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Kevan Jones, Member of Parliament for North Durham, has raised serious concerns about a claims handling organisation which is apparently offering to help ex-miners claim compensation that could still be owed to them.
JusticeForMiners.org.uk is encouraging ex-miners to contact them if they think their original claims for compensation had been under-settled by their solicitors.
Kevan Jones, Member of Parliament for North Durham, has welcomed the ongoing work of the Coalfields Regeneration Trust.
The Trust supports community-based projects in former coalfields throughout the UK, including many projects in the North East, through awarding grants. They also work with other agencies such as Citizens Advice to tackle problems such as unemployment and poverty.
Kevan Jones, Member of Parliament for North Durham, has backed a UK campaign highlighting the importance of school crossing patrols, and encourages local schools to recognise the role their lollipop people play in local road safety.
The Kwik Fit Insurance Lollipop Person of the Year campaign, which is open to all primary schools in the UK, aims to find Britain’s favourite lollipop person, and also highlights the importance of having adequate supervision for children who have to cross roads on the way to school.
Kevan Jones, Member of Parliament for North Durham, and former Veterans Minister, is urging Second World War Veterans not to miss the chance to take part in the Heroes Return programme, which will come to an end in the next couple of months.
The programme is being run by the Big Lottery Fund to mark the 65th anniversary earlier this year of VJ Day, and is providing funding for veterans or their widows to revisit the place where they saw active service. So far funding has been provided for veterans to return to places ranging from France and Greece to the Far East and Australia.
Kevan Jones, Member of Parliament for North Durham, has backed Usdaw, in their call for respect for retail workers, after they released preliminary survey results that suggest over one million shopworkers were assaulted, threatened or verbally abused in the last twelve months.
The survey shows that in the past 12 months, 6% of shopworkers were subjected to violent attack, 37% were threatened with harm and a massive 70% had suffered verbal abuse. While reported incidents of assault are slightly down, incidents of threats and abuse have increased since last year.
Kevan Jones, Member of Parliament for North Durham, congratulates students at the Hermitage School, who are amongst those recognised in this year’s Giving Nation Social Action Awards.
Giving Nation is an initiative which is funded by the Cabinet Office and part of the Citizenship Foundation, and seeks to promote and support volunteering and social enterprise amongst young people in secondary schools.
Kevan Jones, Member of Parliament for North Durham helped national heart charity, Cardiac Risk in the Young celebrate its 15th anniversary at a parliamentary reception on Wednesday.
Kevan attended the event, along with the charity’s new Patron, chart-topping singer, Pixie Lott, who has joined the charity’s ongoing crusade to highlight the importance of screening young people – especially those who regularly take part in sport.
North Durham was well-represented amongst those recognised at the North East England Tourism Awards 2010.
Beamish Museum won the Bronze Award for Large Visitor Attraction, while Low Urpeth Farm also picked up a Bronze Award in the Taste of North East England category.
Kevan Jones, Member of Parliament for North Durham, has welcomed efforts by Derwentside Enterprise, in conjunction with Co. Durham Enterprise Learning Partnership, to engage young people in North Durham and across the County in enterprise.
‘Enterprise TV’ will be broadcasting online on Tuesday 12 October from ‘Television Centre’ at East Durham with reporters based at schools around the county. The day will include showcases of best practice and live challenges, with active support from leading north east businesses, all with the aim of effectively promoting enterprise.