Eco-homes challenge for University of Exeter students in Cornwal

Solar-panelled winter gardens, reclaimed rubber tyres stuffed with straw for insulation, an out of town saw mill and a smart grid to encourage responsible energy use were just some of the innovative ideas from students who took part in a recent eco-homes challenge, judged by local MP, Sarah Newton.

Sarah Newton MP secures important assurances on marine planning

Truro and Falmouth MP Sarah Newton has spoken in the House of Commons about the need to ensure a common sense approach to marine planning, and has obtained assurances from Environment Minister Richard Benyon on the future of the marine planning system.