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MSP hails court ruling as Fife ‘protected from fracking’

David Torrance MSP has welcomed the court’s rejection of a bid to open up Scotland to fracking.

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The site has faced a number of problems with unscheduled flaring over the last year.

New operating controls served on Mossmorran plant

New operating restrictions for the controversial Mossmorran chemical plant have been introduced in a bid to tighten up controls and reduce the threat of pollution.

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Edinburgh Airport bosses have refused to extende the consultaion period.

Airport flightpath refusal angers MP

Edinburgh Airport bosses have blocked an attempt to extend a public consultation into controversail new flightpath proposals.

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An infested tree at Formonthills in Glenrothes.

Fears over ‘ghostly trees covered in webs’

Woodland Trust Scotland says it is receiving reports of ghostly looking trees, stripped of their leaves and draped in sinister looking webs.

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Sewage was leaking into the River Eden, next to Haugh Park. Pic: Alister Smith.

Investigation after raw sewage flows into River Eden

Raw sewage was discharged into the River Eden in Cupar last week, following a choke in the sewerage system.

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The route would go through Silverburn Park.

Could proposed walking route bring tourists to Leven?

A Leven councillor is developing a new walking route aimed at highlighting the best the area has to offer.

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Big step forward for St Andrews park plans

Big step forward for St Andrews park plans

Plans to transform a forgotten corner of St Andrews into a park have take a big step forward, after receiving the support of local residents.

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Market Street.

Proposed scheme could tackle St Andrews bin problem

A scheme aimed at cutting the amount of hours commercial bins can be stored on the streets of St Andrews has been proposed.

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Fly tipping outside Kirkcaldy

Appeal to Kirkcaldy residents to report fly tippers

Stop blaming the council and start reporting those responsible for fly tipping!

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Litter and dog fouling top priorities for council

Litter and dog fouling top priorities for council

Littering and dog fouling remain two of the top priorities for Safer Communities officers in the Kirkcaldy area.

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Cllr Fiona Grant, Stephen Scott (Balfour Beatty), Steve Hicks (RWE), Mark Picton (RWE), Scott Lutton (Vital Energi) and Cllr Ross Vettraino mark work starting on Glenrothes Energy Network.

Work starts of Glenrothes heat scheme

Work has started on creating the new Glenrothes Energy Network, with construction beginning on an energy centre at RWE’s Markinch CHP biomass plant.

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Mossmorran to face new probe following instances of unplanned flaring. (Pic Neil Gallacher).

Mossmorran operators to face new top-level inquiry

Mossmorran Ethylene plant in Fife is to face a joint investigation by the Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA) and the Health and Safety Executive (HSE).

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Pilot to clean road signs to be launched in north east Fife

Pilot to clean road signs to be launched in north east Fife

A new project has been set up aimed at cleaning road signs across the Kingdom.

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Aberdour Silver Sands is one of Scotland's best beaches that people are expected to flock to this summer

Fife leads the way for the best beaches

Fourteen beaches in Fife have been recognised in environmental charity Keep Scotland Beautiful’s Scottish Beach Awards 2018.

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Chris and Sarra Hoy with Esme.

Cycling legend backs Loch Leven campaign

Cycling legend Sir Chris Hoy and his wife Sarra have backed a project aiming to transform access at Loch Leven, after being inspired by a local girl’s story.

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Major housing development approved for Fife village

Major housing development approved for Fife village

Plans to build a major housing development in a north east Fife village have been approved.

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David Stockwell,  general manager  at the Ecology Centre

Try some bioblitzing at Kinghorn Loch

The Ecology Centre in Kinghorn is holding its first BioBlitz on Saturday from 10am-4pm and inviting members of the public to join them for some nature spotting.

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Kirkcaldy councillor Rod Cavanagh, himself a resident at Deas Wharf, pictured with the beached tyres in October last year.

Anger over abandoned tyres on beach

Residents overlooking Kirkcaldy harbour say they are getting ‘tyred’ of waiting for the beach area to be rid of a number of unsightly ship buffers embedded in the beach.

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Anstruther has been named one of the most charming towns in Scotland according to HolidayLettings.co.uk

Fife villages voted ‘most charming’ in Scotland

Two Fife villages have been featured in a list of the 20 most charming towns in Scotland.

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Mossmorran

Mossmorran could still face prosecution over unscheduled flaring

A Fife MSP has warned operators of Mossmorran they could still face prosecution over unscheduled flaring at the plant.

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