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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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Legal affairs minister Annabelle Ewing.

Review of legal aid system launched

An independent review of the legal aid system has been announced by the Scottish Government.

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Transport Minister Humza Yousaf.

ScotRail reward patient passengers with a ‘free week’

More details of a package of discounted travel for Scotland’s rail passengers have been confirmed today.

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Councillor Neale Hanvey has become the new leader of the SNP group in Fife.

New leader for SNP group in Fife

The Scottish Nationalists in Fife have chosen their new leader.

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Last Thursday Labour candidates from across Fife came together to celebrate the party's achievements in the Kingdom over the past five years and to discuss their vision for the forthcoming term. Pic: Derek Noble.

Fife Labour chooses candidates for May election

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

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Students and St Andreans marched in protest over President Trump's immigration policy January 30 2017

Hundreds turn out for Trump protest in Fife

Hundreds of people took to the streets of St Andrews last night (Monday) to protest against US President Donald Trump’s immigration policy.

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President Donald Trump

Anti-Trump protesters to gather in St Andrews

Hundreds of people are expected to gather in St Andrews tonight to protest against US President Donald Trump’s immigration policy.

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Bill Brown, Bryan Poole and Marie Penman with their budget proposals

Independents call for 3% Council Tax rise

Fife’s independent councillors have called for Council Tax to be increased to protect public services.

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Sheriff Charles Macnair pictured with legal and administrative staff on the last day of business at Cupar Sheriff Court

Court closure defended in dispute over savings made

The closure of Cupar Sheriff Court has been defended amid claims that promises of savings and improved facilities have not materialised.

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Councillor Brian Goodall
 has stepped down as SNP group leader in Fife.

Leader of SNP in Fife steps down

Brian Goodall, leader of the SNP group in Fife as well as leader of the official opposition in Fife Council, has stepped down on health grounds, a senior source within the party has revealed.

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Work could begin in May or June (Pic: George Mcluskie)

Proposal accepted for £1 million revamp

Work could begin on a £1 million regeneration of Leven’s Shorehead this May, after the Levenmouth Area Committee accepted the final proposal.

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