Archives for January 2015

Where do we get our gas?

I'm in Wales today - Milford Haven to be more precise - visiting the vast South Hook natural gas terminal which enables cheap gas to be brought to our shores all the way from the middle east courtesy of a huge Qatar investment. There is now a pipeline that enables the gas to be pumped all over the …
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A better deal for rural areas

This lady is Priti Patel, Exchequer Secretary at the Treasury. This morning I met her along with Parliamentary colleagues from the Rural Fair Shares group which has been campaigning very hard for a better and more equitable distribution of government grants between urban and rural areas.  Priti …
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Dunster’s famous cobbles disappear

Yes they were often slippery, sometimes downright dangerous, but they became one of Dunster's memorable historical trademarks. Somehow the town without the cobbles is never going to be quite the same. When the original roadway was given the tarmac treatment at least the pavements kept a line of …
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Battling for Broadband….and Butlins

Happy New Year! - and Parliament is already back in action with some timely debates in the past few days during which I helped to highlight the problems of internet access in West Somerset and the challenges facing our tourist industry.  Westminster Hall was the venue for these "mini" sessions.  It …
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