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Unemployment falls again in South Swindon

The number of people who are unemployed in South Swindon has fallen again.

According to the latest figures released by the Office for National Statistics, 982 people claimed Job Seeker's Allowance or Universal Credit in September 2016, down from 1,033 six months ago. 

Robert's Weekly Swindon Advertiser Article - 5th October 2016

It has been a very busy week in Swindon so it is difficult to know where to start when it comes to my column!  On Saturday, I was honoured to open an event at the Ellendune Centre in Wroughton that marked National Older Persons Day.  We seem to be getting more and more of these themed "days", but

Robert's Weekly Swindon Advertiser Article - 28 September 2016

I am sure that all of us in our local community are relieved that Christopher Halliwell has finally been brought to justice for the murder of Becky Godden.  It has been a long and tortuous process since Becky's remains were discovered in 2011, after Halliwell made admissions to the police and led

Robert's Weekly Swindon Advertiser Article - 20 September 2016

My column last week was written before I heard the very sad news about the death of Dr Peter Crouch, Clinical Chair of Swindon's NHS Clinical Commisioning Group (CCG), which is responsible for deciding the shape of Swindon's community healthcare.  As a local GP and tireless worker for local servi

Robert's Weekly Swindon Advertiser Article - 14 September 2016

Parliament is now back in full swing and I have been working on local and national issues as usual.  Few families have not been touched by cancer, and mine is no exception, which is why I was pleased to support the #wearitpink campaign for Breast Cancer Now.  Breast cancer is the most common canc