Thu 25 Jun, 2015

Every week our team will bring you a round up of the top headlines from across the district, as well as national and international stories of interest you may have missed amongst the online babble.

 

FALKIRK DISTRICT DIGEST

 

Campaign launched for cheaper bus prices in Falkirk 

http://www.falkirkherald.co.uk/news/local-news/campaign-launched-for-cheaper-bus-prices-in-falkirk-1-3805679

 

Falkirk failing (letter to Scotsman re bus service)

http://www.scotsman.com/news/opinion/letters/falkirk-failing-1-3806594

 

Electric bikes prove cycling to the office need not be hard work

http://www.falkirkherald.co.uk/news/community/electric-bikes-prove-cycling-to-the-office-need-not-be-hard-work-1-3808903

 

Overcrowding crisis in Falkirk schools

http://www.falkirkherald.co.uk/news/local-news/overcrowding-crisis-in-falkirk-schools-1-3799361

 

Parties gearing up for Denny by election 

http://www.falkirkherald.co.uk/news/local-news/parties-gearing-up-for-denny-by-election-1-3806259

 

Hopes £150 million secures Grangemouth plant’s future

http://www.falkirkherald.co.uk/news/local-news/hopes-150-million-secures-grangemouth-plant-s-future-1-3805698

 

Pension scheme helps build 300 homes 

http://www.falkirkherald.co.uk/news/community/pension-scheme-helps-build-300-homes-1-3799572

 

Maddiston growing project starts to bear fruit 

http://www.falkirkherald.co.uk/news/community/maddiston-growing-project-starts-to-bear-fruit-1-3792523

 

Council asks developer to reconsider Denny town centre retail plan

http://www.falkirkherald.co.uk/news/business/business-news/council-asks-developer-to-reconsider-denny-town-centre-retail-plan-1-3808850

 

Braes road is a ‘rat run’

http://www.falkirkherald.co.uk/news/local-news/braes-road-is-a-rat-run-1-3799371

 

Presentations from the 2015 Central Scotland Green Network are now available online:

http://www.centralscotlandgreennetwork.org/news-and-events/csgn-forum

 

Council Office Headquarters Consultation

http://www.falkirk.gov.uk/services/council-democracy/consultations-surveys/consultation.aspx?aid=3457

 

NO UCG IN OUR FORTH PETITION

https://you.38degrees.org.uk/petitions/no-ucg-in-our-forth

 

 

NATIONAL AND INTERNATIONAL NEWS

 

Fracking poses 'significant' risk to humans and should be temporarily banned across EU, says new report

http://www.independent.co.uk/environment/fracking-poses-significant-risk-to-humans-and-should-be-temporarily-banned-across-eu-says-new-report-10334080.html

 

10 things you need to know about fracking – the case against

http://www.independent.co.uk/voices/comment/10-things-you-need-to-know-about-fracking--the-case-against-10014376.html

 

Britain's political consensus on fracking is fractured

http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2015/jun/19/britains-political-consensus-on-fracking-is-fractured

 

Underground coal gasification plant poisons community

https://www.greenleft.org.au/node/59279

 

What's Killing the Babies of Vernal, Utah? A fracking boomtown, a spike in stillborn deaths and a gusher of unanswered questions

http://www.rollingstone.com/culture/features/fracking-whats-killing-the-babies-of-vernal-utah-20150622?page=9

 

What's wrong with Scotland's woods?

http://www.woodlandtrust.org.uk/get-involved/campaign-with-us/our-campaigns/save-scotlands-native-woodland/

 

Humans creating sixth great extinction of animal species, say scientists

http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2015/jun/19/humans-creating-sixth-great-extinction-of-animal-species-say-scientists

 

Finland: New Government commits to a Basic Income experiment

http://www.theonlinecitizen.com/2015/06/move-over-minimum-wage-heres-basic-income/

 

Britain to scrap new onshore wind subsidies next year

http://linkis.com/uk.reuters.com/artic/qsUuu

 

Scots private sector rents up nine per cent

http://www.scottishhousingnews.com/4008/scots-private-sector-rents-up-nine-per-cent/

 

Creating a Hedgehog Friendly Garden

http://homefarmer.co.uk/creating-a-hedgehog-friendly-garden

 

Lego Saying 'No' To Plastic, Invests Millions Into Search For 'Sustainable' Material

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2015/06/24/lego-plastic-sustainable-materials_n_7651190.html?ir=Parents&ncid=fcbklnkushpmg00000037

 

Four bombs and 19 dead pilot whales on the north coast of Scotland: the Royal Navy is to blame, says expert report

http://t.co/Q0ZUtkSOhD

 

Scotland could be a world leader in floating wind industry, study finds

https://commonspace.scot/articles/1711/scotland-could-be-a-world-leader-in-floating-wind-industry-study-finds

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