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Julie Ashworth, chair of retail tech start-up Clear Returns, has been named chair of the Institute of Directors Scotland’s Edinburgh branch, which has 650 members.

Management
Havelock Europa chief executive David Ritchie. Picture: Contributed

Havelock halves losses despite Brexit ‘pressures’

Havelock Europa, the Fife-based shopfitting and interiors group, today said it faced increased uncertainty following the Brexit vote as it unveiled a sharp reduction in first-half losses.

Companies
Carr's flour mill in Kirkcaldy has a new owner. Picture: Contributed

Fife flour mill sold by food group Carr’s in £36m deal

Agriculture and engineering group Carr’s has struck a £36 million deal to sell its food division, including its flour mill in Kirkcaldy.

Farming 2
Darren Adie

Man charged with Darren Adie murder in Kirkcaldy

A 51-year-old has been charged with the murder of a man in Fife.

News
Andrew Patrick: gave driver bag he said contained bomb. Picture: Contributed

Robber jailed for forcing cabbie to hold up Scottish bank

A man who forced a taxi driver to rob a bank has been jailed for six years and nine months.

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The case was heard at the High Court in Edinburgh. Picture: Lewis Houghton

Jail for man who forced way into OAP home with intent to rape

A man who forced his way into the home of a pensioner with the intention of raping her has been sentenced to seven years in jail.

Kirkcaldy
From left: Robin, Emma and Michael Niven. Picture: Contributed

Loch Leven’s Larder expands restaurant with funding deal

A Kinross-based food-led tourist attraction has expanded its restaurant space by a quarter thanks to funding support.

Retail
Front row: Clarkson Hamilton partners Grant Hamilton, left, and Graeme Clarkson, with (back row from left) Thorntons chairman Jack Robertson, joint managing partner Craig Nicol and partner Douglas Kinnear. Picture: Contributed

Kirkcaldy law practice to merge with Thorntons

Tayside law firm Thorntons has announced that it is merging with Kirkcaldy-based practice Clarkson Hamilton, extending its reach down the east coast, as of June.

Law
Graham Tydeman, consultant in obstetrics and gynaecology, Fetal Medicine Midwife Specialist Isobel Clegg, Alison and Rob Askew, and consultant in obstetrics and gynaecology, Helen Russell.

Robyn Rocks charity reaches £10,000 milestone in memory of stillborn baby

A FAMILY whose daughter was stillborn has reached a milestone in their efforts to raise funds for the hospital unit which supported them after the tragedy.

News
James Stewart was found guilty at Dundee Sheriff Court

Kirkcaldy man jailed for theft of £60,000 of goods

A THIEF who stole three diggers worth almost £60,000 and blew the cash on gambling was jailed today.

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Pensioner charged for driving wrong way up dual carriageway

Pensioner charged for driving wrong way up dual carriageway

A 76-year-old man has been charged with dangerous driving in connection with an incident on a dual carriageway adjacent to Mitchelston Industrial Estate in Kirkcaldy.

News
Marie Penman said that she endured bullying for over two years before deciding to resign

Fife SNP councillor resigns over ‘bullying campaign’

An SNP councillor has quit the party amid claims of bullying, and accused bosses of a cover-up.

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£33,000 worth of drugs found in Kirkcaldy

£33,000 worth of drugs found in Kirkcaldy

A man has been arrested and 33,000 diazepam tablets seized in a police raid.

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Police attend the scene at Greengates in Leven where 82-year-old Mary Logie's body was found. Picture: contributed

Female neighbour charged with murder of pensioner Mary Logie

A FEMALE neighbour of an 82-year-old woman found beaten to death in her own home has appeared in court charged with ­murder.

News
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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Aid worker in earthquake terror while doing charity work

A man from Kirkcaldy, who is travelling the world helping others, was trapped in a 5.7 magnitude earthquake while staying in a village in Nepal that he was helping to rebuild.

Charities
Havelock Europa finance director Ciaran Kennedy (left) with chief executive David Ritchie. Picture: Contributed

Havelock Europa’s shares in tailspin on profits warning

Shares in Havelock Europa plummeted almost 40 per cent yesterday after the shopfitting and interiors group jolted the market with a shock profits warning.

Companies
A photo of the holdall which detectives believe was involved in an  abduction and robbery at the Bank of Scotland in Mitchelston Industrial Estate, Kirkcaldy. Picture: PA

Picture of holdall used by Kirkcaldy bank robbery suspect released

DETECTIVES investigating an abduction and robbery at a bank have released an image of a holdall they believe was involved.

News
Police at the scene of the robbery.

Taxi driver forced into robbing Kirkcaldy bank

A MAJOR investigation is under way after a man abducted a taxi driver and forced him to hold up a bank by threatening to blow it up.

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