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ELECTION 2017: Are UK pollsters headed for another embarrassing election?

Following the political surprises of 2015 and 2016, there has been much reflection and debate on the accuracy of the polls in the run-up to the impending snap-election of 2017. It is fair to say that, although perhaps somewhat unfair on the pollsters, the EU referendum and US presidential election have exacerbated – rather than healed – the widespread loss of public faith in the polls induced by the 2015 general election debacle.

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How close should you get to your work colleagues?

How close should you get to your work colleagues?

Some people spend years in an office without ever really getting to know their colleagues; others dart out the door and down to the pub together as soon as it comes to clocking off time on a Friday.

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Young people more loyal to their phones than their partners

Young people more loyal to their phones than their partners

Young people are more loyal to their mobile phone network than their PARTNERS, a study has found.

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Eating chocolate ‘lowers risk of irregular heartbeat’

Eating chocolate ‘lowers risk of irregular heartbeat’

It’s a guilty pleasure that men need six times a week but women can get by with just once - it’s eating chocolate.

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Flight delay predictions ahead of half-term bank holiday

Flight delay predictions ahead of half-term bank holiday

Thousands of Brits jetting off on city breaks this weekend could be faced with flight delays to popular European destinations.

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Cold callers the number one irritation for Brits

Cold callers the number one irritation for Brits

Cold callers, stepping in dog poo, queue-jumpers, kids screaming in public and people walking slowing in front of you are the top five things that make Brits say ‘get me outta here’, according to a new study by GalaSpins.com.

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Tesco urgently recalls lipstick and lollipop pens

Tesco urgently recalls lipstick and lollipop pens

Tesco has issued an urgent product recall notice for a range of pens due to fears that they could cause asphyxiation if accidentally swallowed.

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ELECTION 2017: Lib Dem manifesto – who is it for exactly?

ELECTION 2017: Lib Dem manifesto – who is it for exactly?

The 2015 general election left the Liberal Democrats on a precipice. The party was reduced to just eight MPs, a much shrunken local government base, and had been dethroned from its traditional position as the third party of British politics.

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The turf cutting takes place for the Cornfields development in 1971

Hightown commemorates 50 years of house building in Hemel Hempstead and beyond

Can you remember what you were doing during the Summer of Love in 1967?

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Kellie is missing

Re-appeal to find heavily pregnant woman with links to Hemel Hempstead

Police are appealing for the public’s help to trace a woman who has gone missing from St Albans.

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FARMING MATTERS: Farmers are at greater risk of skin cancer

FARMING MATTERS: Farmers are at greater risk of skin cancer

Sunshine and fresh air are good for us, we all need Vitamin D for healthy bones, teeth and muscles. Farmers probably get more Vitamin D than most. But the flip side to this is their increased risk of skin cancer.

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The aim of the scheme is to stop young people sofa surfing

Volunteers open up their homes as accommodation for homeless young people in Hertfordshire

A charity has launched a new emergency accommodation service for 18 to 24 year olds in a bid to combat rough sleeping in the county.

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The hub was officially launched earlier this month

New cycle hub launched in Hemel Hempstead

Hundreds of residents got in gear to celebrate the opening of a new Cycle Hub.

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The garden party takes place in the spectacular surroundings of the Ashridge estate

Ashridge garden party set to be 'most spectacular' yet for hospice

The Hospice of St Francis is gearing up for its ever popular annual garden party on Sunday 11th June in the stunning grounds of Ashridge House, with this year’s event promising to be the most spectacular yet!

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Are you unknowingly breaking the law on the road?

Are you unknowingly breaking the law on the road?

One in four motorists admit to regularly ‘taking risks’ on the road, a study has found.

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ELECTION 2017: Fact Check - if 30% more people under 25 vote, could the Conservatives lose the election?

ELECTION 2017: Fact Check - if 30% more people under 25 vote, could the Conservatives lose the election?

An article on The Independent is being widely shared on social media suggesting that a 30% increase in turnout among 18 to 24-year-olds would make the election of a majority Conservative government on June 8 rather unlikely. It followed a tweet by Alan Firth, a linguist at Newcastle University, commenting on an article by the vice president of the National Union of Students, Shelly Asquith. When contacted by The Conversation, Firth said that the calculations made in The Independent article reflected his own.

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Greater Manchester Police warn of fraudulent online fundraising pages following bombing

Greater Manchester Police warn of fraudulent online fundraising pages following bombing

In the wake of Monday‘s terrorist attack, Greater Manchester Police (GMP) is warning people to be cautious of online fundraising pages.

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Herts Police are asking for anyone with information to call them on 101

Woman in 'critical condition' after car mounts kerb in collision in Hemel Hempstead

A man has been arrested on suspicion of dangerous driving after a collision left a woman in 'critical condition' at hospital.

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The police unit allows offenders to undergo voluntary polygraph tests

The team keeping tabs on sex offenders living in the community in Dacorum

The idea of working with sex offenders every day is not one that most people would be comfortable with – but for some police officers it’s a public duty they must carry out.

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Cameron Lewis is wanted by the police

Police appeal to find wanted man believed to be near Abbots Langley

Police are appealing to the public for their help in locating a wanted man.

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