Jobs on the rise in London – Tom Brake MP

Official figures released last week showed that in just three months, unemployment in London dropped by a remarkable 7.5%. This is a trend that shows no sign of stopping.

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MP Brake visits St Helier Children’s Cystic Fibrosis Unit

Tom Brake MP joined national charity the Cystic Fibrosis Trust to celebrate the work of the paediatric Cystic Fibrosis Unit, headed up by Dr Ritu Handa.

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“Darker side to Brazil”

Millions of people worldwide will be preparing to join in with the celebrations of the world’s biggest football tournament this week. However, behind the excitement and the multi-million pound stadiums, there is a darker side to life in Brazil.

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Sutton Cares

In celebration of Carers Week 2014, local organisations and residents are raising awareness of services available for those who selflessly give their time and energy to help those closest to them. 

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Queen’s speech to have huge local impact

The Queen’s speech today outlined the Government’s plans for its final year, ahead of the General Election next spring – putting child care, pensions and housing at the top of its agenda.

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New hope for commuters?

Carshalton and Wallington MP, Tom Brake sees light at the end of the tunnel for local commuters as a new seven year rail contract has been allocated to Govia Thameslink, starting from this September.

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Carshalton and Wallington unemployment slashed for a fourth month

Unemployment in Carshalton and Wallington falls for a fourth consecutive month according to official numbers.

The Office for National Statistic (ONS) announced last week that the number of unemployed claimants in April 2014 was 1,336 – 642 lower than in April 2013 and 66 lower than the previous month, the biggest monthly fall since November 2013.

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Eyes down - it's time to play bingo!

The recent announcement by the Chancellor to halve bingo duty to 10% looks set to pump new life into local bingo halls.

The reduction in bingo duty will come into effect from 30 June 2014 and local bingo halls say it couldn’t come sooner.

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Carshalton and Wallington MP demands answers from Southern Railway

Tom Brake, MP for Carshalton and Wallington hosted a drop-in session for MPs to demand answers from Southern Railway for concerned residents.

In recent weeks, Mr. Brake asked local residents to share their experiences of Southern, and as a result, he received over 60 responses to take to the table.

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MP Brake shoots hoops with Team GB basketball stars

Tom Brake, MP for Carshalton and Wallington received a masterclass from Team GB basketball stars last week during a special event in Parliament to promote the sport.

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