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The Somerset Guardian, 29th July 2020
This weekend, the Government announced that those arriving from Spain to the United Kingdom (UK) will, upon arrival, have to quarantine for fourteen days with immediate effect. In an interview with Sky News, the Foreign Secretary...
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FURTHER EASING OF LOCKDOWN
The Somerset Guardian, 15th July 2020
Recently, the Prime Minister announced that further lockdown burdens would be eased as the country and economy begin to rehabilitate. As death and transmission rates continue to fall, Boris Johnson has given the green light for indoor...
THE NEW MAGNITSKY ACT
The Somerset Guardian, 8th July 2020
This week, the Foreign Secretary, Dominic Raab, announced the first foreign citizens who are facing sanctions for alleged human rights violations in line with the United Kingdom’s (UK) new Magnitsky Act. The Magnitsky Act was originally a bipartisan...
TRADE COMMISSION ESTABLISHED
The Somerset Guardian, 1st July 2020
This week, the Department of International Trade (DIT) announced that a Trade and Standards Commission has, in principle, been established. The Commission will make recommendations for United Kingdom (UK) agricultural trade policy, higher...
MANY BUSINESSES TO REOPEN
The Somerset Guardian, 24th June 2020
This week, the Prime Minister announced that even more freedoms would be reinstated as we enter week fourteen of lockdown. In a statement to the Commons, Boris Johnson told Members of Parliament that from 4th July many businesses...
LONELINESS AWARENESS WEEK
The Somerset Guardian, 17th June 2020
This week (15th-19th June) is Loneliness Awareness Week. The campaign is a poignant reminder of all those dealing with loneliness, whether it is because they live alone, are in ill health or are carers and seldom see others. Feelings of destitution and...
The Farrington Gurney Parish Journal, Summer 2020
As the weather improves and the lockdown restrictions are gradually relaxed it is tempting to try to return to our pre-Covid normal. Instead, we must continue working together, taking care not to reverse all the hard work and sacrifice made by...
EASING THE LOCKDOWN
The Somerset Guardian, 10th June 2020
At the end of last month, the Prime Minister announced that certain lockdown measures would be eased and would take effect from the beginning of June. As of 1st June, people have been allowed to meet up to six others outdoors, whether it is in...
BROADBAND FOR ALL
The Somerset Guardian, 3rd June 2020
Usually, I use this article to discuss the latest political developments but I think it is also useful to bring helpful information to the constituents of North East Somerset. Recently, I had a telephone meeting with Paul Coles, English Regions Director...
POLICE RESPOND TO ILLEGAL RAVE
The Somerset Guardian, 22nd July 2020
Last weekend, an illegal rave took place at the former RAF Charmy Down airfield. As I have been contacted by several concerned constituents, I thought that I would use this week’s article to detail the discussion that I had with Andy Marsh, Chief...