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Nick Clegg has demanded an apology from the Home Secretary for “outrageous and misleading” claims she made during her Conservative Party Conference speech. The Liberal Democrat Deputy Prime Minister said Theresa May’s assertion the Liberal Democrats had put children’s lives at risk by blocking plans for a so-called “snoopers’ charter” was totally false. Mr Clegg […]

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A six week introduction to ice hockey course starts at Grimsby Leisure Centre this Sunday (October 5). A session for those aged 16 to 18 takes place from 8pm to 8:45pm and anyone aged the age of 18 can attend from 8:45pm to 9:30pm. Players are expected to bring with them safety equipment comprising of […]

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A number of roads in Cleethorpes will be resurfaced in early October by North East Lincolnshire Council’s regeneration services partnership with Cofely. Advanced warning signs will be displayed and local diversion routes set up for any overnight closures. Resurfacing work will start on 3 October 2014 on the A1099 between the Isaac’s Hill roundabout and St […]

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  Fathers and partners now have the right to take unpaid time off work to accompany expectant mothers to up to 2 antenatal appointments, Liberal Democrat Employment Relations Minister Jo Swinson announced today (2 October 2014). This is a major step in the government’s measures to encourage involvement of fathers with their children from the […]

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Three years on since Government’s move to outlaw enforced retirement, more than 1 million over-65s are now choosing to stay in work. The figures were released today in a new Department of Work and Pensions analysis to mark International Older People’s Day. There are now 1,103,000 workers aged 65 and over in work compared to […]

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Today, 1 October is National Older Person’s Day, which celebrates the achievements and contributions elderly people make to society. Trading standards work to protect all members of a community, and older adults certainly benefit from advice and guidance provided to prevent scammers and unscrupulous traders from damaging their health and finances. Scammers can impact almost […]

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Speaking at the conservative Conference, David Cameron announced plans to increase the personal tax allowance to £12,500, something which the Liberal Democrats have long been campaigning on. Responding to this announcement and attempts to pass off this and other tax plans as Conservative ideas, Liberal Democrat Chief Secretary to the Treasury Danny Alexander said: “The […]

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Consumers will have greater powers to challenge unscrupulous rogue traders and get their money back under new rights which come into force today (1 October 2014). Consumers who are bullied or misled into buying services or goods they neither need nor want, will now have a period of up to 90 days to take legal […]

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11 million work days are lost each year to smoking-related sick days. Leading employers are supporting this year’s Stoptober quit smoking campaign because smoking is bad for business. Smoking currently costs the economy in England a massive £13 billion a year, with businesses losing over 11 million days of productivity each year due to smoking-related sick […]

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  More than 1 million of Britain’s lowest-paid workers are set to benefit as new National Minimum Wage (NMW) rates come into force. Over 1 million of Britain’s lowest-paid workers are set to benefit as new National Minimum Wage (NMW) rates come into force from 1 October 2014. The rate rise to £6.50 per hour, […]

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