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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

MP Takes Political Soundings From Maidstone Students

MP Helen Grant continued her Q and A tour of local schools in Maidstone & The Weald with visits to Tiger Primary School in Loose and Maidstone Grammar School for Girls in Bridge Ward last week.  

Holocaust Memorial Day

I’ve seen and read much about it during my lifetime, but last week I saw the human face of the Holocaust for the first time and it affected me profoundly.  I met some of the few remaining survivors at a Memorial Day reunion; I listened to their stories, I saw some of their pain and I thought deep

NHS Long Term Plan

The NHS has been an integral part of my family for as long as I can remember.  My grandmother was a nursing sister at the Cumberland Royal Infirmary; my mother was also an NHS nurse at the City General in Carlisle for a time; my father trained as a surgeon at the NHS Royal Victoria Infirmary in N

Maidstone Apprenticeship Fair

I was fortunate that I knew from quite an early age that I wanted to be a lawyer. Back in those days there was only one path into such a career which included completing A-Levels and then attending law school.