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Ilkeston enjoys Great Get Together in tribute to MP

Ilkeston residents joined with communities up and down the country for the Great Get Together, inspired by the memory of murdered MP Jo Cox.

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Chan Kataria, chief executive of housing provider EMH Group, has been awarded an OBE by the Queen.

Chief executive of regional housing group awarded OBE

The chief executive of a top regional housing providers has been awarded an OBE in the Queen’s birthday honours for his services to the industry.

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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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Animal rights activists protest Awsworth circus show

Animal rights activists protest Awsworth circus show

Animal rights activists were out in force in Awsworth last week as they sought to call public attention to the practices of a controversial circus.

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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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Erewash Partnership chief executive Ian Viles.

Erewash Partnership offer free business startup support

A new programme has been launched to help aspiring entrepreneurs in Erewash get their ideas off the ground with access to free support.

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General Election 2017: Ilkeston’s re-elected Conservative MP bids for better HS2 deal for Erewash

General Election 2017: Ilkeston’s re-elected Conservative MP bids for better HS2 deal for Erewash

Ilkeston’s re-elected Conservative MP Maggie Throup says social care and better compensation for those affected by HS2 are her top priorities after her victory in the Erewash constituency.

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East Midlands Chamber : 2015 East Midlands International Trade Expo & Conference (E-ITEC) : Photograph by �Lionel Heap 07977 597674.

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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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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Is there a link between foreign policy and terrorism? British intelligence thinks so

Is there a link between foreign policy and terrorism? British intelligence thinks so

What causes terrorism? The combination of the horrendous terrorist attack in Manchester [and now, the attacks on London Bridge] and a British general election inevitably meant that this question would dominate political and media discourses. And so it has. Particular attention has, once again, been drawn to the role of western foreign policy, including that of the UK, as a driver of extremist violence.

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The General Election will take place on Thursday, June 8.

GENERAL ELECTION POLL: Who will you be voting for?

This time next week we’ll know who has won the General Election.

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The candidates standing in the Erewash constituency at next weeks general election. Clockwise, from top left: Ralph Hierons, Maggie Throup, Catherine Atkinson, Martin Garnett. Not pictured: Roy Dunn.The candidates standing in the Erewash constituency at next weeks general election. Clockwise, from top left: Ralph Hierons, Maggie Throup, Catherine Atkinson, Martin Garnett. Not pictured: Roy Dunn.

GENERAL ELECTION 2017: Meet the Erewash candidates vying for your vote

With the General Election now just one week away, the race is looking tighter than anyone could have predicted at the start.

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