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Cabinet agrees first council tax rise in eight years

The 1.9 per cent increase will - if the budget is approved by the full Council on 8 March - contribute £1.5 million to the Council in 2017-18, money that would otherwise have to be found from reductions in services

Council increases voluntary organisations grants

Twenty-eight voluntary organisations are to receive grants totalling £2.36 million a year for the next two years to deliver a range of services to residents.

Leader's blog

Heathrow consultation – make your views known

While I don’t claim to be an expert in the history of aviation a couple of key dates are lodged in my memory. On the 17 December 1903, Orville Wright did something no human had ever done before by taking to the air in a powered airplane. He flew the prestigious distance of 120 feet at 6.8 miles an hour. There was to be no going back. Wilbur was next up and distances increased and things were never to be the same again.

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