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August 9, 2018 11:01 PM Remainers could be FORGETTING a vital problem with new anti-Brexit party, says professor

A NEW anti-Brexit political party bringing together “disgruntled” Remainer politicians could struggle to appeal to the masses because “there isn’t a great deal of agreement between these parties”, insisted politics professor Wyn Grant. Professor Wyn Grant from the University of Warwick questioned whether there would be anything to unite politicians in a potential 8

August 9, 2018 12:03 AM 1,000 jobs at risk as Homebase closes 60 stores

MORE than 1,000 jobs are at risk as DIY chain Homebase prepares to reveal next week that it will close 60 stores. Hilco, which bought the struggling company for just £1 in May, has drawn up proposals to axe around a quarter of its 249 stores. In another blow to Britain’s struggling high streets Homebase is allegedly set to file a company voluntary arrangement 10

August 8, 2018 5:03 AM MP urges Bolton charities to take advantage of £3 million pot

Charities and community groups can get sums from £500 to £20,000 and should apply before the August 15 closing date. Bolton North East MP David Crausby said: “There are so many excellent community projects in Bolton that could benefit from this chance to secure funding, get an initiative off the ground or expand the reach of a service. "I’d strongly 7

August 6, 2018 11:01 PM BREXIT CHARM OFFENSIVE: May vows Scotland will enjoy 'BRIGHTER FUTURE' outside EU

THERESA May has pledged to spread the economic benefits of Brexit across the UK ahead of showdown talks with Nicola Sturgeon. The Prime Minister declared leaving the EU offers the opportunity to “build a brighter future” amid continued controversy over her Chequers plan. But Ms Sturgeon, who has campaigned to stay in both the EU’s single market and customs 20

August 5, 2018 1:01 PM Swindon Shock team gets £500 funding boost

A SWINDON-BASED wheelchair basketball team received a £500 funding boost as part of national law firm’s campaign to promote participation levels in disability sport. Swindon Shock’s wheelchair basketball squad are set to use the donation to part-fund the purchase of a sports wheelchair which will be used by a number of players who regularly compete for the side. The grant 12

August 3, 2018 10:23 AM Pair of Bolton MPs call for £100 billion funding to support new high-speed railway plans

It comes as part of a move to begin work on Northern Powerhouse Rail, also known as High Speed 3 or Crossrail North, which would build on connections made by HS2 once the railway line is completed. Bolton MPs Sir David Crausby and Yasmin Qureshi have both put their names to the plans, amid long-term complaints about the government's lack of effort to improve 9

August 2, 2018 11:00 AM Former gallery to house art studios

WORK to create artist studios at the site of a former gallery will get underway soon after hundreds of thousands of pounds in grants were awarded. Neobard Burnson Architects have been appointed as the architects to transform the former Beecroft Art Gallery, Station Road, Westcliff into a complex of artists studios. The site of the new studios, which 8

August 2, 2018 6:39 AM County Ground 3G facilities plans wins £1m grant from FA

FOOTBALL bosses have handed a Swindon sports charity £1 million towards a new all-weather pitch and clubhouse. Swindon Town Football in the Community Trust won planning permission in March for the new football and athletics facilities, which will be built at the County Ground. The £1m grant from the Premier League and FA Facilities Fund will mean STFIC 8

July 26, 2018 4:45 PM Have your say on plans for Wigginton Road and Haxby Road junction

RESIDENTS and business owners are invited to have their say on plans to improve junctions on Wigginton Road near York Hospital. Plans include replacing the mini-roundabout between Wigginton Road and Fountayne Street with a new junction and rebuilding the junction between Haxby Road, Wigginton Road and Clarence Street. A council spokesman said this will help reduce 6

July 25, 2018 9:57 PM Arron Banks: Questions raised about Brexit donor’s links to Russia

A close associate of the Brexit donor Arron Banks has raised questions about whether he had business contacts with Russia. James Pryor worked with Mr Banks on the Brexit campaign and helped to manage his businesses in Africa. Before later refuting his claims, he had told BBC News that Mr Banks had tried to obtain Russian investment for his South African 11