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Sidcup’s Olympic Drinks Role

James Brokenshire has been hearing how Sidcup will have a key role in quenching the thirst of Olympic visitors during the London 2012 Games this summer.  

Strengthening Apprenticeships in Bexley

James Brokenshire has praised work to strengthen connections between local businesses and Bexleyheath Job Centre Plus during a visit to mark National Apprenticeships Week.  James heard about steps to increase opportunities for more local apprenticeships as well as the value of the programme to both local employers and people seeking employment.

Guarding the Olympic Torch

James Brokenshire has said that security preparations for the Olympic Torch Relay will leave “nothing to chance” after watching the final training session for the special police team which will follow the Torch.

Local hospital finances receive new boost

James Brokenshire welcomes news that hospitals run by South London Healthcare NHS Trust look set to benefit from new £1.5 billion PFI fund to shore up ailing finances 

Leaving Nothing to Chance on Olympic Security

James Brokenshire uses keynote speech to underline that Olympic security preparations remain on track as the countdown to the opening ceremony of “the Greatest Sporting Show on Earth” enters its final 6 months. 

Boris Backs Sidcup

James Brokenshire says Mayor of London’s financial backing for improvements in Sidcup High Street will help support the town’s renaissance

Claims of imminent QMH closure dismissed

James Brokenshire receives assurances on continued work to secure the future of Queen Mary’s Hospital Sidcup despite the publication of papers for an NHS board meeting speculating on closure in a ‘worst case scenario’