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    Article: Nov 28, 2020

    We gave a cautious welcome to the Governments proposals for becoming carbon neutral. Our doubts concerned not the objectives set but the lack of any obvious plans and more importantly the believe this dramatic shift in the way we operate could be achieved at next to no additional cost which defied credibility see here

  • Article: Nov 27, 2020

    Today is National Carers Rights Day, an event co-ordinated by Carers UK. Their research has unearthed the astonishing statistic that unpaid carers in the UK have saved the state £530 million every day of the pandemic - that is a staggering £135 billion so far.

    It is essential that carers know their rights - what they are entitled to and sources of help. There are plenty of pointers here.

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    Article: Nov 27, 2020
    By Councillor Dave Busby

    Towering Inferno

    Plans for the redevelopment of Anglia Square in Norwich have gone up in flames after Local Government Secretary Robert Jenrick ruled that the development cannot go ahead. The area was set to be reinvigorated with 1,250 homes centred around a 20-storey tower block, a cinema, hotel and shops. The latest twist in this saga leaves the High Court as the final recourse for the developers.

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    Article: Nov 26, 2020

    Liberal Democrats have responded to yesterdays financial statement picking up on a number of key issues that it raised

    1 Covid help for the self-employed

    Christine Jardine pressed the Government to do more to help those who have thus far been excluded from Government support. Three million self-employed people have had nothing since March and some have had no income at all because they work in areas that aren't yet open. In March they were stressed. Eight months on, they are desperate.

    "I'm outraged that the Chancellor still refuses to accept that the Conservative Govt have excluded over 3 million people for 10 months. These people have endured so much during this crisis & now face enormous hardship- when will he stop turning his back on those in need?

    Responding the Prime Minister said somewhat bizarrely

    "I hope we haven't excluded anyone" said the PM. If he doesn't know that there is a massive All-Party Parliamentary Group fighting for these people, if he hasn't been aware of the many questions that have been asked in Parliament, then that shows unforgivable ignorance. If he did know of the plight of the three million, his remarks show callous disregard.
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    Article: Nov 25, 2020

    The Equalities and Human Rights Commission has been much in the news recently with its report on anti-Semitism in the Labour Party and the ensuing arguments about the suspension of Jeremy Corbyn as a Labour MP. Conservatives have gleefully used this as a stick to beat the Labour Party with some justification given its findings