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Local Derby News

Burton Albion v Newport County

Preview followed by live coverage of Saturday's League Two game between Burton Albion and Newport County.

Date: 27 February 2015

Special events planned for velodrome

Derby Arena is to hold a series of special events after it opens to the public in March, council bosses say.

Date: 26 February 2015

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Derby North

House of Commons Debates

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

Bovine Tuberculosis | Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs | Written Answers

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, with reference to the Summary...

Date: 26 February 2015

Bovine Tuberculosis | Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs | Written Answers

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, under what criteria she evalu...

Date: 25 February 2015

Horse Racing: Animal Welfare | Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs | Written Answers

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many racehorses were kill...

Date: 23 February 2015

From the Blog

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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TACKLING CLIMATE CHANGE SHOULD BE A GOVT PRIORITY

Tackling climate change is probably the single most important challenge facing humankind.  The last Labour government passed the Climate Change Act and was the first in the world to do so.This government has retreated from the commitments given by the previous government and is full of climate change deniers.  That is why it is essential that Labour wins the next election to get the country back on track and ensure that the UK leads the world to make this an international priority.Labo...

Posted on 22 February 2015 by Chris Williamson

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REAL WAGES FELL BY OVER £500 IN THE EAST MIDLANDS IN 2014

The TUC has published analysis today showing average pay in the East Midlands fell by over £500 in real terms last year.The report coincides with the launch of the TUC’s Fair Pay Fortnight, to raise awareness about pay inequality.  The campaign is calling for an increase in the minimum wage, greater extension of the living wage and higher pay settlements in the public and private sector.Average full-time wages in the East Midlands have fallen in real terms by £2,652 per year since 2010,...

Posted on 16 February 2015 by Chris Williamson

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