Local News

Alec visits local rapeseed oil farm

Last week, Alec visited Collingham business Wharfe Valley Farms for a tour of the facilities and a tasting of the rapeseed oil. The family has been based at the farm for 49 years and has been producing Yorkshire’s Original Rapeseed Oil (Yors) for ten years. The rapeseed is grown, pressed, filtered, infused and bottled on… Read more »

Alec secures bridge repair cash

Alec has welcomed a Government commitment to release funds for the repair of Linton Bridge. Last week George Osborne’s Budget included a £130 million investment for the repair of bridges and roads across the North of England damaged by Storms Desmond and Eva. The official Budget report confirms “funding will enable repairs to the Linton… Read more »

Alec welcomes new Garforth care home

Alec visited Garforth’s new multi-million pound residential home for the elderly last week, praising staff for their commitment to delivering high-quality residential care in the town.   Augustus Court is a brand new care home providing personalised care and support to elderly ladies and gentleman. Under the leadership of experienced Manager Mary Usher the care team… Read more »

Washington NATO talks on national security

Last week Alec travelled to Washington DC for his first meeting of the Parliamentary Assembly of the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO), following his appointment as a UK representative by the Prime Minister David Cameron in December. At a time when the ever-present threat of terrorism remains on all our minds the collective military alliance of… Read more »