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26 Aug 2015 09:30

Local GPs play an important role within our community - Willie Rennie MSP

We cherish our local GPs. I’m sure many people in Alloa will have been lucky to have enjoyed the same experience where my doctor also treated my family members, and we were treated by the same doctor from cradle to adulthood.
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19 Aug 2015 06:30

Great news for local groups who cash in

In the past week, two local organisations, the Sauchie Community Group and Simply Wee County Catering, have received grants from the National Lottery through the Big Lottery Fund’s Awards for All programme.
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12 Aug 2015 06:30

The Named Person Policy is flawed

It is little wonder that parents across Scotland are starting to rebel against the SNP’s scheme to introduce a Named Person for every young person between birth and 18.
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23 Jul 2015 06:30

We are not all in together it seems

Sir, - It is true that hardly anyone in Scotland voted Tory in the general election in May. However, because lots of English and Welsh people did, we will suffer the pains of a London, Tory budget.
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22 Jul 2015 09:30

Artists' Quarter with Karen Strang

‘In pursuit of the perfect pencil ‘ may not sound the most promising opening to an adventure, but consider the importance of a workman’s tools.
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22 Jul 2015 06:30

We should be asking questions

Police Officers in communities across Scotland do fantastic work and help to keep us safe. But we should not shy away from asking difficult questions when things go wrong.
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17 Jul 2015 06:30

Shattered to resign from SNP

Sir, - At last I am undone, free from the constitutional corset that restricts people who wish to stray from the party line.
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16 Jul 2015 09:30

Clacks Business Awards 2015 launched

THE time has come to get your nominations in for the Clacks Business Awards 2015.
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15 Jul 2015 09:30

Charities are vitally important

Charities are a cornerstone of every good society. While government and business have vital parts to play in building the sorts of communities that we want to live in, it’s often the third sector which acts as our social conscience, helping to bring people together and to give a voice to those on the margins.
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2 Jul 2015 06:30

Plans will evolve

Sir, - Firstly, I would like to thank the nearly 140 local residents, community councillors and other interested parties who did attend Cluff Natural Resources’ initial round of exhibitions held in Culross and Grangemouth.
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1 Jul 2015 09:30

Political Stand - Dr Richard Simpson MSP

There have been many reports recently regarding the failings in education, a fully devolved area for which the SNP Government has had full responsibility for eight years.
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25 Jun 2015 07:30

Shelve these park plans

Sir, - I was shocked to arrive back from holiday and read the report on the proposed plans to build a new school or schools in Tullibody.
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24 Jun 2015 09:30

Supporting Armed Forces Day

Earlier this month, I was delighted to join with people across Clackmannanshire to show my support for Armed Forces Day.
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18 Jun 2015 06:30

Open letter to our representatives

Sir, - This is an open letter to all politicians representing the Wee County. To all councillors, MSPs, MEPs and the new Westminster MP. What are you doing about the activities of Cluff Natural Resources PLC? Particularly their recent public relations caper?
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17 Jun 2015 11:30

Willie Rennie remembers Charles Kennedy

The tributes on the passing of Charles Kennedy were heart-felt and well deserved.
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10 Jun 2015 09:30

Sale of post office shares

Sir, - The writing was on the wall and this newly elected Conservative Government is completing what the previous Labour Government started, selling off another public service.
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10 Jun 2015 09:30

Political Stand - Tasmina Ahmed-Sheikh

As I write this column, it’s only been a month since my election on 7 May. While it’s been a whirlwind few weeks, the one constant has been the overwhelming support and goodwill I’ve received from people across this constituency.
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30 Jan 2015 13:37

Are kids switched on too soon?

With technology playing such a pivotal role in life in the modern era, it begs the question as to whether children of a young age are being introduced to what the word has to offer too quickly, writes Michelle Henderson.
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21 Jan 2015 16:30 • Ross Brannigan

Ross Brannigan: Funding gap puts council, and the poorest residents, in a tough position

Clackmannanshire Council has proposed a swathe of spending cuts in order to reduce its £20 million funding gap.
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21 Jan 2015 09:30 • Ross Brannigan

Ross Brannigan: Is the big brother state now upon us

In the past week, world leaders have rallied against the terror threats currently poised against the western world.
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16 Dec 2014 16:50

Word on the Street - Christmas TV

Christmas viewing looks set to be a repeat of last year – and many other years – as mainstream channels have scheduled more than 670 hours of reruns over the festive fortnight. We asked people on the streets of Alloa what they would most like to see broadcast on TV over this festive season.
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14 Dec 2014 20:30

Independent councillor says the vow will keep important powers in London

Dear Editor A few weeks ago, in this newspaper, I predicted that the “extra powers” promised in the now infamous vow cobbled together by the Labour and Tory pals in better together would be “too little too late”.
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14 Dec 2014 20:30

Labour group leader says SNP are guilty of "I'm alright Jack" attitude

Dear Editor During the course of Clackmannanshire Council’s Resources & Audit Committee last week, it was confirmed that every Labour Councillor had supported staff, unions and officers by accepting the 3 per cent cut to salary/wages.
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14 Dec 2014 09:30

Grangemouth could be coming a "European hub of fracking" at cost of hundreds of millions to the taxpayer

Dear Editor, At the anti-fracking public meeting held in the Bowmar Centre on 26 November, between 7pm and 9pm, there were no elected politicians on the platform in the hall.
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14 Dec 2014 09:30

Station at Cambus would not come cheap but it is a viable option

Dear Editor, Rail Futures Scotland are to be congratulated for including Cambus in their proposals for new station development across Scotland (Advertiser 26 November). However, the situation has changed since the 2008 feasibility study.
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