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Press Cuttings

John is mentioned in local and national papers on a daily basis, so it’s pretty hard to keep track of every example. Below you will find a selection of articles that we have found online or been sent by our visitors. If we’ve missed something that you think should be included, please email Marc Aplin on This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it with the link. Please note that John Penrose is neither responsible for, nor necessarily endorses the content of external websites.

Weston Mercury: New Post Office set for the town centre

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A YEAR on from the closure of the Post Office in Weston’s Boulevard a new store has been confirmed, providing a ‘vital lifeline’ for the town...


Weston Mercury: Air ambulance charity secures £1m grant funds, thanks local MPs

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The Great Western Air Ambulance Charity has thanked local MPs (including John Penrose) for the part they played in securing a £1 million grant from the LIBOR fund to secure the future of the life-saving service. it was announced in this year’s Budget, Chancellor George Osborne.


John Penrose chairs SSE's 'energy market roundtable' for SMEs

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John Penrose MP recently chaired an 'energy market roundtable' for SSE (Scottish & Southern Energy) where the energy company met face to face with members of the small business community and listen to their concerns...


Weston Mercury: John and the Weston Mercury team up in bid for Fairer Funding for Weston

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The Weston Mercury has teamed up with John Penrose MP in a bid to get fairer funding for Weston and the villages. The Mercury aims to build on John's campaigns to earn fairer funding with a signed petition that John will take to Downing Street himself.


Bristol Evening Post: The dangers of a return to Avon pointed out by Weston's MP

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John Penrose responds to Bristol Mayor, George Ferguson, who has appealed for a combined authority in the Bristol region. John points out that when Avon existed, Bristol gobbled up all the resources and the rest - including Weston and the villages - were left with the crumbs...


Big Hospitality: Former Tourism Minister calls for VisitEngland refocus

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Big Hospitality reports on the news that Former Tourism Minister and MP for Weston-super-Mare John Penrose has said VisitEngland should be independent from VisitBritain and gradually move away from government funding...

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