Parson's Green, Extremist Propaganda and the Internet

Another week, another terrorist atrocity. The Parsons Green bombing was yet another chilling reminder of the threat we face, and the debt we owe to the police and security services who confront it. These recent attacks are not so much a spike as a shift.

Literature Festival, Tour of Britain, John Lewis and more

Many congratulations to all those who helped organise the Tour of Britain cycle event in Cheltenham. So many people, from borough council staff to an army of volunteers, came together to put on such a successful, positive, event.

Chalk Calls for Scrutiny of Prison Deaths at HMP Bristol

Cheltenham MP Alex Chalk has raised concerns about the number of inmate deaths at Bristol Prison. Mr Chalk brought up the issue in Parliament during questions to the Ministry of Justice. He highlighted the cases of three constituents who have died at the prison within the last eighteen months.

New Term

Very good luck to all the young people (and teachers of course!) who are heading to school, university, or are starting their apprenticeship. I wish you every success.

Plastic Pollution

If you were lucky enough to get away this summer with friends or family, you might have headed at some point to the beach.

But whether that beach was in the scorching Med or soggy Britain, there is one grim factor that the coastlines will have had in common – plastic pollution.