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  • UPS Cargo Cruiser
    Article: Sep 3, 2015

    Most of us by have by now noticed the dark chocolate brown corporate livery of UPS - the US-based logistics and distribution company with a global reach. A bit of research, however, reveals that they are making useful contributions, not only to their own balance sheet, but also to the drive to control the increase in atmosphere carbon dioxide due to human activity.

  • Article: Sep 3, 2015

    Tim Farron today contacted all Liberal Democrat members with the following message:

    Normally, when Lib Dems want to change something we would start our own campaign and ask you to join it. This time, we want the government to take action on the refugee crisis as fast as possible, and that means everyone signing the official government petition. This crisis isn't about politics, it's about helping the thousands of people who have risked their lives to escape conflict and violence. We have a duty to help them.

  • Article: Sep 3, 2015

    Liberal Democrat Leader Tim Farron and Foreign Affairs Spokesperson Tom Brake have called for an urgent debate in Parliament about the refugee crisis and the UK response.

  • Article: Sep 2, 2015

    Thanks to Cllr Sebastian Kindersley, Chairman of Cambridgeshire County Council, for this post:

    Taking advantage of the quiet local government landscape in August to answer one of the perennial questions - what does the County Council actually do? This is more and more pertinent as we make more and more cuts and do the same amount of work with fewer and fewer officers. So here it is - enjoy!

  • Hastoe Hill Drain Discovered
    Article: Sep 1, 2015

    Tring, in Hertfordshire, was last year beset by floods on several key roads in and around the town. These were caused by blocked drains, ditches and gulleys. In Cow Roast near Northchurch a great improvement has been seen following a week-long programme of work and the regular flooding at Tring's Dundale Road/Icknield Way junction is now greatly improved - although still not completely cured.

  • Farron in Calais
    Article: Sep 1, 2015

    Tim Farron has urged the Government to stop playing politics over the humanitarian crisis impacting on Europe and offer help to desperate refugees.

    Germany had set an example by allowing Syrian refugees to stay and apply for asylum, but the British Government has ignored calls to help more people.

    Earlier in the summer, Tim became the only party leader to visit the migrant camps in Calais where he met some of the people tragically affected by the humanitarian crisis.

    Commenting on the issue, Tim said: "David Cameron and Theresa May are trying to play politics in the hope of picking up some points in the opinion polls. They have shamefully diminished our standing in the world by ignoring the plight of thousands of refugees.

    "It is no coincidence that Angela Merkel has proved herself be statesmanlike in enhancing Germany's reputation as a compassionate country by welcoming desperate Syrians fleeing their war torn home.

    "Meanwhile, Britain's continuing focus is on manning the barricades which people are risking their lives trying to overcome just for a glimpse of security for their families.

    "Theresa May continues to muddy the waters by talking about a broken EU migration system, which conveniently allows her to once again shirk the need to find an EU wide solution to the crisis.

    "The UK's position as a safe, secure and, above all, caring place is being diminished by an increasingly 'screw you' attitude as the Government collectively shrugs at the immeasurable suffering."

  • Article: Aug 31, 2015
    By Tony Skottowe

    The proposals put forward by the Boundary Commission were described as utterly daft by leading Lib Dem Tony Skottowe.

    'Looking at all the reports I cannot find any support from local sources for these ideas' said Tony. 'In fact in the agreed proposals put forward by WHBC on the Commission's wish for all wards to have 3 members the report said "It appeared to be more of an administrative exercise with changes making little sense... Officers could not find a solution to accommodate 16 three member wards that was satisfactory in terms of community identity and effective and convenient local government.

  • gritter truck
    Article: Aug 31, 2015

    With a summer that looks like autumn, preparations for a possible winter with snow and ice are under way.

    Do you belong to neighbourhood watch, residents association or some other local group? Have you identified local pathways which you are willing to clear of snow and put down grit during the bad weather to help the community?

  • Susan van de Ven
    Article: Aug 30, 2015

    "With post-16 college and training commencing in early September, it's time to explore travel options,"
    says Liberal Democrat Cambridgeshire County Councillor Susan van de Ven.

    Susan has made sustainable transport her area of special interest. She has founded successful rail and cycling campaigns and was awarded Railfuture's inaugural award for 'Best Campaigner'. She brokered a 50% student rail discount scheme for Cambridgeshire students and helped First Capital Connect to set up its first Community Rail Partnership in the UK. Within the Liberal Democrat Group on Cambridgeshire County Council, she serves as their Highways and Transport spokesperson.

  • Crowd outside Riverside Leisure centre
    Article: Aug 30, 2015

    A crowd of nearly 100 swimming pool users gathered outside Chelmsford's Riverside Leisure centre, to protest about the diving pool and outdoor pool being excluded from the draft plans for a replacement Riverside.

    Conservative-run Chelmsford council says it would too expensive to keep these facilities. However, local architect Robert Hutson has said that these facilities and more could be provided for the same amount of money being budgeted by the council. His concept design page.

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