February 9, 2017

Damian Collins leads vote of no confidence in the FA

I beg to move, That this House has no confidence in the ability of the Football Association (FA) to comply fully with its duties as a […]
February 8, 2017

A New Housing Strategy

On Tuesday this week the government set out its housing strategy in a new white paper, published by the Department for Communities and Local Government. At […]
February 1, 2017

Today’s Vote on Article 50

This week the House of Commons will debate and vote on the necessary legislation to formally begin the process of the United Kingdom exiting the European […]
January 30, 2017

‘Fake news’ inquiry launched by MPs

The “growing phenomenon of fake news” is to be the subject of a parliamentary inquiry. Earlier this month, the Telegraph revealed that an influential cross-party group […]
January 30, 2017

Facebook and Google must stop the spread of fake news

There is no doubt that fake news has become a major problem that can no longer be ignored. ohn Adams, the first American president to live […]
January 30, 2017

Inquiry to tackle fake news alerts

MPs will launch an inquiry into fake news after concern that inaccurate information is being spread on social media. The Commons culture, media and sport committee […]
January 30, 2017

‘Fake news’ inquiry launched by MPs

The “growing phenomenon of fake news” is to be the subject of a parliamentary inquiry. Earlier this month, the Telegraph revealed that an influential cross-party group […]
January 29, 2017

Damian Collins: Mr Nice Guy aiming to get the media back on track

Damian Collins MP has clashed with the men running football, athleticsand cycling; yet his dealings with the media industry have been unusually civil since becoming chair […]
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, […]
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