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    The Scottish Government are to review the use of restraint and seclusion on pupils in schools. An investigation by the Children and Young People’s Commissioner found the use of restraint is largely “unmonitored”. They found inconsistencies across local councils – and urged the Government to update their guidance on the issue. Without it, they warned […]

    An 85-year-old man’s been killed after being hit by a car in Stirling city centre. The incident happened on Cowane Street at around 10:40 this morning. The pedestrian was hit by a grey coloured Renault Megane near the Cowane shopping centre. Police are urging anyone who saw the incident to get in touch. Inspector Andrew […]

    A man, who sexually abused two teenage girls in Clacks, will serve a minimum of two years behind bars.

    Around 70% of people are putting their health at risk – by not doing enough physical activity. Figures from charity Heart Research UK also found one in 10 don’t do any exercise in a typical week. Studies have shown that can lead to cardiovascular disease – a condition which kills 41 people in Scotland every […]

    More needs to be done to make sure schoolchildren are given the right level of support. That’s the message from the Scottish Children’s Services Coalition. Scottish Government figures show the number of kids requiring additional support needs has risen to its highest ever level. However, the number of support staff has dropped by more than […]

    Tenants in Stirling have just over one week left to tell the local authority their views on rent levels for 2020. Stirling Council plan to increase prices next year by either £2.35 or £2.94 per week. That could mean an extra £150 added to resident’s annual costs. You can have your say by clicking here The […]

    There’s a flood warning been issued for Callander, following hours of heavy rain and strong winds across the Forth Valley. The Scottish Environment Protection Agency say rising river levels could cause problems in the local area. ☔Heavy rain and strong winds are making driving conditions difficult across #Stirling The following roads are confirmed closed: ❌Kersebonny […]

    People in the Forth Valley are being urged to stay safe over Christmas, after a warning over accidental house fires. The Scottish Fire and Rescue Service say they attended more than 500 incidents in Scotland, over last year’s festive period. More than 10% of those took place across the Falkirk, Stirling and Clacks council areas. […]

    There’s been a 25% rise in the number of calls to a domestic abuse helpline. Scottish Women’s Aid say their domestic abuse and forced marriage helpline handled nearly 3,200 calls over the last 12 months. There were 27 calls about forced marriage. Helpline Manager Lydia Okroj said: “This has been the busiest and most challenging, […]

    Nicola Sturgeon took a break from election campaigning this morning, to officially open the Superglass factory in Stirling. It follows the completion of a £37m project to redevelop their production facility. The multi-million pound investment is one of the largest in Scotland in recent years and will help protect 180 jobs at the site. It […]