14th January 2012 - courtesy of Western Morning News (www.thisisdevon.co.uk)
The work of a Westcountry charity that uses horses to improve the lives of disabled people has been highly commended.
The Conquest Centre for Disabled Riders, in Taunton, received a visit from South West MEP Ashley Fox yesterday who praised the work the staff at the centre were doing to enhance disabled people's lives.
10th January 2012
I will be visiting the Conquest Centre for Disabled Riders near Taunton on Friday 13th January. The Conquest Centre is a leading charity dedicated to providing outstanding riding tuition and therapy to adults and children with all kinds of disabilities in a purpose built Centre in Norton Fitzwarren.
The outstanding work that the Conquest Centre does in providing tuition to over 170 disabled riders every week should be highly commended. I hope to learn more on how the horse riding provides three dimensional interaction that can improve both the psychological and physical state of participants.
22nd December 2011
From 1 January 2012 it will be illegal to keep chickens in small battery cages in the EU. It is estimated that 83 million illegal eggs will be laid everyday mostly in Eastern Europe. Despite giving farmers over a decade to prepare for the new rules, ten EU countries are not ready to enforce the law.
9th December 2011
David Cameron was absolutely correct to use the UK veto and block plans for a new EU treaty. We can already see that that the French and German Governments are casting him as the villain of the piece. I guess it must be unthinkable to some to have a Prime Minister threaten to use the veto, and then make good on that threat.
29th November 2011
With the wealth of proposals and announcements in the Chancellor's Autumn Statement today it is often easy to miss some of the detail. I for one am delighted to see The Chancellor make a commitment on behalf of this Government to reduce the burden that EU regulation places on businesses.
21st November 2011
Tedworth House, owned by the British Army since 1897, is currently experiencing a new lease of life as a Personnel Recovery Centre for injured servicemen and women. The former grand hunting lodge is now leased by the charity Help for Heroes for £1 a year for the next 99 years, and is currently undergoing a £20million transformation to turn it from a former barracks into a first class facility for members of the armed forces