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Police alert as online scams target Fifers

Fifers have been warned to be on guard against online scams after several incidents.

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Community Centre staff Kate Drummond and Elaine Taylor provide a warm welcome to visitors

Revamp for Kinghorn Community Centre team

Kinghorn Community Centre’s management committee has recently undergone a complete change of personnel, with the retiral of many of its long-serving members.

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Helping hands: Sara Emmerson, Angela Bett,  Donna Briggs , Alexa Coventry and Kobi McDougall  all back the centres appeal (Pic: George McLuskie)

Cottage Centre Christmas appeal: ‘We all want the very best for our families at Christmas’

One of the main sources of referrals for the Cottage Centre’s Christmas appeal is Fife Council’s social work department which works day in day out with some of the most vulnerable families in Kirkcaldy.

Health
The M90

Delay fears due to Fife weekend roadworks

Drivers could face delays this weekend due to roadworks on a major Fife road.

Transport
Alexander McIlravie

Police hail bravery of victim after sex attacker jailed

Police have paid tribute to the courage of the victim of a man who assaulted her while she walked through a Fife park.
Crime
Sandra Watson, pictured (third left)  in 1995 with her Press colleagues.

Obituary: Sandra Watson, 74, former journalist

Tributes have been paid this week to Sandra Watson, one of the most respected journalists to work on the Fife Free Press.

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Dundee Sheriff Court

Crooked lawyer struck off after conning aunt out of £269,000

A lawyer who was jailed after swindling money from his aunt has been struck off after a disciplinary body found that if he continued in practice it was likely he would be "a danger to the public".
Crime
Kirkcaldy Sheriff Court

Garage bullies sentenced for terrorising young apprentice

TWO workplace bullies who terrorised a young apprentice have been sentenced.

Crime
Colder weather is on the way

Most of Scotland to be hit with icy weather

The Met Office has warned that most of Scotland, save for a few patches on the East coast, will be hit by ice later this evening, leading to a risk of slippery surfaces and travel problems.

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The attack happened at Burntisland Links.

Violent sex attacker jailed after rape attempt

A sex offender described as “a highly dangerous and violent man who presents a grave risk to the safety of the public” has been jailed indefinitely for the attempted rape of a 31-year-old woman who was out walking her dogs.

Crime
Alan McIlravie, Rev Jim Reid , Susan Leslie, Neil Crockett and  Keith Hay prepare for the event. Pic by FPA

Kinghorn’s bravest war hero to be honoured

Kinghorn is preparing to roll out the red carpet in a unique ceremony to honour one of its bravest sons this weekend.

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Which Fife street had the most parking tickets last year?

Which Fife street had the most parking tickets last year?

Fife Council parking attendants have issued almost £300,000 in fines so far this year in just one street in Kirkcaldy.

Transport
The crew received the call around 2.45pm.

Lifeboat crew rescue woman, child and two dogs

Volunteers from Anstruther lifeboat rescued a woman, child and two dogs on Wednesday afternoon.

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Claire Baker MSP (Pic: George McLuskie)

Students’ fight to save journalism course raised in Holyrood

Students have launched a bid to save a Fife College course from closure.

Education
Stagecoach bus service 33B will depart Victoria Hospital in Kirkcaldy and head along Wilson Avenue, resuming normal service after the vandalism incidents.

Bus route re-instated after vandals hit 33B

A Kirkcaldy bus route has been re-instated after vandals forced Stagecoach to avoid servicing an area in the town.

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Stewart John McInroy

Victim’s anger at ‘light’ sentence for online troll

A victim of a serial online troll this week blasted the “light” sentence handed to the creep after he targeted a woman the day after he was released from prison for sending her Facebook rape threats.

Crime
Locals are being warned about scam calls

Kirkcaldy pensioner warns of telephone scammers

A Kirkcaldy pensioner is urging locals to beware of telephone scammers after being bombarded with fraudulent calls.

Crime
Campaign to keep care home open

Campaign to keep care home open

A campaign has been launched to try and prevent the closure of a Glenrothes care home.

Health
The groups last project was the restoration of a Norwegian break van.

Plans revealed for steam train project

The Fife Heritage Railway group has revealed its latest project, as it prepares to source funding.

Arts
Picture: Neil Gallacher

Mossmorran bosses ‘committed to safety and efficiency’

The operators of the Fife Ethylene Plant (FEP) have moved to ensure the public that safety and efficiency is the primary focus, both now and into the future.

Environment
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