News

September Column - Derby Evening Telegraph

Recently both our newspapers and television have been full of details with regard to the horrific sexual exploitation of children in Rotherham and the failings of the various agencies there: the sheer numbers of youngsters involved and whom the system failed are both shocking and soul destroying.

PM Statement on the EU, Security & Middle East

Yesterday in the Chamber the Prime Minister made a statement on the EU Council, Security and the Middle East. This is a very important and timely debate following the recent upgrading of the perceived terror threat to the UK. 

Refurbishment of Swadlincote Post Office

The Post Office in the Delph in Swadlincote will close on the 19th of August until the 30th for a major refurbishment. The project will modernise the premises and introduce new counters which will aid customers with an easier, more efficient layout.

Roma's Garden Memorial Dedication

I was touched to be invited to another memorial dedication in Hilton on the 4th of August, a more intimate affair in Roma's Garden by the Hilton and Marsden History Group.

Hilton Meadows Memorial Dedication

Monday, the 4th of August, was the anniversary of one hundred years to the day that war was declared by Germany on Belgium marking the beginning of World War One.

July 2014 - Derby Evening Telegraph

Summer is a time of joy for our youngsters especially when the sun is shining. The school holidays are here and no more homework! For some, summer marks the end of their school or university life, when many goodbyes are said and new adventures begin. I have really enjoyed looking at the pictures of the many school leavers in their finery arriving at school in unusual modes of transport.

July Column 2014 - Derby Evening Telegraph

Summer is a time of joy for our youngsters especially when the sun is shining. The school holidays are here and no more homework! For some, summer marks the end of their school or university life, when many goodbyes are said and new adventures begin. I have really enjoyed looking at the pictures of the many school leavers in their finery arriving at school in unusual modes of transport.