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QPR Lead the Way

QPR FC have joined a growing number of professional football clubs to sign the Armed Forces Covenant.

I had the honour of signing as Defence Minister and they're the first London club to sign and hopefully others will follow their lead.

Tools That Change Lives

Think again! Don't throw out those old, unwanted hand tools!

On a visit to local charity, Tools for Self Reliance (MK), I met with Steve Brewer Project Manager and Chairman John Moffoot.

Employment Figures Continue to Rise

Welcome news that employment across the UK has reached its highest rate since records began and that unemployment remains at its lowest level for 11 years, down over 900,000 since 2010.

NO Closures at MKU Hospital

In recent days there have been rumours that some MKU Hospital services are under the threat of closure.  This is totally unfounded and Joe Harrison, CEO of MKU Hospital has issued the following statement.

MK Council Sign Armed Forces Covenant

The Armed Forces Covenant is a promise from the nation to those who are serving or have served giving them an assurance that they will be treated fairly and not disadvantaged in their day-to-day lives.

Superman in MK?

Who knew? Interesting fact emerging from the MK50 archives - Superman IV: The Quest for Peace was filmed in Milton Keynes. Artist Richard DeDomenici reshot several scenes in 2016.

Celebrating MK50 in Westminster Hall

So delighted to be able to share the opportunity with Iain Stewart MP to debate the history, the success and the future of Milton Keynes on its 50th birthday in Westminster Hall.

At the Heart of MK

Starting with just £50, an exercise bike and 5 members, Gill Robinson, a former Health Promotion Specialist, wanted to develop rehabilitation for patients with heart conditions out in the community and so the MK Community Cardiac Group was born. That was 28 years ago!

Lowest unemployment in over 10 years

Announcement today that unemployment across the UK remains at the lowest rate for over a decade, down nearly 900,000 since 2010.

Latest labour market figures show 329,000 more people are back in work in the South East region since 2010.