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ROUND-UP OF LOCAL AUTHORITY STORIES IN THE REGIONAL PRESS - 16:23HRS

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SPORT AND ENVIRONMENT TUG-OF-WAR OVER ALLOTMENTS ...
SPORT AND ENVIRONMENT TUG-OF-WAR OVER ALLOTMENTS

A Government inspector will be forced decide whether allotments in Birmingham will be developed into a driving range after the lease for the land loaned to the council from a golf club expired, reports The Birmingham Post(P3).

http://icbirmingham.icnetwork.co.uk/0100news/0100localnews/page.cfm?objectid=12227233&method=full&siteid=50002

EUROPEAN COURT HOLDS KEY TO COMPENSATION FOR AIRPORT-ROW VILLAGERS

Villagers claiming a site near them earmarked for a new Midlands airport in Warwickshire could result in plummeting property values may use the Human Rights Act to claim compensation. Warwickshire County Council are examining the possibility of pursuing legal action on behalf of the villagers, reports The Birmingham Post(P4).

http://icbirmingham.icnetwork.co.uk/0100news/0100localnews/page.cfm?objectid=12227236&method=full&siteid=50002

BIRMINGHAM CENTRE FOR LIFE LONG LEARNING CONFERENCE

Birmingham's new chief education officer Tony Howells will be among experts from across the country who will gather in the City tomorrow to spell out how continued learning should become something all adults benefit from in the future, reports The Birmingham Post(P5).

http://icbirmingham.icnetwork.co.uk/0100news/0100localnews/page.cfm?objectid=12227239&method=full&siteid=50002

SEX ATTACKER GAVE DONKEY RIDES TO CHILDREN

The NSPCC has issued a stark warning to councils after a convicted paedophile was found giving donkey rides to youngsters. Richard Freshwater even befriended one young lad breaching a court order. Under their licences all donkey ride operators in Scarborough, where the offence took place, must supply the council with photographs, names and addresses for police checks, reports The Yorkshire Post(P3).

FINE FOR RAT INFESTATION LANDLORD

A landlord who ignored 20 enforcement notices to clear up rubbish and fix a derelict property has been fined nearly£1,000. Doncaster Council's environmental officers found rats and a leaking roof caused a health hazard and damage to neighbouring properties, reports The Yorkshire Post(P8).

MARINA PUBLIC INQUIRY COST HITS£1M

Bridlington Marina has already cost£1m and it is yet to be built. The£60m planned project, expected to bring in£9m in new salaries every year, is in its final inquiry stages and East Riding Council will hear a closing statement in respect of its Transport and Works Act Orders, reports The Yorkshire Post(P9).

BUS COMPANY 'HOLDS ALNWICK TO RANSOM'

A bus company has been accused of holding an entire Northumberland town to ransom after threatening to axe services if prevented from selling its terminus to supermarket giant Tesco, who are locked in a retail battle with Safeway. The moves have been condemned by councillors and civil leaders, reports icnewcastle.co.uk.

http://icnewcastle.icnetwork.co.uk/0100news/0100local/page.cfm?objectid=12227118&method=full&siteid=50081

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