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Bolover politicians approve council tax increase

Bolsover District Council has increased council tax by 2.99 per cent for 2018-19.
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MP Ben Bradley

Corbyn demands apology and damages from Ben Bradley over communist spy tweet

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn is threatening to sue Mansfield MP Ben Bradley for defamation after a controversial tweet.

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Mansfield MP Ben Bradley

Mansfield MP Bradley removes libellous Corbyn tweet after threats of legal action from Labour leader

Mansfield MP Ben Bradley has deleted a controversial tweet accusing Jeremy Corbyn of ‘selling British secrets to Communist spies’ after the Labour leader threatened to take legal action.

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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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Transport Minister checks out Mansfield’s transport woes

Transport Minister checks out Mansfield’s transport woes

Transport Secretary Chris Grayling visited Mansfield today (Friday January 26)and defended the Government’s record on developing transport in the region.

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Mansfield Labour hopeful Prescott cleared of ‘breaching selection rules’

Mansfield Labour hopeful Prescott cleared of ‘breaching selection rules’

Labour bosses have rejected complaints made by Mansfield party members over claims a parliamentary hopeful was breaching selection rules, it is understood.

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Mr Bradley at the election.

MP apologises after controversial posts resurface

Mansfield’s MP says he has received “hundreds of death threats” as he apologised for controversial comments made on a personal blog five years ago.

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Councillor Samantha Deakin, Ashfield Independents

‘Stopping fines sends wrong message out’

Calls to suspend fining parents who take their children out of class during term-time while school holidays change have been rejected.

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Mansfield Parliamentary hopeful Prescott under fire for ‘inappropriate behaviour’

Mansfield Parliamentary hopeful Prescott under fire for ‘inappropriate behaviour’

Mansfield Labour Parliamentary hopeful David Prescott has lost the endorsement of a trade union over allegations of inappropriate behaviour, it has emerged.

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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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Conservative MP Ben Bradleywrote a blog post in 2011 attacking workers in the public sector who were protesting the Conservative-Lib Dem coalitionsausterity cuts.

Mansfield MP accused public sector workers of being “lost in their own fantasy land”

Mansfield's MP has received criticism for accusing public sector workers of being “lost in their own fantasy land” and has said they should quit if they were unhappy about their pay.

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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

POLL: Should the Mansfield MP resign over ‘unemployed vasectomies’ blunder?

Mansfield's MP has been criticised after an old blog post was unearthed.
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Bradley launches Warsop survey to discover area’s ‘issues’

Bradley launches Warsop survey to discover area’s ‘issues’

Mansfield MP Ben Bradley has started the new year by commissioning a survey to be sent to every resident of Warsop.

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NHS

New commission aims to get Mansfield residents fit and healthy

Mansfield mayor Kate Allsop has announced her second commission, this time tackling the health issues across the district.

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Ashfield District Councillor Lee Anderson

Lee Anderson deselected as Labour candidate

Hundreds of residents have signed a petition calling for Councillor Lee Anderson to stand for another term as Labour councillor for Huthwaite and Brierley.

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Sir Patrick McLoughlin

Derbyshire MP Sir Patrick McLoughlin stands down as Tory party chair

Derbyshire MP Sir Patrick McLoughlin has stood down from his role as the Conservative Party chairman as Prime Minister Theresa May continues to reshuffle her cabinet.

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MP Ben Bradley

First ministerial role for Mansfield MP Bradley

Mansfield’s Conservative MP Ben Bradley has been given his first ministerial role – just six months after winning the seat from Labour.

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Only one in ten feel listened to by politicians - according to new Mansfield survey.

Only one in ten feel listened to by politicians - according to new Mansfield survey.

A survey carried out by Labour parliamentary hopeful Melanie Darrington has revealed that 90 per cent of Mansfield residents who took part have do not feel they are listened to by politicians.

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