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Local Election Campaign Launched

The Newcastle upon Tyne Community First Party has this week launched its campaign for the city council elections on 3 May. The independent campaigning organisation will be contesting more than 10% of council seats up for election across 5 wards in the West of the city. In contrast to other political parties,
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Clean Out Labour

Labour has revealed plans for a spring clean of Newcastle ahead of the Great Exhibition of the North. The £1million plan was revealed as more than half of residents who took part in a survey recently said they were not happy with the state of street cleaning in the city. Senior Labour councillor Nick Kemp […]
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Controversial Plans Sneaked Out

The Newcastle upon Tyne Community First Party has submitted its response to the council's draft Development and Allocations Plan (DAP). The DAP is the second part of the development plan for Newcastle, which describes the detailed guidance to support the strategic policies set out in the Core Strategy and Urban
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Communal Bin Chaos

Residents have condemned Labour’s latest savage cut which could see the removal of thousands of bins from Newcastle. They are pressing ahead with the roll out of the controversial communal bins across the city. In areas where they have been introduced, residents have complained that the communal bins are filled
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Labour’s Controversial Parks Proposal

Labour's Controversial Parks Proposal Unveiled   Kim McGuinness, Labour councillor for Lemington, has admitted that there has been “a notable decline” in the quality of play areas in Newcastle since Labour took control of the council and that it is now “policy to remove play equipment rather than replace it”.
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A1 Link Road Saved?

Local campaigners were celebrating after learning that Highways England is unlikely to be closing the Birchfield Gardens access to the Western Bypass when they widen and reduce the speed limit along the A1 between Scotswood and Brunton. Jason Smith, who was recently re-selected as the Newcastle First spokesman for
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