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Diary - Gaia's body is found

Spent the morning in the office waiting for a call from Richard Sutherland, Gaia's Father. He called and we agreed to meet at Durlston Country Park car park at midday. I arrived to find hundreds of volunteers being briefed by the police and Richard.

Diary - search for missing teenager continues

The search for missing Gaia Pope goes on. After a busy morning, I headed to Highcliffe Castle Golf Club to speak to my colleague's Association in the neighbouring Seat of Christchurch. After a good lunch, I addressed more than 70 members, who had a mass of questions to follow up on.

W2W - time to stand up for the UK

I SPENT many hours this week listening to the on-going debate about our departure from the EU.

There were many contributions from those on both sides of the House, some of whom do not want to leave the institution.

Diary - search for missing teenager goes on

A sad day as the search for the missing 19-year-old, Gaia Pope, continues. Clothing, believed to be Gaia's, was found near Dancing Ledge and a 49-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of murder. I have written to Gaia's Mum, who must be going through hell, poor woman.

Diary - new railway timetable

Another intriguing day as the EU Withdrawal Bill is debated in Committee for the second day. This time its laws on employment and the environment that are in the spotlight.

Diary - we are leaving the EU

An interesting day, to put it mildly. A run and into the Commons for the first day of the EU Withdrawal Bill. We had eight hours of debate on this Bill and I sat in the Chamber for about seven of those hours.

Diary - Labour's protestations give succour to Iran

An early rise on a cold, sunny morning. Worked through to 1100 and then to London. In the Commons, I climbed the stairs to Committee Room 19 to attend the next meeting of the European Scrutiny Committee.

Diary - We must never forget

Two Remembrance Services today, both poignant and both taking place in beautiful sunshine, although a cold northerly ensured everyone was wrapped up.

W2W - democracy not bureaucracy

CATALONIA’S bid for independence has been ruthlessly crushed.

The referendum has been ruled illegal, nine members of the regional government are in prison, while former leader Carles Puigdemont and four colleagues have fled to Belgium.