Cut betting shop gambling down in size.

by Lucy Care on 16 November, 2014

Derby Lib Dems join call to cut betting shop gambling down in size. Fixed odds betting terminals, the electronic roulette machines in betting shops, have been called the crack cocaine of gambling.  Since 2005 they have been allowed in betting shops and people can gamble £100 every 20 seconds. Evidence from the gambling industry suggests […]

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No evidence for Labour priority shopping areas

by Lucy Care on 13 November, 2014

Last night Lib Dem councillors won the argument but lost the vote. We had ‘called-in’ Labour’s decision on which suburban shopping areas the council should spend around £8 million improving. Liberal Democrats are very supportive of local communities and see such local shopping areas as a vital part of the local area. When leading the […]

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Drain repairs… Queens Drive

by Lucy Care on 16 October, 2014

If the drains – properly called ‘gulleys’ – in the gutter along side roads don’t drain, not only does it mean puddles and flooding, it also means that the tarmac wears out faster – the extra water washing it away that bit quicker. For all these reasons it’s good to make sure that they are clear. Several […]

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Ring Road / Uttoxeter Road lights

by Lucy Care on 16 October, 2014

Again tonight the right turn filter from Manor Road into Uttoxeter New Road (to town) didn’t change to green when I expected it.  The traffic from Kingsway towards the hospital was flowing, and my queue still had to wait.   This was the third time in as many journeys (and days). It’s happened before.  It […]

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Fighting for a bank for Littleover

by Lucy Care on 10 October, 2014

Lucy Care writes; On the last day of the Lib Dem Conference in Glasgow this week, the party debated policy on banks and banking. There were several detailed and weighty speeches about the way the banking sector works – or should work.  Examples of banking from overseas were provided, and people expounded the need for […]

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Littleover needs a bank/building society!

by aldc on 5 September, 2014

Lucy writes: Six years ago, when the busy Nationwide agency closed, many people assumed that in due course the Building Society would transfer this business to their newly acquired Derbyshire Building Society branch on the corner of Shepherd Street. We now know that the Derbyshire branch will itself be closing this autumn. Articles in Littleover Focus […]

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