Ian Shires

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Keep Britain Tidy – Great British September Clean.

by Ian Shires on 8 September, 2020

Clean and Green Community Volunteer Coordinators Richard Upton and Beth Deeley have organised 25 litter picking events that will be taking place over 17 days as part of the Keep Britain Tidy Great British September Clean. These events will be starting this Friday, 11th September and finishing on Sunday 27th September. There is at least […]

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Travel Information off NXWM

by Ian Shires on 2 September, 2020

I have received the following information off National Express West Midlands (NXWM), thought I’d share it with you. Timetable changes for September 2020 National Express West Midlands has made changes to bus timetables across Birmingham and the Black Country on Sunday 30 August 2020, ready for September’s return to school. We are putting more buses […]

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Responding to a joint statement by 70 health organisations and alliances expressing concerns about the reorganisation of public health now underway, Liberal Democrat Health Spokesperson Munira Wilson said: By scrapping the body at the core of our public health response to this global pandemic shows the Government has simply got its priorities all wrong. There are no […]

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Success – 20 m Telecoms mast on Stroud Avenue REFUSED

by Ian Shires on 1 September, 2020

News just in, our campaign to stop the installation of a new 20 metre high H3G Phase 8 Street pole with associated cabinets to the rear of 11 DARVEL ROAD, STROUD AVENUE, WILLENHALL has been refused by Waslall Council Decision Date: 01-Sep-2020 Decision Despatched: 01-Sep-2020 Decision of the Council Prior Approval: REFUSED We’d like to […]

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The Liberal Democrats will today [01/09/2020] introduce a Bill calling on the Government to offer indefinite leave to remain to foreign nationals currently working in the health and social care sectors. Home Affairs Spokesperson Christine Jardine, who is moving the Ten Minute Rule Bill, has warned it is unacceptable that people who put their lives […]

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Responding to figures revealing the Government’s test and trace system has missed its 80% target for a ninth consecutive week, Liberal Democrat Health Spokesperson Munira Wilson said: With students going back to school and autumn arriving, the priority must be keeping people safe as lockdown is eased. Despite it being months since we went into lockdown, 1 […]

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New survey data from the Office for National Statistics shows that the Dominic Cummings scandal eroded people’s belief that the UK would emerge more united from the coronavirus crisis. The proportion of people believing that Britain would emerge from the pandemic “very or somewhat united” fell from 49% the week before the Cummings scandal broke, […]

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The Government has revised rules around face coverings for staff and children in year 7 or above in education settings in England. Nationally, while the Government is not recommending face coverings are necessary, schools will have the discretion to require face coverings in communal areas if they believe that is right in their particular circumstances. […]

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Employment fell sharply in the service sector in the three months to August, while volumes and profitability also continued to drop, according to the latest quarterly CBI Service Sector Survey. Optimism was mixed last quarter with business and professional services reporting a small uptick in sentiment, while the sentiment in consumer services deteriorated less sharply. […]

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The Government has been warned that it needs to “do it’s homework” if it is to meet its aim of getting schools to re-open next month following the COVID-19 lockdown. In an open letter to the Secretaries of State for Education and Health, Liberal Democrat Local Government spokespeople on Health and Education, Councillors Richard Kemp […]

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