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Fire chiefs approve plan to reduce night-time cover at Ashfield and Retford

Fire chiefs have rubber-stamped a controversial decision to cut night-time cover at Ashfield and Retford fire stations as part of a bid to cut costs.

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Notts fire authority raises council tax while planning to slash services for Ashfield and Retford

Notts fire authority raises council tax while planning to slash services for Ashfield and Retford

Council tax will rise by 2.95 per cent this year to fund Nottinghamshire Fire and Rescue – while fire chiefs are also expected to rubber-stamp a controversial plan to cut nighttime cover in Ashfield and Retford.

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Euro elections, East Midlands UKIP candidates Margot Parker

UKIP deputy leader resigns over leadership controversy

UKIP’s deputy leader has resigned in protest over Henry Bolton’s refusal to step down as head of the party.

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Teversal, Stanton Hill and Skegby Neighbourhood Plan leader Mike Vardy, right, with residents, from left, Beryl Anthony, Richard Goad and Trish Phillips who backed the idea. Picture: Rachel Atkins.

Residents back Ashfield neighbourhood plans

Two village local plans in Ashfield are to be adopted after residents overwhelmingly backed the ideas.

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COLUMN: County well prepared for 30 hours free childcare

COLUMN: County well prepared for 30 hours free childcare

We have been working hard for working parents to ensure they have been prepared for extended childcare provision in Nottinghamshire.

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VIDEO: Sir Vince Cable urges firms to back £1m Weston Park Cancer Charity 2020 For Business Appeal

Sir Vince Cable took time out of his campaign to become the next Liberal Democrat leader to urge business leaders to back a £1 million appeal boosting world leading cancer services in Sheffield.
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Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn.

POLL: Would you like to see Jeremy Corbyn as Prime Minister?

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn insists he can 'still be Prime Minister' - amid calls for a second General Election.
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Prime Minister Theresa May.

MAY POLL: Should the Prime Minister stand down?

After failing to deliver a Conservative majority in Thursday's General Election, Prime Minister Theresa May is facing calls to resign.
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East Midlands Chamber : 2015 East Midlands International Trade Expo & Conference (E-ITEC) : Photograph by �Lionel Heap 07977 597674.

General Election 2017: Business chief slams ‘yet more uncertainty’ from hung parliament

Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire business leaders says the outcome of the General Election means ‘yet more uncertainty’ for the country.

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What is a hung parliament? What happens next? Who will be PM? - Everything you need to know

What is a hung parliament? What happens next? Who will be PM? - Everything you need to know

Britain has a hung parliament, after Labour’s surge in the polls made it impossible for any party to reach the 326 MPs required to achieve an absolute majority in the House of Commons.

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We'll be bringing you live updates on the General Election

General Election 2017 - Live updates, news and reaction

Voters went to the polls yesterday (Thursday) to select the country's new government.
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ELECTION 2017: To sleep or not to sleep? Everything you need to know about #GE2017 election night

ELECTION 2017: To sleep or not to sleep? Everything you need to know about #GE2017 election night

It’s going to be a long night as the UK goes to the polls for its snap 2017 general election.

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Anna Soubry out campaigning to be reelected as Broxtowe MP

Troll convicted for sending Jo Cox Twitter threat to Conservative MP candidate Anna Soubry

A Twitter troll has been sentenced after sending a tweet asking for someone to 'Jo Cox' Conservative MP candidate Anna Soubry.

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ELECTION 2017: How to get the most out of opinion polls without being led up the garden path

ELECTION 2017: How to get the most out of opinion polls without being led up the garden path

After the polling miss at the 2015 general election, many politicians and journalists loudly declared they would never trust polls again. Two years later, opinion polls have regularly been leading the election news. First they foresaw a Conservative landslide, including a resurgence in Scotland, and more recently they’ve pointed to a shock Labour fightback.

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What are the odds on the election?

What are the odds on the election?

With just hours to go before the polls open we take a look at who the bookies think will be your next MP....

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Election pollsters put their methods to the test – and turnout is the key

Trust in election forecasting is probably as low as it has been since 1948, when political polling suffered possibly its worst ever humiliation. In that year’s US presidential election, the 8-1 underdog Harry Truman defied all predictions to defeat his Republican challenger, Thomas Dewey. “Dewey Defeats Truman” screamed the now-infamous newspaper headline printed before the actual votes were counted.

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COLUMN: People gave their lives for us to be able to vote

COLUMN: People gave their lives for us to be able to vote

Well, here it is, the election no-one expected is upon us and who knows how much our confused and divided country will be changed by June 8?

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Is there a link between foreign policy and terrorism? British intelligence thinks so

Is there a link between foreign policy and terrorism? British intelligence thinks so

What causes terrorism? The combination of the horrendous terrorist attack in Manchester [and now, the attacks on London Bridge] and a British general election inevitably meant that this question would dominate political and media discourses. And so it has. Particular attention has, once again, been drawn to the role of western foreign policy, including that of the UK, as a driver of extremist violence.

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The General Election will take place on Thursday, June 8.

GENERAL ELECTION POLL: Who will you be voting for?

This time next week we’ll know who has won the General Election.

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Why charities should be allowed to campaign freely at election time

Why charities should be allowed to campaign freely at election time

Everybody was caught off guard when Theresa May announced Britain would be heading to the polls on June 8. But charities were more surprised than most by the news – which had an immediate impact on their day-to-day campaigning operations.

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