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Cutting through the chopper mystery

If you’ve just been visiting Fife for the first time over the last week or so, you could be forgiven for getting an odd impression of the place.
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One minute you're wiping their skint knees, the next they're ignoring your calls.

Column: When your returning offspring are the same but different

It’s funny how you always notice changes in other people’s children rather than your own.

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A call to arms...

A call to arms...

I’ve forgotten what to do with my arms when I’m trying to go to sleep.

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An artist's impression showing how Roseanna Cunningham and Fiona Hyslop got to their launch events.

The Aye, Ken column: Gull-huggers, bus buddies, sausage rolls

Funny things we’ve noticed this week.

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The pet peeves that can turn a loving relationship into a war zone and make couples stop kissing and cuddling and start growling and grappling have been revealed.

Column: There’s much amiss with our domestic bliss

You can forget conflicts abroad. It’s all kicking off at home.

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Research has found that less than two-fifths of British holidaymakers (39 per cent) regularly conduct maintenance on their car.

Column: Bonnet? Which bonnet? My sun bonnet?

Many millions of Britons will be pushing ahead with a Brexit of their very own this summer, albeit in a way that somewhat reverses the meaning of the now familiar term.

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Back in the land of ‘cooncil telly’

Back in the land of ‘cooncil telly’

Say it loud, say it proud, I got cooncil telly.

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World Bike Girl Ishbell Taromsari, who has experienced lots of kindness from strangers on her thousands of miles travelling solo around the world. (Picture: World Bike Girl)

Stranded in a foreign city, what’s a girl to do?

Dropped by a taxi from the airport in the back streets of a foreign city in the wee small hours only to find your accommodation is locked up and silent – oh, and you don’t speak the language and your phone’s running out of power.

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Tents at music festival (Pic: Martin Abegglen)

In-tent on surviving a weekend under canvas

Mrs M returned from a weekend away with her friends bearing gifts and breaking the news that we were all heading down south for a music festival next month.

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Ty Reekie with a passenger

Why we should make the most of our seafront

If you’re lucky enough to grow up in a seaside town, you probably take it for granted.

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Leanne Ross. Scottish women's football (Pic: John Devlin)

Time to take a fresh look at women’s football

It is currently the worst time of the year.

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Philosopher Peter Singer, who gave the 2017 Sir Malcolm Knox Lecture at the University of St Andrews.

Are we really a’ Jock Tamson’s bairns?

In the immediate aftermath of the Manchester attack last week there was an inevitable desire to ‘do something’.

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Chelsea FC (Pic: Shinya Suzuki)

Why football’s soul died at 3.26 on Sunday

At 3.26 p.m. on Sunday, the very last remnants of football’s heart and soul were trampled into the turf.

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Hands (Pic: Dino Olivieri)

Age gene: Do we really want to live forever?

Some readers might have noticed the headlines in science sections recently proclaiming that the white coats tucked away in some secret lab somewhere have identified and located what they believe to be the ‘age gene’.

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Sex Pistols

The last waltz for real boy bands?

Where are all the bands for teenage boys?

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Comment: It’s time to call out fake news

Fake news – it’s a cheap jibe thrown too easily by too many people, particularly online.

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Declaring the results at the Fife count (Pic:  Fife Photo Agency)

End the tribalism and work together for the good of us all

If the 2017 local election delivers one thing then it will be to finally force SNP and Labour to work together for the good of the communities they were elected to serve.

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An artist's impression of how summer should be at work.

Why we need ‘Bring Your Paddling Pool to work’ Day

As I sit here, I find myself staring out the window, bitter and angry that the nicest day of the year so far had to happen while I was at work.

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Election: Our view - We have champions, we need councillors to support them

Election: Our view - We have champions, we need councillors to support them

At an election hustings in Kirkcaldy on Tuesday, one comment from the floor stood out.

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Are we in a common sense black hole?

I have been reflecting recently on the differences between education, wisdom, knowledge and common sense – and where our current educational system might leave us.

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