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NRC_trainees_James_Jamie_Caroline_SP_Leah_and_Chelsea0817.JPGThe Northern Racing College Annual Show should become a fixed event in Doncaster's calender says Caroline Flint.

Caroline, who joined staff and trainees at the first Annual Show, says Doncaster should promote the College as a centre of excellence.

Said Caroline: "This Annual Show is long overdue. I know this will become a fixture in the Doncaster calendar.

"As home to the St Leger classic horse race, Doncaster's heritage is linked to the racing industry. The Northern Racing College is central to the future of the racing industry.

“There are only two racing colleges in the country, one in Newmarket and one here in Doncaster. Today, I met trainees from Somerset and Scotland as well as from Goole and Doncaster. This college is outstanding and we should celebrate its work.”

Said Chief Executive Colonel Stephen Padgett: "“Caroline has been a valued supporter and friend of the Northern Racing College for years. She is as excited as I am about the initiative we’ve started this year, our Doncaster Equine College programme, that will provide general equine FE courses for learners from around Doncaster.

NRC_Caroline_and_Stephen_Padgett0817.JPG“I was delighted to welcome her to our first Annual Show today, raising awareness of DEC and promoting the excellent facilities we have available for hire. She was impressed to see so many classes, competitors and trade stands at what will be an important event attracting competitors from across the region every year from now on.”

To find out about courses at the Northern racing College, go to http://www.northernracingcollege.com/nrc-courses

Photo (top right) Caroline with NRC trainees (l t r ) James Beilby, Jamie Sargent, Caroline Flint, Stephen Padgett, Leah Cooper and Chelsea Brooks.

Photo (left) Chief Executive Stephen Padgett shows Caroline one of the four competition show rings at the Annual Show.

 

Northern Racing College Annual Show - a firm favourite

The Northern Racing College Annual Show should become a fixed event in Doncaster's calender says Caroline Flint. Caroline, who joined staff and trainees at the first Annual Show, says Doncaster...

Don Valley MP Caroline Flint has pledged to keep up the pressure for HS2 to use UK steel after the Government confirmed their forecasts for the steel required for major infrastructure projects.

In reply to Parliamentary questions from Ms Flint, BEIS Minister, Claire Perry confirmed that HS2 alone will require 2 million tonnes of steel in the next few years. The Minister also confirmed that the major infrastructure projects, HS2, Hinckley Point nuclear power station and motorway maintenance will use 3million tonnes of steel.

Said Ms Flint: “These projects are a huge test for the Government. UK steel producers are keen to play their part in supporting major modernisation projects, like HS2, and I will be keeping up the pressure on the Government to make sure UK steel is an important player at every stage of HS2.

“We cannot have another catastrophe like the Scottish Executive’s blunder over the Queensferry Crossing where £1.6billion worth of steel went to China, Poland and Spain. Not a single UK producer got a look in. As we leave the European union, we must have a muscular economic approach that rebalances our economy and supports key foundation industries like UK steel.

“UK steel still supports 19,000 jobs in over 200 firms. This is not an industry on its last legs. It is still vital to UK plc and in the wake of the Government’s decision to cancel rail electrification projects in Wales, the Midlands, South Yorkshire and the Lake District which was a blow to UK manufacturing, we need to have our major steel producers at the heart of projects like HS2.”

Roy Rickhuss, General Secretary of Community, the steelworkers’ union said: “HS2 is a great British engineering project and it should only be built with great British steel. The steelworkers at Scunthorpe make some of the best rail track in the world, and HS2 should be supporting those jobs. Government ministers have previously offered assurances on steel procurement for HS2, we now need them to recommit to using British steel wherever possible in this vitally important infrastructure project.”

The Minister’s answers to Ms Flint can be found HERE.

HS2 must use British Steel - Flint

Don Valley MP Caroline Flint has pledged to keep up the pressure for HS2 to use UK steel after the Government confirmed their forecasts for the steel required for major...

Caroline_Flint_Chris_Tasker_beat_cancer_soon_cropped..jpgCaroline Flint pledged her support to help Cancer Research UK save more lives in Don Valley and across the UK.

Caroline met some of Cancer Research UK’s Campaign Ambassadors in Parliament to discuss how she can help to keep cancer at the top of the new Parliament’s agenda.

Photo shows Caroline with Cancer Research Campaign Ambassador Chris Tasker.

Said Caroline: “Sadly, 900 people die of cancer each year in Doncaster and 1,800 people are diagnosed with cancer. No one should underestimate the devastating impact cancer will have on families in my constituency and across Doncaster. So it gives me hope to hear that Cancer Research UK’s pioneering research is turning the tables on the disease.

“Over the course of this Parliament, two million people will be diagnosed with cancer across the UK, so Cancer Research UK needs political support in order to continue to prevent, diagnose and treat cancer.

“Cancer survival in the UK is still lagging behind other countries and too many cancers are diagnosed at an advanced stage, when they are harder to treat successfully.

“The outlook for new and better cancer treatments in the UK is bright. However, it is clear that there is a critical role for politicians to play in helping to prevent and detect cancer earlier and bring innovative new treatments to patients faster.

“Every life lost to this terrible disease is one too many and that’s why I’m supporting Cancer Research UK in their mission to beat cancer sooner.”

Matt Davies, Cancer Research UK’s Head of Public Affairs and Campaigning said: “At Cancer Research UK, we’re resolute in our ambition to see 3 in 4 patients surviving cancer by 2034. To achieve this we need cancer at the top of the political agenda and so we’re grateful to Caroline Flint for helping to highlight the importance of research and action in beating the disease.

“Survival in the UK has doubled in the last 40 years. But there’s still so much more to do and we cannot do it alone. Creating the right environment for cancer research alongside cancer prevention, early diagnosis and ensuring patients have access to the best possible treatments must be key priorities for the new Government.”

Cancer Research UK has been at the heart of the progress that has already seen survival in the UK double in the last forty years. Today, 2 in 4 people survive their cancer for at least 10 years. Cancer Research UK’s ambition is to accelerate progress so that by 2034, 3 in 4 people will survive their cancer for at least 10 years. Cancer Research UK supports research into all aspects of cancer through the work of over 4,000 scientists, doctors and nurses. Together with its partners and supporters, Cancer Research UK's vision is to bring forward the day when all cancers are cured.

 

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Caroline Flint pledges to help beat cancer soon

Caroline Flint pledged her support to help Cancer Research UK save more lives in Don Valley and across the UK. Caroline met some of Cancer Research UK’s Campaign Ambassadors in...


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