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Pausing Step 4 of the roadmap

Wednesday 16 June 2021 We’ve made great progress this year in bringing the spread of the coronavirus under control, reducing infection and hospitalisation rates, and vaccinating over 50% of all adults with both jabs of the vaccine. We’ve successfully unlocked our economy and society without seeing a significant rise in infections, but despite all that […]

Sky Sports: MPs call for strong independent body to oversee clubs' finances and regulate game

Article written by PA Media - published on Sky Sports on 15 June 2021 MPs have called for a strong independent body with the power to oversee clubs' financial management to regulate football. Damian Collins, the former chairman of the Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Committee, reiterated calls for this to be one of the […]

The Times: MPs need answers from BBC on Bashir and culture of cover-up

Written for The Times - published 15 June 2021 Today three BBC directors general will give evidence to the digital, culture, media and sport select committee, each facing questions about what they knew and when, about the cover-up of the deceitful methods used by Martin Bashir to secure his 1995 Panorama interview with Princess Diana. […]

Defueling Dungeness B and the Boundary Commission review

Wednesday 9 June 2021 This week EDF energy has announced that they will not be resuming electricity generation at Dungeness B, but will instead commence the defueling of the power station later next year. This brings to an end the operating life of a power station that since 1983 has created thousands of jobs and […]

KentOnline: Dungeness B nuclear power station to move into defuelling phase

Article by Sam Williams for KentOnline - published 7 June 2021 Dungeness B nuclear power station will move into the defuelling phase with immediate effect, EDF revealed today. The site on Romney Marsh has been off-line since September 2018 while a multi-million pound maintenance programme was carried out. This work was due to be completed last year but following "a range […]

Folkestone to the fore

Wednesday 2 June 2021 There has been considerable interest in the new variant of COVID-19 that originated in the Indian subcontinent. This new strain, similar to the Kent variant last year, spreads quickly, and there are areas in the north west of England in particular where there are growing numbers of cases. All of the […]

Mace Magazine: Pressing for Freedom

Excerpted from the Westminster Hall Debate held on 27 May 2021 to mark World Press Freedom Day 2021. Published by Mace Magazine on 28 May 2021 World Press Freedom Day falls on 3 May – as a reminder to governments of the need to respect their commitment to press freedom, a day of reflection among […]

Getting back to normal

Wednesday 25 May 2021 We continue to see excellent progress in Kent in our efforts to combat the spread of the coronavirus. Infection rates in Folkestone and Hythe remain at their lowest level since the start of the pandemic, as are hospital admissions for the East Kent Trust. Based on the latest available information, there […]

Irish Times: Lloyd George came around to the idea a truce and talks were better than no talks at all

Article written for the Irish Times - published 25 May 2021 At Euston Station on the morning of November 26th, 1920, nine gun carriages each bearing a coffin covered in the Union flag were escorted to Westminster by soldiers from the Guards regiments and an armed detachment from the Auxiliary Royal Irish Constabulary, the “Black […]

MailOnline: Britain condemns 'outlandish action' after Belarus hijacks Ryanair passenger plane

Article by Will Stewart, Rachael Bunyan and Jack Wright for MailOnline - published 23 May 2021 Britain today condemned 'Putin puppet' Alexander Lukashenko's after Belarus hijacked a Ryanair passenger plane full of tourists by allegedly inventing an 'outlandish' bomb scare in order to arrest a dissident journalist who is now facing the death penalty. Ryanair […]

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