Cardenden was blighted by football fans putting stickers on street signs and lamp posts and the village Environment Group had to take up the mantle of getting these removed.

Lochgelly man Ross Stirling is planning to take on a new challenge for the children of the Arunima Hospice in Kolkota, India, with the target for 2019 raising £10,000 to get the facility a bus.

A car burst into flames outside a house in Bridge Street, Cowdenbeath, around tea time and firefighters managed to extinguish the blaze without damage to property or any injuries.

Cowdenbeath Community Council held a special concert and service at Dunfermline's Carnegie Hall to start the special Remembrance events as the 100th anniversary of the ending of the First World War neared.

Crosshill woman Marguerite Henderson was piecing her life back together after Sepsis saw her lose an arm and both her legs to the terrible infection and she underlined that she could not have done it without the support of her family and public who backed the appeal fund set up by family members.

The Fife Circle rail line, which supplies rail services to Cardenden, Lochgelly and Cowdenbeath stations was described as the 'Stress Circle' by Cowdenbeath MSP Annabelle Ewing after a series of problems saw trains cancelled.

Every community held spectacularly well attended Remembrance services.

Cowdenbeath Area Committee torpedoed a Uni Boat shed plan at Lochore Meadows by St Andrews University.

Peel Tech, the Ballingry operation behind the innovatory filtration system which cleans up discharge from food processing, won the Micor Business category at the VIBES awards.

The chair of Crossgates British Legion, Sandra McDougall, suffered a broken hip and a shoulder injury when a 4x4 knocked her down in a freak accident in the club car park.

Christmas arrived in every community as the festive lighting went on.


Tributes poured in for caring Cowdenbeath teenager Gregor Scott, 18, who passed away in his sleep at the halls of residence at Perth College.

Chair of Cowdenbeath Area Committee, Linda Erskine, won the Urban Community Champion category at the LGiU and CCLA Councillor Achievement Awards ceremony.

Rhys Greig, from Lochgelly, was announced as winner of the Excellence in Education Award and the Steven Brown and Sunday Mail Young Scot Awards 2018.

Development sites around the Kelty M90 slip road could yield hundreds of jobs, it was revealed.

MSP for Mid Scotland and Fife, Claire Baker, underlined that Lochgelly wa won of the worst hit towns in Fife's GP crisis.

Cowdenbeath Environment Group members said that the continued damage caused to the town's Community Woodland by vandalism was simply 'soul destroying'.

Such was the support for the Santa Benarty Appeal 2018 every child would have a Very Merry Christmas.

Fife Council started its consultation on the the issue of where Benarty Community Council's boundary should run as far as Glencraig was concerned.

Beath and Cowdenbeath North Church's new minister, Rev Debby Dobby, said that she knew the charge was right for her from the minute she visited the congregation.