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Daily Record
Hillsborough victims honoured with Freedom of the City of LiverpoolFreedom of Liverpool The names of all 96 victims were read out to a hushed cou
Hillsborough victims honoured with Freedom of the City of Liverpool
Daily Record / Posted 3 hours ago
Freedom of Liverpool The names of all 96 victims were read out to a hushed council chamber by deputy Mayor Ann O’Byrne, Lib Dem leader Richard Kemp, Green party leader Tom Crone and Liberal councillor Steve Radford. The decision to announce the... Read more
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Scotsman
Tom Peterkin: Calm before storm as Holyrood prepares for kick offhowever, were familiar. Therefore there was criticism that her approach seemed
Tom Peterkin: Calm before storm as Holyrood prepares for kick off
Scotsman / Posted 5 hours ago
however, were familiar. Therefore there was criticism that her approach seemed more managerial than visionary. It was the Lib Dem leader, Willie Rennie, who accused her of seeking “security in timidity”. “She is hunting for things like plans,... Read more
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Daily Mirror
96 Hillsborough victims honoured with Freedom of the City of Liverpool awardhonour posthumously. The names of all 96 victims were read out to a hushed cou
96 Hillsborough victims honoured with Freedom of the City of Liverpool award
Daily Mirror / Posted 6 hours ago
honour posthumously. The names of all 96 victims were read out to a hushed council chamber by deputy Mayor Ann O’Byrne, Lib Dem leader Richard Kemp, Green party leader Tom Crone and Liberal councillor Steve Radford. The decision to announce the... Read more
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Liverpool Echo
Freedom of the City for the 96could now follow The names of all 96 victims were read out to a hushed council
Freedom of the City for the 96
Liverpool Echo / Posted 8 hours ago
could now follow The names of all 96 victims were read out to a hushed council chamber by deputy Mayor Ann O’Byrne, Lib Dem leader Richard Kemp, Green party leader Tom Crone and Liberal councillor Steve Radford. The decision to announce the... Read more
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heraldscotland
Nicola Sturgeon bids to deliver 'education excellence' for allprogressively". Her party has ruled out increasing the basic rate of income ta
Nicola Sturgeon bids to deliver 'education excellence' for all
heraldscotland / Posted 11 hours ago
progressively". Her party has ruled out increasing the basic rate of income tax - a move supported by both Labour and the Lib Dems - during the next five years, with Ms Sturgeon saying: "We will protect those on low and middle incomes." But with... Read more
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This is West Country
Councillor Leigh Redman talks life as a county councillorof all 55 elected councillors and I am a Labour councillor. The current make u
Councillor Leigh Redman talks life as a county councillor
This is West Country / Posted 12 hours ago
of all 55 elected councillors and I am a Labour councillor. The current make up of Somerset County is 31 conservative, 14 lib/dem, 4 Ukip, three Labour and three independent. Somerset has a Tory ruling party with a lib/dem opposition. A cabinet... Read more
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Evening Standard
London backs staying in the EU, poll showsfound that men and women, the under-55s, and both inner and outer London are al
London backs staying in the EU, poll shows
Evening Standard / Posted 18 hours ago
found that men and women, the under-55s, and both inner and outer London are all on balance for Remain. Green Party and Lib Dem supporters are also backing Remain. Backlash at 'patronising' EU #votein social media campaign London’s Brexiteers... Read more
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chroniclelive
Will increased parking charges push shoppers out of city centre?have been raised that the increased charges will affect local businesses and pu
Will increased parking charges push shoppers out of city centre?
