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Hemel Hempstead MP calls for hospital boss to resign

MP Mike Penning has called for the resignation of the West Herts Hospitals Trust chief executive.

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Council bosses at The Forum are risking the threat of industrial action over Christmas in response to their plans to reduce redundancy rates for staff

Unions threaten Christmas strike for Dacorum Borough Council workers

Unions say a Christmas strike could hit Dacorum Borough Council if they don’t backtrack on plans to cut redundancy rates for their workers.

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Seventy years after Her Father, King George VI, named the Royal Artillerys Riding Troop as The Kings Troop Royal Horse Artillery; Her Majesty The Queen inspected The Troop on their anniversary parade today in Hyde Park. Six Guns, more than eighty horses and their riders from The King's Troop Royal Horse Artillery paraded in all their ceremonial finery in front of their Captain General, the Master Gunner St Jamess Palace, and their Honorary Colonel. 

The King's Troop Royal Horse Artillery is Her Majesty The Queen's ceremonial Saluting Battery firing Gun Salutes for state occasions and Royal birthdays. Stationed in King George VI Lines, Woolwich Barracks in London, it is a mounted Army unit and all of its soldiers are superb equestrians who are trained to drive teams of six horses that pull six First World War 'thirteen pounder' state saluting guns. The King's Troop Royal Horse Artillery gunners are also trained as fighting soldiers. All soldiers from the unit deploy on operations around the world when re

Young gunner from Hemel plays key part in Royal ceremony

A 21-year-old gunner was in attendance when The Queen inspected soldiers from the King’s Troop Royal Horse Artillery for their 70th Anniversary.

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Local MP David Gauke, who is also the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, made the announcement this morning

David Gauke scraps charges for Universal Credit telephone helpline

Universal Credit helplines will now be free within the next month - after the Government announced they were to scrap charges.
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David Guake is MP for South West Hertfordshire, and is also the work and pensions secretary

Tring and Berkhamsted MP David Gauke rules out Tory leadership bid

David Gauke MP has ruled out becoming a leader of the Conservative party in the future - but has admitted to eyeing up a future role as Chancellor.

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Huge increase proposed in house-building for Dacorum

The number of new homes being built every year could almost double, under new plans discussed by council chiefs last night.

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Huge house-building increase for Dacorum: What would plans mean for each site?

Dacorum Borough Council bosses were expected to back a scheme which would increase the number of new homes built each year from 430 to 760.

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Sally Marshall has her head shaved at The Forum

Dacorum Borough Council chief executive Sally Marshall braves the shave

A council chief executive had her head shaved for charity in memory of her late husband.

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Respond to DBC's hosuehold enquiry form to remain on the electoral register.

Council calls on voters during their electoral register annual update

Updates to the electoral register for Hemel Hempstead and surrounding areas began this week (September 11).

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Four million over-55s plan to downsize

Four million over-55s plan to downsize

Nearly four million homeowners aged over 55 have plans to downsize, according to a new survey.

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Raising the Armed Forces Day flag. Picture: Sarah Standing

Dacorum Borough Council wins prestigious award from the armed forces

Dacorum Borough Council (DBC) has won a bronze award for its pledge to support communities of the armed forces.

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Berkhamsted residents opposed to removal of land from Green Belt

Berkhamsted residents opposed to removal of land from Green Belt

Berkhamsted residents could face a battle to protect Green Belt land on the outskirts of the town, with a developer eyeing up the land.

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Energy drinks could be cocaine ‘gateway drug’ say scientists

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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