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Information to communities from the Area Manager

by danielbarker on 16 January, 2017

Additional GP appointments now available to all Walsall patients All patients in Walsall will now be able to see a GP or Nurse Practitioner on a Saturday for minor illnesses. • From Saturday 14 January 2017, GP and Nurse Practitioner appointments will be available from 8am to 2pm for all patients with a Walsall GP. […]

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We’ve run some cracking results late on Thursday nights in the last 8 months but this one is pretty amazing even by those standards. Last May, in the Sandhill ward in Sunderland, we got, to put it euphemistically, a modest 90 votes. Labour got 1229. And on Thursday, this happened: Sandhill (Sunderland) result: LDEM: 45.0% […]

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Civil liberties campaigners are launching a legal challenge against the ‘extreme mass surveillance powers’ in the Government’s new Investigatory Powers Act. The Act – an updated version of the Data Retention and Investigatory Powers Act (DRIPA) which expired last year – grants the state the power to monitor everybody’s web history and email, text and […]

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One more thing about Monday’s meeting……

by danielbarker on 12 January, 2017

……that I forgot to mention is that the Tories have stated they do not want to take over the Council this year. I wonder why??????????? Content published and promoted by Roy Sheward on behalf of Dan Barker (Liberal Democrats) all at 144 Redhouse Lane, Walsall, WS5 0DB

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Join The Big Conversation

by danielbarker on 11 January, 2017

Have your say on local health services – A message from NHS Walsall Clinical Commissioning Group You are invited to attend: ‘The Big Conversation’ Public Event To be held on 24th January 2017 at Walsall Town Hall at 9.30am to 1.30pm Book your place by calling 01922 603077 The NHS is facing a number of […]

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It was a fairly uneventful Full Council meeting last night; a couple of petitions, a couple of Portfolio Holders’ Reports, the usual bit of political knock-about and not much light shed on how Walsall can solve it’s financial problems. Its true, Cllr Ian Shires did make a rousing speech about how we didn’t have the […]

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Town hall chiefs have backed calls for the prime minister to urgently reach a cross-party agreement on health and social care funding. The chairs of three House of Commons Select Committees have written to Theresa May, warning a ‘political consensus’ is needed to address the social care challenges facing the country. The letter added: ‘We […]

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So Theresa has broken her silence……

by danielbarker on 9 January, 2017

……and given us the answer we DIDN’T want. She WILL put internal Tory politics before the economic needs of the country. And so we are back to the argument about whether she actually has the mandate to take us out of the Single European Market. The referendum does not give her that mandate; the question […]

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How Theresa can silence her critics on Brexit

by danielbarker on 6 January, 2017

I’m not normally into helping out sitting Tory Prime Ministers, but I’m starting to feel a little sorry for Theresa, so I’ll give it a go! On the one hand she has been criticised for making unrealistic promises about when Brexit can be achieved; on the other she has been criticised most recently by the […]

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Council leaders have called for growth funding to be devolved amid concerns that the complex web of funding streams was delaying projects and ‘generating frustration’. Research commissioned by the Local Government Association (LGA) revealed that £23bn of growth funding was being distributed through 70 separate pots – many of which have little or no connection […]

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