May 19, 2017

Health Secretary gives his support to GP services in Folkestone

Following the announcement that the current managers of the Folkestone East Family Practice will not to continue with their contract to deliver GP services beyond November […]
May 18, 2017

Supporting GP Practices in the Folkestone and Hythe Constituency

GP practices are the front line of care in our NHS, and I will do all I can to support them. There have been concerns raised […]
May 3, 2017

Gurkha Memorial Fund

I was delighted to attend the Gurkha Memorial Fund charity dinner at the Leas Cliff Hall last Friday night. This charity was initially set up to raise money […]
April 26, 2017

Facebook urged to step up fake news fight before UK election

Select committee chairman Damian Collins says site does not act quickly enough and fake news could pose threat to ‘the integrity of democracy’ Facebook must improve […]
April 20, 2017

Collins Issues Election Fake News Warning to Google and Facebook

Damian Collins, chairman of the Culture, Media and Sport Committee, has issued a warning to Google and Facebook that they must work to ensure fake news […]
April 20, 2017

Failure to record Farah drug use ‘inexcusable’

The head of UK Athletics has admitted to an “inexcusable” failure by a team doctor to record an injection of a controversial supplement that he administered […]
April 20, 2017

Damian Collins: The MP influencing the TV sector

Five months into the role of Chair of the Culture, Media and Sport Committee of the House of Commons, and Damian Collins MP has consolidated a […]
April 19, 2017

Folkestone Free School

The Department for Education has confirmed that the Folkestone Free School will open in September 2018 as the successor school to Pent Valley. This announcement delivers […]
April 12, 2017

Positive News from the Care Quality Commission

This week the Care Quality Commission (CQC) has released a new report following its inspection of the Kent and Medway NHS and Social Care Partnership Trust, which […]
April 5, 2017

Triggering of Article 50

On Wednesday last week, the Prime Minster wrote to the President of the European Council, Donald Tusk, giving formal notification, under the terms of Article 50, […]
March 29, 2017

Last Week’s Tragic Events in Westminster

The terrorist attack in Westminster on Wednesday last week murdered the lives of innocent people in the name of an undefined cause. Once again, people’s response […]
March 23, 2017

One of the Coolest Places to Live in Britain

Once again Folkestone has been listed by The Times newspaper as one of the top ten coolest places to live in Britain. This is good timing […]
March 18, 2017

Folkestone and Hythe MP questions whether newspaper editors should also be MPs

Folkestone and Hythe MP Damian Collins has questioned whether newspaper editors can also be MPs in the wake of the news that George Osborne has taken […]
March 16, 2017

The Budget

On Wednesday last week, the Chancellor of the Exchequer, Philip Hammond, presented his first budget to the House of Commons.  One of the most important measures […]
March 15, 2017

Team Sky’s drug admission deepens Jiffy bag mystery

Scrutiny of the “medical package” sent by courier to France for Sir Bradley Wiggins has intensified after Team Sky admitted that the same drug said to […]
March 14, 2017

Margate and Folkestone ranked among coolest places to live in Britain, according to The Times

Two Kent towns have been hailed as among the coolest places to live in Britain. According to new rankings published in The Times, Margate and Folkestone […]
March 8, 2017

The Folkestone Youth Project

The Folkestone Youth Project, better known to its friends and users as The Shed, has been a feature of life in the harbour area of the […]
March 6, 2017

Wiggins to avoid grilling by MPs but doctor recalled

The doctor at the centre of controversial therapeutic use exemptions for Sir Bradley Wiggins will face a fresh summons to appear before a parliamentary select committee, […]
March 6, 2017

Damian Collins asks the Secretary of State about the proposed merger of 21st Century Fox and Sky

I thank the Secretary of State for her letter to the Culture, Media and Sport Committee on Friday setting out the case she made to the […]
March 1, 2017

The Amazing Work of Folkestone Churches Winter Shelter

At the end of last week, the Folkestone Churches Winter Shelter closed for the season, after three months working to support some of the most vulnerable […]
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