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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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Fighting Fake News campaign logo

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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common sense

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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The busy road where parking is an issue at Torbain (Pic: Fife Photo Agency)

Parents can solve Torbain school parking problems themselves

The solution to parking problems at every single school in town is simple – and it lies in the hands of the parents.

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Play doh

The growing pains of perfect parenting (and Play Doh...)

Every time I wake up during the night, there’s a different person in the bed lying next to me.

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Stop moaning and give praise for service

Stop moaning and give praise for service

Everyone hates poor service – whether in shops, hotels, restaurants, garages.

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social media

On social media, words matter – more than ever

Smart phones are steadily turning us into the dumbest of users.

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The people of Scotland showed the world how a debate was supposed to be conducted. Picture: Neil Hanna

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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