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Tring Sports Centre, which used to be ran by Sportspace, will be managed by Tring School from April

Tring School takes on running of sports centre in ambitious redevelopment plans

Council bosses have confirmed that Tring Sports Centre and swimming pool will now be managed by Tring School.

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Herts County Council admitted the changes would lead to an 'adverse impact' on residents

Adult care sector is at lowest ebb ‘in 30 years’ in Herts

The adult social care sector is the ‘worst it’s been in 30 years’ as cuts continue to bite.

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South East MEP Alex Mayer wants to see the voting age lowered

Hertfordshire MEP calls for voting age to be lowered to 16

A Labour MEP representing Hertfordshire has called for the voting age to be lowered to 16.

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Sportspace, Hemel Hempstead.

Sports facilities privatisation: What happened, why it happened, and how every councillor voted

Dacorum’s sports facilities WILL be privatised, after councillors voted to stand by the controversial move.

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Cllr David Williams believes residents would rather pay more council tax in order to keep services running

Big council tax increase in Herts to ‘protect frontline services’

Council tax is set to rise by nearly six per cent for residents in Hertfordshire to ‘help protect frontline services’.

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The flat has been closed down by Dacorum Borough Council

Flat from hell closed down in Berkhamsted

A flat taken over by youths to fuel their drug habits has been closed down after making life a living hell for nearby neighbours.

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People receiving care services in Hertfordshire are set to have to pay for some free services in proposed council changes

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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Sportspace, Hemel Hempstead.

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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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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Sportspace new gym

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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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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