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Michael Debates Town Centre Heritage

In the last fortnight I spoke, on behalf of the Government, at a Westminster Hall debate on the matter of town centre Heritage Acton Zones – which are programmes that help encourage growth in historic places and help heritage assets to be more productive.

Michael Speaks for the Government: Supporting Libraries and the Arts

In the last fortnight I have spoken on behalf of the Government on two occasions inside Parliament: at an appearance on the Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Select Committee and also in the House of Commons chamber during questions to my Department of government.

Michael Goes Treasure Hunting!

I recently announced the findings of the annual Treasure Report at the British Museum, revealing the number of treasure discoveries that the public have made in the last year, and I am pleased to note that the figure was record-breaking!

Michael Supports Armed Forces at Northampton Reserve Centre

I recently joined Lieutenant Colonel John Hanson MBE and other members of Her Majesty’s Armed Forces – both full-time and reservists – at a dinner at Northampton’s Clare Street Reserve Centre to celebrate the great work of our Armed Forces generally and the 103 Battalion Royal Electrical and Mech

Michael Backs Small Businesses in Northampton

Small Business Saturday is a grassroots, not-for-profit campaign designed to highlight the importance of small businesses in the community as well as providing them an economic boost on the day itself - which this year fell on Saturday, 1st December.

Michael Celebrates Jewish Festival of Chanukah

As regular readers will know, I have always been a keen supporter of all faith groups in Northampton. It is imperative that people of all faiths feel safe and welcome in our community, and I have been very concerned about the worrying rise of anti-Semitism in the country.

Michael Visits Northampton Contemporary Art Gallery

On Friday, 30th November I visited the NN Contemporary Art Gallery on Guildhall Road, Northampton. As the name suggests, the Gallery displays a wide variety of contemporary art ranging from award-winning art pieces to artworks created by recent graduates.