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Shortlist for Fife Business Awards 2017 announced

The shortlist for the Fife Business Awards 2017 has been unveiled, with 33 companies making the cut across 11 categories.

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Plans to build a dry ski slope in Glenrothes may soon become a reality.

Group launch dry ski slope bid for Fife town

Ambitious plans to turn a Glenrothes playing field into a dry ski slope, the first of its type in Fife, could soon be more than just a pipe dream.

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For onshore wind, Scotland accounts for 46.2 per cent of all UK employment and 57.2 per cent of all UK turnover.

Low carbon industries worth almost £11bn

Low carbon industries in Scotland generated £10.7 billion in turnover and supported 43,500 jobs in 2014, according to news figures.

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Susan and Donna with some of their work. Pic: FPA

Langtoun entrepreneurs hitting the high spots!

Two budding Kirkcaldy entrepreneurs are enjoying a taste of the high life since starting up their art prints and interiors business just nine months ago.

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When a hole appeared in the A917 St Monans to Pittenweem Road caused by subsidence
 back in November 2013

Four years on and Fife route is no better says Crail resident

Growing complaints about the condition of the main road between St Andrews and Crail are unlikely to be heard.

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The former paper mill at Guardbridge is set to be transformed.

New cash windfall for Guardbridge - and residents asked how to spend it

Guardbridge is to have a new development trust – and the village’s community council wants to hear from residents on how the cash should be spent.

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Virgin Media say the outage was caused by utility works.

Virgin Media outage sees 5,000 without broadband

Thousands of Virgin Media customers in Kirkcaldy and Glenrothes were left without service last night after the fibre network was damaged by utility works.

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Is Freelancing just a disguised Zero Hours Contract?

Is Freelancing just a disguised Zero Hours Contract?

Small businesses are under increasing pressure to find ways to balance the need to hire staff and the need to stay profitable.

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Plans include a possible solar farm. Stock image.

Possible jobs boost for Glenrothes as plans revealed for brownfield site

More than 2,500 jobs could be coming to Fife if plans to transform one of Europe’s biggest brownfield sites is given the go-ahead.

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Vital Bridge repairs will mean the overnight closure of the busy A92 this weekend.

Motorists to face long delays this weekend on one of Fife’s busiest roads

Motorists are bracing themselves for delay’s on one of Fife’s busiest roads this weeking as essential bridge repairs are undertaken.

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Staff threaten Christmas strike action at Leven factory

Staff threaten Christmas strike action at Leven factory

Workers at Diageo have voted to take part in a series of strikes in the run up to Christmas in row over pensions.

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Call for public ownership of Scotland’s trains

Call for public ownership of Scotland’s trains

Rail services in Scotland could fall back into public hands if performance doesn’t improve drastically over the next three years.

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Cllr Thomson wants homes saved for local people

Plea for ban on second home sales in St Andrews

A St Andrews councillor has called for a ban on new homes in the town being sold as second homes.

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The Kingdom Housing site in Pitscottie Road, Cupar.

Truce called after clash with builders at Cupar housing development

Work has only just started on Kingdom Housing Association’s Pitscottie Road development in Cupar – but already the neighbours are complaining.

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Nadia Moreland and Lorraine Gardiner of Love Restored (pic by Fife Photo Agency)

Kirkcaldy town centre challenges forces popular shop to move

Love Restored closed its premises at 189 Kirkcaldy High Street on Saturday citing a number of factors in the decision to move back to the east end.

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Picture: Greg Macvean

Public consultation on future rail services launched

A consultation on the future of rail services has been launched on a day of chaos across the network for passengers.

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Fuel prices fall as big four supermarkets make 3p cuts

Fuel prices fall as big four supermarkets make 3p cuts

Asda has announced it is capping its petrol prices at 110.7p per litre, with diesel at 112.7p from today (Tuesday).

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Protest day over train services

Protest day over train services

Rail union RMT is staging a day of action calling for train services to be publicly owned.

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The shake-up will see M&S left with about 60 fewer clothing and homewares stores. Picture: John Devlin

Marks & Spencer to close 60 UK clothing stores as profits plunge to £231m

High street giant Marks & Spencer has said it will close around 60 clothing and home stores as it focuses on food, and warned of more than 2100 job losses under plans to axe 53 overseas shops.

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The northbound carriageway will be subject to nightly closures

£210K improvements for A92 in Fife

A section of the A92 between Redhouse Roundabout in Kirkcaldy and Bankhead Roundabout in Glenrothes, Fife, is set to benefit from £210,000 resurfacing improvements this month.

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