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Fife entrepreneur (87) on a mission to end fuel poverty

An 87-year-old entrepreneur who almost died from pneumonia is pioneering a scheme that he says is the answer to fuel poverty.

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James Lynch with Jackie Scott. Picture: George McLuskie

Why did they cut Jim’s care after his leg amputation?

A disabled diabetic man who had his leg amputated says he has become almost completely housebound after having his social care cut from 12 hours, to four hours a week.

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Cadbury's says the bar is safe to eat. Picture: Fife Photo Agency

Unpleasant surprise for chocolate fan

This is the chocolate bar that a Kirkcaldy teenager was told was safe to eat – but would you?

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Steven Henderson is in training. Picture: Fife Photo Agency

‘Slob’ in 11 challenges to raise cash for MS sufferers

A self-confessed “slob” is pushing himself to the limit by undertaking 11 gruelling challenges to raise funds for sufferers of multiple sclerosis.

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Dr Natalie Coull, lecturer in Ethical Hacking at Abertay University. Pic: Alan Richardson.

Cyber attack on the NHS explained by expert

The malware, or malicious software, attack on global computer systems, most notably the NHS here in the Uk, has been making headlines since its discovery on Friday, May 12.

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NHS Fife says it has cleaned its system following the attack.

NHS Fife systems “repaired” after cyber attack

NHS Fife says it has cleaned and repaired its computer system after it was affected by the cyber attack which hit health boards across the UK last week.

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Victoria Hospital in Kirkcaldy

Maternity nurse sentenced for reckless conduct

A woman who took epidural medicine meant for pregnant women in her care has been sentenced.

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Video: Mum’s ‘living nightmare’ as rats scratch at walls

A mum says she is “going through hell” after her home became plagued with rats.

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Action M.E leads the charge for better care in Scotland

Action M.E leads the charge for better care in Scotland

A new project which aims to raise awareness of the chronic illness ME among health professionals has been launched during ME Awareness Week.

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Two in three adults face mental health problems

Two in three adults face mental health problems

Most Britons say they have experienced a mental health problem at some point in their lives with younger generations particularly impacted.

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Pupils log masses of miles in 2017 Big Pedal

Pupils log masses of miles in 2017 Big Pedal

More than 306,000 miles by bike or scooter, have been logged by Scots school pupils during Sustrans’ Big Pedal challenge in March.

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Bill Baxter with his daughter Kimberley (Pic: David Cruickshanks)

Disabled veteran’s plea for home after waiting four years

A disabled Army veteran suffering from leukaemia is stuck in a council house that is so unsuitable to his needs that he has to go to a nearby supermarket to use the toilet.

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New cigarette laws come into force this month

What smokers need to know about the new cigarette laws

Smokers across the UK are being warned about new rules on cigarettes and tobacco that will come into force this month.

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Health Secretary Shona Robison.

New breast cancer trial seeks volunteers

A new scheme will reduce women’s risk of developing breast cancer by helping them lose weight and become more active.

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Mike Houston and Bobby Houston

Fundraiser Mike follows in father’s footsteps with marathon

A new generation of a well-known Cupar family has taken on the mantle left by Bobby Houston.

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Bill Thorburn is warning people about the danger of weever, inset. 
Picture: Fife Photo Agency

Hidden danger of poisonous fish on Fife beaches

A fisherman who was stung by a deadly weever fish on Kirkcaldy beach is warning the public about the rise in the number of them he is seeing on the coast of the Kingdom.

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Smartphone could make injections a thing of the past for some diabetes sufferers

Smartphone could make injections a thing of the past for some diabetes sufferers

A smartphone app that does away with the misery of daily injections for diabetics could be on the horizon.

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Jak's grandfather Walter Barr and mum Alison Barr want to play a key role in the Warout Stadium redevelopment. (Pic: Walter Neilson)

Family’s cancer centre plan for Glenrothes

The family of a 15-year-old who lost his fight to a rare form of cancer in 2015 want to build a children’s cancer care centre in Glenrothes.

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Cycling to work may reduce risk of premature death

Cycling to work may reduce risk of premature death

Using your bike to get to work could cut your risk of developing cancer and heart disease by almost half, according to new research by the University of Glasgow.

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Health Secretary Shona Robison.

Improved focus on eyecare services

More eyecare services should be made available in the community, a national review has recommended. The Community Eyecare Review, commissioned by Health Secretary Shona Robison last year, has published today (Wednesday, April 19).

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