PUBLISHED: 11:50 29 April 2019 | UPDATED: 11:50 29 April 2019 Norwich North Conservative MP Chloe Smith. Photo : UK Parliament UK Parliament Norwich North MP Chloe Smith has announced the birth of her second child. The Conservative MP posted on Twitter that her baby daughter Rosamund was born on Sunday - a sister for her son Alastair.She had started her maternity leave last week, with the baby expected in May. You may also want to watch: Ms Smith had said she would be taking about six months of maternity leave, with her husband Sandy then taking a further six months under shared parental leave.Her constituents can still get help through her constituency office on 01603 414756 or [email protected] Conservative colleague Elizabeth Truss MP, who represents South West Norfolk, will also be able to raise specific urgent matters in Westminster.And Ms Smith said she intends to use proxy voting to ask colleagues to vote on her behalf on “the most important votes”. … [Read more...] about Norwich MP Chloe Smith announces birth of daughter
Updated PUBLISHED: 19:04 09 January 2019 | UPDATED: 21:37 09 January 2019 Production at the Heatrae Sadia plant in Norwich. Photo: Bill Smith Archant © 2013 Norwich’s manufacturing industry has been dealt another blow as it was announced 200 jobs were set to go at a business with nearly 100 years of history in the city. Heatrae Sadia, Norwich. Picture: Denise BradleyHeatrae Sadia has been manufacturing water heating and heating products in Norwich since the company was established in 1920.But parent company Baxi Heating UK announced on Wednesday that 204 roles looked set to go at the company’s Hurricane Way site which would close.Chloe Smith, Conservative MP for Norwich North, said: “This is terrible news and my first thought is with the staff who will be disappointed, upset, and anxious. “I ask the company to conduct the process ahead sympathetically and as supportively as possible for the staff affected. Although this appears to be an internal … [Read more...] about More than 200 jobs to be lost at Norwich manufacturing firm with 100-year city history
Special Report PUBLISHED: 08:52 08 December 2018 | UPDATED: 08:52 08 December 2018 Jamie Burles, MD of Abellio Greater Anglia said the company is investing huge sums in improving performance. Picture: ANTONY KELLY Archant Norfolk 2015 More trains than ever are being delayed or cancelled on East Anglia’s rail network as repeated pledges to improve services fall flat. Latest figures from regulator, the Office of Rail and Road (ORR), show punctuality and reliability on the region’s biggest operator, Greater Anglia, sunk to its lowest levels for July to September since records began in 2004.Great Northern, which runs the King’s Lynn to London line, also posted its worst ever figures. Almost one in ten of its trains were cancelled or more than 30 minutes late.East Midlands Trains, which operates the Norwich to Liverpool service, scored better than Greater Anglia and Great Northern for punctuality and reliability, but its performance also deteriorated over the … [Read more...] about ‘Impossible to rely on’: East Anglia’s trains have just posted their worst ever performance
PUBLISHED: 10:57 26 November 2018 | UPDATED: 10:57 26 November 2018 Norwich North MP Chloe Smith is expecting her second child. Pic: Eliza Boo Photography Eliza Boo Photography Norwich North MP Chloe Smith has announced she is expecting her second child. The Conservative MP, 36, and her husband Sandy, 40, are looking forward to the baby arriving in May next year.The pair already have a son, Alastair, aged two.Ms Smith, who has represented Norwich North for 10 years, said: “We’re really excited and delighted.“Alastair will love having a little brother or sister to play with. It’ll be hard work but a source of joy.”As with their first child, the pair hope to take six months each of shared parental leave.She said she will make arrangements for her constituency work to be fully covered.During her parental leave after Alastair’s birth, Broadland MP Keith Simpson supported her staff with casework.She interrupted her maternity leave to vote in favour of … [Read more...] about Norwich North MP Chloe Smith announces she is pregnant
PUBLISHED: 07:29 12 November 2018 | UPDATED: 07:29 12 November 2018 Bethany Wales Carleton Rode school for the launch of the EDP book tokens Byline: Sonya Duncan Copyright: Archant 2018 Archant 2017 And as our Books For Schools campaign enters its second month, we have been on a mission to crown the region’s favourite children’s book. Launch of the third phase of Norwich 4 Jobs at Jobcentre Plus in Norwich. Chloe Smith MP speaking at the event. Picture: ANTONY KELLYA poll compiled of 15 of the UK’s top children’s books posted on the Eastern Daily Press website last week has so far attracted hundreds of votes, all keen to make sure their favourite is in with a chance of making top shelf.Voting closes at midnight on Friday, November, 16, so make sure you help your favourite win the crown.To help you decide, we asked some well known local faces to share their top picks.Ed Balls, ex-politician and NCFC ChairmanSouth West Norfolk MP … [Read more...] about What will be crowned Norfolk’s favourite children’s book?