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    People who drink and smoke are up to 30 times more likely to develop cancer, than those who indulge in one or the other. That’s one of the findings in new research by Scottish Health Action on Alcohol Problems. There is no safe level of alcohol consumption, according to the latest drinking guidelines. Dr Peter […]

    Sexual offences against children have reached a record high, according to new figures. There were over 5,300 recorded incidents in Scotland last year, including rape, grooming and sexual assault. The NSPCC say victims need “extensive support” – but overstretched services can’t keep up. The weather's getting colder, the days are getting shorter & we understand […]

    Health and social care funding in Scotland is facing a £1.8billion shortfall by 2024 unless “significant” reforms are made. That’s according to a report by Audit Scotland – which says the health service is facing “growing pressures”. The study also found more than one in six cancer patients in the Forth Valley are waiting more […]

    Police are appealing for witnesses after a woman was critically injured in a two-car crash in Alloa. The crash happened at around 12.35pm yesterday on Mar Place, close to the roundabout at the junction with Marshill Roundabout. A Fiat Punto travelling north on Mar Place collided with a Renault Megane travelling south. Emergency services attended […]

    Firefighters are urging people across the Forth Valley to attend public firework displays – rather than holding their own. Figures from the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service show crews were called to nearly 400 incidents a week this time last year. There were 338 call-outs on Bonfire Night alone in 2018. Our firefighters tackled more […]

    Boys across the Forth Valley will get the HPV vaccination for the first time in February 2020. The Scottish Government announced last summer they’d begin an immunisation programme, following recommendation from a health committee. Nurses from the health board have been visiting local high schools to raise awareness of the programme. The vaccine, first introduced […]

    A charity is calling for more effort to tackle the country’s increasingly ageing population. Figures from the National Records of Scotland predict there will be almost a quarter of a million more pensioners by 2043. They also show the working age population will fall by 7,000, with the Scottish Government saying inward migration is needed […]

    Scotland’s oldest picture house has been shortlisted for a national ‘Cinema of the Year’ prize. The Hippodrome in Bo’ness first opened in 1912 and continues to screen both modern and classic films, following an extensive renovation a decade ago. It’s up against venues from across the UK – with the winner announced at a ceremony […]

    A Stirling University swimming coach has been chosen to be a part of Team GB at next summer’s Olympics.   Steven Tigg is one of eight coaches nominated by British Swimming for the Games in Tokyo. He previously was a member of Team Scotland at the 2018 Commonwealth Games – and helped athletes at this […]

    The Scottish Government are to introduce a charge for single-use cups, as part of efforts to help the environment. It’s to be included in their upcoming Circular Economy Bill. If approved, the level of the charge would then be decided following a public consultation. An estimated 200 million plastic cups are used in Scotland every […]