Proposed End to Live Animal Exports


The Government is proposing to ban the export of animals for slaughter and fattening abroad. Many have long called for an end to this practice where livestock and even horses are subject to long journeys in cramped conditions just to be fattened up or killed overseas. These plans also intend to cut the amount [...]

Proposed End to Live Animal Exports2020-12-04T10:55:53+00:00

My Thoughts on the New Tier System


This is my take on the relative merits and weaknesses of the tier system which I voted on earlier this week. Let’s consider what happens when someone contracts Covid-19. Some people don’t show symptoms, others die. Some patients who survive coronavirus suffer from significant and long-term impacts to their health. Spending days and weeks [...]

My Thoughts on the New Tier System2020-12-03T08:46:43+00:00

Southampton to Enter Tier 2 Post National Lockdown


It was announced earlier today that Southampton will be placed in Tier 2 (High Alert) when the national lockdown restrictions come to an end next week. From 2nd December, mixing between households under the ‘rule of six’ will only be permitted in public outside. People must not socialise with anyone you do not live [...]

Southampton to Enter Tier 2 Post National Lockdown2020-11-26T20:05:50+00:00

End to National Lockdown Restrictions


The Prime Minister announced yesterday the plan for when the national lockdown restrictions come to an end next Wednesday. As before there will be a ‘three-tier system’ but in all tiers non-essential non-essential shops, personal care services, gyms and sporting facilities will be allowed to reopen. I know this news will be a relief [...]

End to National Lockdown Restrictions2020-11-24T20:10:05+00:00

Prime Minister Announces Largest Boost to Defence in a Generation


This week the Government announced the largest investment in our nation’s defence in 30 years. We live in uncertain times, so this is very good news as it helps to reinforce our place in the world now we have left the EU. An extra £24 billion will be invested in our national security over [...]

Prime Minister Announces Largest Boost to Defence in a Generation2020-11-20T12:11:41+00:00

Prime Minister Announces Investment in Green Jobs


The Prime Minister announced today a ten-point plan for a Green Industrial Revolution, covering clean energy, transport and nature. This will create and support up to 250,000 highly-skilled jobs and allow us to end our contribution to climate change by 2050. This is really good news for Southampton. The proposals include bespoke support for [...]

Prime Minister Announces Investment in Green Jobs2020-11-18T14:52:54+00:00

Additional Support for Low Income Families this Winter


Southampton City Council has been awarded over £900,000 by the Government to help stop children going hungry this winter. This money from the Government will help families who need a bit of extra support to put food on the table not just during school holidays but across the whole winter. This additional funding builds [...]

Additional Support for Low Income Families this Winter2020-11-10T13:03:46+00:00

Veterans Railcard Now On Sale


The new Veterans Railcard has now gone on sale. The railcard will offer an additional 830,000 veterans who are not covered by existing discounts or railcards up to one-third of most rail fares from 5th November at the introductory price of £21 for a year. A named travelling companion will also be offered the [...]

Veterans Railcard Now On Sale2020-10-23T16:03:05+00:00

Government Announces £17M Railway Investment for Southampton


The Government announced this week that Southampton will be receiving £17 million of investment to upgrade the railway for freight trains. This will allow longer trains to serve the Port of Southampton, increasing rail capacity, reducing the reliance on the roads and cutting air pollution. It is valuable initiatives like this and shore power [...]

Government Announces £17M Railway Investment for Southampton2020-10-16T15:08:21+00:00

Boost for Southampton Culture Announced


It is great news that nine Southampton based cultural organisations will benefit from £1.18 million from the Culture Recovery Fund. This will help organisations that have been affected by the coronavirus pandemic to stay afloat, providing them with support over a 6-month period to tide them over the winter. Organisations including The Stage Door, [...]

Boost for Southampton Culture Announced2020-10-14T15:16:22+00:00
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