Grammar Schools - why not?

Back in the 1980s was one of the "lucky ones". I went to a grammar school.  A bright girl from a working class family, I was destined for the local comp that was so bad it was later razed to the ground, the children bussed elsewhere and a supermarket built in its place.

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Trident - Who Needs It?

We are entering a potentially dangerous time in our history, with North Korea flexing its muscles and Trump swaying between his "America First second and last" policy and instigating unilateral strikes against the "Bad Guys" while the UK turns our back on its neighbours and our prime Minister seeks to emanate the US president with her Britain First approach.

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Poole Hospital A&E could close

This week I sat on two committees reviewing changes recommended by Dorset Clinical Commissioning Group to bring more health services into the community and to change one of our hospitals from a general to a "planned care" centre. Not only will this mean the loss of A&E by downgrading to an Urgent Care Centre this means Poole will also lose maternity, paediatrics, complex cancer treatment and the Intensive Care unit.

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Vikki Slade announces £250 carer’s bonus for 910 carers in Mid Dorset and North Poole

Liberal Democrats will give people give 910 carers in Mid Dorset and North Poole a £250 ‘Carer’s Bonus’ for looking after loved ones who are older, disabled or seriously ill.

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Baroness Shirley Williams visits local school

Baroness Shirley Williams visited Corfe Hills School today to speak about her life in Parliament and answer students’ questions. She was accompanied by Vikki Slade, the Lib Dem candidate for Mid Dorset and North Poole and the former Member of Parliament, Annette Brooke.

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