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Loughborough teen takes over as MP!

Later this month, Charnwood teenager William Hebblethwaite will become a Member of Parliament for the day, when he joins local MP Nicky Morgan for a day in Loughborough.  The activities are part of the Children’s Commissioner’s Takeover Day 2013, a nationwide scheme that brings young people into leadership roles.

Local MP is in the running!

Nicky Morgan, MP for Loughborough, joined in on a recent Leadership in Running Fitness Course, as she shared her passion for recreational running and emphasised the importance of programmes such as the Beginners Running Project, in building sport into people’s daily lives.Nicky Morgan MP got in on the action at a course for new Run Leaders on Saturday 2ndNovember, at SportPark, Loughborough University. The England Athletics Leadership in Running Fitness course was attended by 20 volunteers who are all hoping to encourage more people into running as part of the Run England programme.

Loughborough MP Nicky Morgan celebrates local charity champions

This week is Trustees’ Week; and to mark it Loughborough MP Nicky Morgan is thanking local charity trustees for their dedicated work in running local charities, and highlighting the benefits of becoming a charity trustee.There are hundreds of charities in and around Loughborough, covering a wide range of activities and services but all depend on the trustees that oversee their work, most of whom are volunteers.

Loughborough MP encourages local businesses to get involved with Export Week

Loughborough’s MP Nicky Morgan, is encouraging local businesses to think about the benefits of international trade. Following the recent success of Export Week in May which focused on high growth markets, there will be a follow up week with a series of regional events during another Export week from the 11th – 15th November 2013.As part of the week, there are a number of workshops, conferences and events taking place locally covering many different aspects of international trade.

Remember, remember, 4 November – Loughborough pupils bring The Big Bang to Parliament

Loughborough Grammar School pupils take part in The Big Bang @ Parliament as part of Tomorrow’s Engineers Week.Pupils from Loughborough Grammar School taught politicians, policy-makers and the business community a thing or two with their design for an educational iPad app at The Big Bang @ Parliament on Monday 4 November.

MP Nicky Morgan praises marriage tax break “potential”

Loughborough MP and Treasury Minister, Nicky Morgan MP, has said the Government’s planned marriage tax allowance will help Leicestershire families.It comes as figures released today by the Treasury show that the ‘married couples’ transferable allowance’ will benefit 345,000 people in the East Midlands.

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.