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 […]
March 1, 2017

Donald Trump’s fake news claims are dangerous, warns MP Damian Collins

MP for Folkestone and Hythe, Damian Collins, has denounced Donald Trump’s use of the term ‘fake news’ as “dangerous”. Speaking to students at a meeting at […]
March 1, 2017

Wiggins doctor ‘too ill’ to face MPs’ questions over Jiffy bag

The doctor at the centre of the “Jiffy bag” investigation into Sir Bradley Wiggins has pulled out of today’s parliamentary hearing, claiming illness, as he was […]
March 1, 2017

Donald Trump’s crusade against fake news ‘dangerous’, warns MP

Chairman of Culture, Media and Sport Committee Damian Collins attacks US President for use of inflammatory term to deride ‘anything he doesn’t agree with’ An influential politician […]
February 28, 2017

Sir Bradley Wiggins’ ‘jiffy bag’ doctor sensationally pulls out of parliamentary hearing

Richard Freeman, the doctor at the centre of the controversy over the ‘jiffy bag’ delivered to Sir Bradley Wiggins at a race back in 2011, has […]
February 22, 2017

Business Rates Revaluation

The revaluation of Business Rates has provoked considerable interest and concern over recent weeks. This is the first revaluation for seven years, and the new bills […]
February 17, 2017

Fake News: Damian Collins talks to Newsround

February 15, 2017

Commons Passes EU Notification of Withdrawal Bill

On Wednesday last week the House of Commons passed the European Union Notification of Withdrawal Bill; this is the Bill required to give the government the […]
February 12, 2017

Sport’s homophobia problem requires zero-tolerance approach, say MPs

Immediate and tough sanctions – including one- and two-year bans – should be imposed on football supporters who engage in homophobic abuse, a report by the […]
February 11, 2017

Fake news is ‘killing people’s minds’ claims Apple boss Tim Cook

Fake news is “killing people’s minds” according to Apple boss Tim Cook, who is urging the Government to launch a public information campaign to counteract the […]
February 10, 2017

A little help for a friend

Fifty years after he designed the sleeve for Sgt Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band, Sir Peter Blake is working on a new composite artwork made up […]
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 […]
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