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Microgeneration: Power to the People
A special renewable energy exhibition will be held in Winkleigh Village Hall from 11-5 on Saturday, with the aim of exploring alternative ways in which rural communities, as well as individuals, can t...

MP: Government is failing families
Torridge and West Devon’s MP, Geoffrey Cox, has called on the Government to do more to ensure that children are able to form relationships with both of their parents, and their extended families. Spea...

MP says Government Must Act to Save North Devon Fishing Industry
The Government must act quickly and decisively to safeguard the future of the North Devon fishing industry said Torridge and West Devon MP, Geoffrey Cox as he question Ministers about the unfair and i...

Appledore Shipyard: Auditor to Examine Failed Procurement Process
Geoffrey Cox has welcomed the announcement by the Scottish Auditor General that preliminary inquiries are being conducted into the management and control of public money by the Scottish Fisheries Prot...

Cox: Planning System is “major obstacle to affordable housing”
Geoffrey Cox has renewed calls for the Government to introduce greater flexibility into the planning guidelines in an effort to tackle the housing crisis in Torridge and West Devon. Describing the pla...

Parliamentary visits for Torridge and West Devon School children
More than 20 young people from Tavistock were in London on Friday to meet local MP Geoffrey Cox. The group, from Princetown Youth Club, paid a visit to Parliament as part of ‘Who makes the decisions?...

MP Joins Campaign to Save Appledore Library
Geoffrey Cox, Torridge and West Devon’s MP, was in Appledore on Saturday to participate in celebrations to commemorate the 150th Anniversary of the first launch from the dry dock and to meet the Resid...

MP Calls for Tesco Planning Inquiry
Geoffrey Cox, Member of Parliament for Torridge and West Devon has called for a public inquiry into the retail giant Tesco’s application to build a 30,00 square ft superstore on Great Torrington. Mr ...

MP condemns Government inaction on Bovine TB crisis
Local Member of Parliament Geoffrey Cox has renewed pressure on the Government to tackle the continuing problem of Bovine TB. Leading a delegation of farmers and NFU representatives from across Torrid...

Cox Praises Prison Staff
Responding to the report on the follow-up inspection of HM Prison Dartmoor, Geoffrey Cox said: “I am very pleased that the Chief Inspector of Prisons has acknowledged the substantial progress that ha...

National News from

Freeing Britain to Compete

The Economic Competitiveness Policy Group has today launched its report entitled Freeing Britain to Compete.

Conservative proposals to crack down on forced marriage

Proposals include a requirement for a prerequisite declaration of intention to marry abroad.

09/08/2007 - Competition Commission must take tough action on BAA and Heathrow

15/08/2007 - Gordon Brown blasted over his record on social justice

14/08/2007 - Owen Paterson pays tribute to John Biffen

08/08/2007 - Duty to protect Iraqi interpreters

08/08/2007 - Report will do nothing to reassure farmers

07/08/2007 - EU Treaty in Plain English

07/08/2007 - New proposals for tax relief in 'Social Enterprise Zones'

07/08/2007 - Labour's Forgotten Generation – Read the Small Print

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