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22nd March

This week, this column could not be about anything other than the terrible events of last Wednesday afternoon in Westminster.

Napton Village Stores

We all know that village shops are important but sometimes I expect the owners might like to be told how valued they are and the vital services they provide in a rural community recognised.

International Women's Day

Last week it was International Women's Day, a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women.

Loneliness

For the first time, Members of Parliament, policy makers and a number of leading organisations and charities have come together to expose the growing crisis of loneliness and find ways to tackle it.  Before her tragic death almost one year ago, my former colleague Jo Cox recognised this in her co

England's Literacy Levels

The National Literary Trust and Experion have this week released analysis about England’s literacy levels.

EU Referendum

I voted to remain in the EU, so I am disappointed by the outcome of the referendum, but I believe strongly that it must be respected. A clear majority of the electorate in the United Kingdom as a whole voted to leave.

Coventry City of Culture 2021 Bid

I am pleased to support Coventry’s bid to become the City of Culture 2021.  Run by Coventry City Culture of Trust, the title could bring millions to the local economy and significant social benefits.  

Commonwealth War Graves Commission Opportunity

2017 will mark the Centenary of the Battle of Passchendaele, one of the bloodiest battles of World War One. Officially known as the Third Battle of Ypres, Passchendaele was fought from 31st July to 6th November 1917 in the West Flanders region of Northern Belgium.

Happy New Year

As we leave 2016, perhaps the most unpredictable year in living memory, my New Year’s resolution is to make no more predictions.

Visit to the Kenilworth Delivery Office

Last Friday I visited the Kenilworth Delivery Office to see first-hand the operation of delivering Christmas post and to pass on season’s greetings to staff. When I arrived at the local office at 7AM staff were already hard at work.