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Many women have been left in agonising pain after receiving surgery to treat prolapse or bladder problems. The surgery involves inserting a mesh sling which lifts the pelvis and connects into the tissue. Although the surgery has benefited the lives of many women enormously, others blame the mesh for crippling, chronic, pain. The pain felt …

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My visit to Thomas Eaton Primary School

Last Friday, I was delighted to be invited by the NSPCC to attend their schools service assembly which promotes ChildLine at Thomas Eaton Community Primary School in Wimblington. This is a pioneering service which delivers safeguarding messages to ensure pupils know what abuse is in all forms, how to keep themselves and also to ensure …

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Major step forward in bid to re-open the Wisbech to Cambridge line

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I welcome the publication of the invitation to tender (ITT) for the 2016 East Anglia franchise by the Department for Transport which has listed the proposed re-opening of the Wisbech to Cambridge line as a ‘specified project’. This document invites three shortlisted rail operators, Abellio East Anglia Limited (a joint venture between Abellio and Stagecoach), …

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Update: Train noise misery for March residents

Update: I have received a reply from Network Rail: I have now written to Abellio Greater Anglia asking them to look into my concerns and hope that action will be taken to alleviate the situation which is causing misery to my constituents living in Landau Way. Original Post from 5 July 2015: I’m calling for …

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Visit to Peckover Primary School

I recently visited Peckover Primary School in Wisbech where I was lobbied by year 5 pupils on why there are still 58 million children worldwide not going to school. In 2000 world leaders promised that by 2015 every child would be going to school. At the current rate of progress it will be 2086 before …

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Meeting with Barclays’ representatives to discuss planned closure of Littleport branch

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Last Thursday I, along with three Littleport Councillors, David Ambrose-Smith, Christine Ambrose-Smith and Jo Webber met with Barclays representatives, Kathryn Kitson (Community Leader for North West Anglia) and Irene East (Head of Corporate Relations, Eastern Region) at the House of Commons to discuss the closure of the Barclay’s branch in Littleport. The Littleport branch is …

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