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Telford Journal Column

Last week I joined friends and family at Telford Crematorium to say goodbye to much loved community campaigner, John Salt, following his sad and unexpected death.

Telford Journal Column

Most people just want the Prime Minister to deliver Brexit and to get on with it.  Of course Brexit must mean that we regain our sovereignty, put an end to free movement of people, and stop paying huge sums of money to the unaccountable EU.

Grooming gang leader recalled to prison

 

Telford grooming gang leader Murbarek Ali, was released on licence in November 2017, just 5 years after he was sentenced to a 22 year term.

Now we learn he has breached his licence and he is back in jail.

Telford Journal Column

After more than 4 years of uncertainty, clinicians have unveiled their plans for the future of hospital services in Shropshire.  The Government has announced that £312m will be made available to fund these plans.

Telford Journal Column

Four months ago we had a General Election.

At that election, the Prime Minister received a personal mandate from the British people to lead the country through Brexit and beyond.

Telford Journal Column

One of the biggest challenges facing the country, is a lack of affordable housing. It ought to be an achievable dream for anyone to be able to work hard, save up and buy their own home. For far too many people this dream is unattainable.

Loneliness amongst older people

Lucy Allan MP pledges to tackle loneliness amongst older people at the Jo Cox Loneliness Commission’s older people event in Parliament.

School funding formula

Telford schools likely to gain under changes to the national funding formula for schools.

Telford Journal Column

2017 is set to a big year for Britain, with the process of exiting the European Union expected to get underway by the end of March.

 

The Prime Minister has made clear that she intends to trigger Art  50 to start the two year negotiating process within weeks.

 

My Telford Journal column

My column in Today's Telford Journal:

As a momentous year draws to a close, it’s time to reflect and to look towards the New Year with hope and optimism.