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Road closure pilot could be tried at Fife school to protect pupils

Selfish parking outside schools is nothing new. It happens at every school in Fife, with some bothered more than others.

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Staff at Fife College are on strike.

College staff strike over pay dispute

Lecturers at Fife College have begun strike action today (Thursday) as part of a long-running dispute over fair pay.

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Miss Scotland Lucy Kerr has the key to Scotland's secrets

National Trust launches major recruitment drive

Families across Scotland are being handed the key to Scotland’s treasures this summer - when they join the National Trust for Scotland.

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Youngsters from the new University of St Andrews nursery with Principal Professor Sally Mapstone. (Picture: Alan Richardson.)

New starts at university – from birth to five!

The University of St Andrews has welcomed a new intake of youngsters.

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St Andrews University was named the best in Scotland (Pic: Jane Barlow)

St Andrews named top Scottish university

St Andrews University has been named Scotland’s top university and number three in the UK.

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Strike action to begin at Fife College

Strike action to begin at Fife College

Lecturers at Fife College will begin strike action tomorrow (Thursday) as part of a long-running dispute over fair pay.

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Fife Council said the safety of children remains its top priority despite last week's serious breach in security. (Pic George McLuskie).

Boy (4) found half a mile away after walking out of Fife nursery

A children’s nursery in Fife has been forced to review its safety procedures after a four-year-old boy was found wandering the streets half a mile away.

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New British Sign Language story session being launched.

Launch of British Sign Language (BSL) Bookbug session in Fife

Bookbug – a free story, song and rhyme session for babies, toddlers, pre-school children and their families is set to launch Fife’s debut British Sign Language friendly group at Kirkcaldy Libraries next month.

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Lynsey Adams, Teagan Hailstones, Susanne Cathcart, Bob Cunningham, Charlotte Babstock-Bryce, Sadie Colley and Lindsey Robertson.

Scholarships awarded to Fife College students

Five students, who are passionate about cooking, have been awarded scholarships to help them progress in their studies thanks to the generosity of former Fife College staff.

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Plans submitted for uni halls expansion

The first stage of the University of St Andrews’ project to increase student accomodation in the town has begun.

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College lecturers vote to strike

College lecturers vote to strike

College lecturer members of the Educational Institute of Scotland (EIS) – the country’s largest union for teachers and lecturers – have overwhelmingly backed strike action in a dispute over broken fair pay promises.

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Scottish Opera and pupils from Dunnikier performed 'The Tale o' Tam O' Shanter' (Pic by George McLuskie)

The day the opera came to a Kirkcaldy primary school

Pupils at Dunnikier Primary School served up an operatic take on the Bard last week.

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Luke Henderson's impresive dancing skills have earned him a place at the National School of Dance. Picture: George McLusky

Fife’s ‘Billy Elliot’: Youngster lands dance school place

A Methilhill boy, tipped to be ‘Fife’s Billy Elliot’, has landed a place at a prestigious dance school after two successful auditions.

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St Andrews High won the Quartets category. Pic by Claire Watson Photography

Kirkcaldy pupils are piping hot!

Pupils from St Andrew’s High School in Kirkcaldy were in fine tune after winning a prestigious honour in the world’s largest schools piping competition.

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Morgan and Cara with the judges

Kirkcaldy pupils win prestigious public speaking competition

Two pupils from Kirkcaldy High School have proved they have silver tongues after winning a prestigious public speaking competition – for the second year in a row!

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Teachers' union EIS claims the savings will lead to increased class sizes and more stress for workers. Posed picture by Cate Gillon.

Parents petition education cuts in Fife

A petition calling on Fife Council Leader David Ross to reverse a £3 million ‘cut’ to education has been launched by an angry parent in Kirkcaldy.

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Dr More

Kirkcaldy school rector set to leave post

Dr James More, rector of Balwearie High School for the past seven years, is set to leave his post. He will give up his role at the end of this school term, on March 31.

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Users tilt the device to control a pointer ball

Could this be the future of phone messaging?

A new way of phone messaging, which incorporates tilting the screen, is being hailed as the solution to typing one-handed on increasingly larger handsets.

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Prior campus, Kirkcaldy,  formerly occupied by Fife College

New buyer for Priory Campus in Kirkcaldy

Fife College has sold its Priory campus to a London-based developer.

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Call for more young people to pursue apprenticeships

Call for more young people to pursue apprenticeships

The Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE) Scotland is urging young people and parents to consider an apprenticeship as a way to work, learn, and earn on the way to gaining high-performing and highly qualified jobs.

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