Diary - Boris takes over as PM

Another hot day. Dentist and haircut first thing and into the Commons. It was Mrs May's last PMQs and it turned out to be a rather bitter one, with neither side giving much ground.

Diary - Boris wins the crown

A very early morning run to avoid a scorching sun and into the Commons for what was an interesting day, not least for Jeremy Hunt and Boris Johnson. I headed over to the QE11 Centre at about 1100 to join the throng of MPs, journalists and Party helpers to see who had won the crown.

Diary - piracy in international waters

Out into the sunshine first thing and then to the Commons. Coffee and papers and then routine constituency matters before attending the first of three Urgent Questions (UQs) on the latest outbreak of violence in Hong Kong.

Diary - police open day attracts thousands

Who could resist a police open day? II certainly could not, and regrettably leapt into my battered Landrover to make my to police HQs at Winfrith. I say regrettably because the traffic was appalling and I should have gone by bike.

W2W - school sport is essential

SPORT was my saviour at school and an important outlet from the stresses of academia, which was never my forte.

It taught me many things which I would never have learnt in the classroom.

Diary - Hammond leads conspiracy against Government

Early morning run and into the Commons. We remained on a three line due to some amendments coming back from the Lords on the N Ireland Bill. First-up, though, I took a long call from the new Head at Budmouth College, David Herbert.

Diary - freedom of the press

Another full day, beginning with my customary run in the park. Seeing members of the Household Cavalry on their black mounts never fails to bring back many happy memories of my military days. A routine morning and into PMQs at midday.