#ChallengeAccepted

August 20th, 2014
Icebucket

  Yesterday, Stephen was nominated by Motor Neurone Disease Association Merseyside to take part in the Ice Bucket Challenge. This involved Stephen pouring a bucket of cold water over his head, and then posting the video online! It is the …

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Celebrating Norris Green!

August 20th, 2014
Norris Green carnival

Merseymart Column for Tuesday 19th August 2014 Earlier this month the Norris Green Carnival took place. It is always a good event –and I’m really sorry to have missed it this year! There is an incredibly strong and vibrant sense …

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Everyone with dementia has a “Right to Know”

August 5th, 2014
stephen-twigg

Across the UK around 800,000 people are living with dementia. The majority do not have a formal diagnosis of their condition. Recently I met with the Alzheimer’s Society to take part in a dementia awareness session – as a result …

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Scargreen Skate Park big opening

August 1st, 2014
Skate park

A ceremony was held yesterday to mark the opening of a Skate Park on Scargreen Recreation Ground in Norris Green. It’s the first in a network of skate parks that will be opened across Liverpool. The opening ceremony featured demonstrations …

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Youth Parliament debate Votes at 16

July 16th, 2014
Ballot box

Last week Stephen attended the Youth Parliament event held at Liverpool Town Hall. Students from Liverpool and other cities took part in this event. The event gave students a chance to take part in a parliamentary style debate around the …

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Fantastic show at Monksdown!

July 16th, 2014
Monksdown Primary

On Thursday 10th of July, Stephen went to Monksdown Primary school in Norris Green to watch a play that they had put on called “Josie and Her Dream Dress”. Monksdown is highly regarded, and Stephen always enjoys visiting the school …

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New EFC Traineeship scheme commended

July 10th, 2014
Everton in the Community

Last week Stephen visited Everton Football Club to hear about their new Traineeship programme which offers young people from across the region access to qualifications and employment. The football clubs official charity, Everton in the Community, is leading a group …

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Stephen praises Liverpool schools in Parliament

July 10th, 2014
stephen-twigg

Stephen Twigg (Liverpool, West Derby) (Lab/Co-op): I warmly welcome the motion proposed by my hon. Friend the Member for Stoke-on-Trent Central (Tristram Hunt), in particular the acknowledgment in it that “a transformation in vocational education has eluded governments for decades”, meaning Governments …

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Debating vital issues – MerseyMart column

July 9th, 2014
Stephen speaking in Parliament

Some of the most interesting and productive work done in Parliament happens away from the House of Commons chamber – in Select Committees, All Party Parliamentary Groups and Westminster Hall. “Westminster Hall debates” provide an opportunity for MPs to raise …

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Global Motor Neurone Disease (MND) Awareness Month

June 25th, 2014

This month is Motor Neurone Disease (MND) Awareness Month. Held every June this is an opportunity to inform and educate people about the lives of those living with MND. This year the theme of MND Awareness Month is “voice” – …

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