The Sentencing Council has published revised sentencing guidelines for child sexual offences in cases where no sexual activity takes place, or the targeted child does not exist. The revised guidelines clarify how courts in England and Wales should sentence offenders convicted of these offences.

#SpeakOut always and from the heart.

Delighted and was a huge privilage to be asked as a judge once more for the West Midlands regional final of the @SpeakersTrust and #AimhigherWM. 13 incredibly brave and talented students thrust on a stage to speak for up to three minutes on a topic of their choosing demonstrating the huge value of a wellContinue reading “#SpeakOut always and from the heart.”

Arrests after reports of FGM in unregistered Birmingham School

Three men have been arrested in connection with reports of #FGM offences at an unregistered Birmingham school. While investigations are continuing I will be following up on these allegations of this abuse going undetected in our city on children at Council as soon as possible. The full extent of this must be determined and thoseContinue reading “Arrests after reports of FGM in unregistered Birmingham School”

HK Cardinal Joseph Zen arrested under Security Law

The arrest of a 90 Cardinal in HK should alarm Christians and freedom loving people across the world. Others arrested include Denise Ho, Margaret Ng and Dr Keung accused of breaking the National Security Law. Amnesty International called it a ‘shocking escellation of repression.. a callous disregard for the basic right sof its citizens.’

Emmanuel Church Concert

Incredible concert this evening at Wylde Green Emmanuel Church with a striking and impassioned solo of the Ukrainian National Anthem by, 11-year-old Ukrainian Melisa, who have fled Kiev and found sanctuary in Sutton Coldfield. Along with her family, mother Nataly, brother Akim and grandma Galina watching proudly, she gave the final performance of the evening-Continue reading “Emmanuel Church Concert”

Salisbury Gr- Petition to be Resurfaced

Many residents have contacted me asking me why Salisbury Grove is in such a terrible state of disrepair. The roads are managed by Birmingham City Council under a contract with KEIR. As your elected member I can- with your help- petition for certain roads to be looked at, but the decision ultimately rests with KEIRContinue reading “Salisbury Gr- Petition to be Resurfaced”

‘Russia’s Criminal Invasion of Ukraine is a Human Rights Catastrophe‘

@amnestyUK have gathered evidence that shows unarmed civilians in #Ukraine being killed by Russian Forces in their homes, buried in large pits. This is a #warcrime and needs to be evidenced, confronted and pursued. 11 million people displaced in the two months since Russia began this unwarranted and unprovoked aggression. #UkranianWar Please take the timeContinue reading “‘Russia’s Criminal Invasion of Ukraine is a Human Rights Catastrophe‘”

Lost in Translation? “你是中國人嗎?” 我是英國華人. “Are you Chinese?” Yes?

Responding to recent criticism and attacks directed to my friends and I, a misunderstanding has arisen with the term ‘Chinese’ when translated, especially when combined with political connotations of whether people who are ‘#Chinese’ are solely and exclusively from China. This shift and translational and cultural misunderstanding is starting to cause considerable tensions between, shallContinue reading “Lost in Translation? “你是中國人嗎?” 我是英國華人. “Are you Chinese?” Yes?”

HongKongers out again in Harborne for the Conservatives

Out again with a wonderful group of HK friends in Birmingham from our local church campaigning for Cllr Peter Fowler and Harriet O’Hara in Harborne, and the Conservative Party. It was this government’s HK BNO policy which took the bold decision giving those who stood up for democracy, freedom of speech and self determination aContinue reading “HongKongers out again in Harborne for the Conservatives”

Happy St. George’s Day!

Wishing everyone a happy St. George’s Day! Celebrating the date of his martyrdom where he died defending his Christian faith, St. George, slayer of Dragons, renowned for his bravery and strength, following the Battle of Agincourt in 1415, St. George’s Day became one of the most important feast days in the English calendar. ‘Cry GodContinue reading “Happy St. George’s Day!”

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