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The death of PCSO Julia James

On Wednesday this week, along with other Kent MPs, I met with the Chief Constable of Kent Police, Alan Pughsley, for a briefing on the murder investigation following the death of the police community support officer (PCSO) Julia James. Her body was discovered on 27 April in Akholt Wood, in Snowdown, between Canterbury and Dover. She […]

Kickstart and Employment Hub

Wednesday 28 April 2021 This week I met with Maria Landers, the Customer Service Manager at Folkestone Job Centre, to discuss the Government’s Kickstart programme, which has been created to support young people looking for work, and to help employers to take on new staff. Kickstart provides funding to create new jobs for 16 to […]

European Super League

Wednesday 21 April 2021 On Monday I joined the twenty-seven million people who have received the first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine. I was administered with the Oxford AstraZeneca vaccine at St Thomas’s hospital in London, just over the river from the House of Commons. The roll out of the vaccine is the best way […]

Evening Standard - MPs: Fast-track new laws to prevent English football clubs joining Super League

Article written by the Press Association - published 19 April 2021 MPs have demanded new laws be fast-tracked through Parliament to prevent English football clubs joining the breakaway European Super League. Culture Secretary Oliver Dowden told the House of Commons that the Government "rules out absolutely nothing" and is prepared to push through any new measures as quickly […]

We don't need another football inquiry. We need to stop this outrageous Super League in its tracks

Article written for the Daily Telegraph, published 19 April 2021 Professional football in England has always been about fair and open competition. Teams strive to be the best, with promotion and relegation between divisions marking their successes and failures. While some are more often than not at the top of the pile, overall 49 different […]

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 […]

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