Monthly Archives: June 2009

Second Edgbaston Fun Run!

Sunday saw the second annual Edgbaston Fun Run. With Harborne High Street closed for the carnival, the day offers a brilliant opportunity to stage a constituency fun run down the High Street before the crowds have gathered and while the … Continue reading

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Harborne Carnival!

Yesterday was Harborne’s eleventh annual carnival – and I’m delighted to say the weather was fantastic! The carnival, which this year had a Wild West theme, was officially opened at 11.00am. The High Street was full of stalls and fairground … Continue reading

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Supporting Armed Forces Day

Yesterday was the first Armed Forces Day and Birmingham staged a whole day of events to mark the occasion. The day began with a ceremony to add to the Book of Remembrance at the Hall of Memory, the names of … Continue reading

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Hilary Benn Comes Clean In Harborne

For weeks Gordon Brown has tried to simplify the public spending issue – pretending that Conservatives would cut 10% off everything while maintaining his capital spending would rise every year until 2012. It isn’t true and presumably Hilary Benn knows … Continue reading

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Friday Swine Flu Update

The number of confirmed cases of Swine Flu in the West Midlands now stands at 1358, the majority still in Birmingham. As stated on this blog before, the majority of cases in the UK have so far not been severe, … Continue reading

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The Future Of Nursing – A Consultation

As a Conservaive Parliamentary Candidate, I recently received notification of a Conservative consultation document entitled “The Future Of Nursing”. In Edgbaston, we have Birmingham City University’s Faculty of Health – the Seacole Building – where nurses of the future are … Continue reading

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Swine Flu Update

As the Chairman of Birmingham’s Health Scrutiny Committee, I receive regular updates from the three Birmingham PCTs and from Emergency Planning on the Swine Flu situation in the city. At close of play on Monday, the number of confirmed Swine … Continue reading

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