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CNN: Facebook blasted over anti-vax content by UK lawmaker

Article by Brian Fung for CNN Business - published 2 December 2020 A British member of Parliament blasted Facebook on Wednesday over its handling of anti-vaccine content and warned that the social media platform risks undermining Covid-19 vaccines just as vaccination programs are getting underway.  “Today in the UK, the Pfizer vaccine has received regulatory approval and the […]

The Guardian: 'Antiquated process': data regulator on obtaining Cambridge Analytica warrant

Article for the Guardian by Alex Hern - published 24 November 2020 The information commissioner has criticised the “antiquated process” that led to Facebook getting hold of Cambridge Analytica’s servers before the UK regulator itself, and renewed calls for an international approach to data privacy to tackle the emerging threat of data havens. Elizabeth Denham, […]

The Independent: Ban on outdoor grassroots sport to be lifted when lockdown ends

Article by Ben Burrows for The Independent - published 23 November 2020 Outdoor grassroots sport will return when national lockdown measures are lifted next month. Prime minister Boris Johnson confirmed the move in a statement to the House of Commons on Monday where he outlined the next phase of restrictions. Grassroots sport, that has been […]

KentOnline: Kent MPs call on Boris Johnson to open churches before Christmas after lockdown ends

Article by Sean Axtell for KentOnline - published 22 November 2020 MPs are intensifying calls on the government to swing open church doors amid the pandemic for the Christmas period and beyond. The five Kent Tories today joined ranks with more than 70 Conservatives in a bid to forge forward with the controversial new measures. Churches and […]

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, […]

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