Jackie Porter

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Chanukah Sameach!

by Jackie Porter on 13 December, 2017

As we usher in the long, dark nights of winter, so begins the Jewish festival of lights. Hanukkah is a celebration of one of the greatest miracles in the Jewish history and for more than two millennia, Jews everywhere have celebrated the wonder of the lamp that miraculously burned for 8 days. The story of […]

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Today, at the Cabinet meeting, there were pleas from councillors on both sides for WCC to go ahead with a 50metre pool, but also with 12 courts not 8 as planned. WCC Cabinet, led by Cllr Horrill, and backed up in the paper by Cllr Griffiths, refused. So it’s a 50m pool, and just 8 […]

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Preparations to leave the EU will have led to an extra 8,000 officials, including 300 lawyers, being hired by the end of next year, David Davis has admitted. The government also stated it has already committed half a billion pounds to preparing for Brexit and the possibility of crashing out with no deal. Liberal Democrat Leader Vince Cable […]

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Another accident on blackspot on A33

by Jackie Porter on 28 October, 2017

Another accident at the Cart and Horses junction- you can read the Hants Chron article here… http://www.hampshirechronicle.co.uk/news/15624566.Crash_between_lorry_and_car_on_A33_causes_delays/?ref=erec … please , HCC- set out the junction so everyone can understand please.  

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Norman Lamb MP has commented on the  CQC report on children’s mental health Too many young people are still finding it hard to access mental health services and are not receiving the care that they need, a report by the Care Quality Commission (CQC) has found. One young person told the CQC that they waited […]

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Leader of the House, Andrea Leadsom, has released a Written Ministerial Statement stating that the response to government defeats on opposition motions will now take the form of a written statement up to three months after the vote has taken place. This follows a slew of votes in recent weeks where Conservative MPs have been […]

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by Jackie Porter on 27 October, 2017

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=63n6upj8UFM This link is to an amazing scheme for monthly walks for carers and families to get out for a walk once a month. A great motto: Every adventure starts with the first step! And I like the idea that the publicity, apparently gives especial emphasis to the word PUB!

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The Lib Dems are calling for the Mugabe WHO appointment to be revoked. Responding to the appointment of Robert Mugabe as Goodwill Ambassador for the World Health Organisation, Liberal Democrat MP Tom Brake said: “Robert Mugabe is one of the worst choices for a goodwill ambassador out there. “Mugabe is a dangerous man whose corruption […]

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Cart and Horses update

by Jackie Porter on 22 September, 2017

After a long summer of waiting the new plans for the junction were confirmed at the Executive Member’s Decision Day on September 19th. Our local deputees, Jill Prince and David Learmonth had asked for a meeting with Cllr Humby several times earlier, but that hadn’t materialised so I went with our MP to see Cllr […]

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Fox comments show cabinet in ”state of civil war” says Cable Liberal Democrat leader Vince Cable has said seized on remarks by Liam Fox that there is no cabinet consensus on the need for a three-year transitional deal, which contradict assurances from the Chancellor Philip Hammond that the cabinet is in agreement. Vince Cable said: […]

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