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New Fife police chief says crime dropping in Kingdom

Fife’s most senior police officer says new figures show that crime is dropping on a number of fronts in the area.

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Police issue safety advice ahead of Scottish Cup Final

Police issue safety advice ahead of Scottish Cup Final

As supporters gear up for the Scottish Cup Final on Saturday, May 27, police are issuing safety advice to those attending Hampden Park in Glasgow.

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The Met Office issued this weather warning for Saturday

Met Office issue weather warning for weekend

Heavy rain is forecast to wipe out the sunshine tomorrow across Scotland.

Environment

Video: Barack Obama in surprise Fife visit

Former US president Barack Obama turned up in St Andrews this morning for a game of golf.

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Saving Scotland’s smallest butterfly

Saving Scotland’s smallest butterfly

Nature enthusiasts are being asked to spend the next week making a big effort to help Scotland’s smallest butterfly.

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Would “cash for trash” incentives help in changing wasteful behaviours?

Would “cash for trash” incentives help in changing wasteful behaviours?

How much rubbish is generated in Scotland? And would “cash for trash” incentives help in changing wasteful behaviours?

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Church apologises to gay people and moves closer to same sex marriage

Church apologises to gay people and moves closer to same sex marriage

The General Assembly of the Church of Scotland has approved an apology to gay people for the history of discrimination they have faced in the Church.

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Donald is promoting the stoves (Photo: George McLuskie)

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.

Health
Helen Glass (left) and development worker Camilla McGregor will be on hand with information about Include Me. (Photo: Dave Scott)

Unique charity helps to give others a voice

A unique north east Fife charity is seeking kind-hearted volunteers to help give a voice to some of the area’s most vulnerable people.

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Motorway disruption to last three weeks

Motorway disruption to last three weeks

Drivers are being warned to expect three weeks of major roadworks on the M90, starting on Monday.

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Isabella Jackson, 72, attends Kirkcaldy sheriff court (Pic: George McLuskie)

Jail for Fife OAP who threatened to kill Prime Minister

A Fife woman in her 70s has been jailed for almost four years for sending death threats to the Prime Minister, emailing bomb threats and sending white powder to Levenmouth Police Station.

Crime
Councillor Crooks has been re-elected chairman of the Kirkcaldy area committee

Kirkcaldy’s newly elected area chairman condemns Manchester bombing

The newly elected chairman of the Kirkcaldy area committee, Councillor Neil Crooks, hit out at the Manchester Arena terrorists this morning, at the first meeting since the regional elections.

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The High Street in Newburgh. Picture: Google

Police: ‘Be sensible’ after shopping sparks bomb scare

Police are warning the public to “be sensible”, after a parcel of online shopping lying the pavement sparked a bomb scare on a Fife High Street.

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Revealed: The most interesting items found in storage rooms across the UK

Revealed: The most interesting items found in storage rooms across the UK

A full joint of ham, a samurai sword, and a vast collection of designer clothes a wife is hiding from her husband - these are just some of the things Brits have left behind in storage facilities across the UK.

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The Princess Royal joins minute’s silence for Manchester at General Assembly

The Princess Royal joins minute’s silence for Manchester at General Assembly

Her Royal Highness The Princess Royal joined the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland in observing a minute’s silence for all those affected by the terrorist atrocity in Manchester.

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Fife's Muslim leaders have hit out at those responsible for the  terrorist attack in Manchester this week.

Fife Muslims unite to condemn Manchester terror attack

Faith leaders representing Muslims in Fife have condemned this week’s terror attack in Manchester which killed 22 people and injured 120 others.

Crime
The area was sealed off

Fife High Street reopened after suspicious package found

A Fife High Street was closed this morning after a suspicious package was found.

Crime
There are some excellent examples of well marked core paths across Scotland

You can help put Scotland’s core paths on the map

We all know that we should walk more – to the shops, work, the local park or maybe even further afield.

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42.9 per cent of pupils said they walked to school in the survey.

Research reveals half of Scots pupils travel to school actively

Just under half of Scots pupils are choosing to travel to school by bike, foot or scooter according to a survey carried out by Sustrans Scotland.

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