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 Sheffield children visit 10 Downing Street with Meg

Thursday, December 19, 2002

Three Sheffield school children and their mothers enjoyed a trip to 10 Downing Street when they had tea with Cherie Blair recently. Cherie wrote to Meg Munn, Labour and Co-operative MP for Sheffield Heeley saying that over the years Tony and she …

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 Greenhill Brownies design Christmas card for Meg

Tuesday, December 17, 2002

Hannah Smith, a 9 year old Brownie Guide in the 173rd (St Peter"s - Greenhill) pack, has won a competition to design a Christmas card for Meg Munn MP. The Brownies were each asked to draw a special picture and Meg, an Ambassador for …

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 Weston Park Cancer Appeal - Meg opens new shop

Thursday, December 12, 2002

A new gents hairdressers, dedicated to making money for the Weston Park Cancer Appeal, has been opened by Meg Munn, Labour and Co-operative MP for Sheffield Heeley. The shop, also called "The Weston" will be giving its profits to the hospital. …

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 Meg supports RSPCA tethered animals campaign

Tuesday, December 10, 2002

This is the text of a letter sent to the Government in support of the RSPCA campaign Rt Hon Alun Michael MPDEFRANobel House17 Smith SquareLondonSW1P 3JR December 6th 2002 Dear Alun I would like to draw your attention to the RSPCA campaign about …

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 Meg thanks posties at Christmas

Tuesday, December 10, 2002

Meg Munn, Labour and Co-operative MP for Sheffield Heeley has (on Friday) visited city sorting offices to thank local postal workers for their extra efforts over Christmas. Meg, who will shortly be sending out her own Christmas cards said "I …

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 Meg secures pledge for Sheffield Specialist Schools

Thursday, November 28, 2002

Meg Munn, Labour and Co-operative Party MP for Sheffield Heeley has welcomed a Government pledge on Specialist Schools. Meg asked Charles Clarke, Secretary of State for Education in the House of Commons today "What plans he has to allow more …

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 Meg welcomes the new Child Trust Fund

Thursday, November 28, 2002

Meg Munn, Labour and Co-operative MP for Sheffield Heeley has welcomed news of the new Child Trust Fund today. Gordon Brown, the Chancellor of the Exchequer, in his pre-budget speech, reconfirmed his commitment to a Child Trust Fund, sometimes …

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 Watch out! new rules for TV and Radio

Thursday, November 28, 2002

PUBLIC MEETING Tuesday 3 December, 2002 at 7pm, Showroom Cinema, Paternoster Row, Sheffield. A public meeting about the new Communications Bill and the effect that this will have on all aspects of our communications from telephones and computers …

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 Fantastic news about digital hearing aids

Tuesday, November 26, 2002

Meg Munn, Labour and Co-operative MP for Sheffield Heeley is absolutely delighted with the latest news from the Department of Health about Digital Hearing Aids. Meg, who has been campaigning for a long time to bring Digital Hearing Aids to …

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 Helping Sheffield Charities

Friday, November 15, 2002

SPREADING IN KIND DIRECT’S MESSAGE TO HELP SHEFFIELD CHARITIES When Meg Munn sent information about In Kind Direct to voluntary organisations in her constituency last month, the charity was delighted at the response. "We had our first call …

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 Meg welcomes new best practice guide for siting of phone masts

Friday, November 15, 2002

Meg Munn, Labour and Co-operative Member for Sheffield Heeley has today welcomed the publication of a code of best practice on mobile phone network development. The code, which was published on Monday, is a best practice guide to the siting of …

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 Tesco - computers for schools in south sheffield

Thursday, November 14, 2002

Since 1992 Tesco has delivered over £70m worth of much needed computer equipment into schools in local communities around our stores. This total includes almost 50 thousand state of the art computers and 394,000 additional items. Over 22,000 …

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 Meg joins fight against smacking children

Friday, November 8, 2002

A growing number of Members of Parliament are concerned that action to  stop harsh physical punishment of children in the home is the missing link in Government thinking on reducing anti-social behaviour in society.   MPs …

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 Meg Munn welcomes new commission on the Euro

