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Mother narrowly avoid jails for embezzling £92,000 to pay for IVF

A mother who embezzled £92,000, in part to pay for IVF treatment, sobbed in the dock as she narrowly avoided being jailed.

News
Brian McCormack has developed a device which has the potential to raise dwindling bowel cancer screening test returns. Picture: JP

Scots inventor aims to improve cancer screening with FlushAway device

He’s a former coal miner turned inventor on a mission to improve ­cancer detection rates while ­helping the environment at the same time.

Tech
The incident was reported to have taken place in Miller Street, Kirkcaldy. Picture: Google Maps

Two people arrested over attempted murder in Kirkcaldy

Two people have now been arrested over an alleged attempted murder in Fife.

News
Police rush to incident in Kirkcaldy

Police rush to incident in Kirkcaldy

Police in Fife are attending to an incident in Kirkcaldy.

News
Darlingheart in their heyday

Leader comment: Darlingheart’s dreams were the dreams of many

How many bands have experienced the extraordinary thrill of hitting upon that first great tune, playing it over and over, genuinely believing it would take them to the big time?

Opinion
David Ritchie has resigned from Havelock Europa to 'pursue other business interests'. Picture: Contributed

Havelock Europa chief David Ritchie quits as losses widen

Fife-based shopfitting and interiors group Havelock Europa today said that chief executive David Ritchie had resigned with immediate effect as it unveiled wider first-half losses.

Companies
Libbi (left) and officers at the scene.

Police searching for missing teen Libbi Toledo find body

Police searching for a teenager missing since Monday have found a body at a disused scrapyard in Kirkcaldy in Fife.

Edinburgh, Fife & Lothians
Police have issued an image of a man they want to trace after a football player was hit by a coin during a match.

Police release image in Raith Rovers v Dundee Utd coin throw case

Police have issued an image of a man they want to trace after a football player was hit by a coin during a match.

News
Havelock blamed delays with key customers and lower public sector orders. Picture: Contributed

Havelock Europa shares tumble after profit warning

Shares in Havelock Europa plunged in value today after the Fife-based shopfitting and interiors group warned over annual profits.

Companies
A 'Banksy' mural spotted in Kirkcaldy. Picture: SWNS

Is Banksy living - and working - in Fife?

A man has claimed that he is “99 per cent sure” that world-famous artist Banksy is living in a Scottish town.

Odd
Homebuyers in Falkirk and Kirkcaldy made some of the biggest cuts to the number of risky mortgages. Picture: Yui Mok/PA Wire

Canny Scots steer clear of high-risk mortgage frenzy

Homebuyers in Scotland are steering clear of the risky mortgage frenzy amid fresh fears that many people across the UK could be over-stretching themselves.

Financial
An example of Kirkcaldy-based Havelock Europa's work. Picture: Contributed

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.

Companies
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.

Retail
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.

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

Business briefs: IoD Edinburgh | Kingdom FM | Airbus

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
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.

Kirkcaldy
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.

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