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Humberside Police is warning internet users about a scam message claiming to be from the force and asking them to pay a fine for viewing adult content following a call from a concerned resident. The caller was using the internet when a pop up message appeared on their computer claiming to be from Humberside Police. […]

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Liberal Democrat MP for Leeds North West, Greg Mulholland, has been nominated for MP of the Year by the Patchwork Foundation, an organisation working to open up politics to people from disadvantaged backgrounds. Mulholland was nominated after taking on a Parliamentary Apprentice in his Westminster office earlier this year. Following a scheme launched in National […]

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In an interview with the Guardian in Stockport on Thursday, Deputy Prime Minister and Leader of the Liberal Democrats Nick Clegg explained why Greater Manchester and other strong city regions should not be forced to have their own Boris Johnson-style mayor in return for more powers. After the Scottish referendum, Nick explained the urgency needed […]

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Police and local authorities to be given new legal powers to tackle irresponsible dog ownership. Tough new legal powers to help prevent thousands of dog attacks every year will be given to police forces and local authorities from Monday 20 October. For the first time, police and local authorities will be able to demand that […]

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Poverty costs us all – but with the right plan we can do something about it, says Chris Goulden. Half of people in poverty now live in working households and one in five workers is low paid – much higher figures than in many other nations. Poverty prevents our economy from firing on all cylinders […]

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UKIP’s group in the European Parliament, the EFDD, has collapsed following the departure of a Latvian MEP Iveta Grigule. Parliamentary groups must have over 25 MEPs from at least seven different countries, and Ms Grigule’s departure means the EFDD now only represent six countries. The loss of group status will mean less funding and less […]

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The latest independent crime survey of England and Wales shows crime continuing to fall. It has fallen by 16% over the year June 2013 to June 2014 and 25% under this government. Liberal Democrats have been working in government to make our communities safer. We have freed front-line police officers from unnecessary bureaucracy and given […]

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Conservative MP and former Environment Secretary Owen Paterson gave a speech yesterday calling on the Government to scrap environmental commitments. Responding to Owen Paterson’s speech, Liberal Democrat Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change Ed Davey said: “Climate change is one of the biggest threats the world faces and Liberal Democrats are determined our […]

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Liberal Democrat Party President Tim Farron has slammed Labour’s plans for housebuilding, pointing to their terrible record when in government. By the time they left office the number of new homes being built had fallen to its lowest level since the 1920s. Under Labour repossessions reached a 14 year high and the number of families […]

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  Reforms to street trading rules will make them both stronger and fairer, Consumer Affairs Minister Jo Swinson said today. The new system, being introduced next year, will remove unnecessary burdens from traders operating in market places up and down the country whilst making sure the system is compliant with EU law. Plans set out […]

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