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Loughborough MP visits Shepshed Dolphin Swimming Group

Local MP Nicky Morgan recently visited the Shepshed Dolphin Swimming Group which offers swimming sessions for disabled people and those with learning difficulties. This follows the good news that group has been awarded over £7000 by the Big Lottery Fund. The money will fund their major running costs until August 2014.Nicky visited the group during one of its regular Saturday morning swimming pool sessions, where she observed lane swimming, Aquafit (exercise in the water to music led by a qualified instructor) and free time in the pool.

MP quizzed by 1st Quorn Rangers

Loughborough MP Nicky Morgan recently joined a meeting of the 1st Quorn Rangers to be quizzed about her work as an MP and life in the Government. The Rangers are part of Girl Guiding and are open to girls aged over 13.They meet every Monday evening in Quorn.

Nicky Morgan MP gets a “dog bowl in one” for Guide Dogs

Loughborough MP Nicky Morgan saw the fun side of the Conservative party conference last week by putting around street clutter on Guide Dogs’ mini golf course to raise awareness of their Streets Ahead campaign on keeping streets free from clutter. Street clutter, such as shop advertising boards and wheelie bins, is a real blight on the UK streetscape and a major problem for pedestrians.It is dangerous and disorientating for blind and partially sighted people – a recent Guide Dogs survey found 97% of visually impaired respondents reported finding it a problem on a daily or weekly basis, 57% had suffered an injury from street clutter and 9% had to receive medical treatment.

Local MP Nicky Morgan launches Loughborough mental health survey

As World Mental Health Day takes place Loughborough’s MP Nicky Morgan is teaming up with local mental health service user Jenny Condron, to gauge the views of mental health patients and their families in Loughborough about the services they currently use and if there are any gaps in service provision locally.The survey came about after Jenny contacted Nicky with an idea to set up a drop in centre for mental health service users and their carers.

Success for Loughborough as anti-cancer drug company wins Conservative Party search for Britain’s top entrepreneurs

A pharmaceutical business from Loughborough has won a national competition to find Britain’s top start-ups. OncoTherics, which is developing drug technology to target aggressive cancer tumours, has won the opportunity to exhibit at the Conservative Party Conference in Manchester. OncoTherics is one of a dozen start-up businesses selected from thousands of entrants from across all sectors of industry. It is the only company on the shortlist that represents drug research and development in Britain. OncoTherics have showcased their work at the Start-up Hub in front of thousands of delegates, the nation’s media and business leaders from across the country, as they unveiled details of their highly-targeted cancer inhibiting technology that has sparked the interest of leading cancer charities such as Prostate Cancer UK and leading pharmaceutical companies such as Astra Zeneca.It’s hoped OncoTherics drug technology could represent the biggest step forward in the treatment of Pancreatic cancer for more than two decades.

Loughborough’s MP, Nicky Morgan, welcomes a fall in local unemployment

Nicky Morgan has highlighted Government achievements in Loughborough and the East Midlands with Conservative Party Conference just a few days away.Since the 2010 General Election, in April 2010, 1,785 people were on out of work benefits, with that figure now at 1,236. This means in Loughborough we’ve gone from 2.5% of the working population out of work to 1.7%.

Nicky Morgan welcomes £10m funding for local A&E department

Loughborough MP Nicky Morgan has welcomed the announcement of new funding to help the University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust be ready for any additional demand on services that might occur this winter.The Trust, which covers the Loughborough area, is receiving a £10m boost to the A&E department at the Leicester Royal Infirmary which will ensure it can provide a good service to everyone that needs it this Christmas.

Nicky Morgan encourages local community to nominate companies for the ‘Rural Oscars’

The ninth annual Countryside Alliance Awards are now open for public nominations, and Nicky Morgan is urging the local community to get nominating. The Countryside Alliance Awards, nicknamed the Rural Oscars, were borne of a need to support and promote rural communities.They celebrate people going the extra mile to ensure that rural Britain’s food and farming industry, small businesses, traditional skills, forward-thinking enterprises and, most of all, its people, can flourish.

Mountsorrel Heritage Group “brings history alive” says local MP

Nicky Morgan has praised a local group who have been awarded a Heritage Lottery grant of £22,800 recently. The Mountsorrel Heritage Group has been given the money to create the ‘Mountsorrel Archive’ and website to promote the village’s rich history.Nicky, along with other guests, visited an exhibition at the Mountsorrel Library last Thursday morning to meet members of the group who were showcasing their project.