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  • Article: Feb 23, 2017
    By Nick Sutton

    Hertfordshire Liberal Democrats are currently recruiting for a temporary part time administration assistant to support the party in the run up to May's County Council elections at its offices in St Albans.

    Key responsibilities include:

    - Processing and organising data in Excel

    - Assisting the Hertfordshire Liberal Democrats with their day to day activities

  • Dentist
    Article: Feb 22, 2017

    The City's only Community Dental Practice at Parkside, Melbourne Avenue - used by our most vulnerable residents - is set to close after being taken over by Community Dental Services CIC on 1st October. They have decided to meet the needs of the population of Essex from centralised 'hubs' in the larger population areas.

  • External view of Oldbury Nuclear Power Station and electricity pylon, on the Severn estuary near Thornbury, South Gloucestershire. 2 gas-cooled nuclear reactors (2 x 217MWe Magnox GCR).
    Article: Feb 22, 2017

    UK Power Networks have issued advice on what to do if you suffer a power cut in tomorrow's potential storm, or at any other time.

    You will be able to find regular updates at www.ukpowernetworks.co.uk and www.twitter.com/ukpowernetworks throughout this period.

    Anyone experiencing a power cut should:

  • Irwell Bridge Ordsall Chord
    Article: Feb 22, 2017

    The important rail infrastructure project known as the Ordsall Chord was given funding in 2011 by the Coalition Government as part of its economic recovery programme aimed at repairing the damage to UK caused by the Anglo-American Banking Crash. It was one of a package of rail improvement projects, among many others, announced by Rt Hon Norman Baker, the then Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Transport, at the Liberal Democrat Conference in Birmingham in September 2011.

  • Springfield Crime Wave
    Article: Feb 22, 2017

    Over recent weeks, residents in Springfield have been subjected to an increasing number of acts of vandalism. These have now spread to the Chelmer Village area and have resulted in Chelmsford Police acknowledging the problem and increasing police presence in the area. Particularly prevalent has been damage to people's vehicles such as slashed tyres and smashed windscreens.

  • EU Funded Electric Charging
    Article: Feb 20, 2017

    The popularity of all-electric vehicles is growing all the time. When visiting Aylesbury last week to sound out the possibilities for upgrading his Nissan Leaf to a new 30 Kilowatt-hour capacity model, Nick Hollinghurst who has been driving an all-electric car since August 2015, was pleasantly surprised.

    The Brexit-induced fall in the value of the Pound has been partially off-set by a fall in costs as battery manufacture expands meaning little or no cost increase like-for-like. This has all been helped by an upsurge in demand for all-electric vehicles - and with good manufacturers' offers still around it has meant that a range-enhancing upgrade is affordable.

  • Article: Feb 20, 2017
    • Peers debate Article 50 bill paving way for start of Brexit
    • Theresa May wants to invoke Article 50 - the formal two-year mechanism by which a state must leave the EU - by the end of March
    • Peers will seek to guarantee the rights of EU citizens currently living in the UK and the role of Parliament in scrutinising the Brexit process
    • Follow our live coverage of today's events
  • Cash
    Article: Feb 19, 2017

    Essex County Council Conservatives have voted down Liberal Democrat proposals to:

    • address the Essex NHS and social care crisis by increasing funding for partnership working with the NHS and care providers
    • put more of the Highways budget under local control, to speed up the repair of local roads and deliver important safety schemes
    • invest in new youth services including school lunchtime sessions
    • address Conservative cuts to school transport and recycling centres
  • Rickmansworth
    Article: Feb 18, 2017

    Welcome to 'Rickmansworth This Week e-news'

    Nearly 90 motorists per week are compensated by Highways Authorities for pothole damage to their cars. Last year this cost c £12m, average £650 per incident.
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    The number of private renters made homeless since 2010 has trebled. Last year it was 18,820.……………………………………..

  • Article: Feb 18, 2017

    The scene of an accident just before Xmas outside John Lewis has been abandoned with no further work planned, even before any restoration work is done.

    LibDem councillor Malcolm Cowan reported the damage on 23 December. Loose parts that came off the vehicle that crashed were removed, but that is all. Now Malcolm has received a report saying nothing remains to be done - no repair of the broken cycle racks, no repair to the smashed paving, no removal of the temporary protective fencing. It is both potentially dangerous, as well as an eyesore. The report from HCC highways says: