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DALGETY Bay residents are being given the chance to view plans for the £4million Gateway project today.
HM COASTGUARD have been called to deal with an incident near Limekilns today (Friday).
A PENSIONER who died in a road traffic accident in Dalgety Bay yesterday has been named as 76-year-old Mary McNeill.
FIFE Council's Community Living Service has been given an 'excellent' grading by the Care Inspectorate for its quality of care and support.
TRANSPORT Minister Keith Brown MSP and Fife Provost Jim Leishman will don their cycling gear to start off the Pedal 4 Peace to The Hague this weekend.
DUNFERMLINE Folk Club will hold its annual general meeting next Wednesday.
POLICE in Fife are reminding people that 101 is the new number to contact Police Scotland, if it isn't an emergency.
Police caught 48 drivers speeding on the Kingdom's roads during last weekend's Motorcycle Awareness Initiative.
THE EIS teaching union has "major reservations" over possible cuts to the school week in Fife.
POLICE are appealing for witnesses after "tragic accident" in Dalgety Bay this morning.
THE Scottish SPCA is seeking the owner of a tiny kitten found outside a bank in Rosyth.
AN ELDERLY female pedestrian has reportedly died in this morning's accident in Dalgety Bay.
SIX Dunfermline High School pupils paved the way for young women in the construction industry this morning when they built a 5m bridge with the Deputy Minister, Nicola Sturgeon MSP.
PART of the road has been screened from view and police are carrying out door to door enquiries after a "serious road traffic accident" in Dalgety Bay.
WE'RE getting reports of a major incident in Dalgety Bay. The area around Moray Way North in the Bay has been taped off and eyewitnesses report eight police cars, two fire engines and a CID presence. More details online as soon as we get them.
DUNFERMLINE man Gordon Kilpatrick has received the Imperial Service Medal for long and distinguished service - and is now looking ahead to a new life in Cyprus.
THE FANS group bidding to buy Dunfermline Athletic from administration formally launched their campaign to fans last night (Wednesday).
FAMILY firm Stephens of Dunfermline - home of the famous steak bridie - has been crowned Scottish Baker of the Year 2013.
A DUNFERMLINE man with a severe medical condition has been hit with a bill for bedroom tax despite being unable to get a smaller flat.
CALLING all West Fife shopaholics - don't miss tomorrow's Dunfermline Press for your chance to win a £50 VIP shopping gift card at Debenhams including an appointment with a personal shopper!
INSTRUCTORS from the Ardroy outdoors education centre are to take part in sponsored 'paddle' from their base in Argyll to Fife to help secure the facility's future.
COUNCILLORS have said they remain "ambitious for Fife" despite being told they have to save £100 million over the next four years.
FIFE Council is appealing for more people to become foster carers after a rise in the number of children needing homes.
LIVE music, pony rides, bootcamp taster sessions, races and a tug of war are among the attractions at the first Fresh Air Festival at Dunfermline's Public Park on Saturday afternoon.
DUNFERMLINE-born author Will Jordan is celebrating the release of his second novel after being inspired to write as an extra on a World War Two film set. DON'T MISS TOMORROW'S PRESS FOR NEW BOOK COLUMN IN ASSOCIATION WITH WATERSTONE'S.
WEST FIFE people asked to pick out exhibition objects for entrance to new museum.
HOSPITAL chiefs will hear a report on the recent deadly outbreak of the superbug C.Diff at NHS Fife's Operational Division committee meeting tomorrow.
THE PRESS and Visit Dunfermline have joined forces to bring a travelling Italian choir to the city on Saturday.
AN INSPIRATIONAL Rosyth man who was awarded an MBE for services to his community has died aged 67.
ABBEYVIEW residents have been left to foot the bill after vandals damaged 22 cars in the area.
TWO exhibitions revealing the future of the Blairadam project will be shown in Saline and Kelty this week.
TWO men are expected to appear in court today in connection with smoke cannister offences at Dunfermline's game with Alloa yesterday.
