In Defence Questions today I asked the Defence Secretary what our policy on the use of drones is in targeting Daesh fighters and what support we give to our drone pilots who carry out operations remotely. The Secretary of State gave assurances that our drone pilots are supported before, during and after operational service and [...]
Figures released this week from the Office for National Statistics show that the poorest fifth of families have seen their yearly disposable income rise by £1,800 since 2008. There's still more to do, but this means more people are better able to provide for themselves and their families.
It was a pleasure to attend the Abbeyfield House Christmas Party today with local Councillor David Fuller (a bit late in January!). We're always warmly welcomed and today was no exception. Abbeyfield House provides supported living for older people and is a shining example of the kind of care we would all like to receive [...]
There will be two of the new plastic recycling bins on the East of the city - one in the recycling area in the Bitterne car park (behind Sainsburys) and one in Woolston (opposite the Post Office). Please do make good use of them!
Any additional capacity on our railway network is to be welcomed. Heathrow is one of the busiest airports in the world and is due to expand further. Part of its environmental challenge is to cut emissions and fewer car journeys would certainly help to achieve that.
Football is a huge influence on many young people and it is great to see that passion being harnessed to improve the educational attainment of our children.
Do you know a community group that might benefit from funding for energy related improvements or activities? E.On have reopened its Energising Communities Fund and is seeking applications. Groups and charities can apply for funding up to £2,000 which can cover the full or partial cost of energy-related improvements and activities. Since launching the fund [...]