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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.

Owen Leads Delegation on Train Service

Owen Paterson took MPs Philip Dunne, Ian Lucas, Lembit Opik and Dave Wright to see the Rail Minister, Andrew Adonis, to discuss the Wrexham & Shropshire Service.

Owen to Meet Minister with WSMR Railways

Following several months of correspondence between Owen Paterson, Andrew Adonis, Minister of State for Railways at the Department for Transport, Owen has arranged to bring a delegation of MPs to see the Minister to help with improvements to the current Wrexham & Shropshire service.

Owen on NI- Daily Telegraph

Three brave men have lost their lives in Northern Ireland and our deepest sympathies must be with the friends and families of Patrick Azimkar, Mark Quinsey and Stephen Carroll. .

Owen Speaks in NI Policing Debate

""The last Conservative Government began the peace process, and their work was built on by the current Labour Government. As I said in the debate on the programme motion, it has always been our policy in opposition to set party politics aside on issues concerning Northern Ireland

Owen Chairs Meeting With WSMR Rail Company

Following recent correspondence with Lord Adonis, Railways Minister, Owen Paterson convened a meeting of neighbouring MPs, Daniel Kawczynski, Ian Lucas and David Wright yesterday to meet Thomas Ableman, Marketing Director of Wrexham & Shropshire railway.

Owen Welcomes Council Tax Freeze

Owen was delighted to see that the Leader of Shropshire County Council, Cllr Malcolm Pate has announced that enough efficiencies have been found in the new structures of the Shropshire Council to ensure a zero Council Tax increase.