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Pub blow will not halt Fife town’s regeneration plans

The redevelopment of Glenrothes has been dealt a blow after a major pub chain planning to set up in the town centre has announced it’s no longer interested.

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New McDonald’s could be torpedoed by objection

Plans to open a drive-thru branch of McDonald’s in Leven could be scuppered, after an objection was raised due to potential flooding concerns.

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Cowdenbeath pupils join David Torrance MSP and Havelock chief executive David Ritchie to try out the firms new Imagine furniture range

It’s playtime at Havelock ...

Interior solutions specialist Havelock indulged in some play time today as it launched a new range of furniture for nursery and primary schools at its Kirkcaldy headquarters.

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Maisie and Mac, Cupar

Restoration project means scaffold up but trade down

Shopkeepers in Cupar affected by the restoration of the iconic Burgh Chambers have given an assurance that it’s ‘business as usual’.

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Fife College Lecturers on strike

Talks fail to resolve college lecturers strike

Talks between striking lecturers and colleges across Scotland have failed to resolve pay deal issues, raising fears that students will next week be hit with a further three days of industrial action.

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Fife College Lecturers on strike outside the St Brycedale campus

Fife College ‘failing students’ amid strike

Strikes by college lecturers continued this week, as it was claimed that management are failing students in the absence of lecturers.

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Managers from some of the shops taking part. Pic by Rachel Spence Photography

Competition draws great response

Mondays have become the favourite day of the week for many people in Kirkcaldy, after the launch of the ‘May we Mercat your Monday’ competition.

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Mark Reynolds in the newly opened Revolution Barbershop on Kirkcaldy High Street (all pics by Fife Photo Agency)

From California to Kirkcaldy in a snip

It’s a long way to come to start up a business but California man Mark Reynolds says he’s happy with his new home in Kirkcaldy.

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What it takes to get to the top of the Rich List

What it takes to get to the top of the Rich List

Want to end up on the Sunday Times Rich List?

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Have you got any paper fivers left?

Last day to spend your old Bank of England paper fivers

People have until midnight tonight (Friday) to spend their old paper Bank of England fivers before they lose their legal tender status.

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Andy Main

How Fife man went from potato salesman to digital guru

Life can be strange. One moment you’re selling potatoes door-to-door in Fife, the next you’re one of the top names in a power list of the world’s top 100 leaders in marketing, media and technology.

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Have you got any paper fivers left?

Just a week left to spend or bank your old Bank of England paper fivers

People have just a week left to spend or bank the 155 million paper Bank of England fivers still in circulation before they lose their legal tender status.

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Satnam Ner with Grahame Smith. Fraser Band photography.

STUC elects its first Black President

At the 120th Congress in Aviemore, the STUC elected Satnam Ner from Prospect trade union as President. Satnam Ner, a Radiochemistry Manager at Babcock International Group and a long-serving member of the STUC Black Workers’ Committee and the General Council, will be the first Black President of the STUC.

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Arnold Clark apprentices

Arnold Clark to hire apprentices

Young adults with a passion for cars can grab an opportunity to kickstart a career in the motor industry this summer.

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Woolworths could be set for a return?

Woolworths set for shock return to the high street

Collapsed retailer Woolworths could be set to make a surprise return to the high street, according to reports.

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Bill Dewar Fife Council lead professional, Re Alan Kimmtt, Barbara Whiting Fife Council lead professional and Martha MacLachlan energy promotion and development officer.

Fife town ready for potential new £20m district heating scheme

A major new multi-million pound district heating project, bringing affordable low carbon heat to homes and businesses in Glenrothes, could be a reality by the end of the decade.

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Diageo job losses ‘not due to Brexit’

Diageo has insisted that proposals to cut up to 70 jobs from its Leven site are not due to Brexit.

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Nick Fleming with the Ovenstone 109.

Engineering consultants submit brewery plans

An East Neuk business that provides chemical engineering consulation is turning its hand to the world of micro-brewing.

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Near normal train service promised during strike action

Near normal train service promised during strike action

Virgin Trains is reassuring customers that it will run a near normal timetable during the industrial action announced by the RMT. The union says its members will walk-out for 48 hours on April 28 and 29 on Virgin Trains east coast route.

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Union to ballot local authority workers

Union to ballot local authority workers

UNISON members have instructed their trade union to ballot 70,000 local government members across every local authority in Scotland on industrial action.

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