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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:

Sex offender’s sentence extended for repeated child abuse

Mohammed Waqar, who was convicted of sexually assaulting a child under the age of 13, has had his prison term increased today after Solicitor General Robert Buckland QC MP referred his original sentence to the Court of Appeal as unduly lenient.

Robert's Weekly Column - 2 February 2018

There was excellent news this week as the latest Centre for Cities report showed that Swindon continues to have one of the best-performing economies in the country. Swindon is ranked seventh in Britain when it comes to the rate of productivity per worker – up three places from a year ago.

Driver who killed best friend now jailed

A driver who killed his best friend will now serve time in prison after Solicitor General Robert Buckland QC MP referred his original sentence to the Court of Appeal as unduly lenient.

Robert's Weekly Article - 25th January 2018

Having met victims of stalking, it is clear that it can have terrifying consequences and make everyday life unbearable. The need to protect victims and stop perpetrators at the earliest opportunity is clear.

Robert's Weekly Article - 19th January 2018

This week's news about the future of Carillion, which amongst other things runs the main service contract at Great Western Hospital, meant that I contacted GWH's Chief Executive and received assurances about the position of Carillion staff at the hospital, who will continue to be paid for the vit