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Are UK pollsters headed for another embarrassing election?

Following the political surprises of 2015 and 2016, there has been much reflection and debate on the accuracy of the polls in the run-up to the impending snap-election of 2017.

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ELECTION 2017: Lib Dem manifesto – who is it for exactly?

ELECTION 2017: Lib Dem manifesto – who is it for exactly?

The 2015 general election left the Liberal Democrats on a precipice. The party was reduced to just eight MPs, a much shrunken local government base, and had been dethroned from its traditional position as the third party of British politics.

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ELECTION 2017:Fact Check - if 30% more people under 25 vote, could the Conservatives lose the election?

ELECTION 2017:Fact Check - if 30% more people under 25 vote, could the Conservatives lose the election?

An article on The Independent is being widely shared on social media suggesting that a 30% increase in turnout among 18 to 24-year-olds would make the election of a majority Conservative government on June 8 rather unlikely. It followed a tweet by Alan Firth, a linguist at Newcastle University, commenting on an article by the vice president of the National Union of Students, Shelly Asquith. When contacted by The Conversation, Firth said that the calculations made in The Independent article reflected his own.

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St Andrew's Church in Epworth

Discover castles and manors project at Isle open day

The Isle of Axholme and Hatfield Chase Landscape Partnership is holding an opening day on Saturday June 3 at St Andrew’s Church in Epworth to highlight the castles and manors project.

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Good cause event for new Lotto postponed to allow more people to attend

The North Lincolnshire Community Lottery ‘Lincs Lotto’ good cause event that was due to take place today (Tuesday May 23) has been postponed until Tuesday June 27 to allow more people to attend.

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Doncaster Sheffield Airport.

Brexit could open flights to London from Doncaster Sheffield airport

Doncaster Sheffield Airport could gain flights to London after Brexit due to a relaxation of competition laws.

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Who should I vote for?

Who should I vote for?

With less than two weeks until the General Election it’s about time you decided you will get your vote.

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Doncaster High School for Girls site, Chequer Road, Doncaster. Picture: Marie Caley NDFP Former Girls School MC 1

Doncaster council plans to take control of major schemes in town centre

Doncaster Council hopes to put a number of high- profile development projects on fast forward to help transform the centre of the town.

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Ed Miliband calls bingo numbers in Doncaster.

VIDEO: Ed Miliband calls out bingo numbers at Doncaster club - but stumbles over number 19

Former Labour leader Ed Miliband stunned voters at a Doncaster club - when he was filmed calling out bingo numbers.

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Government funding for £13.3m flooding scheme

It’s great news for the Isle after it  was revealed this week that the green light has been given for £13.3 million worth of flood defences on the Trent.

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Jeremy Corbyn, Leader of the Labour Party, on the campaign trail in Beaumont Park, Huddersfield. (Photo: James Hardisty)

Labour's plan to boost school budgets gets Yorkshire support, according to survey

Labour's plans to increase education spending and stop hospital closures have found favour among voters in Yorkshire and the Humber.
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ELECTION 2017: Labour quizzed on costing of manifesto promises

Labour’s election manifesto launch was overshadowed by fresh questions over how it would pay for a string ambitious promises costing billions of pounds.

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Rob Waltham

Council jobs available after £850,000 cost cutting review

North Lincolnshire Council has just completed a further stage of its management review that will save £850,000 over the next four years and we now have a number of vacancies available on the council’s senior team.

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TV news coverage of the 2017 election isn’t giving you the full picture – especially about Jeremy Corbyn

TV news coverage of the 2017 election isn’t giving you the full picture – especially about Jeremy Corbyn

Vox pops made up over one-third of all election news sources on the UK’s nightly television bulletins in the first week of the 2017 election campaign, our study has found. While politicians made up the majority of appearances, 36.4% of sources were members of the public expressing their views about the election.

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ELECTION 2017 - Fact Check: are fewer people switching gas or electricity company?

ELECTION 2017 - Fact Check: are fewer people switching gas or electricity company?

“We wanted to see more competition. We wanted to see more people able to switch between energy users [sic], that, over the last three or four years has not happened. This is a market that is not working perfectly and therefore we are intervening to make markets work better.”

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Tesco Express, Adlard Road, Wheatley Hills. Picture: Marie Caley NDFP Tesco MC 3

Store gets go-ahead to extend booze selling hours despite concerns over drunken yobs

A Doncaster store has had its alcohol license extended despite residents’ concerns it would contribute to antisocial behaviour.

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General Election 2017: Who's standing in South Yorkshire?

General Election 2017: Who's standing in South Yorkshire?

The candidates who will fight for the votes of South Yorkshire residents in this summer’s General Election have been confirmed.

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ELECTION 2017: Daily election diary

ELECTION 2017: Daily election diary

It was a good day for Theresa May whose reported row with Philip Hammond was completely overshadowed by Labour’s leaked manifesto.

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ELECTION 2017: Every election, politicians ignore England – here’s why

ELECTION 2017: Every election, politicians ignore England – here’s why

Simon Lee is senior lecturer in politics at University of Hull.

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