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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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The film festival is being backed by Police and Crime Commissioner David Lloyd

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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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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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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UKIP man claims students are being “brainwashed” by refugee event

A failed Parliamentary candidate has launched on online rant against a school event for International Refugee Day.

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Promotion for South West Herts MP David Gauke

MP David Gauke has been given a new government job in the cabinet shake-up by Prime Minister Theresa May.

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David Gauke has held his seat in South West Hertfordshire

David Gauke re-elected as MP for South West Hertfordshire

David Gauke has been re-elected as the MP for South West Hertfordshire for the Conservative Party.

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ELECTION 2017: To sleep or not to sleep? Everything you need to know about #GE2017 election night

ELECTION 2017: To sleep or not to sleep? Everything you need to know about #GE2017 election night

It’s going to be a long night as the UK goes to the polls for its snap 2017 general election.

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ELECTION 2017: How to get the most out of opinion polls without being led up the garden path

ELECTION 2017: How to get the most out of opinion polls without being led up the garden path

After the polling miss at the 2015 general election, many politicians and journalists loudly declared they would never trust polls again. Two years later, opinion polls have regularly been leading the election news. First they foresaw a Conservative landslide, including a resurgence in Scotland, and more recently they’ve pointed to a shock Labour fightback.

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Election pollsters put their methods to the test – and turnout is the key

Election pollsters put their methods to the test – and turnout is the key

Trust in election forecasting is probably as low as it has been since 1948, when political polling suffered possibly its worst ever humiliation. In that year’s US presidential election, the 8-1 underdog Harry Truman defied all predictions to defeat his Republican challenger, Thomas Dewey. “Dewey Defeats Truman” screamed the now-infamous newspaper headline printed before the actual votes were counted.

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Is there a link between foreign policy and terrorism? British intelligence thinks so

Is there a link between foreign policy and terrorism? British intelligence thinks so

What causes terrorism? The combination of the horrendous terrorist attack in Manchester [and now, the attacks on London Bridge] and a British general election inevitably meant that this question would dominate political and media discourses. And so it has. Particular attention has, once again, been drawn to the role of western foreign policy, including that of the UK, as a driver of extremist violence.

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10 of the funniest Twitter accounts on the General Election

10 of the funniest Twitter accounts on the General Election

Twitter is awash with politics as the general election campaign enters its final week.

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Residents will cast their votes on Thursday

Election: South West Herts candidates give their views on four key issues

With the snap general election coming ever closer, we asked some key questions on both local and national issues to the candidates.

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