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ELECTION 2017: Lib Dem manifesto – who is it for exactly?

The 2015 general election left the Liberal Democrats on a precipice. The party was reduced to just eight MPs, a much shrunken local government base, and had been dethroned from its traditional position as the third party of British politics.

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The turf cutting takes place for the Cornfields development in 1971

Hightown commemorates 50 years of house building in Hemel Hempstead and beyond

Can you remember what you were doing during the Summer of Love in 1967?

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FARMING MATTERS: Farmers are at greater risk of skin cancer

FARMING MATTERS: Farmers are at greater risk of skin cancer

Sunshine and fresh air are good for us, we all need Vitamin D for healthy bones, teeth and muscles. Farmers probably get more Vitamin D than most. But the flip side to this is their increased risk of skin cancer.

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The aim of the scheme is to stop young people sofa surfing

Volunteers open up their homes as accommodation for homeless young people in Hertfordshire

A charity has launched a new emergency accommodation service for 18 to 24 year olds in a bid to combat rough sleeping in the county.

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The garden party takes place in the spectacular surroundings of the Ashridge estate

Ashridge garden party set to be 'most spectacular' yet for hospice

The Hospice of St Francis is gearing up for its ever popular annual garden party on Sunday 11th June in the stunning grounds of Ashridge House, with this year’s event promising to be the most spectacular yet!

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Are you unknowingly breaking the law on the road?

Are you unknowingly breaking the law on the road?

One in four motorists admit to regularly ‘taking risks’ on the road, a study has found.

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ELECTION 2017: Fact Check - if 30% more people under 25 vote, could the Conservatives lose the election?

ELECTION 2017: Fact Check - if 30% more people under 25 vote, could the Conservatives lose the election?

An article on The Independent is being widely shared on social media suggesting that a 30% increase in turnout among 18 to 24-year-olds would make the election of a majority Conservative government on June 8 rather unlikely. It followed a tweet by Alan Firth, a linguist at Newcastle University, commenting on an article by the vice president of the National Union of Students, Shelly Asquith. When contacted by The Conversation, Firth said that the calculations made in The Independent article reflected his own.

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Greater Manchester Police warn of fraudulent online fundraising pages following bombing

Greater Manchester Police warn of fraudulent online fundraising pages following bombing

In the wake of Monday‘s terrorist attack, Greater Manchester Police (GMP) is warning people to be cautious of online fundraising pages.

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The police unit allows offenders to undergo voluntary polygraph tests

The team keeping tabs on sex offenders living in the community in Dacorum

The idea of working with sex offenders every day is not one that most people would be comfortable with – but for some police officers it’s a public duty they must carry out.

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Hertfordshire Police has said there will be a 'heightened presence' of officers if required

'No military presence expected' on Hertfordshire streets following rise in terror threat level

Hertfordshire Police has said that is 'not expecting' to see any military presence on the county's streets following the Manchester bombing.

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An image taken moments after the attack. Inset: Ariana Grande.

Ariana Grande “offers to pay for victims’ funerals” after Manchester Arena attack

Popstar, Ariana Grande, has reportedly offered to pay for the funerals of those who died as a result of a terror attack in Manchester on Monday.

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The petrol station just off the A41 that was targeted by robbers

Worker threatened with knife in terrifying robbery at petrol station near Hemel Hempstead

A petrol shop worker was threatened with a knife in a terrifying robbery in which commuters filling up their cars were also threatened.

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Mum hits out at school bans on fidget spinners

Mum hits out at school bans on fidget spinners

A mum who claims a fidget spinner proved a “miraculous” help to her son’s ability to learn has hit out at schools choosing to ban the gadgets.

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Police near the scene of the explosion in Manchester yesterday.

Manchester attack: Homeless man rushes to help, cradles dying woman in his arms

A homeless man who rushed into the Manchester Arena in the wake of the terror attack has described how he helped a girl with no legs and cradled a dying 60-year-old woman.

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Variable speed camera on the M1 motorway

‘Smart cameras’ snap thousands near Hemel Hempstead

Speed cameras have proved smarter than the thousands of speeding drivers they have trapped on motorways in the Gazette’s patch.

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Tring Town Council want answers on the future of GP services in Tring such as The New Surgery

Council seek assurance over GP services in Tring

Residents of Tring need to be given ‘more reassurance’ about how GP services will cope with the planned growth of the town.

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A wave of warm weather is on the way

WEATHER: Wave of warm weather to bring highest temperatures since last September

A wave of warm weather is on the way with our area set to bask in the hottest temperatures since last autumn.

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Who should I vote for?

Who should I vote for?

With less than two weeks until the General Election it’s about time you decided you will get your vote.

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Supermarket recalls chicken tikka chunks which may contain glass

SPAR is recalling its Tikka Chicken Chunks because it may contain small pieces of glass.

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TV show looking for Real-life Romeo and Juliets

TV show looking for Real-life Romeo and Juliets

A new TV series is looking to talk to couples whose love goes against their parents or families wishes.

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