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Why Maggie’s can coin it in

Our Maggie’s Centre is calling on Fifers to donate their old pound coins to help the charity continue to provide emotional, practical and social support to people affected by cancer.

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Scott Plews on the ice for Fife Flyers in 1993

Scott’s gloves are off to battle mental health issues

A former Fife Flyers player dropped the gloves for a battle with mental illness and is now raising awareness of the condition.

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A view over the ruins of St. Andrews Cathedral obscured by the effects of retinopathy.

Campaign to promote vital eye screening for Fifers with diabetes

This Eye Health Week one of Fife’s most iconic landmarks has been used to highlight the vital importance of specialist eye check-ups for people with diabetes.

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Firefighters at Kirkcaldy Fire Station promote the Anthony Nolan campaign

Rallying round donor drive to help Fife firefighter Gary

A former Kirkcaldy man has given his backing to this Saturday’s bone marrow donor drive at Kirkcaldy Fire Station.

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Jackie and Jim featured on Channel 4.

Jim’s struggle highlighted on TV after UK slammed for treatment of disabled

A Kirkcaldy disabled man’s case has been used to highlight the UK’s decline in treatment of disabled people on a national TV news report.

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All flavours of Macb water have now been recalled.

Scots soft drinks maker recalls all flavoured water due to "presence of mould"

A Scottish drinks brand which had previously recalled its raspberry and kiwi flavoured water has now been forced to withdraw its entire range from sale "due to the presence of mould".

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Dr Mhairi Thurston

Call to rectify “patchy” school counselling services

A psychology expert has called for school-based counselling services to be available for all children across Scotland.

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Health Secretary Shona Robison with Amanda Kopel.

Frank’s Law - Free personal care for under 65s

At least 9000 families in Scotland will benefit from the introduction of free personal care for everyone who requires it, regardless of age.

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The Mental Health Foundation Scotland has launched its 'It's time to talk about it campaign' ahead of Suicide Prevention Day.

Charity calls for action to tackle rising suicide rate

A mental health charity has called for an open discussion on suicide prevention after the first rise in suicides in Scotland for six years.

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Wheelchair bound Karen Henderson was left unattended by the care provider for 44 hours. (Pic George McLuskie).

Care Inspectorate slam Fife care provider over failings

A damning Care Inspectorate investigation report has hit out at a Fife based care company who left an MS sufferer unattended in her wheelchair for 44 hours.

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Joan Hutton  is retiring from after 45 years service. (Pic FPA)

Friendly face of popular Fife health centre bows out after 45 years

She’s been the friendly and welcoming face of one of Fife’s busiest health practices, but now she’s signed herself ‘off’ after 45 years of service.

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New figures show a  third (33 per cent) of homes in Scotland do not have a carbon monoxide (CO) alarm.

Families in Scotland at risk of carbon monoxide poisoning in their homes

A third of homes in Scotland don’t have a carbon monoxide alarm to help protect people from potentially fatal CO poisoning.

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Conversation Cafes are being held this week on 14 routes across Scotland.

Conversation Cafés to help mark Suicide Prevention Day

Conversation Cafés will be set up in railway station across Scotland this week to offer support to people as part of World Suicide Prevention Day on September 10.

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Dental Specialist Barry Corkey who has been nominated for an award by his colleagues. (Pic by George McLuskie)

Award nomination for pioneering Fife dentist

A Kirkcaldy dentist has been nominated for a national award for his work with young children across Fife.

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Susan Shaw (from Scottish slimmers) and professor Linda Bauld are pictured firmly crossing items of junk food off a shopping list to back Cancer Research UKs call to the Scottish Government to restrict sales of bargain-buy unhealthy food and drink.

Too much junk food on promotion say Scots parents

Parents are being persuaded by supermarket special offers to fill their trolleys with bargain-buy junk food, new research by Cancer Research UK has found.

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John Mitchell, who has a British passport, faced homelessness when he was forced to return. Picture: Fife Photo Agency

OAP saved from homelessness after losing Thailand job

A last-minute intervention has saved a Kirkcaldy-born pensioner from homelessness, after he lost his job abroad and had to come back.

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Brian McCormack has invented the FlushAway. Picture: Johnston Press

Taxi driver’s FlushAway invention could help save thousands of lives

A Kirkcaldy taxi driver could change medical science with his new invention, which aims to aid in screening for illnesses like cancer.

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Isabel Philp and Dr Stuart McLaren at the presentation evening.

It’s a fond farewell for much loved Fife doctor

He has prescribed on countless coughs and colds and just about every ailment imaginable, but now it’s time for one of Fife’s most respected doctors to hang up the stethoscope.

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A new initiative to reduce NHS waiting times and improve the way elective care services are managed, has been announced.

New initiative to tackle NHS waiting times

A new initiative to reduce NHS waiting times and improve the way elective care services are managed, has been announced by Health Secretary Shona Robison.

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There are calls to hear the concerns of residents.

Needles found in Fife park sparks outrage

A Fife councillor has called on police to host a public meeting, after discarded needles were found in a children’s play park.

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