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8.3m families will benefit twice from the Liberal Democrat tax cut, new analysis has revealed. Thanks to Liberal Democrats increasing the personal tax allowance to £10,600, these families will on average be £1,330 better off each year. New research using HM Treasury’s tax and benefit model shows that our flagship policy of increasing the amount […]

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Chiltern Society Events

by Nick Hollinghurst on January 24, 2015

Check out the Chiltern Society for ideas of things to do and to book yourself onto any of the events, members get a discounted price. Meanwhile here are a few events to whet your appetite: The Changing Wildlife of The Chilterns – A Talk by John Tyler Tuesday 27th January – Whitehill Centre, Chesham. Bar […]

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Liberal Democrat MP Tim Farron writes in the Independent: “In 2003 Britain was led by the Labour Party with Conservative support into a war with Iraq which many people in our country believe was illegal. “It is why on the eve of the conflict a million people took to the streets to protest against the […]

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Employment at a Record High of 30.8m

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Figures released by the Office of National Statistics (ONS) show that the rate of employment is at a record high of 30.8m. In the last three months employment rose by 37,000 and was up 512,000 on the year. For the first time since 2008 the unemployment rate has fallen below 6 per cent, falling 1.3 […]

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News from Rickmansworth Liberal Democrats

by Nick Hollinghurst on January 19, 2015

Temporary Road Closures Harefield Rd, from 9.30am-3.30pm on Sunday 25th January, for approx. 2 weeks, from the junction with Woodcock Hill to the junction with Church Street. This is to allow the replacement of telegraph poles. Sarratt Lane, 9.30am-3.30pm, 3rd February , from junction with Bridle Lane to junction with Loudwater Ridge. This is to […]

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What’s On

by Nick Hollinghurst on January 16, 2015

  Saturday 17th – Dacorum Symphony Orchestra – Rachmaninov (Rhapsody on a theme of Paganini) and Tchaikovsky (Symphony No. 5). At the Centenary Theatre, Berkhamsted School, Kings Road, Berkhamsted, commencing at 7.30pm. Tickets £12 (concessions £10, 18yrs and under £5. Contact 01494 727240 Sunday 18th – Hertfordshire Chamber Orchestra at the Church of St Peter and St Paul at […]

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Hertfordshire and Bedfordshire Hospitals Under Great Pressure

by Nick Hollinghurst on January 14, 2015

… are reporting that Emergency health services across Hertfordshire and Bedfordshire are experiencing major pressures. Accident and Emergency departments are being stretched by the number of patients arriving at their doors, as is the Ambulance service. The situation is so serious that health bosses and the most senior doctors from Hertfordshire and Bedfordshire have united […]

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Winter Flooding – Prepare Ahead

by Nick Hollinghurst on January 13, 2015

It may have been the driest September on record, but we still saw flooding in Hertfordshire well away from rivers, with heavy storms causing flash floods across the county. Residents should check if their property may be at risk of flooding and think ahead about how they can protect themselves and their property. The most […]

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If you have not yet made an application you should apply online now at www.hertsdirect.org/admissions With the closing date for applications fast approaching, it is vital that parents make their applications on time. Leaflets explaining the Under 11s process were distributed to families at the beginning of November. They were posted directly to families of […]

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Hertfordshire Year of Walking 2015

by Nick Hollinghurst on January 10, 2015

The Hertfordshire Year of Walking, taking place throughout 2015 is a celebration of all the fantastic walking opportunities the county has to offer and aims to get more people in Herts active by encouraging residents to walk for fun, fitness and for function. The Walks programme is now available to view online at www.hertfordshirehealthwalks.org Hertfordshire Health Walks […]

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