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VOTE: Which Dennis Skinner speech is the best?

Dennis Skinner, the firebrand Labour MP for Bolsover, has raised plenty of laughs - and objections - in Parliament over the years.

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Leeds council tax bills to go up by £70... but social housing rents to fall

Leeds’s annual local services budget is set to be rubber-stamped tomorrow, with a five per cent council tax rise forming part of a £492.67m overall financial plan for the city in the year ahead.

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Leader of Nottinghamshire Council criticises council tax ‘sweetheart deal’ in Surrey

Leader of Nottinghamshire Council criticises council tax ‘sweetheart deal’ in Surrey

The leader of Nottinghamshire County Council has criticised an alleged tax deal that has been offered to a local authority in Surrey.

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Brexit vote: how did your MP vote to start the process of withdrawal from the EU?

The Prime Minister has been given the green light to formally start the Brexit process after a huge majority of MPs voted in favour last night.

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Heavy rain forecast in Notts this weekend

Heavy rain forecast in Notts this weekend

Heavy rain is forecast over the weekend sparking a warning from Nottinghamshire police.

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From left: Councillor Jim Anderson and Royal British Legion officers David Scott, Peter Hopkins, Sue Nettleship.

Bassetlaw Council back Legion service for Forces families

Bassetlaw District Council and the Royal British Legion have agreed a new partnership to provide support for the area’s Armed Forces families.

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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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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 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 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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