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Bridge chief welcomes ban for 'horrendous' driver

24 Oct 2014 16:45 • Nicola Scrimgeour

THE CHIEF engineer of the Forth Road Bridge has welcomed a ban for a reckless driver who risked “horrendous consequences” by driving a van over the bridge in 90mph winds.

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£440,000 road resurfacing work to start on A985

24 Oct 2014 15:00

ROAD improvements to the tune of £440,000 are set to take place on the A985 over six nights next week.

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Ex-firefighters fly to Paraguay

24 Oct 2014 14:30

MEMBERS of the Dunfermline charity International Fire and Rescue Association (IFRA) flew out to Paraguay last week for their 52nd training mission.

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Vintage wedding fair at Abbot House

24 Oct 2014 12:00 • Siew Peng Lee

BRIDES-TO-BE will be spoiled for choice at Abbot House’s ‘Vintage Wedding Fair’ on Sunday.

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Valleyfield tragedy remembered 75 years on

24 Oct 2014 09:30 • Siew Peng Lee

THE 75th anniversary of one of West Fife’s greatest industrial tragedies will be remembered in the village where it happened this weekend.

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The Week in Pictures (16th October)

Duloch »

Duloch kids raid their kitchens for foodbank

CHILDREN AT Duloch Primary School have been raking through their fridges and cupboards to gather together almost 800 items to donate to the Dunfermline Foodbank.

'Care will suffer if we don't get more cash'

Learner bikers face 23-mile detour after new bridge ban

Bag charges from 20th October

Six West Fife sites taken off FIFEplan

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'Sick' robbers steal from baby's grave

A DEVASTATED Inverkeithing woman who lost her daughter when she was just days old has spoken of the “sickening” theft from her baby’s gravestone in Hillend Cemetery.

Inverkeithing residents hacked off over broadband

£380,000 to repair West Fife's potholes

Fife fund will help tackle derelict land

13th walk was lucky for Rotary club!

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Gill relishes Mount Kenya charity trek

TREKKING over the second- highest peak in Africa will present Dalgety Bay mum Gill Baird with a slightly different challenge from climbing Arthur’s Seat.

'No delay' in £10m Dalgety Bay radioactive beach clean-up

Families aim to raise £150,000 for Dalgety Bay playpark

Aldi plans for Bay under threat

Sign up for Rotary charity walk

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'I didn't want to leave' says former Dunfermline Athletic striker Andy Barrowman

24 Oct 2014 16:30 • Ross Hart

MORTON striker Andy Barrowman admits he didn’t want to leave Dunfermline when the club plunged into administration last year.

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City teach students a lesson

24 Oct 2014 14:00

Dunfermline City climbed off the bottom of the table with a hard fought win over Stirling University on Saturday, while City's seconds also recorded a win.

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Last-gasp try denies Dunfermline

23 Oct 2014 16:50 • Ross Hart

A LATE try broke Dunfermline hearts on Saturday and denied them their first win of the season in National League Division Three.

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Rosyth in seventh heaven as Kelty Hearts draw a blank

23 Oct 2014 13:20 • Ross Hart

ROSYTH were in seventh heaven as they prepared for Saturday's Scottish Cup tie with holders Hurlford by moving top of the South Division with a rout of Harthill Royal. Another action-packed weekend of juniors action also saw Kelty Hearts fall from the East Super League summit.

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On the Money: Change in pension tax

19 Oct 2014 08:30

AT THE Tory Party Conference the other week, George Osborne announced the removal of the 55 per cent tax charge that applies to certain pension death benefits. This is not unexpected. The government already confirmed that unchanged, this tax charge would be too high when the new pension freedoms are introduced from April 2015.

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Ross 'Teddy' Craig: The success of Hamilton Academical is a model for other clubs to follow

17 Oct 2014 08:30

AS I write this, Hamilton Accies sit atop the Scottish Premiership table. This should be a sight that encourages fans of clubs like the Pars, rather than bewilders. The words of the Accies chairman after the final whistle at Celtic Park should also be something that offers inspiration to fans and club directors alike across Scotland. He pointed out that at the end of the match, Accies had eight players on the pitch who had come through their academy.

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Ross 'Teddy' Craig: Is this the end of 'Typical Scotland'?

16 Oct 2014 13:08

HOPEFULLY, a few years from now, we’ll have had to radically rethink what we mean by, “typical Scotland”, when referring to the national team. So far the signs are good that it’s a possibility. After all, the tag “typical Scotland” certainly didn’t apply to the two matches played recently by Gordon Strachan’s men.

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Shouting the odds: Back defences to come out on top as Dunfermline Athletic take on Forfar Athletic

16 Oct 2014 08:30

THE domestic season is back after the international mini-break and in Division One it is a top-of-the-table clash as Dunfermline host Forfar on Saturday afternoon.

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Review: The Full Monty

9 Oct 2014 11:05 • Hayley Parr

THE HILARITY leaked out into the foyer leaving Alhambra’s first showing of Simon Beufoy’s The Full Monty.

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Jobs in Aberdeen are a mouse click nearer

15 Sep 2014 14:22

Anyone struggling to find a job in Aberdeen may look askance at the idea that the Granity City is a boom town these days, but in real terms - measured against a UK jobs market in the doldrums - it’s still a city of wealth and opportunity. There are the usual stories which abound across Scotland of projects stalled or scaled back, but the overall trend is steady growth - and often of the kind that needs a regular infusion of talent from a readymade local pool of talent.

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Some Scary People coming to Dunfermline Live

12 Sep 2014 09:30 • Gary Fitzpatrick

ONE of Scotland's most exciting new bands Scary People are coming here for the first for the Dunfermline Live festival. Singer Dan Forouhar talks about working as a tech with The View to going centre stage and admits it was nerve-wracking.

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