Hastings Observer Column 23 June

It is difficult to take in the full horror of the tragedy which took place at Grenfell Tower last week. Every memory of survivors or emergency responders adds harrowing new details to this truly awful event.

Hastings Observer Column 28 April

It was a fantastic honour to be appointed Home Secretary last year. My first duty in this role, and the priority of any government, is to ensure the security of our country and the safety of everyone living here.

Hastings Observer Column 14 April

In 2016 we celebrated our rich history with a full calendar of festivals and events to mark the 950th anniversary of the Battle of Hastings.

In 2017 we are looking to the future and the potential our area has for growth and regeneration.

Hastings Observer Column 31 March

Last week in Westminster we saw our emergency services at their very best. Their response to the terror attack was exceptional in both its speed and its professionalism.

Tragically, they lost one of their own.

International Women's Day - Hastings Observer Column

For decades the 8th March has brought people together to fight and campaign for a more inclusive and equal world. International Women’s Day is marked across the globe. It is a time to reflect on what progress has been made and to focus on where more needs to be done.

Hastings Observer Column 3 February

Freedom of speech, freedom of worship, the rule of law and equal rights – these principles underpin how we live our lives and how we define our society, they enable us to celebrate diversity and come together as one.

Hastings Observer Column 6 January

Homelessness is one of the great social injustices. We must do all we can to protect those at risk of sleeping rough and those already living on the streets.

Hastings Observer Column 9 December

There are few institutions as important to us as the NHS. It’s not just what we rely on in an emergency or when we’re sick, it is also a central part of our national character.

Hastings Observer Column

Today (Friday 25 November) is White Ribbon Day which highlights the global movement to put a stop to violence against women and girls.

In the UK, 1.3 million women are victims of domestic abuse every year and, in 2014-15, 81 women were killed by a current or former partner.


This weekend we will pause to remember those who have given their lives serving our country in the armed forces.