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Blog Profile / Les Bonner

Filed Under:Local Interest / England
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Archived Since:August 30, 2008

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Enforcement of regulations at Grimsby cemetery

The letters are asking relatives to remove ornamental chippings from homemade kerb sets. The regulations state that ornamental chippings are only allowed if they are contained within a monumental kerb, supplied and fitted by a memorial mason. Over the next couple of months the cemetery will also be contacting families where graves have not been […]

Five million Gmail username and passwords posted online by hackers

Google is urging Gmail users to change their passwords after a database with user information was exposed online by hackers. According to The Next Web, Google have said they do not believe this is the result of any sort of security breach, but has advised users to change passwords immediately.  Hackers revealed nearly 5 million […]

Just Act: The community groups’ very simple guide to setting up a website

This handy guide to setting up a website for a community group has been produced by Just Act. They produce other useful guides on many items of interest to community groups. Visit their website at   Even if you only go online every so often to check your emails (and visit Just Act, of […]

Ian Swales Slams Labour’s Misuse of Social Fund

Redcar Constituency MP Ian Swales has today led a debate in Westminster Hall to address the poor management of the Discretionary Social Fund (DSF) by Redcar and Cleveland Council. The DSF is designed to give financial aid and support to those most in need and is regulated by the Council. Control of the DSF was […]

Three quarters of the streets in N E Lincs are now lit by low energy bulbs

Almost three quarters of the borough’s street lamps have now been upgraded with more cost effective LED lights. North East Lincolnshire Council and its regeneration services partner Cofely started work in December last year to replace the area’s traditional street lights with new, state of the art LED lights. So far 12,000 lamps have been […]

David Laws launches Talented Leaders programme to transform struggling schools

Liberal Democrat Education Minister David Laws has today launched a new scheme to recruit 100 top school leaders to turn around struggling schools. The Talented Leaders scheme aims to recruit the best headteachers in the country and place them in schools facing the toughest challenges. The programme aims to put these exceptional teachers in schools […]

Arthritis Care submit evidence of people with arthritis to independent review of PIP

Arthritis Care has submitted evidence, based on people with arthritis’ experiences, to the independent review of the implementation of Personal Independence Payment (PIP). They said:    The process of claiming PIP is difficult and very frequently plagued by huge delays, causing serious financial hardship and stress. Show More Summary

David Ward MP welcomes Government decision to introduce Sharia compliant student loans

David Ward, Liberal Democrat MP for Bradford East, has welcomed the Government’s announcement that they will be introducing Sharia compliant student loans enabling more Muslim students to go to University. The Department of Business, Innovation and Skills has responded to the results of a consultation that they carried out earlier this year into the feasibility […]

Mental Health Act Code of Practice: last days to comment

Liberal Democrat Care and Support Minister Norman Lamb asks people to give their views on the Mental Health Act Code of Practice consultation. What do we want from our mental health services? “I want to be listened to. “I want my needs and concerns to be respected and my care to reflect this. “I want […]

Britain is getting its energy policy right

Ed Davey has welcomed reports that show Britain is tackling climate change and taking steps to break up the Big Six Energy firms. A study by PwC shows the UK has become one of the world’s eco-friendly countries in the past year after a record 34 per cent jump in renewable energy generation. The closure […]

Sir Bob’s further Defence challenge to the Prime Minister

Liberal Democrat MP for Colchester, Sir Bob Russell has again challenged the Prime Minister not to make further cuts in HM Armed Forces. For the second week running in the House of Commons, Sir Bob urged Prime Minister David Cameron not to further reduce the size of the Army. Last week he pointed out that […]

Smokers are twice as likely to need social care support

A report published by Action on Smoking in Health (ASH) has looked at the costs of smoking to the social care system in England. The report shows that being a smoker (and to a lesser extent former smoker) doubles your chances of needing the support of social care services when you are over 50 years […]

Tim Farron proposes cross-party bill to protect rural housing

A group of cross party MPs have today brought a bill, proposed by Liberal Democrat MP Tim Farron, before Parliament to protect rural housing communities from government proposals which risk drying up the supply of affordable homes in small communities. The government is due to make an imminent decision on proposals to remove section 106 […]

Free training in Committee Skills for members of community groups in N E Lincs

Introduction to Committee Skills – 10.00am to 2.30pm onTuesdays 30th September & 7th October – lunch provided Class Act Theatre Arts and Community Trust are holding a free course at their headquarters at Unit 5, Granville Street, Grimsby, DN32 9PL Aimed at small voluntary organisations and members of community groups, Committee Skills supports learners to […]

Greener fire engines, ambulances, buses and taxis are on the way

Government funding will cut pollution from over 1,000 public sector vehicles. Over 1,000 local authority vehicles from buses to fire engines will be cleaner and greener after Transport Minister Baroness Kramer announced successful bidders for the £5 million Clean Vehicle Technology Fund (CVTF). Seventeen local authorities have been awarded grants for a wide variety of […]

Humberside Police Rock Challenge – Call for Entries

From 0600hrs on Wednesday 10 September, schools will be able to register to take part in one of the region’s most dazzling, high energy performing arts competitions as Rock Challenge returns for 2015. In the build up if your school would like to pre-register contact the Rock Challenge office on 02392 985710 and they will […]

Prestigious textile group chooses North East Lincolnshire learners to exhibit alongside the best

Local textile artists have been invited to exhibit alongside an internationally renowned group in an exhibition taking place in two Grimsby venues until November. Members of the 62 Group, an artist-led organisation established in 1962 to promote embroidery as a current and engaging art form, have invited learners from North East Lincolnshire Council’s Community Learning […]

Nick Clegg unveils a “manifesto for the next generation”

Today, Liberal Democrat Leader Nick Clegg unveiled a “manifesto for the next generation” launching the party’s pre-manifesto, an 80-page document that will form the backbone of the party’s 2015 election platform. The document includes a host of policies aimed unapologetically at realising the potential of children and young people. Show More Summary

iberal Democrats launch 2015 pre-manifesto

Liberal Democrats have today unveiled the party’s pre-manifesto, which sets out out vision for Britain in the next Parliament The policies in the pre-manifesto, which has spreading opportunity for the next generation at its heart, will be debated and voted on by our members at the upcoming Party Conference in Glasgow. Liberal Democrats in government […]

Landlord fined £60,000 plus costs for gas failing

An Accrington landlord has been ordered to pay nearly £60,000 in fines and costs after he ignored repeated warnings about arranging an annual gas safety check at a house in the town. Tariq Ali was given numerous opportunities by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) to arrange an inspection for a property on Persia Street […]

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