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    Police are appealing for information after a man was robbed of his wallet in Bo’ness. The incident happened on Main Street at 8:20am yesterday morning. The suspect’s described as a white Scottish male, in his mid-30s, about 5 foot 10 inches tall and of stocky build. He was wearing a green waist-length parka style jacket, […]

    The first of four equality election hustings will take place in Falkirk this evening. It’s being held at the town’s Trinity Church – and gets underway at 6:30pm. The SNP’s John McNally, Lynn Munro of the Conservatives, Lib Dem Austin Reid and the Green Party’s Tom McLaughlin are all expected to attend. The Central Scotland […]

    Nursing staff in Scotland are under “enormous pressure” – and are too busy to provide the level of care they’d like to. Those are among the findings from a new survey. The Royal College of Nursing’s annual employment survey found 60% of staff felt they were under too much pressure. More than half of nurses […]

    Some survivors of sexual violence in the local area are waiting more than three months for support. That’s according to figures released by Forth Valley Rape Crisis. The latest data shows almost 40 people are currently on their waiting list. The group’s hosting drop-in “consent cafes” next week, in Stirling, Balfron and Callander. Centre manager […]

    Recorded child cruelty and neglect offences rose by more than a quarter last year. Analysis of police data by NSPCC Scotland found there were 818 offences recorded in total. Those included extreme cases where parents deliberately assaulted or abandoned their children. Matt Forde, national head of service for NSPCC Scotland, said: “Greater public awareness and improvements […]

    A new recycling scheme has launched in Stirling’s city centre, which aims to reduce the amount of waste being left on the streets. The local authority sent out information packs to residents in October, to let them know further details about the initative. There are 11 recycling points in total, although their locations could change […]

    The University of Stirling’s Institute of Aquaculture is to receive a top academic honour. It’ll be given the Queen’s Anniversary Prize – which will be presented at Buckingham Palace in February. A major redevelopment of the Institute’s facilities is expected next year, as part of the Stirling & Clacks City Deal. It caps a successful […]

    Jane Hall was working as a nurse at Falkirk Community Hospital when she got the call. Her husband George had been taken to Forth Valley Royal hospital, after collapsing at work. He’d suffered a catastrophic brain bleed, from which he would not recover. The family had spoken about what they wanted to happen in a […]

    Two thirds of Scots are likely to be an unpaid carer for a loved one at some point in their life. That’s according to research – released to mark Carers Rights Day. A separate study by charity Carers Scotland found nearly half of carers are cutting back on essential items like food and heating – […]

    Stirling Council’s unveiled plans to build almost 1000 affordable homes over the next five years. The local authority will work with private contractors to build 319 homes in Raploch by 2022. They’re also building in Cornton, Cultenhove and St.Ninian’s. The Council say they are investing a total of £112 million into the plans. Stirling Council […]