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Landlords have been given new powers to accelerate the eviction of antisocial tenants. The changes are intended to make it easier to secure a possession order – a process that currently takes an average of seven months. Private and social landlords will now be able to use a person’s previous convictions for serious antisocial behaviour […]

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The Liberal Democrats are the only major party that puts tackling climate change at our heart. We were the first party to talk about climate change in Parliament – back in the 1980s when the environment was an unpopular issue. Ever since, we have worked to make Britain greener. In the Coalition Government, our Environment […]

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What is the difference between tax avoidance and tax evasion? Tax avoidance means using legal ways to reduce the amount tax individuals or companies have to pay. Sometimes this is justified – ISAs are a form of tax avoidance to help people save. But a lot of the time, the system is abused. Tax evasion […]

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With winter looming think now how cold weather could affect you, and those around you: PHE publishes this year’s cold weather plan today. Practical things we can all do to minimise the risk to our health this winter, are spelled out today in the 2014 Cold Weather Plan for England. It is estimated that every […]

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Free school meals help boost learning, improve behaviour and save parents money. In Channel 4′s Political Slot, Vikki Slade, Liberal Democrat Parliamentary Candidate for Mid Dorset and North Poole visited Canford Heath Infant School to discuss how the new scheme is working. You can watch the broadcast here: http://youtu.be/XkpvWtO05P8 More than one million children across […]

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Business Secretary Vince Cable today (20 October 2014) announced new funding to address skills shortages and build on the success of the UK’s automotive industry. Speaking at a CBI event in London with business and political leaders to discuss industrial strategy, Vince Cable revealed that 6 businesses will get £5.4 million of government-industry investment to help […]

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Humberside Police is urging people to take steps to keep their homes more secure now evenings are getting dark earlier. Many people leave for work in the dark and return when it is dark which can lead to properties looking vulnerable and unoccupied. In a small number of cases these houses are then targeted by […]

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Deputy Prime Minister and Leader of the Liberal Democrats Nick Clegg will make a major speech this week, setting out new ways that the Government will help public sector workers to do their jobs, including support for blue light workers. During his speech, Nick will praise workers “at the sharp end” – those who are […]

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As evenings are now getting darker earlier and the end of British Summer Time upon us, Humberside Police are reminding pedestrians and cyclists to take extra care when cycling or walking during dark mornings and evenings. The warning comes after reports in previous years of walkers, runners and cyclists being spotted in rural areas wearing […]

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Over a quarter of the UK’s plug-in cars sold in last 3 months. Sales of electric cars and other plug-in vehicles continue to rapidly increase, with a record number of people taking advantage of government grants. The Plug-in Car Grant reduces the price of ultra low emission vehicles (ULEVs) by up to £5,000 for cars […]

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