Profits return for Havelock Europa amid challenges

Shopfitting and interiors group Havelock Europa has swung to profit in 2016, but described the year and start to 2017 as “challenging” in the aftermath of losing a major client.

Falkirk High Street. Smaller town centres are in danger of being "hollowed out" as store closures mount, a report has warned. Picture: John Devlin

Quarter of shops in Scotland could close, retail bosses warn

A quarter of shops in Scotland could close within the next decade due to the rise of online retailers and increasing costs, industry research has found.

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Sheku Bayoh. Picture: Hemedia

Sheku Bayoh family plans civil action against Police Scotland

A lawyer representing the family of a man who died in custody has said they intend to launch a civil action against Police Scotland.

Julie Ashworth is the new chair of IoD Scotland's Edinburgh branch. Picture: Ashley Coombes

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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.

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.

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.

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Man charged with Darren Adie murder in Kirkcaldy

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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