Tom Parker from The Wanted was diagnosed with an aggressive brain tumour last year. Since then, he has been campaigning to improve care and treatment for brain tumour patients. This week, he presented a Channel 4 documentary about his battle with cancer and his campaign to raise awareness.
The type of future in Afghanistan for citizens is uncertain but we have to recognise that a Taliban regime that imposes Shariah Law will be very difficult to adjust to for those who have enjoyed certain freedoms that we take for granted (please excuse the significant understatement).
The situation across Afghanistan is of grave concern and the scene is set for more bloodshed, vengeance and unrest. The sense of disbelief and regret is understandable but are we really surprised by the Taliban insurgence once President Biden publicly committed to withdrawing US troops?
MPs have given the PM a clear mandate to return to Brussels to address the issue of the backstop. I have consistently said that I believed a withdrawal agreement could secure the support of enough MPs if concerns over the backstop could be addressed.
As chair of a new group aiming to help those suffering from a painful form of inflammatory arthritis, West Cornwall MP Derek Thomas is pressing for an end to the long wait patients currently have for a correct diagnosis.