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.

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.

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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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