Lib Dems reveal extent of ‘criminal’ Tory police cuts

Lib Dems reveal extent of ‘criminal’ Tory police cuts

Liberal Democrat analysis of new Home Office figures, published this week, has revealed that the Conservative Government cut funding to Dorset Police by 5.7% in real terms between 2015-16 and 2019-20.

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Hospital merger set to be reviewed

Hospital merger set to be reviewed

Health Secretary Matt Hancock has ordered a review into the Dorset CCG’s plans to restructure health services across Dorset. This investigation by the Independent Reconfiguration Panel would include the closure and transfer of A&E services from Poole to Bournemouth hospitals.

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Poole's public toilets to be reopened

Poole's public toilets to be reopened

One of the first acts of the new Unity Alliance council will be to reverse the hugely unpopular closure of many public toilets in Poole by the previous Conservative administration. This move is part of the council's main aim of balancing services across the three towns to a more equal state foll...

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Brexit would result in a decade lost to political crisis and economic trouble

Brexit would result in a decade lost to political crisis and economic trouble

Three years on since the referendum on the UK’s membership of the European Union, the Liberal Democrats have warned Brexit must be stopped to avoid “a decade lost to political crisis and economic trouble”.

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Foodbank usage in the South West reaches record high as Government cuts support for the poorest households

Foodbank usage in the South West reaches record high as Government cuts support for the poorest households

A record number of people in the South West are being forced to turn to foodbanks, according to figures released today by the Trussell Trust.

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Tories condemned for slashing local special needs budget by £6,000

Tories condemned for slashing local special needs budget by £6,000

The Liberal Democrats have today condemned the Conservative Government for slashing Poole Council's budget for special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) by £6,000 per pupil in real terms since 2015, resulting in a loss of specialist provision.

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