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It’s official! More has been done in Fife to support and encourage entrepreneurial spirit than anywhere else in the UK. At a ceremony held in the House of Commons yesterday (Tuesday), Cllr Altany Craik, alongside other Fife council representatives, collected two prestigious Enterprising Britain awards from the Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy (BEIS). Fife was...
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An MP has praised a Fife support agency providing frontline help for people affected by sexual and domestic abuse. Lesley Laird, MP for Kirkcaldy and Cowdenbeath, visited Kingdom Abuse Survivors Project (KASP) in Kirkcaldy, where she chatted with manager Joy Patrick and members of the team. The project, which operates throughout Fife, provides free one-to-one...
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Lesley Laird MP has blasted the Scottish Government for continuing to prop up ScotRail’s failing franchise – despite continued misery for passengers. ScotRail’s performance breaches resulted in the franchise being fined over £2m in the first six months of this year. The ScotRail franchise, operated by private company Abellio, is fined by Transport Scotland when...
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Lesley Laird MP has warned of a “potential nightmare” for Aberdour residents if three major housing developments are given the green-light. A proposal to build 125 houses at Hillside – rejected by Fife Council planners in February this year due to ‘insufficient information’– is back on the table. Meanwhile appeals for developments by Cala and...
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Lesley Laird MP has expressed “disappointment and shock” at the decision by Marks and Spencer to close its Kirkcaldy High Street store early next year. The decision, which M&S said formed part of its store transformation programme, was announced today (Wednesday) after staff were informed. Lesley said: “I am extremely disappointed and shocked at this...
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Google’s Digital Garage is making its way to Kirkcaldy as part of its Scottish tour to offer locals a chance to learn the latest online skills – for free. The customised double decker bus, which boasts a dedicated upstairs classroom, will be parked up outside Kirkcaldy Galleries all day on Friday, October 12. Lesley Laird MP, who...
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Lesley Laird MP has joined the call by the Communications Workers Union (CWU) to make period products free for anyone who needs them. At the parliamentary event in Westminster on Wednesday, September 12, Lesley met with representatives from the Union to hear about their campaign to bring forward the day when no one has to...
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Sir Keir Starmer MP was quizzed by bosses from around twenty Fife businesses at a ‘Brexit breakfast’ held in Lochore yesterday (Tuesday). The Shadow Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union was invited to Fife by Lesley Laird MP at the request of Fife Chamber of Commerce. The business breakfast event, which took place...
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The results of an investigation into prolonged flaring at Mossmorran are expected to be announced before the end of the year. That’s according to the Scottish Environmental Protection Agency (SEPA) and Health and Safety Executive (HSE), whose representatives attend the Mossmorran Communities Working Group. Lesley Laird MP for Kirkcaldy and Cowdenbeath said: “While there have...
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A Fife MP has backed a motion calling on the UK Government to scrap “shocking and cruel” PIP health reassessments. The call from Lesley Laird comes after a Kirkcaldy constituent was stripped of his mobility car, despite having had mobility allowance for over 30 years. Lesley said: “This man had been on Disability Living Allowance...
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