First reading of the Borders Bill

Wednesday 6 July 2021 On Monday Boris Johnson announced the Government’s intentions for the final stage of the roadmap out of the coronavirus social contact restrictions. From 19 July we will see an end to legal restrictions, including social distancing and mask-wearing requirements. In addition to these, large events will be able to restart, restrictions […]

The Gig Economy

Wednesday 30 June 2021 The digital economy plays a central role in most people's daily lives, something that has greatly increased during the coronavirus pandemic. Not only do we increasingly use the internet to access services and purchase products, but a rapidly rising number of people rely on it for their work. One of the […]

The Events Research Programme

Wednesday 23 June 2021 The latest information about the spread of the coronavirus in the Folkestone and Hythe constituency is the best indication yet of the power of the vaccine. Over the last few weeks there has been a clear increase in the spread of the virus, which has been back at the levels last […]

MailOnline: MPs follow legends Gary Neville, Gary Lineker and Jamie Carragher in calling for an independent regulator of football

Article by Charlie Walker for MailOnline - published 18 June 2021 MPs have expressed strong support for a new independent regulator in football, but are split over the merits of applying the ‘50+1’ fan ownership model that is dominant in Germany. Politicians from the Conservatives and Labour believe a regulator is needed to ensure fair distribution of wealth […]

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 […]

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