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West Fife MSP Alex Rowley writes off travel expenses

19 Dec 2014 09:30 • Siew Peng Lee

A WEST FIFE MSP is hoping to lead by example by not claiming for travel expenses – “because none of my constituents would be paid to get to their place of work”.

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Police urge caution over phone scams

19 Dec 2014 07:00 • Ted Edmunds

WEST FIFERS are being warned not to give out personal information over the phone as police probe phone scams in the area.

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Tributes as Dunfermline Athletic fan dies at 38

19 Dec 2014 07:00 • Nicola Scrimgeour

FAMILY and friends are paying tribute to a well-loved member of the Pars community, Alastair ‘Robbie’ Eglington, who sadly died aged just 38 last week.

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Festive cheer as pubs and clubs in Fife stay open

18 Dec 2014 17:30 • Ally McRoberts

FIFE Council has insisted that pubs and clubs in the Kingdom will be open over the festive season despite 765 personal licences being revoked.

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Man charged after being caught urinating in public in Duloch

18 Dec 2014 16:00

A MAN has been charged after being caught urinating in public in the Duloch area earlier this month.

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Dalgety Bay fish firm awarded £100,000

A DALGETY Bay company that has developed an innovative live shellfish transportation system were given a huge financial boost last Wednesday as they scooped the maximum £100,000 at the ScotEdge awards in Edinburgh.

Bayside score new sponsorship deal

Lawyer found dead at Dalgety Bay home

Dalgety Bay gala under threat

£11,000 drugs bust in week-long crackdown

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Bandrum Nursing Home claim national care awards

A RESIDENT and carer at Bandrum nursing home in Saline, Dunfermline have delighted their friends and colleagues by being shortlisted for two top honours at the annual Scottish Care Awards.

Pedal power at Crombie Primary School!

Limekilns switched on for Christmas!

Santa visits Crossgates

Inzievar pupils show bags of Christmas spirit

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Kelty Hearts' unbeaten Super League run ended by Bo'ness

18 Dec 2014 14:30 • Ross Hart

KELTY HEARTS' unbeaten Super League run came to an end at Bo'ness on Saturday in the only junior match to beat the weather in the East Region. We also look ahead to Rosyth's top-of-the-table South Division clash at Whitburn on Saturday.

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Jim Jefferies: "I have nothing but admiration for Dunfermline Athletic supporters"

18 Dec 2014 12:30 • Ross Hart

OUTGOING boss Jim Jefferies has paid tribute to the club’s “fantastic” supporters and urged them to get behind new boss John Potter this weekend.

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Carnegie Harriers running club support Fife Palliative Care

17 Dec 2014 11:30

CARNEGIE HARRIERS made a donation to Fife Palliative Care Services, who had been responsible for the care of one of the club’s runners who died of ovarian cancer last year, before their training session on Thursday 4th December.

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Dunfermline Water Polo Club senior men win Scottish National League title

16 Dec 2014 14:30 • Ross Hart

DUNFERMLINE Water Polo Club’s senior men followed in the footsteps of their under-16 counterparts by being crowned league champions without losing a match.

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Ross 'Teddy' Craig: Football and the Peter Principle

19 Dec 2014 08:30

WE OFTEN hear that football is a business unlike any other but there are some instances in which a clear parallel with the normal business world can be drawn. For instance, the Peter Principle is often referred to in business. It’s the principle that people will be promoted to one level beyond their actual level of competence. That’s certainly something that has been seen in football over the years.

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Shouting the odds: Draw looks likely as Dunfermline Athletic host Stranraer in the wake of Jim Jefferies' departure

18 Dec 2014 08:30

THE PARS, after a poor result at the weekend and faced with the news of the resignation of manager Jim Jeffries have to regroup for the visit of fellow promotion challengers Stranraer on Saturday.

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On the Money: Christmas idea for grandparents

14 Dec 2014 08:30

INVESTING into a pension for a child instead of giving them a Christmas gift may seem like a strange idea but for all the presents you can give them now, nothing can compare to a lump sum of money which has been left invested for 40 years and is specifically for their retirement.

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Ross 'Teddy' Craig: Why snooker boss Barry Hearn was able to live out the fantasy of most Scottish football fans

12 Dec 2014 08:30

BARRY HEARN, a man associated with great success in promoting events across boxing, darts and snooker, as well as being chairman of Leyton Orient, was recently invited to speak to the SFA at their inaugural convention. If we were to give the SFA any credit from recent years, it would be for arranging a speaker who was prepared to let them have it during his talk.

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Christmas in Falkirk

27 Nov 2014 14:12

Mince pies and mulled wine are appearing on the supermarket shelves; plans are being made to meet old friends for the annual catch-up; and the kids are cultivating a list for Santa of the latest toys and gadgets... Christmas is in the air!

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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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