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Data breach discovered by pet owner after lodging complaint to Fife Council

Fife Council customers affected by US data breach A FIFE man has hit out after discovering a data breach involving Fife Council has affected around 2,800 householders. Paul McGowan, who lives in Lochgelly, found out that a company that the council pays to manage claims suffered a ransomware data breach back in 2020 which led to 2,880 Fife claimants having data exposed.

dunfermlinepress.com ,  1 hour ago 0
Data breach discovered by pet owner after lodging complaint to Fife Council

Third of Fife’s care homes had close for a day or more last week

Fife Council chief's cautious optimism that worst of Covid is behind us FIFE COUNCIL chief executive Steve Grimmond has expressed cautious optimism that the worst of the pandemic’s effect on services has passed. Yet serious concern remains about the impact on health and social care, as it emerged more than a third of Fife’s 75 care homes had to be closed temporarily for a day or more last week as a direct consequence of COVID.

dunfermlinepress.com ,  16 hours ago 2
Third of Fife’s care homes had close for a day or more last week

Fife theatre opened by Sir Sean Connery secures future with new lease deal

A new deal to secure the long-term future of the Byre Theatre in St Andrews has been rubber-stamped by Fife councillors Financial problems meant the venue, which is owned by Fife Council, was temporarily forced to close back in 2013 with the loss of several jobs, although it was effectively saved when St Andrews University stepped in to take over the running of the theatre on a 25-year lease the following year.

fifetoday.co.uk ,  20 hours ago 1
Fife theatre opened by Sir Sean Connery secures future with new lease deal

Dunfermline boasts highest employment rate across Fife

Dunfermline has highest employment rate in Fife DUNFERMLINE currently has the highest employment rate in Fife as well as the highest workplace average weekly earnings. The median wage is currently £632.30 in the town while a total of 78.1 per cent of people are in a job, topping the Scotland-wide figure of 72.2 per cent.

dunfermlinepress.com ,  21 hours ago 0
Dunfermline boasts highest employment rate across Fife

Battery energy storage plant to be delivered in Fife

Land at Pitkevy Farm near Leslie is to be home to a new battery energy storage facility. About this development: Hamilton-based Intelligent Land Investments Group said the plant will have a generating capacity of up to 50 megawatts – enough to provide energy for several thousand homes. Following approval by members of Fife Council’s central and west planning committee, around 52 containers containing batteries and other equipment will be created on the site and will be connected to the existing nearby Glenrothes national grid electricity substation to the south-east.

scottishconstructionnow.com ,  21 hours ago 0
Battery energy storage plant to be delivered in Fife

Road closures due to fallen tree in Steelend

Fallen tree causes police road blocks in Steelend A TREE blocking the main road caused chaos in Steelend yesterday afternoon. Police assisted Fife Council with closing the affected routes to ensure safe removal. They thanked "the majority" for their patience, though claimed some angry road users had blamed them for the incident, commenting: "We often leave large trees in the middle of the road just to annoy people…"

dunfermlinepress.com ,  23 hours ago 0
Road closures due to fallen tree in Steelend

Labour group plans to reject school sex survey

LABOUR councillors in Fife are set to reject the use of a controversial Scottish Government health and wellbeing survey in schools. Fife Council’s education and children’s services sub-committee will meet tomorrow (Friday) to consider the content of the Health and Wellbeing Census, which has attracted controversy because of the nature of some of the questions asked of kids as young as 14.

centralfifetimes.com ,  23 hours ago 0
Labour group plans to reject school sex survey

Landfill site operators told to clean up stink or face enforcement action

operators told to clean up stink or face enforcement action Lochhead Landfill SCOTLAND'S environmental regulator has told operators of a Dunfermline landfill site to take "urgent" action over foul odours or face enforcement action. The Press has reported regularly on complaints about Lochhead from locals crying out for help over the stench.

dunfermlinepress.com ,  1 day ago 2
Landfill site operators told to clean up stink or face enforcement action

Relatives call for action on cracked wall in Fife graveyard

Locals have called on Fife Council to take action on a cracked wall in a Fife graveyard so their loved ones’ headstones can be re-instated. For months Marion Wallace and Kathleen Laing have been left in limbo not knowing when the headstones of their loved ones will be put back on their graves at Auchtertool Cemetery.

fifetoday.co.uk ,  1 day ago 13
Relatives call for action on cracked wall in Fife graveyard

Fife councillors reject ’intrusive’ Scottish Government sex survey for school pupils

Labour councillors in Fife are set to reject the use of a controversial Scottish Government health and wellbeing survey in schools. Fife Council’s education and children’s services sub-committee will meet on Friday to consider the content of the Health and Wellbeing Census, which has attracted controversy because of the nature of some of the questions asked of kids as young as 14.

fifetoday.co.uk ,  2 days ago 0
Fife councillors reject ’intrusive’ Scottish Government sex survey for school pupils

Work on Dunfermline CCTV cameras 'ongoing'

