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Torbay MP Criticises Crosscountry Consultation

Torbay MP Criticises Crosscountry Consultation

Torbay’s MP Kevin Foster has reacted strongly to a consultation document issued by the Department for Transport which suggests reducing direct Crosscountry services to Torbay and describes it as part of the “Extremities of the Network”.

Centenary of The Devon's Last Stand

Today (27th May) marks the Centenary of the 2nd Battalion of the Devonshire Regiment making a heroic last stand at Bois des Buttes, a wooded sandstone hill southwest of La Ville-aux-Bois.

Parental Bereavement Leave

Last week a bill designed to create a system of statutory parental bereavement leave cleared its final stages in the House of Commons.

Financial Misconduct Debate

 At the height of the economic crash a decade ago many local businesses found their bank far from supporting them, looked to exploit the situation instead.

Foster's Fund Pays Out Another £1,500

Three Local Charities have received £1,500 to support their work after the latest round of donations from Foster’s Fund, the scheme set up by Kevin Foster MP.

First New Trains To Head West

Long awaited new trains will be heading to our region as it was confirmed Class 802s will start operating two booked services with Great Western Railway from July 16.

Work Starts on £17m Hi-Tech Centre

Earlier today (20th April 2018) I joined students, staff and representatives from a range of bodies at the ground-breaking ceremony for South Devon College's brand new Hi-Tech and Digital Centre, which is set to open in September 2019.

Engaging with local schools

Upton St. James Primary School win Gold!

Upton St. James C of E Primary School is celebrating two national achievements this month.

The school is the first in Devon to receive a gold award from Unicef UK’s Rights Respecting Schools programme.