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HRH The Duke of Edinburgh

Wednesday 14 April 2021 On Friday 9th of April we learnt the sad news of the death of His Royal Highness Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh. His life had been one of dedicated service to this country, as consort to Her Majesty The Queen for sixty-nine years, a decorated Royal Naval officer serving during the […]

The Telegraph: Google faces insider-trading claims over digital advertising

Article by Hannah Boland for The Telegraph - published 11 April 2021 Google has been accused of insider trading in the digital advertising market in court documents which claim it ran a programme that allegedly gave it an advantage over rivals. The tech firm-which is battling a US antitrust case over its alleged dominant position-is […]

BBC News: Prince Philip - Archbishop of Canterbury leads Kent tributes

Article published 10 April 2021 The Archbishop of Canterbury has led tributes from Kent to the Duke of Edinburgh. The Most Reverend Justin Welby praised Prince Philip's "unfailing support" of the Queen and for being an "outstanding example of Christian service". The Bishop of Dover Rose Hudson-Wilkin, who is also a chaplain to the Queen, […]

Folkestone & Hythe Express: £580k arts and tourism boost

Article by Matt Leclere for the Folkestone & Hythe Express, published 7 April 2021 A multi-million pound funding package to support arts and heritage groups has been awarded by the government. The funding provided by the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport will help support the arts, culture and tourism sector emerge from the […]

Cultural Recovery Fund round 2

Wednesday 7 April 2021 The Cultural Recovery Fund created by the government to provide financial support for cultural and heritage organisations across the country has been vital during this year of Covid-19. I was pleased to see on Good Friday the announcement of further grants for our area, worth over half a million pounds. This […]

Kentish Express: MP backs overhaul of system

Article by Sam Williams for the Kentish Express, published 1 April 2021 District MP Damian Collins has backed Priti Patel's overhaul of the UK's approach to asylum, which aims to deter illegal entry and break the business model of people smugglers. For the first time, how people enter the UK will directly impact the status of their asylum […]

Hythe Ranges flood defences

Wednesday 31 April 2021 On Monday this week we took the next positive step in our roadmap to lift the COVID-19 social contact restrictions.  It is great to see that grassroots sport is back and that people can once again meet in public spaces and outdoors in their gardens in groups of six, or as […]

City AM: Covid-19, a year on - What we've learnt about teen gambling and video games

Article written for City AM - published 26 March 2021 Every time you pick-up a smart device, you’re entering a multi-billion-dollar war zone, where the battle for your attention rages. Tech companies make money from the apps we use and the ads we see. The longer we engage, the more money is made, and gambling […]

A year of lockdown

This week we mark the anniversary of the first national COVID lockdown. It’s been a year like no other, which has affected all of our lives. Our first thoughts are with the people we have lost to the coronavirus. Nationally it has claimed the lives of 148,125 people, and in the Folkestone and Hythe district […]

The death of Sarah Everard

We have all been moved by the tragic death of Sarah Everard, and the discovery of her body in woods near Ashford. Given that a man has now been charged with her murder and will stand trial later in the year, it would not be appropriate now to discuss the specifics of this case. However, […]

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Pleased to have received my first jab of the Oxford Astra-Zeneca COVID-19 vaccine this morning at St Thomas's Hospital, over the river from Parliament 💉 If you are 45 or over you can book your appointment at www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/coronavirus-vaccination/book-coronavirus-vaccination/ ... See MoreSee Less

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