January 27, 2017

Telegraph Cycling Podcast: Tour Down Under, Berlin Six and Damian Collins

In this episode of The Cycling Podcast, Richard Moore, Lionel Birnie and Daniel Friebe briefly recap the Tour Down Under, where Richie Porte won on Willunga Hill […]
January 25, 2017

Active 50

The Shepway Sports Trust launched its ‘Active 50’ programme, on Friday last week, which has been designed to encourage older members of the community back into […]
January 24, 2017

Fishing industry would be ‘finished’ if restrictions are imposed, according to Folkestone trawler Terry Noakes

Fishermen are still trading – but with uncertainty of their futures as proposed restrictions could stop their trade “overnight,” it is claimed. Terry Noakes, the managing […]
January 18, 2017

The Leas Lift

I am determined that we should save the Leas Lift in Folkestone. It is an important part of our heritage, and can play a vital role […]
January 16, 2017

Dangers of fake news raise alert

Social media chiefs could be questioned by MPs as part of a cross-party inquiry into the dangers of fake news. Damian Collins, the chairman of the […]
January 15, 2017

Facebook, Twitter and Google bosses to be grilled by Parliament over spread of ‘fake news’

Social media bosses will reportedly be grilled by Parliament as part of a new cross-party inquiry into the dangers of so-called “fake news”. Facebook, Google and Twitter are […]
January 13, 2017

Folkestone Leas Lift could be saved by Heritage Lottery Fund bid

A bid for funding is set to be made in attempts to try and save a historic seaside lift. The future of the Leas Lift, in […]
January 12, 2017

Damian Collins questions Minister on Operation Stack

As the Minister knows, the Operation Stack relief lorry park is vital for cross-border transport links between Kent and the continent. The owner of Westenhanger castle […]
January 11, 2017

Positive Report from the Care Quality Commission

Just before Christmas, the Care Quality Commission (CQC), the independent regulator of health and social care in England produced its latest report on the East Kent […]
January 11, 2017

Coe turns down request to be grilled by MPs again

Lord Coe has rebuffed a request from MPs that he give fresh evidence to the culture, media and sport select committee, arguing that he has nothing […]
January 8, 2017

MP says government is threatening ability of media to hold those in power to account

A Kent MP has joined critics who fear government proposals to force newspapers to pay the costs of people who sue them could weaken the media’s […]
January 7, 2017

Newspaper legal costs proposals wrong in principle, says senior MP

Plans to saddle newspapers with the cost of legal disputes regardless of fault are “wrong in principle” and could play into the hands of ambulance-chasing lawyers, […]
January 7, 2017

Damian Collins wants more information on Fluimucil from Team Sky

Damian Collins MP, the head of the House of Commons culture media and sport committee, has called upon Team Sky to give more detailed information about […]
January 6, 2017

The Telegraph – MPs should be targeting fake news – not the free press

Over the past six years I have been involved with a number of issues, both as an MP and as chairman of the Culture, Media and […]
January 4, 2017

Happy New Year

  Firstly, I would like to wish all readers a Happy New Year, and best wishes for the next twelve months. If 2016 was a year […]
December 28, 2016

Looking To The Year Ahead

The Queen used her message this Christmas to ask us to draw on the inspiration of our Olympic and Paralympic athletes as we face the challenges […]
December 20, 2016

Terrible Attack in Berlin

We have all been shocked by the terrible scenes this week from Berlin, where 12 people have been killed and 48 injured, following an attack at […]
December 15, 2016

Damian Collins questions Secretary of State about child abuse within football

Does the Secretary of State agree that there should be a mandatory requirement for the reporting of known or suspected abuse for everyone who works in […]
December 14, 2016

Digital Switch On

On Friday last week I joined a special event at Sandgate Primary school organised by Digital Radio UK. Its purpose was to mark the switching on […]
December 12, 2016

Damian Collins questions Secretary of State on 21st Century Fox/Sky merger

At this early stage, is the Department considering whether some of the conditions that Ofcom attached to the deal last time, such as the guarantee of […]
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