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This is the official website for Tring and Berkhamsted Liberal Democrats.

The Liberal Democrats exist to build and safeguard a fair, free and open society, in which we seek to balance the fundamental values of liberty, equality and community, and in which no-one shall be enslaved by poverty, ignorance or conformity.

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  • London Overground Class 378
    Article: Oct 21, 2016

    London Overground is currently jointly run by MTL (港铁) and Deutsche Bahn (DB) - although Arriva, which is a DB subsidiary company managed the railway services on their behalf.

    Arriva, who took over the North of England Passenger Rail Franchise at the beginning of April, will start running London Overground next month.

  • Peterborough Conference
    Article: Oct 19, 2016

    The basic unit of the Liberal Democrats is the Local Party, but local parties together are organised into regions - in our case the East of England Region.

    The regional structures exist to provide a wider perspective on policy and development issues of common or joint interest and to support Local parties in terms of campaigning, development, training and recruitment.

    Article: Oct 17, 2016

    Please note that extensive work is planned covering a stretch of about 2 miles of the B488 Icknield Way, Tring starting on 31st October, 2016. The length affected will stretch from the A41 Tring Bypass roundabout down to the New Mill roundabout. The work will be done in stages but it is likely there will be considerable disruption at times.

  • Sheffield Tram-Train
    Article: Oct 17, 2016

    Government approval for a new 400 metre length of track in Tinsley, Sheffield, means that work can now go ahead to complete UK's first tram-train project.

    Specially built vehicles will run from Rotherham along an existing freight line to join the Sheffield Supertram network at Meadowhall. The seven tram-trains are being built by Vossloh Espana and can use two different types of electrical power supplies for the two different types of track.

  • roadworks
    Article: Oct 16, 2016

    With winter on it's way there is a flurry of activity on the roads in and around Tring at the moment. Most of it involves what highways folk refer to as "patching". Pothole repair consists of temporary filling in with soft material - a "quick fix" if you like - though the contractors are not always quick to get there! In addition these temporay patches oftren have to be done again 2 or three times.

  • Cambridge North Station Impression
    Article: Oct 11, 2016

    Planning permission for the new Cambridge North Station, which is expected to handle 3,000 passengers a day in the north east of the city, was originally granted in 2013. However, when Cambridgeshire County Council, the original promoters of the new station, had to hand the project over to Network Rail, it was decided that a second planning application would have to made and the whole process repeated. Thie time taken to do this then led to the project being delayed further since it became entangled in various financial reviews. Altogether these administrative obstacles pushed the completion back by nearly three years

  • Nissan Leaf recharging
    Article: Oct 9, 2016

    Obviously over eating and insufficient exercise are factors in increases in central body fat - but a study published in the Journal of Occupational & Environmental Medicine has, in addition, provided evidence of an association between exposure to traffic noise and larger waistlines.

    Over 5,000 people who had taken part in a diabetes prevention programme in Stokholm underwent medical examinations including the measurement of blood pressure, the presence of diabetes, the extent of central body fat, waist-hip ratios and body mass indecies. Their home environments were also surveyed for the presence of three types of noise at greater than 45dB - the sound of a normal conversation in a living room or social setting. The types of noise arose from road traffic, trains or aircraft.

  • Spanish Hospital ()
    Article: Oct 8, 2016

    There are over 300,000 British pensioners permanently resident in Spain, but the UK does make an estimated contribution to the Spanish government for their healthcare costs.

    What we're talking about here is the cost of treating temporary visitors, i.e. tourists. What we find is that the EU27 has to spend £155 million a year on healthcare for ailing Brits, but the total NHS spend on looking after European tourists is only £30 million.

  • Adrian England (centre) with by-election team
    Article: Oct 2, 2016

    Liberal Democrat Adrian England has won the Adeyfield West by-election in Hemel Hempstead with a strong endorsement from local voters. The result was:

    Adrian England (LIB DEM) 520 votes; 49% (+24%)
    2nd Conservatives 233 votes; 22% (-5%)
    3rd Labour 166 votes; 16% (-8%)
    4th UKIP 115 votes; 11% (-13%)
  • Tring Business Breakfast
    Article: Sep 28, 2016

    Tring BusinessMart is run by Tring Together to make life better for local businesses.

    Key activities are their ever popular Business Breakfasts where young business women and men in new enterprises can meet, swap ideas and experiences and work together to help develop the economic life of the area.

    The next BusinessMart Breakfast Meeting will take place at on Tuesday 11th October - 7.30am