PD Ports opens new rail link

There’s great news today that PD Ports (Teesport) have opened a new rail freight link into and out of our region to cope with growing demand at our port. The twice-daily service to Doncaster will remove 120 road movements every day.

Simon's SW1 - Central Lobby

Representing the people of Middlesbrough South and East Cleveland is a huge privilege and as part of my role I spend a big chunk of my week working in the incredible surroundings of the Palace of Westminster.

A good meeting with the new leader of Redcar & Cleveland council

I really welcome the way that local people used May’s local elections to vote for positive change. I will be meeting new Middlesbrough Mayor Andy Preston soon, and sat down last week with the new Leader of Redcar and Cleveland, Councillor Mary Lanigan.

Listening to the next generation

It was great to welcome our new Member of the Youth Parliament, Gabrielle Shaw from Laurence Jackson School, to my office on Friday!

We had a good conversation about working together with local youth groups, young people's mental health and issues from knife crime to climate change.

British Steel - Public meeting this Sunday

I'm looking forward to joining Tees Valley Mayor, Ben Houchen, tomorrow at a public meeting to update everyone regarding the situation at British Steel.

Commemorating D-Day 75 and a great Middlesbrough hero

Today is a moment to pause and reflect on the courage and sacrifice of all the men who fought on D-Day and on through the liberation of Europe. It was an incredible military undertaking, the like of which will probably never be witnessed again.

An Update on Meynell Avenue

Thank you to everyone who has taken an interest in the issue of the tree clearance off Meynell Avenue in Guisborough this spring. Today I have written to the owner's solicitors again, together with your Councillors Graham Jeffery, Malcolm Griffiths and Caroline Jackson.