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Covid jabs have given us all hope for the future

18 June 2021
Covid jabs have given us all hope for the future

Covid jabs have given us all hope for the future

18 June 2021

West Suffolk MP and Health Secretary Matt Hancock reflects on the success of the vaccination programme


The long road to recovery

21 May 2021
The long road to recovery

The long road to recovery

21 May 2021

We've made gains but we're not out of the woods yet, says Matt Hancock MP.


Children take the first steps...

19 March 2021
Children take the first steps...

Children take the first steps...

19 March 2021

Matt Hancock on the support being given to students as they return to school


There's light at the end of the tunnel, says Health Secretary Matt Hancock

16 January 2021
There's light at the end of the tunnel, says Health Secretary Matt Hancock

There's light at the end of the tunnel, says Health Secretary Matt Hancock

16 January 2021

West Suffolk MP Matt Hancock examines the latest developments on the pandemic.


Don’t drop your guard yet

18 December 2020
Don’t drop your guard yet

Don’t drop your guard yet

18 December 2020

We need to be careful over Christmas, warns MP.


Volunteering is a good habit to get into

19 November 2020
Volunteering is a good habit to get into

Volunteering is a good habit to get into

19 November 2020

Matt Hancock, MP for West Suffolk, with his monthly update for readers.


Working hard to help business

23 June 2019
Working hard to help business

Working hard to help business

23 June 2019

West Suffolk MP Matt Hancock uses his monthly column to outline his pro-business beliefs


Health Secretary Matt Hancock highlights benefits of social prescribing and praises animal companionship charity

23 February 2019
Health Secretary Matt Hancock highlights benefits of social prescribing and praises animal companionship charity

Health Secretary Matt Hancock highlights benefits of social prescribing and praises animal companionship charity

23 February 2019

"Our Special Friends helps people continue to benefit from animal companionship during illness, bereavement or other crises."


No substitute for face-to-face contact

17 February 2018
No substitute for face-to-face contact

No substitute for face-to-face contact

17 February 2018

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.


Support grows for new rail link

22 July 2017
Support grows for new rail link

Support grows for new rail link

22 July 2017

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.


Cash signals A11 improvement

20 March 2017

Cash signals A11 improvement

20 March 2017

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.


Our US links must be maintained

19 February 2017
Our US links must be maintained

Our US links must be maintained

19 February 2017

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.


Imperative that schools improve

22 January 2017
Imperative that schools improve

Imperative that schools improve

22 January 2017

This time of year, one’s mind does not usually turn to schools – September is the time for that.


I’m pushing to get better roads

18 December 2016
I’m pushing to get better roads

I’m pushing to get better roads

18 December 2016

With Christmas approaching, my thoughts have turned to visiting family and friends over the holidays.


How our digital life is improving

20 November 2016
How our digital life is improving

How our digital life is improving

20 November 2016

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.


A good rail service is vital for us

18 September 2016
A good rail service is vital for us

A good rail service is vital for us

18 September 2016

I hope all of you had a very good summer and are enjoying the last of the fine weather this season.


Our museums are rich in history

21 August 2016
Our museums are rich in history

Our museums are rich in history

21 August 2016

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.


I’m in training for 350th Town Plate

19 June 2016
I’m in training for 350th Town Plate

I’m in training for 350th Town Plate

19 June 2016

Now that the weather has recently turned warmer and the days are longer, I have started training for the 350th Newmarket Town Plate race.


Food, glorious (Suffolk) food . . .

23 April 2016
Food, glorious (Suffolk) food . . .

Food, glorious (Suffolk) food . . .

23 April 2016

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.


I want 2016 to be great for Suffolk

17 January 2016
I want 2016 to be great for Suffolk

I want 2016 to be great for Suffolk

17 January 2016

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.