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Local Derby News

Cricket club gets £400,000 grant

Derbyshire County Cricket Club is awarded more than £400,000 as part of a scheme to redevelop the ground and create jobs.

Date: 27 March 2015

Alfreton Town v Barnet

Preview followed by live coverage of Saturday's Football Conference game between Alfreton Town and Barnet.

Date: 27 March 2015

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House of Commons Debates

The latest commons debates that Chris has been involved in are shown below:

Aerospace Engineering: Pendle | Oral Answers to Questions - Business, Innovation and Skills | Commons debates

Rolls-Royce has received hundreds of millions of pounds from the British taxpayer for research and d...

Date: 26 March 2015

Jobseeker's Allowance | Department for Work and Pensions | Written Answers

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps the Government is taking to ensure t...

Date: 25 March 2015

Israel | Foreign and Commonwealth Office | Written Answers

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will make representations...

Date: 23 March 2015

From the Blog

LABOUR’S BETTER PLAN FOR OLDER PEOPLE

THE Tory plan is failing older people.  Pensioners’ living standards have been hit hard by the Tories and their Lib Dem collaborators.  This government’s refusal to act against rip-off energy bills, their decision to slash social care funding and their changes to pension rules have diminished living standards for pensioners.Typical energy bills have risen by £300 a year since David Cameron became Prime Minister.  Nearly one in ten older households now face...

Posted on 6 March 2015 by Chris Williamson

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BADGER TRUST CALLS ON NFU TO STOP MISLEADING THE PUBLIC OVER THE IMPACT OF BADGER CULLING

Ahead of a meeting with the Environment Secretary Liz Truss on the 3 March, the Badger Trust has called on the National Farmers’ Union to stop misleading the public by making claims over the impact of badger culling on TB rates in cattle in the Gloucestershire and Somerset cull zones, which have no scientific foundation and are not supported by Government data from the pilot badger culls.At the NFU Annual Conference in Birmingham on Tuesday 24 February, the NFU President Meurig Raymond stated:...

Posted on 2 March 2015 by Chris Williamson

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TIME TO JAIL FOXHUNTERS

THIS month marked the 10-year anniversary of Labour ending years of Tory filibustering by banning the barbaric act of hunting foxes with dogs.But while the anniversary is worthy of celebration, it still grates on me and everyone else who found fox hunting so utterly barbaric to know that the practice has not yet been completely stamped out.The League Against Cruel Sports revealed this month that there is still, on average, one person per week prosecuted under the Hunting Act’s provisions.

Posted on 23 February 2015 by Chris Williamson

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