Craig Smith, The Courier

Craig Smith

The Courier

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Past articles by Craig:

Crime-plagued Fife flats where tenants terrorised could be torn down

A block of flats in Fife tarnished by anti-social behaviour looks set to be torn down and tenants rehoused. Fife Council wants to demolish the properties → Read More

Old Fife hotel could finally be demolished and replaced with drive-thru bakery

A former Fife hotel could finally be demolished and replaced with a drive-thru bakery, according to newly submitted plans. → Read More

McDonald’s promise fast electric car charging at Glenrothes restaurant

Visitors to McDonald's drive-thru restaurants in Fife might soon be able to power their electric cars as well as picking up some fast food. → Read More

Eden Mill: Plans for £4 million visitor centre lodged with Fife Council

Fife drinks producer Eden Mill has submitted ambitious plans for a multi-million pound premium visitor experience just metres from its current headquarters. → Read More

EXCLUSIVE: Fife's concessionary rail travel scheme set to be axed

Fife’s historic concessionary rail travel scheme, which entitles eligible users to discounted journeys, could soon be coming to an end, it has emerged. → Read More

Plans for 'driverless' buses between Fife and Edinburgh provoke safety concerns

A scheme which could see passengers carried on self-driving buses between Fife and Edinburgh as early as autumn has alarmed road safety groups. → Read More

Anger as 10-year delay hampers Fatal Accident Inquiry into tragedy aboard Fife vessel

Findings into the cause of a man's death aboard a Fife boat have been released a decade after his death, sparking criticism that shortcomings in Scotland's fatal accident inquiry (FAI) system hampered the investigation. → Read More

Fife pensioners targeted by Covid-19 jab conman trying to get into their homes

Fife pensioners have been targeted by a coronavirus conman trying to gain entry to their houses by claiming he was there to administer their vaccine. → Read More

Asbestos sheeting dumped in Fife fly-tipping spree

Asbestos-ridden materials have been dumped in a spate of fly-tipping across Fife. → Read More

Police forced to contend with ‘ridiculous’ youth disorder and anti-social behaviour in Fife

Police in Fife have pleaded with parents and guardians to help them contend with large gatherings of unruly youths at weekends. → Read More

English teenager held in connection with housebreaking in Fife and beyond

A teenager from south of the border has appeared in court in connection with a series of housebreaking incidents across Scotland – including one in Fife. → Read More

Fife manufacturer confirms intention to double workforce over next two years

A Fife manufacturer has revealed ambitious plans to double its workforce over the next two years as part of a major investment. → Read More

Two due in court after armed police called to Dundee disturbance

Two people are due to appear in court after armed police were called to an incident in a Dundee street on Friday afternoon. → Read More

'A taxpayers' nightmare': Fife MP bemoans further delays over Rosyth nuclear subs

A Fife MP has branded a project to dismantle decaying nuclear submarines a “taxpayers’ nightmare” as the Government admitted the faltering programme has been hit by further delays. → Read More

Monifieth music teacher denies inappropriate behaviour towards three girls at Fife school

An Angus music teacher is to stand trial later this year facing allegations of inappropriate sexual behaviour towards three girls while working at a Fife school. → Read More

Fife under fire for building ‘Scotland’s most expensive care home’

One of Scotland’s most experienced care home operators has criticised the amount being spent on a new Fife Council care home – at a time when public finances are under massive pressure. → Read More

Tragic tot's troubled dad jailed again after botched Kirkcaldy robbery

A grieving Fife father whose daughter tragically died after being shaken by his ex-partner’s boyfriend has been jailed for 20 months following a botched robbery attempt. → Read More

Alarm over dramatic drop in surgeries across Tayside and Fife

A new study has revealed an "alarming" drop in the number of operations being carried out across Tayside and Fife. → Read More

Fifers put their best foot forward during 100 Mile Step Challenge

People across Fife are putting their best foot forward to take part in a virtual 100 mile challenge raising money for the region’s leading provider of sports and leisure facilities. → Read More

Crail community celebrating after securing local land to boost wildlife

Locals in the East Neuk are celebrating after bringing two pieces of land into community ownership – just days after securing their village hall. → Read More