Friday, November 8, 2002

Meg Munn, Labour and Co-operative MP for Sheffield Heeley has today welcomed the establishment of a new commission, made up of eleven of the world’s leading economists, to consider the consequences for Britain’s economy of a decision to …

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 Meg fights for broadband for local businesses

Friday, November 8, 2002

Meg Munn, Labour and Co-operative MP for Sheffield Heeley has today called on businesses in her constituency to register their interest in Broadband with BT. Meg, who is campaigning to persuade BT to make Broadband available throughout the …

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 Meg Munn supports Real Nappies campaign

Thursday, November 7, 2002

Meg Munn, Labour and Co-operative MP for Sheffield Heeley has joined 114 other MPs to sign an Early Day Motion (EDM) in support of the real nappy campaign. Meg Munn backed EDM 1318 ‘That this House notes that disposable nappies make up four …

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 Meg Munn welcomes changes in Invalid Care Allowance

Thursday, November 7, 2002

Meg Munn, Labour and Co-operative MP for Sheffield Heeley has today welcomed important new changes to Invalid Care Allowance (ICA), the allowance paid to those who care for disabled people. From October 28th the current upper age limit will be …

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 Meg Munn and air rifles

Friday, November 1, 2002

Meg Munn, Labour and Co-operative MP for Sheffield Heeley has today welcomed Jonathan Shaws Ten Minute Rule Bill in Parliament.The Bill aims to amend the Firearms Act 1968, by raising the age for unsupervised possession and use of air weapons from …

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 Meg Munn welcomes National Nutrition Bill

Thursday, October 31, 2002

Meg Munn, Labour and Co-operative MP for Sheffield Heeley strongly supports Oona King’s proposed bill on National Nutrition. Oona King is the Labour MP for Bethnal Green and Bow and her Ten Minute Rule Bill asks "That leave be given to …

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 Meg Munn fights for unmarried couples to adopt

Friday, October 25, 2002

As a former social worker in children’s services, Meg Munn, Labour and Co-operative MP for Sheffield Heeley strongly supports an amendment to the Adoption Bill, which will allow unmarried couples (of any gender) to be considered as adoptive …

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 Meg joins "Laid Bare" campaign to protect hens

Thursday, October 24, 2002

Meg Munn, Labour and Co-operative MP for Sheffield Heeley has shared a free-range egg breakfast with Compassion in World Farming in support of their "Laid Bare" campaign. An EU Hens Directive bans the conventional battery cage as from 2012 and …

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 Making trade fair for coffee growers

Tuesday, October 22, 2002

Meg Munn MP, Labour and Co-operative MP for Sheffield Heeley shared a cup of coffee and some campaign ideas with Oxfam recently. As part of their Make Trade Fair campaign, Oxfam is concentrating in particular on the crisis in the world coffee …

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 Meg Munn beating poverty

Friday, October 18, 2002

Meg Munn, Labour and Co-operative MP for Sheffield Heeley has thrown her support behind a new Save the Children campaign called "Beat Poverty". Save the Children’s Beat Poverty campaign, based on their experience of working with children …

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 Meg Munn MP welcomes adoption week

Tuesday, October 15, 2002

Adoption Week - October 14th - 20th 2002 Meg Munn MP was a member of the Committee looking in detail at the proposed Adoption and Children Bill in Parliament. The Bill is now in the House of Lords and due to go back to the House of …

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 Digital hearing aids are the future: Dr Who told Meg Munn MP

Tuesday, October 15, 2002

Dr Who told Meg Munn MP at the Labour Party Conference that he was surprised to find large numbers of analogue hearing aids in the NHS when his time gauge showed 2002! RNID’s innovative exhibition stand was based on the theme of the …

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 Meg Munn MP welcomes Government support for small business

Thursday, October 10, 2002

Meg Munn MP, Labour and Co-operative MP for Sheffield Heeley and Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) Small Business Sponsor for the North of England has welcomed the Chancellor’s support for Small Business. Chancellor of the Exchequer, …

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 Meg Munn MP supports NSPCC campaign on child abuse deaths

Tuesday, October 8, 2002

Last week at the Labour party conference, Meg Munn MP joined and NSPCC Chief Executive, Mary Marsh at the NSPCC stand. The NSPCC stand was designed to highlight the current phase of the Full Stop campaign - which is calling on the Government to …

