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RORY LEARNS ABOUT CUMBRIA’S ROMAN BATHHOUSE DISCOVERY

Rory has visited the offices of Carlisle-based commercial archaeologists Wardell Armstrong, to study their recent, major discovery of a Roman bathhouse. Wardell Armstrong, in excavations beginning in May 2017, have uncovered the remains of three separate rooms along the Northern bank of the River Eden, in central Carlisle. All the rooms contain evidence of under floor heating and were discovered […]

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RORY WELCOMES LATEST EMPLOYMENT FIGURES

Rory has welcomed the latest increase in the number of people in employment, which illustrates the strength of the local and national economy. Across the North West some 3,701,197 people are in work, an increase of 296,946 since 2010. Nationally, unemployment has fallen to its lowest rate since records began in 1971, with some 3.3 […]

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RORY STEWART MP CONGRATULATES CHoC ON ITS LATEST SUCCESS

Rory has visited Cumbria Health on Call (CHoC) to congratulate them on being rated “outstanding” in the recent CQC inspection, and to wish them luck in the NHS70 Parliamentary Awards. CHoC, which is based in Carlisle, operates from three locations in Penrith and The Border and, in grateful recognition of their outstanding work, Rory nominated them […]

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​RORY THANKS VOLUNTEERS ON A VISIT TO CARLISLE CASTLE

Rory visited Carlisle Castle to see the Poppies: Weeping Window installation on Friday and to talk with volunteers. While at Carlisle Castle, Mr Stewart met with representatives from English Heritage and discussed visitor numbers, the overwhelming response from volunteers and the development plans that will follow. Rory also spoke to several of the volunteers, almost […]

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RORY NOMINATES OUT OF EDEN FOR PRESTIGIOUS PARLIAMENTARY AWARD

Rory has nominated Out of Eden as his 2018 Responsible Business Champion, praising the company’s commitment to sustainability and its sensitivity to the environmental impact of its operations. Each year MPs are invited by the All Party Parliamentary Corporate Responsibility Group (APPCRG) to select an outstanding local business which, due to its work in their […]

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ON REWILDING

Rewilding seems to be fast becoming as much a fashion amongst landowners as Capability Brown parks were in the eighteenth century. It is spreading from Yellowstone National Park to the Cumberland plain. In Scotland Anders Povlsen, the richest man in Denmark, is turning 220,000 acres of land  – about a third the size of Penrith and […]

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TIME TO CLEAN UP

Article first published in Inside Time by Erwin James on 31 May 2018. “What I’m trying to work out is what it is that makes one prison, for example Altcourse, work well, and another prison – not too far away – not work well,” says Prisons Minister Rory Stewart when we meet at MoJ headquarters […]

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RORY PRAISES WIGTON’S ‘UNIQUE’ SUPPORTED LIVING FACILITY

Rory Stewart MP has visited a new supported living facility at Churchrigg, on the outskirts of Wigton. Churchrigg is a converted farmhouse and barns that has been restored and adapted by the Graham family to create a functional home which meets the needs of individuals with a range of disabilities. The Graham’s primary aim was […]