Celebrating British farming and British produce

Yesterday marked the end of another successful Great British Asparagus Festival and I asked the Leader of the House of Commons, Andrea Leadsom, if we could have a debate to celebrate great British farming and great British produce like the Vale of Evesham's famous asparagus.

Joining All Star cricketers in Droitwich

This weekend I went to Droitwich Spa Cricket Club to meet young participants of the All Stars programme. All Stars is a nationwide English Cricket Board (ECB) initiative to get young people into cricket and with over 100 children signed up, Droitwich has the second highest intake in the country.

Three Counties Show

I had a fun day out at the annual Three Counties Show in Malvern on Sunday.

Droitwich Spa Food and Drink Festival

It was the sixth annual Droitwich Spa Food and Drink Festival on Saturday and, as ever, the event was a huge success. I was honoured to introduce Great British Bake Off finalist Steven Carter-Bailey who officially opened the festival at the Lido Park in Droitwich.

More visas announced for doctors

Today the Home Secretary – Sajid Javid MP – announced that more highly skilled doctors and nurses would be allowed to enter the country through the Tier 2 visa route.

£8 million additional funding for hospital

£8 million has been made available to the Worcestershire Acute Hospitals NHS Trust by NHS England to fund the refurbishment of the Aconbury wards in Worcestershire Royal Hospital.

Changes to PIP assessment process

Earlier this week, a Written Statement was published by the Minister for Disabled People about Personal Independence Payments (PIP).

Meeting the Scouts in Parliament

I was delighted to join the Scouts at their reception - 'Skills for Life: Our plan to prepare better futures' - at the Speaker's House in Parliament on Wednesday 23rd May.

Health and Care Trust rated amongst best

Worcestershire Health and Care NHS Trust, which is responsible for community nursing, therapy and mental health services in Worcestershire, has been placed in ‘Segment 1’ by an independent organisation called NHS Improvement which supports Trusts across the country to provide safe care to patient