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The MoD will clean-up radiation on Dalgety Bay beach in summer next year, Lesley Laird MP has revealed. The MP for Kirkcaldy and Cowdenbeath met Tobias Ellwood MP, Government Minister for the Ministry of Defence, in London this week to press for assurances the delayed project would go ahead. Lesley said: “After years of inaction...
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Scottish jobs are being put at risk by a bungling Tory Brexit, Lesley Laird has warned. Pressed at Scottish questions today, Tory Scottish Secretary David Mundell could not identify a single Scottish business that had received a Nissan-style package of state aid, despite promises Scotland would get the same support as England. The car manufacturer was...
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Fed-up Fife train passengers will have a chance to quiz ScotRail directly at a public meeting next week. The event, organised by Lesley Laird MP, will take place at 7pm on Thursday, February 28 at Kirkcaldy Town House. ScotRail director Alex Hynes has accepted an invitation to attend the open meeting and answer questions from...
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Key report findings on flaring at Fife Ethylene Plant are due out in April, Mossmorran Working Group has learned today (Friday). The well-attended meeting, held in Kirkcaldy, was co-chaired by Lesley Laird MP and Prof. Wilson Sibbett, chairman of the Mossmorran and Braefoot Bay Independent Air Quality Review Group. The group heard that the Best...
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Scrapping free TV licences to over-75s will cost pensioners in Kirkcaldy and Cowdenbeath nearly £1m a year – money which will go straight to the Treasury’s coffers. That’s according to Labour research, as the BBC’s consultation on the future of free TV licences for over-75s closes tomorrow, Tuesday, February 12. As part of the last...
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The sale of The Postings shopping centre is to be broadcast live from London, it has emerged. The Kirkcaldy mall, listed on the market with a reserve price of just £1, will be sold by auctioneers Allsop at Barclay House on February 5. Current owners Columbia Threadneedle held talks with Lesley Laird MP for Kirkcaldy...
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MP Lesley Laird has raised concerns with Santander about the upcoming closure of the bank’s Kirkcaldy branch. During a meeting yesterday (Wednesday) it was revealed the closure – earmarked for June 13 – would place eight jobs at risk. Across the UK, 140 Santander branches face the axe, with a loss of 1,270 jobs. A...
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LOCAL MP Lesley Laird is urging constituents in low income households to consider switching suppliers during this Big Energy Saving Week According to Citizens Advice Scotland, only 21 per cent of customers in the Kingdom of Fife switch supplier, meaning many are still paying over the odds for gas and electricity. The Kirkcaldy and Cowdenbeath...
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Santander has announced its Kirkcaldy High Street branch will close on June 13, 2019, resulting in an unspecified number of job losses. The decision, which followed an internal review, was communicated to Lesley laird MP for Kirkcaldy and Cowdenbeath today (Wednesday). The bank stated that 87 per cent of customers were using “a variety of...
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At Scottish Questions today (Wednesday) Lesley Laird called on David Mundell to stand up for the shipbuilding industry and back Labour’s campaign to build new Fleet Solid Support vessels in the UK. Ill-thought out changes to Government tendering rules redefined the vessels, meaning that they are not classified as complex warships and therefore need not...
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