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24 Nov 2014 09:30 • Iain Smith

Fracking campaign group to hold meeting in Alloa this week

A CAMPAIGN group looking to raise awareness of fracking and similar enterprises has arranged a public event to inform Wee County residents.

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24 Nov 2014 09:30

Breaking: Police call for witnesses after officers assaulted in Stirling

Police in Forth Valley Division are appealing for witnesses after two on-duty police officers were assaulted during a disturbance in Stirling.

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24 Nov 2014 09:30

Political Stand by MSP Willie Rennie: More must be done to aid those with mental health issues

In many parts of Scotland, Halloween has become something of a big deal in recent years. Trick-or-treating is a serious business, and great care is taken over costume selection to deliver maximum frights.

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24 Nov 2014 09:30

Vox Pops: Was Alex Salmond a good leader?

This Friday Alex Salmond will step down both as the leader of the SNP and Scottish First Minister, handing over the positions to his successor Nicola Sturgeon. We took to the streets to ask people around Alloa about how he did as the country’s leader.

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24 Nov 2014 09:30

Sauchie correspondent asks if Keith Brown will ask for a re-run

Dear Editor I guess it was a case of close but not close enough for our local MSP Keith Brown in the SNP deputy leadership contest. Since Mr Brown polled 44% of the vote, I wonder if he will be calling for another leadership election or is 45% the threshold for demanding a re-run ?

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24 Nov 2014 09:30

Reader insists Labour must clarify position on Trident

Dear Editor What an interesting weekend I have just had, first there was Labour leadership hopeful Neil Findlay on the Andrew Marr Show telling us that it’s already Labour policy in Scotland to oppose the renewal of Trident, now I wonder if any of our Labour friends within this constituency could tell us if that’s true and also if they support the idea.

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24 Nov 2014 08:50

Christmas tree light swithc on this weekend in Alloa

ALLOA’S Christmas tree lights will be switched on this week.

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23 Nov 2014 12:14

On the wild side with Dave Taylor and Keith Broomfield

On the wild side with Keith Broomfield. Pictures by Dave Taylor.

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23 Nov 2014 11:33 • Ashleigh Burns

Festive fun for family at the macrobert

THERE are plenty of festive delights in store for younger audiences this December, at the macrobert arts centre in Stirling.

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23 Nov 2014 10:20

Amazing animals

This week's prized pets: Belle and Lucy

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23 Nov 2014 09:15 • Iain Smith

Over 500 serious driving offences in four years around Clackmannanshire

DRIVERS across the Wee County have been reported for more than 500 serious driving offences within the last four years.

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23 Nov 2014 08:40

Witches Craig camping named best by AA

A local caravan and camping park has been named Scottish campsite of the year.

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22 Nov 2014 18:30 • Graeme Lafferty

Battling Alloa Athletic slump to 3-2 Derby day SPFL Championship defeat to Falkirk

A drama-filled derby day ended in defeat for Alloa Athletic as Falkirk left the Indodrill Stadium with all three points thanks to a 3-2 win.

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22 Nov 2014 14:26

Good business case: Tillicoultry music maker Robert

Receiving a business card by chance over 40 years ago started Robert Rolston on a life-long journey that has helped him turn his passion for accordion music into a thriving business.

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22 Nov 2014 11:11 • Iain Smith

Crown Inn, Alva named community pub of the year

The Crown Inn pub in Alva has been named Community Pub of the Year following a nationwide competition.

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22 Nov 2014 09:45 • Rajmund Bakonyi

Fifteen km hike for Boy's Brigade in a bid to raise awareness

Young people from the 25th Stirling (Dunblane) Boys’ Brigade took part in a sponsored 15km walk to raise awareness of the organisation and the benefits of being part of a youth group.

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22 Nov 2014 08:40 • Rajmund Bakonyi

Forson ready to close attainment gap in Clacks' schools

Clackmannanshire’s education convener is determined to secure a better future for all of Clackmannanshire’s young people.

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21 Nov 2014 20:30 • Graeme Lafferty

Alloa Athletic vs Falkirk - SPFL Championship preview

Alloa boss Barry Smith previews his side's SPFL Championship clash with local rivals Falkirk at the Indodrill Stadium on Saturday.

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21 Nov 2014 19:25

Mastodon will play in Glasgow

MASTODON will drop by Glasgow during their UK-wide headline tour.

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21 Nov 2014 18:36

Christmas atmosphere delivered by Wee County fayres and bazaars

Christmas fayres and bazaars brought a festive feel to the Wee County last week.

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