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Drop in fines for littering and dog mess due to fewer incidents, says council

Environmental wardens in the Kingdom are handing out almost 70 per cent cent fewer fines for dog fouling than they were five years ago.

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Inset; last week's Fife Free Press front page.

Pressure on government to save Fife from Christmas credit misery

The Government has come under renewed pressure to re-think how it manages the controversial Universal Credit.

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Gordon Brown  on stage in Kirkcaldy (Pic: Fife Photo Agency)

Brown: My biggest regret as Prime Minister

Gordon Brown has revealed his biggest regret as Prime Minister was not persuading the British people to embrace the progressive policies he championed.

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Gordon Brown delivers the inaugural Campbell Christie Lecture in the Scottish Parliament (Pic: TSPL)

Ten years on, Gordon Brown pens his memoirs

Ten years after leaving Downing Street, Gordon Brown has opened about on his life in politics.

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Gordon Brown at the Cottage Centre, Kirkcaldy (Pic: Walter Neilson)

Gordon Brown: My fears for my sight

Gordon Brown has revealed his fears over losing his sight while Prime Minister.

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Warning over Universal Credit roll-out in Fife

Warning over Universal Credit roll-out in Fife

A new call has been made to halt the roll out of Universal Credit into Fife.

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Work and pensions minister David Gauke.

Comment: Minister must halt Universal Credit roll-out to Fife

The Universal Credit roll-out to Fife must be put on hold.

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The proposed Mid Fife constituency

MP Boundary changes ‘Not good day for democracy’

Politicians in Fife have questioned the motive behind proposed boundary changes which could see some drastic alterations to the Kingdom’s Westminster constituencies.

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Glenrothes and Central Fife MP Peter Grant fears introduction of Universal Credit in december will impact heavily on many.

Fife MP fears welfare reforms will bring only misery to many

The town’s MP has spoken of his deep concerns over the imminent roll out of the Universal Credit system, which he fears will bring nothing but misery to hundreds of people.

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The current constituency of Kirkcaldy and Cowdenbeath

Kirkcaldy seat could be split in boundary change

The Kirkcaldy Constituency for Westminster could be cut in half as part of a radical shake-up of boundaries for Scotland’s political battleground.

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Fife Council's pension fund is invested in some of the biggest arms firms in the world.

Fife Council invests £10m in world’s biggest arms dealers

Fife Council’s pension fund has money invested in ten of the world’s biggest arms manufacturers, the Press can reveal.

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A chinook helicopter landing on Inchkeith Island.

MP says late night chopper flights over homes ‘unacceptable’

A Fife MP has raised concerns over the ongoing military exercise which has seen low night flights by military helicopters over homes in the Kingdom.

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Video: Military chopper exercises ‘to last more than a week’

Military chiefs say that the heavy helicopter activity in the Fife area is likely to continue for more than a week, after residents were woken in the night by loud bangs and low-flying aircraft.

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Some homes at Leuchars are to be let to the public.

Leuchars MoD houses to be rented by public

Surplus housing at Leuchars Station is to be rented out to the public, as the Ministry of Defence looks to make the most of its empty properties.

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Jeremy Corbyn, accompanied by MP Lesley Laird (right) and local campaigner Kasha Cepok (17) at Kitty's nightclub in Kirkcaldy. Pic: David Cruikshank

‘Corbynmania’ sweeps Kirkcaldy

Jeremy Corbyn struck a chord with hundreds of young people who gathered to hear him speak in Kirkcaldy on Saturday.

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David Ross tries to stop the final egg. Picture: Fife Photo Agency

VIDEO: 3 years ago today Jim Murphy was egged in Kirkcaldy

It was three years ago today that then-Labour MP Jim Murphy was egged in Kirkcaldy during the run-up to the Scottish Independence Referendum.

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The Electoral Reform Society claims that 1.8 million votes cast in Scotland made no impact on the overall result.

1.8 million Scottish votes “wasted” in General Election

Two thirds of the votes cast in the general election in Scotland were “wasted” and had no impact on the result, according to a new report.

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Campaigners have been pushing for the Leven Rail Link. Picture: Fife Photo Agency

Anger at ‘snub’ for Leven rail link bid

The £1.1bn Edinburgh City Region Deal, which includes Fife among the areas to benefit from investment in infrastructure, has come under criticism for failing to fund the Levenmouth Rail Link.

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Roger Mullin with security personnel from Optima during his visit to Iraq

New role for Kirkcaldy’s former MP

Kirkcaldy’s formner MP, Roger Mullin, has a new role after being appointed a special envoy by Westminster’s All Party Parliamentary Group on explosive threats.

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Lesley Laird Labour MP for Kirkcaldy and Cowdenbeath (Pic: John Devlin)

MP’s maiden speech - avoid the mistakes of the past

Lesley Laird, Kirkcaldy’s new MP, has made her maiden speech in the House of Commons.

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