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Blog Profile / Les Bonner

Filed Under:Local Interest / England
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Archived Since:August 30, 2008

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Government confirms £2.7 billion deal to build new state-of-the-art trains

The transformation of rail travel on the key intercity route between London and Scotland has taken a major step forward after Transport Secretary Patrick McLoughlin confirmed today (16 April 2014) that funding had been secured to build a new fleet of state-of-the-art trains. Under the new £2.7 billion contract, nearly 500 new carriages will be […]

Kidney cancer survival rate improves over 2 decades

Incidence of kidney cancer, the eighth most common cancer in England, have risen over 2 decades although survival rates have improved, a new report by Public Health England’s National Cancer Intelligence Network (NCIN) reveals today (16 April 2014). The report examines trends in survival of kidney cancer in England over 20 years (1990 to 2010) […]

Government response to a petition on allotment duties

An e-petition has been circulating suggesting that the Department for Communities and Local Government is examining plans to remove council duties to provide allotments. This is completely untrue and has no basis in fact. In 2011, the government compiled a list of statutory duties that councils must follow, but ministers made very clear to Parliament […]

Cross-border pensions transfer made easier

To improve workers’ freedom of movement and their right to occupational mobility, it is crucial to ensure that employees’ pension rights can be carried across borders when changing employer. Until now, workers who move between EU Member States could lose out on their supplementary pension schemes that they join to complement their social -security retirement […]

Former speech writer to Tony Blair says “I agree with Nick”

The former Speech Writer to Tony Blair said that he believes Nick Clegg is making a difference: “By stopping the Tory Right, the Deputy Prime Minister should be applauded by all liberal voters.” Philip Collins worked as Tony Blair’s Chief Speech Writer, responsible for Blair’s very last speech as Leader of the Labour Party. In […]

Fraudsters trick victims into revealing PIN numbers after theft

Police are warning the public not to give their bank card personal identification number (PIN) to anyone after bogus bank officials have stolen thousands of pounds by tricking victims into handing over their PIN [15 April 2014] Scammers have been stealing victims’ wallets and purses from multiple locations in the North Yorkshire area including sneaking […]

Nick Clegg calls for publication of Chilcot Report on Iraq war

Nick Clegg has called for the publication of the Chilcot report into the Iraq war, which identifies exactly what happened in the run-up to the conflict in Iraq. The Chilcot report includes about 200 cabinet-level discussions, 25 notes from Tony Blair to George W Bush and more than 130 records of conversations between the former […]

Rebecca Taylor: Greater corporate transparency on the way thanks to the EU

Rebecca Taylor, Lib Dem MEP for Yorkshire and the Humber, has successfully pushed through measures that will lead to better transparency for large companies. The European Parliament adopted rules that will require around 6000 large companies across Europe to report on the environmental and social impact their activities have. Liberal Democrat MEP Rebecca Taylor who led […]

Victory for Lib Dems as MEPs approve life-saving changes to lorry designs

The European Parliament has approved new rules to make big lorries safer for other road users and more fuel-efficient. Under changes pushed by Liberal Democrat MEPs, the design of lorry cabs are set to be changed to reduce the number of blind spots under the front widescreen and the side of the vehicle. The new […]

Easter weekend arty fun for children in North East Lincolnshire

Children are invited to get crafty over Easter at the Discovery Centre, Cleethorpes and Fishing Heritage Centre, Grimsby. For only £1 the North East Lincolnshire Council venues are hosting workshops for all children at 10am, 11am, and 2pm. At Cleethorpes Discovery Centre make an Easter basket and decorate an Easter egg magnet on Wednesday, April […]

Who turns up to vote in the European Parliament?

Who turns up to vote in the European Parliament? Here’s the voting record of London’s Euro-MPs.

Easter travel eased as the Highways Agency lifts road works

The Highways Agency will be clearing 7 out of 10 sets of road works to help minimise congestion and smooth journeys over the bank holiday weekend. More than 150 miles of road works will be completed by Thursday 17 April and over 165 miles of road works are being suspended until Tuesday 22 April. Simon […]

Nick Clegg calls for new Garden Cities

Communities with ideas for a new generation of garden cities will receive support from the government to turn their ambitions into reality, Liberal Democrat Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg announced today. A prospectus published today will help communities work up proposals for ambitious new developments, which are locally-led, include at least 15,000 homes and have […]

123 communities to take control of neighbourhood schemes

More communities are taking control of neighbourhood schemes to boost employment, combat crime and improve the health of residents. Communities Minister Stephen Williams MP today (14 April 2014) announced 123 more communities will be taking control of neighbourhood schemes to boost employment, combat crime and improve the health of residents. Show More Summary

New contract awarded in fight against drugs and alcohol misuse in North East Lincolnshire

North East Lincolnshire Council today announced it has awarded a major new contract for providing drug and alcohol support in a move which will not only help protect the service, but save the authority up to £5m over the next three years. The Council is awarding a new three-year contract for the provision of drug […]

Do you know how to access your out of hours care in N E Lincs?

With the pharmacy opening times reducing over the Easter period North East Lincolnshire Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) are taking the opportunity to make you aware of the Single Point of Access (SPA) service in North East Lincolnshire. A recent GP patient survey has shown 40% of people in the North East Lincolnshire area are not […]

Millions to benefit from improved GP care

It has been announced today that extended opening hours and enhanced local care for the elderly will soon be available at doctors’ surgeries across many parts of the country, thanks to a new drive to improve local GP services. Millions of people will now be able to see their family doctor outside of working hours, […]

Millions to benefit from improved GP care

Millions of people will now be able to see their family doctor outside of working hours, including late night and weekend appointments, while the elderly and those with more serious health complaints will get tailored care, coordinated by just one local GP. The Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt and NHS England Chief Executive Simon Stevens have […]

Last push for Birmingham mum’s campaign for safer lorries

Liberal Democrat MEP,Phil Bennion, and a bereaved Birmingham mum are stepping up lobbying of Euro MPs in all parties to support tougher design standards for a new generation of HGVs in a crucial vote on Tuesday April 15th. Nazan Fennell’s ‘Live in Hope’ campaign has been taken up by the Birmingham MEP and Lib Dem […]

Celebrate the 125th birthday of Charlie Chaplin with Meniscus Community Film Society

16th April is 125th birthday anniversary of Charlie Chaplin. Meniscus Community Film Society is celebrating by screening his first talkie film “the great dictator” on Thursday 17th April 2014 at 7.15pm at Oasis Academy Wintringham, Weelsby Avenue, Grimsby, DN32 0AQ Charlie Chaplin who came from a deprived background with an absent father and his mother suffered from […]

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