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The New Queens Square

Last Saturday I enjoyed attending the opening of the new Queens Square. I recognise that there has been a whole year of disruption while the works were being undertaken and it is pleasing to see that they have finally ended. The Queens Square regeneration follows the redevelopment of the old Sussex House site that brought Morrisons, Turtle Bay and Travelodge to the town centre.

Henry Smith MP wears Pink for Breast Cancer

Henry Smith MP has dressed in pink to lend his support to Breast Cancer Now’s flagship fundraiser, Wear It Pink, which will see thousands of people across the UK adding pink to their outfits on Friday 20th October and raise vital funds for breast cancer research.

A Commitment to Animal Welfare

I am delighted to see that the Conservative Government will soon be publishing a consultation on draft legislation, to increase the maximum prison sentence for animal cruelty from six months to five years. This is a ten-fold increase and as well as giving a much greater punishment for severe offences, it should also help act as a deterrent to animal cruelty.