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Canadian Memorial Day service 2018

Less well known than Dunkirk, definitely less successful but certainly no less courageous, the Dieppe Raid, as it came to be known, saw 5,000 Canadian troops, 1,000 British and 50 US Rangers launch an assault on the French Port.

National Citizen Service - New recruits

It was a delight meeting some great young people & seeing the fantastic work they are contributing to our community.

National Citizen Service is brilliant at helping local young people grow & gain vital skills for their future #NCSSouthEast1

Visit to Rampion wind farm

One of the projects I have been catching up with over the recess has been the Rampion wind farm and I was delighted to go to see it at first hand together with my Lewes colleague Maria Caulfield.

Unemployment is at its lowest level for over four decades

Figures out today show that the number of people out of work is at a record low. In East Worthing & Shoreham the number of people who are unemployed has fallen by 927 – a 57 per cent drop – since 2010.

Brighton Main Line Improvement Project update

Today Network Rail launched a public awareness campaign for passengers travelling on the Brighton Main Line who may be affected by a major programme of improvement works designed to reduce delays and provide better journeys for passengers between the south coast and the capital.

Best Small Shop in Adur & Worthing?

I am calling on small shopkeepers across Worthing & Adur to enter the Best Small Shops Competition, which celebrates the creativity of small shops and the central role they play in their local community.

Shoreham Horticultural Society Summer Show 2018

Given the lack of rain it was incredible that there were any entries at all at the Shoreham Horticultural Society Summer Show last week. But as usual the standard of the blooms was spectacular and always puts my garden to shame.

In search of Yellowhammers

It is always a pleasure to visit the beautiful South Downs Way. I teamed up with Alan Johnson from the RSPB to go in search of Yellowhammers as I have been made the MP Species Champion for this bright yellow farmland bird.

Israel/Palestine public meeting

Thank you to all those who came along to my discussion at the Shoreham Methodist Church about the Israel/Palestine situation. It was a very well attended meeting and predictably a lively one at that.