Folkestone & Hythe Express: £400k boost for culture in district

Article by Rhys Griffiths for the Folkestone & Hythe Express - published 24 November 2021 Further cash has been awarded to help support businesses and projects in the district's arts and culture sector which was battered by the pandemic. The entertainment and events industry was hit hard by the repeated lockdowns and government cash has […]

Kentish Express: District's fallen heroes remembered at services

Article by Rhys Griffiths for the Kentish Express - published 18 November 2021 Services of remembrance for those who gave their lives in war have been held across the district. Folkestone's Remembrance Sunday commemoration took place at the town's war memorial at the top of the Road of Remembrance. Hundreds gathered for the service - […]

Remembrance Sunday 2021

Wednesday 17 November 2021 Last Sunday I attended the Remembrance ceremony in Folkestone, the first full service that we have held since before the coronavirus pandemic. This is always an important and moving occasion, as we remember the sacrifices of those service personnel who gave their lives during the world wars, and in all conflicts […]

Autumn Budget and Spending Review

Wednesday 9 November 2021 We have not yet defeated the coronavirus, but the delivery of the COVID-19 vaccine and the roll out of booster jabs have had a big impact on our ability to protect people from it. In the same way, the furlough scheme and business recovery support measures have not eradicated the economic […]

Daily Telegraph: Self-harm is revered on social media, says MP’s teenage daughter

Article by Charles Hymas for the Daily Telegraph - published 31 October 2021 Self-harm is revered on social media, says an MP’s daughter whose experiences have inspired his fight to crack down on tech giants.  In an article for The Telegraph, Claudia Collins, 14, said self-harm content was still “as dominant as ever” on social […]

The Environment Bill

Wednesday 27 October 2021 Over the past week there has been considerable interest in the new Environment Bill that has been debated in the House of Commons and proposals contained within it relating to the treatment of raw sewage by the water companies. In particular concerns have been raised with me about the discharge of […]

The Guardian: Facebook cannot moderate itself - its problems have only just begun

Article by Chris Stokel-Walker for the Guardian - published 26 October 2021 This week will be a long, difficult one for Facebook. Yesterday whistleblower Frances Haugen answered questions about its business practices before MPs in a parliamentary hearing, which comes after another whistleblower revealed further issues to American authorities about the company. Haugen’s testimony has clearly rattled Facebook, prompting […]

LBC: Facebook and Instagram 'allow bullying to follow children home', whistleblower claims

Article by Sophie Barnett for LBC - published 25 October 2021 The committee is scrutinising plans for an Online Safety Bill and is also considering new laws - to better regulate technology companies. Former data scientist at Facebook, Frances Haugen, left the business earlier this year after releasing thousands of sensitive documents about the company's practices. […]

Metro: Facebook whistleblower to appear in front of MPs today

Article by Jamie Harris for Metro - published 25 October 2021 The inner workings of Facebook are set to be laid bare by a whistleblower once again on Monday as MPs in the UK prepare to take evidence. Former Facebook employee Frances Haugen has made numerous blistering claims about the tech giant since releasing thousands of […]

Sir David Amess MP

Wednesday 20 October 2021 Last Friday, like so many other people, I was stunned to hear the news of the murder of my parliamentary colleague Sir David Amess. On Monday this week I attended the memorial service for members of the House of Commons and House of Lords at St Margaret’s church in Westminster, to […]

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