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Fife councillors to stand down

Two Levenmouth Labour councillors have revealed that they are to step down at the local elections in May.

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Roger Mullin MP

MP welcomes u-turn over SLPs

Kirkcaldy MP Roger Mullin has welcomed a review over limited partnerships.

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The First Minister has announced �29 million of funding to help tackle poverty.

£29 million to tackle poverty

Organisations that tackle poverty can now have access to a new £29 million funding pot set up by the Scottish Government.

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Culture Secretary Fiona Hyslop.

Press freedom in Scotland “at risk” from UK Government proposals

Proposals to regulate the press in England and Wales would “pose a potential threat to press freedom” in Scotland, Culture Secretary Fiona Hyslop has said.

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Universal basic income scheme set to trial in Fife

Universal basic income scheme set to trial in Fife

Fife is set to pilot a radical scheme to give every citizen a universal basic income (UBI), regardless of whether they work or not.

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Kirkcaldy MP Roger Mullin

Kirkcaldy MP blasts child poverty figures

Kirkcaldy MP Roger Mullin has hit out at the UK Government after the latest statistics showed that almost 28 per cent of children in the Kirkcaldy area were facing the festive period in poverty.

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Council leader David Ross says a reduction in government grant has contributed towards a �33m budget gap.

Be prepared for council tax rise and job losses

Fife households are likely to see their council tax bills rise for the first time in a decade as the local authority seeks to close a budget gap of more than £30 million.

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First Minister's Christmas party.

First Minister’s Christmas message

First Minister, Nicola Sturgeon said: “Christmas is about spending time with those we love, and for thinking about friends and family at home and abroad.

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New legislation introduced by the Scottish Parliament will tighen up planning controls for pay day lenders and betting shops on Scotlands high streets.

Tighter controls over high street “blight”

The “blight” of pay day lenders and betting operators on Scotland’s high streets will be tackled with stricter planning controls from now on.

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Leven, Kennoway & Largo by-election count at Fife House (Pic: Fife Council)

By-election: behind the numbers

The polls have closed in the Leven, Kennoway and Largo by-election to decide who will replace former councillor Alistair Hunter.

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Colm Wilson of Fife Migrants Forum appears before Holyrood's European Committee to give evidence on the implications of Brexit for Scotland. Pic - Andrew Cowan/Scottish Parliament

Migrants ‘saved’ Kirkcaldy High Street

Holyrood’s European Committee has taken evidence from a Kirkcaldy-based group as it looks at the rights of EU Nationals living and working in Scotland, post-Brexit.

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Pic Lisa Ferguson

Levenmouth set to go to the polls

Residents living in Levenmouth are being urged to turn out and use their vote in next week’s by-election.

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First Minister Nicola Sturgeon meets with Peter Davidson and Morris Heggies to choose the design of the Christmas Card 2016

Oor Wullie to feature on First Minister’s Christmas card

First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has chosen “national treasure” Oor Wullie as the illustration for her official Christmas card this year.

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Calls for Fife Council to support demands for an inquiry into policing of the 1984 miners's strike in Scotland.

Call for Fife Council to support miners strike inquiry

Calls are being made for Fife Council to back demands for a public inquiry into policing in Scotland during the 1984/85 miners’ strike.

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Finance minister Derek Mckay said the new legislation will "design an approach to taxation which will suit Scotlands needs".

New tax-raising powers for Parliament

Legislation which will give the Scottish Parliament further powers over income tax will be laid today (Wednesday).

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Tackling gender stereotyping

Tackling gender stereotyping

Transforming gender stereotypes is key to tackling violence against women and girls, according to a report published today.

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Fife House

Fife Council braced for budget cuts

Councillors are braced for an unwanted Christmas gift – more budget cuts.

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Buckhaven man Boyd lamont

Jail fear for Buckhaven man as his benefits are savagely slashed

A Buckhaven man faces the real possibility of going to prison and seeing his children put into care as a result of a new cap in household benefits from the Conservative government.

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First Minister Nicola Sturgeon accused the UK Government of sending out a "not welcome here" message.

First Minister calls for Trump to be “president for everyone”

Nicola Sturgeon has said that ties between Scotland and the United States of America “will always endure” in the wake of Donald Trump’s election as the country’s next president.

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CH@T volunteers outside the Macedonia meeting room building that they hope to make their new home.  (Pic Steve Brown)

Volunteers claim council u-turn on funding ‘promise’

A prominent Glenrothes community group has called on Fife Council to honour its agreement to rehouse them following the closure of a school in the town.

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