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Cash-strapped councils asked to prepare for no deal is an insult to local services Responding to the letter from Ministry of Housing, Communities & Local Government calling for local authorities to prepare for a no deal Brexit, Liberal Democrat Spokesperson for Local Government Wera Hobhouse said: “Asking cash-strapped councils to prepare for a no deal when […]

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Pre School Education and Childcare starved of cash

by Jackie Porter on 30 January, 2019

I am Chairman of Trustees of a Community run pre school. It runs from a school site, but it is not part of the school. It is run by a charity, registered with Ofsted . The Pre-School Learning Alliance reassures us that we are not unique: our financial situation is mirrored by many other settings. The rate […]

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Davey: Tory cuts have made it easy for ‘county lines’ drug traffickers Responding to the National Crime Agency’s report on the spread of ‘county lines’ drug traffickers, Liberal Democrat Home Affairs Spokesperson Ed Davey said: “When children as young as 12 are being exploited by drug gangs, the Conservative Government’s approach clearly needs to change. We […]

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Can you get involved? Time to talk day: 7th February 2019

by Jackie Porter on 16 January, 2019

www.time-to-change.org.uk/get-involved/timetotalkday2019   Employers are encouraged to talk informally with staff , and all of us with people we know on Time to Talk Day on the 7th February. It’s a chance to talk about things that re worrying you, your mental as well as physical health and check that the wellbeing of staff and friends […]

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https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-hampshire-46793341 In a bid to solve the ports problem if (and when)  Brexit export and import becomes problematical, the proposal to use the M3 between Winchester and Basingstoke has been proposed. A possible reason for using the M3? The main traffic flows down the E1- or the A34 as we know it. Putting the queue […]

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I would be interested to hear if the new plan would work for you and those you care about- please tell me- and tell your GP practice too! For a quick summary click here Simon Stevens, Chief Exec, announces:- The NHS Long Term Plan The NHS is one of Britain’s greatest achievements and for 70 […]

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Thanks to the Guardian for this article:- A Dutch approach to transforming old homes through a dramatic green makeover has arrived in the UK and cut tenants’ energy bills in half. Nottingham has become the first city council to pioneer the “Energiesprong” (energy leap) initiative, which has radically upgraded the energy efficiency of thousands of […]

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Manufacturing companies let down by blundering Conservative Government Responding to the news that 72% of manufacturers have said Brexit was their biggest source of uncertainty, Liberal Democrat Brexit Spokesperson Tom Brake said:  “We have already heard today about how car sales have fallen by the biggest amount since the days of the financial crisis, and […]

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CAP Money Course by Churches Together in Alresford starting Wednesday 30th January Christians Against Poverty is a national organisation which gives practical help to people struggling with bills and debt. There’s a local course starting in Alresford, but I know several families who have been really helped by the organisation-so it’s worth seeking help if […]

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Is Michael Gove going back on his promises to farmers?

by Jackie Porter on 3 January, 2019

All Gove is offering farmers is uncertainty Responding to Michael Gove’s speech to the Oxford Farming Conference, Liberal Democrat MP Alistair Carmichael said:  “Mr Gove is still not listening to any experts while it is clear he has forgotten the assurances he and his cronies gave the farming community during the referendum. Farmers have certainly […]

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