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POLITICIANS always moan about the press. In particular, they complain they don’t get enough coverage, or their opponents get too much, or the arguments are biased in one direction or another, or any other myriad version of a whinge that we in the political world can find to complain about.
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9:42am Tuesday 4th March 2014
THE referendum on the future of Scotland in the UK is certainly hotting up. Indeed, it is dominating the media more than the more immediate Euro elections, scheduled four months earlier than the Scottish referendum.
3:00pm Wednesday 19th February 2014
FOCUS continues, inevitably, on the economy. There is more and more good news coming and the latest inflation numbers (up just 1.9% for January) is yet another signal that things, whilst not necessarily giving the excuse to get out the bunting and champagne, are on the right direction. But it is all very well to look to the national picture, But what is happening locally in Wyre Forest?
3:00pm Wednesday 12th February 2014
THE news is absolutely dominated by the flooding across the country. Whilst the Somerset Levels dominate most headlines, the Thames bursting its banks has drawn attention to the Home Counties. Worcestershire is in chaos with the River Severn continuing to rise this week.
4:00pm Wednesday 5th February 2014
THERE is much written about the lack of interest in democracy, especially amongst the young. More than half of under-35-year-olds do not vote – a tragedy when you consider that it is under-35-year-olds who gave their lives in two world wars to ensure we kept democracy.
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L AST week George Osborne was voted The Times Person of the Year 2013. Now, I’m not so insensitive not to realise this is unlikely to be a cause of endless celebration for some. But the award came on the same day the Centre for Economic and Business Re - search, predicted the UK economy would be the biggest in Europe within 15 years.
6:00am Thursday 26th December 2013
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THERE was a headline last week that was brief, but important. It concerned Lloyds Bank being fined £28 million for the mis-selling of financial products to retail con - sumers – to the average man and woman on the street.
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THERE were two big events over the weekend that both, in their way, reminded us of the frailty of man. The Remembrance Sunday services looked back to a time (in some cases very recently) when man has waged war against man: the events in the Philippines reminds us just how frail we are against nature.
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THE topic of energy prices is under intense scrutiny at the moment. With the big energy providers lining up to increase costs by around 10 per cent. It is right that the cost of energy is looked at – especially as it takes an increasingly large share of households’ income.
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David Cameron ruled out UK involvement in military action against Syria after a defeat on the issue in the Commons yesterday. A motion backing the use of force “if necessary” in response to last week’s deadly chemical weapons attack was rejected by 272 votes to 285 – a majority of 13. About 30 Tory rebels joined Labour to defeat the motion. In this exclusive article, Wyre Forest MP Mark Garnier describes the debate in the House and explains why he voted with the Government motion for intervention.
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Waste recycling centre fires are in vogue. This week a large fire has broken out at a recycling centre in Smethwick and follows on from our very own fire at the Forge recycling centre on the Stourport Road in Kidderminster – the second one at The Forge in seven months.
4:54pm Wednesday 26th June 2013
THIS week sees another spending review, looking again at our public finances. This review sets out plans for the first year after the next election – the year 2015/16 – and is important because it sets the trajectory beyond the next election, giving a clear steer of intent to the people who lend us money to keep our public services serving the community.
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2:00pm Wednesday 29th May 2013
THE truly unspeakable events of last week in Woolwich still dominate the national headlines. The images of the two murderers talking to passers-by whilst waiting for the police to arrive will certainly be etched on my mind for some time.
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