Coalition Government

A Fire Sale ?

A regular onlineFOCUS reader has contacted us because he is concerned about possible plans to privatise the Fire Service. The Daily Mirror reported earlier this month: All 46 fire and rescue services in England could be sold off to private firms under secret Government plans.Local government minister Brandon Lewis calls for new laws that “would enable fire and rescue authorities in…
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Councillors Are Revolting ….

The government’s proposals for relaxing some of the planning rules are facing a backlash revolt from grassroots Lib Dems and Tories. Certainly, our four Lib Dem District Councillors – Chris Black, Ron Oatham, Chris Lumley and June Lumley all oppose this. And we understand that our local Tory leader , Terry Cutmore, expressed similar objections when he briefly spoke to…
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