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STUC elects its first Black President

At the 120th Congress in Aviemore, the STUC elected Satnam Ner from Prospect trade union as President. Satnam Ner, a Radiochemistry Manager at Babcock International Group and a long-serving member of the STUC Black Workers’ Committee and the General Council, will be the first Black President of the STUC.

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Fife Council Headquarters in Glenrothes

Head to head – the battle to run Fife

Voters go to the polls in just two weeks to decide who runs Fife – and for Labour and SNP, the stakes are high.

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PM calls snap general election

PM calls snap general election

Theresa May has announced a snap general election will be held on June 8 in the wake of the Brexit vote

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Equalities Secretary Angela Constance.

Women hardest hit by UK welfare cuts

Women are being unfairly impacted by recent UK Government cuts to benefits and welfare eligibility, Equalities Secretary Angela Constance has said.

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The rise of the Independents ...

The rise of the Independents ...

When the list was finalised for candidates hoping to win the public’s votes in next month’s council elections one feature immediately caught the eye – the number of Independents included.

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First Minister Nicola Sturgeon (right) and TripAdvisor senior vice-president Robin Ingle announce the new collaboration during a meeting at Carnegie Hall in New York.

Tourism deal could attract £150m to Scottish economy

Scotland could see a £150 million boost to its economy following a bargain struck between the country’s tourism agency and travel website TripAdvisor.

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Roger Mullin with security personnel from Optima

Kirkcaldy MP on war ravaged streets of Iraq

When Kirkcaldy MP Roger Mullin made the decision to visit Iraq, he didn’t tell his family that he would be going out into the bomb-ravaged streets to see first-hand the chaos of life for the people still living there.

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Phase 1 has already been built.

Fresh battle to stop village housing plan

A fight to stop the building of 18 new houses on the outskirts of Kingsbarns has been launched, as a developer looks to extend the housing near Station Road.

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The opening of the Queensferry Crossing has been delayed. Picture: Greg Macvean

Queensferry Crossing opening delayed until summer

The opening of the Queensferry Crossing has been postponed from May until between mid-July and the end of August, economy secretary Keith Brown told MSPs today.

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Former politician and Strictly Star Ed Balls at the Adam Smith Lecture. Pic by George McLuskie

Funding criticism after keynote speech at Adam Smith event in Kirkcaldy

Gordon Brown’s speech outlining federalism as part of the debate on independence sparked a row with opposition councillors.

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Social Security Minister Jeane Freeman.

Invitation for views on social security

People across Scotland are being asked for their views to help shape the country’s new social security system.

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International Development Secretary Priti Patel.

Match funding for donations to East Africa aid appeal

The UK Government has pledged to match pound for pound the first £5 million of public donations to the Disasters Emergency Committee’s new East Africa Crisis Appeal.

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Fifers are being encouraged to register to vote ahead of the May 4 election.

Fifers urged to register to vote ahead of Council Elections

Fifers are being encouraged to make sure they’re registered to vote ahead of May’s Council Elections.

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First Minister Nicola Sturgeon

First Minister to seek second independence referendum

First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has confirmed that she will seek permission for a second referendum on Scottish Independence.

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Stephen Gethins MP at Leuchars

Leuchars Army base ‘must serve community’

North East Fife MP Stephen Gethins has welcomed an announcement by the Ministry of Defence that Leuchars Station will become the principal Army base for Scotland.

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Cllr Andrew Rodger

Fife councillor to step down

A Levenmouth councillor has revealed surprising plans as he prepares for retirement.

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Glenrothes and Central Fife MP Peter Grant addresses a packed public meeting in Glenrothes.

Fife MP’s support for EU settlers rights

A Fife MP has pledged to do everything he can to protect the rights of EU nationals living in his constituency.

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Judy Hamilton and Alistair Black.

New council homes finished at old car park site

A former communal car park in Methil has been turned into new housing for the area.

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First Minister Nicola Sturgeon announced the funding during a visit to South Lanarkshire.

£10 million pounds for organisations to tackle climate change

First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has announced that 100 organisations across Scotland are to benefit from £10 million of funding to support local action to tackle climate change.

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Fife Council leader David Ross addresses the Fife People's Assembly outside Fife House on Thursday morning

Amendment row at Fife Council budget meeting

Fife Council’s budget meeting was almost derailed before it began due to a last-minute submission by the Labour administration.

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