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Responding to data published by Public Health England which shows a child in England has a tooth removed in hospital every 10 minutes due to preventable tooth decay, local Liberal Democrat Campaigner Carol Fletcher said: “These shocking figures strengthen the need for urgent investment in dental health education so that parents and children understand the […]

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Fifty years ago this week, Wolverhampton MP Enoch Powell gave a speech that transformed the immigration debate. ‘It’s going to go up like a rocket, but whereas all rockets fall to ground, this one is going to stay up,’ he told the editor of the local Express and Star newspaper, two days before what became […]

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Local authority leaders have urged the Government to reverse cuts to public health budgets in the wake of figures that reveal a third of all deaths are preventable. Figures from the Office of National Statistics (ONS) on preventable deaths in the UK found there were 525,048 deaths registered in England and Wales in 2016 — […]

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The Loft Youth Club

by danielbarker on 23 April, 2018

Frank F Harrison Community Association has opened a new youth club based on new Invention Square (above Greggs shop) providing a safe fun environment for young people aged 9-15 on a Thursday evening. Parental consent forms are required on the first visit. Content published and promoted by Dan Barker (Liberal Democrats) all at 13 Greaves […]

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Councils (and therefore council tax payers) should not be financially worse off if the Government decides to reverse the controversial ‘staircase tax’, MPs have warned today. The so-called ‘staircase tax’ means businesses operating in adjoining units or rooms that are accessed from a corridor or staircase receive separate rate bills for each unit. However, following […]

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Last night, the last item on the agenda of the above scrutiny committee was an update from Walsall Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG). We had been provided with a report – Improving Health and Wellbeing for Walsall – which began with a page entitled ‘What has gone well during 2017/18’. I put it to the CCG […]

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Peers vote heavily for negotiating new customs union and limiting ministerial powers Henry Mance, Political Correspondent The House of Lords defeated the government in a key Brexit vote on Wednesday, demanding that ministers take steps to negotiate a new customs union with the EU. The vote, which could be overturned by MPs, represents one of […]

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A number of charities have written to the Government urging it to address the ‘root cause’ of unauthorised Gypsy and Traveller sites rather than adopting more punitive measures. The housing minister Dominic Raab announced earlier this month a review of the law and powers to deal with illegal traveller sites. The latest figures show that […]

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Tories divided Today’s Metro reported that “Mrs May’s decision not to call a vote was criticised by Tory Sir Ken Clarke, who pointed out that Mr Trump had tweeted a warning about air strikes. He said: ‘Once the president had announced to the world what he was proposing, a debate was taking place everywhere, including […]

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One thing that has clearly come out of this whole sorry mess is that people don’t feel valued. What they think doesn’t matter. Their views don’t count for anything. So was it any wonder that when given the opportunity to stick two fingers up at the establishment they took the opportunity and grasped it with […]

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