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Council tax rise ‘not an easy decision’

Bills will rise by just under 5% after members agreed to back the proposed council tax increase.

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Ginger Lacey was born in Wetherby and died in Bridlington

Town has plans to honour RAF hero Ginger

Plans to get formal recognition for an RAF hero who spent the later years of his life in Bridlington are taking off.

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Q Cars

Brid's largest taxi firm could be forced off the road

Bridlington’s largest taxi firm has had its licence revoked "in the interest of public safety".

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Sir Greg Knight

Sir Greg and friends pass £50,000 mark

A charity single featuring Bridlington’s Sir Greg Knight MP has raised more than £50,000.

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Sir Greg Knight MP

Sir Greg raises hospital issues in House of Commons

Bridlington MP Sir Greg Knight has spoken in the House of Commons about his concern over potential cuts to health services in Bridlington.

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Bridlington's park and ride service didn't turn a profit for a number of years.

Why was Brid's park and ride making a loss?

Bridlington’s park and ride cost ratepayers more than £100,000 after only generating a profit twice in six years.

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Revealed: Yorkshire's anti-Trump hotspots

Revealed: Yorkshire's anti-Trump hotspots

A petition has revealed which areas of Yorkshire are most opposed to Donald Trump visiting the UK.

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Cllr Peacock's letter was in response to the council's chief executive who had called for his resignation.

Councillor who made Jo Cox comments: ‘If people don’t like it they can get stuffed’

A councillor who posted offensive remarks about murdered MP Jo Cox says he has no intention of resigning whatsoever.

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Sir Greg Knight in Bridlington

Town will be transformed, says Sir Greg

Bridlington’s MP has said the £3.5million set aside to fund the next stage of the town’s marina proves that all parties involved are committed to the project.

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Free Press news

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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