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Robert's Weekly Column - 1st April 2020

It will certainly take some getting used to seeing how quiet our roads are at the moment, but it has been encouraging to see how all of us in the local community are adjusting. I know that there has been a lot of concern about panic buying in our shops.

Robert's Weekly Column - 25th March 2020

Since I wrote late, I have been working flat out on the spread of Covid19 and its effect on all of us. I have been taking part in daily meetings right through the weekend and continuing with daily Cabinet Committee meetings to help co-ordinate the Government’s response to the Coronavirus.

Robert's Weekly Column - 18th March 2020

Coronavirus is the biggest health emergency in a generation, but I want to stress that the NHS is well prepared to deal with incidents like this and I am assured that the Government has a clear plan, based on the expertise of world-leading scientists.

Robert's Weekly Column - 11th March 2020

Each year 2.4 million adults in the UK, including 7,500 here in Swindon, will suffer some form of domestic abuse. Two thirds of these victims are women, but domestic abuse knows no boundaries can affect anybody in society and is not always limited to physical violence.