News from the Liberal Democrats across England

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    Article: Oct 25, 2020

    Help for people in our area.

    ( for Snailbeach and Stiperstones to, Brompton, Bentlawnt, Hope, Stockton, Marton and Chirbury)

    Things may be getting tough financially,

    People are losing their jobs, having income reduced.

    To apply for Universal Credit - do it quickly- don't be proud.

    You can do this online

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    Article: Oct 25, 2020
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    Article: Oct 25, 2020

    Heather Kidd, Deputy Group Leader of the Lib Dem Group on Shropshire Council (Chirbury and Worthen) has called on Shropshire Council to join the growing number of Councils up and down Britain that are giving vouchers to Free School meal recipients over half term. She is also pressing them to prepare to do likewise during the Christmas Holidays if the Government persists in refusing to do so.

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    Article: Oct 25, 2020

    Last weekend saw the first COVID-19 marshals take to the streets in Bedford town centre, providing advice and information about how to stay safe and slow the spread of coronavirus locally.

    Funding has been provided by the Government to support and encourage the public and businesses to follow coronavirus measures to keep themselves and our communities safe.

  • Clocks change
    Article: Oct 24, 2020

    Don't forget the clocks go back at 2am tomorrow (Sunday 25th) morning to 1am.

    The Fire and Rescue Service also recommend this is also a good day to check your smoke alarms too.

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    Article: Oct 24, 2020

    The lockdown has unfortunately seen a rise in rural crime across the County. The rise was driven by thefts of high-value tractors, quad bikes and other farm vehicles. Livestock theft and theft from isolated properties has also increased.
    Richard Huffer, Lib Dem Councillor and Farmer said " I really would urge residents to take measures to prevent their property being stolen, especially if you live in an isolated property. As well as taking conventional measures such as locks on doors and windows, residents should consider using smart water on smaller items of value and fitting trackers on larger ones like quad bikes.
    "What is new is that we are getting several reports of thefts of dogs especially pedigree dogs so make sure your pets are securely housed too"

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    Article: Oct 24, 2020

    With announcements that large parts of the country are moving further up the national COVID tiers Bedford Borough Council is asking everyone to pull together to keep each other safe and avoid a Liverpool-style lockdown.

    Bedford Borough is currently in the 'medium' local COVID alert level. This has the lowest levels of restrictions.

  • Article: Oct 23, 2020

    Cumbrian MP Tim Farron is calling on the UK Government to follow Scotland's lead in providing a financial support package for outdoor education centres.

    This week the Scottish Government announced £2million of support to mitigate the financial challenges facing the residential outdoor education sector as a result of the coronavirus crisis.

  • Tim at Heaves Farm
    Article: Oct 23, 2020

    South Lakes MP Tim Farron is calling on Conservative backbench MPs to put country before party and vote to protect British food and farming standards.

    The Agriculture Bill will once again return to the House of Commons after the House of Lords voted this week for amendments which would require food imported into the UK to meet the same standards as food produced in this country.

  • Article: Oct 23, 2020

    If ever there was a time for us to act in support of Hong Kongers, it is now.

    Many Hong Kongers have suffered grave persecution at the hands of the Chinese Regime.

    With repeated reports of police brutality, the UK has a moral and legal duty to stand with Hong Kongers and ensure no one is left behind to suffer under the Chinese Communist Party.