chroniclelive / Posted 19 hours ago
have been raised that the increased charges will affect local businesses and put shoppers off the city centre. Lib Dem campaigner Niall Hodson Liberal Democrat Councillor Niall Hodson said: “This news will not be welcomed by local... Read more
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Sussex Express
Outgoing county council chairman praised for humour, optimism and effectivenesshad been ‘full of optimism and solutions and I think if anything that should be
Outgoing county council chairman praised for humour, optimism and effectiveness
Sussex Express / Posted 20 hours ago
had been ‘full of optimism and solutions and I think if anything that should be your testament’. David Tutt, leader of the Lib Dem group, added, “Colin, it’s been great fun it really has. “Can I thank you for the good humour you have shown in... Read more
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Liverpool Echo
Knowsley's new opposition declare war over Prescot's former greenbeltpressure on public services and the loss of views and clear boundaries with nei
Knowsley's new opposition declare war over Prescot's former greenbelt
Liverpool Echo / Posted 22 hours ago
pressure on public services and the loss of views and clear boundaries with neighbouring areas. Carl Cashman, Knowsley Lib Dem chair and a Prescot North councillor, said: “A lot of residents have concerns about the impact on local services,... Read more
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walesonline
The angry Labour meeting over Kirsty Williams' cabinet jobEast AM] Mike Hedges to explain how it wasn’t a coalition, but his reply was un
The angry Labour meeting over Kirsty Williams' cabinet job
walesonline / Posted yesterday
East AM] Mike Hedges to explain how it wasn’t a coalition, but his reply was unconvincing. “The left are angry that the Lib Dems are in government, but the biggest issue most people have is that no process was followed. Carwyn just bounced the... Read more
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Sussex Express
Police investigating election fraud claims in Lewescomment after Lewes Liberal Democrats made claims the Conservative party commit
Police investigating election fraud claims in Lewes
Sussex Express / Posted yesterday
comment after Lewes Liberal Democrats made claims the Conservative party committed election offences in the district. The Lib Dems made an appeal to the force’s Chief Constable to look into the claims, which they say are similar to others being... Read more
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Daily Mirror
This graph shows how Britain's poorest pay more tax than the richany year under Labour until the 2008 financial crash. George Osborne insists h
This graph shows how Britain's poorest pay more tax than the rich
Daily Mirror / Posted yesterday
any year under Labour until the 2008 financial crash. George Osborne insists he is helping the worst off by embracing the Lib Dem policy of more than doubling the income tax threshold - taking minimum wage earners out of income tax. He also... Read more
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Daily Telegraph
How will turnout affect the result?to him that UKIP supporters are more likely to turn up than their counterparts
How will turnout affect the result?
Daily Telegraph / Posted yesterday
to him that UKIP supporters are more likely to turn up than their counterparts from the Conservatives, Labour and the Lib Dems. While three in four Labour and Lib Dem supporters want to stay in the EU, they are less likely to vote than their... Read more
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Scotsman
Kenny MacAskill ‘unsure’ if he broke law over Lockerbie bookwasn’t it put before the Scottish court? It wasn’t put before the Scottish just
Kenny MacAskill ‘unsure’ if he broke law over Lockerbie book
Scotsman / Posted 2 days ago
wasn’t it put before the Scottish court? It wasn’t put before the Scottish justice secretary or the Scottish Government.” Lib Dem leader Willie Rennie has called for Mr MacAskill to be investigated, saying the former minister should “not be... Read more
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Guardian Unlimited
Fourth member of Isis 'Beatles' identifiedauthorities, he said. Mahmoud later joined Isis and was killed in Tikrit, Iraq,
Fourth member of Isis 'Beatles' identified
Guardian Unlimited / Posted 2 days ago
authorities, he said. Mahmoud later joined Isis and was killed in Tikrit, Iraq, in April 2015. Salah al-Bander a former Lib Dem councillor in Cambridge who first raised the alarm about El Shafee’s journey to Syria in 2012, said that El Shafee... Read more
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walesonline
Vote Leave placards removed from public spaces in Cardiffon Twitter by Alice Teague And the official Brexit campaign in Wales has urged
Vote Leave placards removed from public spaces in Cardiff
walesonline / Posted 2 days ago
on Twitter by Alice Teague And the official Brexit campaign in Wales has urged its supporters to comply with the rules. Lib Dem councillor for Penylan, Bill Kelloway, said: “I have noticed a number of these Vote Leave placards appearing on what... Read more
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Daily Mirror
Tessa Jowell begs Labour not to become a 'sect obsessed with rooting out heresy'population to get over the line." The remarks were a signal to Jeremy Corbyn
Tessa Jowell begs Labour not to become a 'sect obsessed with rooting out heresy'
Daily Mirror / Posted 2 days ago
population to get over the line." The remarks were a signal to Jeremy Corbyn He has been humiliated after the Labour and Lib Dem led chamber held up "extreme" housing laws and benefit cuts. But she said: "However he may feel thwarted by this... Read more
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Ilford Recorder
Motion to create primary school places in South Woodford thrown outthrown out The council has rejected a motion to create 100 primary school plac
Motion to create primary school places in South Woodford thrown out
Ilford Recorder / Posted 2 days ago
thrown out The council has rejected a motion to create 100 primary school places in the borough. Cllr Gwyneth Deakins, (Lib Dem, Roding), proposed the motion at Thursday’s full council meeting to create places in South Woodford following... Read more
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Gazette News
Parking fees introduced at popular playing fieldresidents will also be able to pay for overnight permits, costing £63 per year.
