 2021. A Council spokesperson says the local authority has also decided to instruct officers to consult with the residents of Croftamie to explore the future use of the nursery building. Members […]

    Local councils are to be granted new powers to crack down on AirBNB-style lets. There’s been a sharp rise in the number of homes being rented out for short periods. However, concerns have been raised that it’s becoming increasingly difficult for local residents to find homes to live in. The new schemes will come into […]

    A man has been jailed for six years, after stabbing his friend at the house they shared in Falkirk. Zilvanas Popovas was originally charged with murdering father-of-one Tomas Svezas on Westfield Street last summer. The 38-year-old previously pled guilty to culpable homicide under provocation. It’s understood the pair had began fighting after spending the night […]