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Fife Council invests £10m in world’s biggest arms dealers

Fife Council’s pension fund has money invested in ten of the world’s biggest arms manufacturers, the Press can reveal.

Politics
New poll shows mixed housing experience across Scotland

New poll shows mixed housing experience across Scotland

Eighty-three per cent of Scots are satisfied with their current housing situation while 16% are not, according to an exclusive new opinion poll commissioned to coincide with Scottish Housing Day, which takes place today, (September 21).

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Team Jak launches £180,000 crowdfunding campaign

Team Jak launches £180,000 crowdfunding campaign

The Team Jak Foundation, a charity offering practical and emotional support to young people in Scotland diagnosed with cancer, is launching a new crowdfunding campaign today (Thursday, September 21) to help raise £180,000.

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Pioneering app to transform the lives of people with dementia

Pioneering app to transform the lives of people with dementia

An innovative new app could help enhance home and hospital environments for people with dementia – improving patient outcomes and reducing the strain on health services, according to University of Stirling academics.

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Libbi Toledo, missing in Kirkcaldy since September 11

Six possible sightings of missing Libbi

There have been six reported sightings of Kirkcaldy teenager Libbi Toledo.

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Police sealed off the area after the incident in January.

Murder trial: Sci-fi fan tells how struggle with sword ended in death

A SCIENCE fiction fan has told jurors how he “fought for his life” during a “violent tussle” in his home with a man who had armed himself with his ornamental sword.

Crime
Drivers need to hang up, says AA

Drivers need to hang up, says AA

More than one fifth of drivers (22%) still can’t bear to turn off their phones whilst driving, according to the AA Charitable Trust.

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Missing man traced

Missing man traced

Police Scotland have confirmed that a Tayport man reported missing yesterday has been found safe.

Crime
The sale of the Grade A lsited former home to the Earl of Rothes has renewed hope that it will be restored.

Sale brings restoration promise for one of Fife most historic buildings

The sale of a former stately home in Fife, which has lain ruined since it was gutted in a fire in 2009, has sparked renewed hope that the historic building will be restored.

Environment
Is the sun setting on North Sea Oil? Pic: Shutterstock

UK oil and gas reserves may only last a decade

The Scottish oil industry could be entering its final decade of production - researchers have warned.

Business
ScotRail Alliance achieves best performance since May 2015

ScotRail Alliance achieves best performance since May 2015

The ScotRail Alliance’s performance in recent weeks is the best it has achieved since May 2015.

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ScotRail release top five travel tips

ScotRail release top five travel tips

The ScotRail Alliance is advising horse racing fans heading to the William Hill Ayr Gold Cup on Saturday, September 23, to make their travel plans now.

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The town centre owners have been criticised by the town's MSP.

MSP hits out at town centre owner’s ‘wall of silence’

The owner of Glenrothes town centre has been lambasted by the town’s MSP for its wall of silence over what, if anything, it is doing to attract new business and jobs to the area.

Business
Gary Steadman

Appeal over man missing from Tayport

Police are appealing for information to trace a 28-year-old man missing from the Tayport area.

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The plants could have been worth almost �11,000

Bungling cannabis grower set fire to his own house

A hapless cannabis farmer accidentally torched his own home during a bungled bid to grow more than £10,000 worth of the drug in his bedroom.

Crime
The search is on for hero pets to receive charity medal

The search is on for hero pets to receive charity medal

Blue Cross pet charity is calling out to hear about hero pets from across the nation as it opens nominations for the Blue Cross Medal 2018.

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Brits lose more than £3 million down the sofa each year

Brits lose more than £3 million down the sofa each year

With the old £1 coin due to expire next month, research has revealed that Brits could be sitting on a fortune, as more than £3 million is lost down the back of the nation’s sofas each year.

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David Potts

Police praise victims who helped jail child abuser

A man dubbed by police as ‘a predator’ who committed a string of serious sexual offences against two young boys has been jailed for seven years.

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Police Scotland rolls out dual English-Gaelic Logo

Police Scotland rolls out dual English-Gaelic Logo

Police Scotland has today (Tuesday, September 19) introduced its dual language logo featuring both English and Gaelic.

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Survey reveals transformation of childhoods in a digital world

Survey reveals transformation of childhoods in a digital world

The number of young teenagers who play outside, read books or get enough sleep has dropped sharply in comparison to teenagers from previous decades, a startling new survey from Barnardo’s reveals.

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