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Councils in England to get £300m Extra over Next Two Years

Councils across England likely to be hardest hit by cuts to central government funding are to be given an extra £300m over the next two years. Local Government Secretary Greg Clark MP announced the “transitional” cash in a statement to … Continue reading

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High Streets and City Centres to Benefit from Sunday Trading Devolution

High streets and city centres are set to benefit from government plans to devolve Sunday trading laws, Business Secretary Sajid Javid MP has announced today. New powers to devolve Sunday trading laws to local authorities will allow councils to “zone” … Continue reading

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Drivers Using Mobiles Could Face Bigger Fines and More Points

Motorists who use a mobile phone while driving could face tougher penalties if government plans are approved. The government is planning to increase fixed penalty fines from £100 to £150, as well as increasing the number of penalty points drivers … Continue reading

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Police Cautions to be Scrapped in Staffordshire

The Government is planning to scrap the use of police cautions, where those who commit minor offences are given a formal warning, in England and Wales and the new system will be trialled for a year in the Staffordshire, West … Continue reading

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Owners of Dangerous Dogs Face £20,000 Fines

Pet owners face fines of up to £20,000 if they fail to take steps preventing dog attacks, as new laws come into force from Monday. Authorities in England and Wales will be able to demand owners be trained, muzzle dogs … Continue reading

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Anker Valley Housing Development Plans Passed

Up to 535 new homes and a new primary school are to be built in the Anker Valley off Ashby Road, after the council’s planning committee approved an outline application. The application was submitted by developers Bellway Homes for the … Continue reading

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Is There Any Lamb In Your Takeaway Lamb Curry or Lamb Kebab?

Takeaway owners are to face a new testing programme, after a watchdog found nearly a third of lamb takeaways it checked contained a different meat. The Foods Standards Agency (FSA) found that 43 out of 145 samples of lamb takeaways, … Continue reading

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