Norman Lamb responds to NHS England report

Following the publication of a report by NHS England which outlines CEO Simon Steven’s five-year forward view on the health service, Liberal Democrat Care Minister Norman Lamb said:

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Nick Clegg launches TechNorth

Liberal Democrat Leader and Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg is launching a TechNorth, a new scheme to co-ordinate the existing digital technology expertise of Manchester, Leeds, Sheffield, Liverpool and Newcastle.

The government will be investing in an organisation that will promote TechNorth internationally to encourage global businesses to invest in the North.

TechNorth is born out of the Northern Futures project - in which Nick Clegg is asking people in the North what our Northern cities need to do in order to work together to compete globally and to boost their economic growth. 

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Earl of Oxford and Asquith joins Liberal Democrats in the House of Lords

The Earl of Oxford and Asquith is the newest hereditary peer to join the Liberal Democrats in the House of Lords. 

He takes up the seat of the late Liberal Democrat Lord Methuen.

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Wind farms generate a record amount of power

The UK's wind farms generated a record amount of power at the weekend, according to the National Grid.

On Saturday 18 October, wind farms generated 6,372 MW of power, the highest amount on National Grid records.

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Nearly 1,400 patients in Wales wait more than a year for treatment

Shocking NHS waiting times in Wales mean nearly 1,400 patients are waiting more than a year for treatment.

The figures obtained by Liberal Democrats show that 9 patients in the Abertawe Bro Morgannwg University Health Board area, have been waiting over 2 years and still haven’t received their treatment.

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Nick Clegg launches the Workload Challenge giving teachers their say

Liberal Democrat Leader and Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg will launch the Workload Challenge and invite teachers from across the country to have their say on the causes of unnecessary workload.

Nick recently said that many teachers had been left feeling "browbeaten" and undervalued. He also expressed concern for the rising workloads face by teachers. 

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Protecting Refugee Children and Adolescents in the Middle East and North Africa

At a UNHCR conference in Sharjah, UAE on October 16, Liberal Democrat International Development Minister Lynne Featherstone gave a speech entitled Investing in the Future: Protecting Refugee Children and Adolescents in the Middle East and North Africa.

In her speech, Lynne focussed on ensuring adequate protection for refugee girls, who are particularly vulnerable to sexual violence. 

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Moore calls for new engagement with Europe to boost British business

Liberal Democrat MP and European Business Adviser Michael Moore has published a report calling for 'a new engagement' with the EU to give British businesses a stronger influence in Europe.

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Free school meals help boost learning and save parents money

Free school meals help boost learning, improve behaviour and save parents money. 

In Channel 4's Political Slot, Vikki Slade, Liberal Democrat Parliamentary Candidate for Mid Dorset and North Poole visited Canford Heath Infant School to discuss how the new scheme is working.

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Mental health support for blue-light workers

Deputy Prime Minister and Leader of the Liberal Democrats Nick Clegg will make a major speech this week, setting out new ways that the Government will help public sector workers to do their jobs, including support for blue light workers.

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Fathers to get same 'maternity' pay as mums in the civil service

Nick Clegg will make a major speech this week setting out measures to ensure that the Civil Service will offer equal parental pay and support for all its employees.

New mental health waiting time standards set

Nick Clegg has announced that treatment for mental health conditions will be brought into line with other NHS services.

Encouraging employment figures show our economy is recovering

Employment figures released today by the Office of National Statistics (ONS) show further encouraging signs that our economy is recovering.

State pension will rise by 2.5 per cent next year thanks to Triple Lock guarantee

Pensioners will benefit from a 2.5 per cent increase in their state pension thanks to the Liberal Democrat Triple Lock guarantee.

Mental health support for blue-light workers

Nick Clegg will make a major speech this week, setting out new ways that the Government will help public sector workers to do their jobs, including support for blue light workers.

Nick Clegg's speech to Autumn Conference 2014

LIVE: Speech by the Rt Hon Nick Clegg MP, Leader of the Liberal Democrats and Deputy Prime Minister.