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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).


DCMS Blog: Buses, Gay Pride and a bird’s eye view of Britain in the 1920s this week's DCMS Blog John Penrose, Tourism and Heritage Minister, tells us why in 2012 Britain is very much like that big red bus you've been waiting far too long for.


Mercury Article: Aung San Suu Kyi came to Westminster Hall San Suu Kyi came to Westminster Hall, the 800-year-old heart of Parliament, to address a joint sitting of the Lords and Commons last week...


Mercury Article: How was your Diamond Jubilee?

Diamond JubileeIn his regular Mercury column, John Penrose remarks upon his Jubilee weekend and reflects upon the importance of the Royal Family throughout the entire nation (and beyond!).


Mercury Article: The Olympic Flame Visits Weston his regular Mercury column, John Penrose discusses his experience of the Olympic Flame visiting Weston-Super-Mare and the joy of seeing so many of his constituents coming out to enjoy it.


John Penrose take a visit to Woodspring Priory Penrose took advantage of the recent good weather to visit Woodspring Priory in Kewstoke. He was invited there by the Landmark Trust, a building preservation charity established in 1965 to restore historic and architecturally interesting buildings then let them for holidays.


Tourism Minister John Penrose Welcomes VAT changes for caravans and pasties Penrose is delighted by last night’s announcement of changes to VAT on pasties and static caravans.  


Metro Article: STOP PRESS: Russians go crazy for Stonehenge his column for The Metro, Tourism Minister, John Penrose, shares with us his day out with the Olympic Torch and the excellent work that those behind the scenes have been doing to ensure everyone, no matter where they are in the UK and, indeed, the World, gets to see it.


Mercury Article: The Olympics are nearly here! last; they’re nearly here. The Olympics I mean, and Her Majesty’s Diamond Jubilee. Now they’re on the horizon, everyone’s getting really excited. As Tourism Minister, I’ve had a hand in the preparations and, to tell you the truth, I thought by now I’d be a little bit blasé about it. But it turns out the opposite is true: I can’ wait.


Metro Article: Why the London 2012 Olympics will be big business for us all his column for The Metro, Tourism Minister, John Penrose, expains why The Olympic and Paralympic Games are going to be great for UK tourism.


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