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Search is on for gallery’s first Scottish heroine

Stirling’s Wallace Monument is set to add its first female figurehead to its Hall of Heroes gallery within the famous landmark.

Arts
Cancer Research UK Unity Bands.

Scots urged to unite for World Cancer Day

Scots are being asked to unite on World Cancer Day (Saturday, February 4) to help beat cancer sooner.

Health
Paul McBride got Kilsyths goal against Glencairn

Titler chasing Kilsyth Rangers are held again

Title chasers Kilsyth Rangers dropped two points for the second week running when they were held to a 1-1 draw at Rutherglen Glencairn on Saturday.

Football
Luncarty were able to hold off the challenge of Cumbernauld (pic by Craig Halkett)

Misery as Cumbernauld carted out of Scottish Cup

Cumbernauld United crashed out of the Scottish Junior Cup at Guy’s Meadow on Saturday.

Football
Billy Bragg and Joe Henry join the Celtic Connections line up next week.

Billy Bragg’s American obsession

Like many a British musician before him, Billy Bragg, bard of Barking, singer songwriter, political activist, and musical historian has made no secret of his obsession with the songs and the mythology of the Americas, not least those of his artistic and philosophical forebear Woody Guthrie. With his friend and collaborator, US singer songwriter Joe Henry, he has made an album that focuses on the transformative part the railroad played in disseminating the songs that gave birth to the rock’n’roll era.

Music
Peter MacDonald celebrates after scoring his first goal at Stirling

Stirling Albion 2 Clyde 2: Bully Wee face cup replay

A brace from Peter MacDonald wasn’t enough for a much improved Clyde side to advance to the next round of the William Hill Scottish Cup, as they were held to a 2-2 draw by a resilient Stirling Albion.

Football
Cervical screening is at a 10-year low while the number of deaths from cervical cancer has increased by 24 per cent.

Concern as cancer screening hits 10-year low

The number of deaths from cervical cancer has increased by 24 per cent while the number of women attending cervical screening has reached a 10-year low, a national charity has warned.

Health
Help is at hand for Fifers who are drowning in debt.

Advice and support for Fifers struggling with debt worries

Many Fifers will be feeling the pinch after Christmas after spending money on food, drink and presents for loved ones.

News
Brendan Cole is returning to Scotland with his new show

All Night Long is ‘Strictly’ the hottest ticket in town

One of Strictly’s most charismatic stars will be waltzing his way north of the border when he brings his new show to Scotland this year.

Whats on
Seven fascinating facts about Robert Burns

Seven fascinating facts about Robert Burns

You don’t have to like Robert Burns’ poetry to enjoy a typical Burns Night – but it probably helps.

News
The poll is being organised by the Scottish Nature Photography Awards.

Votes sought in Scottish nature photography poll

There’s still time for the public to cast their vote in an online poll celebrating Scottish nature photography books.

News
Property expert and TV presenter Amanda Lamb.

Scottish home sellers pay out £156 million in the great commisery sleepwalk

Home owners in Scotland paid estate agents a staggering £156.7 million in commission for selling property over the last year.

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Bank slammed for ‘unacceptable’
job cuts and blitz on branches

Bank slammed for ‘unacceptable’ job cuts and blitz on branches

Cumbernauld and Kilsyth’s MP and MSP say they want assurances their areas won’t fall victim to any new wave of Clydesdale Bank closures.

Business
Sleep Stories are a new way of winding down and drifting off.

‘Bedtime stories for adults’ prove online hit

First there were colouring books for adults, which started as a new way to beat stress, then became a publishing sensation.

News
Revealed: The bad spending habits leaving Scots skint

Revealed: The bad spending habits leaving Scots skint

With another expensive Christmas period behind us, a new survey reveals the bad spending habits leaving Scots struggling to survive in the first month of the new year.

Lifestyle
Depute Provost Jean Jones presents a hamper to new Barrie Place  tenants Stewart OConnor, partner Margaret and their daughter Samara.

Tenants welcomed to new homes

The official opening of a new council housing estate in Kilsyth has now been held.

Politics
Coatbridge and Chryston MSP Fulton MacGregor

MSP hits back at council ‘barriers’ over teacher interviews

Coatbridge and Chryston MSP Fulton MacGregor has hit back at Education convener Frank McNally who claimed North Lanarkshire Council were keen to help him speak with local schools.

Politics
Those who borrowed to fund their festivities expect to have paid it back by May.

Christmas costs expected to reach until spring

On average UK adults spent £158 more than they intended over the Christmas period, according to research from Post Office Money Credit Cards, with only 30 per cent managing to keep within their budget.

News
10 most complained-about adverts in 2016

10 most complained-about adverts in 2016

The Advertising Standards Authority has released the 10 most complained-about adverts from last year.

Lifestyle
Clyde havent won since beating Arbroath in the last round of the Scottish Cup.

Clyde looking for cup of cheer at Stirling

Clyde will look to put their nightmare league run behind them when they return to Forthbank on Saturday on Scottish Cup business.

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