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Job of a lifetime for puffin fans

Bird-loving volunteers are being hunted for a “chance of a lifetime opportunity” to work and live on the Isle of May.

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Parking proposal for former police station

Parking proposal for former police station

A Fife councillor has backed Fife Council’s move to purchase a former Fife police station building with the possibility of using the site to ease parking congestion in the area.

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Pic by Chris Wallard

Clean up at Fife harbour

Shopping trolleys, chairs, a wooden dinghy, a boat’s beam and diesel tank, traffic cones and barriers, roofing felt, glass and wood, a mooring chain, a trailer axle and corrugated metal.

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Aberdour Castle, Aberdour

Fifers invited to celebrate Scotland’s history in 2017

Fifers are being encouraged to get up close and personal with their history this year as Historic Environment Scotland (HES) unveils a programme of events and initiatives to show that heritage is for all as part of Scotland’s year of History, Heritage and Archaeology.

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A yellow warning for snow is in place for much of Scotland

Snow warning as Storm Doris arrives

The Met Office has today (Tuesday) issued a yellow ‘be aware’ warning for snow for much of Scotland as Storm Doris bears down on the UK.

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The council is about to undertake a safety survey of headstones in Cupar and Inverkeithing cemeteries.

Do you have a loved one or ancestor buried in Cupar cemetery?

People with relatives buried in Cupar Cemetery are being urged to stay in touch with Fife Council as an inspection of headstones gets under way.

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Much of Scotland is expected to enjoy unseasonally warm weather

Scotland looks forward to wave of warm weather

A blast of Caribbean hot air could push Scottish temperatures over that of Menorca, Majorca and Sardinia next week.

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Ashleigh (left) and Lee at their father's memorial. Pic by FPA

Sisters’ appeal to leave father’s seaside memorial in Aberdour alone

A distraught family is appealing for information on whoever is responsible for removing their beloved father’s memorial from an Aberdour beach – again.

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Claire baker MSP

Fife MSP calls for full fracking ban

MSP Claire Baker has called for a full ban on onshore unconventional oil and gas extraction in Scotland, claiming that fracking could risk residents in Mid Scotland and Fife.

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Campion Homes had originally applied with Fife Council for the development

Approval for 100 new homes near Leven

A housing developer has had an application approved, in a move which will see around 100 new homes built near Leven.

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Concerns have been expressed for the future of Scotlands landscapes.

Call for development of landscape policy

Two national organisations have joined forces to press the Scottish Government to develop a land use policy which protects Scotland’s world-renowned landscapes, and ensures access for recreation.

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Scottish Water says its charges will still be lower than the UK average after a 1.6 per cent increase.

Increase in Scottish Water charges to fund investment

Household water charges in Scotland remain among the lowest in Great Britain, according to recent figures.

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How the unique columbarium (repository for ashes of deceased) planned for Kinghorn Loch could look

Kinghorn residents urged to get behind unique eco cemetery plans

Kinghorn residents are being urged to give their backing for Scotland’s first new woodland cemetery featuring a unique burial chamber mound.

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New spray paint tactics could be rolled out in fight against dog fouling

Irresponsible dog owners in Glenrothes face the humiliation of having their pet’s mess sprayed with fluorescent paint if an idea pioneered in Kinglassie is rolled out.

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Livestock worrying can have devastating consequences.

Dog owners warned out of control pets could be shot

Dog owners are being warned that their pets could be killed if they are found anywhere near sheep, regardless of whether or not they have attacked them.

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Wet wipes are just one of the items that can cause blockages.

Campaign to keep sewers clear

Scottish Water is still dealing with almost 100 blocked drains and sewers daily, despite a drop in blockages over the last three years.

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The Trusts specialized research yacht Silurian with Common Dolphins.

Survey records highest number of dolphin species

Record numbers of three dolphin species off Scotland’s west coast were recorded by conservation charity Hebridean Whale and Dolphin Trust in its marine research expeditions in 2016.

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Help is at hand for Fife’s homeless

Help is at hand for Fife’s homeless

For most people the perception of homelessness is the beggar sitting on the street asking people for their spare change.

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Police and youth workers talk to youths on Friday night. Pics by George McLuskie

Reclaiming Kirkcaldy’s streets from anti-social youths

Anxious residents in the Hayfield area of Kirkcaldy are being assured action is being taken to tackle groups of antisocial youths causing havoc on their streets.

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