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December 2008

Christmas cracker for Hull

Dec 23, 2008

Hull North MP Diana Johnson today welcomed a new cash boost for 62,000 Hull people, following the coldest start to winter in 30 years.

As part of the Labour Government's financial help for the most vulnerable, ministers have formally ordered a special one-off payment of £60 to pensioners, carers, disabled people and those in receipt of bereavement benefits.

This totals around 15 million people across the country.

Lib Dem treatment of Hull firms less than Ideal

Dec 22, 2008

Hull North MP Diana Johnson today called for more support from Hull City Council for longstanding Hull companies Ideal Boilers and Ideal Standard.

Based in Hull North’s National Avenue, Ideal Boilers and Ideal Standard have been major Hull employers since the 1930s. They are also among the country’s leading firms in their fields of expertise, and were longstanding contractors to Hull City Council.

MP welcomes action to tackle alcohol fuelled crime in Hull

Dec 11, 2008

Hull North MP Diana Johnson has welcomed the news that Hull is sharing in a new national Home Office £1.5 million fund to help fight alcohol related crime.

This money is available to priority areas that have the highest levels of alcohol related crime and disorder and public concern about drunk and rowdy behaviour. This money will be used to tackle underage sales, confiscate alcohol from under 18s and to carry out tougher alcohol enforcement work.

This latest Government announcement comes soon after the launch of the annual campaign against drink driving over Christmas.

New play areas for Hull kids

Dec 10, 2008

New play areas will be built across Hull thanks to £1 million of investment announced today as part of the Labour Government’s Children’s Plan.

Hull North MP Diana Johnson welcomed the news that Hull City Council will receive around £1.1 million from the Government to invest in dozens of new play areas.

Diana Johnson MP said that the local community must help to decide where the money should be spent and wants to hear from local families about which play areas should be rebuilt or where there is a need for new play facilities.

Hull North MP urges carers to find out about support

Dec 05, 2008

Hull North MP Diana Johnson today added her support to Carers UK’s national Carers’ Rights Day campaign.

There are over six million unpaid carers in the UK who provide care support to family, friends and neighbours - saving the country an estimated £87 billion each year.

The Carers Rights Day campaign, run by Carers UK, seeks to increase the take-up of benefits and raise awareness of carers’ rights and the support that they may be able to get. This might be the Carer’s Allowance, meals on wheels, council tax discount or practical support caring that makes a difference.

Tigers' Dean Windass nets the winner for Hull MP

Dec 04, 2008

Ten year old Amy Cousins of Sidmouth Primary School has won the annual competition for Hull North Primary School pupils to design Diana Johnson MP’s official Christmas card.

The Hull North MP announced the news today (4 December) after Amy’s winning design was selected from hundreds of entries by competition Judge Dean Windass, Hull City’s Wembley goal hero. Dean Windass recently met Amy to congratulate her on producing the winning entry.