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Home sweet council home

The first new council homes to be built in Dacorum for a quarter of a century were officially unveiled this week.

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Boundary changes: Plain bonkers or naked self-interest?

Boundary changes: Plain bonkers or naked self-interest?

Hemel MP Mike Penning has described proposals to change the boundaries of his constituency as “plain bonkers”.

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Indecent images ‘must be tackled’

Indecent images ‘must be tackled’

The number of offences 
involving the possession of indecent images recorded by Herts Police has more than doubled over the last three years.

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The cost of a foreign holiday could be set to increase again

UK families may have to pay ‘holiday tax’ after Brexit

Britons travelling to continental Europe after Brexit could have to pay for permission to enter EU countries, Home Secretary Amber Rudd has conceded.

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OAP stands for Online And Proud

Dacorum Age UK has begun a new scheme to reduce social and digital isolation for older people and their carers.

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Jacob Bending, three, with his cat Chester

Cat missing for five months is found 12 miles away thanks to microchip

An adventurous puss who went missing for five months has been reunited with his family after being found more than 12 miles away.

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£1,320.34 deposit to rent in Dacorum

The cost of moving to a new rented home in Dacorum is £349.86 more expensive than the national average, according to new figures.

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Council tenants ‘overcharged for years’ on their water bills

Thousands of council house tenants could have been overcharged for their water by council bosses, it has been claimed.

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Children and alcohol, what's your view?

Do you think it’s okay to allow children to drink some alcohol at home?

A study has found that half of parents with children under the age of 14 allow them to drink alcohol at home.

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An example of a "zombie knife". Photo: PA

Zombie knife sellers face jail as crackdown begins

Sellers of zombie knives will face jail from this week as a ban on the “horrific” weapons comes into force.

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Recruitment gong for County Hall

Herts County Council has scooped an award for its recruitment campaign to find new social workers.

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Tring and Berkhamsted MP gets new government position

South West Hertfordshire MP David Gauke has been appointed chief secretary to the treasury in Theresa May’s new government.

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Hemel MP given new government role

Hemel MP given new government role

Hemel MP Mike Penning has been made minister of state for the armed forces in the new government of Theresa May.

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New Prime Minister Theresa May. Picture: Sarah Standing

Theresa May and the other prime ministers who were never elected

Opposition parties have called for a snap general election after Theresa May has been named Britain’s next Prime Minister without a democratic vote from the public.

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Expect “a very different style of government,” says key Theresa May ally Mike Penning

Expect “a very different style of government,” says key Theresa May ally Mike Penning

Theresa May will be a very different type of Prime Minister to David Cameron, according to one of the key insiders in her rise to the top job.

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Tring-raised Andrea Leadsom given role in Theresa May’s new cabinet

Tring-raised Andrea Leadsom given role in Theresa May’s new cabinet

Failed Tory leadership campaigner has been handed a role in new Prime Minister Theresa May’s cabinet.

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New Prime Minister: Hemel MP welcomes arrival of his ally into the top job

New Prime Minister: Hemel MP welcomes arrival of his ally into the top job

Hemel Hempstead MP Mike Penning has celebrated the confirmation that Theresa May will be the UK’s next Prime Minister.

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Government’s Pay To Stay scheme means some families ‘will be homeless’

Thousands of council house tenants could be hit by a new ‘stealth tax’ which one resident says is designed to ‘keep the poor poorer’.

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Parliament in partial ‘lockdown’ after suspicious white powder is found

Parliament in partial ‘lockdown’ after suspicious white powder is found

MPs and Peers in the Houses of Parliament are on lockdown this afternoon, Thursday as police investigate a suspicious white powder.

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Promised Brexit cash could pay for hospital

Hemel MP Mike Penning has been told to back up the Brexit campaign’s claims – by ensuring money saved from EU contributions helps to build a new hospital for West Herts.

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