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Are these the worst road markings in Fife?

An angry councillor has hit out at wonky road markings which he claims will make his town a “laughing stock”.

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Luke Henderson's impresive dancing skills have earned him a place at the National School of Dance. Picture: George McLusky

Fife’s ‘Billy Elliot’: Youngster lands dance school place

A Methilhill boy, tipped to be ‘Fife’s Billy Elliot’, has landed a place at a prestigious dance school after two successful auditions.

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Visitors flock to see Forth humpback whale

Visitors are flocking to the south coast of Fife in the hope of catching a glimpse of the humpback whale which has taken up residence in the Forth.

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Mysterious signs have appeared at the Lade Braes. Picture: Comp

Mystery over anti-cycling signs at Fife beauty spot

To cycle or not to cycle?

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In pictures: Humpback whale does a backflip off Fife coast

This is the moment a humpback whale performs a spectacular back flip – in the Firth of Forth near Kirkcaldy.

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David and Anna Herriot and Frank and Elllen Fortune.  Picture by Graeme Hart, Perthshire Picture Agency

Kirkcaldy store’s love search re-unites old friends

A Valentine’s competition to find Kirkcaldy’s longest-married lovebirds has resulted in two couples being reunited after 60 years!

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Mr McLachlan with his message to The Raven

Glenrothes painter takes matt-ers into his own hands over unpaid bill!

Following on from a Kirkcaldy sign shop hitting back at a Kirkcaldy hotel over an unpaid bill, it has now stepped in to help one of its customers who has also been left out of pocket.

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The new emoji cake.

Bakery launches cake that looks like poo

AN award-winning bakery is giving itself a giant pat on the back for a ‘job’ well done after its new, turd-shape cake had customers queuing up to sample the chocolate ‘treat’.

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Working with Personal Trainer Born Barikor, pet charity Blue Cross has created a new fitness boot camp called Work Out Like A Dog which sees humans doing exercises you would normally see dogs doing. Pic: Blue Cross.

Fitness boot camp launches where humans exercise like dogs

Chasing a ball and bringing it back again may sound like fun for dogs, but for participants of new fitness bootcamp Work Out Like A Dog, it’s strictly humans doing the retrieving.

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Just another Hogmanay in Newburgh - last year's Apprentice, Connor McGoey (Pic: Dave Scott)

Is this Scotland’s strangest Hogmanay tradition?

There are some pretty odd New Year traditions in Scotland, but they don’t come much odder than the procession taking place this Hogmanay in Newburgh, Fife.

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The participants braved the freezing water, wind and rain to raise money for charity. (Pic: Tomasz Osobka-Leszczynski)

East Neuk Dook raises thousands for charity

Is there a better way to celebrate Boxing Day than to jump into the North Sea?

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Cows walking on the road between Aberdour and Burntisland. (Pic: Jacqueline Davidson)

Driver blocked by escaping cows

A Burntisland woman got the shock of her life when cows blocked her morning drive.

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The crew in Anstruther are counting down to Christmas.

Santa joins RNLI for festive snaps

The volunteers at the RNLI Anstruther Lifeboat Station are counting down to Christmas with some festive pictures.

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Parents urged to stop pretending Father Christmas is real

Parents urged to stop pretending Father Christmas is real

Parents have been urged to stop pretending Father Christmas is real in case the “lie” damages relations with their children.

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Fife resident Andy Morrison is keen to know what the unidentified flying object was that passed over his home on Monday evening. (Pic Fife Photographic Agency).

UFO sighting has Fife resident baffled

It was flying at high speed, had green, blue and red flashing lights and was the cause of much bafflement for one Kirkcaldy resident on Monday evening.

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Mary Wallace who was bought a helium balloon in 1995 after a hip operation and it's still going strong 21 years later. (Pic George McLuskie).

Mary’s get well balloon ...21 years old and counting

A Glenrothes family are celebrating the 21st birthday of a close friend ... nothing unusual in that, until you realise it’s a helium balloon that has ‘come of age’.

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Cupar is described as a 'rising seaside spot'

Life’s a beach as landlocked Cupar named as a seaside hotspot

Look out your bucket and spade, grab a deckchair and pack a picnic ... we’re all off to the beach at Cupar!

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Tennent's lager is on its way to St Andrews. Picture � Andy Buchanan 2016

Pints of T for students

A plea from students at St Andrews University has been answered by Tennent’s Lager.

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World’s deadliest spiders which can cause four-hour erection before death found in ASDA bananas

World’s deadliest spiders which can cause four-hour erection before death found in ASDA bananas

Dozens of the world’s deadliest spider were found crawling out of a bunch of ASDA bananas, it has been claimed.

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Leanne Lindsay and dog Bubba

Fife veterinary nurse on walk for kids and canine charities

Six Fife legs will be setting out on a very special walk this weekend to raise money for charity.

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