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17 NOV 2014

Gazette and Herald Column 13th November

In a fitting tribute to our Armed Forces, I was delighted to hear this week that following many years of campaigning by Service Charities, Michael Fallon the Secretary of State for Defence announced that widows, widowers and surviving civil partners of all members of the Armed Forces Pension Scheme will now retain their pensions for life even if they re-marry. Click here to read more...


11 NOV 2014

War Widows to Receive Pensions for Life

Widows, widowers and surviving civil partners of all members of the Armed Forces Pension Scheme will now retain their pensions for life, fulfilling the Government's ongoing commitment to the Armed Forces Covenant. Click here to read more...


10 NOV 2014

Gazette and Herald Column 6th November

Every morning I receive a text from the Transport Commissioner for London, Sir Peter Hendy. Click here to read more...


03 NOV 2014

Gazette and Herald Column 30th October

This week, my postbox brought some very good news for those of us who passionately believe in localism when I received a letter saying that Eric Pickles, the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government has refused to overturn Wiltshire Council's decision not to grant planning permission for 350 homes at Coate Bridge in Devizes as the proposed development did not conform to the detailed development work in the Devizes Area Neighbourhood Plan. Click here for more...



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