Christmas

In the run-up to Christmas there are a great many wonderfully uplifting events to attend.  The best, of course, involve children and young people.  As Advent began, I was delighted to take part in the Swindon Special Schools’ Concert at…

Flood protection

Coverage of the Chancellor’s Autumn Statement has understandably focused on the headline-grabbing measures, especially the welcome cut in stamp duty for homebuyers.  However there was an announcement on the fringes of the main statement that will be particularly significant for…

Road issues

There’s no escaping the fact that road works and traffic congestion are hot topics in Swindon at the moment.   The press, local radio and Swindon’s social media forums seem to be talking about little else.  There’s certainly a great deal…