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HS2 – the £32bn solution?

HIGH SPEED rail is touted as the next revolution in British commuter transport, but will it, in reality, make any difference? Not to Blackpool.

Stoke Council Transparency Not Up to Scratch

CONTRIBUTION BY BILL CAWLEY Last month the Daily Telegraph published a database of local authorities that used credit cards to purchase items over ...

Blackpool MP’s first class expenses cash ‘n’ grab

HE SAID he wouldn't do it, but he has. Gravy train calling in at Warrington Bank Quay, Wigan North Western, Preston, and Blackpool North.

Teachers call to arms: put taxes up to fund our pensions

IT WAS confirmed yesterday that two teaching unions, the Association of Teachers and Lecturers (ATL) and the National Union of Teachers (NUT) have ...

Lib Dems in new probe

Local Lib Dems were showing signs of strain last night as it emerged that further complaints regarding the party election expenses have been made t...

Tensions arising over ‘expensive new works’ to prevent Hampstead Heath flooding

A row is brewing between conservationists and the Heath and Hampstead Society over whether expensive new works are necessary to prevent flooding on...

Stoke-on-Trent City Council - Members Allowances

Allowances and expenses in the public sector have been a talking point (to put it mildly) for a few years now, but the story never seems to fade. T...

Lets play Simon says!

THE CONSERVATIVES take the Battle of Brunswick to Simon Blackburn's doorstep with an explosive leaflet exposing financial excesses they claim he is...

Local election 2011 preview and predictions

THE MANIFESTOS are out and the candidate lists are in, here's my preview and predictions for Blackpool's 2011 local election.

Local Election Leaflet: Labour’s five pledges

LABOUR FIRE the first shots in the local elections with some hard hitting leaflets exposing their opponents, but do they have the policies to win o...

Blackpool’s Labour leader lives it up on expenses

HE BAILED out a library in Park with his Brunswick ward budget, and has been exposed in the town hall for living a life of luxury on expenses. Is S...

Ingthorpe candidate claims allowances “barely cover” costs

PROSPECTIVE COUNCILLOR Sheila Haskett takes a slightly different view to everyone else when it comes to expenses and allowances.

MPs expenses at two ends of the scale

The Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority has published details of the expenses claims of our new MPs since May of last year. Ben Gummer cl...

Leading councillors to cut their allowances

DID SOMEONE say election? It seems like leading councillors of all parties are now prepared to start a race to see who can cut their own pay the mo...

JAILED: Former Labour MP David Chaytor

Today has seen one former Member of Parliament jailed for 18 months for expenses fraud. It is difficult to express just how much of a scandal this ...

Local MPs expenses bonanza: £24k claimed 4 months

WHO ARE the local saints and sinners in the latest MPs expenses publication?

Gummer’s expenses questioned by Channel 4 News

Ipswich’s MP Ben Gummer has had a quiet start to his new role, but was thrust into the midst of a national media frenzy tonight, as Channel 4...

Victory for freedom of information

By Cara Sulieman SCOTTISH ministers have backed down in their bid to stop the country’s information commissioner from accessing their files. Lawy...

Lib Dem rent boy paid £40k expenses to gay lover

Had to happen sooner or later, but today the government coalition is having to weather it’s first sleaze storm. Surprisingly, or not, it̵...

£32k bonus for boss at crisis NHS trust

A BOSS at a hospital authority slammed over children’s care and maternity changes paid a boss a £32,000 bonus, newly released figures show.The b...

Is Tony McNulty back in the game?

Is Tony McNulty 'starting to be reintegrated into polite society?

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