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Four stores in Scotland could be hit by planned closures by Toys R Us. The retailer has put forward proposals to shut 26 of its UK premises as part a a company voluntary agreement (CVA), putting up to 800 jobs at risk. Among those in Scotland which could be hit include Aberdeen, East Kilbride, Kirkcaldy...
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Lesley Laird backs Terrence Higgins Trust’s #SeeRed campaign for World AIDS Day Lesley Laird has spoken out ahead of World AIDS Day by calling for an end to HIV stigma. She joined Terrence Higgins Trust’s reception in the Speaker’s House in Westminster at a reception which brought together politicians, campaigners, medics and people affected by...
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Bank of Scotland has announced it has made the “difficult decision” to close its Lochgelly branch on 27 February 2018. Staff affected by this closure have been informed and BOS will be writing to customers shortly. The company said it had decided to close the branch because of the “changing way customers choose to bank...
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https://www.fifetoday.co.uk/news/universal-credit-will-hit-fifers-like-a-brick-1-462714 The Government is set to press ahead with the roll-out of Universal Credit in Fife before Christmas – despite widespread concerns it will impact badly on many local families. It will begin on December 6, and any new claimants could face a wait of up to five weeks to get any money, leaving them...
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Babcock International’s announcement today that 250 jobs are to go at Rosyth Dockyard is a bitter blow for workers and underlines again the need for a proper shipbuilding strategy which avoids these fluctuations in the workforce. Coming in the week that the UK government announced an industrial strategy it shows that protecting jobs for the...
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Award for New Dunfermline Carnegie Library & Gallery Fife Council Deputy Leader, Lesley Laird expressed her delighted in hearing that the new Dunfermline Carnegie Library & Gallery has won an award before it’s doors are even open. Cllr Laird said, What a tremendous accolade for the new Dunfermline Carnegie Library & Gallery to win the...
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Today was the final council meeting of this Administration.  It’s been an amazing 5 years.  Council Leader, David Ross presented his Leader’s Report and it was a very significant list of achievements…  here are just a few 2700 affordable homes built – and this year the UK’s No1 social house builder – a phenomenal achievement...
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Over the last few weeks I have been out across the Ward.  Delivering letters and speaking to people on the door step.  There is a great deal of anger and frustration about national events – but in this election it is really important to remember that it is about local issues and ensuring you have...
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Over the last few weeks I have met with a number of very concerned residents regarding the proposed housing development at Fulmar Way.  There is real anger in the community, particularly in Otterstoun Grove and Markfield about the impact this development will have on their environment, outlook and quality of life. The background to this...
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Unfortunately due to car trouble I did not get along to the Dalgety Bay Consultation event on 3 April.  However, residents have been in touch with me about it asking what I am doing to support the community and their concerns. By way of background, I organised a meeting in Dunfermline just before Christmas and...
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