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Free TV Licences for over-75s

Angus MP Kirstene Hair has condemned a BBC decision to scrap free TV licences for most over-75s.

It was announced this week that only those who claim Pension Credit will continue to benefit from the entitlement.

Seasonal Agricultural Workers Review

Home Secretary Sajid Javid has said he will “consider” bringing forward a planned review of the UK Government’s seasonal agricultural workers scheme.

Boots Stores in Angus to Remain Open

Angus MP Kirstene Hair has received assurances about the future of Boots outlets in the county following reports as many as 200 shops could close across the UK.

Google Digital Garage Event

Angus businesses are being given the chance to expand their digital skills in a workshop organised by the local MP.

Celebrating 50 years of Radio North

An Angus radio stalwart’s 50 years in the business was marked during a visit by the local MP.

Radio North Angus DJ Malcolm Finlayson has been broadcasting for 50 years and his contribution to independent radio was highlighted by Angus MP Kirstene Hair on a visit to Arbroath Infirmary.

Visiting GSK with Matt Hancock

Angus MP Kirstene Hair has welcomed UK Health Secretary Matt Hancock to her constituency to see a new £54m facility at GSK.

The Secretary of State was given a tour of the operation in Montrose, where 400 highly skilled people are employed

Soaring Local Drug Use

The soaring number of people across Angus hospitalised after taking drugs proves the SNP strategy on the issue has failed, the local MP has said.

New figures have revealed 141 people were rushed to hospital from across the area after taking illegal substances in 2017/18.