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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 said the Scottish people must be given a choice.

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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Anti-austerity demonstrators outside Fife Council's headquarters ahead of today's crunch budget decision meeting.

Protesters call to reject cuts to local services ahead of Fife Council’s crunch budget decision

Anti-austerity campaigners and union representatives were out in force this morning (Thursday) at Fife Council’s headquarters ahead of today’s crunch meeting to decide on the region’s budget for the coming year.

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Daniel Penman

Fife schoolboy to stand in council election

A Fife schoolboy is standing as a candidate in the local government elections in May, hoping to give a voice to the thousands of teenagers in the region.

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New Park Playing Fields in St Andrews.

Developer loses appeal to build homes on protected land

An appeal by the housing developer which wanted to build 41 houses on a protected green space in St Andrews has been dismissed.

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Fife Council leader, Councillor David Ross

Budget reveals council tax in Fife to rise by 3% from April

Fifers face a three per cent rise in council tax as the current administration aim to bridge a £20m gap in its budget.

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First Minister Nicola Sturgeon addressed the NFUS annual general meeting.

Pledge to fight for farming industry

Scotland’s farmers have been assured that the Scottish Government will fight for the best possible deal for the industry at home and in Europe after Brexit.

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Cllr Kay Morrison

Changing of the guard as Fife councillors take their leave

In just three months’ time voters will be heading to the polls again, to elect their local councillor for the next five years.

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Fife Labour chooses candidates for May elections

Fife Labour chooses candidates for May elections

Fife Labour has kicked off its election campaign and revealed its local candidates.

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Michael Russell, Minister for UK Negotiations on Scotlands Place in Europe

MSPs to debate Article 50

The Scottish Parliament will have a vote on Tuesday on the triggering of Article 50 to begin the formal process of leaving the European Union

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Fife Council leader David Ross

Fife Council boss urges MSPs to block cuts

Fife Council Leader David Ross is urging all Fife MSPs to reject the SNP Government’s proposed cut of £327m to local authority funding.

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