Drive to improve employment for disabled people in Truro

In my role as The Minister for Disabled People, Health and Work, I recently met with the Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) and discussed its work with small business owners to support more disabled people into employment.

The Future of Falmouth Hospital

The Labour Party in Falmouth have been scaring people about the closure of Falmouth hospital for some time. Each time they make these claims I take them up with our local NHS Commissioners and each time they say they do not have plans to close the hospital.

Sarah Newton welcomes funding to tackle fuel poverty in Cornwall

Thousands of people across Cornwall will be lifted out of fuel poverty and live in warmer homes following an £8m funding investment over the next year.

Around 36,000 homes in Cornwall are in fuel poverty, with Cornwall in the top 10 of fuel poor areas in England.

Consultation on the GWR Franchise

I welcome the Department for Transport announcement today of a 1 year extension to the current Great Western franchise. This means that GWR will continue to operate trains until at least March 2020 - this is good for Cornwall as it allows more time for us to get the best out of the new Intercity

Fish Deaths at Swanpool

I was very upset to see dead fish at Swanpool earlier in the month. I contacted the Environment Agency who have investigated the matter. Please find their useful response below.

Spark ignites business ambition

The entrepreneurial spirit in Cornwall continues to inspire and thrive as another 22 women look to start their businesses through the Spark for Women programme.