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Herald Column: May 2nd

What seemed like the whole of the Sussex farming community turned up on a lovely spring afternoon in a lovely part of the South Downs for the funeral of the doyen of the Coombes farming family Mary Passmore.

Weekly look ahead: 29th April

A weekly look ahead, with a slightly less busy Parliament predicted this week. I also talk about the social media companies that appeared in front of the Home Affairs Select Committee, an upcoming report by the Children's Society, the St.

School Funding Debate.

"A secondary academy in my constituency has had to narrow the curriculum on offer to cut costs. The school is unable to meet the demand for counselling—there is currently a four-month waiting list. A small primary school is reducing swimming lessons and music lessons.

Climate Change Protests

"Thanks to the UK cutting CO2 emmisions by 25% since 2010, our emissions are now at the level last measured in 1888 - and if we measure per capita, they're lower than they've been since 1858".

Herald Column: April 25th

I hope everyone enjoyed the glorious weather over the Easter weekend but for many of us it will be remembered most for the appalling terrorist attacks on innocent people on the other side of the world in Sri Lanka.

Weekly look ahead: 23rd April

My post-Easter look ahead, where I discuss the horrific Sri Lanka terrorist attacks, the climate change protests, a #LetNatureSing event and school funding. 

Herald Column: April 18th

If you waded beyond all the Brexit coverage last week there were 2 interesting and very welcome announcements from the Government.

Social Media Reports

Following the publications of two important reports- "Online Harms White Paper" and "#NewFilters", I discuss the role that social media companies play, and the responsibilities they should hold, to protect people - especially young people - online. 

Legal Aid for Inquests Debate

Last week I spoke in a Westminster Hall debate on 'Legal Aid for Inquests', where I discussed the legal representation issues for the families of the 11 men that lost their lives in the 2015 Shoreham Airshow disaster.

Herald Column: April 11th

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.