THE public's views on the World Heritage nomination of the Forth Bridge is being sought through a 12-week consultation launched today (Monday).
THE MET Office have issued an amber warning as thunderstorms, flash flooding and heavy rain are expected to hit West Fife today
Dunfermline Town Railway Station will be getting free wifi as part of a £250,000 investment from the Scottish Government.
HIGHLANDS-BASED folk group bring harmony to Dunfermline.
KINCARDINE passengers travelling to Glasgow have made complaints to Stagecoach after being charged the same fare as Dunfermline customers, despite living more than 10 miles closer.
DUNFERMLINE is a visitor destination "punching way below its weight" according to a report by Fife Council.
"EYESORE" scaffolding could be set to remain on Dunfermline City Chambers throughout the summer after significant deterioration was found in the stonework.
IT SOUNDS like a Bargain Hunt that David Dickinson would be proud of - a developer has offered £1 for a site Fife Council wants £174,000 for.
DUNFERMLINE duo Pauline Stewart and Lorraine Uncles are no strangers to the 26-mile Edinburgh Moonwalk.
A WEST Fife solicitor has been jailed for four years after he was caught trying to smuggle mobile phones and drugs into Edinburgh's Saughton Prison.
A NEW owner is found for the Queensferry Hotel, 40-plus jobs are secured and £3 millon will be invested.
Video and interview. Liverpool's SOUND OF GUNS are in Dunfermline tonight for a one-off Scottish date.
NOISE Action Week starts next week, with information and advice on how to deal with disturbances.
T IN THE PARK have announced the sixteen lucky unsigned acts to play their 20th anniversary festival.
REMEMBER the buses that took you to school? Remember bus conductors and conductresses? If you fancy reliving these days - or maybe introducing younger people to the delights of older buses - the Scottish Vintage Bus Museum's annual Bus Running Day on Sunday could be a great day out for the family.
INVERKEITHING and Dalgety Bay councillor Dave Dempsey (pictured) is proposing that road signs in Fife be in English-only.
MORE THAN 10 million West Fifers have hit the gym over the last five years.
THE age of pay austerity has not yet hit the pockets of the top brass at Fife Council, as is clear from new figures from the Taxpayers Alliance.
WE want to know about all your summer gala day plans here at the Press.
WEST Fifers will have the chance to work out with a fitness industry icon next Friday.
A CHARITY football match will take place at Dunfermline High School on Sunday to raise awareness of blood donation.
"WE have now started providing nappies and toiletries because one guy came in and wanted to swap a tin of soup for a bar of soap."
A PETITION fighting the closure of Crombie Primary School is under way - but villagers won't be fighting Fife Council on the "numbers game".
THIEVES stole motorbikes and equipment worth thousands of pounds after breaking into a container storage yard in Rosyth.
DRIVERS in Dunfermline will soon be using parking meters and paying by mobile phone as part of new parking measures approved for the city centre.
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A MAN accused of attempted murder after a gay date went wrong walked free from court today (Wednesday).
RUSH-HOUR commuters are set for traffic misery this evening (Wednesday) after police closed Halbeath Road in the wake of an accident involving a police van responding to am emergency earlier today.
A POLICE vehicle has been involved in a collision with another vehicle in Dunfermline.
A DUNFERMLINE High pupil is in the driving seat after winning a car for a year.
A SURVEY by Trading Standards Officers to check the accuracy of spirit measures sold across Fife will take place this summer.
ONE of the world's weirdest-looking fish is set to go on display at Deep Sea World in North Queensferry.
FIFE Council has come under fire from frustrated motorists and residents after a year of roadworks around one of Dunfermline's busiest junctions.
"FIVE years ago my husband suddenly passed away after a heart attack. He'd been in really good health and hadn't had any problems so it was such a shock."
POLICE are set to make arrests after smoke bombs were set off at East End Park on Saturday.
