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Bury St Edmunds is a hotbed for opportunity

As we welcome in the New Year, the new start is proving great for our area. 2015 saw the largest rise in house prices in Bury St Edmunds by almost 13%. A handful of Suffolk’s community leaders received honours on the New Year’s Honours List and the town is ready to blossom as Bury In Bloom replenishes our town’s floral display.

Ever optimistic about the long term prognosis of the NHS

As the country experiences a long awaited cold snap, our NHS faces its yearly bout of winter pressures, this time amidst the ongoing talks regarding junior doctors’ contracts. Whilst these talks continue to dominate the headlines, the public dispute has side-lined other issues including the increasing challenge to deliver much needed GP services up and down the country.

Reflections and resolutions this Christmas

In my first seven months as Member of Parliament for Bury St Edmunds, one lesson I quickly learnt is that the pace of political life is fast moving and planning ahead is essential. Therefore, this Christmas I took the opportunity to reflect on an exciting year and to think about my New Year’s resolutions.  

On track for the East Anglia Rail Franchise

On 17th December, the Department of Transport’s consultation for the East Anglia Rail Franchise Invitation to Tender will draw to a close. This marks the end of three months for bidders; Abellio East Anglia Limited, First East Anglia Limited and National Express East Anglia Trains Limited.  

Further education: securing funds, securing futures

This year’s maths question for college students. Minus £1.6 billion over four years from £7.6 billion annual spending for 16-19 year olds further education. What are you left with?