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    • No to Boris Yes to Europe
      Article: Jul 17, 2019

      Anti-Brexit March for Change protest in London on Saturday

      Anti-Brexit campaigners are taking to the streets of central London this weekend with a simple message - 'no to Boris yes to Europe'.

      The March for Change has been organised by grassroots groups fighting against Brexit. The organisers say they want to send a clear message to the new prime minister, country and world that the people want Brexit to be stopped.

    • Article: Jul 16, 2019

      This time next week, Vince Cable will be the former leader of the Liberal Democrats.

      Ballots close at 1pm on Monday 22nd July. That means you have six days to have your say on where our party goes next.

      Later that day, either Ed Davey or Jo Swinson will be announced as our party's new leader. They're both fantastic candidates and either would make a fine leader for the Lib Dems going forward. You can find out more about their plans for our party here:

    • Article: Jul 16, 2019
      By Hilary Shibata

      Mythical beasts were the main attraction at the "Stop Brexit" stall in Saffron Walden on Saturday 13th July. Local Lib Dems were talking to residents about the fairy-tale proposals of the Conservative leadership candidates, and publicising the big March For Change in London on Saturday 20th July.

      A lot of people are worried that both Boris Johnson and Jeremy Hunt would be prepared to take us out of the EU without a deal. "That would really damage our economy and our international reputation" said Hilary Shibata. "It's a myth that they can renegotiate Brexit, or have tariff-free trade if we crash out without a deal. Those are very dangerous unicorns to believe in! Many people are already feeling the effects of Brexit on their jobs, their lives, and their future choices. There's a big difference between people who feel themselves shielded in the short term, and those already feeling the impact."

    • All our yesterdays
      Article: Jul 16, 2019

      50 YEARS AGO TODAY:

      JULY 16TH 1969 - APOLLO 11 LIFTED OFF ON ITS JOURNEY TO THE MOON

      THIS WAS TRULY A GIANT STEP FOR MAN AND A TECHNOLOGICAL AND SCIENTIFIC ACHIEVEMENT OF EPIC PROPORTIONS. IT WAS ALSO ONE WHICH DEMONSTRATED THE VALUE OF INTERNATIONAL COOPERATION WITH A PEACEFUL INTENT. WHILST THE GREAT BULK OF THOSE INVOLVED WERE AMERICAN CITIZENS THERE WAS ALSO A SIGNIFICANT FOREIGN CONTRIBUTION IN PARTICULAR BRITAIN

    • Article: Jul 16, 2019
      By Jane Dodds

      It's been equal parts incredible, exhausting and humbling to be at the centre of a massive Lib Dem parliamentary by-election.

      I'm honoured to join a select group of people who get the full national parliamentary by-election treatment, with the best of the best Lib Dem campaigners in the country fighting to get me elected.

    • Bedfringe 2019 flyer
      Article: Jul 15, 2019

      The Bedfringe 2019 Festival kicks off with the launch party at the Quarry Theatre in Bedford tonight, Monday 15th July.

      Mayor Dave Hodgson will be in attendance, and on his Facebook page this afternoon he shared a link to the festival website and details of all events this afternoon with the comment:

    • DawnLandscapeinAdeyfield020519
      Article: Jul 15, 2019

      The main item of the first Full Council since the May Local Elections will be a Motion declaring a Climate Emergency IN DACORUM.

      Dacorum is now committing to act significantly on the Climate; the draft Motion directs the Council organisation to put together a Strategy and Action Plan to reduce Carbon Dioxide generation, preserve bio-diversity, improve Air Quality and reduce plastic pollution, across all the functions of the Council, and lead the local population in each of us doing our bit.

    • Dementia Care
      Article: Jul 14, 2019

      Dementia patients have spent almost £15billion funding their own care since an overhaul was pledged over two years ago

      People with dementia have spent £15bn of their own money on care in the last two years because of government delays in reforming the system, according to the Alzheimer's Society. Theresa May had promised a Green Paper on social care by the summer of 2017, but it has still not appeared.

    • Oasis Swimming Pool in Bedford
      Article: Jul 14, 2019

      Bedford Borough Council is asking residents to get in touch to let them know what you think about the Council's leisure facilities, run by Fusion Lifestyle.

      Just over five years ago, Bedford Borough Council engaged Fusion Lifestyle to run its leisure centres. This saw Fusion Lifestyle take over management of the six local leisure facilities; Bedford International Athletic Stadium, the Bunyan Centre, Mowsbury Golf and Squash Complex, Robinson Pool, Kempston Pool and Oasis Pool, and two outdoor activity centres at Kempston and Blue Peris in Snowdonia.

    • Article: Jul 13, 2019

      As I write this on Friday, I am about to set off for Brecon and Radnorshire, to help the brilliant Jane Dodds campaign in the by-election. It will be my third visit since the Recall petition first started. Make no bones about it, Jane is a brilliant candidate and our team there is outstanding, but we need more people to help over the next few weeks: we have a tough fight on our hands in a very rural seat. We need more people to help deliver leaflets, knock on doors and help with clerical work. Please, please, come and help. Postal votes land on doorsteps, and we need to call on postal voters this coming weekend, before many voters go on holiday.