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Diary - out & about

Another interesting day on the campaign trail. It ended with another hustings at St Aldhelm's Church in Weymouth. The topic was climate change and the environment. The candidates were asked excellent questions and the event was very well organised.

Briefing - NATO key to our security

Today, the UK will host NATO leaders from 29 countries for a meeting to mark the 70th anniversary of NATO – the most successful military alliance in history, which protects a billion people. Our 2019 manifesto sets out how we’ll keep Britain safe and support our armed forces by:

Diary - out & about

Hustings at 1000 with my former colleagues at BBC Radio Solent. Always good to catch up with old mates. Out and about all day and on to one of my own rural hustings events in the evening. 

Diary - out & about

More news about yesterday's terror incident on London Bridge. The papers report that the man was thought to be attending a conference on prisoner rehabilitation at the Fishmongers' Hall after which he went on the rampage.

Statement - Prime Minister praises London Bridge heroes

'I've just been briefed by the commissioner and the Assistant Commissioner of the Metropolitan Police about the events at London Bridge this afternoon and while this is an ongoing investigation, the police can confirm that this was a terrorist incident.

Diary - courage in the face of terror attack

Some extraordinary footage was taken of what is thought to be a terrorism incident today on London Bridge. One could see members of the public tackling a knife-wielding man before he was shot by police. The courage of those members of the public who took him on is quite incredible.

Diary - out & about

No rain! Hurray! Good lunch at the Con Club and lots of interesting feedback on the door. 

Diary - saying farewell to a very special islander

Mr Portland, as he was known, was cremated today, and many were there to say farewell to Les Ames, a dear, dear man, who devoted much of his life to the island and islanders. The Service at Weymouth Crematorium was wonderfully taken by Michelle Carpenter.

Diary - meeting young people

Out and about and ending with a hustings of sort with young people. It was a fascinating and informative two and half hours and a pleasure to meet and chat to those who attended.