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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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Stephen Gethins after his victory. Picture: Paul McCabe

SNP win North East Fife on third recount - Lib Dems may challenge

The SNP’s Stephen Gethins has won North East Fife, after three recounts and just two votes in it.

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Lesley Laird. Picture: George McLuskie

General Election: Labour win Kirkcaldy and Cowdenbeath

Labour have taken the Kirkcaldy and Cowdenbeath from the SNP with just a few hundred votes.

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Peter Grant. Picture: George McLuskie

General Election: SNP hold Glenrothes

The SNP have held on to the Glenrothes seat, as Peter Grant gets set to return to Westminster.

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Roger Mullin

General Election: ‘Theresa May dead in the water’

Theresa May could have written the longest suicide note in history, says Kirkcaldy SNP Candidate Roger Mullin.

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The count is under way

General Election 2017: Exit polls tell different story, say SNP

Exit polls showing an SNP loss of 22 seats in Scotland does not tally with what activists have found on the streets, says Jenny Gilruth.

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Local politicians joined campaigners for the petition handover.

Rail campaigners hand petition to parliament

MSPs joined representatives from the Levenmouth Rail campaign to pass a 12,506-signature petition to Transport minister Humza Yousaf on Thursday.

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North East Fife fight ‘a three horse race’

North East Fife fight ‘a three horse race’

With less than a week to go the battle for North East Fife has intensified, as the candidates stepped up their campaigns for the General Election.

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Lesley Laird with Councillor Neil Crooks

Relishing the task of getting the Kirkcaldy seat back for Labour

The Labour Party’s candidate for the Kirkcaldy and Cowdenbeath constituency, Lesley Laird says she is confident people in the area will return to the party.

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Scottish Greens co-convener Patrick Harvie at the Glad Cafe in Glasgow as the party publishes its manifesto for the snap General Election

ELECTION 2017: Which of these manifesto pledges from parties in Scotland do you agree with?

As we enter the final week of campaigning, all the major Scottish parties have published their manifestos.

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A group of associates of CLEAR Buckhaven - Community-Led Environmental Action for Regeneration.

Council bid for volunteers take over shrub maintenance

Leading Buckhaven environmental campaigners and community organisation CLEAR has respectfully declined an approach by Fife Council to take over the ongoing maintenance of shrub-beds around the town.

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