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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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Some miners travelled from Fife to Bilston Glen in Midlothian to join protests in 1984.

Miners’ voices ‘will be heard’ in police probe

News that an independent review into policing during the miners strike of 1984-85 has been welcomed in Fife.

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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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Lesley Laird.

Kirkcaldy MP Lesley Laird resigns as councillor

Lesley Laird MP has today resigned as a Fife councillor – effective from Friday, June 8.

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Picture: Craig Stephen

Concerns raised over missed Fife Council phone calls

A Fife councillor has expressed concern about a rise in the number of calls not answered by Fife Council’s Contact Centre.

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Peter Grant MP supports the Take a Lead campaign.

Fife MP takes a lead on dog control

A local MP is supporting a national campaign to encourage the public to control their dogs around livestock.

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Lesley Laird MP on her delivery round with Kelsey Gunn in Kirkcaldy.

First Class experience for Kirkcaldy’s MP

Kirkcaldy and Cowdenbeath MP Lesley Laird experienced what is involved in delivering the post when she joined a local postwoman on her delivery round in Kirkcaldy.

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The service has been closed between midnight-8am since last month.

MP backs campaign for reinstatement of out-of-hours service

Glenrothes MP Peter Grant has said he is backing the campaign to re-instate the out-of-hours service at Glenrothes Hospital.

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Angela Cheney and Justin Ballantyne are among the Fife Council foster carers promoting 'Proud to Foster'.

Fife foster carers call on others to get involved

Fife Council foster carers are joining a national campaign declaring they are ‘Proud to Foster’.

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Silverburn House was hit by fire last month.

Fife Council urged to buy empty buildings

Fife Council has been urged to purchase and develop empty buildings in Levenmouth, following a fire at Silverburn House.

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The GMB Union says the pay offer will widen the gap between the highest and lowest paid council workers.

Scottish council workers urged to reject ‘unfair’ pay offer

Council workers across Scotland are being urged to reject an “unfair and unacceptable” pay offer.

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Willie Rennie MSP

MSP calls for action over second homes in north east Fife

North East Fife MSP Willie Rennie has written to the Scottish Government sharing locals’ concerns over the number of second homes in the area.

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Fife Council has reduced the time it takes to make planning decisions

Councillors welcome Fife authority’s reduction in planning approval times

A reduction in the length of time Fife Council takes to determine major planning applications has been welcomed by councillors.

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Fife Council logo

Would you watch council meetings online?

Fife Council is toying with the idea of broadcasting key meetings online.

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Fife councillor calls for ban on off licences in Kingdom

A Fife councillor has suggested a ban on the granting of any new off-sales licences throughout the Kingdom.

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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.

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Market Street, St Andrews. (Picture: Peter Adamson)

Should Market Street in St Andrews be pedestrianised?

How do residents and businesses in St Andrews feel about pedestrianising a section of Market Street?

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Fife Council boss Steve Grimmond is paid more than the Prime Minister a new report has revealed.

Fife Council boss paid more than Prime Minister Theresa May

Fife Council’s top executive earns more than the Prime Minister, a new report into local authority wages has revealed.

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Councillor Judy Hamilton is calling for a suitable crossing in Links Street, Kirkcaldy. Pic credit: WALTER NEILSON.

Kirkcaldy road crossing must be made a priority

A Kirkcaldy councillor has said she will continue to fight for a suitable crossing to be installed in Links Street, despite it being relegated down Fife council’s priority list for a second year.

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Fife Council welfare assistants.

Funds made available to help Fifers affected by Universal Credit roll-out

Fife Council has reaffirmed its opposition to the full service roll out of Universal Credit across Fife by putting enhanced arrangements in place to minimise its impact.

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