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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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The RBS in Kirkcaldy High Street

Shock and anger at Kirkcaldy bank closure plans

News that the Royal Bank of Scotland, an institution on Kirkcaldy High Street for decades, is to close in October has been met with anger and dismay.

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Reduced cost car parking extended for a further three months.

Extended £1 parking deal for Kirkcaldy given warm welcome

A decision to extend the £1 parking initiative in Kirkcaldy town centre has been warmly welcomed by commercial groups in the town.

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Councillor Bill Brown confirmed that consideration is being given to a compulsory purchase of the centre. (Pic George McLuskie).

Council consider £2m shopping centre buy out

The compulsory purchase of Glenwood Centre, in a bid to breath new life into the west of Glenrothes, has not been ruled out by Fife Council, it has been revealed.

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Offshore wind farm in the frame for Methil

Plans have been submitted that would see a nine-turbine wind farm built just 2km off the coast at Methil.

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Colin and Amanda Barrie, with Jim Wales

Caulders grows after buying garden centre

Caulders Garden Centres has expanded their business into Fife with the purchase of Cupar Garden Centre, which is expected to boost the local economy.

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The roadworks are nearing an end. Pics by George McLuskie

Patience plea to Kirkcaldy traders as roadworks near the end

The latest round of roadworks in Kirkcaldy have come under fire from fed-up shop owners on one of the town’s busiest roads.

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Jessie Halliday, Helen Helmsley and Michaela Moffat of Cafe Stance (Pic by Fife Photo Agency)

Taking a stance to help the community in Fife

A much missed cafe at Kirkcaldy Bus Station is back in business, to the delight of its regulars.

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Alex Rowley with Ron Page, A92 campaign convener at the Balfarg junction. (Pic Fife Photographic Agency).

£1.5m pledge triggers hope of improvement to notorious Fife road

Safety improvements a hazardous junction on one of Fife’s most notorious roads could finally become a reality, say campaigners.

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A planning application has been submitted to demolish the former Co-op department store.

Co-op Demolition plan sparks hope of regeneration for Fife town

Plans to demolish the dilapidated former Co-op building have been lodged, sparking hope of a major town centre renewal.

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Bridge reopens to vehicles

Bridge reopens to vehicles

The Forth Road Bridge has now reopened to traffic after an overturned lorry was removed.

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Forth Road Bridge closed again

Forth Road Bridge closed again

The Forth Road Bridge is closed both ways once again due to an overturned lorry.

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Asda is cutting prices at the pumps.

Asda cuts fuel prices by 2p per litre

Asda is cutting up to 2p per litre off fuel at its filling stations across the country.

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Councillor Altany Craik at Tanshall Skate Park which was vandalised in December 2016.

Vandalised skate park to be renewed as part of £400k funding for Fife town

A vandalised skate park in Glenrothes is among a number of facilities set to benefit from a huge injection of community funding.

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Glenrothes councillor Ross Vetraino with shop owners  Jill Muir and Margaret Delmeastro at the roadworks in Thornton. (Pic George McLuskie).

“Roadworks have turned our community into a ghost town” - say traders

Angry shopkeepers in Thornton claim long-standing road works are costing them thousands of pounds in lost takings and have turned the community into a ghost town.

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Eilidh Wiseman, President of the Law Society of Scotland

Opening the door to a bright future in law

The law is constantly evolving, both in terms of the legislation itself and the people who are shaping the profession. Where the law was traditionally dominated by educated men of a certain class, work is being – and has been – done to make the profession more accessible to people from backgrounds where a career as a solicitor may never previously have been an option.

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Staff at Perfection Hairdressing at the open day for its news premises. (Pic by Fife Photo Agency)

Kirkcaldy salon’s hair-raising success is just Perfection

A Kirkcaldy business owner celebrated moving to a new premises with an open day last Saturday.

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An artist's impression on how the proposed new cinema complex for Kirkcaldy could look

Eight-screen cinema back on agenda for Kirkcaldy

The ongoing saga over proposals for a cinema in Kirkcaldy has reared its head again with the news that a planning application notice has been lodged with Fife Council.

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