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 Back to school - Meg visits Norton College

Tuesday, October 8, 2002

Meg Munn, Labour and Co-operative MP for Sheffield Heeley yesterday visited Norton College for the first time in twenty-five years. Meg said “I was delighted to have a look round Norton College. It was really interesting to go back to a …

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 Meg becomes small business sponsor

Thursday, September 12, 2002

The Department of Trade and Industry has asked Meg Munn, MP for Sheffield Heeley, to take on the role of sponsor for small businesses in the North of England. Sponsors are backbench MPs who specialise in a specific topic and discuss government …

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 Meg Munn officially launches her website

Thursday, September 12, 2002

Meg Munn, Labour and Co-operative Member of Parliament for Sheffield Heeley, this week became the only Sheffield MP to have her own website. The website at www.megmunnmp.org.uk  has been designed to offer an extra service and resource to …

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 Meg Munn wins reprieve for Ladies Spring wood

Friday, September 6, 2002

Meg Munn, Labour and Co-operative MP for Sheffield Heeley, working with the Beauchief Environment Group, has won a campaign to save precious trees in Ladies Spring Wood from being cut down. Meg was approached by several members of Beauchief …

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 Meg Munn and Terry Fox celebrate good news for Anns Grove School

Thursday, September 5, 2002

Meg Munn, Labour MP for Sheffield Heeley, and Heeley ward Councillor Terry Fox have today welcomed the decision of the Council to consult on building a brand new school for Anns Grove. Plans initially were to amalgamate the Lowfield and Anns Grove …

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 Meg Munn and the new Sheffield tartan

Friday, August 16, 2002

Meg Munn, Labour and Co-operative Party MP for Sheffield Heeley was delighted to have been invited to a very special event yesterday with the City of Sheffield Pipe Band. The band was established in 1908 as the Sheffield Pipe Band and with the …

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 Hemsworth After-School Club threatened

Tuesday, August 13, 2002

Meg Munn, Labour and Co-operative Member of Parliament for Sheffield Heeley said today "I am very concerned by the news that Hemsworth After-School Club is under threat. Last year I took Baroness Jay to visit the staff and children. It is a great …

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 New schemes for dentists welcomed

Tuesday, August 13, 2002

Options for Change Meg Munn, Labour and Co-operative MP for Sheffield Heeley has today welcomed the news that Pilot schemes for dentists to develop new ways of working and improve patient care will be set in motion after the publication of a new …

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 Meg welcomes local pilot to tackle abandoned cars in Sheffield

Tuesday, August 13, 2002

Meg Munn, Labour and Co-operative Member of Parliament for Sheffield Heeley has today welcomed the launch of a special pilot scheme to get abandoned cars off the streets of Sheffield more quickly. The scheme, which covers a big slice of north and …

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 Meg Munn MP supports call for stronger laws against illegal wildlife trade

Thursday, August 8, 2002

Meg Munn, Labour and Co-operative MP for Sheffield Heeley, with other MPs, has added her support to a campaign to increase the penalties for illegally trading in wildlife right here in the UK. Reports released by WWF (the World Wildlife Fund) …

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 Meg Munn celebrates major improvements to NHS hearing aid services

Thursday, July 25, 2002

Meg Munn, Labour and Co-operative MP for Sheffield Heeley, who has been campaigning with the Royal National Institute for the Deaf to get the NHS to make digital hearing aids available to all, today welcomed two new breakthroughs in the campaign, …

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 Rethinking Rubbish - carrier bags

Thursday, July 25, 2002

Meg Munn, Labour and Co-operative MP for Sheffield Heeley has welcomed the arrival of the Rethink Rubbish Roadshow in Sheffield (Wednesday 24th July) Speaking today Meg said "I am particularly pleased that the roadshow in Fargate is highlighting …

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 Meg meets Meersbrook Bank Community Primary School Council

Thursday, July 25, 2002

Meg Munn, Labour and Co-operative MP for Sheffield Heeley and member of the Select Committee for Education and Skills, was delighted to visit Meersbrook Bank Community Primary School Council at their invitation after she talked about them in a …

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 MP calls for changes in law making

