The ABC of BBQ safety

by Steve Beasant on 4 August, 2015

With the current warm weather and the summer holidays in full swing, you don’t have to go far to smell the distinctive aroma of the great British barbeque! Whilst the safety messages surrounding barbeques often rightly centres on ensuring all meat and fish is thoroughly cooked, Humberside Fire and Rescue Service is asking people to […]

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As President Obama’s announcement of a clean power plan was hailed as the strongest action on climate change by a US president, Tim Farron has found the Conservatives’ plans regressive. Commenting on President Obama’s clean energy plan, Liberal Democrat leader Tim Farron said: “We have seen today how President Obama is committed to bringing in […]

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Calls from fire chiefs to think twice before releasing sky lanterns (also known as Chinese lanterns) have been made at the driest time of the year and when wedding season is in full swing across the country. Annually, more than a quarter of a million weddings take place in the UK, and with the popularity […]

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The Modern Slavery Act has now come into force after being successfully passed through parliament in March. Long-term human trafficking campaigner and South East Euro-MP Catherine Bearder has heralded the introduction of historic legislation to protect victims of modern slavery. The MEP has worked with a number of charities to raise the issue of trafficking […]

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Don’t fall foul of con artists  Fraud officers with Humberside Police are warning of new scams sweeping the UK. The first, which offers people the chance to invest in bogus film productions, has seen a 19 per cent rise in the number of reports to Action Fraud between January and May this year, with an […]

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Liberal Democrat leader Tim Farron has responded to the Prime Minister’s remarks on the Calais migrant crisis. David Cameron said today that the UK will not become a “safe haven” for a “swarm of people coming across the Mediterranean”. Tim Farron said, “By blaming ‘migrant swarms’ for the current crisis in Calais David Cameron risks […]

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The following article was published today on the Liberal Democrat Voice Website. Tim Farron has made the following comment on the Calais issue: “If you don’t give people hope, they will resort to desperate measures. We are treating this as a security issue, but primarily it is a humanitarian one. “We should be big enough […]

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Tim Farron announces new Lib Dem spokespeople

by Steve Beasant on 29 July, 2015

Tim Farron has set about ending the Liberal Democrats’ lack diversity at the top of the party – by naming the most diverse shadow cabinet team in the party’s history to lead the party’s fightback. The new Lib Dem leader announced a spokesperson team including 12 women and 10 men to lead the fight back […]

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Lord Sewel shows system is rotten to the core

by Steve Beasant on 28 July, 2015

Politicians from across the political spectrum should seize the opportunity to overhaul the House of Lords once and for all, Lib Dem leader Tim Farron has said. It comes amid the fallout of Lord Sewel’s resignation from the House of Lords, which has sparked calls for a shake-up of the second chamber. Tim has written […]

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Three year ago, as Care Minister at the Department of Health, Norman Lamb secured a commitment to introduce a cap on care costs from 2016. The cap would have protected people from crippling care costs in old age if they needed care for conditions like dementia. There is a dreadful unfairness at present that if […]

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