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express
The age of secret gardens: US Style 'pocket parks' to pop up in busy towns and cities MORE than 80 unloved or derelict spaces across the country are to be transfor
The age of secret gardens: US Style 'pocket parks' to pop up in busy towns and cities
express / Posted 16 hours ago
MORE than 80 unloved or derelict spaces across the country are to be transformed into “pocket parks” – tennis-court sized green retreats for families and... Read more
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Daily Mirror
Will Eurosceptic Roundheads claim Cameron’s head in Tory civil war?Let us allow our imaginations free rein for a moment. The Scots take advantage
Will Eurosceptic Roundheads claim Cameron’s head in Tory civil war?
Daily Mirror / Posted 21 hours ago
Let us allow our imaginations free rein for a moment. The Scots take advantage of the predicament the king of the Conservatives is in and sell him back to Parliament for a princely sum. The PM loses his head, figuratively speaking, and is removed... Read more
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Lancashire Telegraph
Tory MP calls on district authority to leave County Council over Labour group’s ‘failure’AN MP has called on a district council to look in to separating from Lancashire
Tory MP calls on district authority to leave County Council over Labour group’s ‘failure’
Lancashire Telegraph / Posted yesterday
AN MP has called on a district council to look in to separating from Lancashire County Council because of the controlling Labour group’s “mismanagement”. Ribble Valley MP Nigel Evans said Ribble Valley Borough Council should follow Blackburn with... Read more
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Calgary Sun
Critics concerned by plan to allow carbon tax to be claimed as business expenseTaxpayers will shoulder the brunt of Alberta’s new carbon tax because the NDP g
Critics concerned by plan to allow carbon tax to be claimed as business expense
Calgary Sun / Posted yesterday
Taxpayers will shoulder the brunt of Alberta’s new carbon tax because the NDP government’s plan lets energy companies claim part of it as an expense against their provincial royalties, critics say. Opposition politicians, union leaders and advocacy... Read more
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chroniclelive
Person killed after being hit by Newcastle to Edinburgh train and more breaking newsA train crosses the Royal Border Bridge in Berwick There’ll be love in the air
Person killed after being hit by Newcastle to Edinburgh train and more breaking news
chroniclelive / Posted 2 days ago
A train crosses the Royal Border Bridge in Berwick There’ll be love in the air this Valentine’s Day...and it looks like there’ll be snow too. The Met Office has issued a yellow ‘be aware’ weather warning for snow on Sunday, February 14, which... Read more
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Liverpool Echo
Five on Friday: The big stories from the week in Merseyside politicsFootball and Politics in Merseyside is never dull, and here you can catch up o
Five on Friday: The big stories from the week in Merseyside politics
Liverpool Echo / Posted 2 days ago
Football and Politics in Merseyside is never dull, and here you can catch up on the stories you might have missed this week. Top twins Top political tweet of the week has to be from Aintree-born former Labour leadership contender Andy Burnham MP.... Read more
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chroniclelive
Newcastle's political heavyweights line up against £300m funding snubNewcastle's political heavyweights have accused the Government of a “stitch-up”
Newcastle's political heavyweights line up against £300m funding snub
chroniclelive / Posted 2 days ago
Newcastle's political heavyweights have accused the Government of a “stitch-up” after the city missed out on a share of a £300m funding grant. City council leader Nick Forbes and Newcastle Central MP Chi Onwurah slammed local government secretary... Read more
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Reading Evening Post
Reading's Labour leader says Government cash favours the ToriesThe handouts announced on Monday by Secretary of State For Communities and Loca
Reading's Labour leader says Government cash favours the Tories
Reading Evening Post / Posted 2 days ago
The handouts announced on Monday by Secretary of State For Communities and Local Government Greg Clark were as follows: The announcement follows an approach by a delegation of councillors from all Berkshire’s unitary authorities led by Bracknell... Read more
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Calgary Sun
Alberta party leader Greg Clark's quest not to pick taxpayers' pocketsAll he wants is to be paid back his housing costs and not a loonie more. But t
