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Historic wall collapse needs to be made safe

Concerns over the continued threat to safety that a collapsed wall poses to walkers and children have been raised by residents in Leslie.

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Cabinet Secretary for Rural Economy and Connectivity, Fergus Ewing.

Appointment of Agriculture Champions announced

The Scottish Government has appointed four Agriculture Champions to advise on the development of a strategy for the sector.

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The flooded section of the path

Blocked culvert to blame for Coastal Path flooding

Recent high tides washing up stones, pebbles and debris from the beach and blocking a culvert have caused flooding on the Fife Coastal Path near to Seafield Tower.

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The view from site west of St Andrews (Picture courtesy of St Andrews West LLP.)

Public consultation event planned for St Andrews plans

The development of land west of St Andrews has taken a long-anticipated step forward with the submission of a Pre-Application Notice (PAN).

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Fife trust under fire as it quits Meedies role

Fife trust under fire as it quits Meedies role

Fife Coastal and Countryside Trust (FCCT) is to end its current association with Lochore Meadows.

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Gales are expected to batter most of Scotland from Wednesday

Blizzards set to bring travel disruption across Scotland

Snow storms amid winds gusting up to 75mph are forecast to batter Scotland from tomorrow until Friday.

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The hoard was found in Kincaple.

Ancient artefacts found near St Andrews

A hoard of Neolithic pottery and flint tools has been discovered near St Andrews after being buried for over 4000 years.

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Arctic blast set to bring snow and bitterly cold temperatures to Scotland

Arctic blast set to bring snow and bitterly cold temperatures to Scotland

Freezing air direct from the Arctic is set to descend over most of the country this week bringing with it the threat of snow.

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Help at hand for Fifers to stay warm at home this winter

Help at hand for Fifers to stay warm at home this winter

Fuel poverty is a real and persistent problem in Fife with an estimated 34 per cent of households having to spend more than 10 per cent of their incomes to heat their homes adequately.

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Foreign trees more a threat than grazing

Foreign trees more a threat than grazing

Scotland’s native woods will miss Biodiversity targets for 2020 unless urgent action is taken to address non-native tree species in the country’s forests.

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The Most Expensive street in Scotland The Scores  St Andrews Fife. Pic: George McLuskie

St Andrews councillor: ‘Scores prices underline need for affordable homes’

It’s a street which boasts ­picturesque views over the North Sea and, crucially, sits near the famous 18th green of the Old Course.

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New moth species found by volunteers

New moth species found by volunteers

A new species of moth has been discovered in the Kingdom by Fife Coast and Countryside Trust wildlife volunteers.

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Fife ouncil have refused to refund Mr Grubb the �25 'special uplift' charge.

Tight-fisted council told to clean up its act

A Glenrothes resident is calling on Fife Council to clean up its act after an attempt to recycle furniture resulted in bin men smashing it up and taking it for landfill.

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Stephen Gethins

Fife MP’s call for action over 4G signal

North East Fife MP Stephen Gethins has urged the UK Government to show more ambition on rural connectivity, as a new study revealed that Scotland is lagging behind much of the UK on mobile access to a 4G signal.

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Former Raith Gates care home. Pic: FPA

Villa plan next to Fife children’s home to be challenged

Plans to be build luxury villas next to a children’s home in Kirkcaldy are set to be challenged.

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The plans have been pushed back further

More delays to controversial pay-per-load recycling scheme in Fife

A three-month postponement of controversial plans to introduce a pay-per-load deal at Fife’s recycling centres is being extended.

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The humming oil rig. Pic by FPA

Burntisland residents praying for silent night

Another attempt at giving sleep deprived Burntisland and Kinghorn residents a silent night in time for Christmas is to be tried this week.

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Shell Bay has been declared a gold winner

Best-known botanist gives Shell Bay the thumbs up

Honey bees and butterflies have helped a popular holiday park to wing its way to victory in a national awards scheme.

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Actions by Fife farmers are responsible for the improved fortunes of corn buntings.  Pic: Hywel Maggs

Fife farmers have been helping to save bird species

Farmers in Fife have been heralded as saviours of one of Scotland’s fastest declining birds.

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Walkers and climbers urged to stay safe this winter

Walkers and climbers urged to stay safe this winter

Many people will use the festive season to go walking and climbing with mountain safety experts urging them to take precautions to stay safe.

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