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Animal rights group attacks gull cull plan

An animal rights group has hit out at calls to cull Kirkcaldy’s predatory seagulls.

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Blair Logan pled guilty to murdering his brother

Man admits murdering brother in New Year’s Day fire

A young north east Fife woman was in court today (Friday) to hear the man accused of murdering her partner and attempting to murder her by setting fire to them as they slept plead guilty.

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Dog walkers, led by Denise Wallace, centre, are calling on a dedicated safe space to walk their pets at the popular Fife park. (Pic David Cruikshanks).

Growing call for designated dog area for popular Fife park

Support is growing for a designated dog exercise area to be installed in a popular Glenrothes park.

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Calls to tackle gulls growing. Pic by Kate Chandler

Growing calls to tackle winged menaces in Fife town

The rising number of seagull attacks in Kirkcaldy in recent weeks has led to a growing call for more stringent action to be taken.

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Closure of Fife GP practice will have affect on others

Closure of Fife GP practice will have affect on others

Patients at most GP surgeries around Kirkcaldy will face a longer wait to see their GP following the closure of the first practice in the town.

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Serial shoplifter avoids jail sentence

Serial shoplifter avoids jail sentence

A serial shoplifter, who struck twice at the same store, has avoided a jail sentence.

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Pic Greg Macvean - 27/03/2017 - Queensferry Crossing bridge

Queensferry Crossing could host more walks

More local people living near the Queensferry Crossing may get the chance to walk over the bridge.

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James Beveridge was found injured after police were called to reports of a disturbance at Farne Court. Picture: George McLuskie

Man who killed drug dealer over £10 facing jail

A CALLOUS thug who killed his drug dealer “over a tenner” has been warned to expect a lengthy prison sentence.

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BMW driver banned after 122mph police chase

BMW driver banned after 122mph police chase

A Kirkcaldy driver was involved in a high-speed car chase with a police patrol which pursued him through Fife hitting 122 mph.

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The new Howe of Fife pavilion, which was officially opened last summer.

SRU probe scandal-hit Howe of Fife

Formal disciplinary proceedings are under way following a shocking incident said to have taken place on a Howe of Fife Rugby Club first XV team bus.

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Tom and Liza are concerned that vulnerable people could be persuaded to part with their money. (Pic: David Cruickshanks).

Fife couple ‘more like victims than customers’ at hands of double glazing salesman

A Ceres couple are warning others about heavy-handed double glazing sales tactics that left them ‘feeling like victims rather than customers.’

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From left: John Fairweather, regional resilience advisor, Karen Macaulay, national emergency preparedness communications and liaison manager (both Scottish Ambulance Service), Mark Ilderton, head of ScotRail Alliance Integrated Control.

Early interventions help unwell customers and cut delays

Delays to trains where a customer has taken ill and needs urgent medical treatment have been cut by 37 per cent due to a new partnership between the ScotRail Alliance and the Scottish Ambulance Service.

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Can you communicate with the apes?

Quiz: Can you understand apes?

An online experiment to investigate whether humans can understand the meaning of ape gestures has been created by researchers at the University of St Andrews.

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Willie Aitken

Goodbye to a true public servant - Fife councillors’ tributes

Former Labour Councillor Willie Aitken, who served the people of Cardenden and Kinglassie tirelessly for almost four decades, has died at the age of 83.

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The white-tailed bumblebee

Why there’s not so much buzz from Fife bees

As broadcasting legend Sir David Attenborough this week asks people to help the declining butterfly population, the call has been echoed by nature enthusiasts in Fife to help the species which can be found in the Kingdom.

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The partially demolished bench

Vandals attack Fife park for second time

Fed-up residents have called for more police action following the latest spate of vandalism at a popular Kirkcaldy park.

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George McKechnie

Torment for family of Fife man killed in jetski accident in Thailand

The grieving family of a Kirkcaldy man who died in a jet ski accident in Thailand say their torment is being prolonged by having to wait to find out exactly how he died.

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Potts was found guilty at the High Court in Edinburgh.

Man committed string of sex offences on boys

A PERVERT faces the prospect of prison after being convicted of committing a string of serious sexual offences against two young boys.

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