Dacorum Symphony Orchestra – Programme for 2014-15

by Nick Hollinghurst on September 28, 2014

The DSO gave its first concert in 1972 and has performed an annual series of symphony concerts ever since.  It has accompanied a long list of famous soloists, and over the years there have been many overseas visits and exchanges.   Buy a ticket for all four DSO Concerts in the 2014-15 Season at a reduced […]

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Local Diary Dates

by Nick Hollinghurst on September 27, 2014

Tenant and Leaseholder Day – 27 Sep 2014 12:00 – 4.00 pm Event for all council tenants and leaseholders. A fun day and a chance to get the latest information on the housing service.  www.dacorum.gov.uk/housing South Hill Centre, Cemetery Hill, Hemel Hempstead HP1 1JF If you need help with transport, please contact the Tenant Involvement […]

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Dacorum:  Your Views Invited on Detail of New Development Plans

by Nick Hollinghurst on September 26, 2014

24 September – 5 November 2014 Cllr Andrew Williams, Leader of Dacorum Borough Council says “We have had to make difficult decisions over how we accommodate the needs of our growing population, particularly regarding the level of new homes, and have reluctantly released some allocated Green Belt land to support this. We need your views on […]

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Liberal Democrat party members in Watford Constituency have chosen Dorothy Thornhill (the elected Mayor of Watford) as the Lib Dem Parliamentary Candidate for 2015. Party members had a choice of candidates between Cllr Rabi Martins, Hugh Annand and Dorothy. Dorothy was elected in the first round of voting and was the clear choice of party members. Both Hugh […]

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At Labour’s Conference Ed Miliband said nothing to prove Labour is capable of running the economy again. This was not a speech from a Prime Minister in waiting.   Miliband has meekly repackaged old and borrowed ideas and hoped for the best. In Government, Liberal Democrats have proved that that we can build a stronger economy and fix Labour’s […]

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Unemployment Falls Again

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The latest unemployment figures from the ONS have been released showing a fall by 146,000, lowering the total unemployment count to 2.02 million. The figures released today show that unemployment has fallen to 6.2%, the lowest rate in six years. Business Secretary Vince Cable called today’s positive labour market figures “no accident” and said that […]

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The Mystery of Ed Miliband’s Mansion Tax

by Nick Hollinghurst on September 24, 2014

At Labour’s Autumn Conference closing speech, Labour leader Ed Miliband announced plans to put an extra £2.5bn into the NHS should he get elected next May. He said the money would be paid for with a mansion tax – but Ed Miliband’s mansion tax revenue seems very much a mystery. This is the third time in […]

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One Step Closer to Enshrining UK Aid Target, In Law

by Nick Hollinghurst on September 22, 2014

Liberal Democrats are one step closer to enshrining the UK aid target in law after winning a crucial vote in the House of Commons today. In government Liberal Democrats made sure the UK met the UN’s international aid target of 0.7%. As the only country in the G7 to meet the target, Liberal Democrat Michael Moore MP  tabled […]

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The Beginning of a New, Stronger Country For Us All

by Nick Hollinghurst on September 19, 2014

After Scotland decided to remain in the UK, Liberal Democrats are now working for a stronger Scotland within the UK.   This is an exciting time as now we can start delivering more powers to Scotland. Commenting on the results, Nick Clegg said: “I’m absolutely delighted the Scottish people have taken this momentous decision to […]

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Dacorum Household Waste Recycling Centres – Closure Protest

by Nick Hollinghurst on September 17, 2014

When Dacorum Liberal Democrats learned of the plans to close two of the county’s 18 Household Waste Recycling Centres, close all others for two days a week and standardise opening hours everywhere from 8 a.m. to 4 a.m. they were immediately concerned. Reducing access like this would discourage use of the recycling centres, increase the risk […]

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