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Chief News Correspondent on @theipaper. Write about pretty much anything newsworthy. Dad of two living in Devon. DMs open.
Nov 13, 2021 4 tweets 2 min read
EXCLUSIVE: Post piles up in Geoffrey Cox’s constituency office while he is working on tax haven island.
Local voters ask if they are being neglected.
@theipaper #GeoffreyCox #Tavistock Under fire Conservative MP Sir Geoffrey Cox has left a pile of constituency post unread while he works his second lucrative legal job from the sunshine tax haven island of Mauritius.
Nov 12, 2021 4 tweets 2 min read
EXCLUSIVE: Hundreds of veterans' pensions to be cut by more than £500-a-year due to computer error.
Thousands more ex-service men and women facing lesser cuts by the end of this year.
@theipaper #RemembranceDay2021 Peter Kinvig, a 77-year-old retired Sergeant Major faces a cut of 5.3 per cent from £12,003 a year to £11,367, a cut of £636 a year or £53 a month.
“In the week after receiving the letter my wife and I were so upset, I nearly burst into tears on several occasions.”
Nov 12, 2021 5 tweets 2 min read
Tories speak in Geoffrey Cox’s Devon seat: ‘I’ve never seen him here for years. Except at election time’.
@theipaper visits Tavistock and finds the local MP isn’t flavour of the month, even at the Conservative Club.
#GeoffreyCox #Tavistock @TWDCA1 It’s 2pm at the local Conservative Club. No one wants to provide their name. “We’re told not to talk on behalf of the party,” says one man. “But it’d be nice to see him in here.”
“He’s too posh for us here,” says a female member of the club.
Oct 20, 2021 7 tweets 2 min read
EXCLUSIVE: Police ‘furious’ that a member of the House of Lords was not prosecuted over hunting video.
Lord Mancroft has been a fierce opponent of the hunt ban.
@theipaper #foxhunting @LeagueACS @HuntSabs A spokesman for the CPS suggested there was not sufficient evidence to bring a prosecution against the Peer and other hunt officials following the conviction of one leading hunting figure.
Oct 20, 2021 7 tweets 2 min read
EXCLUSIVE: Sage scientist tells Government to ramp up booster jabs to avoid damaging fourth wave.
Prof John Edmunds says situation is ‘urgent’ and that Ministers need get teenagers jabbed as well as expanding boosters to all.
@theipaper #COVID19 #CovidUK Prof Edmunds: "We need to be more flexible about delivering vaccines to children to ensure that we reach them as soon as possible . . . It is critical that we give booster doses as rapidly as possible to older age groups – and perhaps the rest of us. This really is urgent now."
Jun 18, 2021 21 tweets 6 min read
EXCLUSIVE: G7 summit was ‘super spreading’ event for Cornwall as cases rocket 2,450% after world leaders' meet.
Calls for surge testing in G7 Covid clusters as young hospitality staff fall ill forcing the closure of dozens of businesses.
@theipaper G7 Covid rates
St Ives and Halsetown - 733.2 per 100,000 (+2,450%)
Falmouth East - 600 per 100,000 (+2,000%)
Cornwall & Scilly - 81.7 per 100,000 (+815.7%)

UK average - 77.4 per 100,000 (+33.3%)