Tuesday, July 16, 2002

Meg Munn, Labour and Co-operative MP for Sheffield Heeley has called for changes in the law-making process so that people who work directly with the public would be given the chance to contribute their views about proposed laws and law changes. …

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 Ludlam House residents fight for a bus shelter

Tuesday, July 16, 2002

Meg Munn, Labour and Co-operative MP for Sheffield Heeley has been fighting for a better deal for residents of Ludlam House on Berners Road, Arbourthorne. Mrs Carol Cobb and a neighbour came to one of Meg’s advice surgeries in June to see if …

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 Meg debates a bill to help visually impaired people gain access to reading material

Friday, June 28, 2002

Meg Munn, Labour and Co-operative Party MP for Sheffield Heeley has been sent a thank you letter by the Director General of the Royal National Institute of the Blind for her contribution to the debate on Friday 21st June in the …

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 Walter Addy, local hero, and Meg

Friday, June 28, 2002

Meg Munn, Labour and Co-operative MP for Sheffield Heeley joined The Experience Corps this week to honour a local hero from Sheffield at a national award ceremony in Westminster, London. The event was designed to highlight the work done by older …

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 Thousands of local businesses are set to benefit from legislation signed this week.

Friday, June 28, 2002

Meg Munn, Labour and Co-operative MP for Sheffield Heeley is outlining to business constituents and other organisations, the new rights which were signed in law this week and take effect from 7 August. "We are honouring our promise to review our …

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 Trade Justice Movement lobbies Parliament

Friday, June 21, 2002

Meg Munn, Labour and Co-operative Party MP for Sheffield Heeley met many Sheffield representatives of the Trade Justice Movement during a mass lobby of Parliament on Wednesday 19th June. The lobby was organised by the 38 organisations of the Trade …

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 Cycling MP supports bike week

Monday, June 17, 2002

Meg Munn, Labour and Co-operative Party MP for Sheffield Heeley, and a member the All Party Parliamentary Cycling Group, is supporting BikeWeek (15-23 June) by taking part in a Great Parliamentary Bike Ride around Parliament on Tuesday. Meg said …

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 Meg welcomes service improvements for deaf babies

Tuesday, June 11, 2002

  Meg Munn, Labour and Co-operative MP for Sheffield Heeley today welcomed service improvements for deaf babies. Every year 850 babies are born with a permanent hearing loss, and the vast majority of them to hearing parents with no history …

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 Meg visits Lowedges Terminus Community Cafe

Tuesday, June 11, 2002

As part of her support for Volunteers Week, Meg Munn, Labour and Co-operative MP for Sheffield Heeley today visited an exciting new project in Lowedges, the Terminus Caf?. Based at Lowedges bus terminus, the recently opened Terminus Caf? has been …

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 Carers Week 10th - 16th June 2002

Thursday, June 6, 2002

Meg is delighted to support national carers week and has placed her personal message of encouragement on the carers week website. To read her message, or if you want more information about carers week or carers rights in general, please go to …

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 Tackling Teenage Pregnancy in Sheffield

Thursday, June 6, 2002

Young people ask `is everybody doing it?` at the launch of new sexual healthdrop-in service Sheffield Heeley MP Meg Munn will be talking to nurses and young peopleabout sex and relationships at the launch of a new sexual health drop-inservice for …

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 Volunteers Week 7th - 14th June 2002

Wednesday, June 5, 2002

Meg Munn, Labour and Co-operative MP for Sheffield Heeley is delighted to support the 18th annual UK Volunteers week. To mark the week, which begins on 7th June, Meg is visiting a variety of volunteer based groups in the area. Speaking in …

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 United Nations Special Summit on Children

Wednesday, June 5, 2002

SAY YES FOR CHILDREN The 14-year-old girl from Gambia seemed to have none of the usual nerves when addressing a large room full of parliamentarians from over 100 countries, just a clear message to deliver. Chosen by young people attending the …

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 Sheffield RSPCA fundraising appeal

Monday, April 15, 2002

Meg Munn MP, Labour and Co-operative Party MP for Sheffield Heeley, has visited Sheffield RSPCA in Spring Street as the result of an appeal from Kathryn Whitlam, the Honorary Chairman of this independent charity. Meg Munn, herself a fierce animal …

