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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Call for relatives!

Sutton Council is seeking relatives of the borough’s only Victoria Cross winner for ideas on a special commemoration.

This year marks 100 years since the start of the First World War and as part of this occasion, the Council intends to commemorate The Great War at a local level and to encourage a strong local focus bringing cultural, heritage, educational and community organisations together.

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Top Flight Teens

A team of five pupils from Carshalton High School for Girls overcome around 3,000 young people from across the country to reach the final of the Premier League Enterprise Challenge.

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Tom Brake MP has great chemistry with scientists in Parliament

Carshalton and Wallington MP Tom Brake met the first scientist ever to be allowed to carry out explosive chemistry experiments in the House of Commons at an event held by the Royal Society of Chemistry on Wednesday 30th April 2014. 

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Launch of new mobile payments service Paym

A new mobile payments service, Paym (pronounced “Pay Em”) was launched on 29th April by the Payments Council. This is the new, secure way for consumers to pay using just a mobile phone number. Paym makes paying friends, family or small traders quick and easy, without exchanging sort codes or account numbers.

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Schoolgirls do their bit for charity

Three schoolgirls from Carshalton High School for Girls have embarked on a fundraising drive for The Honeypot Children’s Charity.

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‘Bus campaigns not over’

MP for Carshalton and Wallington, Tom Brake insists that campaigns to extend the 154 to a 24 hours service and to reinstate the X26 bus stop at the Plough in Beddington are by no means over.

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