Local News

Defeating Coronavirus 8

According to the BBC we now have 268 confirmed cases in Bromley Borough, out of a 331,096 local population.

Defeating Coronavirus 7

I start this post with an apology.  A couple of hours ago I put out advice on trying to protect and detect against Coronavirus.

Defeating Coronavirus 6

I am informed that, as of last night, Bromley Borough has 188 cases of proven Coronavirus. As I understand it nobody has died yet but I cannot be sure of that.

Defeating Coronavirus 5

In 1918-19 the so-called Spanish Flu pandemic is estimated to have killed 50 million people worldwide – far more than were killed in the First World War. Within the UK 228,000 people were killed by it; about 10-20 per cent who caught the virus.

Defeating Coronavirus 4

A good friend of mine is today returning from hospital having had cancer of the kidney and consequently it removed. He is still very poorly but going home from hospital today. When I spoke to him last night on the phone, he said how grateful and lucky he was to be alive.

Defeating Coronavirus 3

After the Battle of Alamein in 1942, the first significant victory of the Second World War, Winston Churchill spoke in the Mansion House about the situation our country then faced. He stated “This is not the end. It is not even the beginning of the end.

Defeating Coronavirus 2

We are certainly living in ‘interesting’ times. Welcome to a completely new Beckenham. None of us has experienced anything remotely like what the Prime Minister ordered last night.

Defeating Coronavirus 1

In accordance with Government instructions and like so many others I am now in isolation and my parliamentary work will be done from my home in Beckenham.

Visting Phonic Stars

Today, Friday 6 March, I visited Phonic Stars in Coney Hall Assembly Rooms. It is a playgroup run by Sam Baldwin which aims to develop skills in pre-school children - particularly reading.

Debate on Worldwide Persecution of Christians on 6 February 2020

The Vatican suggested in 2014 that about 100,000 Christians were being severely persecuted. Open Doors suggests that 11 Christians are killed every day—or 4,000 a year. Christians are probably the most persecuted religious sect in the world.