Alberta party leader Greg Clark's quest not to pick taxpayers' pockets
Calgary Sun / Posted 2 days ago
All he wants is to be paid back his housing costs and not a loonie more. But this is politics and politics breeds an attitude, the rotten, stinking attitude of entitlement. This time, we have a self-policed rigging of the rules to squeeze every... Read more
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Northern Echo
Political opponents vow to unite to 'save our market town'Scores then poured into the Dolphin Centre to hear Darlington Borough Council’s
Political opponents vow to unite to 'save our market town'
Northern Echo / Posted 2 days ago
Scores then poured into the Dolphin Centre to hear Darlington Borough Council’s cabinet discuss its dire financial future. Worried residents raised significant concerns over the proposals. The future of the town's Victorian Covered Market and its... Read more
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Croydon Guardian
MP Steve Reed: Croydon Tories 'should be ashamed to show their faces' in the borough after council funding voteCroydon's two Conservative MPs "should be ashamed to show their faces" in the b
MP Steve Reed: Croydon Tories 'should be ashamed to show their faces' in the borough after council funding vote
Croydon Guardian / Posted 2 days ago
Croydon's two Conservative MPs "should be ashamed to show their faces" in the borough after last night's Commons vote on local government funding, according to the Labour MP for Croydon North. But Gavin Barwell, Tory MP for Croydon Central, hit back... Read more
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Northern Echo
The North-East will never forgive Government over funding cuts, MP tells ParliamentThe Darlington MP said: "It is extraordinary what this Government have managed
The North-East will never forgive Government over funding cuts, MP tells Parliament
Northern Echo / Posted 3 days ago
The Darlington MP said: "It is extraordinary what this Government have managed to do in pitting town against village, the north against the south, and the metropolitan areas against the shires. It is disgraceful. "They have created division by the... Read more
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Liverpool Echo
Social care precept 'nowhere near enough' to plug gap left by council cuts says Halton MPHalton MP Derek Twigg has demanded a meeting with Secretary Of State For Commun
Social care precept 'nowhere near enough' to plug gap left by council cuts says Halton MP
Liverpool Echo / Posted 3 days ago
Halton MP Derek Twigg has demanded a meeting with Secretary Of State For Communities Greg Clark over a black hole in funding for looking after the elderly and disabled. Mr Twigg said Halton Borough Council’s budget has been slashed by more than... Read more
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Isle of Wight County Press
Government needs to act fast if Island is to have 'a sustainable future'Isle of Wight Council leader Cllr Jonathan Bacon. Picture by Jennifer Burton.
Government needs to act fast if Island is to have 'a sustainable future'
Isle of Wight County Press / Posted 3 days ago
Isle of Wight Council leader Cllr Jonathan Bacon. Picture by Jennifer Burton. A REVIEW of the government funding formula for the Island needs to come in the next six months, the authority’s leader has warned. It follows yesterday’s (Wednesday)... Read more
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Aylesbury Today
Bucks leader warns government’s £9m cash boost won’t prevent services being cut as Labour blasts ‘Tory buy-off’The leader of Bucks County Council has warned a £9m cash boost from the governm
Bucks leader warns government’s £9m cash boost won’t prevent services being cut as Labour blasts ‘Tory buy-off’
Aylesbury Today / Posted 3 days ago
The leader of Bucks County Council has warned a £9m cash boost from the government is not enough to avoid drastic cutbacks to services. The council is one of only two authorities which will not receive any government grant by 2018/19, leading to... Read more
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Shropshire Star
Social care overspend to soak up £8.5m of Shropshire Council's extra funding « Shropshire StarBut Councillor Malcolm Pate, leader of the council, told a meeting of the autho
Social care overspend to soak up £8.5m of Shropshire Council's extra funding « Shropshire Star
Shropshire Star / Posted 3 days ago
But Councillor Malcolm Pate, leader of the council, told a meeting of the authority’s cabinet he had been given an assurance that more funding would be made available next year. He revealed he had taken part in a 25-minute conversation with Greg... Read more
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Express and Star
