The Angling Trust has cranked up the pressure to save the UK's threatened bass stocks with a hard-hitting briefing calling for immediate parliamentary action, which is being sent to all MPs this week.

The widow and daughter of Nobel Laureate, Seamus Heaney, have been presented with a parliamentary motion about the poet, signed by 137 MPs. Among them was local Dagenham and Rainham MP Jon Cruddas.

Local MP Jon Cruddas supports Ed Balls call to postpone fuel duty rises

The Shadow Chancellor, Ed Balls MP has called for the Governments proposed 3p fuel duty hike in January to be postponed.

This speech regarding the recent decisions taken by Dagenham Ford, was delivered to the House of Commons today (06.11.2012) by Jon Cruddas MP for Dagenham and Rainham.