At 100,000 tonnes the USS George H W Bush is slightly larger than our new aircraft carriers HMS Queen Elizabeth and HMS Prince of Wales (70,000 tonnes each). The warship is here to train with the Royal Navy and other NATO allies in the joint exercise 'Saxon Warrior', which is one of the largest joint [...]
I have been campaigning for 20mph limits in areas like this for a long time, yet despite this, and the support of thousands of local residents the council still does nothing.
I recently met the Bank of England’s Chief Cashier, Victoria Cleland, in Parliament to find out more about the new £10 note featuring the world-renowned author Jane Austen. I was lucky enough to be able to test the new tactile feature on the £10 note which helps blind and vision impaired users identify their value [...]
Yesterday members of the Southampton Veterans Breakfast Club brought a Deputation to Southampton City Council's Full Council meeting calling for support for an Armed Forces Day event in our city in 2018. This was enhanced by a Motion from Councillor David Fuller calling for the same. Great work by both the Veterans and Councillor Fuller. [...]
I have been contacted by many residents about the Labour Council's decision to axe your weekly bin collection. If you feel strongly about this there is a petition to the council. You can sign up here.
The Government has announced an additional £1.3 billion for schools funding over two years - meaning schools funding will be £2.6 billion higher in 2019-20. This is good news for children in our city.
Today, our healthcare system has been ranked the best healthcare system of 11 wealthy countries by the independent think tank The Commonwealth Fund. The NHS came top in 5 of the 11 areas assessed, including access and safety of care. Not only does the NHS rank the highest in measures related to the equity of [...]