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Thousands of customers ‘at risk’ following Virgin Media hack

VIRGIN Media is advising more than 800,000 customers with a specific router to change their password immediately after an investigation found hackers could gain access to it.

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Black smoke pours from the Mossmorran plant at Cowdenbeath (picture by Paul Irvine)

Investigation launched into flaring at Mossmorran

Calls have been made for a full review into the working practices at the Mossmorran plant after a bout of flaring released ominous clouds of black smoke into the atmosphere.

Environment
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.

Health
What Scottish women want revealed

What Scottish women want revealed

It’s the age old question – what do women want in men? What’s more important, height? Muscles? Beards?

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Ty Reekie takes a visitor out for a spin. Picture: George McLuskie

Fife town’s prom boosted by rickshaw plans

Kirkcaldy’s waterfront is set to be given a colourful new injection of life with the addition of six Links Market themed rickshaws.

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Drivers support diesel scrappage scheme: survey

Drivers support diesel scrappage scheme: survey

Around two thirds of UK road users would support a scrappage scheme for older diesel cars, vans and lorries in an effort to get the worst polluting vehicles off our roads, according to a survey by IAM RoadSmart.

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Kirkcaldy councillor Rod Cavanagh will meet with Ravenscraig  tenants following Fife Council's reassurances.

High rise cladding is safe is say Council as safety review is launched

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.

Environment

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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Get set for eight nights of road closures

A92 roadworks now rescheduled for eight nights

Resurfacing works on the A92 have been rescheduled to start on Friday - bringing eight nights of road closures

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During the 2017 Polar Academy expedition the youths experienced camping on the snow under the spectacular Northern Lights in Arctic Greenland.

Teenagers in training for life-changing Arctic expedition

Ten pupils from Lochgelly High School are preparing for a life-changing expedition to Arctic Greenland next March.

Lifestyle
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.

Health
Brits name stars they’d most like to bring back for festival

Brits name stars they’d most like to bring back for festival

New research has revealed which late musicians people would most like to see perform at a festival if they hadn’t passed away.

News
New poll shows public support for child benefit top up

New poll shows public support for child benefit top up

A recent poll carried out for the Poverty Alliance, found that almost 65 per cent of people in Scotland support topping up child benefit by £5 per week.

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Policing 2026 strategy published

Policing 2026 strategy published

A ten-year strategy to ensure Police Scotland is equipped to tackle new and emerging threats has been published.

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Plans for a drive-thru at Leven have hit a major problem. Pic: Phil Wilkinson.

McDonald’s drive-thru plans on the brink

McDonald’s has been given just two weeks to improve its plans for a new drive-thru restaurant in Leven – or the project could grind to a halt.

Business
The final part of the bridge is lifted into place

Huge numbers bid to walk new Queensferry Crossing

Over 50,000 people have applied to walk across the new Queensferry Crossing.

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The tyres dumped at Keils Den.

Beauty spot spoiled by illegal dumping of tyres

A local beauty spot has been marred by the illegal dumping of dozens of used tyres.

Lifestyle
Stephen Gethins joins the front bench at Westminster (Pic: George McLuskie)

Gethins gets international role on SNP front bench

Stephen Gethins has a new role at Westminster.

Politics
Pic: Ian Rutherford

Kirkcaldy offender wrecked his cell

An offender wrecked his cell in Polmont Youth Offenders Institute so badly it cost authorities £1170 to repair.

Crime
Dundee Sheriff Court

Court rules dog not to be destroyed after biting girl

A “dangerously out of control” dog which bit a defenceless 10-year-old girl outside a shop won’t be destroyed, a court ruled today.

Crime
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