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The race to be Mayor of North Tyneside

Four candidates will battle it out in next week’s Mayoral election on North Tyneside.

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Alan Campbell MP.

Regeneration must be for all

My last constituency event before the Commons returns after recess was presenting awards to the winners of the 10k Road Race.

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Mary Glindon MP

Time to battle Parkinson’s

This week is Parkinson’s Awareness Week with local groups organising events across the country and in the north east.

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Lord Porter, chairman of the Local Government Association.

‘Councils need say in Brexit law changes’

Local authorities should pay a key role in decisions as EU laws are converted, or not, into domestic law, says a councils chief.

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The scene of the attack at the Houses of Parliament. Picture by Stefan Rousseau/PA Wire

We won’t give in to terrorism

Last week’s murderous rampage on Westminster Bridge and on parliament lasted less than two minutes, but left five people, including a police officer, dead and will have profound and lasting consequences for us all.

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Meg Hillier, chairman of the Parliamentary Public Accounts Committee.

‘Real concerns over delivery of reliable scheme’, says MP

Concerns have been raised about whether allowing councils to retain 100 per cent of business rates income will meet its goals of promoting self-sufficiency and supporting economic growth.

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Alan Campbell MP.

Schools need another u-turn

Every parent wants the best start in life for their child, which is why schools are so important.

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Secretary of State for Education Justine Greening. Picture by Richard Ponter

Date announced for the launch of tax-free childcare

Millions of parents can pre-register from today for the Government’s new childcare offers, with around 90,000 families in the North East set to be eligible for tax-free childcare.

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Chancellor Philip Hammond departs 11 Downing Street, London, as he heads to the Palace of Westminster for the delivery of the Budget statement. Picture by Victoria Jones/PA Wire

Week’s a long time in politics

Chancellor Philip Hammond surprised many with his funny jokes in presenting last week’s budget. But Hammond’s humour soon became hubris.

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Alan Campbell MP

Budget is a tricky balance

This week’s highlight in parliament is the chancellor’s spring budget.

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Ian Lavery MP, visiting Chantry Middle School in Morpeth to answer questions from students.

Join fight against school funding cut

By the time you are reading this Chancellor Phillip Hammond will have delivered his first budget speech in the House of Commons.

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Chancellor Philip Hammond

Budget 2017: Calls to tackle schools funding and unleash North East potential

The North East’s business group is calling on the Chancellor to ‘unleash the region’s potential’, while a schools group is urging him to ‘tackle the funding crisis’.

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Elected Mayor Norma Redfearn.

Services will be protected

I would like to thank the residents, businesses and community groups who got involved in our recent budget consultation.

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MP Mary Glindon.

Alcohol tax hike is needed

My constituent Joanne Good lost her 16-year-old daughter Megan Craig-Wilkinson on a New Year’s Day.

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Alan Campbell MP

Business needs rates overhaul

Small businesses are the backbone of our economy, yet in a few weeks’ time many face eye-watering increases in their business rates.

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Speaker John Bercow. Picture  by PA Wire.

Speaker spoke for many MPs

The Speaker of the Commons has done a great deal to make sure that parliament holds ministers to account and to bring it closer to young people.

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MPs have voted in favour of triggering Article 50 in the House of Commons. Picture by Daniel Leal-Olivas/PA Wire

Working for the best Brexit

Some issues coming before Parliament are of such importance that they take on an historic significance.

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Norma Redfearn

Funding is a real challenge

I was pleased with the reaction of people who enjoyed a tour of the Spanish City dome to see the excellent progress being made.

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Mary Glindon MP for North Tyneside.

Screen earlier to save lives

This weekend sees a number of our anti-cancer organisations mark World Cancer Day.

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Concerns over teen phone use

The Prime Minister recently called for a step change in the way we deal with mental health, and in particular the way we tackle children’s mental health.

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