Parking fees introduced at popular playing field
Gazette News / Posted 2 days ago
residents will also be able to pay for overnight permits, costing £63 per year. Theresa Higgins, Mayor of Colchester and Lib Dem councillor for New Town and Christ Church, said: “One thing we have always said is there is not enough parking in the... Read more
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Daily Mirror
This Brexit group targeted National Front supporters for votes on Facebooknaive" and said: "It was probably a mistake." Facebook told members of the Nat
This Brexit group targeted National Front supporters for votes on Facebook
Daily Mirror / Posted 3 days ago
naive" and said: "It was probably a mistake." Facebook told members of the National Front Group why they received the ad Lib Dem leader Tim Farron said: "It is staggering that major players in the leave campaign have been trawling the dark... Read more
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walesonline
New portrait of Charles Kennedy shows 'steeliness' of Iraq War opponenthe had integrity, he was down to earth, he had principles – all the sorts of th
New portrait of Charles Kennedy shows 'steeliness' of Iraq War opponent
walesonline / Posted 3 days ago
he had integrity, he was down to earth, he had principles – all the sorts of things I admire in people.” The former Lib Dem leader fought, in the words of his family , a “battle with alcoholism”. Describing the decision to include words... Read more
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Daily Mirror
Nelson's Column: What Brexit Britain might look like this time next year with Michael Gove as PMchallenging John Major for the Tory leadership. It’s his pointy ears and uncann
Nelson's Column: What Brexit Britain might look like this time next year with Michael Gove as PM
Daily Mirror / Posted 3 days ago
challenging John Major for the Tory leadership. It’s his pointy ears and uncanny resemblance to Star Trek’s Mr Spock. Lib Dem leader Tim Farron says David Cameron only included spaceports in the Queen’s Speech so the PM can beam the Brexit... Read more
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walesonline
Kirsty Williams confirmed as Education Secretaryby her party at a special conference near Newtown, Powys. Ms Williams has deni
Kirsty Williams confirmed as Education Secretary
walesonline / Posted 4 days ago
by her party at a special conference near Newtown, Powys. Ms Williams has denied her appointment – which was backed by Lib Dem leader Tim Farron – would effectively mean the Lib Dems ceased to exist in the Senedd. The deal between Ms Williams... Read more
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walesonline
The days of cheery consensus in the Assembly are gonenaming of the one Liberal Democrat AM, Kirsty Williams, as “Cabinet Secretary f
The days of cheery consensus in the Assembly are gone
walesonline / Posted 5 days ago
naming of the one Liberal Democrat AM, Kirsty Williams, as “Cabinet Secretary for Education”. Kirsty Williams is the only Lib Dem AM but she could be about to wield the greatest power of her career Her appointment must be ratified by the Welsh... Read more
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EDP24 - Eastern Daily Press
Conservatives accused of ‘petty politics’ in attempting to oust chair of coastal flood working groupto the new working group, and elected two of their own, Claire Bowes and Tony W
Conservatives accused of ‘petty politics’ in attempting to oust chair of coastal flood working group
EDP24 - Eastern Daily Press / Posted 5 days ago
to the new working group, and elected two of their own, Claire Bowes and Tony White, effectively eliminating any Green or Lib Dem representation from the group. “It really took me by surprise,” Dr Strong, for Wells, said after the meeting.... Read more
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Daily Mirror
Nick Clegg and Ken Clarke are making a LOT of money after time in coalitionMP Louise Haigh, who like Mr Clegg is an MP in Sheffield, said: “People in Shef
Nick Clegg and Ken Clarke are making a LOT of money after time in coalition
Daily Mirror / Posted 5 days ago
MP Louise Haigh, who like Mr Clegg is an MP in Sheffield, said: “People in Sheffield will not be impressed that their Lib Dem MP has pocketed a six figure sum cashing in on his time propping up the Tories . “With his record in Government -... Read more
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Reading Evening Post
Wokingham council leader responds to leaked email scandal9. Councillor Keith Baker speaking at the Wokingham Borough Council meeting on
Wokingham council leader responds to leaked email scandal
Reading Evening Post / Posted 5 days ago
9. Councillor Keith Baker speaking at the Wokingham Borough Council meeting on Thursday, May 19 When questioned by former Lib Dem Cllr Keith Malvern, the council leader said: "I don't comment on leaked documents I'm afraid. "Basically, that did... Read more
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The Welwyn & Hatfield Times
‘Town’s key principles risked by council sloth’regime known as the Estate Management Scheme, designed to preserve the vision o
‘Town’s key principles risked by council sloth’
The Welwyn & Hatfield Times / Posted 5 days ago
regime known as the Estate Management Scheme, designed to preserve the vision of the town’s founders. But according to Lib Dem councillor Malcolm Cowan, the scheme has been enforced just once, when an errant home-owner removed a large satellite... Read more
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Daily Mirror
Tory Northern Powerhouse minister sent just THREE letters about steel crisissteel, SSI, Tata or Redcar over the period. Corus steelworks at Redcar, where
Tory Northern Powerhouse minister sent just THREE letters about steel crisis
Daily Mirror / Posted 5 days ago
steel, SSI, Tata or Redcar over the period. Corus steelworks at Redcar, where more than 2,000 people lost their jobs Lib Dem Greg Mulholland condemned the Minister's apparent lack of action - suggesting it indicated dishonesty at the heart of... Read more
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The New Statesman
Michael Gove pledges to campaign for higher NHS spending even if the UK remains in the EUwould be as acceptable as a member of any other faith – an increase of three pe
Michael Gove pledges to campaign for higher NHS spending even if the UK remains in the EU
The New Statesman / Posted 5 days ago
would be as acceptable as a member of any other faith – an increase of three percentage points since 2014. In party terms Lib Dem voters are the most likely (81 per cent) to agree with that statement, followed by Labour voters (74 per cent), Tory... Read more
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The New Statesman
Antisemitism is rare in Britain, but Labour should still examine itselfwould be as acceptable as a member of any other faith – an increase of three pe
Antisemitism is rare in Britain, but Labour should still examine itself
The New Statesman / Posted 5 days ago
would be as acceptable as a member of any other faith – an increase of three percentage points since 2014. In party terms Lib Dem voters are the most likely (81 per cent) to agree with that statement, followed by Labour voters (74 per cent), Tory... Read more
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Gazette
South Gloucestershire Council's chairman re-elected for second yearBitton) was elected for a second role in office at the authority’s annual meeti
South Gloucestershire Council's chairman re-elected for second year
Gazette / Posted 5 days ago
Bitton) was elected for a second role in office at the authority’s annual meeting on Wednesday (May 18). Cllr Ian Blair (Lib Dem, Yate) was elected as vice-chairman. They were both sworn in during an official ceremony at Kingswood Civic... Read more
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Gazette News
Colchester Council Cabinet announcedDemocrat councillors, three Labour councillors and one Independent councillor r
Colchester Council Cabinet announced
Gazette News / Posted 5 days ago
Democrat councillors, three Labour councillors and one Independent councillor reflecting the power balance of the council. Lib Dem Paul Smith will remain as council leader and is also the portfolio holder for strategy. Labour's Tim Young will be... Read more
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Shropshire Star
Council’s silence is not golden « Shropshire Starand debated only in the context of the lack of an opportunity to mention or deb
Council’s silence is not golden « Shropshire Star
Shropshire Star / Posted 5 days ago
and debated only in the context of the lack of an opportunity to mention or debate them, with the leaders of the Labour and Lib Dem groups kicking up a fuss. Now, before going over the top with criticism of this omission, the point was made that it... Read more
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chroniclelive
Who's going to be the North East mayor? We look at who could be in the runningin the run-up to the vote on June 23, and thoughts may turn to the mayoral elec
Who's going to be the North East mayor? We look at who could be in the running
chroniclelive / Posted 5 days ago
in the run-up to the vote on June 23, and thoughts may turn to the mayoral election after that.Liberal Democrats The Lib Dems have suffered setbacks nationally but are still a force in the North East. They came second in May’s local elections... Read more
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Daily Mirror
Carwyn Jones appoints country's only Lib Dem Assembly Member to Governmentbe an open, inclusive, and transparent administration, ready to work with other
Carwyn Jones appoints country's only Lib Dem Assembly Member to Government
Daily Mirror / Posted 6 days ago
be an open, inclusive, and transparent administration, ready to work with others where it is in the national interest. Lib Dem Kirsty Williams has been appointed Cabinet Secretary for Education “A critical five years lie ahead. My relentless... Read more
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walesonline
Kirsty Williams is Education Secretary in cabinet reshufflehas: “Great strength in depth. Now to get down to work” Maybe next time Huw?
Kirsty Williams is Education Secretary in cabinet reshuffle
walesonline / Posted 6 days ago
has: “Great strength in depth. Now to get down to work” Maybe next time Huw? The BBC’s Vaughan Roderick points out A Lib Dem Minister in charge of tuition fees? This should be interesting. The only new blood in the cabinet will be the... Read more
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Daily Mirror
Political lobbying firm at centre of probe into payments to peersAffairs from 2014. The peers were all members of the Constables' Advisory Pane
Political lobbying firm at centre of probe into payments to peers
Daily Mirror / Posted 6 days ago
Affairs from 2014. The peers were all members of the Constables' Advisory Panel which was set up by the CCC. They include Lib Dem Angela Harris, Labour's Ruth Henig and cross-bencher Baroness Lola Young. There is no suggestion they have done... Read more
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Scotsman
Three in ten offenders reconvicted within a yearthat robust community sentences, such as CPOs, are more effective at reducing r
Three in ten offenders reconvicted within a year
Scotsman / Posted 6 days ago
that robust community sentences, such as CPOs, are more effective at reducing reoffending than short custodial sentences.” Lib Dem justice spokesman Liam McArthur said: “Too many prisoners struggle to break free of the vicious cycle of offending... Read more
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Yorkshire evening post
‘Trolleybus is so last week - Leeds is driving into the future’ says council leaderBlake pointed out that successive Governments and councils of different politic
‘Trolleybus is so last week - Leeds is driving into the future’ says council leader
Yorkshire evening post / Posted 6 days ago
Blake pointed out that successive Governments and councils of different political persuasions - Leeds was led by a Tory-Lib Dem coalition until 2011- had played a part in the decades-long discussions. And she insisted that the local leadership... Read more
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walesonline
Live updates as Carwyn Jones appoints his new Cabinetwho will also be looking to get top jobs. There will also be interest over the
Live updates as Carwyn Jones appoints his new Cabinet
walesonline / Posted 6 days ago
who will also be looking to get top jobs. There will also be interest over the possibility of the Assembly's one Welsh Lib Dem, Kirsty Williams joining Labour's minority government. Labour has been able to form a government after two days of... Read more
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Hampshire Chronicle
Jane Rutter elected as new Mayor of Winchesterand Headbourne Worthy. She has helped organise the popular Worthys Festival, a
Jane Rutter elected as new Mayor of Winchester
Hampshire Chronicle / Posted 6 days ago
