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Hemel MP welcomes Theresa May’s latest statements about Brexit

Hemel MP Mike Penning has spoken out to support the Prime Minister’s latest stance on leaving the European Union.

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New £15m home for Dacorum Borough Council and library officially opens in Hemel Hempstead

New £15m home for Dacorum Borough Council and library officially opens in Hemel Hempstead

A new era for public services began in Hemel Hempstead today (January 16) when a £15m home for Dacorum Borough Council officially opened.

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Majority support raising tax to support struggling NHS

Majority support raising tax to support struggling NHS

The NHS dominated headlines this week after the Red Cross declared it a “humanitarian crisis” but latest research from YouGov suggests the public are willing to pay a little extra to support the struggling health service.

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A&E waiting times increase more than twentyfold in just four years at Watford Hospital

The number of patients waiting 12 hours or more in A&E has increased more than 20-fold in just four years.

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Police investigating official complaint from Hemel Hempstead MP over parking fines at Harvester

Police investigating official complaint from Hemel Hempstead MP over parking fines at Harvester

Police are investigating a complaint from an MP about a car parking firm which has dished out fines to diners of a Harvester restaurant in Hemel Hempstead.

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Today is your last chance to defend your right to know

Today is your last chance to defend your right to know

Today is your last chance to stand up and defend a free British press - and your right to know.

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Viking funeral means 87 new homes in Hemel

Work has started to build 87 affordable new homes on the outskirts of Hemel town centre.

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MP demands talks with Harvester

A restaurant which has been accused of fining diners for legitimately using its car park has been slammed by Hemel MP Mike Penning.

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Paint thinner chemical found in Lidl gravy by Food Standards Agency

Paint thinner chemical found in Lidl gravy by Food Standards Agency

Unsafe levels of a paint thinner chemical have been found in gravy granules sold at Lidl, the Food Standards Agency (FSA) has revealed.

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Hundreds more homes coming?

Hundreds more homes coming?

Planning chiefs have included proposals for hundreds of additional new homes in their updated vision of how Dacorum will develop over the next few decades.

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Police boss set to increase his share of council tax in 2017

Hertfordshire’s policing boss says that council tax will have to rise next year following a £1.5million cut to government funding.

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Health bosses are “incompetent” - but vital hospital facility WILL re-open at night

Health bosses are “incompetent” - but vital hospital facility WILL re-open at night

The Urgent Care centre at Hemel Hempstead Hospital will re-open during its night shift, the Gazette can confirm.

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New MEP takes up her Brussels role

Hertfordshire’s new MEP Alex Mayer has taken up her post after being officially sworn in at the European Parliament.

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Help decide council budget cut-backs

There are just four days left to take part in a council survey to help shape up budget cut-backs over the next three years.

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Children now drink a bath full of sugary drinks every year

Children now drink a bath full of sugary drinks every year

Children as young as 11 drink the equivalent of almost a bath full of sugary drinks every year, Cancer Research UK has warned.

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This week in 1974 - Birmingham pub bombings and Last Tango in Paris banned

This week in 1974 - Birmingham pub bombings and Last Tango in Paris banned

This week, 42 years ago, the Birmingham Pub Bombings took place. On November 21, 1974, bombs were planted in two Birmingham pubs – the Mulberry Bush and the Tavern in the Town. The explosions killed 21 people and injured 182 others.

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DRIVE FOR JUSTICE CAMPAIGN: Max sentence for death by dangerous driving may be increased to 20 years

DRIVE FOR JUSTICE CAMPAIGN: Max sentence for death by dangerous driving may be increased to 20 years

Speculation is rife that the Government’s long awaited review of dangerous driving offences and penalties may consider the possibility of increasing the maximum sentence for death by dangerous driving from 14 years to 20 years.

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‘No one will benefit’ from plans to overhaul fire service

‘No one will benefit’ from plans to overhaul fire service

Plans to hand control of Hertfordshire’s fire service over to the Police and Crime Commissioner have been slammed this week.

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Post-truth crowned Word of the Year 2016

Post-truth crowned Word of the Year 2016

The Oxford Dictionary has announced that the word “post-truth” is Word of the Year 2016.

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An armchair guide to the US election

An armchair guide to the US election

The name-calling, bluster and lack of clear policy pronouncements in one of the most divisive US presidential elections ever is at an end.

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