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Leven branch closes in Clydesdale cull

The Clydesdale Bank is set to close more branches in Fife.

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Many of Fife's roads are in desperate need of repair

Crunch time for Fife’s roads?

A Fife councillor has voiced fears that some roads in the Kingdom may have to be closed because there’s not enough money in the council coffers to repair them.

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A92 Safety Campaign convener Ron Page has not ruled out taking 'direct action'.

Campaigners threat to block A92 in protest

A92 safety campaigners in Fife are threatening to take “direct action” if the Scottish Government fail to respond to latest concerns.

Transport
The planning restrictions have been removed, paving the way for more houses to be built. Pic credit: tOrange.biz

Green light for housing on Wemyss estate land

The removal of a restrictive planning condition has paved the way for more houses to be built on Wemyss Estate land.

Business
Depute Fife Council leader Lesley Laird

Fife businesses’ chance to have a say on economic strategy

Businesses across Fife are being urged to have their say on a new economic strategy designed to secure economic growth for the region before the consultation closes this Friday, January 20.

Business
Cadham Pharmacy

Success for Fife pharmacy in national awards

Fife’s pharmacy professionals have, once again, done the region proud, with one local pharmacist and their team making the finals of the Scottish Pharmacist Awards 2017.

Business
Scotlands First Minister, Nicola Sturgeon.

First Minister to address National Farmers’ Union AGM

Scotland’s First Minister, Nicola Sturgeon, is to address delegates attending NFU Scotland’s AGM, annual dinner and conference being staged in Glasgow next month.

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Michael Colliery Memorial, East Wemyss - Fife  

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Event to mark Michael pit fire

During the early hours of Saturday, September 9, 1967, a fire broke out in a coal seam of the Michael Colliery in East Wemyss.

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Cllrs Jim Young (Left) and Charles Haffey who are both stepping down at the May 2017 elections.

Fife councillors to stand down

Two Levenmouth Labour councillors have revealed that they are to step down at the local elections in May.

Politics
Netflix users have been contacted recently by email scammers.

Warning over Netflix scam

Netflix users are being urged to watch out for online scammers who are targeting users’ login and bank account details.

Crime
Leslie resident Brian Coyle at the site where the wall collapsed. (Pic Gerorge McLuskie).

Historic wall collapse needs to be made safe

Concerns over the continued threat to safety that a collapsed wall poses to walkers and children have been raised by residents in Leslie.

Environment
Art club president Lilian Sloan and her husband Cllr Ian Sloan outside the club's Cottar House studio.

Cottar House fate sealed as art club seeks new future

The fate of one of Glenrothes’ oldest buildings has been sealed after planners granted approval that will mean almost certain demolition.

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Corrie McKeague

Police bid to trace CCTV pair in Corrie McKeague case

Two people seen on CCTV on the morning of an RAF gunner’s disappearance have still not been traced, while police have identified three potential witnesses after an appeal.

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The Scotsman reporters' room, 1948.

BBC documentary celebrates 200 years of The Scotsman

As The Scotsman prepares to celebrate its 200th birthday from Wednesday 25th January, its full story is about to be told in a major new television documentary, airing tonight on BBC Two Scotland, at 9pm.

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BTs new system aims to block millions of nuisance calls every week.

BT “declares war” on nuisance calls

A service that aims to block nuisance telephone calls before they actually reach the recipients is being launched by BT.

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Minister for Public Health and Sport Aileen Campbell.

Projects given a sporting chance

Six projects that will deliver programmes to improve access to physical activities for people across Scotland are sharing £210,000 of funding.

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Victoria Road, Kirkcaldy - cordoned off after man found dead (Photo: FFP)

Man back in court over Victoria Road murder

A man has made a second appearance in court charged with murder.

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Cash stolen in break-in at Gallatown group

Cash stolen in break-in at Gallatown group

Police are appealing for witnesses following the theft of money from the Gallatown Gala Community Group premises in Kirkcaldy.

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The Scottish Government is to commission a review of the way health and social care services are provided over public holiday periods. The move has been backed by Shona Robison, health secretary.

Review of health and care public holiday services

The Scottish Government is to commission a review of the way health and social care services are provided over public holiday periods.

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The police station has been sealed off.

Fire and ambulance at major incident at Leven police station

Fire fighters and ambulances are in attendance at what is a major incident at Levenmouth police station.

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