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Visit to the ITV Central Newsroom (15th May 2015)

ITV Central Newsroom welcomed Anthea McIntyre MEP to their studios in Birmingham City Centre last Friday 15th May.  Anthea was given a guided tour of the studio by Mike Dolan (Programme Digital Editor), Jane Luca (Controller – External Affairs) and Jessica Thrift (Senior Manager – Public Affairs.) During the tour Anthea had a go at presenting the weather bulletin in a studio and was given helpful techniques by journalist and weather girl, Genelle Aldred.   Anthea said “I was delighted to be invited to the ITV studios in Birmingham and...


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Lack of democracy in Bangladesh continues to put workers at risk (30th April 2015)

Speaking in the European Parliament on the anniversary of the Rana Plaza building collapse, Conservative MEP Anthea McIntyre highlighted the worrying decline of democracy in Bangladesh.   “Progress in investigating the Rana Plaza building collapse, ensuring satisfactory levels of health and safety at work, and the Bangladesh government's reluctance to pave the way for trade union formation remains disappointing.  “Democracy is declining fast in Bangladesh, elections at all levels are held without full participation in a free and fair process. The EU cannot expect to achieve fundamental workers’ rights in an environment...


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How EU rules are hitting British forestry (30th April 2015)

European rules on marketing timber are harming British forestry businesses, an MEP has cautioned. Conservative Anthea McIntyre said regulations intended to block illegally-sourced wood being imported from abroad were proving a big drain on domestic producers. The West Midlands MEP issued the warning in Strasbourg during a debate on  the European Union's Timber Regulation, which the EU Commission is proposing to review this year. Currently it demands that businesses marketing timber or timber products in the UK market undertake a "due diligence" exercise to minimise the possibility that they contain any illegally-harvested timber.  That...


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AGA Rangemaster Group invests £4.5m in cutting-edge manufacturing facility (27th April 2015)

West Midlands-based AGA Rangemaster Group – the company behind many of Britain’s most iconic cooker brands – has underlined its commitment to manufacturing in the region by investing £4.5 million in state-of-the-art facilities at its historic Coalbrookdale foundry. It was at the United Nations-designated World Heritage Site that Abraham Darby first smelted iron ore with coke to ignite the Industrial Revolution. Now, AGA Rangemaster Group – home to household name brands including AGA and Rayburn – has commissioned a state-of-the-art sand plant as part of a multi-million pound development plan. The new...


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