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Hybrid ‘super-slugs’ are invading British gardens and we can’t stop them

The Daily Mail calls it a “slime wave”. The Sun calls them “an army”. Either way, both papers have reported 500 billion slugs are set to invade British gardens, after a mild winter created perfect breeding conditions.

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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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David Steele
Isle of May manager

Meet the May Isle warden

Fifers are being invited to a free talk about the Isle of May and its spectacular wildlife next month in Anstruther.

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Anti-fracking protestors. Picture Michael Gillen.

Company abandons plans for fracking the Forth

The company behind controversial plans to burn underground coalbeds beneath the Forth has surrendered its licences,

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Overflowing bins on Redburn Wynd

Kirkcaldy residents say bins nightmare is rubbish

The solution of moving a communal rubbish bin eyesore off the High Street to a side street has just moved the problem to somewhere else.

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The swan on the loch

Fife villagers anger over death of resident swan

Nature lovers in Kinghorn have been left upset and angry after the loch’s resident male swan had to be put down after being injured by discarded fishing line.

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The Dunes will take months to recover.

West Sands fire sets back dunes preservation

A grassfire which damaged iconic sand dunes on St Andrews’ West Sands has “gutted“ workers who were trying to preserve them.

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End of the road for old Kirkcaldy power station

End of the road for old Kirkcaldy power station

A decision to allow the demolition of a former power station marks the end of the line for the building which supplied the first electricity to Kirkcaldy’s street lights and old tram network.

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John Miller on the balcony of his house. Pics by FPA

Residents fury at massive chimney on quiet Fife street

Furious residents in a scenic area of Kinghorn are up in arms over a 37-foot high metal chimney which appeared overnight on their doorstep.

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Cardenden Community Forum's Davie Roy, Rosemary Wallace and David Taylor at the derelict building. Pic by George McLuskie

Demolition is in sight for Cardenden “eyesore”

An abandoned shop on Cardenden’s Station Road is set to be demolished after it was bought by a local group.

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Kirkcaldy to tackle seagull menace

Kirkcaldy to tackle seagull menace

A scheme which aims to reduce the number of seagulls plaguing Kirkcaldy’s town centre has been revived.

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Ursula Melville, whose dog nearly bled to death after being injured by glass, has started a petition to clean up the woods and paths. (Pic George McLuskie).

Petition to end broken glass menace at Fife woodland

A disgruntled Glenrothes resident has started a petition calling on the woodland organisations and police to do more to curb the dangers.

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Atlantic puffin.

Iconic Scottish bird species are under threat

Two of Scotland’s most loved species, curlew and puffin, have joined the growing list of threatened bird species, according to a new report.

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The garden which is being planted by residents

How does your garden grow?

A Glenrothes care home has created a dementia friendly garden which is now being planted out for its residents to enjoy in the spring.

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Right, Ursula Melville and her mum Margaret Monroe whose three dogs have all suffered injuries at a Fife woodland. (Pic George McLuskie).

Serious injury to pet dog prompts call to clean up Fife woodland

A dog owner, whose pet nearly bled to death after being injured by broken glass in a Glenrothes woodland, is calling for more to be done to make the area safe.

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Humza Yousaf visited the A92 to meet the family of Logan Carrie in October 2016.

Campaigners welcome Transport Minister’s promise to visit A92 black spots

Campaigners calling for safety improvements to be made to one of Scotland’s most notorious roads, have welcomed the the news that the Scottish Transport Minister is to visit the A92 in Fife to see first hand the problems.

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The demolition will mark the end of an era

Falkland chimney set to fall

Crowds are expected to gather in Falkland on Wednesday morning to witness the end of an era with the demolition of the St Johns Works chimney.

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MSPs Willie Rennie and Murdo Fraser with Cupar Community Council chairman Gina Logan (Pic: Dave Scott)

Politicians pledge support for Cupar North challenge

Local MSPs have vowed to try to persuade Scotland’s housing minister to reject or at least modify plans for a ‘behemoth’ of a housing development in Cupar.

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Linda Ballingall  and Lillian Sloan have welcomed the news that Malcolm Robertson mural - Life Cycle will be saved. (Pic George McLuskie).

Plan to save key public artwork is welcomed

Plans to save one of the key public artworks in Glenrothes from demolition, has been welcomed by art lovers and historians in the town

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Leslie House campaigner Mary Stewart is delighted by the results of the public survey.

Huge public backing for plan to restore former stately home in Fife

The people of a Fife town have overwhelmingly backed plans to save one of the regions former stately homes, and turn it into a community hub.

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