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Caroline Spelman

Caroline Spelman

Meriden MP Caroline became a Member of Parliament in 1997. The Dorridge resident has been one of the Conservative's most high-profile women MPs in recent years and previously served as Environment Secretary.

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Counting the cost of diabetes

DIABETES is a serious illness affecting 3.65 million people in this country.

PM’s snub of Euro pact ‘will protect UK’

Sometimes it’s good to take a calm, cool look at a difficult political decision after the furore has died down.

Ex-service personnel at front of the queue

WE are all proud of our servicemen and women. They are the heroes who put their lives on the line for their country and they deserve special support for their housing needs.

Take time to get your home in order ready for winter

This year we have been lucky with a mild autumn so we have a chance to get our houses in order before the cold weather returns.

It’s essential we unite to end slavery forever

Anti-Slavery Day on October 18 was established in 2010 to provide a focal point for raising awareness about people in the UK and around the world who continue to be trapped in modern slavery, and to promote the need for people across society to play a part in ending it.

Giving some of your time to help others

In these difficult times, your country needs you. So, if you feel like volunteering and could spare the time, there is a volunteer centre right here in Solihull.

Children on the run for fitness

It’s not for the faint hearted to turn out early on a Saturday morning with your kids for running practice but a local not-for-profit organization called ‘Kids Run Free’ has made it fun, at least.

Spare a thought for the disabled

RECENTLY I met up with David Carrington-Porter, a constituent who has been blind since the age of seven.

Support World Fair Trade Day

ON Saturday, May 14, 2011, millions of small producers, artisans, farmers, Fairtrade producers, traders, and consumers, will celebrate World Fair Trade Day.

NHS staff speak out

OUR National Health Service (NHS) is the country’s greatest asset. It is there for us when we need it most, providing care to us all, free at the point of use and based on need, not on ability to pay.


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