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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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HMS Queen Elizabeth to anchor off Kirkcaldy tonight

Kirkcaldy folk are set to get a front row view of the Royal Navy’s largest ever ship.

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Stephen Gethins joins the front bench at Westminster (Pic: George McLuskie)

Gethins gets international role on SNP front bench

Stephen Gethins has a new role at Westminster.

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Willie Rennie comforts Elizabeth Riches after the result. Picture: George McLuskie

Lib Dems drop election legal challenge for North East Fife

The Liberal Democrats have said they will not challenge the dramatic election result, which saw the SNP retake the seat by just two votes.

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Lesley Laird. Picture: John Devlin

New Kirkcaldy MP named shadow Scottish Secretary

Kirkcaldy MP Lesley Laird has been named as Labour’s shadow Scottish Secretary, despite being only just elected less than a week ago.

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Ian Robertson said th new 'hub' facility is "nothing more than a couple of extra tables and pc's".

Leading tenants’ group brand new library hub a “disgrace”

A leading tenant’s organisation has hit out at the revised library provision in Glenrothes – and urged politicians to honour promises made to save Glenwood library from closure.

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David Coburn. Picture: Ian Georgeson

Kirkcaldy Ukip candidate David Coburn in leadership bid

Former Kirkcaldy Ukip candidate David Coburn has announced he will stand for the leadership of the Eurosceptic party.

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Elizabeth Riches (LIb Dem) addresses the hall after a hair's-breadth loss to Stephen Gethins of the SNP, who retained the North East Fife seat for the SNP in the General Election (picture by George McLuskie)

Lib Dems consider legal challenge after two-vote defeat in North East Fife

Defeated Westminster candidate Elizabeth Riches and her Liberal Democrat colleagues are still contemplating legal advice over whether to mount a challenge to Friday morning’s dramatic General Election result in North East Fife.

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Elizabeth Riches lost out to Stephen Gethins in North East Fife by just two votes. (Pic George McLuskie).

Tension, tears and proof that every vote does indeed count

If the 2015 General election count in Fife was historic, last night’s equivalent was nothing short of dramatic.

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Stephen Gethins wins the North East Fife seat with a margin of just two votes.

Fife’s General Election in pictures

The images say it all...

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Live Blog: General Election 2017 fallout

Live Blog: General Election 2017 fallout

Our reporters across the country will give you updates and analysis as it happens after the UK was left with a hung parliament following the General Election.

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