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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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2017 Hemel Gazette Awards

The Gazette’s 2017 awards

2018 is here, 2017 is history.

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Crunch meeting on privatising sports facilities tonight

Council chiefs will hold a key meeting which could mean plans to privatise Dacorum’s leisure facilities are reversed.

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Sir Mike Penning believes Trident should not be a financial burden for the armed forces

Sir Mike Penning: Hemel Hempstead MP hits out at military funding gap from Trident replacement

Britain's army will be 'too small' if funding for the Trident renewal comes out of the defence budget - Hemel Hempstead MP Sir Mike Penning has warned.
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Farewell to a Northchurch legend

Farewell to a Northchurch legend

A Northchurch councillor and cricket ‘legend’ has passed away after a short illness.

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Libraries to become independent of Herts County Council?

Libraries across Herts could be made independent under an overhaul being considered by council bosses.

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Will Dacorum “be brave” and u-turn on privatisation of leisure facilities?

Council bosses have been challenged to “be brave” by reversing plans to privatise Dacorum’s leisure facilities.

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Superbug fuelled by food additive

Deadly superbug fuelled by food additive in cakes, juices and jams

A sugar additive found in cream cakes, fruit juices and jams has fuelled the rise of a killer superbug, according to new research.

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Fizzy drinks fuelling obesity crisis in children AND adults

Fizzy drinks fuelling obesity crisis in children AND adults

Fizzy drinks really are fuelling the obesity epidemic - among both children and adults, according to new research.

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David Lloyd is exploring a tax increase after being granted new powers by government

Police chief proposes £1 a month tax increase for Dacorum

The Police and Crime Commissioner for Hertfordshire is proposing an increase of £1 a month on the average household council tax rate to invest in more officers and additional investigation teams.

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Charity anger at privatisation decision by Dacorum Council bosses

Charity bosses are “devastated” after Dacorum Council voted to hand local leisure services to a private profit-making firm.

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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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Ashley Highfield, CEO of Johnston Press

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

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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