Monday, 22/1/2018 | 8:07 UTC+0
  • New steps have been announced to tackle problem waste sites

    New powers to tackle the serious problem of waste crime will be granted, and further action opened for consultation in a crack-down on illegal sites, Environment Minister Therese Coffey announced today following the recent launch of the 25 Year Environment Plan. Waste crime cost the English economy more than £600m in 2015, including lost landfill

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  • How Resolutions Can Sabotage Weight Loss

    New year, new me. We say it every year and more likely than not those lofty goals we choose fall short of expectation. The pressure of attempting these tasks can often be more stressful than the task itself. However, losing weight for the new year doesn’t have to be a negative experience. Leading weight loss

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  • Bluetooth Speaker by VQ now available in six new colours

    Award winning British audio brand VQ have announced an expansion to the colour range of their Retro Mini DAB/DAB+ Digital Radio & Bluetooth speaker to include six new contemporary shades all of which make ideal hue companions for the Pantone Colour of the Year 2018 – Ultra Violet. Since launching in 2014, Retro Mini has

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  • Sajid Javid to support businesses affected by ‘staircase tax’

    Communities Secretary Sajid Javid last week published draft legislation to reverse the impact of a ‘staircase tax’ which has unfairly affected up to a thousand businesses. A recent Supreme Court judgment saw hundreds of businesses that operate in adjoining units or rooms, but are accessed from a common corridor or staircase, receiving separate rate bills

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  • A Christmas treat from Watford’s Park ward councillors

    Park Councillors Peter Jeffree, Nikki Steele and David Barks used a proportion of the money they are allocated to spend in their ward towards festive decorations for the area. You can now find wreaths around The Essex Arms pub and nearby shops, red ribbons on bollards and an 11-foot Christmas tree in the middle of

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  • Hertfordshire Service to Sport Awards name winners

    Watford Borough Council’s Watford Get Active programme of free and low-cost fitness activities has been named Community Project of the Year in the Hertfordshire Service to Sport Awards. Since its launch, Watford Get Active has helped more than 3,900 people, with more than 46,690 recorded attendances at its events. Cllr Karen Collett, whose portfolio includes

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  • Meet The New Smart Home WiFi System Thats Got Everyone Talking

    Increasing numbers of connected devices causes connection drop offs, slow performance and dead spots. Most homes in the UK suffer from these common WiFi problems. The new Nova MW6 Mesh Wi-Fi system from Tenda Technology, a leading manufacturer of networking devices, has been created to optimise your home network, eliminating connection frustration, by blanketing your

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  • Leaders should think of helping as part of their jobs, new research says

    Leaders should think of helping as part of their jobs, new research from the UCL School of Management suggests. And that help often needs to go beyond the usual quick advice and favours. According to research by Professor Colin Fisher, leaders in organisations that do complex, knowledge-intensive work often need to provide deep help—spending hours

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  • Hope for Children Honours St Albans Photographer

    Hemel Hempstead-based international children’s charity, Hope for Children, has honoured photographer Adam Dickens for his involvement in the charity’s Head Held High Appeal, which is being supported by the UK Government. Dickens, who lives in St Albans, was recently awarded The Empowering Hope Award 2017 by Hope for Children, which is given to an individual

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