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The system should support parents - not get in their way

Teagan Appleby, nine-years-old and from Aylesham, is wheelchair-bound and can suffer up to 300 seizures a day. Little Teagan was born with the rare condition Isodicentric 15, a severe form of epilepsy. Last year she required life-saving treatment five times in just eight days.

Concerned residents at meeting over Finglesham Fields

Residents concerned about a proposed new development known as Finglesham Fields attended a meeting with me this week. Campaigners are fighting plans for 3,750 homes along with schools, shops, restaurants, a doctors' surgery and a new Dover to Deal dual carriageway.

When a bomber crash-landed in St Margaret's in 1945

Residents of St Margaret's unveiled a memorial to remember when a bomber crash-landed in their quiet village during the Second World War.

The B17 crash-landed in a field behind Nelson Park Road in St Margaret's in 1945 on its return from a bombing mission over Germany.

Let's set the mortgage prisoners free

The financial crash may be over a decade ago, yet people are still suffering. Especially hard-working families who have become trapped in expensive mortgage deals.

Community hub set for Deal train station

A community hub with a kitchen is set to be installed at Deal train station as part of efforts to tackle antisocial behaviour. The news follows a recent campaign by myself and Helen Charlton's volunteer groups Deal Station Gardeners and the Clean-up Crew.

A record of action and a promise of more

The local election campaign trail was a great opportunity to chat to people about what matters to them. Unsurprisingly, there was a sense of deep frustration over Brexit and a strong desire to get on with it – deal or no deal. We need to leave the EU and move on.

Time for real investment in our roads

Steel barriers in the middle of the carriageway. Thousands of cones weaving one way then the other. Speeds limited to 50mph. This is today's reality of the main route to the Channel Ports. The M20 has become the nation's slowest motorway.