News en Railways Minister Visits Gilsland and Hails ‘Huge Potential’ of New Station During a visit to Gilsland hosted by Hexham MP Guy Opperman, Railways Minister Chris Heaton-Harris MP hailed the scheme as having ‘huge potential’ for a new station. The long running campaign to re-open Gilsland Train Station - which was closed under the Beeching cuts in 1967 - is gaining real… Mon, 26 Apr 2021 13:00:00 +0100 Hexham Constituency Tops the Charts on COVID 19 Vaccines for 75-79 Age Group Hexham MP Guy Opperman has welcomed the latest release of data from NHS England on the roll out of the COVID 19 vaccination. The statistical release on 22 April, which covers the period from 8th December 2020 to 18th April 2021 showed that the Hexham constituency has the highest rate in England for… Mon, 26 Apr 2021 13:00:00 +0100 Guy Opperman Article in Morpeth Herald (April 2021) Over the past few days so many moving words and thoughtful reflections have been spoken about the life and work of HRH Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh. And, although I am almost certain, Prince Philip himself would have raised a sceptical eyebrow at all the rich tributes that have been paid to him… Wed, 21 Apr 2021 13:00:00 +0100 Prudhoe Covid Community Champion Celebrated Following dozens of local nominations for the Covid Community Champions Awards run by Hexham MP Guy Opperman, the first winners have now been presented with their certificates. Guy took the opportunity of a visit to the Tyne Valley from Conservative Party Chair, Rt Hon Amanda Milling MP, to present… Mon, 19 Apr 2021 13:00:00 +0100 Guy Opperman MP's Statement on the death of HRH Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh In response to the news on Friday from Buckingham Palace about the death of HRH Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, Guy Opperman MP said: ‘The Duke of Edinburgh served our nation with distinction and unswerving loyalty, both as a distinguished Royal Navy officer through the Second World War and as… Sun, 11 Apr 2021 13:00:00 +0100 Survey Results Confirm Local Opposition to Lynx Release – 86% of respondents say ‘No’ Throughout March over 600 questionnaires have been sent out to residents in the Upper North Tyne area in Northumberland asking for local views about the Lynx UK Trust’s latest plan to release Lynx in to the Kielder Forest.  Hexham MP Guy Opperman has today published the interim results of the… Thu, 25 Mar 2021 12:00:00 +0000 Guy Opperman Article in Morpeth Herald (Mar 2021) The coronavirus pandemic has challenged us all in ways we couldn't have imagined, and in an incredibly difficult time, one of the shining lights has been the extraordinary way in which communities have come together to support each other through the pandemic. I have always been a firm believer that… Thu, 25 Mar 2021 12:00:00 +0000 Guy Opperman Welcomes Announcement of Broadband Investment for Northumberland Guy Opperman has welcomed the Government’s £5 billion Project Gigabit that will see more than one million hard to reach homes and businesses benefit from lightning fast broadband. This project prioritises areas that currently have slow connections and which would otherwise have been left behind in… Mon, 22 Mar 2021 12:00:00 +0000 Funding Available for Local Clubs as Sport Kicks Off Again Hexham MP Guy Opperman is encouraging local sports teams and clubs to explore how they can access additional funding from Sport England, as we look ahead to the next phase of COVID restrictions being lifted on 29th March. With just a few weeks until it is anticipated that grassroots sports kicks… Mon, 08 Mar 2021 12:00:00 +0000 Hexham MP welcomes the Chancellor’s Budget Statement Hexham MP Guy Opperman has welcomed Chancellor Rishi Sunak’s Budget. The Budget was announced alongside positive economic projections from the Office of Budget Responsibility as a result of the UK’s successful vaccination rollout, and the roadmap out of lockdown announced by the Prime Minister last… Thu, 04 Mar 2021 12:00:00 +0000