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Mercury Article: The Wettest Summer for a Century

In this week's article for the Weston Mercury, John Penrose MP talks about how, despite this being the wettest summer for over a century, Weston has shown resilience and joined the rest of the UK in choosing between having fun in the rain or undercover...


Weston MP hails major step in tackling Weston’s problems with drugs's MP, John Penrose is hailing new figures which show that the number of rehab beds for drug addicts in Weston has nearly halved in six years.


John Interviewed by The Weston Mercury about Tropicana decision this week, The Weston Mercury got in touch with Weston's MP, John Penrose and asked his opinion on the Secretary of State's ruling that the restoration of Weston's Tropicana is 'not-viable'.


Mercury Article: Visit England launches “Pink Book” in Weston

John PenroseJohn Penrose MP, discusses his delight in welcoming Visit England to Weston-Super-Mare for the launch of their new "Pink Book", which provides advice to anyone running a business in the Tourism and Heritage sector.


Letter from The Secretary of State about Tropicana yesterday's news about the Tropicana, John Penrose wants to ensure that Weston's residents understand the Secretary of State's decision that the Tropicana's restoration is 'non-viable'. Within is the document Mr Pickles has issued explaining his decision.


Initial Reaction to Tropicana's approved demolition by John Penrose's MP, John Penrose issued a statement expressing his initial thoughts to the news that Weston's Tropicana has been approved for demolishion following tweleve years of uncertainty.


John Penrose delighted with Uphill's Green Flag Award

Uphill HillIn a guest article, for The Uphillviews Magazine, John discusses his delight that a Green Flag Award winning destination is now within a short drive, cycle or even a walk away from his constituents' homes...  


Weston MP welcomes Government’s blueprint for train service fit for the 21st century the Department of Transport published their Invitation to Tender document for the Great Western Mainline today, John Penrose welcomed the new service requirements the train companies bidding for the 2013-28 franchise will have to fulfil.


DCMS Blog: The Shard, Stonehenge and an OBE for a great restaurateur

In this week's DCMS Blog John Penrose, Tourism and Heritage Minister, discusses the work that has recently gone into two of the UK's most iconic structures. One, The Shard, is a modern innovention and the largest building in Europe; the other, Stone Henge, is approaching 5000 years old and just over head-height.


Weston MP stresses that ambulance merger must lead to frontline service improvements Penrose recently met officers from the Great Western Ambulance Service to discuss their plans to merge with the ambulance service for the South West (SWASFT – Great Western Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust).


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