Hospital admissions due to falls by older people set to reach nearly 1,000 a day, warn Lib Dems

Local Liberal Democrats have warned that the number of hospital admissions due to an older person falling, is set to rise to nearly 1,000 a day by the end of the decade.

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More than 423,000 homes with planning permission waiting to be built

More than 423,000 homes have been giving planning permission but are still waiting to be built, according to new research published by the Local Government Association.

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£3.5 Billion Right-To-Buy 'Firesale' threatens socially rented council housing

Liberal Democrats are warning that the number of homes still owned by Reading Borough Council is continuing to fall.

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National roads receiving 52 times more government funding than Reading’s roads

It has been revealed that the Conservative Government’s funding for local roads maintained by Reading Borough Council will be cut by £287,000 in the next year. Liberal Democrat campaigner, Ricky Duveen, is calling for the Conservative Government to reverse its funding cuts to Reading’s road main...

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Anger over increase in green bin charges

Those of you with gardens will remember that when the council introduced charging for green bin collections there was a great deal of anger at the level of charge being imposed. Almost all those (some 16,000 residents) with green bins paid the new £50 charge. The council had forecast that only 8...

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Reading needs a change. A change from failure, a change from complacency. Most importantly we need a change from the waste and spin that have characterised decisions such as the one-way IDR, botched bin collections and the current crisis in school admissions.

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