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POSt_note_parnetal_drinking0218.JPGAlcohol campaigner, Caroline Flint has welcomed the latest report produced in parliament on the impact of alcohol misuse by parents.

Ms Flint is Vice Chair of the All Party Parliamentary Group on Children of Alcoholics, which commissioned the report.

Caroline Flint welcomes Report on impact of Parental Drinking

Alcohol campaigner, Caroline Flint has welcomed the latest report produced in parliament on the impact of alcohol misuse by parents. Ms Flint is Vice Chair of the All Party Parliamentary... Read more

Natahsa_Kaplinsky__Caroline_and_Simon_Sharma_-_FJ_Heritage.jpgCaroline Flint MP has joined historian Simon Schama and TV presenter Natasha Kaplinsky in Parliament to launch a project to map and preserve the historic synagogues of Europe.

They are among dozens of names from the worlds of politics, heritage, the arts and religion to add their support to the initiative which aims to bring the current state of these historic synagogues to a wider audience.

MP backs project to save Europe's historic synagogues

Caroline Flint MP has joined historian Simon Schama and TV presenter Natasha Kaplinsky in Parliament to launch a project to map and preserve the historic synagogues of Europe. They are... Read more

CF_close_up_with_name080218.JPGCaroline Flint has accused RBS, owners of NatWest bank, of secrecy over the facts about the proposed Thorne and Bawtry NatWest branch closures.

During a debate on community banking, the MP addressed RBS bosses, saying: “Please do not patronise me with offers to meet a ‘senior representative’ when you refuse to provide any information which may demonstrate that small businesses, pensioners or the community generally may need the services provided in the Thorne and Bawtry branches more than you care to admit.”

Flint attacks RBS secrecy over bank branch closures

Caroline Flint has accused RBS, owners of NatWest bank, of secrecy over the facts about the proposed Thorne and Bawtry NatWest branch closures. During a debate on community banking, the... Read more

PLP_100_years_CF_TB_MC_HL.JPGOn the centenary of women first getting the vote, Caroline Flint, the Member of Parliament for Don Valley paid tribute to the women who fought for the right to vote.

“Today, I am celebrating the landmark centenary year of the first women being given the right to vote. It is such a proud moment for us to celebrate the tremendous courage of those brave women who fought so hard for change and the legacy they have left behind.

Photo top right: Yorkshire MPs pledge to carry on the fight for equality - Caroline Flint, Tracy Brabin, Mary Creagh and Holly Lynch on the 100th anniversary of women's suffrage.

 

Caroline Flint celebrates 100 years of Women's Suffrage

On the centenary of women first getting the vote, Caroline Flint, the Member of Parliament for Don Valley paid tribute to the women who fought for the right to vote.... Read more

PAC: GOVERNMENT FAILURE ON TEACHER NUMBERS ADDS TO PRESSURE ON SCHOOLS
Growing sense of crisis for schools in England struggling to retain and develop teaching workforce

The powerful Commons Public Accounts Committee issued a warning this week, as it reported on the Government failure to retain teachers and support them adequately in their work.

The Committee found that the number of teachers leaving the profession for reasons other than retirement has increased from just three in every hundred to eight in every hundred. Workload was cited as the main reason, with a typical teacher working 54 hours each week.

Government failing to retain teachers - Flint

PAC: GOVERNMENT FAILURE ON TEACHER NUMBERS ADDS TO PRESSURE ON SCHOOLSGrowing sense of crisis for schools in England struggling to retain and develop teaching workforce The powerful Commons Public Accounts... Read more

Selfie_Victoria_Sedgwick_2.JPGIvanhoe School was praised by MP Caroline Flint this week as “certainly one of the most distinctive schools in Don Valley”, after her visit to the school.

Ivanhoe, which is rated good by Ofsted, boasts 100% attainment for maths and 100% for punctuation and spelling.

Ofsted reported: “Pupils leave the school attaining standards in reading, writing and mathematics that are constantly above that expected for their age and above other pupils of the same age nationally.”

Ivanhoe School still at its creative best says MP

Ivanhoe School was praised by MP Caroline Flint this week as “certainly one of the most distinctive schools in Don Valley”, after her visit to the school. Ivanhoe, which is... Read more

New_college_selfie_260118_Katie_and_Sam.JPGCaroline Flint declared herself impressed after her visit to New College Doncaster in Hayfield and fitted in time for a selfie with students.

Ms Flint met Principal Brendon Fletcher to discuss the college’s first year. New College Doncaster exceeded expectations enrolling approximately 475 Year 12 students for its first year. The college hopes to double in size next year when it recruits the next cohort of students in September, with both Year 12 and Year 13 students in college.

Time for a selfie at New College Doncaster

Caroline Flint declared herself impressed after her visit to New College Doncaster in Hayfield and fitted in time for a selfie with students. Ms Flint met Principal Brendon Fletcher to... Read more

Statement from Caroline Flint about the Yorkshire Wildlife Park expansion

Doncaster’s Planning Committee considered the application on 9 January.

I attended one of the first consultations on the planned expansion and encouraged the public to have their say.  I looked at the plans in detail and read the objections raised by residents and the parish council. 

Yorkshire Wildlife Park Expansion - my view

Statement from Caroline Flint about the Yorkshire Wildlife Park expansion Doncaster’s Planning Committee considered the application on 9 January. I attended one of the first consultations on the planned expansion... Read more

Caroline Flint has called on supermarkets to follow the example of Iceland and ban plastic packaging within five years.

The MP joined 200 parliamentarians to urge the big supermarket chains to move quickly to ban plastic packaging.

Caroline Flint calls on supermarkets to ban plastic

Caroline Flint has called on supermarkets to follow the example of Iceland and ban plastic packaging within five years. The MP joined 200 parliamentarians to urge the big supermarket chains... Read more

Caroline Flint has co-signed an open letter in the Sunday Times (21 January) to the Government, from alcohol campaigners, health professionals and MPs, calling for the Government to set minimum unit pricing for alcohol.

The Don Valley MP has previously campaigned to end the low duty on strong ciders, after seeing the affects on patients at the Doncaster Royal Infirmary.

Signatories included church leaders, academics and police and crime commissioners.

The letters reads:

Open letter to Government on alcohol pricing

Caroline Flint has co-signed an open letter in the Sunday Times (21 January) to the Government, from alcohol campaigners, health professionals and MPs, calling for the Government to set minimum... Read more

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