TODAY (Thursday) marks the first round of chemotherapy treatment for Dunfermline barber Laurie Gallacher, who has worked at the New Row barbers for 20 years.

The 48-year-old has now stepped away from her home away from home, temporarily, to begin her battle with breast cancer.

The Press will continue to report Laurie’s journey and provide updates on how she is progressing through her own eyes, with notes from her own diary to follow.

She never thought it would be her having to face this, but she isn’t going to hide from the fact that she now is.

“It’s out in the open now and I’m not going to be quiet about it,” Laurie promises.

Read her full story in tomorrow's Press.

Also in tomorrow's paper:

* 8-page free Puzzles pull-out.

* 8-page free Home supplement.

* Tesco is driving shoppers mad.

* Tributes to football coach.

* Woodmill pupil helps save life.

* LAST CHANCE to vote for your £350 Perfect Pet.

* Dunfermline restaurant targeted by vandals.

* Dog-walker's rage at Glen litter louts.

* Boy, 2, breaks arm at new playpark.

* Town centre vehicle ban.

* Donations pour in after death of Ian.

* Man's horror as dog savaged outside home.

* Holyrood election profiles.

* Memory Lane.

* Image of the Week.

* 6-page Sport section.