Monthly Archives: December 2015

Review of the year 2015

2015 has been a very busy year here at the History of Parliament Trust! Of course much of this has been due to the important political anniversaries we’ve been marking this year. These began in January, when Parliament launched their … Continue reading

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VIDEO: Firefighters receive life-saving oxygen masks for pets

Firefighters are being equipped with special oxygen masks to help save the lives of pets they rescue from blazes. Instead of relying on masks designed for people when trying to revive pets pulled from smoke-filled homes, fire crews will be … Continue reading

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The Mini-Barons Celebrate Christmas

Throughout this summer the city of Lincoln celebrated the 800th anniversary of the signing of the Magna Carta at Runneymede.  Only four copies of this ‘Great Charter’ are still in existence today: two in the British Library, one in Salisbury Cathedral … Continue reading

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Plans for 450 extra Surrey secondary school places move a step closer

Plans to create 450 extra places at two Surrey secondary schools have moved a step closer. The proposals are the latest in a series of school expansions designed to meet demand from Surrey’s rising population. They include plans to create … Continue reading

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Drones, Privacy and Harassment

Recently there was a statistic published and repeated on Twitter stating that complaints about drone use to the police had risen 2000 percent “Calls To Police Over Drone Privacy Up By 2,000%” via Sky News. The article and the statistic … Continue reading

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Primary school performance tables: 83% of Surrey pupils make the three Rs grade

Five out of six pupils at Surrey primary schools met the expected standard in reading, writing and maths this year, according to an official breakdown of results in national tests for 11-year-olds. Figures released by the Department for Education show … Continue reading

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Groups secure community cash for projects of lasting benefit

A swimming pool,  a children’s outdoor play area and a scout hall are among the latest projects to secure money from a fund created to help people improve their local area. They were on a list of six schemes to … Continue reading

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