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The rise of the so-called Islamic State in Syria and Iraq is one of the most serious and dangerous issues we have had to face since we came into Government. Whatever we call this organisation – IS, ISIL or Da’ish – we can’t ignore their brutal activity. The graphic and disturbing images of violence coming […]

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Edward Davey speech to the Energy Saving Opportunity Scheme Roadshow. Introduction Thank you all for coming. This beautiful building we are in today has quite a rich history – for most of its life as a military club but since the 70’s as the home of the Institute of Directors. I am also told it […]

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Two so-called ‘legal’ highs linked to deaths across Europe are set to be banned, the government announced today. Ministers have accepted advice from the Advisory Council for the Misuse of Drugs (ACMD) to control the new psychoactive substances (NPS) 4,4’-DMAR and MT-45 as Class A substances under the Misuse of Drugs Act 1971. The stimulant […]

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Nick Clegg spoke about finding temporary uses for vacant buildings in Northern cities after seeing the Betahaus project in Berlin. The Deputy Prime Minister wants to see abandoned buildings brought ‘back to life’ in a renewed effort to tackle a chronic problem where vast sites in Northern cities become empty and unused for so long […]

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By reducing energy consumption by 1 per cent, big businesses could save over £250 million on their energy bills annually. Big businesses are paying for five power stations worth of electricity each year they don’t need. However even reducing their energy consumption by 1 per cent could save over £250 million on their energy bills […]

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Speech by Secretary of State Edward Davey to the Tidal Energy Summit. Introduction It’s great to be here today at your annual Tidal Energy Summit. It’s my first time – and despite the election, I hope it won’t be my last. The reason for that is because I’m passionate about the potential of tidal technologies […]

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Liberal Democrat MP for Bradford East David Ward is backing a new Parliamentary Group on E-cigarettes which will be set up to debate issues around the use and production of E-cigarettes. David Ward is supporting the setting up of a new cross party group in Parliament which will look into issues surrounding E-cigarettes and the […]

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Dark mornings, dark nights and freezing weather conditions can make driving conditions hazardous. During the winter months the number of road traffic collisions attended by Humberside Fire and Rescue Service increases and road users are urged to take extra care and take the weather conditions in to account before making a journey. Louise Marritt, Road […]

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Keep warm at home this winter

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If you’ll find it hard to keep your home warm this winter – contact the Council now and see how we can help. There are many ways the council and its regeneration services partner Cofely can keep your home warm and safe. The well-established energy efficiency scheme, SHEEP (South Humber Energy Efficiency Partnership), has entered […]

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Snowy scenes of the local area from times-gone-by have been made into a collection of Christmas cards by Lincs Inspire Libraries. Five photographs from Grimsby Library’s local history collection have been selected – Fryston Corner, Snowy Bargate, Hundleby Mill, the Pontoon and People’s Park Lodge. They provide a renewed use of the vast photographic collection […]

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