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Erewash Borough Council opts out of unified authority

Erewash could be isolated by a council decision to stay out of a combined authority – a move which could mean “throwing away millions in investment”.

Prime Minister David Cameron (left) and Chancellor George Osborne (right) address workers at the Bombardier Transportation site in Derby, where Mr Osborne announced �5.2 billion investment in road and rail projects in the Midlands as part of a plan he said could create 300,000 new jobs in the region by 2020. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Thursday February 12, 2015. Improvements could include the electrification of rail lines linking Birmingham to Bristol and Derby, as well as the widening of sections of the M1 and M5 motorways. See PA story POLITICS Midlands. Photo credit should read: Joe Giddens/PA Wire

VIDEO: 30,000 new jobs promised for East Midlands video

The Conservatives have today promised to create 30,000 extra jobs in the East Midlands over the next five years if they win the General Election.

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Protestors waiting for Ukip leader in Rotherham

BREAKING: Protestors force Ukip’s Nigel Farage to abandon Rotherham public appearance

Ukip leader Nigel Farage has abandoned a public appearance in scandal-hit Rotherham because of crowds of protesters outside his party’s office.

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Rotherham child sex abuse scandal - everything you need to know

EXPOSED: Rotherham child sex abuse scandal - everything you need to know

Rotherham’s child sex abuse scandal has shocked the nation - here we feature a timeline of headlines and links to bring you all the background, for everything you need to know.

County Hall, Matlock, where the plans were passed.

POLL: Cash-strapped Derbyshire families are hit with council tax hike

Residents across Derbyshire are to pay more in council tax to rake in an extra £5million.

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