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- 20 April 2017
After a fundraising drive, CLIC Sargent's branch on Fishponds Road has today reopened, after a shocking arson attack and burglary just before Christmas, to aid their work supporting young children with cancer and their families.
- 15 April 2017
Kerry joined the new Youth Council at a meeting this week, after they were elected by 12,500 young people, to discuss their priorities for their two-year term of office.
- 14 April 2017
Kerry met with local police officers at their regular beat surgery at Wick Road library, discussing a range of issues, including housing policy, support for particularly vulnerable residents, traffic calming, and the recent restructuring of Avon and Somerset police.
- 12 April 2017
This week, the Chancellor, when playing down delays of at least six years to the electrification of the Great Western Railway, might have been stood on the deck of Brunel’s SS Great Britain, but he certainly isn’t standing on his shoulders when it comes to investment in strategic infrastructure, Kerry says.
- 09 April 2017
The first Metro Mayor of the West of England is set to be elected on 4 May. Even if you don’t think we need one, be under no illusions: the person elected will have a big impact on your life. Register to vote by this Thursday, 13 April.
- 03 April 2017
In the first edition of the St George and Redfield Voice, which launched this week, Kerry shared exciting news about progress on reopening a Post Office on Church Road - following her campaign with Bristol West MP Thangam Debbonaire.
- 01 April 2017
Bristol’s Neighbourhood Partnerships, established by Labour to bring decision-making closer to communities, are changing. Due to the financial pressures caused by former Mayor Ferguson’s £30m overspend and the continuing cuts to councils’ budgets by the Conservative Government, Neighbourhood Partnerships will see a reduction in their funding.
- 01 April 2017
Every day, 44 Brits die from bowel cancer, making it the second biggest cancer killer in the country. Nearly everyone who is diagnosed early will survive, and Kerry encourages people of screening age (over 60) to take the test.
- 30 March 2017
I recently showed my support for MQ, a new charity focusing on funding for mental health research for young people. The importance of removing the stigma around mental health, improving treatment, and properly funding research has tragically once again been highlighted this week after news of the fifth suspected student suicide at the University of Bristol in this academic year.
- 27 March 2017
A lot has happened in politics since the last issue – not least the inauguration of Donald Trump as the new American President and the Article 50 proceedings in Parliament – and so this one was something of a special bumper edition!
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