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 Welcome budget boost for mums

Monday, April 15, 2002

Tuesday, 09 April 2002 Helen Jackson MP and Meg Munn MP have welcomed a big financial boost for mums in Sheffield. Mothers and families will feel the benefit of increases to Statutory Maternity Pay, the Sure Start Maternity Grant and the …

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 Meg Munn MP calls on government to protect the invisible children

Monday, April 15, 2002

April 10, 2002 Meg Munn, Labour MP for Sheffield Heeley will today call for urgent action from the Government to protect what have been described as ‘the invisible children’: children travelling to the UK without their parents. …

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 End of the road for abandoned cars in Sheffield

Monday, April 15, 2002

Meg Munn, Labour and Co-operative MP for Sheffield Heeley has expressed her pleasure with the government announcement about abandoned vehicles. Last Autumn, the government launched a public consultation on dealing with the growing problem of …

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 Heeley young people visit Westminster with MP

Wednesday, March 27, 2002

Three young people from Sheffield were invited to London to visit the Foreign and Commonwealth Office and the Houses of Parliament on March 12th. Meg Munn, Labour MP for Sheffield Heeley invited the young women to an Open day at the FCO (the FCO is …

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 Sheffield MP welcomes Prostate Cancer Awareness Week March 22nd - April 1st 2002

Tuesday, March 26, 2002

At present 20,000 men in the UK are diagnosed with prostate cancer each year and it is estimated that the number of cases will increase 47% by 2021. A British man has a 1 in 13 lifetime risk of developing prostate cancer Meg Munn, Labour and …

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 Winter Fuel Allowance - stop press

Tuesday, March 26, 2002

Stop Press! Winter Fuel Payments for 2001/02 Don’t forget those over 60 still have until the end of the month to claim the Winter Fuel Payment if they have not already done so. Millions of people have already got their Winter Fuel Payment …

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 Former Sheffield school girl celebrates wonderful news for Sheffield Schools

Tuesday, March 26, 2002

Labour Government to invest many millions of pounds in the rebuilding of 5 Sheffield schools A substantial PFI (Private Finance Initiative) project has been successful submitted to the Government which provides for the rebuilding or refurbishment …

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 Expired foreign coins swell Save the Children funds

Wednesday, February 27, 2002

Meg Munn, Labour MP for Sheffield Heeley has been working with local schools, voluntary groups and individuals to collect foreign coins to aid Save the Children. The campaign, which was organised by Britain in Europe, was designed to benefit …

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 Visit to Vantage Pharmacy at Ridgeway Road

Friday, February 22, 2002

Meg Munn MP for Sheffield Heeley visited Vantage Pharmacy at Ridgeway Road, Manor Top on Friday 22nd February (General Health Check Day) to see the free special services on offer – blood glucose checks, blood pressure monitoring, advice on …

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 60 happy years of marriage for Norfolk Park Couple

Friday, February 15, 2002

MP drops in to wish Jack and Elsie Neil a Happy Diamond Wedding Anniversary Jack Neil (80) and his wife Elsie (82) were married at All Saints Church Pitsmoor on February 14th 1942. Meg Munn, Labour MP for Sheffield Heeley, was asked to call in and …

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 Vital Service Under Threat

Wednesday, January 30, 2002

National leader Sheffield Occupational Health Advisory Service in funding crisis For three years Sheffield Occupational Health Advisory Service (SOHAS) has been funded by the Sheffield Health Action Zone, however this arrangement is set to finish …

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 MP supports Organic Food Campaign

Tuesday, January 22, 2002

Meg Munn MP will be meeting with lobbyists tomorrow (Wednesday 24th January) at the House of Commons at the end of their mass rally in favour of organic food. Meg, Labour MP for Sheffield Heeley, is herself a supporter of organic food and is …

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 The Local Network Fund – tackling child poverty in Sheffield

Monday, January 21, 2002

 Meg Munn, Labour MP has today welcomed the announcement that Sheffield Heeley is to benefit from a share in £70million of government money. The Local Network Fund, launched last year by the Chancellor of the Exchequer, Gordon Brown, is …

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