Lib Dems ensure Cheltenham’s voice is heard at Brexit negotiating table

The European Parliament's chief negotiator has assured Cheltenham Borough Council that the town's voice is being heard in the Brexit debate.

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New Lib Dem leader Vince Cable

 New Lib Dem leader Vince Cable will lead the fight to change the direction of Britain


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New campaign launched to clean Cheltenham's air

  • Clean Air Cheltenham aims to cut pollution in the town.
  • The group will work with local people and councils to influence decision makers.
  • Launch follows report showing air poor quality around schools.
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Tory MP votes against giving public service workers a fair pay rise

Cheltenham's Tory MP doesn't think public sector workers deserve a fair pay rise.

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Vulnerable children have been ‘let down’

Gloucestershire County Council has serious questions to answer after a shocking Ofsted report.

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Martin pledges to keep hunting ban

The campaign group Keep The Ban ( are asking all parliamentary candidates to commit to keeping the hunting ban if they are elected on 8 June.  And Cheltenham's Liberal Democrat candidate Martin Horwood has been quick to sign the pledge.

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For ten years, Martin Horwood served Cheltenham well as an independent-minded Liberal Democrat MP.

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A penny on income tax for health and social care

The Liberal Democrats have announced they would plug funding gaps for the NHS and social care by putting a penny on income tax, in their first major manifesto commitment of the election campaign.

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The General Election is a chance for voters in Cheltenham to stop 'hard' Brexit

People in Cheltenham should vote for the Liberal Democrats to prevent a hard Brexit and protect the local NHS and local schools, the party’s candidate and former Lib Dem MP Martin Horwood has said today.

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Rate of EU staff leaving Glos NHS has doubled

68 EU nurses, doctors and other staff nurses quit Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust in 2016

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Lib Dems launch plan to get county back on track

As the county prepares to go to the polls to elect a new County Council on May 4, Gloucestershire’s Liberal Democrats have published their most detailed manifesto ever, setting out what they would do to get the Council back on track after 12 years of Tory failure.

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Budget fails Cheltenham

Philip Hammond's first and last Spring Budget today has failed Cheltenham, say local Liberal Democrats.

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Conservative MP accused of "betrayal" of constituents after voting for Article 50

Cheltenham’s Conservative MP has been accused of a "clear betrayal" of his constituents after voting in favour of triggering Article 50 this week without giving the public the final say on the Brexit deal.

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County Council pays out nearly £18,000 of taxpayers’ money for pothole damage

Latest figures show that £17,774 has been paid in compensation to motorists in Gloucestershire for pothole-related damage over the last three years.

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Cruel cuts to mental health spending

Gloucestershire Conservatives have announced their spending plans for 2017.

And in a controversial move they announced that they will be cutting the public mental health budget by a massive 30%.

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Autumn Statement provides no extra cash for desperate local NHS

Today's Autumn Statement by the Chancellor Philip Hammond includes no extra cash for local NHS trusts facing spiraling deficits and looming cuts to local services. 

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Forces veterans encouraged to sign up for new council homes

Armed Forces veterans are being encouraged to apply for one of the new council homes being built at the former commercial site on Swindon Road.

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Government warned over Cheltenham General cash crisis

  • County NHS faces £24 million black hole as most NHS Trusts go into the red
  • Healthwatch Gloucestershire highlights 'long delays' and poor support for mental health
  • Lib Dems lead campaign to protect services as Tory MP urged to break silence on Cheltenham A&E
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Last chance to have your say on Cheltenham's waste & recycling service

Local residents are being invited by Liberal Democrat run Cheltenham Borough Council to choose their preferred option for future waste and recycling collections

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Recycling in Cheltenham - A chance to have your say

Cheltenham Borough Council has launched a consultation about recycling in our town and they want to know what you think.

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