Article - Dementia Support

Mercifully, I have never found myself short of water when crossing a desert - and I have not therefore, had the experience of seeing a pool of water that turned out on closer inspection to be nothing more than a mirage.

Article - Local Councils

I hope that this may be the very last occasion upon which I feel moved to write in this column about local government reorganisation in Dorset.

Increased pay for NHS workers

Using the funds that the Chancellor allocated at the Budget, we've set out proposals that will see wage rises of between 6.5 per cent and 29 per cent for over 1.1 million NHS workers in England

Article - Local Healthcare

As I write this column, I am on the way to one of my regular meetings with the Chair and the Chief Executive of Dorset County Hospital. 

Over the years, these meetings have taken many forms. 

Article - Local Government Reorganisation

I am writing this column not many hours before Parliament debates the Statutory Instrument which (if passed) will trigger the reorganisation of local government in Dorset.

Article - Local Elections

As I write this column, votes are still being counted for the local elections. 

We in West Dorset were not amongst those called upon to vote. But there are two bets I am willing to make.

Official Opening of Bridport LSI

Courtesy of the Bridport and Lyme Regis News


YEARS of hard work, dedication and determination have finally paid off and an iconic building has been officially reopened following a £2m restoration.

5 big reasons to vote Conservative on Thursday

On Thursday 3rd May's local elections, residents across England will vote to decide who runs their local services - and who manages the money they pay for those council services.