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Newark MP accused of ‘cash for favours’ over unlawful £1billion property deal

The MP for Newark has faced renewed criticism over his involvement in a £1billion property deal which was 'unlawful'.The Conservative Newark MP is also the Secretary of State for Housing, and admitted in the High...

‘Serious questions need answers’ Starmer on Newark MP’s ‘unlawful’ £1bn property deal

The leader of the Labour Party has said there are ‘serious questions’ about the handling of a £1 billion property deal involving Newark MP Robert Jenrick, after he admitted acting ‘unlawfully’.Mr Jenrick, who is also...

Sir Keir Starmer: ‘Labour ‘must listen’ to regain trust in places like Notts’

The new leader of the Labour Party has told voters in Notts that the party has to listen to their concerns and understand what went wrong at the last election before it can move forward.Sir...

Senior Ashfield councillor removed from Ashfield Independents

A senior figure at Ashfield District Council has been removed from the ruling Ashfield Independents.Councillor Dave Hennigan was the Ashfield Independent councillor for the Central and New Cross ward, after being elected in 2019.He was...

Notts Labour councillor quits and moves to Tories

A former Labour councillor will now be joining the Conservative administration at Nottinghamshire County Council.Councillor John Knight represents Kirkby North on Nottinghamshire County Council.He was first elected for Labour in 2005, and stood successfully for...

Nottinghamshire ‘Super Council’ returns to the political agenda

Now is the time to look at scrapping district and borough councils and replacing them with one council for the whole of Notts, according to the leader of Nottinghamshire County Council.With councils under significant financial...

Nadia Whittome MP to host Nottingham East online student Q&A session

On Wednesday 20th May Nadia will host an online panel event for students across Nottingham East to discuss how they have been impacted by the outbreak of COVID-19.The panel will include representatives from the...

Ruth Edwards MP launches Rushcliffe transport improvement survey – have your say here

Rushcliffe MP Ruth Edwards has launched 'Keep Rushcliffe Moving' to find out views about local transport needs, you can take part and have your say.Ruth said:'As the lockdown continues, I want to make sure...

Rushcliffe MP meets with local businesses to discuss Covid-19 support

Rushcliffe MP Ruth Edwards joined Rushcliffe Borough Council leader Simon Robinson and Cllr Andy Edyvean on a virtual conference call organised by the Federation of Small Businesses. The call, held on Friday afternoon, was an...

Coronavirus: How our Nottinghamshire MPs are working during the crisis

With so many people’s lives changed almost beyond recognition by the coronavirus crisis, the MPs we elected have had to make significant adjustments too.Like other MPs across Nottinghamshire, Ruth Edwards has been dealing with...

Rushcliffe MP Ruth Edwards’ monthly column – March 2020

MP for Rushcliffe, Ruth Edwards writes about flooding, the A52 Clifton Bridge and East Leake health centre among other things this month.It’s certainly been an incredibly busy and exciting last few months here in Rushcliffe,...

Budget 2020: Budget levels up opportunities for people in the East Midlands

Ambitious plans to power up the East Midlands with new investment in vital transport links, affordable housing and public services, were announced at today’s Budget.Chancellor of the Exchequer, Rishi Sunak, set out his plans to...

‘Budget to ‘get things done’ for families across the East Midlands’ says Tom Randall MP

How today's budget could affect the East Midlands, with comment from Tom Randall MP.The plans outlined by Chancellor of the Exchequer, Rishi Sunak, will get things done and provide security for now while laying...

Budget 2020: £30bn Coronavirus package – see full transcript of Chancellor’s announcements.

Here is the transcript from today's Budget from Chancellor Rishi Sunak.Budget 2020 “Madam Deputy Speaker,I want to get straight to the issue most on everyone’s mind– coronavirus COVID19.I know how worried people are.Worried about their health,...

