Flats demolition could trigger regeneration of Fife shopping centre

A block of flats above a run down Glenrothes shopping centre could be demolished as part of an ambitious bid to breathe new life into the west of the town.

The campaign has been included in the Tay Cities Deal. (Pic: George Robin)

Report bolsters case for rail link

The group campaigning for a restored rail link for St Andrews has launched a new report in a bid to strengthen its case.

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Victory Hall, St Andrews could soon be sold off if no groups come forward. (Picture: Richard Law)

Victory Hall faces renewed sale fears

Victory Memorial Hall in St Andrews could soon be sold if no groups can be found to take it over.

Plans for a drive-thru at Leven have hit a major problem. Pic: Phil Wilkinson.

McDonald’s drive-thru plans on the brink

McDonald’s has been given just two weeks to improve its plans for a new drive-thru restaurant in Leven – or the project could grind to a halt.

New Fife store opening for pizza giant Papa Johns.

Pizza giant Papa Johns eye Fife town potential with new opening

Pizza delivery giant Papa John’s has opened in Glenrothes with a new store serving the west of the town.

Will Docker who was elected as the new Chair of Food From Fife at its 2017 AGM

New chairman for Fife food company

A growing membership and strong activity was welcomed at the 2017 Food from Fife AGM, as new chairman Will Docker was elected.

Apology for unplanned flaring at Fife chemical plant

Apology for unplanned flaring at Fife chemical plant

The owners of the Mossmorran plant at Cowdenbeath have apologised after residents complained of noise and disruption from unexpected flaring.

Jodie Yule, left, and Sarah Mackay -  (Picture: Fife Photo Agency)

Celebrity trends help launch beauty business

Two young Kirkcaldy women have combined their skills to launch a new business.

Artist impression of new shopping units at former Homebase site.

Final unit filled at Fife retail park

The final unit at the redeveloped retail park in Kirkcaldy has been let ahead of its summer opening.

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Cheers from 20 miles high as whisky goes weightless

It was “one small step for man” in 1969, in 2017 it was a giant leap for a Kirkcaldy company and Scotland’s whisky as a real space oddity took off.

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Work is underway to build the shop units on Nicol St. Pic by FPA

Tesco back in Kirkcaldy with One Stop shop

A One-Stop convenience store, a subsidiary of Tesco, is set to move into one of the three new shop units being built on Kirkcaldy’s Nicol Street.

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McDonald's  bags - new contract won by Smith Anderson

In the bag - Smith Anderson clinch £35m McDonald’s contract

Fife business Smith Anderson has secured a £35m deal to supply McDonald’s with its paper bags.

The petition has over 12,500 signatures.

Rail service petition to be presented tomorrow

A petition signed by over 12,500 people calling for the reinstatement of rail services to Leven will be presented to the Scottish Government tomorrow (Thursday).

Pub chain Marston's have pulled out of town centre redevelopment plans bcause of a dispute over parking spaces.

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.

Picture: Ian Rutherford

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.

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’.

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.

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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