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Keeping Our Community Safe

There is no Mum or Dad in the world who would not have been deeply affected by the terrible murders of young people on the UK’s streets in recent months.

Operation Stack

It’s been four years since I was stuck in it, and my mum too, near where she lives off Junction 8.  The ‘Summer of Stack’ in 2015 lives painfully large in many local memories and its spectre generated collective groans of concern from the good people of Maidstone and the Weald as Operation Stack

Meaningful Vote 2

Over breakfast on Monday, I heard, for the umpteenth time, the commentators on the television emphasising the importance of the week ahead. For once, this wasn’t media hyperbole. Undoubtedly, this has been another mammoth political week with far reaching consequences.

Leaving the European Union

I have always been clear, as my voting record attests to, that I believe we must honour the result of the 2016 referendum by leaving the European Union.

KM Column: International Women's Day

2019 marks the 100th anniversary of the first woman taking her seat in the UK Parliament.  There is much for women to celebrate since Nancy Astor’s momentous accomplishment, and what better occasion than International Women’s Day on Friday 8th March this week.

British Film Industry

A couple of weeks ago on these pages I mentioned a much loved movie – Groundhog Day.  Indeed, I recall referring to films fairly frequently in this column and that is because they are one my favourite pastimes.  I spend all day reading stuff for my work so to sit back and be entertained when I’m

International Women's Day

Last year marked 100 years since certain women were granted the right to vote in our country.

Maidstone Bus Committee

I’ll never forget the anxiety I felt as a little girl, waiting for a school bus that never arrived, or even more soul destroying, watching it fly past me without stopping.  It didn’t matter how prepared I was for my day, if I was late for school I knew it would annoy my teachers, disrupt the rest

KM Column: Brexit Preparations

If it’s February, it’s Groundhog Day, and the good people of Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania get to find out if Spring is just around the corner, or still weeks away.  If I’ve lost you already, watch the hilarious 1993 film of the same name, where a TV weatherman gets caught in a time loop re-living t

Maidstone - Business Capital of Kent

Building a successful business was in my wish list from quite a young age.  I tried a couple of start-ups and enjoyed some success before becoming a solicitor.  Then I set up my own legal practice and I knew that location was vital – to be near other critical support services, amidst a strong mar