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Constituencies, wards and local councils

Constituencies (a.k.a. parliamentary constituencies): each electing one Member of Parliament (MP) every 5 years to the House of Commons (Parliament). There are 650 constituencies in the UK. Wards (a.k.a. electoral divisions or electoral wards) is the primary unit of English electoral geography for borough and district councils, county councils or city councils. Each ward elects either one or two councillors to be members of the local council. There were 9,456 electoral wards/divisions in the UK and each ward has an average electorate of about 5,500 people, but ward population can vary substantially. Local council is made up of a number of Councillors (Cllr) who meet regularly to make decisions about the direction of the council and the work it does for the community. As elected bodies local councils are responsible to their local community. Attending a council meeting is the best way to find out what they do and how they make decisions. Members of public can attend public council m

Santa stuck in the chimney

Brenda's first written story: Santa stuk in the chimne One's a pon a time there livd Santa and it was christmas eav and santa dlivd the presant's out wen he got home he was so tiyerd he just fell on to the grownd and he didant giv up he just got on to he's feet and went to bed in the morning he sgrechd his arms with a crac and got up and made mor presants the next christmas he dun evrsing the same as larst christmas stuk in the chimne agayn giving presant's agayn but he orways dooing the same things evry christmas Santa stuck in the chimney Once upon a time there lived Santa and it was Christmas Eve and Santa delivered the presents out when he got home he was so tired he just fell on to the ground and he didn't give up he just got on to he's feet and went to bed in the morning he stretchered his arms with a crack and got up and made more presents the next Christmas he done everything the same at last Christmas he stuck in the chimney again giving pr

eBooks in Derby City Library

eBooks : "Electronic books (ebooks) can be downloaded from the electronic library service (elibrary) through a home computer for up to three weeks, and then transferred to a range of devices such as a Sony eReader. After this period the loan will expire and the books will be automatically returned to the online stock for others to use. There are no charges and no late fees. You'll need to visit your library to subscribe to this service. You will be asked for proof of ID to confirm that you either, live, work or study within the Derby City boundary." This service is new and exciting. You guys could have a try.