The struggle to bring high-speed broadband to remote parts of Somerset - Exmoor is a good case in point - has been slowed down by last week's surprise decision of the partner councils to reject BT's bid to do the work. Tens of millions of … [Read more...] about BROADBAND FIASCO?
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Hinkley C is on everyone's lips in London today as Britain's nuclear new-build experts get their heads together for a special conference organised by the Nuclear Industry Association. There will be progress reports from the companies picked … [Read more...] about Nuclear Industry Conference
This week I resume my place in Strasbourg at the Council of Europe - an organisation that predates the EU, yet harbours some of the most extraordinary bodies within it - like the Europoean Court of Human Rights, much criticised for its … [Read more...] about EU Referendum – what do YOU think?
I am ashamed to tell you that in some parts of the constituency it is almost quicker to send a letter by post than expect an email to arrive safely. High speed broadband remains a pipe dream if you live out in the sticks. This dismal state … [Read more...] about Helping to get better broadband
Last night the Association of Colleges held its annual reception at Westminster - in part to celebrate the success of Bridgwater College, which (once again) secured a prestigious Beacon award - this time for its excellent work for young … [Read more...] about Academic excellence!