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Out-of-hours closures are “worrying development”

Lesley Laird MP has expressed fears that a “deepening NHS crisis” could see a permanent closure of out-of-hours services in Fife’s community hospitals. Earlier this week Fife Health and Social Care Partnership announced that due to “staffing difficulties” from Monday, April 9, Primary Care Emergency Services...

Victims of the “Great Train Robbery”

ScotRail has admitted services won’t begin to improve in Fife until 2019, when new rolling stock is expected to cascade through the network. That’s gutting news for hard-pressed commuters in Fife to hear, but it’s still not the full picture....

Petition calls for ‘Fair Rail Deal for Fife’

Late arrival, overcrowded carriages, stop-skipping. Sound familiar? That’s the daily grind of train travel for commuters across the Kingdom and do you know what else? We’re also having to pay more for it. Two to three times more per rail...

Laird warns time for new Inverkeithing High School “is now”

Lesley Laird MP has warned the “time to act is now” to lay the groundwork for a brand-new Inverkeithing High School. In a letter to Steve Grimmond at Fife Council, the MP said the need to replace the deteriorating building...

Laird calls for devolution of powers to councils after Brexit

The Scottish Government should “take devolution to the next level” after Brexit, Shadow Secretary of State for Scotland, Lesley Laird said yesterday (Tuesday). Lesley said it was time for a re-empowering of local authorities to “reignite the spark” they provide...
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