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NEW HOMES PLANS: MP David Gauke challenged to speak up for his voters in South West Hertfordshire

MP David Gauke has been told to speak up for his constituents over plans to build thousands of new homes.

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Dacorum Borough Council admit their own housing proposals are “too much”

Dacorum Borough Council’s housing plans are “too much” – according to Dacorum Borough Council.

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Mike Penning being made a knight

MP dedicates his knighthood to Hemel Hempstead

Hemel MP Sir Mike Penning has formally received his knighthood from HRH the Prince of Wales.

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Pioneering BBC project secures four democracy reporters for Gazette & Express and sister titles across the region

The Gazette & Express and its sister titles in Hertfordshire and Bedfordshire will be taking on four local democracy reporters to help cover council and public meetings in the region as part of the BBC’s Local News Partnerships.
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The council made a surplus on parking

Dacorum Borough Council made more than £480,000 in parking fees

Nearly £500,000 was made through parking fees in Dacorum, according to recent figures.

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Xenophobic Brits more likely to have voted Brexit claims study

Xenophobic Brits more likely to have voted Brexit claims study

British citizens who fear immigrants and thought they threatened their values and way of life were more likely to have voted Brexit.

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The collection of homes in Haywards Heath are now available

Hertfordshire County Council “keeping details of £250million roads contract a secret”

Highways bosses have been accused of selling taxpayers short with a £250million contract for maintaining roads across Hertfordshire.

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The plan highlights potential improvements to Henry Wells Square

Grovehill residents will get referendum on local plan

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

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Energy drinks ‘cause mental health problems and kidney damage’

Energy drinks ‘cause mental health problems and kidney damage’

Children should be banned from buying energy drinks as they can cause high blood pressure, heart problems, obesity and even kidney damage, warns new research.

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The SpLD base is based at Thomas Coram school, but serves Dacorum

Special needs services serving Dacorum kids may be forced to close

Children with learning difficulties could ‘slip through the net’ if a proposal to cut learning services that schools receive moves ahead.

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House prices continue to rise

UK house price trends: how Dacorum compares with the rest of the country

House prices in Dacorum have risen 7.05% in a year, higher than the national average.

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Two Mid Sussex community projects have been awarded

Special award for Tring Poppy Appeal organiser

A Poppy Appeal organiser who has dedicated almost a decade to the charity has been handed a special award.

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Mike Penning at Cheer House,Hemel Hempstead Hospital

Hemel Hempstead Hospital downgrade to be debated in Parliament?

Plans to cut services at Hemel Hempstead Hospital could be debated in Parliament, after MP Mike Penning accused health bosses of breaching the law.

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VIDEO: Everything you need to know from Philip Hammond’s Budget

All the key facts from Philip Hammond’s Budget with our video graphics.

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New leader at County Hall

Cllr David Williams has been named as the Leader of Herts County Council, after a vote amongst Conservative councillors.

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Mike Penning at Cheer House,Hemel Hempstead Hospital

Hemel Hempstead MP calls for hospital boss to resign

MP Mike Penning has called for the resignation of the West Herts Hospitals Trust chief executive.

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Council bosses at The Forum are risking the threat of industrial action over Christmas in response to their plans to reduce redundancy rates for staff

Unions threaten Christmas strike for Dacorum Borough Council workers

Unions say a Christmas strike could hit Dacorum Borough Council if they don’t backtrack on plans to cut redundancy rates for their workers.

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Seventy years after Her Father, King George VI, named the Royal Artillerys Riding Troop as The Kings Troop Royal Horse Artillery; Her Majesty The Queen inspected The Troop on their anniversary parade today in Hyde Park. Six Guns, more than eighty horses and their riders from The King's Troop Royal Horse Artillery paraded in all their ceremonial finery in front of their Captain General, the Master Gunner St Jamess Palace, and their Honorary Colonel. 

The King's Troop Royal Horse Artillery is Her Majesty The Queen's ceremonial Saluting Battery firing Gun Salutes for state occasions and Royal birthdays. Stationed in King George VI Lines, Woolwich Barracks in London, it is a mounted Army unit and all of its soldiers are superb equestrians who are trained to drive teams of six horses that pull six First World War 'thirteen pounder' state saluting guns. The King's Troop Royal Horse Artillery gunners are also trained as fighting soldiers. All soldiers from the unit deploy on operations around the world when re

Young gunner from Hemel plays key part in Royal ceremony

A 21-year-old gunner was in attendance when The Queen inspected soldiers from the King’s Troop Royal Horse Artillery for their 70th Anniversary.

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Local MP David Gauke, who is also the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, made the announcement this morning

David Gauke scraps charges for Universal Credit telephone helpline

Universal Credit helplines will now be free within the next month - after the Government announced they were to scrap charges.
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Hemel Hempstead MP Mike Penning is to be knighted

Sir Mike Penning: Hemel Hempstead MP given knighthood by Queen

Hemel Hempstead MP Mike Penning has said he is 'deeply honoured' - after it was announced this afternoon he was to be given a knighthood.
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