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MP takes Alzheimer's fight to minister

Local MP Tim Farron has asked Health Secretary Patricia Hewitt to remove restrictions on the availability of Alzheimer's drugs. Tim met with concerned constituents during yesterday's lobby of Parliament. NICE has made recommendations to make certain drugs - including Aricept and Exiba - only available to a restricted number of Alzheimer's patients.

28 Jun 2006
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MP welcomes community's commitment to save Post Office

More than 50 people attended a meeting chaired by local resident John Sainsbury in Witherslack to talk about the future of the village's post office on Monday. The current sub-postmaster & sub-postmistress retire at the end of July, but there has been no buyer for their business.

28 Jun 2006
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Farron takes on Minister's challenge

Local MP Tim Farron has taken up a challenge issued to him by Transport Minister Douglas Alexander MP in yesterday's Environmental Audit Select Committee. Douglas Alexander admitted that the Government had little idea of how to get more people onto buses in rural areas, and asked Tim if he had any ideas.

15 Jun 2006
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