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Hospital cuts planned in most of England

February 21, 2017

Hospital services in nearly two-thirds of England could be cut or scaled back, BBC analysis of local plans shows. The proposals have been made by NHS bosses as part of…

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Council in uproar as councillors vote for public consultation on free deckchairs

February 20, 2017

Councillors have voted in favour of a public consultation on a controversial proposal to get rid of free deckchairs for older people in Weymouth. At a meeting of the Policy…

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Petition demands public consultation on police station conversion

February 19, 2017

A petition to stop Iver Parish Council from spending £750,000 on offices has collected hundreds of signatures from people who are demanding a public consultation. South Bucks District councillor Paul…

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Thimble playing piece dropped from new Monopoly game after public consultation

February 18, 2017

The classic Monopoly playing piece the thimble is being dropped in a new version of the board game. It lost out to pieces such as the Scottie dog, the car…

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Hospital fight could lead to judicial review

February 16, 2017

Rothbury Parish Council will consider funding a judicial review into the proposed closure of the inpatient ward at the village’s community hospital. A consultation, lasting until April 25, is being…

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Northamptonshire’s five-year NHS ‘vision’ was ‘drawn up by stealth’, claims campaign group

February 14, 2017

Plans to shake up the NHS in Northamptonshire and cut funding by £328 per person were put in place “by stealth” according to a national campaign group – and could…

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NHS Trust criticised for holding public meeting during working hours

February 12, 2017

Health chiefs in Oxfordshire have been criticised for how the consultation on changes to NHS services in the county has been run. Oxfordshire Clinical Commissioning Group has organised several meetings…

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MP warns of anger over “deeply flawed” consultation process

February 10, 2017

PLANNING bosses should be made to prove the “exceptional circumstances” that would make building on Sutton Coldfield’s green belt viable. That was the message from Andrew Mitchell MP who has warned the…

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Pubs take Liverpool Council to Judicial Review over “flawed consultation process”

February 9, 2017

A legal challenge has been launched against plans to hit pubs, clubs and bars across Liverpool with extra fees for opening after midnight. Liverpool council is set to impose a late…

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Heathrow: 5 issues third runway consultation must tackle

February 9, 2017

Last week saw the launch of a four-month government consultation on Heathrow’s proposals for a third runway. As the industry awaits the results, here are my top five issues the…

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