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Scottish Independence: After Brexit vote shambles, let’s show UK the real power of debate

Well, we all knew it was coming sooner or later, but now the starting gun has been fired and the Scottish Independence Race has already shot out of the traps and sprouted wings.

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You might hear some outlandish conspiracy theories, but remember, without proof, they're nothing.

Scott McCartney: Why you can’t kill a story

Journalism is a funny old game. It can bring tales out of the woodwork, many may promise to be the all-important story that vanquishes the forces of evil and highlights the injustices of modern day life.

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Reporter Jamie Callaghan spent a morning with the Kinghorn RNLI team.

Go forth and drink up new adventures

For a feature in last week’s Press, I spent a Saturday morning visiting the Kinghorn RNLI team. However, due to the less than ideal weather conditions, I could not go out in the boat. So, I returned last weekend…

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Pic: Lisa Ferguson

Trump? Let him in, then point ... and laugh

Almost two million people have signed a petition calling on Donald Trump to be denied an official state visit when he comes to the UK.

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Sadly, the world of dating wasn't my lobster

Why I’m happy down at the bottom of Lonely Street ...

It’s midnight on December 31 and once again I’m wishing myself a happy new year.

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What the new �10 million investment at Fife Central Retail Park will look like

Comment: Kirkcaldy’s retail park needs to develop to compete

Our town is in no position to turn down 200 jobs and a £10m investment.

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Edinburgh's Christmas & Hogmanay festivals are said to be worth more than �240m

Comment: Time for Edinburgh to re-think its Christmas celebrations

If you believe the hype, Edinburgh’s Christmas and Hogmanay celebrations are the greatest in the land.

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Comment: Time to re-set the compass on Kirkcaldy town centre

Comment: Time to re-set the compass on Kirkcaldy town centre

The town centre remains the very heart of our Kirkcaldy.

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A 21st century Cinderella doesn't need rescued by a Prince Charming.

Cinders and her lost slipper 21st century-style

With the pantomime season in full swing, the centuries-old story of Cinderella is centre stage across the country.

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Santa Claus with little boy in Jenners - Edinburgh in 1954

Time to bring back the 12 days of Christmas

It’s barely 8.30 a.m. and already I’m hearing The Darkness’ Christmas song for the second time.

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Judy Murray  Pic: Ian Georgeson

Judy Murray: how to be the perfect parent

There are random things in life which tend to upset my sense of equilibrium.

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Comment: Why Wonder Woman was wrong call for UN figurehead

Comment: Why Wonder Woman was wrong call for UN figurehead

If there’s an award for ‘‘PR Gaffe of the Year’’ then expect the United Nations to be on the shortlist.

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Donald Trump (pic courtesy of Gage Skidmore/flickr)

Clinton’s Trumped, God help America

Well, blow me over with a feather, Trump will be the 45th president of America.

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Why private schools should take a long, hard look at themselves

Regulation is an increasing challenge for schools in all sectors, including the independent sector. Where 20 years ago regulations were minor requirements for schools, now they have hundreds of regulations with which they must comply, or face the risk of sanctions – or even closure. This is where a regime of self-reflection and assessment can really come into its own. A school which competently self-assesses need not fear the threat of regulatory inspection, because they are pre-empting and mirroring the inspection process internally and are therefore always ahead of the game. The fallout from regulation breaches is considerable – as well as the financially measurable penalties, there is the far less measurable impact of increased staff workload, reputational harm and possible damage to staff/pupil morale to consider.

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Allan Crow had a visit to St Andrews at the weekend, and the Alfred Dunhill Links Championships was in full swing. Pictured: Scott Jamieson drives at the eighteenth hole of the Old Course. Pic: John Stewart

Columnist: Trump and takeaways...

Had a wander up to St Andrews at the weekend.

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Columnist: How does a woman get elected in the US?

Columnist: How does a woman get elected in the US?

Politics has to work hard to be interesting to the ordinary punter in the street but even here attention has been grabbed by the US presidential race. But sadly not in a good way.

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Billy Elliot played by Nat Sweeney. Photo credit: Alastair Muir

Columnist: Wa-ay man! It’s all in the accent

It’s confession time.

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Columnist: That post holiday feeling...

Columnist: That post holiday feeling...

You know that post-holiday feeling when you get back to work and all you want to do is book another holiday?

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Columnist: Is a better ‘online world’ a possibility?

Columnist: Is a better ‘online world’ a possibility?

I once saw a cat headbutt a car in Kirkcaldy a few years ago. The car wasn’t moving, but when I laughed out loud – I believe ‘lol’ is the term – it gave me a glower that told me I had better watch myself.

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Christmas decorations in the shops already? Bah humbug...

Columnist: A dose of the ‘bah-humbugs’ already...

It’s started already and I am suffering from a right old dose of the bah humbugs.

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