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Latest News

Weston MP welcomes sharp drop in local unemployment

Local MP John Penrose is celebrating today as figures published this week show that unemployment has come down significantly in Weston and the villages. The number of young people claiming Jobseekers’ Allowance fell by over a quarter - 27% - in the last year, and the number of long-term unemployed dropped by almost a third – 30% - as well.

 

Weston Mercury: Apprentice success is ‘brilliant’ - MP

The Weston Mercury reports on John Penrose's delight at the news that more than 1,000 young people started an apprenticeship in the town last year.

 

Bristol Evening Post: The New Gender Equality Act

Have you heard of the Gender Equality (International Development) Act yet? If not, John Penrose MP explains why it may very well impress you in his article for The Bristol Evening Post...

 

Weston Mercury: MP concerned at drop in Weston's rail passenger numbers

The Weston Mercury reports on John Penrose MP's concerns that more than 60,000 fewer passengers used Weston railway station last year, compared with the previous 12 months.

 

Weston Mercury: Cancer death rates fall in North Somerset

The Weston Mercury report on John Penrose MP praising local healthcare providers for the work they have done to ensure fewer people are dying of cancer in North Somerset than other parts of the country.

 

Weston MP welcomes boost in local apprenticeships

Weston’s MP John Penrose has welcomed new figures showing that 1,120 people started an apprenticeship in Weston-super-Mare last year.

 

Weston Mercury: Network unveils new minority HQ

The Weston Mercury reports on John Penrose's opening of a voluntary organisation which supports people of more than 50 different nationalities.

 

Copy of Ofsted's letter declaring Weston's College as 'OUTSTANDING'

A few weeks ago it was announced that Weston College had made it into the top five highest achieving colleges in the UK after being judged as outstanding by Ofsted inspectors. This week the College's Principle, Dr Paul Phillips, received a letter from Ofsted congratulating the college on their achievements and its place in Weston, raising standards and improving lives.

 

Weston MP welcomes partial return of local train service after floods

Local MP John Penrose today welcomed the announcement that local rail services between Taunton and Weston-super-Mare are restarting in the wake of the floods...

 

John Penrose alarmed by fall in rail usage

Weston's MP, John Penrose, is extremely concerned that figures from the Office of Rail Regulation show rail usage from local stations fell last year by 3.85%, or 53,750 journeys, compared to a rise of 2.41% in Bristol and 3.3% nationwide.

 


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