Not a penny! Cash-strapped Black Country councils miss out on £300m Government grant « Express & StarCommunities secretary Greg Clark has announced a £150m support scheme for counc
Not a penny! Cash-strapped Black Country councils miss out on £300m Government grant « Express & Star
Express and Star / Posted 3 days ago
Communities secretary Greg Clark has announced a £150m support scheme for councils in each of the next two years in response to concerns over changes to funding calculations. But none of the four local authorities in the Black Country will receive... Read more
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The Globe and Mail
Alberta auditor criticizes work on disaster recovery after 2013 floodsAlberta’s Auditor-General is taking the province to task for overhauling its di
Alberta auditor criticizes work on disaster recovery after 2013 floods
The Globe and Mail / Posted 3 days ago
Alberta’s Auditor-General is taking the province to task for overhauling its disaster-recovery program while still handling the biggest natural disaster in its history. Merwan Saher, in a report issued on Wednesday, says the government put too great... Read more
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Okotoks Western Wheel
Trudeau wrong on electoral reformSir Winston Churchill once said, �Democracy is the worst form of government exc
Trudeau wrong on electoral reform
Okotoks Western Wheel / Posted 3 days ago
Sir Winston Churchill once said, �Democracy is the worst form of government except for all of the others.� He was so correct, and it is something that we must continue, so it seems, to have to fight to preserve, right here in our own country. Every... Read more
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birminghammail
Fury as Government hands £300m to Tory councils while Birmingham gets nothingWest Midlands politicians have reacted with fury as it emerged a £300 million f
Fury as Government hands £300m to Tory councils while Birmingham gets nothing
birminghammail / Posted 3 days ago
West Midlands politicians have reacted with fury as it emerged a £300 million fund to help struggling councils is going to Conservative heartland shire counties and London. This week the Government confirmed dramatic cuts to Birmingham funding which... Read more
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North Devon Gazette & Advertiser
Cash strapped North Devon Council welcomes rural funding boostNew North Devon Council has welcomed news of extra rural funding from central
Cash strapped North Devon Council welcomes rural funding boost
North Devon Gazette & Advertiser / Posted 3 days ago
New North Devon Council has welcomed news of extra rural funding from central government. Local councils are set to receive more central government support to help ease the effects of... Read more
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Yorkshire evening post
‘Let us decide on fracking plans’WAKEFIELD’S COUNCIL leader has defended the right of local authorities to decid
‘Let us decide on fracking plans’
Yorkshire evening post / Posted 3 days ago
WAKEFIELD’S COUNCIL leader has defended the right of local authorities to decide fracking applications in their areas. Coun Peter Box argued that Government ministers would create a “democratic deficit” if they step in to take planning decisions... Read more
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Wakefield Today
Council leader on fracking decision rightsWakefield Council leader Peter Box has defended the right of local authorities
Council leader on fracking decision rights
Wakefield Today / Posted 3 days ago
Wakefield Council leader Peter Box has defended the right of local authorities to decide fracking applications in their areas. Coun Box argued that government ministers would create a “democratic deficit” if they step in to take planning decisions... Read more
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West Cumberland Times & Star
County chiefs meet with ministers over flood fundingCouncil chiefs have met with Government ministers to talk about the cash Cumbri
County chiefs meet with ministers over flood funding
West Cumberland Times & Star / Posted 3 days ago
Council chiefs have met with Government ministers to talk about the cash Cumbria will need after the December floods. Stewart Young, county council leader, James Airey, leader of the opposition and council chief executive Diane Wood, met Greg Clark,... Read more
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Isle of Wight County Press
Minister's pledge to review Isle of Wight financesSecretary of State for Communities and Local Government Greg Clark will visit t
Minister's pledge to review Isle of Wight finances
Isle of Wight County Press / Posted 3 days ago
Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government Greg Clark will visit the Isle of Wight. A GOVERNMENT minister has pledged to review funding for the Isle of Wight Council, it has been announced today (Wednesday). In a statement issued by... Read more
