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NHS at 70: We want to hear your stories

We take the NHS for granted – but this year we have the perfect opportunity celebrate everything that it does.

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Troubled care provider Bield has confirmed it will end be ending its Flexicare service across Fife.

Fife dementia care left in crisis after Bield pull plug on Flexicare service

The care of 179 Fifer’s living with dementia is in crisis after troubled care provider Bield confirmed it is to end its Flexicare service across the region.

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Health and wellbeing is the first step to learning

Kirkcaldy schools working to create equality

Ensuring the health and wellbeing of pupils in Fife is the first step on the road to closing the poverty attainment gap.

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Former M.P. Lindsey Roy pictured at Glenrothes Hospital.

Former Fife MP calls for independent inquiry into out-of-hours decision

A former Glenrothes MP says there is a growing suspicion health bosses deliberately deceived the public over hospital service closures and has called for an independent inquiry to investigate.

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Give back to your local community with The Health Lottery!

The Health Lottery will be raising money for good causes in central Scotland during the week beginning Sunday June 10 – and it needs your support.

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The initiative was launched at West Sands. (Pic: ASM Media & PR)

Beach wheelchair scheme launches in St Andrews

A new initiative aimed at making St Andrews’ beaches more accessible was launched at the weekend as part of the annual Chariots of Fire Beach Race.

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Fife Alcohol Advisory Service: ‘Keep alcohol sales separate from groceries’

Fife Alcohol Advisory Service: ‘Keep alcohol sales separate from groceries’

Creating separate checkouts for alcohol sales would help people think more about their alcohol consumption.

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St John Scotland Fife Patient Transport team.

Volunteering heroes hailed at awards

The driving force behind a lifeline service in Fife has been recognised at an awards ceremony which celebrates contribution of volunteers across the Kingdom.

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The foodbank has raised concerns of a crisis after the growth in demand.

Foodbank facing crisis as monthly bill hits £8000

Kirkcaldy Foodbank volunteers have warned the service is facing a cash crisis after the amount needed to feed those needing support more than doubled in recent months.

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Fife Council said it would seriously consider creating a cemetery in Glenrothes if there was a demand shown.

Is it time for Glenrothes to get a cemetery?

As the town nears its 70th birthday later this month the question is being asked: Is it time for Glenrothes to have its own cemetery?

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Jason Dale has said a special thank you to the air ambulance paramedics he owes his life to.

Fifer’s special thank you to paramedics for saving his life

A Fifer has made an emotional journey to Scotland’s Charity Air Ambulance airbase to thank the crew who saved his life.

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Shuggie Hughes is looking ahead to the summer of activities. Pic credit: Fife Photo Agency

Funds get Kirkcaldy bike hub summer plans on track

A Kirkcaldy cycling group is set to benefit from cash which has been seized from criminals.

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St Andrews West Sands

Beach scheme set to launch first wheelchairs

The project aimed at making St Andrews’ iconic beaches more accessible comes to fruition this weekend.

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Anne Gourlay.

‘I’m desperate to get home’ says terminally-ill Fife woman

A Newport-on-Tay woman with terminal cancer has been forced to stay in hospital for the last year after her home care package was axed.

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Willie Rennie speaking at the out-of-hours discussion.

Politicians unite to force re-think on controversial out of hours health plans

Health bosses have come under renewed pressure to look again at a proposal to manage emergency out of hours care.

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PC Liz James with sergeant Jimmy Adamson, Cllr Carol Lindsay, local councillors Gordon Langlands and Lesley Backhouse, Carole Anne Crossan, Sharon Gibson and Debbie Hunter from the Co-op. Pic by George McLuskie.

Underage booze buying ban for Burntisland

Burntisland is spearheading a campaign to deter people from buying alcohol for youngsters under 18.

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The suana facility has been closed for six weeks.

Kirkcaldy folk hot and bothered over sauna closure

The operators of Kirkcaldy leisure centre have been forced to apologise after complaints from the centre’s users about the long-term closure of the sauna facility.

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Row your boat: Phil directs the Dream Team. Pic by Fife Photo Agency.

Kinghorn rowing project helping women’s confidence

A brave group of women from the Cottage Family Centre in Kirkcaldy say that taking part in a new rowing project has helped them to overcome many of their fears and build self confidence.

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Fife support group for deadly lung disease

Fife support group for deadly lung disease

A support group for people affected by a deadly lung disease is being held in Fife this week.

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Fife Employment Access Trust helps improve mental health and employability.

£29k funding for mental health charity

Local mental health charity Fife Employment Access Trust has been awarded a £29,522 grant from the Scottish Children’s Lottery to supports its work as a key mental health and employability provider in the Kingdom.

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