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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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Restrictions begin on the Queensferry Crossing tonight. Picture: Lisa Ferguson

Queensferry Crossing to have 10 months of lane restrictions

More lane restrictions will be in place on the Queensferry Crossing over the next 10 months due to “snagging” issues, it has emerged.

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Deputy First Minister John Swinney.

Independent panel to oversee named person service

An independent panel is being set up to provide expert advice to ensure the Scottish Government’s named person service is workable.

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Universal Credit ‘will hit Fifers like a brick’

Universal Credit ‘will hit Fifers like a brick’

The Government is set to press ahead with the roll-out of Universal Credit in Fife before Christmas – despite widespread concerns it will impact badly on many local families.

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The second of the two Queen Elizabeth-class aircraft carriers to be assembled at Rosyth, HMS of Prince of Wales, was officially named in September. Picture: Lisa Ferguson/TSPL

‘Crushing blow’ as 250 jobs go at Rosyth Dockyard

Hundreds of skilled jobs will be cut at Rosyth Dockyard following the completion of the naval aircraft carriers project, it was announced today.

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The number of fines for flytipping has dropped.

Drop in fines for littering and dog mess due to fewer incidents, says council

Environmental wardens in the Kingdom are handing out almost 70 per cent cent fewer fines for dog fouling than they were five years ago.

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Inset; last week's Fife Free Press front page.

Pressure on government to save Fife from Christmas credit misery

The Government has come under renewed pressure to re-think how it manages the controversial Universal Credit.

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Gordon Brown  on stage in Kirkcaldy (Pic: Fife Photo Agency)

Brown: My biggest regret as Prime Minister

Gordon Brown has revealed his biggest regret as Prime Minister was not persuading the British people to embrace the progressive policies he championed.

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Gordon Brown delivers the inaugural Campbell Christie Lecture in the Scottish Parliament (Pic: TSPL)

Ten years on, Gordon Brown pens his memoirs

Ten years after leaving Downing Street, Gordon Brown has opened about on his life in politics.

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Gordon Brown at the Cottage Centre, Kirkcaldy (Pic: Walter Neilson)

Gordon Brown: My fears for my sight

Gordon Brown has revealed his fears over losing his sight while Prime Minister.

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Warning over Universal Credit roll-out in Fife

Warning over Universal Credit roll-out in Fife

A new call has been made to halt the roll out of Universal Credit into Fife.

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Work and pensions minister David Gauke.

Comment: Minister must halt Universal Credit roll-out to Fife

The Universal Credit roll-out to Fife must be put on hold.

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The proposed Mid Fife constituency

MP Boundary changes ‘Not good day for democracy’

Politicians in Fife have questioned the motive behind proposed boundary changes which could see some drastic alterations to the Kingdom’s Westminster constituencies.

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Glenrothes and Central Fife MP Peter Grant fears introduction of Universal Credit in december will impact heavily on many.

Fife MP fears welfare reforms will bring only misery to many

The town’s MP has spoken of his deep concerns over the imminent roll out of the Universal Credit system, which he fears will bring nothing but misery to hundreds of people.

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The current constituency of Kirkcaldy and Cowdenbeath

Kirkcaldy seat could be split in boundary change

The Kirkcaldy Constituency for Westminster could be cut in half as part of a radical shake-up of boundaries for Scotland’s political battleground.

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Fife Council's pension fund is invested in some of the biggest arms firms in the world.

Fife Council invests £10m in world’s biggest arms dealers

Fife Council’s pension fund has money invested in ten of the world’s biggest arms manufacturers, the Press can reveal.

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A chinook helicopter landing on Inchkeith Island.

MP says late night chopper flights over homes ‘unacceptable’

A Fife MP has raised concerns over the ongoing military exercise which has seen low night flights by military helicopters over homes in the Kingdom.

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