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The Big Issue

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Scarborough Borough Council is voting to merge Yorkshire Coast Homes with Country Housing Association Ltd:

Details of which can be found on the Borough's website:

https://democracy.scarborough.gov.uk/ieListDocuments.aspx?CId=235&MId=9265

https://democracy.scarborough.gov.uk/documents/s81288/Extract%20minute%2...

The Leader of the Opposition ?

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Britons on the Brink

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"Wearing a T-shirt with the slogan “Fighting for the community” underneath an image of Redcar’s mothballed steelworks, Frankie Wales is preparing to take a training session at the town’s boxing club. Young men are sparring in the rings; others are hitting punchbags. “Nothing gets you fit like boxing,” says one, exhausted from the ring..."

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Northern Powerhouse 'De Valuation'

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The Chair of the Northern Energy Taskforce : "For at least 100 years, the north of England was the powerhouse of the country.

Even as King Coal’s reign came to an end, the north retained a significant slice of the nation’s generating capacity, mainly through wind and nuclear power. But of even greater significance is the north’s legacy of skills in engineering, distribution and manufacturing, a strong research base and unique geographical assets.

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Snap The Dragon

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The Prime Minister has called for a snap General Election for Thursday 8th June :

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-39627175

http://www.parliament.uk/mps-lords-and-offices/mps/current-state-of-the-...

Whilst JC may welcome the snap decision to change rules and to be voted on by Parliament tomorrow, perhaps enshrining his place at the top table for a further seven years as 'opposition' leader ...

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The Shrink Age

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http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-38720320

"...Supreme Court President Lord Neuberger said: "By a majority of eight to three, the Supreme Court today rules that the government cannot trigger Article 50 without an act of Parliament authorising it to do so."

He added: "Withdrawal effects a fundamental change by cutting off the source of EU law, as well as changing legal rights.

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