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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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Colin Davidson with Children's Minister Aileen Campbell.

Levenmouth by-election candidates announced

Three candidates have been announced to fight the Levenmouth by-election next month.

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Peter Grant MP is to take up a position on the Westminster Select Committee which will scrutinise the UK government's Brexit negotiations.

Key Brexit role for Fife MP

The town’s MP has been given a key role as part of the UK’s negotiations to leave the European Union.

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Former Kirkcaldy MSYP Kelly Given

Kirkcaldy’s youth parliament rep resigns

The Member of the Scottish Youth Parliament (SYP) for Kirkcaldy has resigned from the organisation, citing frustrations about a lack of representation.

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Councillor Alistair ' Ally ' Hunter

Resignation sparks Levenmouth by election

A councillor’s shock resignation has sparked a by election for Levenmouth by Christmas.

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David Torrance MSP has welcomed the decision

Kirkcaldy MSP Torrance hails blocking of coal gasification

David Torrance, MSP for Kirkcaldy, has welcomed a decision that underground coal gasification (UCG) has “no place in Scotland’s energy mix”.

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Glenrothes MP backs state pension equality call for women

Glenrothes MP backs state pension equality call for women

Women from across the Glenrothes area, set to lose out because of pension reforms, have had their plight taken up by the region’s MP.

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Susan Rammage, Brian Sheerins and Isa Vance from Concerned Newcastle Residents Group, celebrating after the plan to build 300 homes was refused by councillors back in November 2015.

Residents rejoice as Mildeans housing appeal rejected

It’s been hailed as a victory for common sense and claimed to be a triumph for the ordinary man and woman of Glenrothes, after the Scottish Govenment’s decision this week to reject plans to build a new housing estate in the west of the town.

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Cllr. Neil Crooks (Pic by Fife Photo Agency)

Council looks to sell Kirkcaldy community buildings

Fife Council is appealing to local community groups in the Kirkcaldy area to take over some of the buildings currently under its ownership.

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David Goriak with his mum Lynne

MP urges UK Government to help Fife cadet stranded in the South China Sea

North East Fife MP Stephen Gethins has called for the Government to intervene in bringing home a sea cadet from Springfield, near Cupar, who’s stranded in the South China Sea along with three others.

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Leuchars Community Council takes care of the villages planters.

Leuchars community council looks set to fold

Leuchars Community Council looks set to fold after no new office bearers have come forward.

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Dave Mole has urged everyone to support the council

Support community council or it may fold

Residents in Kennoway are being urged to support the local community council, which is at risk of folding.

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Historic and iconic...First Minister Nicola Sturgeon joined by the SNP's newly elected members of the Scottish Parliament after securing the party's historic third consecutive election victory. (Picture Michael Gillen)

Nicola Sturgeon and SNP MSPs celebrate at Kelpies

Nicola Sturgeon and Scottish National Party MSPs toasted their victory on Saturday – with a photocall at Falkirk’s iconic Kelpies.

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Scottish Conservative leader Ruth Davidon arrives at the  Edinburgh count with partner Jen Wilson.
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Holyrood 2016: SNP fall short of overall majority

THE SNP has fallen narrowly short of a majority victory in the Holyrood election - despite a commanding win which will see Nicola Sturgeon returned as first Minister.

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