CHARITIES are being urged to check whether they are exempt from water charges after receiving large bills.
FIFE Council gritters used more than 26,000 tonnes of salt during the freezing winter this year.
POACHERS in West Fife, beware - we're out to get you. That's the warning from the police, who have launched a drive against deer and hare coursing in the area.
DUNFERMLINE will get £25,000 to improve road signs - as tourists are getting lost in the city centre.
DUNFERMLINE man Gordon Grieve, who was jailed for seven-and-a-years for sexually molesting two young girls, has died in custody.
A QUEEN ANNE High School re-union is taking place later this month.
Dyslexia Fife are holding an open meeting at Baldbrigeburn Community Centre in Dunfermline on Thursday 16th May.
WEST FIFE commuters were caught in delays this morning after a collision on the Forth Road Bridge.
Hanover (Scotland) Housing Association will be hosting a community open day in Kincardine on Thursday 16th May.
ASDA has made an application for a grocery collection drive-thru at their Dalgety Bay store.
A REQUEST for £5945 from Pittencrieff Primary School has been approved by Fife councillors.
FEARS that extensive corrosion would be found in the anchorages of the Forth Road Bridge have proved unfounded.
MP THOMAS Docherty has asked Babcock to spell out any plans it has for nuclear submarine radioactive waste storage at Rosyth.
THE REIGNING Miss Scotland was at Rosyth Boxing Club last week, meeting young female boxers and learning the ropes.
A Dunfermine man is jailed for his part in a drugs deal thwarted by police.
There are 60 new jobs coming to West Fife as part of a shake-up at Lloyds Banking Group.
There's a chance for former Queen Anne pupils to catch up with old schoolmates later this month.
A NURSE suspended for sticking a notice saying 'feed me' on an elderly tube-fed patient at Lynebank Hospital has been found working in Leys Park Care Home.
AS West Fife's council services face unprecedented cutbacks, including school closures and possible reductions in teaching hours, splashing out £130,000 on a state-of-the-art kitchen at the City Chambers has been branded a "complete waste of money".
FIFE COUNCIL is planning a £5.1 million development of three blocks of flats in Dunfermline.
Comedian Reginald D. Hunter on Dunfermline, drama and how to give a good hug.
A High Court trial hears a recording of a man after he was stabbed in the neck at a house in High Valleyfield
YOBS have damaged total of 22 cars in a "mindless" spree of vandalism in Abbeyview over the last week.
It was a great night of reminiscence when Sir Alex Ferguson came back to Dunfermline for a charity night at the Alhambra in August 2011. An audience of football fans, including Gordon Brown and then Scotland boss Craig Levein, were regaled by stories from throughout his glittering career, including of course as a young player in Dunfermline. Here's the Press report from then.
A HOUSE fire brought Aberdour to a temporary standstill at rush hour yesterday (Wednesday).
"THEY were supposed to come up with a business plan - where is it? We were told there would be a business plan within a year - where is it?"
REGINALD D HUNTER is coming to Dunfermline on Friday 17th May when he will appear at The Alhambra. He spoke to reporter Jen Bowden about Bond, Britishness and Dunfermline sauce. Read the full interview in tomorrow's Dunfermline Press.
AN unattended grill pan sparked a fire at a Rosyth home yesterday (Tuesday).
Good news for customers of The East End Inn, which is re-opening today.
A DISGRACED Scout leader has admitted sexually abusing young boys at Fordell Firs National Scout Activity Centre, near Dunfermline.
FIREFIGHTERS rushed to Dunfermline's eastern expansion after reports of a grass fire yesterday (Tuesday).
WEST Fifers have been warned by police after a spate of recent fuel and metal thefts in the area - some from private homes.
DUNFERMLINE residents are to expect a little more from their eating out experiences as the town's eateries reveal the start of a dining out revolution.
NHS Fife are urging people to be aware after a number of cases of measles have been reported.
NHS FIFE are still refusing to reveal where three people have died from a new strain of deadly superbug C Diff in the area.
