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It's time to honour the Arctic Convoy veterans

It's time to honour the Arctic Convoy veterans

by Caroline Dinenage / 07 Dec 2011 09:32

In the midst of WWII, tens of thousands of men were forced to endure what Churchill described as the ‘worst journey in the world’. In sub-zero temperatures, the servicemen of the Arctic Convoys valiantly fought to keep the supply lines with Russia open. It is impossible to envisage how the Red Army would have continued its fight against the Nazis without the heroic actions of these men.

Only 200 of the Arctic Convoy

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What MPs get up to in their spare time

by Fern Tomlinson / 16 Aug 2011 14:45

Politicians can seem like boring creatures, with endless workloads and demanding constituents they are periodically characterised by the media as being out of touch with the ‘real world’.  Yet the hobbies of MPs and other politicians are varied and often surprising, with recess offering the perfect opportunity to indulge in these unusual pastimes.

Dan Byles (Conservative MP for North Warwickshire and Bedworth) certainly challenges himself in his free time, having successfully rowed

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Parliamentary netball group: first session

Parliamentary netball group: first session

by Emily Sutton / 17 May 2011 12:40

If you're a man working in Parliament you have a whole range of sporting activities to take advantage of, whether its football, cricket or rugby the list goes on. However, women in Parliament haven't enjoyed the same sporting tradition. But one Conservative MP is determined to change that by inviting women, and men, to take part in the new Parliamentary netball group.

Conservative MP for Gosport Caroline Dinenage has teamed up with Sport

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The launch of the Parliamentary Netball Group

by Caroline Dinenage / 16 May 2011 12:27

Thought that you’d left netball behind at school? The Parliamentary Netball Group is bringing the (other) beautiful game back for MPs and researchers.

The new group, which we’re launching this week, has already attracted an enthusiastic response from women (and one man!) from across the parties in Parliament. It will be holding regular sessions for all those working on the Parliamentary estate, for fun, fitness and to promote netball.

For too long,

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