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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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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,...

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...

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,...

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...

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...

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...

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...

County council under fire over plans to scrap mental health support scheme for new mums

A row has broken out over a controversial decision to scrap a mental health scheme which helps pregnant women and new mothers.The Conservative-led Nottinghamshire...

Cross-party call on Government to publish social care plan

Politicians from all parties have called on the Government to do more to provide a long-term plan for adult social care in Nottinghamshire.The issue...

Political row over Arnold flooding continues

Severe flooding which saw torrents of water flooding down streets and caused more than 40 properties to be badly damaged has again been the...

Council bosses respond to £1.5 billion social care boost

Social care bosses in Notts have reacted to news that an additional £1.5 billion is set to be made available to councils to help...

Council says Government funding cuts are hurting local people in letter to Chancellor

The Chancellor of the Exchequer has been urged by Nottingham City Council to restore the funding sources that previous Chancellors have taken away from...

Council approves new school for Edwalton

At the Planning Committee held today at Nottinghamshire County Council, members agreed to grant permission for the new Primary School and Nursery at Sharphill.The...

Pay rise for Nottinghamshire foster carers in council’s recruitment drive

Plans aimed at attracting new foster carers and retaining current carers have been approved at Children and Young People’s Committee today (Monday, 15 July).The...

Call for independent review into controversial gravel pit

A controversial plan which includes a new gravel mine in Barton-in-Fabis has taken a step forward.But calls are already being made for elements of...

Travellers bring ‘cloud of fear’ to Nottingham, says councillor

A Conservative councillor has likened a group of travellers heading to a planned horsefair as a ‘biblical plague’.From July 25, travellers will head to...

Mansfield residents asked where new traveller sites should go

A project to provide more regulated places for travellers to stop in Mansfield will see four new camps set aside, it has been revealed.A...

City Council pledges to become free of single-use plastic by 2023

Nottingham City Council is pledging to stop using single-use plastic over the next four years as part of its new Council Plan.Action includes looking...

City Council motion stands up for Nottingham’s private renters

Cllr Linda Woodings, Portfolio Holder for Housing, Planning and Heritage took a motion to July’s Full Council to highlight the insecurity many Nottingham renters...

Nottingham City Council to buy more homes to meet housing need

Nottingham City Council has approved plans to buy back more than 250 former council houses.The four-year scheme, which was approved at the Council’s Executive...

Sports facilities get share of £600,000 Council funding

Improvements to local sport clubs, new play areas and better access for people with disabilities are among the many projects set to benefit in...

Council to lobby Government about growing funding pressures

A new Council finance report reveals that Nottinghamshire County Council is spending an additional £7.5 million this year to meet a sharp rise in...

County Council £7.5m over child social care budget

The rising number of children being taken into care and fostering has left the county council £7.5m over its child social care budget.The Conservative-led...

£1.6m bonus for council from sale of land for cinema complex

Broxtowe Borough Council received significantly more than they expected for selling a plot of land.A multi-million pound development known as Beeston Square Phase Two...

Most disabled people in Notts out-of-pocket as care costs increase

Vulnerable people in Nottinghamshire are still considerably out of pocket, months after a controversial change to the way benefits are charged came into effect....

Council adds £220,000 to salary bill over four years

The party in charge of Ashfield District Council has been accused of creating new paid jobs for its councillors after a controversial decision was...

Nottingham City Council statement supporting Relationships and Sex Education (RSE) in schools

Nottingham City Council has released this statement saying that it supports Relationships and Sex Education (RSE) in schools.Below is the city council statement in...

City council launches consultation on increase in Adult Social Care charges

Nottingham City Council is proposing to increase charges for adult social care services – and is asking for feedback on its plans.The City Council,...

Coalition control Broxtowe after Lib Dems gain two seats from Conservatives

The rainbow coalition has kept control of Broxtowe Borough Council after the Liberal Democrats won both seats in a crucial by-election.Had the Conservatives held...