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The International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women takes place annually on the 25th November. It marks the start of 16 days of activism that ends on 10th December, International Human Rights Day. The campaign is managed by UN Women who have proclaimed every 25th of the month as ‘Orange Day’ to take […]

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Road Safety Week 2018 will run between the 19th and 25th of November and aim to encourage all road users to travel in the safest way possible. You’ll no doubt have noticed that our roads are not only busier but the different ways people travel are increasing. Of course as Liberal Democrats we’re always keen […]

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Autumn Budget 2018

by aldc on 30 October, 2018

This year’s Autumn budget has attracted all the wrong attention, coming under fire from economists as ‘a bit of a gamble’. Many think increasing our national debt, while splashing the cash on tax cuts for the rich, is a bad idea. Speaking on the budget, Paul Johnson, the director of the Institute of Fiscal Studies […]

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World AIDs Day 2018

by mattlynes on 24 October, 2018

On Saturday 1st December, millions of people across the globe will be taking part in and supporting the 30th anniversary World AIDS day. Globally, 35 million people have died from HIV and AIDS and there are still around 36.7 million people living with HIV. There has been a fall in the number of diagnoses in […]

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Carer’s Rights Day 2018

by mattlynes on 24 October, 2018

This year, Carers Rights Day takes place on Friday 30th November. The day brings organisations together from across the UK, helping carers know their rights and get the help and support they deserve. It does this whilst raising awareness for carers across the UK and the vital contributions that they make. In the UK, 6000 […]

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Anti-Bullying Week 2018

by mattlynes on 24 October, 2018

Anti-Bullying Week will take place this year between the 12th and 16th November. This year’s key theme is ‘Choose Respect’. The theme has been chosen to highlight the fact that bullying is a behaviour choice and that a positive example can be set by choosing to respect each other. There are two awareness days taking […]

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Movember 2018 – Stop men dying too young

by aldc on 24 October, 2018

Do you know the reason behind the month of the moustache? The Movember Foundation exists to help prevent early death for men across the world and Movember itself was created to highlight some of the most common illnesses that affect men’s lives. Mental health, prostate cancer and testicular cancer. You can help protect our fathers, […]

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National School Meals Week

by aldc on 17 October, 2018

Between the 12-16 of November hundreds of schools across England will be taking part in National School Meals Week – the biggest healthy eating awareness week for children. The free school meals programme was introduced by the Liberal Democrats in Government. With £1.2billion given each year and £150million for kitchen upgrades for schools across England. […]

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World Mental Health Day 2018

by aldc on 3 October, 2018

World Mental Health Day: 10th October 2018 This year’s World Mental Health Day focuses on young people in a changing world. Half of all mental illness begins by the age of 14, but most cases go undetected and untreated. Depression is one of the most common diseases in teenagers and suicide is the leading cause […]

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World Mental Health Day: 10 October 2018

by aldc on 3 October, 2018

World Mental Health Day: 10th October 2018 This year’s World Mental Health Day focuses on young people in a changing world. Half of all mental illness begins by the age of 14, but most cases go undetected and untreated. Depression is one of the most common diseases in teenagers and suicide is the leading cause […]

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