ScotRail paying £2000 a day in compensation to passengers

ScotRail is handing over £2000 per day in compensation payments to disgruntled train passengers

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Craig Bonnar, Chief Operating Officer for Travelodge   ( Ben Phillips Photography)

From Dunnikier deliveries to chief at Travelodge

A Kirkcaldy man has been named as the new chief operating officer of Travelodge, one of the UK’s biggest hotel chains.

Depute Fife Council leader Lesley Laird

Fife at business rates review meeting

The depute leader of Fife Council sat in on a government-commisioned review designed to help regenerate growth in town centres.

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Cardenden closure confirmed by TSB

The TSB has announced that it is to close two branches in Fife, leaving customers to travel miles to their nearest branch.

The Raven Hotel

Kirkcaldy hotel claims web trolls and bullies are forcing it out of the town

The owners of a recently-opened Kirkcaldy hotel say they are selling up and moving out following a “frenzy of internet trolling and bullying.”

Ms Melville says she was unaware of the plans until a few weeks ago

East Neuk resident criticises crossing plans

An Anstruther resident has hit out at Fife Council for a lack of communication as it plans to install a puffin crossing outside her home.

Fife’s crunch budget to be unveiled today

Fife’s crunch budget to be unveiled today

Fifers are being warned to expect a squeeze on local services as Fife Council gets set to unveil its budget today (Thursday).

The Crusoe Hotel

Landmark Fife hotel up for sale

The landmark Crusoe Hotel in Lower Largo is up for sale, with a price tag of around £1 million.

Pittenweem is Fifes entrepreneurial hot spot.

East Neuk leads the way for self employment

Pittenweem is one of Scotland’s top entrepreneurial hot spots according to new data issued by the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB).

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Cllr Judy Hamilton

Fifers urged to sign up to Empty Property Matchmaker scheme

Fife Council’s Empty Homes team are encouraging those who wish to buy or sell an empty property to sign up to the Empty Property Matchmaker Scheme.

Fife Council is launching cashless car parking in charging council car parks and on-street parking from Wednesday, March 1. Pic: Steven Brown Photography.

Paying for parking to get easier in Fife

Fife Council is launching cashless car parking in charging council car parks and on-street parking from next month.

Cllr Julie Ford has successfully capmaigned for local residents to restrict the parking outside their homes. Pic Steve Brown

Council staff receive letters in bid to curb parking problems

The long-standing parking and congestion nighmare faced by residents living close to Fife Council’s headquaters has finally been resolved.

Blair Nimmo of KPMG (picture by Donald MacLeod)

New buyer cuts a deal with Sabre Safety

Earlier this week, Blair Nimmo and Tony Friar, of KPMG LLP, concluded the sale of the business of Sabre Safety Limited (Sabre), and its principal assets, to Sabre Safety Services Limited, a newly-formed entity owned by Starn Energy Services Group.

Bill Harvey, manager of Kirkcaldy 4All (pic by Fife Photo Agency)

Kirkcaldy BID gives input to town centre rates review

Town centre BID, Kirkcaldy 4All, was invited to sit in on a government think tank to look at ways of exploring and improving the non-domestic rates system in Scotland.

Reece Paterson. Photo by Lesley Martin.

Branching out with eco-friendly skills

Fife-based forestry business and social enterprise, Living Solutions (LS) is taking its forestry expertise to the Royal Burgess Golfing Society in Edinburgh.

Links Street to close for roadworks

Links Street to close for roadworks

Roadworks on Links Street expected to last four weeks will begin on Monday.

McDonald's could be coming to Leven. Picture: Ian Georgeson

McDonald’s launches plans for drive-thru restaurant in Leven

Plans have been lodged for a new McDonald’s drive-thru restaurant in Leven.

The Kincardine Bridge will be resurfaced leading to some closures

Kincardine Bridge repair work will mean some disruption

Motorists using the Kincardine Bridge (A985) can expect weeks of disruption and some closures as essential maintenance is carried out.


In pictures: Final link goes in on Queensferry Crossing

The last section of the new Queensferry Crossing has been lifted into place, completing the 1.7-mile link across the Forth.

Visit Scotland regional director Manuela Calchino, centre, with Nicola and Owen Hazel (Pic: Fraser Band).

National award is cherry on top for famous St Andrews ice-cream shop’s hard work

Jannettas Gelateria Café in St Andrews has won a VisitScotland Taste Our Best award for its use of quality Scottish produce.

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