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“NOW’S THE TIME TO END LUDICROUS LONDON RAIL TIMETABLE” SAYS LUFF

Local MP, Peter Luff,  is urging his constituents to respond to a consultation on the future of train services between London and Worcestershire. He says the “ludicrous gaps” in the current service are a real barrier to making the best of the newly redoubled line.

MORE GOOD NEWS FOR WORCESTERSHIRE TRANSPORT

Today's decision to commit government money to improvements to the Worcester  link road between Whittington and the Ketch has been welcomed by Mid Worcestershire MP Peter Luff.

NEWS THAT EVESHAM ABBEY BRIDGE WILL BE REBUILT DELIGHTS MP

The surprise early announcement today, Tuesday, from George Osborne, the Chancellor, of the Exchequer, that Evesham's Abbey Bridge and Viaduct will be rebuilt as part of the new National Infrastructure Plan has delighted the town's MP, Peter Luff.

the Defence Budget

The Coalition is tackling the huge black hole in the Defence budget it inherited from Labour and, earlier this month, the National Audit Office (NAO) rightly recognised the work that we are undertaking to bring the Ministry of Defence's finances back into balance after years of Labour mismanagement.

The Economy

The independent Office for Budget Responsibility will set out its economic and fiscal forecasts today, but it's clear from other third party forecasts that the crisis in the Eurozone is already having an impact on expected growth rates, and that will have a knock on impact on the public finances.

AUTUMN STATEMENT

In the  Autumn Statement today the Government will announce an additional £380 million a year by 2014-15 to extend free childcare.

NEWS HEADLINES

MWCA Chairman comments on some topical news items

PUBLIC SECTOR PENSIONS AND STRIKE ACTION

We have huge respect for the hard-working men and women who keep our vital services running. We depend on them every day and they do a brilliant job. That's why we are angry that union bosses are ordering millions of public sector workers to strike next week - even while talks are under way. Only a quarter of union members backed industrial action.