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Budget D-day: What the plans mean for Fife households ...

Fife Council will set its budget for 2018-19 today (Thursday).

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Members needed for new Buckhaven Community Council

Fife Council is seeking nominations for people to stand as members of the new Buckhaven and Denbeath Community Council.

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Peter Wishart MP, committee chairman

Scottish Affairs Committee in Kirkcaldy

The Scottish Affairs Committee visits Kirkcaldy today as part of its inquiry into immigration and Scotland.

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The meeting will be held at Templehall Community Centre. Picture: Google

Meeting on Universal Credit and austerity

Fife People’s Assembly and Fife Trades Union Council are holding a public information meeting in Templehall Community Centre on Saturday (February 17) from 11am until 2pm. Tea,

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Fresh hope as demolition starts on old pool and bus depot

Slowly, but surely, the town centre landscape is beginning to change.

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Ms Gilruth has invited Mars to visit the centre.

MSP calls on Kingdom Centre owners to visit Glenrothes

A local politician has claimed that the owner of the Kingdom Centre is profiting from planned demolition work.

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Ashley Highfield

MPs must protect the local press from damaging Lords amendment

This week the Prime Minister announced a review into the health of the news media, including the regional and local press.

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Fife Council's headquarters in Glenrothes

Union to fight council in court over equal pay failure

One of the country’s biggest trade unions is set to take legal action against Fife Council over its failure to honour equal pay settlements dating back two years.

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Cllr Brett was censured for his actions.

Councillor censured for breaking code of conduct

A local councillor has been reprimanded after using his council computer to email asking for help to distribute party political election leaflets.

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Cllr Smart said there had been a fantastic response from the community.

New community council sets out ambitions

Members of the newly established Buckhaven & Denbeath Community Council have praised the community, after setting up the new group.

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Fife Council co-leader David Alexander welcomed the funding boost.

Extra funding for Fife Council in proposed budget

Fife Council is to receive £10.8 million in extra funding under the revised Scottish Government budget proposals passed this week.

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Roger Mullin, ex MP for Kirkcaldy & Cowdenbeath. Pic: George McLuskie

Ex Kirkcaldy MP left 'disturbed' by email hate campaign

Former Kirkcaldy MP Roger Mullin has told how a troll bombarded his office with threatening emails.

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The First Minister will lead a debate in the Scottish Parliament tomorrow t mark 100 years of women's suffrage.

Debate to mark 100 years of women’s suffrage

First Minister Nicola Sturgeon will lead a debate in the Scottish Parliament tomorrow (Tuesday) to celebrate the centenary of women having the right to vote in the UK.

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A hearing will be held next week.

Fife councillor accused of breaching code

A watchdog is to hold a public hearing over allegations that a prominent local councillor breached a code of conduct.

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David Alexander

Fears over proposed cuts to Fife education

A teaching union has voiced concerns about proposed cuts to Fife’s education service ahead of next month’s Fife Council budget meeting.

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The pieces of the Kirkcaldy regeneration puzzle.

Kirkcaldy regeneration: Why these projects need to happen in 2018

Kirkcaldy has shown the patience of a saint waiting for these projects to get this far. 2018 MUST be the year they are delivered. Nothing else is acceptable.

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Neil Crooks on Kirkcaldy High Street.

Comment: Making town best place to live, work and play is ultimate goal

In 2012 we produced the Time for Action report and the establishment of the Kirkcaldy’s Ambitions partnership to co-ordinate delivery.

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Driving examiners will strike today and tomorrow.

Driving examiners strike over new tests dispute

Hundreds of driving tests across Scotland today (Monday) and tomorrow have been cancelled due to strike action by examiners over the new test and working patterns.

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Nicola Stugeon at BiFab in Methil

Call to secure BiFab’s longterm future

MSPs have called for more to be done to secure the future of BiFab.

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