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ELECTION 2017:Fact Check - if 30% more people under 25 vote, could the Conservatives lose the election?

An article on The Independent is being widely shared on social media suggesting that a 30% increase in turnout among 18 to 24-year-olds would make the election of a majority Conservative government on June 8 rather unlikely. It followed a tweet by Alan Firth, a linguist at Newcastle University, commenting on an article by the vice president of the National Union of Students, Shelly Asquith. When contacted by The Conversation, Firth said that the calculations made in The Independent article reflected his own.

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Discover castles and manors project at Isle open day

The Isle of Axholme and Hatfield Chase Landscape Partnership is holding an opening day on Saturday June 3 at St Andrew’s Church in Epworth to highlight the castles and manors project.

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Good cause event for new Lotto postponed to allow more people to attend

The North Lincolnshire Community Lottery ‘Lincs Lotto’ good cause event that was due to take place today (Tuesday May 23) has been postponed until Tuesday June 27 to allow more people to attend.

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Brexit could open flights to London from Doncaster Sheffield airport

Doncaster Sheffield Airport could gain flights to London after Brexit due to a relaxation of competition laws.

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Who should I vote for?

Who should I vote for?

With less than two weeks until the General Election it’s about time you decided you will get your vote.

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Doncaster High School for Girls site, Chequer Road, Doncaster. Picture: Marie Caley NDFP Former Girls School MC 1

Doncaster council plans to take control of major schemes in town centre

Doncaster Council hopes to put a number of high- profile development projects on fast forward to help transform the centre of the town.

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VIDEO: Ed Miliband calls out bingo numbers at Doncaster club - but stumbles over number 19

Former Labour leader Ed Miliband stunned voters at a Doncaster club - when he was filmed calling out bingo numbers.

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ELECTION 2017: Labour quizzed on costing of manifesto promises

Labour’s election manifesto launch was overshadowed by fresh questions over how it would pay for a string ambitious promises costing billions of pounds.

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Council jobs available after £850,000 cost cutting review

North Lincolnshire Council has just completed a further stage of its management review that will save £850,000 over the next four years and we now have a number of vacancies available on the council’s senior team.

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TV news coverage of the 2017 election isn’t giving you the full picture – especially about Jeremy Corbyn

TV news coverage of the 2017 election isn’t giving you the full picture – especially about Jeremy Corbyn

Vox pops made up over one-third of all election news sources on the UK’s nightly television bulletins in the first week of the 2017 election campaign, our study has found. While politicians made up the majority of appearances, 36.4% of sources were members of the public expressing their views about the election.

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ELECTION 2017 - Fact Check: are fewer people switching gas or electricity company?

ELECTION 2017 - Fact Check: are fewer people switching gas or electricity company?

“We wanted to see more competition. We wanted to see more people able to switch between energy users [sic], that, over the last three or four years has not happened. This is a market that is not working perfectly and therefore we are intervening to make markets work better.”

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General Election 2017: Who's standing in South Yorkshire?

General Election 2017: Who's standing in South Yorkshire?

The candidates who will fight for the votes of South Yorkshire residents in this summer’s General Election have been confirmed.

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ELECTION 2017: Daily election diary

ELECTION 2017: Daily election diary

It was a good day for Theresa May whose reported row with Philip Hammond was completely overshadowed by Labour’s leaked manifesto.

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ELECTION 2017: Every election, politicians ignore England – here’s why

ELECTION 2017: Every election, politicians ignore England – here’s why

Simon Lee is senior lecturer in politics at University of Hull.

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Don’t miss out on your chance to vote – register today

Residents are being reminded to ensure they register to vote as poll cards start dropping through people’s letterboxes this week inviting them to vote in the General Election and the Brumby Ward By-election in North Lincolnshire – taking place on Thursday June 8.

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South Yorkshire residents urged to cut down on food waste

Residents in South Yorkshire will be encouraged to make the most of food and save money as part of a national campaign to cut down on food waste.

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Drive to recruit more social workers for children in care

Being a child or young person can be hard - but being in care brings a whole new dimension to having it tough.

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Theresa May supports return of fox hunting: What do you think? Have your say

The Tories will renew a pledge to hold a free vote on overturning the ban on fox hunting, Theresa May told voters last night.

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ELECTION 2017: What does President Macron mean for Brexit?

ELECTION 2017: What does President Macron mean for Brexit?

The campaign for the French presidency revealed a stark fault line on Europe. The openly pro-European Emmanuel Macron called for the EU to be strengthened while the staunchly anti-EU Marine Le Pen promised a referendum on Frexit. Victory for the former therefore raises interesting questions about what his stance will be on negotiating the UK’s exit from the union.

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