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Huge increase proposed in house-building for Dacorum

The number of new homes being built every year could almost double, under new plans discussed by council chiefs last night.

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Huge house-building increase for Dacorum: What would plans mean for each site?

Dacorum Borough Council bosses were expected to back a scheme which would increase the number of new homes built each year from 430 to 760.

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Dacorum Borough Council chief executive Sally Marshall braves the shave

A council chief executive had her head shaved for charity in memory of her late husband.

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Council calls on voters during their electoral register annual update

Updates to the electoral register for Hemel Hempstead and surrounding areas began this week (September 11).

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Four million over-55s plan to downsize

Four million over-55s plan to downsize

Nearly four million homeowners aged over 55 have plans to downsize, according to a new survey.

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Dacorum Borough Council wins prestigious award from the armed forces

Dacorum Borough Council (DBC) has won a bronze award for its pledge to support communities of the armed forces.

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Councils must ‘work together’ after failed legal challenge over Hemel Hempstead housing plans

Dacorum Borough Council can finally expect more co-operation from a neighbouring council on house-building - after a judge ordered them to work together.

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Energy drinks could be cocaine ‘gateway drug’ say scientists

Energy drinks could be cocaine ‘gateway drug’ say scientists

Energy drinks could act as a ‘gateway’ to cocaine for young people, say scientists.

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GRAPHIC CONTENT WARNING: Sickening footage shows chicken producer which supplies Asda, Lidl and Nando’s allegedly breaching animal cruelty laws

This sickening footage shows a chicken producer which supplies Asda, Lidl and Nando’s allegedly breaching animal cruelty laws.

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Hertfordshire Police boss lobbies government over fire service takeover bid

Hertfordshire’s police and crime commissioner (PCC) has met with a government minister, as part of his effort to extend his control to the county’s police force.

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Last chance to have say on proposed Two Waters scheme

Residents are being given a one final say on shaping the development of the Two Waters scheme.

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Hemel new homes plan described as “undemocratic” as residents ask why 200 additional properties are added to LA3 scheme

Council chiefs will vote on a controversial scheme to build hundreds of new homes tonight (Wednesday, July 12), and residents have lobbied them to think twice before giving it the green light.

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Two drinks a day raises cancer risk by 21 per cent

Two drinks a day raises cancer risk by 21 per cent

Just two beers or glasses of wine a day raises the risk of bowel and gullet cancer by more than a fifth, according to new research.

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Time running out to share views on massive East Hemel development

Residents have less than one month to submit their views on a proposed scheme for up to 2,500 homes.

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New parents naming babies after politicians

New parents naming babies after politicians

New parents are electing to name their children after politicians - with Corbyn the hottest new baby-naming trend, a study has found.

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Mike Penning MP explains vote against lifting of public sector pay cap

Hemel Hempstead MP Mike Penning has said that he wants to see a review on the public sector pay cap - but a vote yesterday was the wrong time to do it.

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Stonewall gives top marks to Herts County Council for anti-bullying programmes in schools

Stonewall gives top marks to Herts County Council for anti-bullying programmes in schools

The county has been named as one of the best regions in the country for tackling homophobic, biphobic and transphobic bullying in schools throughout the county.

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Could Hertfordshire police boss extend role to head fire service too?

Hertfordshire’s fire service could come under the control of the county’s policing boss, under proposals revealed this week by the police and crime commissioner.

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The biggest myths and misinterpretations following the election last week

General Election 2017: A lot has been said - and not all of it is true.

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Mr Penning spent time with Theresa May on Wednesday evening

Hemel Hempstead MP Mike Penning leaves role as Armed Forces Minister

Mike Penning has been removed from his role as an Armed Forces Minister in Theresa May's government reshuffle.

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