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    Ineos has announced it is to invest £1 billion into reducing greenhouse gas emissions from the Grangemouth petrochemical plant. They’ve outlined a proposal to power the plant with hydrogen made from natural gas – and then capturing carbon dioxide. The Forth Valley site is currently one of the largest polluters in Scotland. Ineos has already […]

    Today marks the start of changes to bin collections in Stirling. Grey and blue bins across the area will now be collected once every four weeks – rather than once a fortnight. The local authority say the move has been made to ensure people are properly recycling. But Conservative councillor Neil Benny tells us why […]

    Scotland’s travel list will be ‘simplified’ along with England’s from the 4th of October. The so-called “amber list” will be scrapped, meaning only a red and green list will remain. The move is hoped to reduce confusion amongst those travelling in the coming weeks and months. The Scottish Government say they are trying to maintain […]

    A public consultation has opened on a proposal to permanently close a Stirling school. Buchanan Primary has been mothballed since January 2018, after low pupil numbers. There were no children enrolled at the school in October 2017. The proposal would see kids in the catchment area attend Drymen Primary from next year. Convenor of the […]

    All 12 – 15-year-olds will be offered one dose of the Pfizer coronavirus vaccine in Scotland, the First Minister has confirmed. From Monday drop-in vaccine clinics will open across the country for this age group. The announcement from Nicola Sturgeon comes the day after all 4 of the UK’s chief medical officers concluded this group […]

    A new speed camera is being set up in Reddingmuirhead from today – after worries from residents about drivers in the area. Police Scotland say there have been a “concerning” number of drivers exceeding the 30mph limit. The camera is in place on Shieldhill Road. East Safety Camera Unit Manager Michael Grant said: “Flexible deployments […]

    The use of coronavirus vaccine passports has been approved at Holyrood, following a debate and vote from MSPs. It means vaccine QR codes will be required for access to large events and nightclubs from October 1st. MSPs voted 68/55. Health Secretary Humza Yousaf said: “We must do all we can to stem the rise in […]

    Police Scotland have confirmed a 14-year-old boy has been arrested after an assault at a Forth Valley school. Officers were called to St.Modan’s in Stirling yesterday lunchtime. Nobody suffered serious injuries. Both Stirling Council and Police Scotland also say nobody gained access to the school before the incident. A Police Scotland spokesperson said: “Police received […]

    Police Scotland has pleaded guilty to failings which “materially contributed” to the death of a 25-year-old on the M9 near Stirling. Lamara Bell was involved in a car crash in July 2015. Despite a call being made to police, it took three days for officers to respond. She later died in hospital. The driver of […]

    It’s two weeks today until bin collections change across Stirling. The local council has confirmed that from 20th September, grey and blue bins in the area will only be collected once every 4 weeks. They’re sending out new bin collection calendars to local residents. Stirling Council say it’s to make sure people are recycling properly. […]