News - Bob Blackman http://www.bobblackmanmp.com/news Thu, 21 Jun 2018 08:21:27 +0000 Joomla! - Open Source Content Management en-gb Anthony Nolan Trust Donor Registration http://www.bobblackmanmp.com/news/1290-anthony-nolan-trust-donor-registration http://www.bobblackmanmp.com/news/1290-anthony-nolan-trust-donor-registration

Bob joined the Anthony Nolan Trust and Priti Patel MP in Parliament to encourage bone marrow donations from people from Asian backgrounds. According to the Anthony Nolan charity, currently, donors from Asian or other minority ethnic backgrounds make up just 16 percent of the register and patients only have a 20.5 percent chance of finding the best possible donor match.

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null@thequilldesign.co.uk (Manager) News Tue, 29 May 2018 16:35:30 +0000
B's Button Campaign http://www.bobblackmanmp.com/news/1289-b-s-button-campaign http://www.bobblackmanmp.com/news/1289-b-s-button-campaign

Bob joined around 100 volunteers at Stanmore and Canons Park Synagogue to help count 200,000 buttons for B's Buttons.

This campaign began after a pupil in Windermere, Cumbria, who was learning about the Holocaust, was asked to come up with a meaningful way of understanding the scale of mass-murder that took place during the Second World War. It's hoped that once 1.5 million buttons are collected, they will be transformed into a permanent Holocaust memorial.

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null@thequilldesign.co.uk (Manager) News Wed, 25 Apr 2018 13:29:04 +0000
Ramanavami at Bhaktivedanta Manor 2018 http://www.bobblackmanmp.com/news/1287-ramanavami-at-bhaktivedanta-manor-2018 http://www.bobblackmanmp.com/news/1287-ramanavami-at-bhaktivedanta-manor-2018

Ramanavami is one of the most auspicious days in the Vaisnava calendar as it marks the birth of Lord Rama. Bob took part in the celebrations at ISKCON Bhaktivedanta Manor, including special decorations, dancing and discussion on the famous epic, The Ramayana. Also featured was a swan boat, on which the deities Radha and Krishna were represented, and free prasadam (food) for all attendees.

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null@thequilldesign.co.uk (Manager) News Sun, 25 Mar 2018 18:13:08 +0000
Theresa May Comes to Harrow http://www.bobblackmanmp.com/news/1286-theresa-may-comes-to-harrow http://www.bobblackmanmp.com/news/1286-theresa-may-comes-to-harrow

Our Prime Minister, Theresa May, made a visit to Harrow to speak with local residents and support the local Conservative team. She and her husband Philip also made a visit, stopping by popular local restaurant Bombay Central, before heading out to Kenton with Bob.

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null@thequilldesign.co.uk (Manager) News Sat, 10 Mar 2018 19:19:01 +0000
Henry Jackson Society Discussion on Iran Protests http://www.bobblackmanmp.com/news/1285-henry-jackson-society-discussion-on-iran-protests http://www.bobblackmanmp.com/news/1285-henry-jackson-society-discussion-on-iran-protests

Bob was pleased to host a Henry Jackson Society discussion with Iranian-American democracy and human rights advocate, Mariam Memarsadeghi, Co-Founder & Co-Director of Tavaana: E-Learning Institute for Iranian Civil Society.

The subject of the discussion was "Iran Protests: What is the Responsibility of the Free World?", with both speakers arguing that Governments around the world cannot and should not stay silent and should actively support the Iranian people as they strive for democracy, internet freedom and women's rights. Bob has taken an active stance on the issue and has already tabled two Early Day Motions calling for action to proscribe Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) as an organisation which supports terrorism across the region.

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null@thequilldesign.co.uk (Manager) News Mon, 26 Feb 2018 19:49:00 +0000
A New Library for Avanti House Primary School http://www.bobblackmanmp.com/news/1284-a-new-library-for-avanti-house-primary-school http://www.bobblackmanmp.com/news/1284-a-new-library-for-avanti-house-primary-school

Avanti House Primary School has been working hard to create a school library for its pupils and Bob was pleased to come along and cut the ribbon for its Grand Opening. In celebration, the children dressed up as their favourite book character - leading to some excellent costume choices - and they also took part in learning experiences to encourage a love of reading throughout the day.

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null@thequilldesign.co.uk (Manager) News Mon, 26 Feb 2018 19:34:47 +0000
The Dogs Trust #ShockinglyLegal Campaign http://www.bobblackmanmp.com/news/1283-the-dogs-trust-shockinglylegal-campaign http://www.bobblackmanmp.com/news/1283-the-dogs-trust-shockinglylegal-campaign

Dogs Trust, the UK’s largest dog welfare charity, has launched its #ShockinglyLegal campaign to urge the Government to ban the sale of electronic shock collars and Bob has pledged his support to help ban the use and sale of these aversive training devices.

These torturous devices can send between 100 to 6000 Volts to a dog’s neck and have the capacity to continuously shock a dog for up to 11 terrifying seconds at a time. Research shows that physical effects can include yelping, squealing, crouching, and physiological signs of distress in direct response to an electric shock. Yet positive methods of training are reported to be more successful than e-collar use when direct comparisons are made, making such devices unnecessary.

 

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null@thequilldesign.co.uk (Manager) News Tue, 20 Feb 2018 18:30:21 +0000
70th Independence Day of Sri Lanka http://www.bobblackmanmp.com/news/1282-70th-independence-day-of-sri-lanka http://www.bobblackmanmp.com/news/1282-70th-independence-day-of-sri-lanka

Bob received a warm welcome from the Council of Sri Lankan Muslim Organisations (COSMOS UK) at a Special Prayer Gathering to commemorate the 70th Independence day of Sri Lanka, held at the Sri Lanka Muslims Cultural Centre on Whitefriars Avenue. He was pleased to meet with the executive Committee members and to speak to members of the community at this auspicious anniversary.

Also in attedance was the Mayor of Harrow, Cllr Margaret Davine, the Secretary General of Muslim Council of Britain, Harun Rashid Khan, and the CEO of the Islam Channel, Mohamed Ali Harrath.

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null@thequilldesign.co.uk (Manager) News Sat, 10 Feb 2018 18:13:00 +0000