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    Men, who were convicted under historical discriminatory sex offences in Scotland, have now been pardoned. Legislation to disregard convictions, for activities that are no longer a crime, comes into effect from today. Thousands of men were left with criminal records as a result of the laws. Tim Hopkins is Director of the Equality Network: “Centuries […]

    Almost a fifth of drivers in Scotland say they’ve witnessed another motorist being physically abused. That’s according to a new report. 17% say they’ve seen some form of physical attack, related to a driving incident, in the last 12 months. The R-A-C have released their 2019 ‘Report on Motoring’, which reveals people’s biggest concerns on […]

    Almost half of businesses and more than a third of charities in the UK experience at least one cyber attack every month.

    A Scottish Government study suggests up to 12% of the population in Stirling’s “vulnerable” to the impact of Brexit. The research looked at factors including Brexit-sensitive industries, access to local services – and EU worker migration. The figures claim similar numbers of those living in Falkirk and Clacks, are also “at risk” from the fallout. […]

    The average shopworker in Scotland is abused, threatened or assaulted more than once every three weeks. That’s according to figures from trade union Usdaw. Their research found more than 60% have experienced verbal abuse this year – with a third threatened by a customer. Labour MSP Daniel Johnson’s lodged a bill in the Scottish Parliament, […]

    One in four people in the Forth Valley say they don’t feel comfortable talking about their mental health at work. Charity ‘See Me’, which carried out the survey, think employers should do more to help workers feel confident about speaking out. Their research has been released to coincide with World Mental Health Day. They’ve launched […]

    Despite initially being cancelled, the Stirling Scottish Marathon WILL be held next year. Stirling Council have found a new backer for the event, with the race being moved to later in the year. There had been complaints back in April about it taking place on the same day as the London Marathon. The race will […]

    A Forth Valley politician says current local bank services are “insufficient”. Five branches have closed in Falkirk alone since 2014. Across Scotland, nearly 40% of branches have closed – with RBS cutting three-quarters of its network. Falkirk East MSP Angus MacDonald says the banking sector needs to have a greater presence: “The extent to which […]

    It’s hoped a Clackmannanshire conference today will help tackle the problem of child poverty. It’s the beginning of a week-long series of events, being hosted by the Clackmannanshire Alliance. It’s thought 240,000 children across Scotland are currently living in poverty. Council Leader Ellen Forson, Chair of Clackmannanshire Alliance said: “We all want our children and […]

    Listen to our weekly news highlights, as the First Minister visits the Forth Valley, the Scottish Government says no to fracking & smacking and ambitious plans to develop Falkirk are revealed to the public. Do you have a story you think we should be covering? Drop us an email at news@centralfm.co.uk or call the Central […]

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