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Posted: 13/06/2022

I attended the Publishers Association Summer Reception on Monday 13 June 2022 to celebrate the importance of reading. This year's theme was "A book that made me".

I am pictured with author Jeffrey Boakye and President of the Publishers Association and CEO and Founder of Bloomsbury Publishing Nigel Newton. It was good to meet Jeffrey, whose

Posted: 08/06/2022

A Planning Application is under consideration by Walsall Council for a "Battery Energy Storage System" next to the Duckery at Chapel Lane on Green Belt . If the Application is granted 28 battery units, each 2.3m tall, would be built on  land  that is agricultural land and has been used to grow Rape Seed. This is in

Posted: 07/06/2022

HM Opposition Day on Tuesday 7 June 2022 was used to debate Standards in Public Life. The Ministerial Code sets out the standards and conduct expected of Ministers, a combination of ethical principles and procedural guidance. If the code is broken, it is conventional that a Minister should resign.

I asked the Minister: "Will he say what

Posted: 04/06/2022

At Palfrey Park there was a celebration of the Cultures of Walsall and a Carnival procession through the streets of Caldmore.

The Circus Raj from Rajesthan led the procession.  There were live bands and numerous stalls. Children had a chance to block print.

Posted: 04/06/2022

The Jubilee Celebrations continued at the Walsall African Caribbean Centre on Wolverhampton Road which provided a warm welcome with a steel band Steel and Sounds. The most delicious homecooked lunch of fish, mutton, chicken and rice and dumplings was made by the Centre and was enjoyed by everyone. The queue for lunch was long. Children

Posted: 04/06/2022

The day started at All Saints Darlaston. Revd Gilbert and the congregation prepared a celebration fit for a Queen. We started with a service of Thanksgiving for the Platinum Jubilee of HM Queen Elizabeth II. Then I cut the cake.  A video was shown of the Queen's life and the hall was full of people

Posted: 01/06/2022

I signed the book to commemorate the 30 Anniversary of the Siege of Sarajevo 1992 - 1996. The Siege of Sarajevo was the longest siege in modern history and saw the death of 13,952 people, including 5,434 civilians. 

Members of Parliament and Peers are invited to sign this book of commemoration marking the thirtieth-year anniversary of the beginning of

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