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Why I hope Corbyn stays as Labour leader

by danielbarker on 27 July, 2016

No, I’ve not overnight become a huge Corbyn fan! But I did hear his biographer on TV the other day, and he made some good points that have made me think. For one thing, he was democratically elected by his Party. Yes, his performance in the referendum was rather luke-warm, but he was known for […]

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Tim Farron has rightly taken a stand against the upsurge of race hate crimes post-Brexit, but as a party Liberal Democrats need to develop a coherent response that does more than state how repellent racism is or how much it jars with liberal values. The issue is not likely to disappear soon. Just yesterday Scotland […]

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Willenhall Fire Service are having their Open Day: • Date: Saturday 13th August • Time: 11.00am – 4.00pm • Venue: Clarkes Lane Fire Station, Willenhall. There will be various activities including bouncy castles, demonstrations in the Fire Education Centre and guided tours of the centre as well as limited access to the Emergency vehicles used […]

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With Labour heading for a protracted civil war, the nation is crying out for someone to step up to the plate and provide a real opposition to the Tories and a voice for the 48% who voted to remain. In my opinion, only the Liberal Democrats can fulfill that role. Yes, we got a battering […]

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A new scheme encouraging community groups to sponsor refugee families was launched today by the Home Secretary and the Archbishop of Canterbury. The Full Community Sponsorship scheme will enable community groups including charities, faith groups, churches and businesses, to take on the role of supporting resettled refugees in the UK. ‘The response of the British […]

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The Liberal Democrats have hailed their best night of local election results “in a decade” as the party benefits in the aftermath of the EU referendum fall-out. The liberals picked up four council seats in town hall by-elections across the country last Thursday amid Labour’s collapse into infighting. The party took seats off Ukip and […]

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Health precautions should be taken to protect vulnerable people in the face of a mini heatwave, councils urge. The Local Government Association (LGA) is calling on residents to keep an eye on vulnerable or elderly family and friends as the temperature is set to increase to 33 degrees Celsius over the next few days. The […]

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Cities call for voice in Brexit negotiations

by danielbarker on 19 July, 2016

The leaders of ten cities have warned they must have a voice in the negotiations to exit the European Union if they are to close the £66bn ‘productivity gap’. Core Cities UK has written to new prime minister Theresa May warning cities face a productivity gap of £66bn a year compared to the national economic […]

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Willenhall Memorial Park Bowling

by danielbarker on 19 July, 2016

Join our new Summer Nights Bowling Sessions Each Tuesday evening @ 6.30pm from 5th July up to 2nd August Continues Each Wednesday afternoon at 2pm throughout the summer bowling season Cost: £1.00 per person, bowls provided Free convenient parking, shelter and refreshments after the game Informal bowling with new friends and old, Beginners and experienced […]

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Call for new social care settlement

by danielbarker on 18 July, 2016

Campaigners have called on Jeremy Hunt to make the case for a ‘new settlement for health and social care’. The health secretary keeping his job surprised many yesterday after rumours had circulated that he would be sacked. Chief executive of The King’s Fund, Chris Ham, said: ‘The secretary of state will need to provide exceptional […]

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