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Death toll soars in Yemen's cholera outbreak

Death toll soars in Yemen's cholera outbreak

by Sarah Cousin, 1 day, 1 hour ago

The people of Yemen are facing the worst cholera outbreak in the world, with 200,000 suspected cases, increasing at an average of 5,000 a day. 


In just two months, this killer disease has s… Continue Reading »

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Backing bid to boost tourism in Sri Lanka

Backing bid to boost tourism in Sri Lanka

by Sarah Cousin, 3 days, 19 hours ago

A bid to boost visitor numbers to Sri Lanka is being backed by West Midlands MEP James Carver.

 

He spoke at a European Parliament cross party event in Brussels this week, organised by the… Continue Reading »

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We must ensure the rights of the Chagossians to return to their homeland

We must ensure the rights of the Chagossians to return to their homeland

by Sarah Cousin, 3 days, 23 hours ago

Following the UN General Assembly's vote to refer the issue of the Chagos Islands to the ICJ in The Hague, West Midlands MEP, James Carver, a long -time advocate and supporter of Chagossians, wi… Continue Reading »

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Putting DY5 on the map

Putting DY5 on the map

by Sarah Cousin, 4 days, 1 hour ago

Brierley Hill’s new business and innovation enterprise zone will be able to take advantage of Britain’s global place in the world free from the shackles of the European Union, said West Midlands… Continue Reading »

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We don't need rage!

We don't need rage!

by Sarah Cousin, 6 days ago

This so-called “Day of Rage” is, quite frankly, the last thing that our emergency services need to be dealing with, at this time of great uncertainty.

 

We make our points through democrat… Continue Reading »

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Call for action as drought-hit Somaliland is rocked by disease

Call for action as drought-hit Somaliland is rocked by disease

by Sarah Cousin, 3 weeks, 3 days ago

Drought-hit Somaliland is now struggling with a devastating outbreak of diarrhoea, leading West Midlands UKIP MEP James Carver to call for urgent action.

 

Mr Carver said latest figures re… Continue Reading »

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Tribute to a fine politician

Tribute to a fine politician

by Sarah Cousin, 1 month ago

West Midlands UKIP MEP James Carver has paid tribute to former Hereford MP Paul Keetch who died on Wednesday, aged 56.

 

As a Liberal Democrat, he made his mark on public life by setting h… Continue Reading »

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Excise duty would damage vaping industry

Excise duty would damage vaping industry

by Sarah Cousin, 1 month ago

Plans being considered by the EU to slap excise duty on vaping products have been condemned by West Midlands UKIP MEP James Carver as “bad for public health”.

 

It is feared the proposed t… Continue Reading »

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We must find an end to the killing

We must find an end to the killing

by Sarah Cousin, 1 month ago

This has got to stop now! We can’t afford to keep losing innocent civilians like this.

 

Almost all, if not absolutely all, atrocities we have seen in recent times have been committed by p… Continue Reading »

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Over-blown cost of immigration controls

Over-blown cost of immigration controls

by Sarah Cousin, 1 month ago

Claims that tightening controls on immigration would cost the Exchequer up to £6bn a year have been repeated by the BBC over recent days as if fact and the record needs putting straight, said We… Continue Reading »

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UKIP councillor is made deputy mayor

UKIP councillor is made deputy mayor

by Sarah Cousin, 1 month, 1 week ago

West Midlands UKIP MEP James Carver hailed Councillor Martin Stooke as a “great ambassador for Kidderminster” as he congratulated him on becoming the town’s deputy mayor.

 

Cllr Stooke, UK… Continue Reading »

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Special guest at awards night

Special guest at awards night

by Sarah Cousin, 1 month, 1 week ago

West Midlands UKIP MEP James Carver highlighted the UK’s strengths at the British Bangladeshi Business Awards.

Speaking at the event in Birmingham on Sunday, he said our “diverse heritag… Continue Reading »

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Back to business

Back to business

by Sarah Cousin, 1 month, 2 weeks ago

Businesses in Herefordshire and Worcestershire are looking forward to a bright future, according to the latest economic survey.

