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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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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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Dacorum Borough Council admit their own housing proposals are “too much”

Dacorum Borough Council’s housing plans are “too much” – according to Dacorum Borough Council.

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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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The council made a surplus on parking

Dacorum Borough Council made more than £480,000 in parking fees

Nearly £500,000 was made through parking fees in Dacorum, according to recent figures.

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Xenophobic Brits more likely to have voted Brexit claims study

Xenophobic Brits more likely to have voted Brexit claims study

British citizens who fear immigrants and thought they threatened their values and way of life were more likely to have voted Brexit.

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Hertfordshire County Council “keeping details of £250million roads contract a secret”

Highways bosses have been accused of selling taxpayers short with a £250million contract for maintaining roads across Hertfordshire.

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Energy drinks ‘cause mental health problems and kidney damage’

Energy drinks ‘cause mental health problems and kidney damage’

Children should be banned from buying energy drinks as they can cause high blood pressure, heart problems, obesity and even kidney damage, warns new research.

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Special needs services serving Dacorum kids may be forced to close

Children with learning difficulties could ‘slip through the net’ if a proposal to cut learning services that schools receive moves ahead.

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House prices continue to rise

UK house price trends: how Dacorum compares with the rest of the country

House prices in Dacorum have risen 7.05% in a year, higher than the national average.

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Special award for Tring Poppy Appeal organiser

A Poppy Appeal organiser who has dedicated almost a decade to the charity has been handed a special award.

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Hemel Hempstead Hospital downgrade to be debated in Parliament?

Plans to cut services at Hemel Hempstead Hospital could be debated in Parliament, after MP Mike Penning accused health bosses of breaching the law.

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VIDEO: Everything you need to know from Philip Hammond’s Budget

All the key facts from Philip Hammond’s Budget with our video graphics.

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New leader at County Hall

Cllr David Williams has been named as the Leader of Herts County Council, after a vote amongst Conservative councillors.

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