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Budget rises - but bills still lowest in area

The amount of money each home in Bridlington pays for its town council looks likely to remain the lowest in the East Riding in 2017.

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Read about the great achievements of Bridlington people in the Free Press each week

Chairman’s Awards: Time to nominate

Do you know someone in Bridlington who deserves to be nominated for one of the area’s most prestigious awards.

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Sheffield Heeley's Labour MP Louise Haigh said the government's investment does not go far enough.

‘Broadband funding not enough to address rural imbalance’

New multi-million pound investment to deliver superfast broadband to thousands of extra homes in connectivity ‘not-spots’ will not go far enough to resolve the “unacceptable” imbalance of service in urban and rural areas, critics have claimed.

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Sir Greg Knight

Sir Greg’s backing for local pubs

Bridlington’s MP is backing local pubs, and wants changes to planning laws to protect them.

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Disruption in Hilderthope Road will be kept to a minimum

Plea to support local traders hit by roadworks

Business leaders have urged shoppers to support local companies which may have been affected by ongoing roadworks.

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Sir Greg Knight plays drums on the charity single

Sir Greg eyes up Christmas number one

Bridlington’s MP Sir Greg Knight is hoping to follow in the footsteps of The Beatles, Sir Cliff Richard, Bob The Builder, Mr Blobby and winners of The X Factor.

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File picture of a tank. Right: Andy Strangeway

Call for council to halt funds in arms business

East Riding of Yorkshire Council is investing its pension fund into firms that manufacture weapons, a councillor has revealed.
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Sir Greg Knight brought former health secretary Andrew Lansley to Bridlington Hospital in 2010.

MP speaks out: ‘Nobody wants hospital changes’

Bridlington’s MP has called on health bosses to save services at the town’s hospital.

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Bridlington Town Hall

Biggest changes in the history of town hall

Bridlington Jobcentre is moving next door, with plans announced for it to be incorporated into the town hall.

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Will Bridlington get more parking wardens?

More parking wardens on the way to Brid?

Drivers, beware – there could be more parking wardens being brought into Bridlington next summer.

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Donald Trump is now President-Elect of the United States of America.

Donald Trump wins White House race: here’s how he could be a successful President

Donald Trump is now President-Elect of the United States of America. Here’s how he could be a successful President.

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After many months of bitter campaigning, the US election results are imminent.

Clinton or Trump? An armchair guide to the US election

The name-calling, bluster and lack of clear policy pronouncements in one of the most divisive US presidential elections ever is at an end.

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Sir Greg Knight

MP calls time on winter clock ‘misery’

East Yorkshire MP Sir Greg Knight has renewed his call for the government to scrap the annual ritual of abandoning British summertime in winter and urged that clocks be brought forward by one hour all year round.

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Prime Minister Theresa May

Prime Minister ‘totally committed’ to Yorkshire devolution

The Prime Minister has given one of the clearest indications yet that wide-ranging powers could be handed to regions like Yorkshire, as she heralded the successes of the nation’s initial devolution deals.

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Nick Clegg

Hard Brexit ‘would spell disaster for many farms’

New trade tariffs for British produce post-Brexit could spell disaster for many farms, the National Farmers’ Union (NFU) said.

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Conservative MP for Selby and Ainsty, Nigel Adams

North Yorkshire MP calls for crack-down on online ticket touts

A North Yorkshire MP has urged the Prime Minister to support a crack down on online ticket touts.

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The Great Yorkshire Way has been held up as an example of how investing in infrastructure can impact on the economy

Investment plan shows way to thousands of new Yorkshire jobs

THE POTENTIAL for Yorkshire to create thousands of jobs and businesses will be underlined by a new plan unveiled today as pressure grows on the Chancellor to herald an era of major investment in the North.

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View of the Baltimore skyline in Maryland, USA.

Yorkshire businesses ‘can benefit massively’ from American infrastructure projects, leading US lawyers

Businesses in Yorkshire and the North of England are well placed to capitalise on plans from both US presidential candidates to massive infrastructure spending if elected, a leading US lawyer has said.

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There could be extra flights between Leeds Bradford Airport and Heathrow if a third runway is built at London's main airport.

Tom Richmond: Trains or planes, we need links that mean business

THE promise of extra flights between Leeds Bradford Airport and Heathrow needs to be placed in a wider political context.

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A new bridge will be built on Beck Hill, over the Gypsey Race

How will Hilderthorpe Road change in next two years?

Bridlington is changing. And the speed at which things happen might surprise you over the next two years.

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