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We will train more doctors

Today, the Health Secretary will announce 500 extra medical school places for next year – boosting student doctor numbers.

This is the biggest ever expansion to the number of doctor training places as well as on of the most inclusive.

Newsnight - Child and Adolescent Mental Health - 04-08-2017

I appeared on Newsnight to discuss the recent Mundy judgement regarding the lack of bed spaces for a young girl who is has mental health illness. She is due to be released in 11 days, but a secure unit place has not yet been found for her - a situation Sir James Munby said was "utterly shaming".

Great British Beach Clean 2017

The Marine Conservative Society have organised a beach clean from Worthing Pier to Esplanade on 16 September 2017 at 10:30am as part of the Great British Beach Clean 2017.

Plan to reduce air pollution while protecting drivers

Dear Colleague,

OUR PLAN TO REDUCE AIR POLLUTION WHILE PROTECTING DRIVERS

I am writing, on the behalf of Jesse Norman and myself, to give you information on Defra and DfT’s joint publication, The UK Plan For Tackling Roadside Nitrogen Dioxide Concentrations.

Herald column August 3rd 2017

Just before Parliament broke for the summer recess I attended an interesting presentation by representatives from the Coast to Capital Local Enterprise Partnership, Gatwick and Network Rail about blockages on the Brighton London line and what to do about them.

New Monks Farm proposals

Brighton & Hove Albion Football Club, as owners of the New Monks Farm site, have now formally applied for planning permission for this substantial development in Lancing.

Reaction to School Funding announcement

The campaign to get a fair slice of funding for schools in West Sussex continues and just before the Parliamentary recess the Secretary of State for Education announced an additional £1.3bn to be spent on schools on top of the budget set in the 2015 spending review.

The Cult of Proana

I took part in an investigation into Pro-Anorexia - the vast online community that glamourise Eating Disorders.