Over 13,000 residents could lose free prescriptions in York

York’s Lib Dem councillors have hit out against proposed changes to free prescriptions, which could see over 13,000 local residents aged between 60 and 65 required to pay for medications. The average person in their early 60s would pay an extra £50 to £100 a year unless they qualify for another exemption.


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Over a hundred fewer dentists in the region as crisis deepens

New data from the NHS has revealed a growing staffing crisis for local dental practices, as over a hundred practitioners in the North East and Yorkshire have left the profession in the past twelve months.


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Lib Dems secure £7.7 million investment in York’s Libraries

York Liberal Democrat Councillors have secured a £7.7 million investment in the city’s libraries in a programme of city wide improvement.


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York residents face 'skyrocketing energy bills' in 2022, warn councillors

Households in York could pay more than £500 extra a year due to the increase in the energy price cap.


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Councillors respond to new hospitality business support

Councillor Andrew Waller has cautiously welcomed today’s announcement made by the Chancellor to allocate a one-off support grant to hospitality businesses, urging for clarity and longer term planning, recognising that there will be businesses that have seen an impact who are not included in today’s announcements, with further support needed.


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Council Leader congratulates country’s newest MP after an incredible victory

Council Leader Keith Aspden is extending his congratulations to the country’s newest MP after Liberal Democrats dealt a historic blow to the Conservatives, overturning a nearly 23,000 majority and electing a new MP in North Shorpshire.


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Lib Dems call for York’s rivers to be cleaned up

York’s Liberal Democrat councillors are set to propose taking action to clean up the city’s rivers, as part of a motion submitted to this week’s Full Council meeting.


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Calls to tackle violence against women and girls

In a motion to this December’s Full Council meeting, York’s Liberal Democrats will be urging all councillors to back calls to take action to tackle violence against women and girls.


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Councillors call for urgent support for hospitality businesses

Ahead of new Covid restrictions coming into effect, York’s Liberal Democrat councillors are highlighting the need for urgent support to hospitality businesses who will be hit the hardest over the coming holiday period.


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Councillors hit out at Government Covid rule breaking


Responding to the ITV video which shows Downing Street staff laughing last year about a Christmas party being held, Councillor Carol Runciman, Executive Member for Health and Adult Social Care, commented:


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