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    A Stirling academic says she’s “incredibly proud” after being awarded an OBE for her work supporting people with autism. Dr Catriona Stewart co-founded the Scottish Women’s Autism Network in 2012. She spoke to Central FM News after receiving her award:

    Camelon Education Centre has been closed with immediate effect. The building, which is also home to Camelon Community Centre, has been shut by Falkirk Council for “precautionary maintenance checks”. It’s being reported the Abercrombie Street building failed an electrical inspection. Last month, the building was used as a hub for operations to restore gas to […]

    New research has suggested more emergency food parcels are being handed out in Scotland than previously thought. Soaring numbers in recent years have been solely provided by the Trussell Trust, the UK’s largest network of food banks. But a new joint study by two charities has found the true number could be far higher. They […]

    People across the Forth Valley will be asked to give their views on plans to reduce the school summer holidays. Falkirk, Stirling and Clackmannanshire Councils are set to undertake public consultations – which would cut the current break from seven weeks to six. In return, youngsters would be given an extra week’s holiday in October […]

    Zetland Park in Grangemouth has been given a boost, after it was confirmed it’s to receive nearly £1 million in funding. More than £900,000 of that has been awarded by the National Lottery Heritage Fund. The money will go towards new landscaping works, as well as a series of repair and conservation projects. Work is […]

    The Scottish Government’s being urged to “wake up” – and take action to tackle the farming climate crisis. A report by charity WWF found extreme weather is costing Scotland’s agricultural sector £161 million. Meanwhile, the Scottish Government’s efforts to tackle the issue have been described as “half-baked”. Scottish Green MSP Mark Ruskell says: Mark Ruskell […]

    The number of people in Scotland seeking advice over revenge porn has doubled in less than a year. Citizens Advice Scotland say 30,000 people visited their webpage on the issue between June and November last year. That’s compared to 13,000 in the six months before. Sharing images and videos, or threatening to do so, is […]

    Lecturers at Stirling University will be among those voting in a ballot for strike action. Members of the EIS trade union went on strike last year, in a dispute over pay. The trade union say lecturers’ pay has been cut by more than 20% in real terms over the past decade. The postal ballot opens […]

    Three men have been charged after a series of attempted robberies in Stirling last weekend. The three separate incidents took place in the Raploch area, between 9pm and 10pm. The men, who are aged 22, 23 and 24, appeared at Stirling Sheriff Court on Monday. All three have been remanded in custody. Detective Inspector David […]

    A charity wants increased funding to be made available, to make homes easier and cheaper to heat. Citizens Advice Scotland say improving energy efficiency would help meet the country’s net-zero emissions target by 2045. The Scottish Government want to raise the energy performance of all homes to at least a ‘C’ rating. CAS Markets spokesperson, […]