That Old Mine

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"With the company now having submitted an application to the North York Moors Park Authority for permission to continue mining operations for a further 25-years, consultation events are being held throughout this month to explain the proposals to local people.

The current planning permission which has been in place since 1968 expires in 2023.

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The Manifestos

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"Manifestos force parties to come clean about what they promise to do.

Party manifestos have a quasi-constitutional importance. Under the Salisbury Convention of 1911, the House of Lords will not obstruct something included in the general election winning party's manifesto."

The Green Party of England and Wales will launch its election manifesto 'today'... The party is standing in 369 out of 650 seats in the UK."

What is in the Green Party's manifesto?

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General 'Election' 2019

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"A UK Parliamentary General Election is to be held on Thursday 12th December 2019.A UK Parliamentary General Election is to be held on Thursday 12th December 2019. A UK Parliamentary General Election is to be held on Thursday 12th December 2019.

A briefing for candidates will be held, allowing all potential candidates to learn how the election process works and find out what they need to do to stand as a candidate in this election. The date of this briefing will be confirmed very soon.

Statement of Persons Nominated ...  Will be published by 5pm Thursday 14th November"

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Sirius : Stage IV

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"The owners of the Potash mine near Whitby say they are focused and committed to delivering the project.

Sirius Minerals have not been able to get the £400m it needs to fund the next stage.

It has taken the decision to reduce the rate of development in order to save funding to allow more time for alternatives.

Gareth Edmunds, External Affairs Director at Sirius Minerals, said:

"We've been focused since the day we started this project, which is nearly nine years now, on delivering it.

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Hüpfen in Berlin

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"Almost 30 years after the fall of the Berlin Wall, a new poll has exposed the enduring political divisions in Germany. The nationalist Alternative for Germany party (AfD) has surged to first place in the former communist east, with 23 per cent support. But it has failed to make a similar breakthrough in the former west, where it is in fourth place with just 12 per cent.

A Trip to the Moon

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A Pocket Guide to the Moon :-)

""The 20th century is littered with epoch-making events. Many, including two catastrophic world wars and the Russian Revolution, are synonymous with violence and bloodshed.

But this was also a century of unprecedented scientific and technological progress, the crowning achievement of which came in 1969, at the end of that tumultuous decade, when Neil Armstrong took a small step for us all and in doing so left an indelible mark on human history..."

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North Bay Residents Association

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North Bay residents & representatives have been meeting to discuss the ongoing Sands & surrounding developments.  A round table meeting was held at the Town Hall on 25th September 2018 to discuss with Roland' Duce's representatives (Architect, Design & Development) local & business residents,  local Councillors, local residents & business who had concerns.  

From the notes to that meeting:

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Elections Timetable

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Guidelines and restrictions on decision making and publicity during the pre-election period:

"As you will be aware, local borough and parish elections are due to take place on Thursday 2 May so I thought it would be useful to remind you about the guidelines and restrictions on publicity during the pre-election period, known as purdah, which will start on Wednesday 13 March.

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