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Electric car charging

Ed Davey launches five good ideas – but there’s a flaw

The new laws will include legal targets for clean air and water, an end to dirty coal power stations and an ambitious decarbonisation target for the electricity sector.
Archway Tower. Photo courtesy of http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Archway_Tower_and_tube_station_2005.jpg - some rights reserved

New renting option coming to Britain – and to Archway

1 September 2014 , , , ,
Corporate renting - where the landlord is a company, not an individual - has been long-established in the United States.
Gas cooker

Free school meals for all primary school children: today’s policy announcement

1 September 2014 ,
Free school meals: Lib Dems propose to expand policy to all primary school pupils in the next Parliament.
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New from Amnesty: How many are missing in Syria?

31 August 2014 , ,
Imagine suddenly vanishing off the face of the earth, with no one - not even your closest family - knowing where you are, why you were taken away, and what's become of you.
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Watch and laugh: Clarke and Dawe – Who said that?

31 August 2014 ,
More comedy genius from Australia’s Clarke and Dawe:   You can also watch this on YouTube.  
Vince Cable and Nick Clegg voting at party conference. Photo courtesy of the Liberal Democrats - https://www.flickr.com/photos/libdems/2866415066/ - some rights reserved

Liberal Democrat pre-manifesto summary published

We need to move from rescue to renewal. We need to move from austerity to ambition. We need to think boldly and restore a sense of national optimism.
Typing

It’s good to type

30 August 2014
Microsoft found that 43pc of bosses think being able to type is a crucial work skill but more than four out of 10 British workers peck away at their keyboard with just one or two fingers – and more than half can’t hit the 50 word per minute (wpm) minimum.
Father and baby

Today’s policy: six weeks paternity leave

30 August 2014
Liberal Democrats will give fathers an extra four weeks paternity leave under manifesto plans announced today.
New candidate for Lib Dem Presidency

New candidate declares in race for Liberal Democrat President

There are now once again four women competing to succeed Tim Farron.
Gerald Vernon Jackson selected for Portsmouth South

Why Gerald Vernon-Jackson’s selection for Portsmouth South is good news

Whether he will have to fight existing - and now ex-Liberal Democrat - MP Mike Hancock at the polls is not yet clear. Hancock, despite being disowned by the Liberal Democrats, may yet fight the seat as an independent.