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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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Easter commuters face travel delays

Lengthy delays predicted for Easter travellers

Drivers have been warned to expect “significant delays” over Easter with more than 20 million cars expected on the roads between Maundy Thursday and Easter Monday.

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Alban Denton, managing director of Loch Duart Ltd, giving a candid talk at the St Andrews Business Club AGM.

Record turnout hear fishy tale of company’s success

The highest turnout for a St Andrews Business Club AGM in many years heard the fascinating and candid struggling-to-success story of a leading Scottish salmon company from its St Andrews-based managing director.

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David Moir

Fife firm’s golf ranking platform sees players soar

An online platform that accurately ranks club golfers on an international basis adopted its 260,000th player last month.

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Staff from Scott Robb Hairdressing.

Salon through to semis for Colour Trophy Awards

Fife salon Scott Robb Hairdressing in Falkland has made it through the first round and into the semi-finals of the L’Oréal Colour Trophy Awards 2017.

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The Dutch Village at Craigtoun Park

Could Craigtoun Park be run as business in future?

Craigtoun Park near St Andrews, which is currently run by volunteers as part of a trust, could soon have two fulltime employees to take over the everyday running of the attraction.

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Phase 1 has already been built.

Fresh battle to stop village housing plan

A fight to stop the building of 18 new houses on the outskirts of Kingsbarns has been launched, as a developer looks to extend the housing near Station Road.

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Tom Mitchell and Mike Lowe

Puddledub to open butcher’s shop in Fife

One of Fife’s best-known food producers is to open a pop-up butcher shop in Kirkcaldy, in what is a first in several years for the High Street.

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Eileen Brown, Carolyn Lawes and Mary Gourlay give their opinions on the plans

Great response to Kirkcaldy cinema plans

An exhibition outlining potential designs for a new cinema complex in Kirkcaldy town centre has an “overwhelmingly supportive response” from members of the public.

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Leslie Bain and Ian Robertson outside Glenwood Library.

Bid to save Fife library from closure thrown into doubt

The future of library provision in the west of Glenrothes remains uncertain after tenants’ groups bidding to save the service put plans on hold.

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Customers could be due compensation.  
Pic: PHIL WILKINSON

Customers of Fife mortgage firm could be in line for compensation

Customers could be in line for compensation for money lost after a Cupar investment and mortgage firm folded.

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RBS, Kirkcaldy

Fife bank closures could affect small businesses

Small businesses in Fife could suffer from further bank closures in towns and villages across the region.

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The branch in Crossgate, Cupar

Dismay as six Fife RBS branches are axed

The shock news that two of the six Fife branches to be axed by RBS are in rural communities has been met with dismay.

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