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Disused railway tunnel at Forth Bridge filled in

A disused railway tunnel near the Forth Road Bridge has been filled in – without anyone knowing work was being done!

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Stuart Blair

£8000 seized from Kirkcaldy drug dealer

PROSECUTORS have used proceeds of crime legislation to seize £8,000 from a convicted drug dealer.

News
Lovell's are pushing for a longer closure.

Fears Kinghorn road closure could be extended into May

There are fears the controversial closure of a busy Fife coastal route could now extend to the end of May.

Transport
Matthew Cobain

Matthew gets call-up to top theatre school

A quiet Kirkcaldy teenager is set to take centre stage after being chosen to attend a prestigious theatre school.

Education
Kathleen Leslie highlighting the lack of disabled access to north bound platform

Bid for disabled access at train station

Renewed efforts to improve disabled access at Burntisland train station are back on track, thanks to one of the town’s councillors.

Transport
The start of the last ever Kirkcaldy Grand Prix in 1988

Motorbike fans celebrate 70th anniversary of Beveridge Park races

In its heyday during the 1950s and 60s motorbike racing in Kirkcaldy’s Beveridge Park regularly attracted upwards of 15,000-strong crowds, with one year recording 18,000.

Lifestyle
Agents lose income as Betterware catalogue goes into administration

Agents lose income as Betterware catalogue goes into administration

The business behind Betterware catalogue has collapsed with the loss of 100 jobs – and agents across Scotland facing the prospect of losing their income.

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Martin Blankenstein outside the closed facility.

Closing tip ‘will lead to more illegal dumping’

Businesses in Kirkcaldy are warning that a council decision to close the town’s recycling centre every Tuesday will lead to an increase in fly-tipping.

Environment
Cases of scarlet fever are not reported.

Advice over scarlet fever

Despite evidence of a rise in the number of scarlet fever cases in the UK, no information on Fife figures is available.

Health
Methil care village artist impression.

£10 million approved for new care village

A new multi-million pound care village is to be constructed in Methil.

Health
RBS closed its Leven branch last year.

Fears over RBS mobile service changes

RBS has been urged to reconsider changes to its schedule, after announcing that it would be spending less time in north east Fife communities.

Business
Flaring at Mossmorran which lit up the night skies above Fife in June 2017 (Pic: steve Gunn)

Final warning on flaring at Mossmorran with two investigations still pending

SEPA has issued final warning letters to the operators of Mossmorran over flaring at the plant with TWO further investigations still to be completed.

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Danielle Stevens.

Missing girl is traced

Police say a 14-year-old girl who had been reported missing in Kirkcaldy has been found.

News
Two charged after man seriously injured

Two charged after man seriously injured

Two men have been charged after a serious assault in Kirkcaldy at the weekend.

News
Glenrothes Hospital

Fresh questions for Fife health bosses over out of hours closures

Health bosses in Fife are facing more political pressure over their decision to temporarily close out of hours service at three hospitals, and put them all into the Victoria Hospital in Kirkcaldy.

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More than 120 young people took part in the festival

Glenrothes club on target with first disability football event

More than 120 young people came from across Scotland to take part in Glenrothes Strollers’ first pan disability football festival.

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Kennoway Soccer Sevens with the cheque.

Kennoway footballers score with funds in memory of Owen Nisbet

Football stars have joined together to raise thousands of pounds in memory of a young footballer who died aged just 11.

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Kevin Russell with his sister, Carrie Ann Rapson.

Pair’s Highland quest to raise cash for hospital

Kirkcaldy resident, Kevin Russell, is preparing for the walk of a lifetime, as he is about to embark on an eight-day trek of the Scottish Highlands.

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Glenothes MSP Jenny Gilruth is among those calling for the Out-Of-Hours service to be reinstated. (Pic George McLuskie).

Public meeting set as residents ready to fight hospital service closure

The residents of Glenrothes and its surrounding communities are being urged to back a new campaign to save the Out-Of-Hours service from permanent closure.

Health
Former MP Lindsay Roy

Ex-MP slams health chiefs over hospital service cuts

Former Glenrothes MP Lindsay Roy has slammed health bosses branding their “cavalier” and “insensitive” closure of the town’s Out-Of -Hours service as an insult to the 80,000 people it is there to serve.

Politics
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