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93 per cent of Nottinghamshire pupils get chosen primary school place

Nottinghamshire County Council has said 93.3 per cent of parents and carers secured a place at their first choice primary school for their children in September 2018, up 1 per cent on the 2017 intake.

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Date:26th April 2010.'Boris Johnson, Mayor of London, visiting Leeds, at The Light, supporting the conservative party election campaign.

POLL: Will World Cup echo 1936 Berlin Olympics?

Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson stirred up controversy this week by likening this summer’s World Cup in Russia to Hitler’s 1936 Berlin Olympics.

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Video: Breaking news - two Labour councillors defect to the Conservatives

Two prominent Ashfield Labour councillors have defected to the Conservatives.
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Council launches ‘year of events’ for World War 1

Council launches ‘year of events’ for World War 1

Ashfield District Council has launched a year of events commemorating the end of the First World War by unveiling a floor lighting display on Kirkby Plaza, in tribute to all armed forces members past and present.

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Protesters gather outside Nottinghamshire fire & rescue service HQ. Jason Zadrozny, Samantha Deakin and Matt Relf.

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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COMMENT: Bradley learns the hard way that ‘a week is a long time in politics’

COMMENT: Bradley learns the hard way that ‘a week is a long time in politics’

A week is a long time in politics, as the saying goes.

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Ben Bradley, Conservative MP for Mansfield.

Calls for Mansfield MP Bradley to quit after ‘unemployed vasectomies’ blunder

Mansfield MP Ben Bradley has apologised for a blog post slamming “unemployed wasters” and claiming benefit claimants should have vasectomies.

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Ashfield District Council has said it has seen government funding cut by over 50 per cent since 2010 from 13.6m to 6.6m per year.

‘They are starving us of money’

A council leader has said the central government is ‘starving’ the district of money - as its yearly budget is cut.

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POLL: Should the smacking of children be banned?

POLL: Should the smacking of children be banned?

With the Scottish Government confirming this week that the smacking of children is to be banned in the country, a debate is now underway as to whether the rest of the UK should follow suit.

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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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Coun John Wilmott, front, with fellow Ashfield Independents.

By-election joy for Ashfield Independents

An Ashfield councillor is all smiles after winning a council seat – just five months after losing one.

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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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Ben Bradley, MP.

Mansfield MP to step down from Ashfield Council

Mansfield MP Ben Bradley is stepping down from his role with Ashfield District Council, it has emerged.

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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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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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