Consultation - general licences

Environment Secretary Theresa Villiers today (12 September) launched a public survey as part of a planned review of general licences to manage wild birds in England.

Diary - high-tech defence company to expand to Winfrith

I am sure that, like me, you were shocked to read of the rape of an 11-year-old girl on Portland. I understand that two men have been arrested, so I cannot say too much more. But the attack is depressing as well as shocking.

Diary - the assault on democracy continues

It's almost midnight and the never-ending assault on our democracy continues, minute by minute, hour by hour. As I write, the Prime Minister is once again attempting to get round the dreadful Fixed Term Parliament Act and secure a general election.

Diary - reassurance from oil company Perenco

Away from the madhouse and back in Dorset's clean air. A busy day, beginning in County Hall, Dorchester, where I attended one of my regular catch-ups with the senior management team of the new unitary authority.

W2W - shame on Parliament

MAKE no mistake, democracy is under threat with this disreputable Parliament.

Enabled by a biased Speaker – shameful in itself – members of the Commons have seized control of legislation, forcing the Prime Minister to beg for an extension to Article 50 at the EU summit on 17 October.

Diary - a day of infamy

Another depressing day as this atrocious Bill which undermines the new Prime Minister and empowers the EU even further comes to the House after last night's vote.

Diary - MPs trample on the democratic will of 17.4 million

It was always going to be a difficult day back, and so it proved. With the Speaker and Remainers in close alliance, parliamentary protocols, procedures and long-standing regulations were going to be abused, and so they were.