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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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Back: Scott Kirkpatrick, Kingdom Housing Association;  Stewart Shearer, Robertson Partnership Homes; Robert Anderson, Fife Council, architectural technician;  David Reid, Fife Council, housing access officer; Louise Sutherland, service manager (housing supply, regeneration and stock condition). Front: Cllr Judy Hamilton, convener of community and housing services.

3500 more affordable homes for Fife

Fife Council’s community and housing services committee has given final approval to the Council’s Affordable Housing Programme, which will see 3500 new affordable homes throughout Fife by 2022.

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The community council said it felt 'refugee families could find a happy home here'.

‘Give homes to refugees’, says Fife community

Residents in a north east Fife village have proposed to Fife Council that two affordable homes be given to refugees.

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Cllr Neil Crooks outside New Volunteer House. Pic credit:  Fife Photo Agency

Councillors hail Kirkcaldy Ambitions project a success

The ‘Time For Action’ plan as part of the wider Kirkcaldy Ambitions project has been hailed a success by the town’s area committee.

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Around 100 supporters turned out for last night's relaunch in Kirkcaldy.

Bumper turn out as Kirkcaldy YES campaigners wait for green light

Independence campaigners in Kirkcaldy are ready and waiting to hit the campaign trail once again and just need the green light from politicians.

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Market Street, St Andrews

Fife councillor asks Licensing Board to treat St Andrews as ‘special case’

A local councillor has called for St Andrews to be treated as a special case, ahead of a Fife-wide assessment into the number of licensed premises.

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SNP MP Peter Grant has apologised for making the joke.

SNP MP says sorry for Jacob Rees-Mogg ‘Catholic Brexiteer’ joke

SNP MP Peter Grant has apologised for making a Brexit-related joke at the expense of Jacob Rees-Mogg’s Catholicism.

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The town's councillors have agreed it's community budget.

Cut to Kirkcaldy’s budget but anti-poverty cash is safe

Kirkcaldy has received a 10 per cent reduction in Fife Council community budget funding for the following year, although the town’s £220k of anti-poverty cash is secure.

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MP praises community spirit during severe weather

MP praises community spirit during severe weather

The exceptional effort shown during the recent severe weather has been recognised by the area’s MP, Stephen Gethins, who has put down a motion in Parliament praising many of those involved.

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From left: Technical officer Sarah Devlin, cllr David Alexander, head of Housing Services John Mills, cllr David Ross at the exhibtion.

Council home improvements on display

This year’s Better Homes Exhibition has been voted a big success by Fife tenants.

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The main sports hall at Kirkcaldy Leisure Centre has been forced to close on a number of occasions in recent months.

Red faced Council hit with £120k sports centre repair

Cash strapped Fife Council has been forced to close a major sports hall facility because of safety fears and may face a repair bill up to £120,000, less than five years after it opened.

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Councillor David MacDiarmid will face a public hearing next month.

Public hearing for Fife councillor accused of prejudicing taxi driver

A Fife councillor accused of prejudging a taxi driver for his criminal history is to be the subject of a public hearing by the watchdog that monitors behaviour of those in public office.

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New Council tax bills have been delivered through the post and to online accounts.

New Council Tax bills being delivered to homes in Fife

Householders in Kirkcaldy are being informed that the new Council Tax bills will be delivered through the post and to online accounts this week.

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The plans for Elie include 55 homes.

Meeting on second homes in Fife villages

A meeting is to be held next month about the issue of second homes in two East Neuk villages.

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Jenny Gilruth MSP. Pic: George McLuskie

Fife MSP launches mentoring scheme

Mid Fife and Glenrothes MSP has launched a mentoring scheme to support a young woman in her constituency.

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ScotRail say their service has improved

ScotRail says stop skipping ‘down 63 per cent’

ScotRail claims the practice of stop-skipping in Fife has fallen by 63 per cent, after a woeful Christmas period which saw concerns raised by passengers and politicians

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