 

West Midlands UKIP MEP James Carver has welcomed the findi… Continue Reading »

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Best serving constituents as an MEP

Best serving constituents as an MEP

by Sarah Cousin, 1 month, 3 weeks ago

West Midlands UKIP MEP James Carver has confirmed he will not be contesting a seat in the forthcoming general election. 

 

Mr Carver said: "After much consideration, I decided the best way… Continue Reading »

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Slip-road blunder resolved

Slip-road blunder resolved

by Sarah Cousin, 1 month, 4 weeks ago

A Worcestershire politician has welcomed the scrapping of the infamous Whittington island slip-road after more than 700 motorists petitioned for its removal.

 

West Midlands UKIP MEP James… Continue Reading »

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James Carver resigns as party spokesman

James Carver resigns as party spokesman

by Sarah Cousin, 2 months ago

West Midlands MEP James Carver has resigned as UKIP’s Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs spokesman, following the announcement of the party’s integration policy, including a pledge to ban the Musl… Continue Reading »

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Record hike in manufacturing  orders

Record hike in manufacturing orders

by Sarah Cousin, 2 months ago

West Midlands UKIP MEP James Carver has welcomed more good news on the economy with manufacturers reporting the strongest increase in orders in 22 years.

 

This has been helped by the fall… Continue Reading »

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European Parliament will veto Brexit deal, warns James Carver

European Parliament will veto Brexit deal, warns James Carver

by Sarah Cousin, 2 months ago

The European Union will veto any deal with Britain in a bid to punish the UK for voting to leave the bloc, warns UKIP MEP James Carver.

 

Speaking on the BBC’s Daily Politics show, Mr Carv… Continue Reading »

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Calls to do more to end FGM barbarism

Calls to do more to end FGM barbarism

by Sarah Cousin, 2 months ago

A West Midlands UKIP MEP is calling for more effective action to outlaw the illegal and barbaric practice of female genital mutilation after more than 5,000 new cases affecting women and girls l… Continue Reading »

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All aboard for election race

All aboard for election race

by Sarah Cousin, 2 months, 1 week ago

Pollsters are putting UKIP in third place in the race for the first elected mayor of the West Midlands.

 

The results of the poll – which place the party’s candidate Pete Durnell clearly a… Continue Reading »

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PM calls General Election

PM calls General Election

by Sarah Cousin, 2 months, 1 week ago

I am surprised the PM has called this election but it is clearly an indication that she believes a large proportion of MPs are choosing to ignore the will of the people who voted in last year's … Continue Reading »

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Call to protect non-EU workers from deportation

Call to protect non-EU workers from deportation

by Sarah Cousin, 2 months, 2 weeks ago

UKIP MEP James Carver is urging people to sign a petition calling on the government to change new rules that will see some non-EU workers deported if they earn less than £35,000.

 

The mov… Continue Reading »

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Remoaner trade envoys should be sacked

Remoaner trade envoys should be sacked

by Sarah Cousin, 2 months, 2 weeks ago

West Midlands UKIP MEP James Carver today joined calls for the Prime Minister to sack the five Remoaner trade envoys who tried to de-rail the triggering of Brexit negotiations.

 

He welcom… Continue Reading »

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Dairy Milk coming home to Bournville

Dairy Milk coming home to Bournville

by Sarah Cousin, 2 months, 2 weeks ago

West Midlands UKIP MEP James Carver has welcomed news that full production of Dairy Milk is returning to Cadbury’s Bournville plant after some manufacturing was earlier moved to Poland.

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Good news for local companies

Good news for local companies

by Sarah Cousin, 2 months, 3 weeks ago

West Midlands UKIP MEP James Carver has congratulated three Worcestershire businesses who have been recognised among the UK’s fastest growing businesses.

 

Worcester-based Gtech is ranked … Continue Reading »

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