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Dunfermline charity run in memory of tragic marathon hero

SOLDIER Captain David Seath collapsed short of the finish line running the London Marathon last year and died later in hospital.

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Police took the names of several children in Dunfermline (file photo)

Boy, 14, charged with urinating on war memorial

A teenager has been charged with urinating on a World War I memorial in Dunfermline, Fife.

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The Amazon facility in Fife was opened at the end of 2011. Picture: Phil Wilkinson

Amazon’s Dunfermline centre ‘poised for £54m sale’

Amazon’s one million square foot distribution centre in Dunfermline is set to change hands in a commercial property investment deal worth about £54 million, it has been reported.

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CR Smith boss Gerard Eadie revealed a sixth successive year of growth for the glazier. Picture: Contributed

Sparkling result for Fife glazing group CR Smith

Investment has paid off for double glazing firm CR Smith after the long-established Fife business booked a steady increase in turnover and profits.

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Presents given to animal charity by youngster Zoe. Picture: SSPCA

Scottish SPCA want to find little girl Zoe to say thanks

The Scottish SPCA is on the hunt to thank young Zoe Raynor.

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Dunfermline town centre. While the first part of the town name is Gaelic, the rest is not so clear.

Place name of the week: Dunfermline - Dùn Phàrlain

The name of this town (Dunfermelin in 1128) is of obscure origin. Whilst the first element is clearly Gaelic dùn ‘fort’, the meaning of the rest of the name is a matter of debate, as is the exact location of the fort.

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Close-up of HMS Unicorn figurehead. Pic: Wikimedia Commons

Five Unicorn emblems to be found around Scotland

It’s been Scotland’s national animal since at least the 1300s, and, unsurprisingly, it can be found absolutely everywhere up and down the country - not a bad feat for a mythological beast.

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The Electric Bar in Motherwell is among five Central Belt sites revamped by Punch. Picture: Contributed

Punch raises glass to revamp of five Central Belt pubs

Pub operator Punch has completed five investments across the Central Belt totalling nearly £1 million, part of its commitment to invest £3m in Scotland and creating more than 30 jobs.

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Campaign to mark the graves of Scottish Kings at Dunfermline Abbey. Picture: Lisa Ferguson

Campaign to mark the tombs of Scots kings gathers pace

THE lack of ‘dignified markers’ at the graves of six Scottish kings has been labelled as “disgraceful” by historian and heritage campaigner, Sheila Pitcairn.

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Hollywood Bowl is set to float on the London market in July. Picture: TSPL

Ten-pin bowling group eyes £280m strike on stock market

Hollywood Bowl, the UK’s largest ten-pin bowling operator, has announced that it will float on the London Stock Exchange next month.

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Kirsten Chisholm with Ashley. Picture: contributed

Mum with breast cancer urges women to trust their instincts

JUST eight short months ago, she couldn’t have been happier as she became a mum for the second time.

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Dunfermline Abbey. Picture: Lisa Ferguson

Travel: A romantic weekend in magical Dunfermline

Leave your expectations at the door for a surprisingly charming break to Dunfermline, writes Lizzy Buchan

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The seals may leave the UK if a buyer is not found for them Picture: The Department for Culture, Media and Sport

Robert the Bruce seal at risk of export unless buyer found

AN “irreplaceable” seal commissioned by Robert the Bruce could be exported from the UK unless a buyer can be found to match the asking price of more than £150,000.

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Paralympic Gold medalist David Smith, MBE

Spinal tumour forces Highland Paralympian hero to abandon Rio bid

A brave Highland athlete has spoken emotionally about being forced to give up his Olympic dream to face lifesaving surgery.

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Citylink booked replacement flights for the veteran. File Picture: Contributed

OAP ‘spent night in bin’ after bus firm left him stranded

AN OAP spent the first night of his holiday in a recycling bin - when he was supposed to be flying to Malta to spend time with friends.

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Picture: TSPL

45,000 chickens facing slaughter in confirmed bird flu case

SCOTTISH poultry farm has been sealed off and thousands of chickens are set to be culled after tests confirmed a suspected case of potentially deadly bird flu.

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John Carson was scathing about Transport Scotland. Picture: Julie Howden

Key Forth Road Bridge work ‘cancelled 5 years ago’

Plans to strengthen the Forth Road Bridge were mothballed five years ago, an engineer has claimed.

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This could be yours for sixty thousand pounds - not really. Picture: Lisa Ferguson

Forth Road Bridge put up for sale on eBay

THE Forth Road Bridge has been jokingly put up for sale on auction site eBay following Friday’s news that the link between Edinburgh and Fife will be closed for the remainder of the year.

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Picture: Alex Hewitt

Forth Road Bridge: Amazon promises on time deliveries

Amazon insisted last night deliveries at the busy Christmas period will not be affected by the bridge closure.

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The Clackmannanshire Bridge is one option. Picture: TSPL

Forth Road Bridge closure: Alternative routes

With the Forth road bridge being shut until at least New Year, many commuters lives have been thrown into chaos. Here are some alternative routes you can take.

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