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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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COLUMN: What does 2017 have in store for Mansfield?

COLUMN: What does 2017 have in store for Mansfield?

Looking back, 2016 was a monumental year for politics and the nation’s future prospect following the EU referendum result, 72 per cent of Mansfield people and 52 per cent of the UK’s population voted to leave.

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Council tax to rise in Clipstone to pay for new community centre

Residents in Clipstone face an increase in council tax to help fund a new community centre in the area.

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One of the new Enviro200 buses which now run Trent Bartons Nines route.

Alfreton council raises safety fears over new buses

Alfreton Town Council has raised concerns over safety and congestion ahead of the introduction of a new bus fleet against residents’ wishes.

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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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act on miners’ pensions

At the last full council meeting I proposed a motion on behalf of the Independent Coalition regarding the mineworkers’ pension scheme (MPS) fund surpluses.

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Residents demand immigration control in MP’s Brexit survey

Residents demand immigration control in MP’s Brexit survey

Nearly three-quarters of Ashfield residents who took part in MP Gloria De Piero’s Brexit survey would like to see immigration controls imposed for EU citizens who want to come and live in the UK.

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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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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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Mansfield Civic Centre, home of Mansfield District Council.

Labour success in Mansfield by-election

Labour has held on to the Warsop Carrs seat on Mansfield District Council.

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GUEST COLUMN: Machines are just the ticket, by Ashfield MP, Gloria De Piero

GUEST COLUMN: Machines are just the ticket, by Ashfield MP, Gloria De Piero

In the spring I told you that East Midlands Trains had announced that the railway stations at Sutton and Kirkby were getting new ticket vending machines.

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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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Gloria De Piero MP

GUEST COLUMN: Poppies are not political, by Gloria De Piero, Ashfield MP

At this time of year our thoughts turn to those who lost their lives fighting for this country.

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Mayor meets diabetes charity workers on Mansfield visit

Mayor meets diabetes charity workers on Mansfield visit

When a leading health charity pitched up in Mansfield’s town centre, the mayor headed out to support a vital message about residents at risk.

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Mark Cottingham, who begins work this term as principal of Shirebrook Academy, in Common Lane, Shirebrook.

GUEST COLUMN: Government can’t admit education system is unfit for purpose, by Mark Cottingham, Shirebrook Academy Principal

So farewell, then, history of art and archaeology, recently scrapped from an exam board’s A Level syllabus because they’re too specialised.

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Mansfield MP Sir Alan Meale.

GUEST COLUMN: Cash is still king, by Sir Alan Meale MP

Exchangeable, identifiable money has been around for hundreds of years and despite the meteoric rise of electronic payment systems for wages, bills and services, there seems little likelihood of its demise in the near future.

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Dog fouling poster campaign launched

Dog fouling poster campaign launched

Students from Portland College have been helping Ashfield District Council in the battle against dog fouling in the district.

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