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Councillor's promotion after making racist remarks 'damages' council's reputation

Councillor's promotion after making racist remarks 'damages' council's reputation

Councillor's promotion after making racist remarks 'damages' council's reputation

31 July 2020

Despite being suspended from the national Conservative Party over the remarks, Steve Vickers was made the chairman of the Health and Wellbeing Board.


Nottinghamshire local lockdown plan debated should an outbreak arise

Nottinghamshire local lockdown plan debated should an outbreak arise

Nottinghamshire local lockdown plan debated should an outbreak arise

29 July 2020

The power to handle smaller lockdowns has been given to councils like the city and county councils, should they be necessary.


Local approval important for super council proposal

Local approval important for super council proposal

Local approval important for super council proposal

21 July 2020

Local government minister Robert Jenrick said councils should embrace reform, but changes should not be imposed where they are not wanted.


Led up the garden path by prospect of whole new village that could effectively join two communities

Led up the garden path by prospect of whole new village that could effectively join two communities

Led up the garden path by prospect of whole new village that could effectively join two communities

20 July 2020

A suggestion a garden village of up to 5,000 homes in the open countryside has angered two villages.

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10% council tax rise: The solution to the county's funding shortfall?

10% council tax rise: The solution to the county's funding shortfall?

10% council tax rise: The solution to the county's funding shortfall?

17 July 2020

Councils would have to increase council tax by 10% to keep libraries, school transport and youth clubs open following the costs of covid-19.

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Restaurants, bars and cages can now register for government's discount meals drive

Restaurants, bars and cages can now register for government's discount meals drive

Restaurants, bars and cages can now register for government's discount meals drive

13 July 2020

The scheme is aimed at getting customers dining out again.

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Labour call for investigation into MP's conduct

Labour call for investigation into MP's conduct

Labour call for investigation into MP's conduct

27 June 2020

Labour has demanded an investigation into whether Newark MP Robert Jenrick broke the code of conduct for MPs over his role in a planning controversy.


Newark MP has the backing of Prime Minister

Newark MP has the backing of Prime Minister

Newark MP has the backing of Prime Minister

26 June 2020

The Prime Minister has thrown his backing behind Newark MP.

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Government papers released over Newark MP's planning controversy

Government papers released over Newark MP's planning controversy

Government papers released over Newark MP's planning controversy

25 June 2020

Papers show Newark MP Robert Jenrick was ‘insistent’ a controversial £1bn development should be approved before new infrastructure charges came in.


Black Lives Matter statement adopted by district's Labour Group

Black Lives Matter statement adopted by district's Labour Group

Black Lives Matter statement adopted by district's Labour Group

23 June 2020

Leader Paul Peacock said the Labour Group needed to reaffirm its commitment to the fight against any form of discrimination and prejudice.

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No overall political control at town council following 'breakdown' of trust

No overall political control at town council following 'breakdown' of trust

No overall political control at town council following 'breakdown' of trust

18 June 2020

Labour, independents and the Green Party had formed an alliance to govern the town with the Conservatives in opposition.

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Mayor survives motion of no-confidence after moving the vote to confidential matters

Mayor survives motion of no-confidence after moving the vote to confidential matters

Mayor survives motion of no-confidence after moving the vote to confidential matters

17 June 2020

Mayor John Stockwood took the vote into confidential items on the agenda, so the watching public did not see the debate.


Robert Jenrick defends controversial 1,500-home scheme decision as he is questioned by MPs

Robert Jenrick defends controversial 1,500-home scheme decision as he is questioned by MPs

Robert Jenrick defends controversial 1,500-home scheme decision as he is questioned by MPs

16 June 2020

Newark MP Robert Jenrick was questioned in Parliament on Monday of his decision to grant permission to a Conservative donor's east London application.

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Threshold for criminal investigation into Tower Hamlets planning approval not met, say the Met

Threshold for criminal investigation into Tower Hamlets planning approval not met, say the Met

Threshold for criminal investigation into Tower Hamlets planning approval not met, say the Met

11 June 2020

All parties informed of decision on no further police action at this time.


Calls to rename university building dedicated to William Gladstone due to slavery views

Calls to rename university building dedicated to William Gladstone due to slavery views

Calls to rename university building dedicated to William Gladstone due to slavery views

10 June 2020

Calls have been made to rename a university building dedicated to William Gladstone — a former Newark MP — due to his views on slavery.


Robert Jenrick asked by Labour Group leader to commit 'proper' support to local councils

Robert Jenrick asked by Labour Group leader to commit 'proper' support to local councils

Robert Jenrick asked by Labour Group leader to commit 'proper' support to local councils

06 June 2020

Paul Peacock said one of his biggest worries was the commitment to local councils, something he said stemmed from yearly government cuts.


Labour leader demands answers over Newark MP's £1bn development approval

Labour leader demands answers over Newark MP's £1bn development approval

Labour leader demands answers over Newark MP's £1bn development approval

05 June 2020

Labour Party leader Sir Keir Starmer has said there were serious questions over a Tower Hamlets development approved by Newark MP Robert Jenrick.


Met Police assess controversial £1bn planning decision by Robert Jenrick

Met Police assess controversial £1bn planning decision by Robert Jenrick

Met Police assess controversial £1bn planning decision by Robert Jenrick

03 June 2020

Officers from the force's Special Enquiry Team are assessing the details of an allegation made last week, a police spokesman confirmed.


Newark MP defends controversial planning decision

Newark MP defends controversial planning decision

Newark MP defends controversial planning decision

31 May 2020

Robert Jenrick was asked about his approval of the Tower Hamlets development at the daily national coronavirus briefing.

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Newark MP denies bias in granting of planning application

Newark MP denies bias in granting of planning application

Newark MP denies bias in granting of planning application

28 May 2020

Housing Secretary Robert Jenrick has denied bias in the approval of a £1bn London housing development.


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