Fife council working to upgrade Dunfermline CCTV WORK to renew Dunfermline's CCTV cameras is "ongoing", according to Fife Council and police. In December, the Press reported a spate of bin fires in the town centre. Bryan Coghill, who owns Jack 'o' Bryan's restaurant on Chalmers Street, claimed at the time that the culprits who vandalised his bins could have been caught if CCTV cameras had been working.

dunfermlinepress.com ,  2 days ago 2
Work on Dunfermline CCTV cameras 'ongoing'

Home Bargains: New Dunfermline store and garden centre plans revealed

Plans to build a new Home Bargains store and garden centre in Dunfermine – creating up to 50 jobs – have been revealed. Retail giant TJ Morris has lodged the proposal with Fife Council for a new purpose-built outlet on vacant land on Dunlin Drive. The company currently operates four stores across Fife as part of its portfolio of 575 outlets across the UK.

thecourier.co.uk ,  2 days ago 7
Home Bargains: New Dunfermline store and garden centre plans revealed

Swimming pools set to disappear at a stroke from all West Fife high schools

Fife Council have no plans for pools at new St Columba's or Woodmill schools SWIMMING pools look set to disappear for good from West Fife's high schools. At one stage, all five had pools but Dunfermline High and Queen Anne lost theirs when new schools opened in 2012 and 2003 respectively.

dunfermlinepress.com ,  3 days ago 4
Swimming pools set to disappear at a stroke from all West Fife high schools

Jobs boost if new processing plant on outskirts of Kirkcaldy gets go-ahead

Around five new jobs could be created if plans for a new soil processing plant on the outskirts of Kirkcaldy are given the green light. Skip hire firm Hamilton McIlroy Smith JNR Recycling Limited have pinpointed land to the east of Strathore Road in Thornton for their proposed venture, which would repurpose and remediate raw material while eliminating any contaminants going to landfill.

fifetoday.co.uk ,  3 days ago 1
Jobs boost if new processing plant on outskirts of Kirkcaldy gets go-ahead

Housing plan for huge, empty shop in Fife town’s High Street

A huge retail unit in Methil which has lain empty for years could soon be hauled down and replaced by housing. Allanwater Developments Limited has lodged plans with Fife Council seeking to demolish the old Snoozy Beds store in the High Street and create a row of eight new affordable townhouses.

fifetoday.co.uk ,  3 days ago 24
Housing plan for huge, empty shop in Fife town’s High Street

Fife housing chief slams scheme to resettle Afghan refugees as 'glacially slow'

A Fife housing chief has slammed a national scheme to resettle Afghans as “glacially slow” after it emerged several families who fled the war-torn country remain stuck in a local hotel. John Mills, head of housing at Fife Council, made the comment as the local authority considers the implications of a Home Office decision to move to a mandatory – instead of voluntary – scheme for the dispersal of asylum seekers to all parts of the UK, following a huge influx in the south east of England.

centralfifetimes.com ,  4 days ago 26
Fife housing chief slams scheme to resettle Afghan refugees as 'glacially slow'

Fife Council approves extra £5.7m for Leven Rail Bridge

A plan to spend £5.7 million more than anticipated on the replacement of Leven’s Rail Bridge has been backed by councillors. Members of Fife Council’s policy and co-ordination committee have approved the new business case for the Bawbee Bridge project after hearing that failure to finish the bridge works before the Levenmouth Rail Link reopens at the end of 2023 could cost the local authority upwards of £13 million in additional construction costs.

fifetoday.co.uk ,  6 days ago 1
Fife Council approves extra £5.7m for Leven Rail Bridge

Covid Fife: More than a third of care homes closed due to coronavirus

Fife Council chief executive Steve Grimmond has expressed cautious optimism that the worst of the COVID pandemic’s effect on services has passed. Yet serious concern remains about the impact on health and social care, as it emerged more than a third of Fife’s 75 care homes had to be temporarily closed for a day or more this week as a direct consequence of COVID.

fifetoday.co.uk ,  6 days ago 6
Covid Fife: More than a third of care homes closed due to coronavirus

Fife Council slams 'slow' UK Government as Afghan refugees stuck in Fife hotel for five months

A Fife housing chief has slammed a national scheme to resettle Afghans as “glacially slow” after it emerged several families who fled the war-torn country remain stuck in a local hotel. John Mills, head of housing at Fife Council, made the comment as the local authority considers the implications of a Home Office decision to move to a mandatory – instead of voluntary – scheme for the dispersal of asylum seekers to all parts of the UK following a huge influx in the south east of England.

fifetoday.co.uk ,  6 days ago 8
Fife Council slams 'slow' UK Government as Afghan refugees stuck in Fife hotel for five months

Plans approved for Leven bridge as council sees cost of all projects rise

Fife Council’s Policy & Coordination Committee has given the go-ahead for essential works on Leven Rail Bridge, as well as approving funding to cover extra costs in the Cupar care home replacement. The committee noted that the Leven Rail Link and associated programmes will bring some £100 million of investment to the Levenmouth area.

scottishconstructionnow.com ,  6 days ago 0
Plans approved for Leven bridge as council sees cost of all projects rise