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Council chairman’s fundraising buys minibus for disabled students

Disabled students at Portland College in Mansfield are to get a new minibus thanks to the fundraising efforts of a council chairman.

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Hayley Barsby, who has been appointed the new interim chief executive officer at Mansfield District Council.

Former clerical assistant gets Mansfield Council’s top job

A woman who started working with Mansfield District Council as a clerical assistant 18 years ago has worked her way into the top seat.

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Labour Deputy Leader on the election trail in Mansfield

Labour Deputy Leader on the election trail in Mansfield

Tom Watson deputy leader of the Labour party was the latest political ‘Big Gun’ in Mansfield today as he joined Alan Meale on the campaign trail.

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The deadline to register to vote is tonight.

Your step-by-step guide on how to register to vote

Time is running out to make sure you're registered to vote in next month's general election.

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Who should I vote for?

Who should I vote for?

With less than two weeks until the General Election it’s about time you decided you will get your vote.

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SURVEY: Which party’s policies have found favour with East Midlands voters?

SURVEY: Which party’s policies have found favour with East Midlands voters?

The Conservatives’ plans to recruit 10,000 more mental health workers has found favour among voters in the East Midlands.

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Theresa May at Linney, Mansfield

COMMENT: Could Brexit divide turn Mansfield and Ashfield blue?

A week is a long time in politics, as the old saying goes, and Mansfield has just had a very long week of it.

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ELECTION 2017: Labour quizzed on costing of manifesto promises

Labour’s election manifesto launch was overshadowed by fresh questions over how it would pay for a string ambitious promises costing billions of pounds.

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TV news coverage of the 2017 election isn’t giving you the full picture – especially about Jeremy Corbyn

TV news coverage of the 2017 election isn’t giving you the full picture – especially about Jeremy Corbyn

Vox pops made up over one-third of all election news sources on the UK’s nightly television bulletins in the first week of the 2017 election campaign, our study has found. While politicians made up the majority of appearances, 36.4% of sources were members of the public expressing their views about the election.

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ELECTION 2017 - Fact Check: are fewer people switching gas or electricity company?

ELECTION 2017 - Fact Check: are fewer people switching gas or electricity company?

“We wanted to see more competition. We wanted to see more people able to switch between energy users [sic], that, over the last three or four years has not happened. This is a market that is not working perfectly and therefore we are intervening to make markets work better.”

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Sir Alan Meale, Labour MP for Mansfield.

GENERAL ELECTION: Meale speaks out on Tory fox hunting plans

Mansfield’s long-standing Labour MP Sir Alan Meale has slammed Prime Minister Theresa May over plans to re-legalise fox hunting.

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ELECTION 2017: Daily election diary

ELECTION 2017: Daily election diary

It was a good day for Theresa May whose reported row with Philip Hammond was completely overshadowed by Labour’s leaked manifesto.

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Breaking News.

BREAKING NEWS: Greens step aside in Mansfield parliamentary fight ‘to keep Tories out’

The Mansfield Green Party has given its reasons for not fielding a candidate in the forthcoming general election, after fighting the seat in 2015.

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ELECTION 2017: Every election, politicians ignore England – here’s why

ELECTION 2017: Every election, politicians ignore England – here’s why

Simon Lee is senior lecturer in politics at University of Hull.

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Theresa May at Linney, Mansfield

Prime Minister Theresa May ‘hopes Brexit feeling will turn Mansfield blue’

Prime Minister Theresa May swept into Mansfield today, hinting that the Conservatives hoped to capitalise on the town’s strongly anti-EU feelings to seize control in the forthcoming General Election.

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Theresa May supports return of fox hunting: What do you think? Have your say

The Tories will renew a pledge to hold a free vote on overturning the ban on fox hunting, Theresa May told voters last night.

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The CPS has announced their decision this morning.

No Conservative MPs or officials to face charges over election expenses

No Conservative politicians or officials will face criminal charges over alleged electoral expenses fraud, it has been announced.

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Mansfield Count.

Mansfield Independent Forum join forces with Tories to control County Hall

The Conservative Party and Mansfield Independent Forum have entered into a coalition to form the majority group at Nottinghamshire County Council.

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