Rushcliffe Labour Group react to council tax increase in the borough

Rushcliffe Labour Group react to last week's Rushcliffe Borough Council meeting last week.Last week the Conservative led Rushcliffe Borough Council met to set their budget and further increase council tax.Labour Group Leader, Cllr Ben Gray...

Council tax to rise by maximum 3.99% in Nottinghamshire

Councillors have agreed to raise council tax by the maximum 3.99 per cent while putting more into reserves.It means people in Band A properties will pay an extra £39.26 a year to the council, while...

Ruth Edwards MP appointed as PPS to Scottish Secretary Alister Jack

Rushcliffe MP Ruth Edwards has been appointed as Parliamentary Private Secretary (PPS) to Scottish Secretary Alister Jack.The unpaid promotion means Ruth will become the ‘eyes and ears’ of the minister in Parliament and liaise with...

Rushcliffe MP Ruth Edwards pushes for new £12m East Leake health centre

Rushcliffe MP Ruth Edwards has submitted proposals to ministers over funding a new £12 million health care centre and community hub at East Leake.The plan is to replace the current not-fit-for-purpose healthcare facility with modern...

County council to spend £28 million upgrading its offices

Nottinghamshire County Council is poised to approve a plan to spend £28 million upgrading buildings it owns and building new ones.Under the plans, a new building will go up next to County Hall with office...

Rushcliffe MP Ruth Edwards gives her maiden parliamentary speech

Rushcliffe MP Ruth Edwards has given her maiden parliamentary speech and said she hopes her predecessor Ken Clarke will become a peer and enter the House of Lords.Paying tribute to the veteran politician, Ruth said:...

City council wins contract to supply catering to four new schools in Derby

Nottingham City Council’s school catering service has beaten leading private sector operators to win a tender for four new school catering contracts in Derby, bucking the national trend for school meal provision.The council...

Nottinghamshire council tax up 3.99% from April 2020

Households in Nottinghamshire will see their bills to go up again from April after the county council announced council tax would rise by 3.99 per cent – the maximum allowed.Of that, two percent will be...

£50million for roads and £30million on schools in county council budget proposals – council tax increases planned

Nottinghamshire County Council says that it is continuing with its ambitious programme of investment, despite the financial pressures of recent years caused by the ever-increasing demand for children’s and adult social care services.The Council’s Finance...

Three children’s centres in Nottinghamshire will close down

Centres which aim to give at-risk and deprived families in Notts a better start in life are set to be scrapped by the county council, it has emerged today.Three Children’s Centres in Ashfield, Mansfield and...

HS2: Leaked government report says project should continue in full

The controversial high-speed train line from London to the North of England should proceed as planned, according to a leaked Government report.Last year, Prime Minister Boris Johnson put the project on ice while a...

Rushcliffe MP Ruth Edwards’ monthly column

A new monthly column for The Wire written by Ruth Edwards MP.Newly elected MP for Rushcliffe, Ruth Edwards writes about the first few weeks in office and plans for the future.“I have been...

Former MP Vernon Coaker named honorary freeman of Gedling

Gedling’s former Labour MP Vernon Coaker will receive the highest honour the council can bestow.He served as the Member of Parliament from 1997 until 2019, when he was beaten at the most recent election by...

Royal College urges county council to reconsider ‘significant’ cuts to services

One of the UK’s leading speech therapy experts has urged Nottinghamshire County Council not to ‘forget the children’ who receive crucial speech and language therapy services when it makes ‘significant’ cuts this year. Royal College of...

Group set up to scrutinise Nottingham City Council’s owned companies, but no opposition councillors allowed

A new group designed to monitor the 10 companies owned or part-owned by Nottingham City Council has met for the first time today (Tuesday, January 21).However, all members of the committee are Labour councillors.At the...

Communities Secretary in Mansfield on £25 million Towns Fund tour

Communities Secretary Rt Hon Robert  Jenrick  MP visited Mansfield on Friday 17 January   to hear directly from local leaders about their ambitions to transform the town’s economic growth prospects.As part of his England-wide Towns Fund...