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Support Builds for Leeds Children's Heart Unit

Representatives and trustees from the Children’s Heart Surgery Fund (CHSF), doctors and councillors today (9 November) presented the Yorkshire & The Humber Joint Health & Overview Scrutiny Committee's report to 16 influential MPs and Peers at the House of Commons.

High Speed Rail would Support 1m Jobs

A million jobs could be underpinned by investment in high-speed rail, according to a new study.The report by Volterra and Arup for the Core Cities Group, an alliance of local authorities from England's eight largest cities outside of London, says there is a "compelling" historical link between transport and economic prosperity, yet the UK lags behind its competitors in investing in infrastructure.

National Learning Disabilities Week

Dear Leeds MPsI am writing to thank you for the fantastic support you gave to our group last week during our visit to the Houses of Parliament during National Learning Disabilities Week.

Stuart Andrew MP joins 'Save Our Surgery' campaigners

Stuart Andrew MP joins 'Save our Surgery' campaigners to deliver half a million signatures to Number 10. Stuart Andrew MP joined campaigners fighting to save Yorkshire and the Humber’s only children’s heart surgery unit to deliver a petition of more than 500,000 signatures to 10 Downing Street.

Protecting Local Communities from Over-Development

Campaigners 'at the gateway' to the Yorkshire Dales fear the planning system is being weakened to make it easier to impose developments on local communities.MPs, councillors and residents express concerns over planning and localism fears bill could allow unwanted developments to be imposed on communities as Wharfedale group and Campaign to Protect Rural England speak out.

For the sake of our children, we must save this heart unit (Yorkshire Post)

BEFORE being elected to Parliament it was my great privilege to have worked for over seven years at Martin House Children’s Hospice. Although I worked in the fund-raising side, I still had a valuable insight into the wonderful work that they do and the opportunity to meet so many inspiring children and families. This time at the hospice fuelled my interest in paediatric care.