Mercury Column – September 2018

Wow! What a summer we’ve enjoyed this year. It has been fantastic to see the town and seafront crowded with visitors from near and far enjoy everything the area has to offer.

Mercury Column – August 2018

What makes Norfolk such a special county? Why should we all be proud of what is around us? Is it the beauty and tranquillity of our own national park – The Broads? Or maybe our vibrant city of Norwich with so many charming medieval churches that makes the difference.

Offshore windfarm is one step closer

The Norfolk Vanguard Offshore Wind Farm has been accepted by the Planning Inspectorate for examination through the Nationally Significant Infrastructure Project planning process.

Mercury Column – July 2018

Nestled in the leafy Buckinghamshire countryside, the Prime Minister’s country retreat at Chequers has witnessed many historic occasions.

Objection to Pontins plans

This is a copy of my formal objection to the current planning application to redevelop the former Pontins site in Hemsby.

Mercury Column – May 2018

Everyone hoped that the stormy weather had passed until next winter, giving respite for those residents in Hemsby who have seen their homes battered over-and-over again.

Mercury Column – April 2018

There’s a rhythm to life in politics. It’s no different from the changing seasons or the rotation of Christian festivals. The political world has its own yearly calendar that seems to come around and around, year after year.

Mercury Column – March 2018

As I write this month’s column the news is dominated by the appalling events in Salisbury where a military grade nerve agent was deliberately unleashed on two targets, at the same time putting many others at potential risk.

Welcoming “new normal” workplace saving

New figures show that 7,000 more people in Great Yarmouth are now saving more for their retirement because of pension changes introduced by the Conservatives. Auto-enrolment into workplace pensions was aimed to make it easier, and affordable, for workers to save for their retirement.