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Diary - selling poppies in Weymouth

In the morning I headed to Weymouth to sell poppies in the square. I met Naomi Turner at 1000. I was handed by collection box and was soon selling poppies.

Diary - meeting a very special lady

A busy morning working on constituency matters and then to Swanage to join Bobby Alexander to sell poppies in the Co-op. Bobby is the branch chairman of the Royal British Legion and every year I join him to sell poppies.

W2W - enough is enough

FOR too long, both former and serving soldiers have been subjected to baseless investigations into alleged wrong-doings.

In the Commons, I and many of my colleagues have been lobbying the Prime Minister to draw a line under this shameful persecution.

Diary - visit to the Tank Museum

Up early and into the office. Routine matters resolved, I headed to the Tank Museum to meet with Director Richard Smith, a delightful man, who has really brought the museum on over the past 11 years.

Diary - EU scrutiny committee reforms

Early morning run and into the office. Lots to do - mainly constituency matters - before entering the Chamber at about 1135 for PMQs. Another noisy session, with Corbyn launching into an attack no tax-breaks for private plane owners.

Blog - New York City Attack

New York City’s TriBeCa area, formerly home to the twin towers, has again come under attack by Islamic terrorism.

Diary - young courage

Up early and out for a run. Finance Bill continued throughout the day. Had the great pleasure of meeting a remarkable young girl in the afternoon at a reception for air ambulances across the country. Maisie Sheridan was 11 when she was hit by a van in Weymouth.

Diary - western relief road

An early start and then I teamed up with my Mum and brothers to scatter my Pa's ashes. This was a very moving ceremony, as you can imagine, and Pa joined many others of our family in Highwood Garden, a place he loved and nurtured.