Support for Business

The government has put in place a wide-ranging package of support for UK businesses and employees affected by the coronavirus outbreak.  This includes support for employers to continue to pay a part of the salaries of employees that otherwise would have been laid off.  An income support scheme fo

Stay at Home Advice

The statement from the Prime Minister last night was one of the most significant in the history of this country during peace time.  To tackle how coronavirus multiplies the government has restricted leaving home to the following reasons.

Protecting 1.5m Vulnerable People

The Government has announced a new package of measures to protect up to 1.5m people in England who are at the highest risk from coronavirus.  This will enable them to shield themselves and stay at home.  People identified will be contacted this week and soon receive detailed advice on behalf of t

Coronavirus update from Ian Levy MP

Coronavirus Update

As the government’s response to the coronavirus outbreak heightens more information is becoming available by the hour as to who is affected by measures to stop the spread of the virus and how.

Blyth Town centre HMO application rejected

An application to convert the former Pal Joey building in Blyth into a Home of Multiple Occupancy (HMO) has been rejected by the planning inspectorate following an appeal by the applicant.

First question at PMQs for Blyth Valley MP Ian Levy

Blyth Valley’s newly elected Member of Parliament, Ian Levy, asked his first question in Prime Minister’s Questions today.

In his question, Ian asked Boris Johnson if he would ensure that the Port of Blyth is among the first to benefit from freeport status.

Exclusive interview for teenager at Blyth youth project

Blyth student Abigail Pattison conducted an exclusive interview with Blyth Valley MP Ian Levy at the Silx Teen Bar, a youth project in the town. During the interview Abigail asked about a range of topics from transport, education, employment and investment in the town.

Community leaders meet to address vandalism in Blyth

Local community leaders met in Blyth today to discuss the recent spate of arson attacks in the South Shore area. The attacks took place in early January and targeted the Blyth beach huts as well as a number of vehicles on the South Beach estate.

International Trade Minister visits Port of Blyth

The increasing importance of the Port of Blyth and the town’s Energy Central partnership to the future of the offshore energy and renewables industry in the UK has been witnessed by the Secretary of State for International Trade, Liz Truss, who visited the region today.