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Ifton Heath School- Traffic Dangers

Owen Paterson met teachers and parents at Ifton Heath Primary school to discuss the dangers posed by traffic outside the school. He discussed the campaign to have traffic calming measures installed and promised to take the matter up with Shropshire Council.

Owen Meets Arriva Chief

Owen organised a meeting at the House of Commons between a delegation of MPs, Mike Bagshaw, Commercial Director of Arriva Trains Wails and his colleague, Michael Vaughan.

Work Starts on Wem Town Hall

Owen Paterson was in Wem on Friday to celebrate the beginning of work on Wem Town Hall. The hall, which has been closed since April 2005, will reopen due to a partnership between Thomas Adams School and other organisations including Shropshire Council

Axe the Beer Tax

Pubs are often small, family-run businesses - not only are they the social heart of their communities, they also provide jobs, and support the British brewing industry. Now, in the face of great adversity, we must do all we can to save our local pub.

Owen Speaks Up for the Ghurkas

Last week, the Conservative Party voted with the Liberal Democrats and several Labour MPs, against the Government's position on this issue. For the first time since Gordon Brown became Prime Minister, his Government was defeated in a Commons vote.

Owen's Visit to Dublin

I have just returned from a successful two-day trip to Dublin. I make regular visits to the Irish capital and during this trip I held a number of meetings with senior political and business figures

Victory for Wrexham, Shropshire & Marylebone Railway

Owen Paterson welcomes Virgin's decision to drop plans for rival rail service. Owen is delighted that Virgin Trains has confirmed that it will not go ahead with its plans to introduce a direct train service from Shrewsbury to London

Owens Meeting with NFU Members

Owen met a group of NFU members who are dairy farmers to discuss a range of the current problems facing dairy farmers. In 1997 there were 28,119 dairy farmers. Today there are 13,601.