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New rail card to help jobseekers back to work

MARK Menzies has joined forces with train companies to show support for the re-launched Jobcentre Plus Travel Discount Railcard. From the end of October the new Railcard is available to eligible people in England, Wales and Scotland who have been out of work for 13 weeks. It offers jobseekers a 50 per cent discount on [...]

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MY WEEK IN WESTMINSTER

I BEGIN this week by offering a belated happy Lancashire Day to everyone in Fylde. On Tuesday, to celebrate the special occasion, there were a whole host of Lancashire-themed events in Parliament, showcasing the very best our county has to offer. The Red Rose flew proudly above Whitehall at the Department for Communities and Local [...]

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Diabetes UK in Parliament

Fylde MP Mark Menzies is backing a national campaign by Diabetes UK to raise awareness of the four main symptoms of Type 1 diabetes. Mr Menzies, a supporter of the Blackpool, Fylde and Wyre diabetes support group, attended a parliamentary reception with constituents Victoria Elvy and her son Max, 10, who has Type 1 Diabetes, to [...]

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Mark visits Axa, Lytham

FYLDE MP Mark Menzies visited Axa in Lytham recently to discuss all aspects of the business. Mr Menzies met with staff and management to offer his support for the company and offer his assistance. He said: “It was great to visit Axa and meet with the staff and the management. “I hope businesses in Fylde [...]

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Apprentice Jenny scoops national award thanks to your help

BAE Warton apprentice Jenny Westworth has scooped a national award with your help. The 23-year-old, who works on the Eurofighter Typhoon, was named National Apprentice Champion of the Year. Jenny was nominated because of her achievements since finishing her apprenticeship and because of her efforts championing apprenticeships. She was recently crowned one of the North West’s [...]