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Weekly paper's journalists meet up for reunion

Former staff from the Falkirk Herald have been reunited at an event which raised more than £1,300 for charity. Journalists, editors and publishers who had worked at the newspaper over the past 50 years met up for a reunion at

Media rivalries fought on the pitch

Staff from the Scottish media took their rivalries onto the pitch when they gathered for a football tournament at Glasgow’s Hampden Park. Teams were fielded from 28 newspapers, TV and radio stations, including the Edinburgh Evening News, the Evening Express

Scots editors in marathon effort

Editors at two Scottish weekly papers are recovering this week after taking part in the Edinburgh Marathon. Graeme Scott of the Fife Herald and Colin Hume from the Falkirk Herald were among the thousands of runners who endured the 26.2

A Sun-ny Christmas?

The Institute of Public Relations in Scotland has created a spoof Sun front page to plug their up-and-coming Christmas event. Matt Bendoris and John Kirkby, from the paper’s Scottish team, are giving PR execs an insight into what makes a

Johnston plans to buy RIM in £560m deal

Johnston Press is planning to buy Regional Independent Media for £560m. Johnston, the UK’s fourth-largest regional newspaper group, is launching a £220m rights issue of shares in connection with the deal. The deal is agreed and has already been approved

Water tests after paper's probe

Water supplies in every part of Westquarter village are to be tested after the Falkirk Herald revealed how a family had been buying bottles water for weeks. Their mains supplied had been cloudy and tests revealed they had high levels

700 attend editor's funeral

The funeral of George Guthrie, editor of The Falkirk Herald, was attended by some 700 people. George, 42, died after a four-year battle with cancer. The Rev Graham Thain paid tribute to George’s courage leading up to his death and

George Guthrie: Ambitions achieved

Page 1 of 2 The Falkirk Herald has been overwhelmed with tributes for its editor, George Guthrie, who has died after a battle against cancer, aged 42. A journalist since 1977, he rose from trainee to editor by 1993, becoming

Herald helps secure rights for bereaved families

The Falkirk Herald has been praised for helping to secure more rights for bereaved families – and for enabling one family to have a say in a forthcoming parole hearing. The paper revealed in March how killer Andrew Halliday had

News man loses fight for life

The Daily Record chief sub who was critically injured in a mountaineering accident has died in hospital after a week-long fight for life. Tributes have been paid to climber Tim Harper, (38), who suffered head injuries in the 700ft fall

"Thank you readers"- Louisa, 82

A frail old lady has paid tribute to the Falkirk Herald after the paper stepped in to get her an eye operation. Louisa Kirkwood, 82, had been due to have a cataract in her left eye removed since Christmas but

Sad farewell to public face of the Herald

Tributes have been flooding in after the death of the Falkirk Herald’s chief photographer. Eaun Pitcaithly died last week following a short illness. As chief photographer, Euan was the public face of the Herald and news of his death has

Former Falkirk reporter creates newspaper website

Adrian Mahoney, who spent 10 years on the Falkirk Herald – six of them as chief reporter – is behind a media website giving links to news, weather, sports, TV and movie sites. Adrian (31), was involved in a partial

Royal scoop for Alan – one to one with a princess

Award-winning Falkirk Herald chief reporter Alan Muir spent 40 minutes with Princess Anne at Gleneagles Hotel where she gave an exclusive interview. The paper won the interview after putting in a request with her press office to tackle the Princess

RIM report deadline extended

The Competition Commission has put back the date by which it will report to the Department of Trade and Industry on the proposed take over of newspaper publisher Regional Independent Media (RIM) from September 27 until October 6. Gannett UK,

Countdown to BT awards for cream of the weeklies

Staff at nine weekly newspapers will find out tomorrow (Thursday) if they have scooped one of the top prizes in British journalism. The papers were regional winners in the annual BT Press and Broadcast Awards and have gone on to