Happy New Year! - and Parliament is already back in action with some timely debates in the past few days during which I helped to highlight the problems of internet access in West Somerset and the challenges facing our tourist industry. … [Read more...] about Battling for Broadband….and Butlins
The lady in the centre is Liz Truss, Secretary of State for DEFRA. She is surrounded by men in suits, including me. This was the scene today when the new Somerset Rivers Authority, which will take responsibility to deliver effective flood … [Read more...] about Somerset Rivers Authority – now it’s Official!
If you are thinking about Christmas presents please do your local traders a big favour and shop with them first. This weekend marks Small Business Saturday - a national celebration of the rich variety of shops we still have. I will be in … [Read more...] about Make a date
Life in 2032 will probably be very different indeed. Hinkley C will be up and running and the area surrounding may well be a real honeypot for businesses, homes and employment throughout the South West. I don't do soothsaying, but … [Read more...] about Sedgemoor’s future – what do YOU think?
I'm lucky. I can still blow bubbles. Thousands of people who suffer with lung disease are no longer able to perform such simple tasks. The British Lung Foundation is campaigning to get lung health checks included in standard tests … [Read more...] about Blowing bubbles