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Gravediggers to join union strikes against Dacorum Borough Council

Gravediggers have become the latest council workers to announce that they will strike in an ongoing dispute over cuts to redundancy pay.

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Hertfordshire’s libraries set to be ‘privatised’

Hertfordshire’s libraries set to be ‘privatised’

Libraries are set to be “outsourced” across Herts, in a cost-cutting measure by the county council.

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Unison and Unite members will protest again outside The Forum tonight

Staff strikes will trash planned Bank Holiday rubbish collections in Dacorum

Dustbin lorry drivers are set to strike once again over their redundancy rights.

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Sugar tax war: Tesco, Asda and Morrisons gear up for soft drinks battle ahead of Friday’s levy

Tesco, Asda and Morrisons have all reduced the amount of sugar in their own-label soft drinks prior to the introduction of the so-called “sugar tax” this week.

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Striking staff at Dacorum Council warn: “Redundancies and service cuts will come next”

Striking staff at Dacorum Council warn: “Redundancies and service cuts will come next”

Staff rallied on the steps of Dacorum Borough Council on Tuesday, after bosses slashed their redundancy rights.

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The Gazette spoke to homeless man Tony Muguma about his legal run-in with Dacorum Borough Council

Meet Tony - the man being prosecuted by the council for sleeping rough in Hemel Hempstead

As the snow swept in and temperatures plummeted to -6 degrees, Tony Muguma sought shelter from the big freeze earlier this month. He didn’t have a roof over his head to protect him.

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‘We didn’t import Catholicism from abroad’: We meet Anne-Marie Waters, leader of For Britain

‘We didn’t import Catholicism from abroad’: We meet Anne-Marie Waters, leader of For Britain

An elected NHS, police bosses going to prison if they do not prosecute certain criminals, and an Irish policy that could force soldiers back on to the streets of Belfast.

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Rona celebrates 15 years as a transgender foster carer in Hemel Hempstead

Rona celebrates 15 years as a transgender foster carer in Hemel Hempstead

A transgender woman who has been fostering for 15 years has urged people to sign up to become a foster carer and address a shortage.
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The Uber driver has been fined. Photo by Oli Scarff/Getty Images

Uber driver fined for illegally picking up under cover cops in Hemel Hempstead

An Uber driver has been convicted for illegally picking up a fare without a valid booking.

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An artist's impression of Lumiere's preferred look for the Boxmoor Forest project

Green housing developers slam ‘incompetent’ Dacorum Borough Council planners

A developer behind plans for two low emission residential tower blocks has accused Dacorum Borough Council’s planners of ‘incompetence’.

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Your chance to hold those in power to account as a local democracy reporter

Your chance to hold those in power to account as a local democracy reporter

Holding those in power to account is at the very core of journalism.

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The plan stipulates what kind of development would be best for Henry Wells Square

Grovehill residents vote in neighbourhood plan in referendum

Grovehill residents have voted in a new neighbourhood plan to help determine how it grows in the future.

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Any development of Henry Wells Square would have to meet the development brief feaftured in the Grovehill Neighbourhood Plan ' if the plan is voted through by residents in a local referendum on Thursday next week

Grovehill voting on its future

Grovehill residents will get the chance to have their say on the estate’s future during a referendum next week.

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Herts County Council admitted the changes would lead to an 'adverse impact' on residents

Adult care sector is at lowest ebb ‘in 30 years’ in Herts

The adult social care sector is the ‘worst it’s been in 30 years’ as cuts continue to bite.

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South East MEP Alex Mayer wants to see the voting age lowered

Hertfordshire MEP calls for voting age to be lowered to 16

A Labour MEP representing Hertfordshire has called for the voting age to be lowered to 16.

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Sportspace, Hemel Hempstead.

Sports facilities privatisation: What happened, why it happened, and how every councillor voted

Dacorum’s sports facilities WILL be privatised, after councillors voted to stand by the controversial move.

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Cllr David Williams believes residents would rather pay more council tax in order to keep services running

Big council tax increase in Herts to ‘protect frontline services’

Council tax is set to rise by nearly six per cent for residents in Hertfordshire to ‘help protect frontline services’.

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The flat has been closed down by Dacorum Borough Council

Flat from hell closed down in Berkhamsted

A flat taken over by youths to fuel their drug habits has been closed down after making life a living hell for nearby neighbours.

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People receiving care services in Hertfordshire are set to have to pay for some free services in proposed council changes

Council's care price hike will have 'adverse impact' for thousands of people across Hertfordshire

Thousands of people receiving adult care will have to start paying more for services to help raise £2million of savings.

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