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Derbyshire Times
Perkins slams Government over financial boost for Tory authorities, as cash-strapped Chesterfield misses outMP Toby Perkins has accused the Government of a stitch-up after the Chancellor
Perkins slams Government over financial boost for Tory authorities, as cash-strapped Chesterfield misses out
Derbyshire Times / Posted 4 days ago
MP Toby Perkins has accused the Government of a stitch-up after the Chancellor today (February 10) handed hundreds of millions of pounds to the wealthiest Tory councils whilst offering nothing to Chesterfield. Chesterfield Borough Council has... Read more
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North-West Evening Mail
Cumbria council chiefs in flood recovery talks with ministersCUMBRIA County Council has held flood recovery meetings with ministers. The le
Cumbria council chiefs in flood recovery talks with ministers
North-West Evening Mail / Posted 4 days ago
CUMBRIA County Council has held flood recovery meetings with ministers. The leader of Cumbria County Council, Councillor Stewart Young, leader of the opposition James Airey and council chief executive Diane Wood held meetings with ministers in... Read more
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West Moreland Gazette
Councillors hold constructive talks with ministers over flood fundingLEADERS of Cumbria County Council yesterday held constructive talks with minist
Councillors hold constructive talks with ministers over flood funding
West Moreland Gazette / Posted 4 days ago
LEADERS of Cumbria County Council yesterday held constructive talks with ministers in London over the funding needed to repair damage caused by December's floods. CCC leader Cllr Stewart Young and Cllr James Airey, Leader of the opposition along... Read more
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Kingston Guardian
Kingston council tax rise slashed as Government backs down over funding cutsKingston Council has scrapped an almost 4 per cent rise in council tax after lo
Kingston council tax rise slashed as Government backs down over funding cuts
Kingston Guardian / Posted 4 days ago
Kingston Council has scrapped an almost 4 per cent rise in council tax after lobbying from councils - including Kingston - caused a Government backtrack on funding cuts. A 3.99 per cent council tax rise, which Kingston Council announced in January,... Read more
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Surrey Advertiser
Council tax in Surrey set to rise 3.9% this yearCouncil tax will rise by 3.9% as Surrey faces a "serious" situation following g
Council tax in Surrey set to rise 3.9% this year
Surrey Advertiser / Posted 4 days ago
Council tax will rise by 3.9% as Surrey faces a "serious" situation following government cuts. Despite attempts to keep hold of £20m, the leader of the Conservative -led council said it was "a good day for Surrey" after communities secretary Greg... Read more
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Norwich Evening News 24
Minister steps in to urge leaders not to miss wider East Anglia devolution opportunity George Freeman looking relaxed before casting his vote at Litcham Jubilee Hal
Minister steps in to urge leaders not to miss wider East Anglia devolution opportunity
Norwich Evening News 24 / Posted 4 days ago
George Freeman looking relaxed before casting his vote at Litcham Jubilee Hall. Picture: Ian Burt The opportunity for a joined-up East Anglia must not be lost, a... Read more
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Reading Evening Post
West Berkshire village libraries could all be axedIt is unclear whether existing plans to merge Burghfield Common with Mortimer l
West Berkshire village libraries could all be axed
Reading Evening Post / Posted 4 days ago
It is unclear whether existing plans to merge Burghfield Common with Mortimer library would be preserved or if both would close in the new round of cost-cutting. Councillor Hilary Cole, West Berks’s executive member for community culture and leisure... Read more
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thebee
£5 million to repair Lancashire's flood damaged roadsLancashire County Council has announced a £5 million programme to repair transp
£5 million to repair Lancashire's flood damaged roads
thebee / Posted 4 days ago
Lancashire County Council has announced a £5 million programme to repair transport infrastructure damaged in the December floods, funded by the Department for Transport. The December floods were unprecedented in their widespread impact across the... Read more
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Shropshire Star
