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Closure of Fife GP practice will have affect on others

Patients at most GP surgeries around Kirkcaldy will face a longer wait to see their GP following the closure of the first practice in the town.

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Some of the products recalled by MacSween of Edinburgh. Picture: Phil Wilkinson/TSPL

MacSween recalls haggis products over ‘botulism fears’

A haggis company is recalling various products due to inadequate procedures to control bacteria that may cause serious food poisoning.

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Three coffees a day is the secret to a longer life

Three coffees a day is the secret to a longer life

The secret to a long life might be three cups of coffee as a landmark study reveals it reduces the risk of death from all disease.

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Kirkcaldy Health Centre. Pic by George McLuskie

Concern as Kirkcaldy GP practice forced to close

A Kirkcaldy GP practice has been forced to close because the vacancy cannot be filled to keep it going.

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Tricia Marwich, chairman NHS Fife, Maureen Watt Scottish minister for mental health and Paul Hawkins, NHS Fife chief executive.

NHS Fife praised for delivering in challenging times

The performance of NHS Fife healthcare over the last year has been described as “exemplary” by a Scottish Government Minister.

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Elizabeth with Momo and Dr Hayashi. Pic by FPA

New Fife charity is the cat’s whiskers!

A new charity which improves the wellbeing of people suffering from dementia is proving a big hit at nursing homes in and around Kirkcaldy.

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Elderly people form the biggest portion of care users. Picture: by Ian Georgeson

Fife medical negligence claims top £85 million

NHS Fife is currently battling 74 live claims arising out of alleged medical negligence, it has emerged.

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Supermarket recalls sandwich fillers in food bug scare

Supermarket recalls sandwich fillers in food bug scare

Sainsbury’s has removed 13 of its own-brand sandwich fillers from its shelves following the discovery of food bug listeria in them.

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The new Back on Track scheme is the latest council project to tackle fuel poverty.

Tackling fuel poverty in Fife

Fuel poverty is on the rise in Fife. According to the most recent Scottish Government statistics, 40 per cent of homes in Fife are in fuel poverty, with nine per cent of those in extreme fuel poverty.

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Mary Herd. Picture: Fife Photo Agency

Disabled mum ‘trapped in house’ after fall

A disabled mum-of-two who has been waiting for several years for a house without stairs says her condition has worsened after falling down the steps of her first-floor flat.

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Agatha with her mum Karen, dad Kevin, sister Meredith and brother Baccus.

Light at the end of the tunnel for brave Agatha (6)

The family of a little Cupar girl diagnosed with leukaemia are organising a series of fund-raisers to say ‘thank you’ to the charities that have helped them through their ordeal.

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PC Kerry Anderson with the latest Signpost to Safety campaign leaflet.

Police launch new substance misuse campaign

Levenmouth Police has launched a new campaign to help people overcome drug and alcohol abuse.

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Calls to charity show emotional abuse soaring

Calls to charity show emotional abuse soaring

A major children’s charity has seen a huge rise in emotional abuse being reported over the past seven years – soaring by 427 per cent.

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Adults under 25 “twice as likely” to suffer from hay fever as over 55s

Adults under 25 “twice as likely” to suffer from hay fever as over 55s

Young adults are twice as likely to suffer from hay fever as those aged over 54, according to new research.

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Residents’ alarm over black smoke at Mossmorran

Residents’ alarm over black smoke at Mossmorran

Communities living near the Mossmorran plant have expressed concerns after thick, black smoke poured during another unexpected incident of flaring on Sunday night.

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The Ravenscraig flats in Kirkcaldy are among 12 multi-storey blocks that Fife Council have issued reassurances about.

Grenfell tragedy: Fife Council reassures its residents over fire safety concerns

Fife Council has reassured its tenants living in high rise flats across the region that fire safety remains its ‘top priority’ following the Grenfell Flats tragedy in London on Tuesday.

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Gary Docherty with daughter Olivia (5), and Ruth with Katie (7) (Pic by Fife Photo Agency)

Getting into the swim for a great charity fundraiser

The Cardenden community has jumped feet first to help a local family’s swimathon for a charity which is offering them support through a difficult pregnancy.

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Fife Sports and Leisure Trust volunteer Liz Howie (right) with Move More Fife participant Denise Federico taking part in a gentle movement class.

Fife sports and leisure service provider says thanks to volunteers

The region’s leading sports and leisure service provider is marking national Volunteers’ Week with a special thanks to all it volunteers.

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Betty Auchterlonie's musical efforts have proved very popular with residents at the local care home. (Pic George McLuskie)

Meet 84-year-old who uses tech skills to help OAPs

A kind hearted-pensioner from Dysart has proved age should not be a barrier to technology when it comes to the enjoyment of others.

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