The Courier & Advertiser (Fife Edition) - - COMMENT -


The num­ber of dairy herds in Scot­land – down 39 on last year. NFU Scot­land vicepres­i­dent Gary Mitchell de­scribed the news as “dis­ap­point­ing” and said there are wor­ries about a crit­i­cal mass of pro­duc­ers be­ing re­tained.


The per­cent­age of the adult pop­u­la­tion who were over­weight or obese in 2016.

The an­nual cost of treat­ing con­di­tions linked to obe­sity is now es­ti­mated at up to £600 mil­lion with the to­tal cost to the econ­omy thought to be be­tween £0.9 and £4.6 bil­lion.


The value of cannabis plants found by the side of a Fife road.

Po­lice col­lected the plants near Rosyth and ar­ranged for their de­struc­tion.


The num­ber of as­saults on emer­gency ser­vice work­ers in 2016-17. This fig­ure, a three-year high, is equiv­a­lent to 17 at­tacks on work­ers per day and does not in­clude more se­ri­ous as­saults.


The price ex­pected at auc­tion for part of the Union flag be­lieved to have flown from Lord Nel­son’s ship.

The frag­ment marks the fa­mous 1805 bat­tle in which Nel­son was fa­tally shot and will be sold on Jan­uary 17.


The tem­per­a­ture in Cel­sius, at Strathal­lan Air­field on Mon­day.

The Perthshire spot was the cold­est place in the UK. Leuchars dropped to -7.8C. There were 25 crashes in the space of an hour as frost and ice af­fected roads and pave­ments.

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