Today is World Environment Day; it is a chance for us all to pause and reflect on the importance of nature to our health, prosperity and security. It is also an opportunity for us to redouble our efforts to leave the environment in a better state than we found it for future generations.
First of all, my apologies for the absence of my column last week (for some it may have come as a relief!) but in all the latest chaos about Brexit it completely slipped my mind and then events overtook.
This week I am not going to mention Brexit other than to say that the continuing shambles prevented me from meeting up with student scientists from the Sir Robert Woodard Academy who were invited to a prestigious event at the Francis Crick Institute in London.
My apologies for the delayed weekly look ahead video - drama in the House of Commons yesterday! This week I discuss Brexit developments, my Bill, other Westminster news and constituency matters - including the Adur Tidal Walls Defence works.