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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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Lesley Laird MP has signed cross-party letter to Theresa May urging her to safeguard manufacturing jobs by ruling out a no-deal Brexit. The cross-party letter, which comes ahead of Tuesday’s Meaningful Vote, warned the UK “must not crash out of the EU without a deal.” The British Retail Consortium (BRC) also advised MPs this week...
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A review of convictions of miners during the 1984/85 strike should consider pardons, says Lesley Laird MP for Kirkcaldy and Cowdenbeath. Scores of miners were convicted during the strike, with an estimated 500 arrests in Scotland during the dispute. Scottish miners were disproportionately arrested, with 30 per cent of the sackings after arrest in Britain occurring...
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Lesley Laird MP has blasted Tory benefit caps for pushing more families into poverty as figures reveal over 11,000 children across Fife could be affected. DWP figures published this month reveal 11,510 Fife children live in out-of-work households – the third highest regional number in Scotland, second only to Glasgow and North Lanarkshire. A hallmark...
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A Fife MP is urging young people struggling with fuel poverty to seek help from Fife charity Cosy Kingdom over winter.   The advice from Lesley Laird MP for Kirkcaldy and Cowdenbeath comes after Scottish Government statistics show over a third of under 35s – around 140,000 households – are living in fuel poverty across...
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Train bosses are aiming to restore Fife Circle services to normal by January 7, according to Lesley Laird, MP for Kirkcaldy and Cowdenbeath. The pledge was made by Alex Hynes, managing director of the ScotRail Alliance, during a call with the MP today (Friday) to discuss constituents’ concerns about train reliability issues in recent weeks....
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