There you go. Just when everyone thought the Trop was doomed, it was saved at the 11th hour by… a Government Minister. And if you have trouble picturing the ample form of Eric Pickles as a white knight in shining armour, trust me, you aren’t alone. But at least it shows that politicians will, just occasionally, listen to public opinion.
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Whilst on a guided tour of Houston Dental's new £350k refurbishment with John Penrose MP, Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt has described the Weston dentist practice as a ‘role model’ for the rest of the country.
In an article for the Bristol Evening Post, John asks what happens when money and politics mix, and how we can stop people with deep pockets buying influence and votes.
In this week's article for The Weston Mercury, John asks what you think about Syria. Should we intervene, or is it none of our business?
Organisers of Weston’s Got Talent have announced John Penrose MP as one of the first judges who will sit on the panel at the contest’s final.
The Weston Mercury reports on John's friendly challenge to would-be Tropicana developer, Derek Mead, to beat the rebuild-record of Weston’s Grand Pier.
ITV News reports on John Penrose's delight at the decision by the Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt to give Weston General Hospital's Accident and Emergency Department an additional £4.8m to deal with expected increases in demand this Winter.
Weston's MP, John Penrose, is celebrating as Weston's A&E is awarded £4.8million by the Government - "a huge step in the right direction".
Weston's MP John Penrose reacts to the news that Weston-super-Mare's Tropicana has been saved from demolition.
We have reproduced the entire letter issued by the Secretary of State refusing the application to demolish The Tropicana and providing reasons for his decision. It is excellent to see that within the letter the Secretary of State mentions Public Support as a key part of his decision.
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