Inspired by young people at the Hive

Last Friday, I walked down the road from my constituency office to the Bexhill Hive - Bexhill’s new hub for creative learning and development for young people and adults.

The Brighton Pebbles group

Supporting parents across the county

Most new parents have had The Panic

In the House with Huw Merriman SUS-151007-132058001

The wheels of regeneration keep turning in Bexhill and Battle

During the summer recess, I’m aiming to cover much of the 200 square miles of constituency on my bike. This would be a leisurely exercise were we to be living in the Cambridgeshire Fens. However, our beautiful hills present more of challenge but it allows me to see parts of the constituency which are less accessible by car.

Alexia Rowley

COLUMN: Why parents are the bright future of our workforce

Alexia Rowley on why parenthood improves your performance at work.


COMMENT: Hidden threat of cybercrime under the radar – but no longer

The humble bobby on the beat is the traditional symbol of security.

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Louise Margaret wonders whether her approach to dieting will take off.

In the House with Huw Merriman SUS-151007-132058001

Schools, pensions and (of course) rail make for a busy week

This week we received the news that the Government is to pump an additional £1.3bl in to our schools. As I have written many times before, I appreciate that School Funding is at record levels but the costs which schools are bearing has outstripped the increases. Only last Friday I was at one of our village primary schools poring over their finance spreadsheets. The future years looked difficult. My usual tactic for a funding announcement is to give it 48 hours to see if the figures stack up. So far, it does look as if the commitment to ensure every secondary school pupil carries £4,800 per year to their school is a good uplift from the present. I have now asked for the same commitment for primary schools and am told it will arrive this Autumn. I applaud all of the heads, teachers, parents and pupils who have formed a constituency alliance to help me push for more, including St Peter and St Paul’s CE Primary School who came up to see me this week in Parliament.

Opinion 1
Dr Martin Warner, Bishop of Chichester

Accountability on earth is vital and must be effective

On Saturday 1 July in Chichester Cathedral, 12 men and women became clergy in the Church of England.

Your Say
In the House with Huw Merriman SUS-151007-132058001

Parliament hears of local road and rail needs

This week, I did my best to ensure that the needs of our local road and rail network were brought to Parliament and aired before the Road and Rail Ministers respectively. I see it as my job to take the cases which the local community bring me and use my voice to lobby for action in Parliament.

Community Champions with Rother Voluntary Action SUS-170623-115535001

Volunteer and Be Active!

On Sunday (July 9), the De La Warr Pavilion lawns will be buzzing with activity for Be Active 2017, an annual event that brings together a host of local sports and physical activity providers.

Dr Rob Marshall

Getting together has never been so important.

So now we know! Brighton kick off their first ever Premier League campaign with a home game against Pep's Manchester City. What a day that will be!
In the House with Huw Merriman SUS-151007-132058001

Looking at priorities to work together

Being returned as your MP meant I immediately returned to Parliament on the Monday after the General Election. It is nice to see some new faces in Westminster but sad not to see those more familiar, such as my colleague from Eastbourne, Caroline Ansell, one of the nicest people in politics.

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Louise Margaret on the tricks she uses to make household chores more bearable

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Sussex PCC Katy Bourne

Sussex PCC's video log: Top ten tips for keeping safe from fraudsters

"In the UK, our population is ageing; the proportion of those aged over 65 has never been greater.

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Alexia Rowley on how to cope with being appraised by a child.

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Fresh Start Portslade was funded by the Young Peoples Fund earlier this year. The group renovated an old public loo in Easthill Park, Portslade and it is now a busy caf where apprentices like Crystal (pictured here) can gain work experience and accredited training.

Applications invited to young people's funds

Being a young person in 2017 is not plain-sailing.


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Happy birthday to me...

Life on Tapp with Blaise Tapp SUS-160516-112125001

What this election needs is a face off

We are four weeks into a seemingly never ending General Election campaign, one which is only creating excitement among avid players of political bingo.

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Archbishops Justin Welby and John Sentamu

A constructive and courteous debate

Last week I was in London for a low-level meeting on Education and was invited to attend the ceremony in the House of Lords in which Parliament is prorogued, prior to the General Election.

The View from The Chamber with Kate Lovering SUS-171003-110619001

Local Councillor Election results

On Thursday 4th May it was the local councillor elections. The results are in and across The Rother area the Conservatives have held onto their overall control of the council after having won 6 out of the 9 divisions that the area is split in to. The other 3 areas were won by 2 independent candidates and a Liberal Democrat.

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