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Robert's Weekly Column - Wednesday 7th March 2018

Like many of us here in Swindon, I was delighted to wake on Monday morning and discover that The Silent Child film, starring six-year-old Maisie Sly from Swindon, had won an Oscar for Best Short Film.

Robert's Weekly Article - 2 March 2018

Swindon is home to thousands of businesses large and small, which means that I am kept busy visiting many of them and discussing the opportunities and challenges that face them. One such business is Nimble Thimbles, a locally owned and run sewing business.

Wrexham murderer to spend longer behind bars

A man who went on a violent spree which resulted in the death of an elderly man will spend more time in prison. Solicitor General Robert Buckland QC MP thought Jordan Davidson’s original sentence was too low and referred it to the Court of Appeal.

Robert's Weekly Column 14th February 2018

Since 2010, the Conservative Government has worked hard to maintain and grow a strong economy that is supportive of businesses and creates jobs. Figures released at the end of last month showed that the employment rate in Britain is the highest since records began.

Robert's Weekly Article - 9th February 2018

Housebuilding in Swindon received a further welcome boost last week, as it was announced that the Government has awarded our town £11.5m from the Housing Infrastructure Fund to speed up building in two major development areas.

NatWest Skills & Opportunities Fund 2018

NatWest Skills & Opportunities Fund 2018

NatWest have recently announced their Skills & Opportunities Fund 2018. This is a brilliant prospect for not-for-profit organisations to access much needed funding. NatWest have said: