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The New Statesman
Yesterday showed us the real Owen Smith: and it ain't prettyfrom Saddam Hussein’s Iraq, and when Tom Watson put out an election leaflet rea
Yesterday showed us the real Owen Smith: and it ain't pretty
The New Statesman / Posted 11 hours ago
from Saddam Hussein’s Iraq, and when Tom Watson put out an election leaflet reading “Labour is on your side, the Lib Dems are on the side of failed asylum seekers”. Smith’s problem is that his mask keeps slipping. And every time it does,... Read more
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chroniclelive
Pictures show the scale of back-lane dumping of student furniturepack up and leave for the summer. Clearing their properties out to prepare for
Pictures show the scale of back-lane dumping of student furniture
chroniclelive / Posted 14 hours ago
pack up and leave for the summer. Clearing their properties out to prepare for the arrival of a new batch of tenants, the Lib Dems say unscrupulous owners leave back alleys strewn with waste they don’t want to keep — but won’t pay to have taken... Read more
17h
Pendle Today
Row over Colne land sell offA row has erupted between political leaders over the sale of a section of land
Row over Colne land sell off
Pendle Today / Posted 17 hours ago
A row has erupted between political leaders over the sale of a section of land in Colne for housing. Labour and the Lib Dems which control Pendle Council have been accused of “profiteering” by Conservative leader Coun. Joe Cooney over a proposal to... Read more
20h
Surrey Advertiser
Woking Council boss has defended major investment as debt spiralspublic infrastructure, opportunities for jobs, homes to live in, address traffi
Woking Council boss has defended major investment as debt spirals
Surrey Advertiser / Posted 20 hours ago
public infrastructure, opportunities for jobs, homes to live in, address traffic congestion.”Cllr Will Forster “The Lib Dems and I do not think the council should be investing in property well outside the borough, as it attempted to do in... Read more
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Evening Standard
Comment: The Mayor makes a start on housingthat a majority now favours reform of the Lords. The Tories often found their
Comment: The Mayor makes a start on housing
Evening Standard / Posted yesterday
that a majority now favours reform of the Lords. The Tories often found their bills thwarted in the Lords — in which the Lib-Dems, supporters of upper-house reform, are over-represented — in a way that was unhelpful to the good working of... Read more
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Daily Telegraph
How every politician has answered Mumsnet's 'favourite biscuit' question since 2009It should at least help him keep his energy up in his endless, lonely journey t
How every politician has answered Mumsnet's 'favourite biscuit' question since 2009
Daily Telegraph / Posted yesterday
It should at least help him keep his energy up in his endless, lonely journey through the political wilderness which the Lib Dems must now inhabit. Zac Goldsmith's answer (chocolate digestive) was as boring as his campaign, while former soldier... Read more
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Ilford Recorder
Councillors in row over Charlie Brown’s upgradebe logged in. Last week Labour and Lib Dem councillors argued over a petition
Councillors in row over Charlie Brown’s upgrade
Ilford Recorder / Posted yesterday
be logged in. Last week Labour and Lib Dem councillors argued over a petition started by Cllr Gwyneth Deakins (Roding, Lib Dems) calling for Mayor of London Sadiq Khan to promise to make Charlie Brown’s roundabout in South Woodford a... Read more
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Bolton News
Coalition revisited? Tories back Lib Dem idea to cut number of allowances paid to councillorssubject of reducing the amount paid by the Bolton Council in Special Responsibi
Coalition revisited? Tories back Lib Dem idea to cut number of allowances paid to councillors
Bolton News / Posted yesterday
subject of reducing the amount paid by the Bolton Council in Special Responsibility Allowances (SRAs) for councillors. The Lib Dems and their leader Cllr Roger Hayes have been campaigning to reduce the amount spent by the council on SRAs for the... Read more
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Daily Record
This PFI prison is set to cost Scottish taxpayers nearly a BILLIONthe total bill for the privately built and managed public projects in Scotland
This PFI prison is set to cost Scottish taxpayers nearly a BILLION
Daily Record / Posted 3 days ago
the total bill for the privately built and managed public projects in Scotland will climb above £36billion. Labour and the Lib Dems declined to comment on the Addiewell figures. Scottish Greens justice spokesman John Finnie MSP said: “PFI has been... Read more
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express
Six-figure salaries for Scottish NHS staff despite a string of cutsnow and have let the pressure on it build up without giving it the resources it
Six-figure salaries for Scottish NHS staff despite a string of cuts
express / Posted 5 days ago
now and have let the pressure on it build up without giving it the resources it needs." Alex Cole-Hamilton of the Scottish Lib Dems said: "Unless we start seeing investment on a substantial scale then the pressures will be intolerable." Health... Read more
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chroniclelive
A Toon Moor Army? Newcastle residents fight to protect city's green havenproposal is way out of proportion. It’s taking a fairly large sledgehammer to c
A Toon Moor Army? Newcastle residents fight to protect city's green haven
chroniclelive / Posted 5 days ago
proposal is way out of proportion. It’s taking a fairly large sledgehammer to crack a very small nut,” he said. The Lib Dems say they are conscious of the need to improve safety at the junction for all road users, including cyclists and... Read more
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Gazette News
Sports is first priority for Northern Gatewayinclude national bodies such as Sports England, European funding, and the Local
Sports is first priority for Northern Gateway
Gazette News / Posted 6 days ago
include national bodies such as Sports England, European funding, and the Local Enterprise Partnership. Cllr Phil Coleman (Lib Dems), who had been involved in a recent consultation with PE course leaders across Colchester, praised the council’s... Read more
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Reading Evening Post
Jubilant Labour holds all seatswhen she was selected as Lib Dem parliamentary candidate. WOKINGHAM district r
Jubilant Labour holds all seats
Reading Evening Post / Posted 6 days ago
when she was selected as Lib Dem parliamentary candidate. WOKINGHAM district remains a Labour-free zone as the Tories and Lib Dems clung on to the seats they were contesting. Even where the names changed, party allegiance was the order of the day... Read more
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EDP24 - Eastern Daily Press
Lib Dem leader resigns from North Norfolk District CouncilField Dalling, Saxlingham, Letheringsett, Glandford, Brinton, Sharrington, Thor
Lib Dem leader resigns from North Norfolk District Council
EDP24 - Eastern Daily Press / Posted 8 days ago
Field Dalling, Saxlingham, Letheringsett, Glandford, Brinton, Sharrington, Thornage, Stody and Hunworth. Last month, the Lib Dems took a district council seat from the Conservatives after Pierre Butikofer won a by-election for the Astley ward,... Read more
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Daily Telegraph
BBC accused of sexism over 'gendered' Great British Bake Off icingshow that just blythely ignores gender stereotypes it's Bake Off so why the dif
BBC accused of sexism over 'gendered' Great British Bake Off icing
Daily Telegraph / Posted 8 days ago
show that just blythely ignores gender stereotypes it's Bake Off so why the different icing?" Tim Farron, leader of the Lib Dems, said: "Looking forward to catching #GBBO but I hope the pink icing for girls, blue icing for boys is dropped." The... Read more
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Daily Telegraph
Whitehall spent more than half a billion pounds on redundancy payments in two yearshave gone and a further squeeze on spending will see another 1000,000 jobs axed
Whitehall spent more than half a billion pounds on redundancy payments in two years
Daily Telegraph / Posted 8 days ago
have gone and a further squeeze on spending will see another 1000,000 jobs axed before 2020. Tim Farron, leader of the Lib Dems, said: "People should get a fair redundancy payment but hundreds of thousands of pounds to the most senior civil... Read more
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express
Whitehall spends half a BILLION pounds of YOUR cash on redundancies, shocking stats revealworth a princely sum of £100,000 and four more worth in excess of £200,000 were
Whitehall spends half a BILLION pounds of YOUR cash on redundancies, shocking stats reveal
express / Posted 9 days ago
worth a princely sum of £100,000 and four more worth in excess of £200,000 were paid out. Tim Farron, leader of the Lib Dems, said: “People should get a fair redundancy payment but hundreds of thousands of pounds to the most senior civil... Read more
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Daily Mirror
New 'Duke of Westminster Tax' would stop aristocrats dodging inheritance taxof Westminster Tax’ to stop mega-rich aristocrats passing on their estates to t
New 'Duke of Westminster Tax' would stop aristocrats dodging inheritance tax
Daily Mirror / Posted 9 days ago
of Westminster Tax’ to stop mega-rich aristocrats passing on their estates to their heirs almost entirely tax-free. The Lib Dems said they want a tough new anti-tax avoidance law to end the scandal of billionaires passing on huge wealth without... Read more
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Daily Star
Boris Johnson in control of Britain while Theresa May hikes on holidaySwiss alps And that led some to voice their worries with former Labour ministe
Boris Johnson in control of Britain while Theresa May hikes on holiday
Daily Star / Posted 9 days ago
Swiss alps And that led some to voice their worries with former Labour minister Angela Eagle spluttering: “What? Aghhhh.” Lib Dems leader Tim Farron commented: “It’s like putting the Chuckle Brothers in charge of Newsnight. "Still, at least if... Read more
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walesonline
Bid launched to clean up Cardiff's City Roadon each other’s nerves” which caused “hygiene problems” there. The comments spa
Bid launched to clean up Cardiff's City Road
walesonline / Posted 10 days ago
on each other’s nerves” which caused “hygiene problems” there. The comments sparked an angry backlash. But now local Lib Dems have begun a petition in a bid to drum up support for a number of improvements. They say they want to clean up the... Read more
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Daily Mirror
Labour MPs call on David Miliband to return and topple Jeremy Corbyn as leaderhe’d be the perfect solution.” Jeremy Corbyn is favourite to win but party reb
Labour MPs call on David Miliband to return and topple Jeremy Corbyn as leader
Daily Mirror / Posted 11 days ago
he’d be the perfect solution.” Jeremy Corbyn is favourite to win but party rebels still want someone else The Tories, Lib Dems, UKIP and Greens have all said they will not contest the West ­Yorkshire seat, left vacant by the killing of sitting... Read more
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The New Statesman
Why, despite everything, I won't be trying dating appssame pattern was repeated elsewhere. In 2005, Labour held 41 of the 59 Scottish
Why, despite everything, I won't be trying dating apps
The New Statesman / Posted 11 days ago
same pattern was repeated elsewhere. In 2005, Labour held 41 of the 59 Scottish constituencies – nearly 70 per cent. The Lib Dems were the second biggest party, with 11. Trailing third was the SNP. There was just one Tory MP, David Mundell. After... Read more
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Spalding Today
REFERENDUM: No other country that I know of would accept such a narrow majority as bindingreferendum, when the damage it will do is daily more apparent and more horrifyi
REFERENDUM: No other country that I know of would accept such a narrow majority as binding
Spalding Today / Posted 11 days ago
referendum, when the damage it will do is daily more apparent and more horrifying? I would like to see LibDems shouting all this at the top of their lungs. I left Labour and joined you recently in that hope Margaret Leyton South Lincs... Read more
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express
£12m oil fund 'FLOP'; SNP scheme helps just 300 axed workersfar. The shortfall means the project, designed partly to retrain workers as te
£12m oil fund 'FLOP'; SNP scheme helps just 300 axed workers
express / Posted 12 days ago
far. The shortfall means the project, designed partly to retrain workers as teachers, currently costs £4,000 per person. Lib Dems obtained the assistance figure from Business Minister Paul Wheelhouse in response to a parliamentary question. The... Read more
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walesonline
Another former Labour councillor accuses Cardiff group of bullyingwith his analysis. I would never join the Labour party as I have known for many
Another former Labour councillor accuses Cardiff group of bullying
walesonline / Posted 12 days ago
with his analysis. I would never join the Labour party as I have known for many years how dysfunctional it is. I left the Lib Dems several years ago in part because of the dysfunctional group on the council. “I sat as an independent with the... Read more
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The New Statesman
Whatever happened to Labour winning back Scotland?same pattern was repeated elsewhere. In 2005, Labour held 41 of the 59 Scottish
Whatever happened to Labour winning back Scotland?
The New Statesman / Posted 12 days ago
same pattern was repeated elsewhere. In 2005, Labour held 41 of the 59 Scottish constituencies – nearly 70 per cent. The Lib Dems were the second biggest party, with 11. Trailing third was the SNP. There was just one Tory MP, David Mundell. After... Read more
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Herts Advertiser
Herts Ad comment: End of an era for Lib Dem Sandysurprisingly constant even though voters went to the polls on the same day. An
Herts Ad comment: End of an era for Lib Dem Sandy
Herts Advertiser / Posted 12 days ago
surprisingly constant even though voters went to the polls on the same day. And at county council level, there are more Lib Dems representing divisions in this district than elsewhere in Herts. So now the baton of prospective parliamentary Lib... Read more
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The Ham&High Network
Former leader of Haringey Lib Dems announces switch to Labour A Crouch End Liberal Democrat politician has defected to Labour – saying she
Former leader of Haringey Lib Dems announces switch to Labour
The Ham&High Network / Posted 12 days ago
A Crouch End Liberal Democrat politician has defected to Labour – saying she no longer wants to “heckle from the sidelines”. Cllr Sarah Elliot, leader of Haringey’s Liberal Democrat... Read more
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express
Labour hits new low in the polls under Jeremy Corbynand Watson RAGES on Corbyn feud over Trotskyist invasion amid new Labour poll
Labour hits new low in the polls under Jeremy Corbyn
express / Posted 13 days ago
and Watson RAGES on Corbyn feud over Trotskyist invasion amid new Labour poll woe Ukip has 11 per cent of support and the Lib Dems are on 10 with the Greens on seven. The poll also found that 51 per cent, including 45 per cent of people who voted... Read more
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Liverpool Echo
'Time for the party animals to step back': Phil Redmond on politicsand legitimate outcome. The king makers will probably fight hard against this A
'Time for the party animals to step back': Phil Redmond on politics
Liverpool Echo / Posted 13 days ago
and legitimate outcome. The king makers will probably fight hard against this Anglican-like schism of course, while the Lib-Dems, also as usual, have spotted another State of Play for the centre ground and are mobilising their neighbourhood... Read more
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dna
David Cameron best PM since Margaret Thatcher: UK surveymany as 15 per cent of Opposition Labour voters thought that Cameron was good i
David Cameron best PM since Margaret Thatcher: UK survey
dna / Posted 13 days ago
many as 15 per cent of Opposition Labour voters thought that Cameron was good in Downing Street, along with 40 per cent of Lib Dems and a quarter of far-right UK Independence Party voters. The poll also shows that Cameron successor Theresa May's... Read more
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Isle of Wight County Press
Lib Dems' petition calls for no fracking on the Isle of WightIsle of Wight have launched a petition against fracking. AN ANTI-FRACKING peti
Lib Dems' petition calls for no fracking on the Isle of Wight
Isle of Wight County Press / Posted 13 days ago
Isle of Wight have launched a petition against fracking. AN ANTI-FRACKING petition has been launched by the Isle of Wight Lib Dems. The party has called on the Isle of Wight Council to reject fracking or oil drilling on the Island, fearing... Read more
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Liverpool Echo
Lib Dems launch petition for referendum on abolishing city mayor roleA petition has been launched by Liverpool Read More The Lib Dems say this wil
Lib Dems launch petition for referendum on abolishing city mayor role
Liverpool Echo / Posted 13 days ago
A petition has been launched by Liverpool Read More The Lib Dems say this will mean there will be three mayors in the city: Lord Mayor, which is a ceremonial role, currently held by Cllr Roz Gladden, city mayor which Joe Anderson holds and the... Read more
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heraldscotland
New row over Nicola Sturgeon's £10bn China deal as LibDems claim it is 'dead in the water'an SNP spokesman accused Mr Rennie of being "desperate to chase investment away
New row over Nicola Sturgeon's £10bn China deal as LibDems claim it is 'dead in the water'
heraldscotland / Posted 13 days ago
an SNP spokesman accused Mr Rennie of being "desperate to chase investment away from Scotland". He added: "The Lib Dems have repeatedly made clear that they don’t understand the basics of what a Memorandum of Understanding even is,... Read more
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heraldscotland
New row over Sturgeon's £10bn China deal as LibDems claim it is 'dead in the water'an SNP spokesman accused Mr Rennie of being "desperate to chase investment away
New row over Sturgeon's £10bn China deal as LibDems claim it is 'dead in the water'
heraldscotland / Posted 14 days ago
an SNP spokesman accused Mr Rennie of being "desperate to chase investment away from Scotland". He added: "The Lib Dems have repeatedly made clear that they don’t understand the basics of what a Memorandum of Understanding even is,... Read more
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Scotsman
Tom Peterkin: Swinney’s spinning plates with Fringe-like panachethe support of enough MSPs. The support of the Greens should be enough to overc
Tom Peterkin: Swinney’s spinning plates with Fringe-like panache
Scotsman / Posted 14 days ago
the support of enough MSPs. The support of the Greens should be enough to overcome the opposition of the Conservatives and Lib Dems and whatever reservations Labour has. Then Mr Swinney could turn around and say the scheme in one form or another... Read more
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birminghammail
Former Birmingham MP John Hemming selected to stand againTruth About Speaking the Truth, which is expected to be published in March 2017
Former Birmingham MP John Hemming selected to stand again
birminghammail / Posted 15 days ago
Truth About Speaking the Truth, which is expected to be published in March 2017. Mr Hemming said: “I thank the Yardley Lib Dems for their vote of confidence. I know many Yardley residents regret electing the Labour MP and would like to see me... Read more
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International Business Times
UK must pull the plug on the exorbitant Hinkley Point nuclear power project the gap. French technology would provide the expertise. Best of all, it enthuse
UK must pull the plug on the exorbitant Hinkley Point nuclear power project
International Business Times / Posted 15 days ago
the gap. French technology would provide the expertise. Best of all, it enthused the then Energy Secretary Ed Davey of the Lib Dems, "For the first time, a nuclear power station in this country will not have been built with money from the British... Read more
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Daily Mirror
How the Tory plan for boundary changes could make them virtually unbeatableconstituencies have a more equal number of people. A review should have been b
How the Tory plan for boundary changes could make them virtually unbeatable
Daily Mirror / Posted 16 days ago
constituencies have a more equal number of people. A review should have been brought in before the 2015 election - but the Lib Dems blocked it, fearing the Tories' plan to slash the number of seats - after they lost their chance at implementing a... Read more
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express
Theresa May warned no Tory mandate for grammar school revivalselect on ability at the age of 11. Any return to the grammar system can be ex
Theresa May warned no Tory mandate for grammar school revival
express / Posted 16 days ago
select on ability at the age of 11. Any return to the grammar system can be expected to be divisive. Both Labour and the Lib Dems have vowed to vote against any attempt by the Government to lift the ban on new grammars. Opponents argue that the... Read more
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express
Older teens could be removed from SNP state guardian schemeon parents is criticised by families Nicola Sturgeon kicked in teeth as SNP's
Older teens could be removed from SNP state guardian scheme
express / Posted 16 days ago
on parents is criticised by families Nicola Sturgeon kicked in teeth as SNP's guardian plan ruled UNLAWFUL The Scottish Lib Dems, who helped vote the scheme through in 2014, today withdrew their support branding it “broken” and called for a... Read more
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walesonline
Senedd debates are 'too boring to watch', says new AMMembers can have their microphones turned off and in 2014 there was the moment
Senedd debates are 'too boring to watch', says new AM
walesonline / Posted 16 days ago
Members can have their microphones turned off and in 2014 there was the moment when the Presiding Officer told the Lib Dems’ Eluned Parrott to take her hand off her hip . There are good reasons why most AMs would not want to import the... Read more
