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COMMENT: Property market could stall until after election

The country is unmoved, literally, by another election.

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Prime Minister Theresa May. Picture: Hannah McKay/PA Wire

Theresa May calls snap general election for June 8

Prime Minister Theresa May has announced a snap general election.

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Billys Wish trustee Jan Maddern picked up the Roger Costello Prize for Making a Difference at the at the Mothers Against Murder and Aggression conference. Picture (c) Sally Masson Photography ENGPNL00120130930095910

Well-known councillor to stand as Independent during Herts County Council elections

A well-known councillor and community campaigner has quit her party to stand as an independent, ahead of next month’s council elections.

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Women who binge drink before becoming pregnant more likely to have diabetic babies

Women who binge drink before becoming pregnant ‘more likely’ to have diabetic babies

Women who binge drink BEFORE they become pregnant can still harm their babies, warns new research.

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Imminent UK cuts to mothers tax credits are an assault on womens human rights

Imminent UK cuts to mothers’ tax credits are an assault on women’s human rights

When the new UK tax year begins on April 6, stand by for a severe attack on women’s welfare.

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Discovery of human waste contamination in cans at Coca-Cola plant sparks investigation

Discovery of ‘human waste’ contamination in cans at Coca-Cola plant sparks investigation

Coca-Cola and the PSNI have launched an investigation after a shipment of drinks cans at the company’s Lisburn plant were found to have been contaminated with what workers are speculating could be human waste, according to reports this week.

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Walter Rothschild features under the Department of Transport heading

Tring legend Walter Rothschild featured in contemporary take on artistic French calendars

Legendary Tring figure Walter Rothschild takes pride of place at the centre of a contemporary take on the classic French almanac on display at Waddesdon Manor.

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Council leader Andrew Williams said the increase recognises the hard work put in by councillors

Dacorum councillors agree to pay rise for first time since 2008

Councillors have agreed to increase their allowance for the first time since 2008 - after it was recommended by an independent remuneration panel.

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Dacorum’s award-winning housing scheme

Dacorum’s housing policy has established a new national ‘first’.

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Tobias Ellwood was praised for his actions in parliament today.

Ex Dacorum councillor Tobias Ellwood praised as 'hero' in Westminster Attacks

A former Dacorum Borough Councillor has been hailed as a 'hero' for his attempts to save the life of a police officer in yesterday's terrorist attack in Westminster.
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Residents are being urged to share their experience of any drinking on the streets in the area

Council wants views of residents on street drinking in Dacorum

Dacorum Borough Council is currently reviewing its powers to control anti-social street drinking, and wants to hear residents’ views.

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Small firms plan to make cut-backs

Small businesses across Hertfordshire are preparing to slash investment and staff costs, according to the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB).

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Warning over tax rebate scam

Warning over tax rebate scam

A warning has been issued about a potential scam which involves the sending of fake emails or texts offering a tax rebate.

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The funds enable the council to install a district heating network in the town centre that will help to reduce energy costs

Residents face hike in parish council precept charges

Taxpayers in villages across Dacorum are seeing an increase in parish council precepts that are raised from their annual council tax.

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Free-range eggs become barn eggs following bird flu

Free-range eggs become ‘barn eggs’ following bird flu

A bird flu panic has seen free-range eggs temporarily lose their status after hens were brought indoors.

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Dacorum Borough Council is now based at The Forum

£100k on council credit cards spent on ‘fancy pants’, cinemas and restaurants

Council bigwigs blew more than £100,000 on council credit cards last year – with purchases at restaurants, party shops and a ‘fancy pants’ store included on statements.

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The splash park would provide enjoyment for families according to Andrew Williams

Council leader defends £1m investment for splash park in Hemel Hempstead

A £1million investment in a new splash park has been defended by Dacorum Borough Council leader Andrew Williams.

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The mini crocodiles, venomous snakes and other wild animals owned by Dacorum residents

The mini crocodiles, venomous snakes and other wild animals owned by Dacorum residents

Venomous snakes and mini crocodiles are among some of the ‘dangerous’ animals being kept by Dacorum residents.

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The "racist" t-shirt and Negan from The Walking Dead.

It’s not just Eeny Meeny - how song lyrics have been censored over the years, from God Save The Queen, to The Rolling Stones, to Nicki Minaj

Yesterday we reported how a ‘racist’ t-shirt has been withdrawn from Primark stores, after a customer complained about the offensive lyrics of the song ‘Eeny Meeny Miny Moe’ as it used to be sung.

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Kids enjoy the summer fun at a splash park. One will now be coming to Hemel Hempstead

New £1 million splash park for Hemel Hempstead approved

A new £1 million splash park has been given the green light to rejuvenate Gadebridge Park.

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