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Nina’s pioneering dementia care wins top award

A Kirkcaldy care home nurse has scooped a prestigious national award for her pioneering care for people living with dementia.

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Jura Warburton receives her flu vaccination. Photo: Gareth Easton.

Parents of pre-school children given flu warning

With only two weeks left to take up the flu vaccination, the call for parents across Fife to get their 2 – 5 year old children immunised has been stepped up, with health professionals warning about the unpredictable nature of the virus.

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Justice Secretary Michael Matheson launches the Festive Drink Drive campaign with Deputy Chief Constable Iain Livingstone. 



Picture by Chris James.

Festive drink driving campaign warns ‘just one’ drink is one too many

Drivers in Scotland are being reminded that there is zero tolerance for ‘just one’ drink before driving.

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Fife nurse Gemma MacDonald is the first Queen's Nurse in Fife in almost 50 years.

Fife has a Queen’s Nurse for the first time in almost 50 years

A Fife nurse has been awarded the title of Queen’s Nurse, the first time the honour has been made in Scotland for almost 50 years.

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Fraser Sneddon with wife Nicole and son Abie. Pic: David Cruickshanks.

Fife man reveals how his life was saved by an organ donor

A former Lochgelly man would not be here today if it wasn’t for a successful liver transplant operation which saved his life six years ago.

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Bield announced the closure earlier this year.

Protest could be held over care home future

Organisers behind a campaign to keep a Glenrothes care home open say the group could hold a demonstration outside the Scottish Parliament unless the home is sold soon.

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The resource will be officially launched today

Charity launches new cardiac resource

A Scottish charity has launched a new online resource to support people who have had or been affected by an out-of-hospital cardiac arrest.

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Women across Fife are being urged to make sure they get the flu vaccination.

Pregnant women urged to get flu vaccine

The Royal College of Midwives is urging more pregnant women across Fife to get their flu vaccine to help protect themselves and their babies this winter.

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Helping hands: Sara Emmerson, Angela Bett,  Donna Briggs , Alexa Coventry and Kobi McDougall  all back the centres appeal (Pic: George McLuskie)

Cottage Centre Christmas appeal: ‘We all want the very best for our families at Christmas’

One of the main sources of referrals for the Cottage Centre’s Christmas appeal is Fife Council’s social work department which works day in day out with some of the most vulnerable families in Kirkcaldy.

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Campaign to keep care home open

Campaign to keep care home open

A campaign has been launched to try and prevent the closure of a Glenrothes care home.

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The Volunteers Award went to Roslynn and Andy Hume, represented at the awards by Teresa Perry,  and Forth Valley First Responders.

NHS Fife staff scoop accolades at Scottish Health Awards 2017

A healthcare team and a dentist from Fife have scooped top awards at the Scottish Health Awards 2017 in recognition of their invaluable contribution to Scottish healthcare.

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Market Street in St andrews

Warning over stolen horse medication

Police have issued a warning after some potentially dangerous horse medication was stolen in Fife.

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Fife woman Claire Watson has been telling her story in a new book.

Book to raise awareness of painful condition that affects one in ten women

A Fife woman who received special recognition for raising awareness about endometriosis – a condition which affects one in ten UK women – has been telling her story in a new book.

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Dental Specialist Barry Corkey who is one of the NHS Fife staff shortlisted for an award at the Scottish Health Awards.  Pic: George McLuskie.

NHS Fife staff efforts recognised in health awards shortlist

Four NHS Fife staff members have been shortlisted for this year’s Scottish Health Awards.

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Is your job hazardous to your health?

Is your job hazardous to your health?

Sitting down at work is often blamed for poor health, but office workers are less likely to die early than a builder, according to a new study.

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Carol Morrison at her home, which is riddled with dampness. Picture: Fife Photo Agency

Plea to council: ‘Get me out of this damp house’

The disabled tenant of a council house which has walls that are black with mould and mildew has called on the council to re-house her.

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Aidan Sutherland

Match in memory of Rovers fan Aidan Sutherland

A memorial match will be held this weekend for Aidan Sutherland, the Kirkcaldy footballer who died due to complications from diabetes shortly after his 20th birthday.

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Only one in ten women in Scotland exceed the recommended amount of exercise per week.

Only one in ten women in Scotland exceed the recommended amount of exercise per week

Only one in ten women in Scotland exceed the recommended amount of exercise per week.

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Police say the defibrillator was found nearby.

Lifesaving defibrillator taken from library

A crucial lifesaving defibrillator was stolen from a public library in Fife.

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The average home holds a host of hidden dangers, especially for the young, the elderly and those who are the most vulnerable.

Driving home the burns awareness message

Home is where the heart is, it’s where you are meant to feel the most safe.

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