Not so keen on Radio 4's Today programme anymore due to its bias, I was listening this morning when the head of MI5 was interviewed. Ken McCallum was fascinating. He warned that recent events in Afghanistan would have "heartened and emboldened" extremists. 20 years after the 9/11 attacks, Mr McCallum said the threat of terrorism in the UK remained "a real and enduring thing". He added that 31 late-stage attack plots were foiled here in the last four years. I wonder how history will treat out chaotic and rushed withdrawal from Afghanistan. I pray that a successful attack on the West in the future was not launched from this impoverished country as it would only refuel the argument and possibly come down on the side of those who say we should not have left. Today, I hopped on to motorcycle and headed to Tumbledown Farm on the outskirts of Weymouth. The 25-acre site to the north of the resort is owned by the Town Council, and several representatives from it were there to meet me, not least the Mayor. Due to a fallen tree and a lady with a puncture, I was a little late, and after following the detour as the fallen tree had closed the road, I was met by Cllr Dr John Orrell, who was thoughtfully standing on the road to guide me into the hidden entrance. Clive Tuck is in charge of the project and, armed with a cuppa, he explained what they were trying to achieve. The aim is to create a centre where children, those with mental health problems, and a range of other users, can spend some time in the countryside and simply enjoy the pleasure of being outdoors. Gardening and growing food will play a significant role, but as well as being educational, in will also be therapeutic. I was impressed and left saying I would contact a very helpful member of the Big Lottery, who would explain how to make a submission for money. The visit took about 90 minutes and was most enjoyable and informative. I had two other fixed commitments to attend to. One was my telephone surgery, the other was a virtual meeting with the Marine Maritime Organisation, which was explaining its plans for Studland Bay, which are controversial. A spokesman went on for some time, reading from a script, before two power cuts ended my contribution! Controversial, too, was the news that Dame Cressida Dick would continue to lead the Metropolitan Police Service until 2024. A number of her high profile critics had sent an open letter to the Prime Minister calling for her contract not to be extended. News on the economic front was not good, with growth slowing to almost a standstill, rising only one-tenth of one per cent in July. Supply chain issues were partly to blame, especially in the construction industry, as well as many workers having to self-isolate due to COVID. The competition watchdog says the Government needs to apply tougher standards to private companies approved to carry out COVID travel tests.