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Tonight, like many people across our region I will be Sleeping Rough So Others Don’t Have To – you must think I am mad but this will be my fifth annual Sleepy Easy Event. And, they call it Sleep Easy but I am sure it won’t be EASY tonight! However, what spurs me on is […]

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It always pays to be prepared – especially over the winter period when the weather can prevent us getting out and about. That’s why the advice from North East Lincolnshire Clinical Commissioning Group is to have a well-stocked medicine cabinet for times when you or your family are feeling under the weather. Dr Rakesh Pathak, […]

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Liberal Democrats are celebrating the one millionth tree being planted this Parliament through the Big Tree Plant. The Big Tree Plant is the first government tree planting initiative since the 1970s. Liberal Democrats in government are proud to have delivered this project which will leave a living, lasting legacy in communities across England. The national […]

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Vince Cable visits Kingston University in Surrey to celebrate the record demand for higher education from across the UK and overseas. UCAS reveal a record number of applications for full-time undergraduate higher education in 2015 to 2016 the rate of disadvantaged students applying to study higher education hits an all-time high Business Secretary Vince Cable […]

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The former director of employment business WHG Offshore LTD has pleaded guilty of failure to pay a work-seeker after the firm went into administration in 2012. The prosecution was brought against Andrew Hayter by the Employment Agency Standards (EAS) Inspectorate, part of the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills, and was heard at Oxford Magistrates […]

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Liberal Democrat Justice minister Simon Hughes has highlighted the importance of rehabilitating female prisoners. Work and educational opportunities are crucial to helping rehabilitate women offenders. Commenting, Simon said: “I’m not prepared to accept a situation where female offenders don’t have the chance to turn their lives around and support themselves and their families. “As part […]

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North East Lincolnshire Council has secured a further £6 million government funding to support major developments in the latest round of Growth Deals announced by the Government today (Thursday 29 Jan). The new money will go towards four key projects: Two projects to support the South Humber Industrial Infrastructure Programme (SHIIP) phase 1 in North […]

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Liberal Democrat Leader and Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg discusses his vision for a greener Britain and a sustainable economic future. The countdown has started. In 10 months time, the world will gather in Paris to agree a new legally binding global climate change agreement. It’s no exaggeration to say our future, and that of […]

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Measures that will grant the Groceries Code Adjudicator (GCA) the power to fine UK supermarkets that have breached the Groceries Code have been laid in Parliament. The Adjudicator will be able to impose penalties on the large supermarkets of up to 1% of their annual UK turnover, dependant on the seriousness of the breach. The […]

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2 million low-income and vulnerable households will get £140 off their energy bills, thanks to the Warm Home Discount scheme. Changes to the scheme will mean an additional 70,000 struggling families, disabled customers and other vulnerable people are eligible to apply. This rebate will help them heat their homes for less, giving them the help […]

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