#OnThisDay 1963: "The telephone shelf in Miss Barnett's house stands empty." Tonight reported from a Bolsover housing estate where telegraph poles had been banned, which made life difficult for anyone trying to contact the emergency services.
In 1963, the Bolsover housing estate had banned telephone poles for esthetic reasons, which meant if you needed police or healthcare services you needed to go to the station or local nurse.
Welcome to the Morrisons family, to our new Nutmeg and Morrisons Home store that’s opened in Bolsover, Chesterfield. Thank you to our colleagues who have worked so very hard to get this store open. #Morrisons #NutmegMorrisons
"I had a stepdad who reigned with physical terror and I regret that I remember the difficulties we had when he became violent." MP for Bolsover Mark Fletcher tells the House of Commons his experience of growing up with a violent stepfather.
In a Bolsover boxing ring @Nigel_ Farage launches into Labour, not the Conservatives, saying the party is dominated by North London “intellectuals”. Farage has so far barely mentioned the Tories. He thinks there are 5m Labour leave supporters who are there for the taking.
Is this Britain’s toughest MP? Happy Birthday to the Beast of Bolsover (Dennis Skinner) who turns 87 today. ?