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LOCAL GOVERNMENT STORIES FROM THE REGIONAL PRESS

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COLCHESTER SITE TO STAGE 'VIRTUAL MAYOR' POLL ...
COLCHESTER SITE TO STAGE 'VIRTUAL MAYOR' POLL

An online election for an 'e-mayor' is to be held on a Colchester-based website, which will allow schools, local politicians and members of the public to post their manifestos on the internet. People will be allowed Big Brother-style to vote for candidates they do not want, and each week one will be ousted from the contest. Only after they have been voted out will their identities be revealed, reports The Evening Gazette.

BED-BLOCKING IN NORTH-EAST SCOTLAND 'OUT OF HAND' SAYS MSP

Richard Lockhead, an SNP member of the Scottish parliament, has warned of an impending hospital bed-blocking crisis this winter, as it was revealed that there are already 140 blocked beds in Aberdeen, reports The Aberdeen Press and Journal. He called for urgent action to tackle the problem. 'We are only just coming out of the summer months and already the number of blocked beds is getting out of hand,' he said.

RURAL YORKSHIRE COUNCILS CHALLENGE GOVERNMENT OVER FUNDING

The Rural Services Partnership claims that government allocation of grants to local authorities could breach the new Human Rights Act because it unfairly discriminates against rural councils (see LGC). Ryedale DC deputy leader Keith Knaggs told the Yorkshire Post(p5) that the plans were symptomatic of government attempts to exert greater central control on local authorities.

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