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James Heappey MP welcomes third runway at Heathrow

Wells MP James Heappey has welcomed the approval of a third runway at London’s Heathrow Airport. Approval was given in Parliament last Monday when the plans were approved by a huge majority of MPs

Major NYO fundraising campaign launched, chaired by David Warburton MP

The National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain has announced its first ever tour to the USA in Summer 2019, including a debut at Carnegie Hall in New York, cultural exchange with fellow teenagers, side-by-side projects and a performance at the Ravinia Festival, the oldest and most diverse outdoor

MP’s Support For Children's Reading Campaign

MP Ian Liddell-Grainger is supporting the latest phase of a campaign to get primary school children reading more.

It’s run by charity The Reading Agency, whose Summer Reading Challenge launches across England and Wales on July 14.

Somerset WI visit Parliament

Fifty members of the Women’s Institute from across Somerset visited Westminster for a tour of Parliament and to catch up with the county’s MPs yesterday (Monday).

Plastic free Parliament

Taunton Deane MP, Rebecca Pow has welcomed the recent announcement that Parliament will be introducing new measures over the next 12 months to reduce the consumption of single-use plastic across the Parliamentary estate.

James Heappey MP calls for wild animals to be banned from circuses

Wells MP James Heappey has pledged his support to the RSPCA’s campaign to ban the use of wild animals in circuses.

It has been revealed 18 wild animals are still used in the UK and Mr Heappey will be supporting the Wild Animals in Circuses Bill in Parliament.