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Join me and give up plastic for Lent

It’s cheap, versatile, durable – and deadly. Plastic has come to dominate our daily lives – used in everything from clothing to packaging to engineering – but we are only just beginning to understand how dangerous it can be.

£23m funding boost for new mum's mental health

The NHS has today confirmed that extra funding will be made available to improve the mental health of at least 3,000 pregnant women and those who have recently given birth.

Fix lorry fly-parking to make roads safer

I called a debate about lorry parking in the House of Commons, to urge the Government to build more lorry parks and introduce tougher rules to make sure drivers use them.

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It's Time To Talk day

Too often, it’s left to people with mental health problems to talk about mental health. It’s treated as a taboo subject – something to only be spoken about in quiet corners.

But mental health affects us all, and everyone should feel able to talk about it.

Closure of Kingsfield Care Home is deeply worrying

Families with relatives living in Kingsfield Care Home, Faversham, are very worried. Some people have been in the home for many years and have friends there who they rely on. Others fear they might be separated from relatives when they are moved.