I’m sew happy for our community heroes

Last August, I wrote about an army of women producing scrubs and face masks to address shortages during the pandemic. They’re still at it but the focus of their activities has now changed. At the height of the crisis, they supplied scrubs for hospitals and medical settings and made around 18,000 facemasks but ceased thatContinue reading I’m sew happy for our community heroes

Put right the suffering of those sent to prison

I SEE that former Post Office boss, Paula Vennells, has stepped down from Morrisons and Dunelm following the Court of Appeal decision to overturn the convictions of 39 sub-postmasters, taking the total to 51 quashed convictions with a further 22 under review and others pending in Scotland. More than 700 people have been prosecuted forContinue reading Put right the suffering of those sent to prison

Waiting list must be cut

It’s been a tough year for the NHS. More than 1,000 health workers have died through Covid-19 and the waiting lists are now longer than ever. Despite it all, the dedication of staff and their success in the vaccine roll-out has been magnificent. Boris Johnson promises more nurses, doctors and new hospitals, but with 4.7Continue reading Waiting list must be cut

You can’t beat a good doorstep conversation

After almost a year, I’ve been back on the doorstep. At its simplest, that involves knocking on doors and asking constituents for their views. There are all sorts of ways of communicating these days but I think there’s nothing beats a good old-fashioned doorstep conversation. I’ve been in the Billesley area of my constituency andContinue reading You can’t beat a good doorstep conversation

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