WEST Fifers are urged to be vigilant as May marks the start of Scams Awareness Month.
THE next drop-in session to discuss the delayed £24.6million Dunfermline Flood Prevention Scheme will be held tomorrow (Wednesday).
THE first of 11 Race for Lifes in Scotland, the South Queensferry event, was started by courageous skin cancer survivor Dawn Hunter, of Dunfermline, on Sunday.
THE administrator of the Pars has called for the continued support of the fans as donations to the club nearly reached £50,000 by Saturday.
ONE of West Fife's favourite bakers is one of six who have been shortlisted for the title of Scottish Baker of the Year.
EDINBURGH quartet Jazzmain will play Aberdour's Woodside Hotel this Sunday.
FIFE'S growing legions of 'silver surfers' are being warned to be vigilant as cyber criminals look to prey on unsuspecting victims with increasingly cunning online scams.
"WE have now finalised our Air Quality Action Plan which sets out how we aim to improve the air quality in the Appin Crescent area."
SEVENTIES favourites Earth, Wind & Fire join Rhianna and The Killers at T in the Park.
A ROSYTH woman was distraught to find heavy wooden boards dumped on her family's grave because health and safety dictates they can't be put anywhere else.
A MAN who says his parents both died from eating the Scottish diet has launched a community project to improve people's health.
MAN wants people to put in cash ... in return for free beer!
PARS boss Jim Jefferies was at Blaze Hair and Beauty last Thursday ahead of a charity day hosted by the company.
PARENTS whose son was stillborn are fundraising for the Stillbirth and Neonatal Death Society, SANDS, by organising a three-mile 'Onesie Walk' across the Forth Road Bridge tomorrow (Sunday).
A Scotland-wide roadshow to celebrate T in the Park's 20th anniversary kicks off tomorrow.
Three ducklings have been rescued after being spotted on Broomhead Drive.
NEARLY 1000 people have joined a campaign to save a Dunfermline hairpiece-fitting service for NHS patients who have suffered hair loss.
The British Heart Foundation are appealing for volunteers to help collect donations in Dunfermline on 6th June.
Scammers target elderly in PPI claim fraud.
THE number of serious car crashes caused by drink driving increased across Fife last year according to statistics.
THE QUEEN MARGARET HOSPITAL'S minor injuries unit has been accused of lacking the most basic equipment and at times being unable to carry out straightforward procedures like stitching cuts.
A DUNFERMLINE man was taken to hospital following a road accident in West Fife last weekend.
A HORSE had to be freed after getting trapped in a gate on a farm near Dunfermline on Tuesday.
THE protection of communities from potential hazards such as flooding from disused opencast sites should take priority in the aftermath of Scottish Coal's collapse, says Fife Council leader Alex Rowley.
FAMILIES enjoying the sunshine at Pittencrieff Park yesterday were surprised and delighted to see HRH the Princess Royal arrive.
THE poll to name the Forth Replacement Crossing has attracted more than 20,000 votes since public voting opened on Monday.
MOST of us would like to think we'd be retiring at 67 but one West Fife man is setting his sights on a new adventure after releasing his second travel e-book.
A DUNFERMLINE estate agents which has just seen its best sales figures for five years has warned that there will not be any "significant" hikes in property values in the short-term.
A Stagecoach bus avoided an accident after a "mindless" yob hurled a large stone at its windscreen.
LIVE TONIGHT: Ricky Ross spoke to Gary Fitzpatrick ahead of his solo gig at the Carnegie Hall.
DON'T miss tomorrow's Press Style - the section that gives you the best lifestyle and fashion advice in West Fife.
HER Royal Highness the Princess Royal will be visiting West Fife today (Wednesday).
A NEW logo has been designed to help promote Dunfermline in 2014.
THE deadline is looming for a competition which sets Scotland's young entrepreneurs the challenge of breathing new life into Dunfermline High Street with the chance of winning a £10,000 prize.