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Help decide council budget cut-backs

There are just four days left to take part in a council survey to help shape up budget cut-backs over the next three years.

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Children now drink a bath full of sugary drinks every year

Children now drink a bath full of sugary drinks every year

Children as young as 11 drink the equivalent of almost a bath full of sugary drinks every year, Cancer Research UK has warned.

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This week in 1974 - Birmingham pub bombings and Last Tango in Paris banned

This week in 1974 - Birmingham pub bombings and Last Tango in Paris banned

This week, 42 years ago, the Birmingham Pub Bombings took place. On November 21, 1974, bombs were planted in two Birmingham pubs – the Mulberry Bush and the Tavern in the Town. The explosions killed 21 people and injured 182 others.

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DRIVE FOR JUSTICE CAMPAIGN: Max sentence for death by dangerous driving may be increased to 20 years

DRIVE FOR JUSTICE CAMPAIGN: Max sentence for death by dangerous driving may be increased to 20 years

Speculation is rife that the Government’s long awaited review of dangerous driving offences and penalties may consider the possibility of increasing the maximum sentence for death by dangerous driving from 14 years to 20 years.

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‘No one will benefit’ from plans to overhaul fire service

‘No one will benefit’ from plans to overhaul fire service

Plans to hand control of Hertfordshire’s fire service over to the Police and Crime Commissioner have been slammed this week.

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Post-truth crowned Word of the Year 2016

Post-truth crowned Word of the Year 2016

The Oxford Dictionary has announced that the word “post-truth” is Word of the Year 2016.

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An armchair guide to the US election

An armchair guide to the US election

The name-calling, bluster and lack of clear policy pronouncements in one of the most divisive US presidential elections ever is at an end.

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Man developed hepatitis after energy drink overdose

Man developed hepatitis after energy drink ‘overdose’

Downing too many energy drinks can cause hepatitis, doctors have warned.

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Berkhamsted RUFC team with Cllr Tom Ritchie

Full beam ahead for rugby club

The future looks bright for Berkhamsted Rugby Union Football Club which has received a £2,200 community grant to repair the club floodlights.

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EU-supporters join up in Cheddington

EU-supporters join up in Cheddington

Europhiles clubbed together at Cheddington this month for a European-themed lunch and discussion.

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MP admitted to the UK’s political elite by joining Privy Council

South West Herts MP David Gauke formally joined the Privy Council last week, the elite body of the UK’s leading politicians.

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Have your say on 2,500 new homes

The government wants to build 2,500 new homes in East Hemel Hempstead, in a scheme which will go on show to the public later this month.

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New hospital plans: MP Mike Penning says the solution is common sense - and more cash

New hospital plans: MP Mike Penning says the solution is common sense - and more cash

“Disgusting and ludicrous,” was the verdict of Mike Penning MP, after health bosses rejected proposals for a new hospital in West Herts.

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Hemel Hospital: From 229 beds to zero, patients’ vent anger over “golden opportunity” being missed

Eight-and-a-half years ago Hemel Hempstead Hospital had 229 beds.

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Help support your NHS by using the right services this winter

Your chance to put questions to health chiefs via the Gazette

Gazette readers have inundated us with responses to last week’s announcement that there will be no new hospital for West Herts.

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Why Longdean School fell short on hygiene inspection

The headteacher of Longdean School has vowed to improve its food hygiene rating after it emerged that wrong knives were used to cut food and ‘fridge handles were dirty’.

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Chinese restaurant has improved hygiene score

A Chinese restaurant manager has paid tribute to her staff after it jumped from the lowest possible hygiene rating to a ‘satisfactory’ rating.

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Lib Dem councillors Adrian England and Ron Tindall

Lib Dems get into the swing

A huge swing saw the Lib Dems reclaim a marginal seat on Dacroum Borough Council last week.

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Week of democracy in schools and online

Week of democracy in schools and online

Democracy comes to you next week, as part of a county-wide push.

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Councillor Margaret Griffiths opens new homes in Tring

Home sweet council home

The first new council homes to be built in Dacorum for a quarter of a century were officially unveiled this week.

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