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Latest News

Weston Mercury: Network unveils new minority HQ

The Weston Mercury reports on John Penrose's opening of a voluntary organisation which supports people of more than 50 different nationalities.


Copy of Ofsted's letter declaring Weston's College as 'OUTSTANDING'

A few weeks ago it was announced that Weston College had made it into the top five highest achieving colleges in the UK after being judged as outstanding by Ofsted inspectors. This week the College's Principle, Dr Paul Phillips, received a letter from Ofsted congratulating the college on their achievements and its place in Weston, raising standards and improving lives.


Weston MP welcomes partial return of local train service after floods

Local MP John Penrose today welcomed the announcement that local rail services between Taunton and Weston-super-Mare are restarting in the wake of the floods...


John Penrose alarmed by fall in rail usage

Weston's MP, John Penrose, is extremely concerned that figures from the Office of Rail Regulation show rail usage from local stations fell last year by 3.85%, or 53,750 journeys, compared to a rise of 2.41% in Bristol and 3.3% nationwide.


Weston's MP meets with Olympic Gold Medalist & MEP Candidate James Cracknell

Weston's MP attended an event put on by Weston-super-Mare's Conservative Association where Olympic Gold Medalist and European Election Candidate James Cracknell took time to speak with the constituents of Weston-super-Mare about his sporting history, recent adventures and hopes as a candidate in the Euro-Elections.


Weston Mercury: MP wowed by Weston's Got Talent

In the highly anticipated Weston's Got Talent Show Laurie McMahon, aged 14, wowed the judging panel – which included Weston’s MP John Penrose – with his own song Walking, and later a cover of Jake Bugg’s Slide.


The Independent: MPs Choose Favourite Tourist Spots

The Independent has asked MPs for their favourite British tourist destination. Answers ranged from Cusworth Hall to Blenhein Palace to Bradfield Village to Portmeirion and many more besides, but there could only be one answer from Weston's MP...


Penrose welcomes encouraging cancer statistics for North Somerset

Weston's MP, John Penrose has cautiously welcomed statistics just published by Cancer Research UK which suggest North Somerset is faring better in tackling cancer than other parts of the country.


Penrose supports new local charity

John Penrose MP officially launched the new Southern Rural Network charity at Banwell Childrens Centre recently. The Network has been formed to provide information about constructive, safe activities for people under 19...


Weston Mercury: Minister and John agree ‘Fantastic’ £15m scheme was long overdue

MILLIONS of pounds should have been spent on improving transport infrastructure around Weston years ago, according to a Government minister, with John agreeing that “It’s already saving thousands of hours of travel time for local people working in Bristol and for visitors to our town too."


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