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Herts Advertiser
Hacked Off chief is fighting for Lib Dems in St Albans A seasoned parliamentary candidate has been chosen to fight the St Albans con
Hacked Off chief is fighting for Lib Dems in St Albans
Herts Advertiser / Posted 16 days ago
A seasoned parliamentary candidate has been chosen to fight the St Albans constituency for the Liberal Democrats at the next General Election. St Albans Lib Dem candidate Sandy Walkington... Read more
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express
Theresa May could be set for '90-SEAT majority' if she waits for boundary changesnext month on how to reorganise parliamentary constituencies. The plan - initi
Theresa May could be set for '90-SEAT majority' if she waits for boundary changes
express / Posted 16 days ago
next month on how to reorganise parliamentary constituencies. The plan - initially mooted by David Cameron but thwarted by Lib Dems in the 2010-15 coalition during a row over House of Lords reform - is to cut the number of MPs from 650 to... Read more
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walesonline
AM warns that people find Senedd debates 'too dull to watch'Members can have their microphones turned off and in 2014 there was the moment
AM warns that people find Senedd debates 'too dull to watch'
walesonline / Posted 16 days ago
Members can have their microphones turned off and in 2014 there was the moment when the Presiding Officer told the Lib Dems’ Eluned Parrott to take her hand off her hip. There are good reasons why most AMs would not want to import the... Read more
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chroniclelive
"Please don't mess up our beautiful city" - your reaction to bin chaos disputewho so had so forcefully critiqued the present regime came in for some criticis
"Please don't mess up our beautiful city" - your reaction to bin chaos dispute
chroniclelive / Posted 16 days ago
who so had so forcefully critiqued the present regime came in for some criticism themselves. Steve Bryson said: “The Lib Dems ran the council immediately prior to the start of the governments 40% cut to council budgets when there was more... Read more
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Daily Mail
Spectacular photos show gymnasts' gravity-defying skills in RioBeach volleyball players sweat on...This isn't Christmas, it's M&S pretend Chri
Spectacular photos show gymnasts' gravity-defying skills in Rio
Daily Mail / Posted 17 days ago
Beach volleyball players sweat on...This isn't Christmas, it's M&S pretend Christmas in August:...Outrage as Labour and Lib Dems vow to block May's plans to... Share this article Despite some promising team members and a leading preliminary... Read more
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SKY News
Monday's National Newspaper Front PagesLib Dems and Labour MPs are vowing to scuttle the Prime Minister's plans for ne
Monday's National Newspaper Front Pages
SKY News / Posted 17 days ago
Lib Dems and Labour MPs are vowing to scuttle the Prime Minister's plans for new grammar schools. :: The Daily Telegraph Up to 300,000 Southern Rail passengers will have to endure more disruption after just 303 of the company's workers voted for a... Read more
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St Albans & Harpenden Review
Theresa May attacked over claims she plans green light for grammar schoolsof history and has no place in modern society. There must be no going back." L
Theresa May attacked over claims she plans green light for grammar schools
St Albans & Harpenden Review / Posted 17 days ago
of history and has no place in modern society. There must be no going back." Liberal Democrat leader Tim Farron said: "Lib Dems will work to block any Tory attempt to create grammar schools." Labour leadership contender Owen Smith said that it... Read more
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chroniclelive
'You are not fit to run this city': Bin dispute reaches 100-day markbeen hauled over the coals for its performance on bin collections, street clean
'You are not fit to run this city': Bin dispute reaches 100-day mark
chroniclelive / Posted 17 days ago
been hauled over the coals for its performance on bin collections, street cleaning and graffiti removal. In a letter, the Lib Dems slammed the Labour administration’s performance - stating that the neighbourhood services department is “unable” to... Read more
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