Patel: MPs will not be ‘cowed’ by terror-linked killing of Sir David Ames

The Home Secretary has said politicians will not be “cowed” following the fatal stabbing of MP Sir David Amess, which police believe may be linked to Islamist extremism. Priti Patel visited the scene at Belfairs Methodist Church in Leigh-on-Sea on Saturday morning alongside Prime Minister Boris Johnson, Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer and Commons Speaker Sir Lindsay Hoyle to pay their respects to Sir David, less than 24 hours after he was killed at a constituency surgery. Ms Patel said security measures were being put in place to protect MPs but vowed they will carry on serving the country unimpeded in the face of the attack, which the Metropolitan Police have declared was a terrorist incident. Speaking at Southend Police Station, the Home Secretary said: “We will carry on, we…
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Today we have very sadly lost an incredible public servant…

Sir David Amess was an extremely kind man with a great wit, who would always light up a room. His killing is an attack on our democracy and no elected representative should have to work in fear of their safety. Southend West has lost a dedicated representative, and our country has lost a public servant of the highest merit. It is clear that he was well loved, represented his constituents brilliantly, and was highly respected on both sides of the house. Our thoughts are with his family and friends. RIP Sir David
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Black History Month is here!

Black History Month gives us an opportunity to celebrate diversity and the huge achievements of Black Britons and the Black community. You can join in with national and local events to celebrate. Visit the Black History Month website to find events in the South West: blackhistorymonth.org.uk/listings/region/south-west/#BlackHistoryMonth
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As part of BCP Councils Cleaner, Greener, Safer Campaign we are working closely with all our key stakeholders to make changes…

In this case we are focusing on Poole high street and so along with The Dolphin Centre owners Legal & General, we are excited to see these changes being made to the Kingland experience for our visitors, along with the start of the other street dressing improvements along the high street and soon to be the old town and Quay. To see more photos of what we have been doing, visit our social media pages, on Facebook, Instagram, and LinkedIn.
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RESIDENT SURVEY 2021: Tell us what you think about what it’s like to live in your area, and your views on council services

This survey will provide us with baseline information which will be used to measure satisfaction and perceptions over time.We're also working with Enventure Research who are undertaking telephone and face to face surveys on our behalf. We hope you consider taking part if you are contacted by them. If you are contacted the phone call will be from a 01964 number. Click on the image to continue to the survey page
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Crème de la crème celebrated at first BH Area Hospitality Association Recognition Awards

What a night, what a celebration. More than 200 hoteliers and sponsors gathered at Bournemouth’s Marsham Court Hotel on Sunday, October 3, for the first-ever BH Area Hospitality Association Recognition Awards. The crème de la crème of the hospitality industry in Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole took their moment in the spotlight. The main sponsor was Expedia while the evening DJ and Host was Mark Rush Palmer from Hot Radio. Guests were entertained by Jack Rideout during a drinks reception sponsored by Tolchards. They were also treated to an electric performance before the start of the awards by street dance crew Deviation Dance Family. Tim Seward, Chair, BH Area Hospitality Association, pictured left, said: “The evening was a great celebration for hotel teams after the last 18 months. “Although not everyone…
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Conservative Party Conference 2021 has begun…

#CPC21 has begun today – and now, we’re setting out our plan to Build Back Better and get on with the job. Over the next four days, we will set out how we are taking action to deliver on the people’s priorities, getting on with the job to Build Back Better. We did not go through Covid to go back to how things were before. Build Back Better means we want things to change and improve as we recover. Only the Conservatives are getting on with the job, tackling the long term challenges this country faces. That means taking the big, bold decisions on the priorities people care about – like on social care, on supporting jobs, on climate change, tackling crime and levelling up. This Conservative Government has a…
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