On June 23, 2016, the country was asked to vote on whether Great Britain should keep its place in the EU or leave. 17,410,742 of us said it was time to go with 16,141,241 of us wanting to stay put and we've been stumbling towards some kind of Brexit ever since. Three years on few people thought that polling cards would have dropped through millions of letter boxes inviting us to choose another set MEPs to return to Brussels - whether we want them or not. On Thursday we vote again though we won't know the winners and the losers until Sunday night or early Monday morning when the results will be announced. People in Leicester and Leicestershire have not long since chosen councillors to represent them for the next four years in local elections which many viewed as a barometer of the weary voter's view on Brexit. This time it's the real thing and our ballots will help decide which five MEPs are chose to represent the East Midlands Region in the European Parliament whether that … [Read more...] about Live: East Midlands European election results as they happen
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Business leaders have hailed the "exciting" potential of the East Midlands as a new group set up to turn the region into an economic powerhouse met for the first time. The East Midlands Development Corporation wants to maximise the potential of land around the proposed HS2 station at Toton and East Midlands Airport. It is also focusing on the Ratcliffe-on-Soar power station site, due for closure in 2025. The group met for the first time to discuss their plan at the East Midlands Conference Centre on Monday, March 4, where they hailed the various initiatives in the region and the impact they could have. After the meeting, Sir John Peace, chairman of the Midlands Engine , told Nottinghamshire Live: "We have been talking about the development corporation for the East Midlands, which will create thousands of jobs and business opportunities. "With the gateways, through East Midlands Airport, rail links that will come, partly with HS2, with Immingham (docks) to the east, it is an amazing … [Read more...] about East Midlands’ potential described as ‘exciting’ by development group
We’ve found ten of the best hotels near East Midlands Airport to give you one less thing to worry about in your quest for the perfect getaway. When we’re trying to sort out a holiday to escape the stresses and strains of everyday life, sometimes the thing we value most is a bit of quality and convenience. So with that in mind, we’ve taken to TripAdvisor to pick out ten of the best hotels near East Midlands Airport for when you need an easy overnight stay to get your well-earned break off to the best possible start. Read More Things to do With a minimum review score of 4 out of 5 and boasting some of the best locations, prices and facilities on offer, here are our top ten in alphabetical order: Time Line Best hotels near East Midlands Airport Best Western Premier East Midlands Airport Yew Lodge HotelTripAdvisor Rating: 4.0 (1,575 reviews) Distance from the airport: 1.9 miles Rooms starting at: £63 Holiday Parking? Yes With a host of amenities including free … [Read more...] about Top ten hotels near East Midlands Airport according to TripAdvisor
It was quite a season for Trent College’s Under-18 rugby team and it was capped in glorious fashion a year ago at the Post’s Sports Awards. The teenagers from the Long Eaton school became the first side to win the National Schools Vase twice when they thumped the Royal Latin School 43-7 at Twickenham last March, after first triumphing over Exeter College in 2014. As a reward for their achievements at the home of rugby, the side were honoured with the Under-19 School/Team of the Year crown at the East Midlands Conference Centre, joining the great and good of Nottinghamshire sport on a glittering night of celebration. Man of the match from the showpiece event at Twickenham, Charlie Livesey, admitted it was a great way to cap off a special year, and believes it’s a great boost for the school. “It’s great to win against some good competition,” he told the Post. “It’s great to be recognised, it’s the cherry on the cake. You go through … [Read more...] about Who will be Under-19 School/Team of the Year at Post Awards?
The chair of Notts Women Runners was left “speechless” after they scooped the Club of the Year award at the Nottingham Post Sports awards 2017, so who will be lost for words this year? After helping to inspire around 4,000 women to get fit, the club was recognised for their outstanding effort with one of the top prizes at the ceremony held at the East Midlands Conference Centre. Notts Women Runners, which was the newest England Athletics Affiliated club, has only been running four years, but their impact on the community has been huge. And Sion Bostock said she was thrilled for the club to win such acclaim as she urged any woman wanting to take up running to enjoy what they have to offer. “When the award was called out, it was an amazing feeling – I thought I was going to faint,” said Bostock. “When you are nominated you always hope you win but to actually win made me genuinely speechless. “When we started back in 2014, it was based on the … [Read more...] about Who will be named Club of the Year at the Nottingham Post Sports Awards?