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Get your seasonal flu jab urges MP

MPs and Peers were invited today to attend Westminster Flu Day, a flu vaccine clinic held in the House of Commons, to encourage their constituents to get this season’s flu vaccine in line with Government recommendations. Last year, 75 per cent of people over 65 years and 53 per cent in the at risk groups were vaccinated against flu in the Blackpool, Flyde and Wyre PCT area compared with the national averages of 74 per cent for the over 65s and 51.6 per cent for those ‘at... Read more »
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BAE Warton apprentice into national final. Vote now!

FYLDE-based engineering apprentice, Jenny Westworth, has been named in the final three for the ‘National Apprenticeship Champion of the Year’. Jenny, who works on the Eurofighter Typhoon at Warton, was nominated because of her achievements since finishing her apprenticeship and because of her efforts championing apprenticeships. The 23-year-old will discover if she has been successful during the National Apprenticeship Awards at The Skills Show in Birmingham on 14 November. Before then her fate will be decided by a public vote, which will come to a close at midnight on... Read more »
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MY WEEK IN WESTMINSTER

IT was a cold, grey and damp autumnal day when I arrived in Poland last Thursday. Myself, along with a number of other Parliamentarians and students from across the North-West, were visiting Auschwitz-Birkenau on a day-long tour designed to continue to educate people about the Holocaust. With young people from Carr Hill High School and Lytham St Annes Technology College in attendance, I thought the visit was an ideal opportunity to learn more, pay my respects and also stress to the young people the importance of learning... Read more »
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Big Energy Saving Week

TWO thirds of people think their energy bill will be higher this winter – with many living in colder homes than they would like. That’s according to new figures from Citizens Advice as it launches Big Energy Saving Week to help people cut their winter fuel bills. Mark Menzies, MP for Fylde, is supporting the campaign which will give people practical advice on how they can ‘check, switch and insulate’ to make savings on their energy bill. Citizens Advice also found that 62 per cent don’t having the... Read more »
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Mark visits Fylde Coast Players

FYLDE MP Mark Menzies helped to celebrate a local amateur dramatics group's 65th anniversary. Mr Menzies, a keen supporter of Fylde's thriving am-dram community, went to see Fylde Coast Players' "The Importance of Being Earnest" on Friday night. He met with the cast and crew of the show and plans to return regularly to future events. He said: "You can always guarantee a good show with Fylde Coast Players and it was great to catch up with them. "It was a thoroughly enjoyable evening."... Read more »