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Campaigners threat to block A92 in protest

A92 safety campaigners in Fife are threatening to take “direct action” if the Scottish Government fail to respond to latest concerns.

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The planning restrictions have been removed, paving the way for more houses to be built. Pic credit: tOrange.biz

Green light for housing on Wemyss estate land

The removal of a restrictive planning condition has paved the way for more houses to be built on Wemyss Estate land.

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Depute Fife Council leader Lesley Laird

Fife businesses’ chance to have a say on economic strategy

Businesses across Fife are being urged to have their say on a new economic strategy designed to secure economic growth for the region before the consultation closes this Friday, January 20.

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Cadham Pharmacy

Success for Fife pharmacy in national awards

Fife’s pharmacy professionals have, once again, done the region proud, with one local pharmacist and their team making the finals of the Scottish Pharmacist Awards 2017.

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Art club president Lilian Sloan and her husband Cllr Ian Sloan outside the club's Cottar House studio.

Cottar House fate sealed as art club seeks new future

The fate of one of Glenrothes’ oldest buildings has been sealed after planners granted approval that will mean almost certain demolition.

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Stock pic: Jamie Forbes

Kirkcaldy third highest for MOTs

Research has revealed that Kirkcaldy is the third most expensive town or city in Scotland for having your car serviced or MOT’d.

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New travel scheme benefits Fifers

New travel scheme benefits Fifers

A new arrangement between ScotRail and Stagecoach East Scotland will benefit Fifers affected by travel distruption.

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What the redevelopment of former Homebase unit at Fife Central Retail Park will look like

Redevelopment of Fife retail park will bring 200 jobs

Two hundred new jobs are set to be created when the former Homebase unit at Fife Central Retail Park is converted into five new units and two food pods.

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The bridge closure has caused traffic chaos

Officials hope to re-open Forth Road Bridge tomorrow morning

Forth Road Bridge chiefs hope to re-open the crossing for tomorrow morning’s rush hour after a juggernaut was blown over in 74mph winds early today.

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Fife bus service survey

Fife bus service survey

Fife Council is urging Fifers to share their thoughts on proposed changes to bus services in the Kingdom.

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NMA: Section 40 Would Cost Press Industry £100 Million a Year

NMA: Section 40 Would Cost Press Industry £100 Million a Year

The introduction of a law designed to force local and national newspapers into a system of statutory press regulation could cost the industry £100 million a year just for telling the truth, the News Media Association has said today.

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Employers’ bizarre excuses for underpaying staff

Employers’ bizarre excuses for underpaying staff

Ten of the most bizarre excuses used by unscrupulous bosses found to have underpaid workers the National Minimum Wage have today been revealed by the Government.

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It is not known how this happened (Pic by FFP)

Tight squeeze at Kirkcaldy station car park

Two parking attendants had a surprise today (Tuesday) when they came across a strange ‘double decker’ at Kirkcaldy railway station.

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How the new store would look

Plans for new Kirkcaldy store raise Forth crossing question – again.

Planners have recommended that a new supermarket in Kirkcaldy be refused – to safeguard future plans for a hovercraft link to Edinburgh.

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Eden Court, Cupar

Fife retirement complex residents to fight for council tax reduction

Residents of a Cupar retirement complex will continue their fight to have their council tax reduced – despite a negative response from the Fife Council Assessor’s office.

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Steven Stewart (with his parking ticket) and Councillor Bryan Poole, beside Mr Stewart's car.

We won’t impose fine, Fife Council tells undertaker

Common sense has prevailed over a parking ticket slapped on to a hearse parked outside a Cupar funeral director’s premises.

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Aldi will increase its its minimum wage to �8.53 an hour from next month.

UK’s ‘highest-paying supermarket’ to create 4000 jobs

Aldi is to recruit 4000 new permanent workers in stores and warehouses across the country, as part of the supermarket giant’s plan to open around 70 new shops this year.

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Scotrail travellers face an increase in fares.

Fife passengers endure train journey misery

A rise in train fares has been met with intense criticism, even following assurances that improvements will “truly transform” rail services.

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A call for clarity on Kirkcaldy business rates confusion

A call for clarity on Kirkcaldy business rates confusion

Proposed new business rates which could have a major impact on the future of Kirkcaldy’s town centre have been given a mixed response.

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Ken Gourlay, Head of Housing (Asset and Facilities Management), John Mills, Head of Housing and Councillor Judy Hamilton, executive spokesman for Housing and Building Services

Fife council tenants given their say on proposed rent rise

Council tenants across the Kingdom have been giving their views on rent rise options for this year.

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