and Headbourne Worthy. She has helped organise the popular Worthys Festival, a week-long celebration of village life. Lib Dem group leader Lucille Thompson spoke glowingly of Cllr Rutter: “I know she will be an impressive mayor and will... Read more
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Express and Star
Walsall Council's Labour leader pledges power to the people « Express & Starto be repaired. It comes after Councillor Coughlan announced that he and his L
Walsall Council's Labour leader pledges power to the people « Express & Star
Express and Star / Posted 6 days ago
to be repaired. It comes after Councillor Coughlan announced that he and his Labour group had formed a coalition with the Lib Dems to take control of the council. The group has already announced it will make a U-turn on Tory plans to close seven... Read more
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Wandsworth Guardian
Shared service arrangement between Richmond and Wandsworth finalised, but labelled 'reckless' and 'undemocratic' by opponentsfor Children with Kingston. “If Gareth Roberts wants to put this to the electo
Shared service arrangement between Richmond and Wandsworth finalised, but labelled 'reckless' and 'undemocratic' by opponents
Wandsworth Guardian / Posted 6 days ago
for Children with Kingston. “If Gareth Roberts wants to put this to the electorate he is entitled to do that. “My Lib Dem opponents voted against this but failed to offer a single proposal about how they would fill the [financial]... Read more
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Express and Star
Lib Dem leader on panel for Question Time in Walsall « Express & StarIt features Lib Dem leader Tim Farron, the Government’s Energy Secretary Amber
Lib Dem leader on panel for Question Time in Walsall « Express & Star
Express and Star / Posted 6 days ago
It features Lib Dem leader Tim Farron, the Government’s Energy Secretary Amber Rudd and Labour’s former Chief Secretary to the Treasury Yvette Cooper. UKIP’s deputy leader Paul Nuttall and journalist and broadcaster Paul Mason make up the... Read more
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Manchester Evening News
Manchester council to spend £1.5m on more social workers and managers amid fears of another Ofsted failfollowing the election - the first being £2.5m to move staff out of the town ha
Manchester council to spend £1.5m on more social workers and managers amid fears of another Ofsted fail
Manchester Evening News / Posted 6 days ago
following the election - the first being £2.5m to move staff out of the town hall amid health and safety fears. Lib Dem Councillor John Leech, recently elected Manchester’s only opposition member, said: “It is impossible to come to any... Read more
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EveningTimes Online
Scotland's biggest Pride event backs campaign to tackle homophobic bullyingfigures have endorsed the campaign since its launch in June last year including
Scotland's biggest Pride event backs campaign to tackle homophobic bullying
EveningTimes Online / Posted 6 days ago
figures have endorsed the campaign since its launch in June last year including Scottish Green party leader Patrick Harvie, Lib Dem leader Willie Rennie and Holywood actress Emma Thompson. A TIE spokesman said: “This is a huge step forward for both... Read more
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Sky News Australia
Cameron accused of 'watering down' speechon learning from a Government that cuts taxes on capital gains" and "an insult
Cameron accused of 'watering down' speech
Sky News Australia / Posted 7 days ago
on learning from a Government that cuts taxes on capital gains" and "an insult to young people wanting and education". Lib Dem leader Tim Farron criticised the Government for "running out of steam". He said: "Thirty announcements, but 28 have... Read more
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Scotsman
Tom Peterkin: Has wheel of fortune come off SNP’s bandwagon?a raft of new tax powers at Holyrood’s disposal. The dilemma of whether to seek
Tom Peterkin: Has wheel of fortune come off SNP’s bandwagon?
Scotsman / Posted 7 days ago
a raft of new tax powers at Holyrood’s disposal. The dilemma of whether to seek support from the high-tax Labour, Green and Lib Dem parties or to enter a Faustian pact with the Conservatives falls to him. The veteran Fergus Ewing has been promoted... Read more
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