West Suffolk MP and Health Secretary Matt Hancock reflects on the success of the vaccination programme
We've made gains but we're not out of the woods yet, says Matt Hancock MP.
Matt Hancock on the support being given to students as they return to school
West Suffolk MP Matt Hancock examines the latest developments on the pandemic.
We need to be careful over Christmas, warns MP.
Matt Hancock, MP for West Suffolk, with his monthly update for readers.
West Suffolk MP Matt Hancock uses his monthly column to outline his pro-business beliefs
"Our Special Friends helps people continue to benefit from animal companionship during illness, bereavement or other crises."
By what means are you reading this column? As recently as 10 years ago, the vast majority of us would have been sitting down to read the print edition, maybe at a kitchen table with a cup of coffee or tea. But now, it very well may be on a laptop, a tablet, or increasingly, a smartphone.
You may have seen in the local press recently that there is a push, led by James Palmer, the newly-elected Mayor of Cambridgeshire and Peterborough, to bring a light railway to Haverhill.
One of the biggest investments in our part of the world in the last few years was the decision to complete the dualling of the A11.
I often write about local issues, but recently a couple of national issues have come to the fore and they have been a constant presence in the media of late and some of the main topics of conversation when I am out and about.
This time of year, one’s mind does not usually turn to schools – September is the time for that.
With Christmas approaching, my thoughts have turned to visiting family and friends over the holidays.
I have now been the Minister for Digital & Culture since July 2016, and since then I have given a tremendous amount of time, thought and energy into making our country a global leader digitally and to delivering on our Manifesto commitment to provide decent broadband to every premises in the country by 2020.
I hope all of you had a very good summer and are enjoying the last of the fine weather this season.
After an especially hectic past few months in Westminster, I am really enjoying the opportunity to relax a bit at home in Suffolk over the summer holidays.
Now that the weather has recently turned warmer and the days are longer, I have started training for the 350th Newmarket Town Plate race.
For centuries, if not longer, food has been central to Suffolk life, identity, and passions. So it was a huge pleasure to host, with Jo Churchill MP, the West Suffolk Food Fair in Parliament last week.
So here we are in 2016. The festive period seems a distant memory. Cards have been recycled, decorations put away, leftovers eaten and now it’s time to look at the year ahead.