MP Lucy Allan vows to fight for 'fair' funding deal for Telford & Wrekin Council « Shropshire StarMs Allan said she will ask Greg Clark MP, Secretary of State for Communities an
MP Lucy Allan vows to fight for 'fair' funding deal for Telford & Wrekin Council « Shropshire Star
Shropshire Star / Posted 4 days ago
Ms Allan said she will ask Greg Clark MP, Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, to meet the council to ensure it receives the right funding from central Government. The council has claimed it will lose the equivalent of £11... Read more
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chroniclelive
North East authorities snubbed by government's £300m council fundA County Durham MP has accused the government of targeting Conservative countie
North East authorities snubbed by government's £300m council fund
chroniclelive / Posted 4 days ago
A County Durham MP has accused the government of targeting Conservative counties as it emerged North East authorities have missed out on a share of a £300m fund. Local Government Secretary Greg Clark has announced plans to distribute £150m this year... Read more
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Daily Mirror
Activists went under the cover of darkness to bring fracking to MPs' doorGreen activists have "brought fracking to the heart of democracy" by turning Pa
Activists went under the cover of darkness to bring fracking to MPs' door
Daily Mirror / Posted 4 days ago
Green activists have "brought fracking to the heart of democracy" by turning Parliament into a giant fracking site. Greenpeace campaigners went under cover of darkness at 6.30am to build the life-sized, flame-belching contraption outside the Palace... Read more
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Northern Echo
Government criticised for finding "magic money" for southern councils while Darlington gets even less cashThe new figure should not mean additional cuts, however Darlington Borough Coun
Government criticised for finding "magic money" for southern councils while Darlington gets even less cash
Northern Echo / Posted 5 days ago
The new figure should not mean additional cuts, however Darlington Borough Council leader Bill Dixon hit out at ministers for finding "magic money" for councils in the south of the country. He said: “On Tuesday the government suddenly found £150... Read more
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International Business Times
Greenpeace sets up 'fracking' operation outside Parliament, complete with noise pollution and smoke Environmental group Greenpeace has taken the fracking fight to Parliament – ere
Greenpeace sets up 'fracking' operation outside Parliament, complete with noise pollution and smoke
International Business Times / Posted 5 days ago
Environmental group Greenpeace has taken the fracking fight to Parliament – erecting a lifelike rig complete with flames and sound effects outside the Palace of Westminster. The group's protest comes as the independent Planning Inspectorate begins... Read more
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heraldscotland
Poll: 62 of Brits think fracking decisions should be made by local councilsA public inquiry is being held after Lancashire County Council turned down shal
Poll: 62 of Brits think fracking decisions should be made by local councils
heraldscotland / Posted 5 days ago
A public inquiry is being held after Lancashire County Council turned down shale gas company Cuadrilla's planning application for exploratory drilling and fracking for shale gas at two sites in Roseacre and Little Plumpton, in... Read more
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Shropshire Star
Shropshire Council leader: Extra Government funding doesn't go far enough « Shropshire StarCouncillor Malcolm Pate, said that a pledge form Greg Clark, Secretary of State
Shropshire Council leader: Extra Government funding doesn't go far enough « Shropshire Star
Shropshire Star / Posted 5 days ago
Councillor Malcolm Pate, said that a pledge form Greg Clark, Secretary of State for the Department for Communities and Local Government, to provide an extra £8.5 million for Shropshire over four years appears to fall short of what the council... Read more
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chroniclelive
Newcastle City Council chief elected to represent local government in WestminsterA North East council boss has vowed to battle the Government over local council
Newcastle City Council chief elected to represent local government in Westminster
chroniclelive / Posted 5 days ago
A North East council boss has vowed to battle the Government over local council cuts. In his role councillor Forbes will represent over 6,000 labour councillors and 371 labour groups in Westminster to the Government and the labour front bench. He... Read more
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Daily Mirror
