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    • Article: Feb 27, 2020

      Today (27th February) the Court of Appeal ruled against building a third runway at Heathrow Airport. Having campaigned tirelessly on this issue for years, my Liberal Democrat colleagues and I are delighted with the decision.

      This third runway would make it almost impossible for the UK to achieve net-zero, and we have a responsibility to lead the word in tackling the climate emergency.

    • Article: Feb 27, 2020

      We've got a raft of vacancies open on various Scottish Liberal Democrat committees.

      Being on a committee is a really potent way of having your say on how our party is run. If you're keen to get more involved, why not take a look?

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    • Photo of Brian Watkins
      Article: Feb 27, 2020

      Liberal Democrat County Councillor Brian Watkins has criticised the ruling Conservative administration at County Hall for refusing to accept its share of the blame for the non-delivery of major infrastructure projects in Norfolk. Back in 2014, Norfolk County Council was awarded £300 million by central government for improvements along the A47, with the former prime minister David Cameron famously pledging his commitment to the delivery of the schemes. However, six years on the diggers have remained silent, and the work has yet to start.

    • Mayor Dave Hodgson at Somewhere Safe to Stay
      Article: Feb 27, 2020

      Official figures released today have confirmed that the number of people rough sleeping in the Bedford Borough has more than halved in just two years.

      The Rough Sleeper estimate is carried out by local authorities across the country on a nominated night every November. The November 2019 estimate (supported by a street count) showed 30 people sleeping rough in Bedford Borough. In 2017 this figure was 76, dropping to 51 in 2018.

    • Green lidded bin
      Article: Feb 26, 2020

      Garden waste collections from the kerbside in Bedford Borough resume from next week, from 1st March 2020.

      To check your bin collection calendar you can visit Bedford Borough Council's online collection day finder here.

      The council asks that garden waste is contained and loose within your green lidded bin. The crews will not remove any garden waste left out next to your bin.

    • Article: Feb 26, 2020

      We're a party of community, kindness and liberal values.

      We want to make sure everyone out there knows they are welcome

      We want to make sure everyone out there knows they are welcome. All members deserve to feel welcome throughout their membership journey. That's why we're launching a diversity & inclusion survey today.

    • Article: Feb 26, 2020

      During the 2016 referendum campaign, Boris Johnson, Priti Patel and Michael Gove issued a joint statement promising to automatically guarantee the rights of EU citizens.

      They declared: "There will be no change for EU citizens already lawfully resident in the UK. These EU citizens will automatically be granted indefinite leave to remain in the UK and will be treated no less favourably than they are at present."

    • Mayor Dave Hodgson at B&M Warehouse
      Article: Feb 26, 2020

      Mayor Dave Hodgson, this week visited the new B&M Warehouse at Zander Way in Wixams for a tour.

      The new warehouse is one of the largest distribution facilities in the UK at over one million square foot and will create more than 1,000 jobs. B&M have even set up a special facebook page to help them recruit new staff at www.facebook.com/bedforddc.

    • Flooding river (AFP via GettyImages)
      Article: Feb 26, 2020

      Ed Maxfield, Liberal Democrat leader at County Hall has called for an urgent review of Norfolk County Council's flood protection plans in Norfolk

      Following Ed Maxfield's letter to the Leader of the Council in 30 July 2019, the Leader said a review of policies within the Council's 2015 Local Flood Risk Management Strategy would be undertaken this financial year yet seven months on there seems to be no progress.

    • Article: Feb 25, 2020

      As liberals, Hong Kong's fight is our fight.

      A year on from the beginning of the protests in Hong Kong, the Chinese government haven't budged. Beijing continues to systematically violate the human rights of people in Hong Kong, and deny the region democracy.

      But Hong Kong is not giving up. The people of Hong Kong are not going to back down from this fight.