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Supreme Court rules Act of Parliament is needed to trigger Brexit Article 50

The Supreme Court has this morning ruled that the government cannot trigger Brexit without an act of Parliament.
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From left,  Ade Okubanjo, Councillor Jo White, Nicola Marshall and Steve Bennett will be judging entrpreneurs pitches.

Bassetlaw Dragons’ Den offers £5,000 for new enterprise

Bassetlaw District Council is to offer entrepreneurs the chance to pitch for £5,000 in a Dragons’ Den-style business development event.

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Sheffield university student to stand in council by-election

A University of Sheffield student has been selected as a candidate in a council by-election
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Sherwood MP Mark Spencer

REVEALED: The Nottinghamshire MPs voters would most like to have sex with

Sherwood MP Mark Spencer has been named as the male Nottinghamshire MP most voters would like to have sex with - on a controversial website that is banned at Parliament.

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Worksop charity shop bags £25,500 for wounded heroes

Worksop charity shop bags £25,500 for wounded heroes

Military veterans’ charity Help for Heroes raised an “amazing” £25,500 with a pop-up shop in Worksop over the Christmas period.

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Councils call for £3bn investment in East Coast rail

Councils call for £3bn investment in East Coast rail

An organisation representing local authorities on the East Coast Main Line rail route is calling for a £3billion investment to aid economic growth.

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L-R: Licensing solicitor Stella Bacon, Coun Josie Potts, and Carl Jefferies of P&P Taxis.

Council urges Christmas revellers to take licensed taxis

Christmas revellers are being urged to stay safe when making their way home from nights out by using only officially licensed taxi operators.

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The Supreme Court

The Supreme Court hearing on Brexit: What’s it all about?

The government goes to the Supreme Court today in the latest stage of the legal battle over Brexit. Here’s our guide to what the case is all about.

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Whitwell colliery development site.

Huge new development planned for former colliery site

A developer wants to build 450 new homes on the site of a former colliery that has been left empty for 30 years.

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COUN ALAN RHODES -- "it is inevitable that the elderly and disabled will continue to be adversely affected".

Council’s dismay over funding crisis in care for elderly and disabled

A growing funding crisis in services for the elderly and disabled across Mansfield, Ashfield and the rest of the county was not tackled by the government’s Autumn Statement. claim alarmed council chiefs.

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Warsop Meden Sports Centre

Warsop leisure centre under closure threat

Leaders at Mansfield District Council say they are considering walking away from Warsop’s Meden Leisure Centre due to financial constraints.

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Poppy day: Sheffield sports club shows what it thinks about “stupid” FIFA

Tony Smith, owner of the Sheffield Steelers ice hockey club, has poured scorn on football governing bodies for their stance on wearing poppies over to mark to mark Armistice weekend.

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LETTER: Scrap smaller councils and form a unitary authority

LETTER: Scrap smaller councils and form a unitary authority

On the BBC’s East Midlands Today programme on Tuesday, November 1, Broxtowe MP Anna Soubry said: “I would get rid of the borough council, which I know wouldn’t be very popular with a lot of people, especially those councillors who sit on it. 
But then I’d have a unitary authority here in Nottinghamshire to do the really big, heavy work.”

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Today, America will finally find out who will lead it for the next five years.

An armchair guide to the US election

The name-calling, bluster and lack of clear policy pronouncements in one of the most divisive US presidential elections ever is at an end.

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Private Hazel Fox died in a car accident in February.

Notts soldier died in car crash three weeks after passing test

A young Notts soldier died in a three-vehicle collision just three weeks after passing her driving test, an inquest has heard.

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Bloom success for Mansfield

Bloom success for Mansfield

Mansfield has topped the best city category for the third time in the East Midlands in Bloom awards.

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Nick Clegg to talk about his new book Between the Extremes

WIN: Nick Clegg tickets for Sheffield's Off The Shelf this Friday

Nick Clegg, the former Deputy Prime Minister, is a guest speaker at this year's Sheffield Off The Shelf book festival on Friday and we have TEN tickets to be won.

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Parliamentary boundaries could be vastly different next time people go to the polls at a general election.

MPs’ seats face huge change in boundary review

MPs’ seats across Nottinghamshire face a shake-up under new boundary proposals.

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POLL: Have your say on the government’s grammar school plans

Prime Minister Theresa May has announced the end of a ban on the creation of new grammar schools.

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VIDEO PREVIEW: Nick Clegg among big names at Sheffield's Off The Shelf 2016 book festival

Former Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg is to reveal all about his role at the heart of the former coalition Government as a headline guest speaker at this year's Sheffield Off The Shelf book festival.
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