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Research reveals how Brits use their phone

New research shows that Brits are more obsessed with their phones than ever before - posting an average of 41 social media updates per week.

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Recycle your old Christmas tree for the dunes

Old Christmas trees for new sand dunes

Fife Coast and Countryside Trust (FCCT) and Links Trust is urging people in north east Fife to help transform the coastline by donating their Christmas trees after the

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52% wellbeing divide between societys most and least financially confident.

Money worries the biggest cause of stress

With Christmas just under weeks away, worrying about money has been revealed as the single biggest cause of stress for UK adults, according to new research.

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Nearly two out of five pensioners fear running out of money in retirement as they dont have enough guaranteed income.

Two out of five pensioners ‘worry about running out of money’

Nearly two out of five pensioners – the equivalent of 4.4 million people – fear running out of money in retirement as they don’t have enough guaranteed income, new research from MetLife shows.

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The site will expand

Fife caravan park set to expand after planning permission granted

Clayton Caravan Park, situated between Cupar and St Andrews, is set to expand.

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32% have lost sleep due to money worries, with many struggling to pay the bills each month.

One in three Scottish workers are losing sleep over financial worries

New research into the financial health of workers in Scotland has revealed one in three people (32%) have lost sleep due to money worries, with many struggling to pay the bills each month.

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Ava recovers from her transplant

Lochgelly family fundraiser to say thanks for helping save Ava’s life

As brave little Ava Stark from Lochgelly continues to recover in hospital after a stem cell transplant, her grateful family are fundraising to thank the hospitals which cared for her daughter.

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I am home for Christmas – back in my beloved place

I left my home four months ago because I was scared.

Lifestyle
The 'big belly solar' bin could prevent seagulls dragging rubbish through the town

Big belly bins for St Andrews?

They have a huge capacity, they are solar powered, they could be Wi-Fi hotspots, they can tell the authorities when they are full – and they could be coming to St Andrews.

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The new distillery under construction at Lindores Abbey is one mark of a community on the up.

Newburgh community rails against housing plans

Newburgh has become the latest Fife community to rail against FIFEplan, the new development strategy for the Kingdom.

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The protest takes place on Tuesday

Protest planned over Fife health centre parking problems

A demonstration has been organised in the wake of the car parking problems which have plagued a Kirkcaldy health centre.

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Nine out of 10 Scottish GPs say their workload could have a negative impact on patient care.

GP survey highlights heavy workloads

GPs should have longer consultations with patients in order to help meet their needs, a BMA survey has found. The poll, which received responses from 900 GPs in Scotland, also found that the vast majority of GPs feel that their heavy workload is sometimes having a negative impact on the quality of care their patients receive.

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There's been a five vehicle crash on the Forth Road Bridge. Pic Ian Rutherford

Five vehicles involved in Forth Road Bridge crash

Emergency services have been notified of a five vehicle collision on the southbound carriageway of the Forth Road Bridge.

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Fife Cllr Brian Thomson looks happy as he visits the Langlands site in St Andrews where the new Madras College looks set to be built.

All go for Madras at Langlands

The news that Madras College’s new building will be at Langlands has been widely welcomed in and around St Andrews.

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SFRS has issued five easy steps to take to stay safe this festive period.

Warning to stay safe this Christmas

Families are being urged to stay safe over the festive period by taking easy steps to avoid the risk of fire.

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The cafes will close in March

Leisure centre cafes to close

Fife Council has announced that two of its leisure centre cafes are to close within months in a bid to ease the region’s financial woes.

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Colm Wilson of Fife Migrants Forum appears before Holyrood's European Committee to give evidence on the implications of Brexit for Scotland. Pic - Andrew Cowan/Scottish Parliament

Migrants ‘saved’ Kirkcaldy High Street

Holyrood’s European Committee has taken evidence from a Kirkcaldy-based group as it looks at the rights of EU Nationals living and working in Scotland, post-Brexit.

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Levenmouth set to go to the polls

Residents living in Levenmouth are being urged to turn out and use their vote in next week’s by-election.

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Scots typically stop receiving a stocking at the age of 20, but over one in ten Scots over 30 will be gifted one this Christmas.

‘Apples’ are the new satsumas as technology becomes stocking filler of choice

Expensive technology is contributing to a rise in the value of the average Christmas stocking, with items such as smartphones, tablets, action cameras and fitness bands easing out traditional chocolate coins and satsumas as the go-to stocking fillers.

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Good manners do not come cheap with consumers splashing out �27 on thank you cards and even gifts.

Scots spend £103 over Christmas to avoid upsetting others

‘Tis the season to be jolly, yet consumers in Scotland often find themselves wrapped in guilt for all of the things they feel obligated to do to avoid displeasing friends, family and even colleagues and neighbours.

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