Monthly Archives: May 2009

Beast Of Bolsover Sees Off Expenses Probe

Published in the Observer Sunday 31st May ‘Dennis Skinner, the 77-year-old Labour MP, told how he got a fateful call from the Sunday Telegraph yesterday asking questions about his parliamentary expenses. “I explained to them I had the lowest expenses … Continue reading

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Cyclist In Accident On Hancock’s Hill

A cyclist was knocked off his bike around 10am this morning at the bottom of Hancock’s Hill. The police were called and left directing traffic while the incident was sorted out.

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Populus Poll Puts Labour Behind UKIP

According to a Populus poll for The Times, the Tories are on 30%, Labour 16%, the Liberal Democrats are on 12%. UKIP surge to 19%, Greens are on 10%, and the BNP 5%. Given that European Parliament seats are based on … Continue reading

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‘Where’s The Street Wise Hercules To Fight The Rising Odds?’

Received in the Inbox: Thurs 28 May 11.06 ‘Does anyone know what has happened to Cllr Murray-Carr? I find it hard to believe that there is a better person at Bolsover to be in charge of community safety. It’s rather … Continue reading

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Out With the Nepotistic Career Politicians

Next Thursday we will be voting for our County Council representative. The sitting Labour candidate is Cllr Anne Western. She used public money to get the potholes filled in on a private road where an officer of the Barlborough Labour Party … Continue reading

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Not A Penny For Mortgage Payments, But £5,669 For A Car

While Natascha Engel MP for NE Derbyshire has published all of her expense claims, our MP Dennis Skinner is refusing to release his saying they will be in the public domain soon enough. While he states that he hasn’t claimed … Continue reading

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The Cream Always Rises To The Top…

In December 2008, Cllr Murray-Carr was looking forward to continuing in his role as Community Safety Chief. In May 2009 during Cllr Eion Watts’s reshuffle he has been removed. We are still waiting to see who has replaced him. Cllr … Continue reading

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Has Your Postal Vote Arrived For The 4th June Elections?

If your postal voting papers have not arrived by Wednesday 27th May please call Bolsover District Council on 01246 242435, 01246 242529 for help.

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Fly Posting – Wasting Time, Effort and Money When It Should Just Be Removed…

Bolsover could take a leaf out of Sheffield City Council’s book and remove fly posting on regular street cleaning visits. In contrast to Sheffield (and other authorities), Bolsover waste time, effort and money trying to track down the owners of … Continue reading

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Hare Coursing In Barlborough

‘Police traps set to stop hare coursing Published Derbyshire Times POLICE are undertaking night-time operations to snare people taking part in an illegal blood sport in the north Derbyshire countryside. Incidents of hare coursing are becoming more frequent in the … Continue reading

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