Category: News Features

Kent MP questions Home Office on what it is doing to prevent people crossing the Channel

Article by Sam Williams for KentOnline - published 9 November 2020 Nearly 5,000 small boats carrying asylum seekers have been prevented from reaching the UK this year, it has been revealed. French authorities successfully stopped the crossings in the English Channel as part of their work to reduce the number of people attempting to make […]

Sky Sports: Government should allow grassroots youth sport to continue for children's health, says Damian Collins

Article published 3 November 2020 Grassroots youth sport should be able to continue throughout the Government's planned second national lockdown for the benefit of children's mental and physical health, says Damian Collins MP. Collins, who chaired the Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) Committee between October 2016 and January 2020, has written to the Secretary […]

The Telegraph: Keep Kids Active

Article by Tom Morgan and Daniel Schofield for the Daily Telegraph - published 2 November 2020 Telegraph Sport has launched a "Keep Kids Active in Lockdown" campaign calling on the Government to rethink its decision to wipe out children's sport from Thursday. Epidemiologists, public health experts and cross-party MPs are all warning of a mental and physical health timebomb as activity […]

KentOnline: Robbie Savage petition for youth sports during lockdown wins support of Folkestone and Hythe MP Damian Collins

Article by Chris Britcher for KentOnline - published 1 November 2020 Folkestone and Hythe MP Damian Collins has backed a call from former Premier League star Robbie Savage to allow youth sports to continue during the national lockdown this month. The former Wales international, who played for Leicester, Derby and Birmingham, has started an online petition calling for supervised sports to continue […]

Folkestone & Hythe Express: Grant secures railway's future

Article by Sam Williams for the Folkestone & Hythe Express - published 14 October 2020 A lifeline has been given to one of the district's most popular tourist attractions thanks to an almost half a million pound government package. The Romney, Hythe and Dymchurch Railway (RHDR) has been awarded £470,000 after successfully applying to the […]

The Telegraph: Live army shooting exercise halted after migrants crossing Channel run on to firing range

Article by Jamie Johnson for the Telegraph - published 14 October 2020 A Ministry of Defence shooting range was forced to suspend a live firing drill after a group of suspected migrants landed a boat inside a restricted area and ran onto the site. A reservist unit of British soldiers was shooting at Lydd Ranges, […]

The Telegraph: Backlash gathers over Amazon passing on its digital services tax

Article by Hannah Boland for the Telegraph - published 14 October 2020 Britain's digital levy has "failed" in getting the likes of Amazon to pay more into UK coffers, and ministers must "go back to the drawing board", MPs have said. The comments follow a report in the Times that officials had admitted that Amazon […]

MailOnline: EFL clubs will grasp Liverpool and Manchester United's 'Project Big Picture' like a 'drowning man', warns MP Damian Collins

Article by Charlie Walker for MailOnline - published 13 October 2020 Cash-strapped clubs in the English Football League (EFL) will grasp Manchester United and Liverpool's Project Big Picture proposals like a 'drowning man clutching a lifeline', it's been claimed today. MP Damian Collins warns that the Project Big Picture proposals could delay a bailout for the EFL and […]

talkSPORT: Government should step in and ‘stop civil war breaking out in English football’

Article by Josh Fordham for talkSPORT - published 13 October 2020 The UK Government should step in to stop a ‘civil war’ breaking out in English football, talkSPORT has been told. Damian Collins MP, former chair of the Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Select Committee, has called on Downing Street to act now to save […]

The Telegraph: What next for English football as it faces financial catastrophe?

Article by Tom Morgan for the Daily Telegraph - published 9 October 2020 Jamie Vardy's party was still in full swing in May 2016 when one top-six chief executive offered up a niche view of the Premier League's greatest miracle. "It's a disaster for us," was his cynical assessment of Leicester City's title triumph during […]

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