I’ve been trying to get to grips with SEO and link building for quite sometime now but I’m struggling to find a quality site with up to date news and some good recommendations. Can anybody recommend one?

There are many… My favorites are:

webmasterworld.com (forum)
seobook.com/blog (Aaron Wall’s Blog)
searchengineland.com (Danny Sullivan’s site)
seomoz.org/blog
mattcutts.com/blog
wolf-howl.com (Michael Gray’s blog)
sugarrae.com (Rae Hoffman’s blog)

Some of the seeder but still sometimes informative are:

sitepoint.com
webproworld.com
forums.digitalpoint.com
webmaster-talk.com