Suffolk Coastal MP and cabinet minister Dr Therese Coffey found herself in a Twitter row with England striker Marcus Rashford in the hours before the government performed its u-turn on free school meals for the poorest children.
Suffolk Coastal MP and cabinet minister Dr Therese Coffey has found herself embroiled in a Twitter row with Manchester United and England striker Marcus Rashford who has found himself in the headlines this week after highlighting child poverty.
Fine weather and a relaxation of some lockdown rules is expected to tempt some people to go out for a family trip to the coast or countryside this weekend – but what facilities will they find when they get there?
One positive aspect of the lockdown on economic activity is the reduction in the level of air pollution from the fact there is far less traffic on the roads, fewer factories are operating, and there are much fewer aircraft in the sky.
Cabinet minister and Suffolk MP Dr Therese Coffey has insisted government business will be able to continue despite the Prime Minister being in the intensive care unit of St Thomas’ Hospital in London.
Network Rail has appealed to recently-retired signal staff across the region to consider coming back to work to support the industry in case there are staffing problems because of the coronavirus crisis.
The government has announced it wants to ‘reverse Beeching’ by reopening long-closed railway lines – and has allocated a £500m to look at possible projects. Two lines in northern England have so far been identified.
Rural rail services in East Anglia have eased – but now Suffolk Coastal MP Therese Coffey has asked for her cabinet colleague Transport Secretary Grant Shapps to intervene to try to improve things further.
Greater Anglia was one of the most improved rail companies in Britain for punctuality and reliability over the first three months of the current financial year according to the government’s Office of Road and Rail.