Diary - a sad day of remembrance

Cancer has sadly claimed another victim, this time the brother-in-law of my caseworker, Hennie Weld. David Caradoc Weld-Davies was only 56 and leaves behind a wife and two young children.

Diary - special care for those suffering from dementia

Rain, rain and more rain, and just when farmers are bringing in the harvest. So, I abandoned the idea of motorbiking to Weymouth and instead resorted to car. First stop was a wonderful service for those suffering from dementia.

Diary - Sandbanks ferry breakdown

Back from hols and into the in-tray. At the top - the Sandbanks ferry. Regrettably, the ferry has had to be towed to Southampton for major repairs to the drive-shaft.

PR - MP seeks answers to Studland ferry breakdown

Richard Drax, MP for South Dorset, has twice written to Nick Purchase, Manager of the Bournemouth-Swanage Motor Road and Ferry Company, asking for an explanation of the breakdown which is now expected to close the ferry until October.

Diary - to McDonalds in Weymouth

Up early and enjoyed a couple of hours in the office in the cool of the morning. Then on to my bike and down to Weymouth to the McDonalds franchise in Jubilee Retail Park.

W2W - maritime power is important

NAVAL convoys imply a serious threat and the last time we saw them was in the late 1980s during the Iran/Iraq war.

Then the United States resorted to them to ensure vitally-needed oil for the West continued to flow.

Diary -

A new start today. Boris made his maiden appearance at the Despatch Box as PM. Before that my good friend and colleague Jacob Rees-Mogg did an outstanding job in his new role as Leader of the House.