Local News

Government publishes sugar levy legislation

December 5th, 2016

The Government has published its first draft legislation for the sugar levy, confirming a two-band levy for sugar-added soft drinks aimed at fighting obesity and diabetes. The announcement stated that the levy has two thresholds — one of 18 pence per … Continue reading

Gamel Road Parking concerns

December 5th, 2016

Following concerns from local residents in Evington Keith visited the new Mosque on Gamel Road, Evington to see what could be done to improve the parking situation and the parking in the local area. Keith said: ” There is clear … Continue reading

Campaign launched to save Rushey Mead Recreation Centre

December 5th, 2016

Local Campaigners have expressed concern that one of Rushey Mead’s few recreation facilities might close because of Council cuts. Keith together with local Councillors Ross Willmott, Rita Patel and Piara Clair visited the Rushey Mead Recreation Centre to observe the … Continue reading

United Nations Undersecretary General Stephen O’Brien discusses Yemen

December 2nd, 2016

The United Nations Undersecretary General, Stephen O’Brien, visited London to meet with the All Party Parliamentary Group on Yemen to discuss the humanitarian situation in the country. Mr O’Brien recently gave a statement to the United Nations Security Council on … Continue reading

Copenhagen Diabetes Prevention and Self-Management Summit

December 2nd, 2016

The Alliance for Diabetes Self-Management and Prevention hosted the Modern Approaches to Diabetes Self-Management and Prevention Summit in Copenhagen. The Summit saw keynote addresses from Ingrid Willaing of the Steno Centre, Professor Heather Daly and Professor Melanie Davies from the … Continue reading

Yemen Humanitarian Crisis Discussed with International Development Secretary

November 30th, 2016

The All Party Parliamentary Group on Yemen has met with the Secretary of State for International Development, Priti Patel MP, to discuss the ongoing humanitarian crisis in the country. The Department for International Development has contributed £100 million to aid … Continue reading

Petition presented to Parliament concerning Visa fees for Pilgrimage to Hajj and Umrah

November 30th, 2016

Following concerns from constituents Keith presented a petition to Parliament about the increase in visa fees for religious visits to Saudi Arabia. The petition expresses concern that the Ministry of Hajj of Saudi Arabia has decided to increase the visa fees for … Continue reading

Early day motion 731: Nagar Kirtan Celebrations

November 30th, 2016

Keith has tabled an EDM on the Nagar Kirtan processions in Leicester during the weekend of the 26-27th November. It read: That this House congratulates the Sikh community on the Nagar Kirtan processions which took place across the UK on … Continue reading

Rupee Recall by Indian Government

November 30th, 2016

The Indian government has announced a recall of all existing 500 and 1000 Rupee notes from circulation. British Indians with Rupees in the UK would currently need to fly to India to exchange their currency before the deadline of 30th … Continue reading

Leicester Great for Small Business Start Ups

November 29th, 2016

Leicester has been named as the third best location to start a small business in the UK for the second year in a row according to recent research compiled by Informi. Leicester made it into the top three after information … Continue reading

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