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Derbyshire County Council 'needs to cut extra £5m after Tory spending'

Derbyshire County Council must cut an extra £5million because of Tory spending over the last three months, it has been claimed.
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Derbyshire County Council's Matlock headquarters.

EXCLUSIVE: Explosive claims about Derbyshire County Council fiercely denied

Derbyshire County Council's Tory leader has strongly denied claims the authority is 'operating illegally', in 'chaos' and facing 'disaster'.

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Ian Stephenson.

Derbyshire County Council's chief exec leaves job after it is AXED

Derbyshire County Council's chief executive has left his post - after the cash-strapped authority agreed to cut its management team.

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Work to start on disputed £12m Bakewell business park

Work to start on disputed £12m Bakewell business park

The long-awaited £12million redevelopment of a historic Peak District business park is set to start, promising jobs, facilities and a 72-bed hotel.

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High Peak MP Ruth George outside the Cavendish Hospital.

MP COLUMN: Moving hospital care for dementia patients is unacceptable

I attended the meeting at County Hall in Matlock, together with campaigners from High Peak and across North Derbyshire, to see the decision of the Clinical Commissioning Board (CCG) on the future of Spencer and Fenton wards at the Cavendish.

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The leader of Derbyshire County Council, Councillor Berry Lewis.

Derbyshire plans to spend extra cash on roads and public transport under proposed new budget

An extra £6m to improve roads and a £3m boost to public transport are among changes being proposed in a revised budget that Derbyshire County Council is considering.

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Ruth George is the new Labour MP for High Peak

MP COLUMN: Public sector pay cap is morally indefensible

Last week was a week of firsts; I made my ‘Maiden Speech’ in Parliament and I also made my first vote. I supported lifting the one per cent cap on annual pay rises for public sector workers. However, despite Labour’s amendment, the DUP and Conservatives voted to keep the pay cap by 323 to 309.

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VIDEO: Sir Vince Cable urges firms to back £1m Weston Park Cancer Charity 2020 For Business Appeal

Sir Vince Cable took time out of his campaign to become the next Liberal Democrat leader to urge business leaders to back a £1 million appeal boosting world leading cancer services in Sheffield.
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Three Derbyshire constituencies changed hands in last week's general election.

ELECTION 2017: Young and older voters were a potent combination

Three out of 11 constituencies changed hands across Derbyshire last week.

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Staffordshire Moorlands MP Karen Bradley.

Karen Bradley reappointed as culture secretary in Theresa May's cabinet

Staffordshire Moorlands MP Karen Bradley has retained her position as UK culture secretary in Theresa May's cabinet.
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Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn.

POLL: Would you like to see Jeremy Corbyn as Prime Minister?

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn insists he can 'still be Prime Minister' - amid calls for a second General Election.
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Prime Minister Theresa May.

MAY POLL: Should the Prime Minister stand down?

After failing to deliver a Conservative majority in Thursday's General Election, Prime Minister Theresa May is facing calls to resign.
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General Election 2017: Business chief slams ‘yet more uncertainty’ from hung parliament

Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire business leaders says the outcome of the General Election means ‘yet more uncertainty’ for the country.

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What is a hung parliament? What happens next? Who will be PM? - Everything you need to know

What is a hung parliament? What happens next? Who will be PM? - Everything you need to know

Britain has a hung parliament, after Labour’s surge in the polls made it impossible for any party to reach the 326 MPs required to achieve an absolute majority in the House of Commons.

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We'll be bringing you live updates on the General Election

General Election 2017 - Live updates, news and reaction

Voters went to the polls yesterday (Thursday) to select the country's new government.
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ELECTION 2017: To sleep or not to sleep? Everything you need to know about #GE2017 election night

ELECTION 2017: To sleep or not to sleep? Everything you need to know about #GE2017 election night

It’s going to be a long night as the UK goes to the polls for its snap 2017 general election.

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ELECTION 2017: How to get the most out of opinion polls without being led up the garden path

ELECTION 2017: How to get the most out of opinion polls without being led up the garden path

After the polling miss at the 2015 general election, many politicians and journalists loudly declared they would never trust polls again. Two years later, opinion polls have regularly been leading the election news. First they foresaw a Conservative landslide, including a resurgence in Scotland, and more recently they’ve pointed to a shock Labour fightback.

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What are the odds on the election?

What are the odds on the election?

With just hours to go before the polls open we take a look at who the bookies think will be your next MP....

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Election pollsters put their methods to the test – and turnout is the key

Trust in election forecasting is probably as low as it has been since 1948, when political polling suffered possibly its worst ever humiliation. In that year’s US presidential election, the 8-1 underdog Harry Truman defied all predictions to defeat his Republican challenger, Thomas Dewey. “Dewey Defeats Truman” screamed the now-infamous newspaper headline printed before the actual votes were counted.

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COLUMN: People gave their lives for us to be able to vote

COLUMN: People gave their lives for us to be able to vote

Well, here it is, the election no-one expected is upon us and who knows how much our confused and divided country will be changed by June 8?

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