Back in November 2012 I hosted a lunch in the House of Commons for the part European Union funded Citizens’ Rail project that is bringing improvements to the services and stations between Exeter and Paignton.
With rail industry bosses, EU officials and local political leaders from France, Holland, Germany and the UK I [...]
When the costs of treatment for those who have misused alcohol hit the headlines I suspect most of us think about young people, but recent newspaper reports have been talking about the South West facing a ticking “time-bomb” if it cannot tackle a growing drinking problem amongst the elderly.
The aspect of alcohol intake among [...]
WHEN asked what a Prime Minister most fears, Harold Macmillan replied: “Events dear boy, events.”
In a Torbay context it’s a lack of events the tourism industry most fears.
Events are the life-blood of the industry attracting visitors or just adding to the experience of those already on holiday.
And what a bumper year it has been [...]
In December 2011 I hosted a meeting at the Grand Hotel Torquay with Graham Cooper of Diabetes UK, Mark Stone a local pharmacist, and Andrew Lane of Alchem Healthcare.
Around 50 health care professionals attended from across the county and beyond to look at how we could involve pharmacies more in diabetes detection [...]