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Friday, 10 May 2013 0 Comments by Claire

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Tipton St John Primary School set to close and move - I will do all I can to support parents

Tuesday, 12 July 2016 0 Comments by Claire

I am very sad indeed at the news that Tipton St John Primary School is proposed to close and reopen on a new site in Ottery St Mary.

A new prime minister – but does what she says match what she does?

Monday, 11 July 2016 0 Comments by Claire

So we have a new prime minister.

It would appear (on the surface at least) that the Conservative Party is reuniting.

While the Labour Party continues to implode.

After a short rather bloody conservative leadership contest, Theresa May will now be this country’s new prime minister by Thursday.

Kings School students create powerful films on how to cope with grief, anxiety and depression

Saturday, 02 July 2016 0 Comments by Claire

Kings School students have created a series of powerful films with Healthwatch on how best to cope with increasingly common mental health issues affecting young people, including grief, anxiety and depression.

When I was involved with trying to save Ottery’s DCC run youth centre, the recorded conversations showed that anxiety was the most common problem among local young people engaging with the youth service.

I hope that these videos will go a long way to help young people who are struggling with these issues, to feel that they are not alone and there is light at the end of the tunnel.

Here’s the link via Twitter -

NHS Property Services now set to sign contracts worth £3.1m a year for 12 Devon community hospitals

Friday, 01 July 2016 4 Comments by Claire

The government’s NHS limited property company is now set to take over 12 community hospitals in Eastern Devon this December, after signing contracts in October, it was revealed at a briefing for health and wellbeing scrutiny committee members last Monday (20 June).

The income to NHS PS from the 12 hospitals will be £3.1m a year.

Brexit: It is now more important than ever that this country has MPs who will represent the people

Tuesday, 28 June 2016 5 Comments by Claire

Since Friday events have moved so fast I haven’t even written a blog as each time I think of an angle it gets superseded by another major news story!

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