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Kirkcaldy’s newly elected area chairman condemns Manchester bombing

The newly elected chairman of the Kirkcaldy area committee, Councillor Neil Crooks, hit out at the Manchester Arena terrorists this morning, at the first meeting since the regional elections.

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Malcolm Wood

Interview: Malcolm Wood talks Lib Dems’ stance on EU

“People who want to stay in the EU should vote for us, and if there was a Liberal Democrat majority, I think that would be a mandate to tear up Article 50, and remain in the EU.”

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An artist's impression on how the proposed new cinema complex for Kirkcaldy could look

New committee looks at future of Kirkcaldy

The future of Kirkcaldy is set to come under scrutiny with the first meeting of the new area committee after the recent council election.

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Ann Verner and Stephen Gethins

New councillor thanks supporters

Newly elected councillor, Ann Verner, has thanked everyone who helped win her Fife Council seat in the recent local government elections.

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Councillor Dave Dempsey, leader Scottish Conservatives in Fife

Tories “excluded” in Fife power share talks

The Conservative leader in Fife claims SNP and Labour deliberately froze the party from ‘inclusive’ talks to form a power-sharing agreement in Fife Council.

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ELECTION 2017 ROUND-UP: Polls predict ‘bluewash’ as Emily Thornberry turns airwaves blue

ELECTION 2017 ROUND-UP: Polls predict ‘bluewash’ as Emily Thornberry turns airwaves blue

The election machines have well and truly kicked into gear, so who’s had a good week, and who’s had a bad week on the campaign trail?

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Chained and bound to serve - Cllr Ford and Cllr Leishman take prestigious Provost and Depute roles

Sense of history as Jim and Julie take the Fife chains

Fife footballing legend Jim Leishman has been re-selected to serve as the Provost of Fife, the first time a councillor holding the position has been returned to the prestigious post in Fife Council history.

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Show of unity from co-leaders David Alexander and David Ross as power sharing agreement for Fife Council ratified.

Equal power, equal roles - Fife leaders point towards a better way of working

The leaders of Fife’s two main parties have hailed their power sharing agreement to run the region’s Council as a “progressive step taken for the good of the whole of Fife”.

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David Coburn. Picture: Ian Georgeson

Interview: What UKIP’s David Coburn wants for Kirkcaldy

For Scotland’s only UKIP MEP, David Coburn might well stand anywhere.

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Fife College Lecturers on strike outside the St Brycedale campus

Fife College ‘failing students’ amid strike

Strikes by college lecturers continued this week, as it was claimed that management are failing students in the absence of lecturers.

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Control of Fife Coucnil will be shared between SNP and Labour.

Breakthrough as SNP and Labour agree to share Fife Council control

The two week deadlock has been broken and Fife Council is to be run by way of a power sharing agreement between the Nationalists and Labour.

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Former Fife councillor Allistair Hunter.

Former leading Fife councillor urges SNP an Labour to agree power sharing deal

A former leading Fife Nationalist has called on SNP and Labour to seize the once in a lifetime opportunity to create a progressive power sharing administration for the Kingdom.

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Fife Council Headquarters in Glenrothes.

Fife edges closer to SNP / Labour agreement as talks continue

Fife is edging closer to an SNP / Labour agreement on how the new Council administration will be run.

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A changing of the guard as new council trio elected in Fife ward

A changing of the guard as new council trio elected in Fife ward

It was all change in Burntisland and Kinghorn as voters opted for three brand new councillors.

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Candidates waiting for results at the Fife Council elections (Pic by Fife Photo Agency)

Labour and the SNP are no longer polls apart in Fife

The SNP and Labour are edging towards a coalition to run Fife Council.

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The SNP's Roger Mullin, left, and Labour's Lesley Laird

General Election: Labour and SNP eye up Kirkcaldy

The dust had barely settled on local elections when candidates were announced for Kirkcaldy and Cowdenbeath in the General Election.

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Mrs Ahmed-Sheikh is defending her Ochil and South Perthshire seat (pic: John Devlin)

Calls to suspend SNP candidate

The SNP is facing calls to suspend Tasmina Ahmed-Sheikh as a candidate after it emerged she is the subject of a professional standards investigation relating to her legal career.

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First minister Nicola Sturgeon and Stephen Gethins visit Leven Promenade (Pic: George McLuskie)

First Minister on election campaign trail in Fife

First Minister, Nicola Sturgeon, visited Fife yesterday as part of the SNOP’s General Election campaign.

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Ian and his dad Jock Cameron outside Kirkcaldy's Town House. Pics by David Cruickshanks

It’s a generation game as new Fife councillor follows in father’s footsteps

A formidable Labour presence has been resurrected in the east of Kirkcaldy with the new addition of Ian Cameron to Fife Council.

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Countdown is on to the General Election

The candidates who will be out for your votes over the coming weeks

The deadline for candidate nominations for the forthcoming General Election was this afternoon.

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