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Former Prime Minister backs Nancy Astor Statue Appeal

Former UK Prime Minister David Cameron has joined the growing support for an appeal to raise a statue to the first woman to take her seat in Parliament, Nancy Astor. He joins the present Prime Minister Theresa May and other icons of politics from all political parties.

In a statement, David Cameron said: "I am delighted to support Plymouth's campaign to commemorate Nancy Astor, the...

Children choose Harry Potter over PM

Children from Plymouth would most like to share their Christmas dinner with Harry Potter and football legend David Beckham, while one per cent would opt to have Prime Minister David Cameron at their festive table.

New research, released this week by Table Table, suggests a third (34 per cent) would choose to eat their Christmas dinner with the fictional wizard over any other celebrity...

David Cameron visits Dawlish repairworks

Prime Minister, David Cameron, has today visited the destroyed track near Dawlish as part of his tour of the storm damage in the South West.

Mr Cameron met with the repair force from Network Rail and thanked railway staff for their work to retain service via replacement bus and alternative travel schemes.

At meeting with Rail operators First Great Western Mr Cameron tweeted “...

Prime Minister visits Plymouth after storm damage

Prime Minister David Cameron has given his personal assurances in Plymouth today that all options for a fast, resilient, 21st Century rail network to serve the South West would be looked at.

At a private meeting attended by Plymouth City Council's Chief Executive Tracey Lee and Chief Executive of Plymouth's Chamber of Commerce David Parlby, the Prime Minister promised a study of all...

Council invites Prime Minister to discuss £750m road repairs backlog

Devon County Council has invited the Prime Minister to personally see the state of the county’s roads after the recent storms.

Councillor Stuart Hughes, the County Council Cabinet Member for Highway Management and Flood Prevention, has written to David Cameron to ask him to discuss concerns over road maintenance with Ministers and Government officials.

The authority is...

Prime Minister commissions Plymouth University researcher to establish rural dementia task force

The challenges facing rural communities in tackling dementia are to be investigated by a specialist task force commissioned by Prime Minister David Cameron.

The group will explore how individuals with dementia, their carers and families can be better supported in their own communities and look at ways business and public bodies can improve their dementia strategies.

Led by Ian...

"We need to finish the job we've started": Cameron makes case for a Tory majority

Prime Minister David Cameron delivered his speech to the Conservative Party conference on Wednesday (2 October) mixing passion with a degree of caution.

Speaking to the party faithful he said:

"When we came to office, we faced a clear and daunting task: to turn our country around.

"In May 2010, the needle on the gauge was at crisis point. People were talking about this...

Cameron to call for "a land of opportunity for all"

David Cameron will take to the stage today (Wednesday 2 October) to pledge to fight to make Britain "a land of opportunity for all".

In his closing speech to the Conservative Party conference in Manchester, the Prime Minister will set out an agenda which he will carry through to the next general election. He will distance his party from the Liberal Democrats and declare that the Tories...

Prime Minister announces £500 million to relieve pressures on A&E

With over 1 million more people visiting A&E compared to three years ago, last year's harsh winter put exceptional pressure on urgent and emergency wards.

The new funding will go to A&E departments identified as being under the most pressure and be targeted at 'pinch points' in local services.

The aim is for patients to be treated promptly, with fewer delays in A&E...

Woolwich terror killing: PM says 'something like this will only bring us together and make us stronger'

Prime Minister David Cameron has given a statement today (23 May) about the violent killing of a young soldier in Woolwich which he said "has sickened us all".

The soldier has been named by the Ministry of Defence as 25-year-old Drummer Lee Rigby of 2nd Battalion The Royal Regiment of Fusiliers - a father of a two-year-old son, Jack.

Earlier, the Prime Minister paid tribute to...