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MP champions manifesto to help save NHS millions

PLYMOUTH MP Oliver Colvile has joined forces with leading health charities, doctors and nurses calling for improvements in diagnosis and care for the estimated 1.38 million people in the UK suffering from iron deficiency anaemia (IDA).

The Anaemia Manifesto, launched on Wednesday 29 June in Parliament, aims to improve diagnosis and management of the condition, which affects many...

Guidelines part of debate in Parliament to improve children’s oral care

Guidelines on the care of children’s teeth from the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE), and which included input from a dental academic from Plymouth University, have formed part of a debate in Parliament about ways to improve children’s oral care in the UK.

The debate drew upon recommendations issued by NICE at the end of 2014, which stated that nurseries and...

Local MP highlights the importance of coding

Alison Seabeck, MP for Plymouth Moor View, attended an event on Tuesday 25 March in Parliament run by Samsung Electronics and Code Club, the national network of over 1,300 volunteer-led after-school coding clubs, to discover more about Code Club’s work and its partnership with Samsung.

The programme aims to inspire more volunteers to run Code Clubs in schools across the UK. She...

Plymouth student impresses judges in Parliament

A Plymouth University student has been highly commended in a national research competition after presenting her work to MPs in the Houses of Parliament.

Marine Biology student Victoria Sleight received second prize in the annual British Conference of Undergraduate Research (BCUR) competition, which invites students from all disciplines to submit their work in various forms including...

Government reveal Modern Slavery bill

A new draft anti-slavery bill which could see human traffickers receive life sentences has been revealed in parliament yesterday.

Known as the Modern slavery bill it will see the maximum sentence for slavery offences rise from 14 years to life imprisonment, as well as introduce a range of measures to improve the detection of slavery operations.

Those with previous convictions...

PCC and chief constable meet MPs

A fairer share of central government funding, the cost of alcohol related crime and mental health provision were on the agenda when Police and Crime Commissioner Tony Hogg and Chief Constable Shaun Sawyer met south west members of Parliament at Westminster on Tuesday (10 December).

A cross party group of eight of the regions MPs joined Mr Hogg and Mr Sawyer to look at the issues they...

Deputy Mayor Chaz Singh announces plans to stand for parliament

Plymouth's present deputy Lord Mayor, Councillor Chaz Singh has announced his intention to run for parliament at the next general election.

Cllr Singh hopes to be selected as the Labour Party's candidate and has declared his plans on a new Facebook page saying: "I'm standing to be Labour's candidate in Plymouth Sutton & Devonport. Plymouth is where I work, rest and play since 2002...

Speaker Bercow talks democracy to young people in Plymouth

Young people in Plymouth have been treated to the inside scoop on life in Parliament.

The Speaker of the House of Commons, the Right Honourable John Bercow MP has been visiting Plymouth and came to the Council House to talk to children from HMS Heroes and representatives from the UK Youth Parliament, Plymouth Youth Cabinet and the City Youth Council.

The Rt Hon John Bercow MP...

Parliament pays tribute to former PM Margaret Thatcher

Parliament was recalled today to pay tribute to former Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher with party leaders uniting to pay their respects.

David Cameron led the House of Commons debate saying Baroness Thatcher, "a conviction not consensus politician", had "made Britain great again" and spoke of how "she had been enormously kind" to him.

The Labour leader Ed Miliband said despite...

Plymouth student wins BCUR Posters in Parliament event

A Plymouth University student has won a national research competition after presenting her work to MPs in the Houses of Parliament.

Marine Biology and Oceanography student, Rebekah Simpson entered the annual British Conference of Undergraduate Research (BCUR) competition, which invites students from all disciplines to submit their work in various forms including poster presentations...