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Storm Ciara and Otterpool Park

This weekend our coastline was battered by Storm Ciara with heavy rain and winds up to eighty miles per hour. Whilst some disruption to travel and everyday life is inevitable with this kind of event, we should be thankful for the excellent work of our highways engineers, the environment agency and the emergency services, especially […]

Our local GP services ?‍⚕️?‍⚕️

Last Friday I met with Cllrs David Monk and Jenny Hollingsbee the Leader and Deputy Leader of Folkestone and Hythe District Council, along with Dr Jonathan Bryant the Chair of the South Kent Coast Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) to discuss the provision of GP services in our area. In particular, we discussed plans to improve […]

Politico: British MP Damian Collins talks tech

Article by Alexandra S. Levine on 02/05/2020. Full article here. During a visit Tuesday to the POLITICO newsroom near Washington, Collins said he plans to press the British government to avoid Section 230-like language in a post-Brexit trade deal with the U.S. That domestic law limits websites' liability for what users post, and its export […]

BBC News: BBC suspends Red Button text switch-off

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-51295430 The BBC has suspended the closure of its Red Button text service after protests, a day before it was due to have started being phased out. The news comes days after a petition, organised by the National Federation of the Blind of the UK (NFBUK), was handed in to the BBC and Downing Street. […]

The BBC must look beyond the licence fee if it wants to hold viewers’ attention

Article written for The Times Red Box, published on 28 January 2020 When the next director-general of the BBC starts their duties in the summer, following the retirement of Lord Hall, they should look back to December to get a clear view of the problems that lie ahead. By this I don’t mean the result […]

Regeneration of Folkestone harbour ?️

Last Friday the Folkestone Seafront and Harbour Company announced that it will shortly start work on the construction of the first phase of the residential development, close to The Leas Lift and the Coastal Park. This will create the first eighty-four properties in an overall development that will build up to 1,000 new homes. The […]

Jobs Fair ? Otterpool Park ?️ and energy innovation ⚡

Last Friday I hosted my seventh annual Apprenticeship and Jobs Fair at The Leas Cliff Hall in Folkestone. This event brings together many of our leading local employers and training providers in an informal setting, where people can find out more about jobs that are available now and places on courses that could lead to […]

Financial Times: BBC under fire over consultancy hired to tackle gender pay gap

By Mark Di Stephano, 17 January 2019 https://www.ft.com/content/79354020-386d-11ea-a6d3-9a26f8c3cba4 The BBC is under fire from its own staff for hiring an employment consultancy to help tackle its gender pay gap because the firm’s own gender pay gap is twice the size of the public service broadcaster’s. Croner was brought in by the BBC in Autumn 2018 […]

Removal of Operation Brock

Last Thursday the House of Commons passed the European Union Withdrawal Bill. I was proud to be able to vote for one of the major commitments of our election manifesto and to see it pass without any amendments. This is of course in stark contrast to the debates held in Parliament before the General Election […]

Brands need to call out social platforms on authenticity

Article by Gurjit Degun, for Campaign, on 8 January 2020 Damian Collins, former chair of parliament's culture committee, has urged brands to call out social media platforms on the authenticity of the accounts that their content is being advertised against. Speaking at the Campaign Breakfast Briefing event in London this morning, the MP for Folkestone and Hythe […]

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