Keeping mum on the scale of the Tory cutsNowhere have the Tory cuts been felt more deeply than in local government. Cut
Keeping mum on the scale of the Tory cuts
Daily Mirror / Posted 5 days ago
Nowhere have the Tory cuts been felt more deeply than in local government. Cutting council budgets was not just an easy target for George Osborne, it was also politically convenient as councillors would take the flak from voters, not central... Read more
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Norwich Evening News 24
Government announces extra £4.6m to ease council cuts in Norfolk Local government Secretary Greg Clark A funding boost of £4.6m has been anno
Government announces extra £4.6m to ease council cuts in Norfolk
Norwich Evening News 24 / Posted 5 days ago
Local government Secretary Greg Clark A funding boost of £4.6m has been announced for Norfolk next year to ease the transition towards more local funding, the communities secretary... Read more
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chroniclelive
North East councils to suffer funding cuts as Government sends cash southNorth East councils were preparing to implement cuts to services after the Gove
North East councils to suffer funding cuts as Government sends cash south
chroniclelive / Posted 5 days ago
North East councils were preparing to implement cuts to services after the Government confirmed it was pressing ahead with a dramatic reduction in funding. To add insult to injury, ministers announced that councils would receive £150 million a year... Read more
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EDP24 - Eastern Daily Press
Government announces extra £4.6m to ease council cuts in Norfolk Local government Secretary Greg Clark A funding boost of £4.6m has been anno
Government announces extra £4.6m to ease council cuts in Norfolk
EDP24 - Eastern Daily Press / Posted 5 days ago
Local government Secretary Greg Clark A funding boost of £4.6m has been announced for Norfolk next year to ease the transition towards more local funding, the communities secretary... Read more
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birminghammail
No more #Brumcuts: Birmingham faces large council tax increase as cuts go aheadBirmingham taxpayers face an inflation-busting hike in council tax bills - at t
No more #Brumcuts: Birmingham faces large council tax increase as cuts go ahead
birminghammail / Posted 5 days ago
Birmingham taxpayers face an inflation-busting hike in council tax bills - at the same time as services are slashed. City MPs warned taxes will rise as the Government confirmed dramatic cuts to Birmingham funding which will force the city to make... Read more
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Herts Advertiser
Fresh fight begins to urge county to reject Herts incinerator scheme Artist's impression of the incinerator at New Barnfield Campaigners are agai
Fresh fight begins to urge county to reject Herts incinerator scheme
Herts Advertiser / Posted 6 days ago
Artist's impression of the incinerator at New Barnfield Campaigners are again urging the county council to reject a proposed large incinerator, months after they successfully... Read more
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express
Tory MPs revolt over increase to middle-class taxes COUNTY councils facing drastic cuts under new funding plans are to be offered
Tory MPs revolt over increase to middle-class taxes
express / Posted 7 days ago
COUNTY councils facing drastic cuts under new funding plans are to be offered more money as the Conservatives attempt to stave off a rebellion from their own MPs. The Conservatives are attempting... Read more
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Canberra Times
Sydney Sevens: Thunderbolts set for a quarter-final against EnglandAustralia have gone unbeaten on day one of the inaugural Sydney Sevens after a
Sydney Sevens: Thunderbolts set for a quarter-final against England
Canberra Times / Posted 8 days ago
Australia have gone unbeaten on day one of the inaugural Sydney Sevens after a pulsating 17-17 draw with their tran-Tasman rivals New Zealand, with the Thunderbolts set for a quarter-final against England on Sunday. Australia went into the last game... Read more
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FOXSPORTS.com.au
‘It wasn’t pretty', says Greg Clark after son scores try in Sydney SevensGREG Clark — the voice of Australian Rugby — called his son’s hat-trick of trie
‘It wasn’t pretty', says Greg Clark after son scores try in Sydney Sevens
FOXSPORTS.com.au / Posted 8 days ago
GREG Clark — the voice of Australian Rugby — called his son’s hat-trick of tries against Portugal on the opening day of the Sydney Sevens and it was priceless. After scoring an early try, Cameron Clark scored a second on the stroke of halftime and,... Read more
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