Cheltenham MP Builds Parliamentary Pressure for Action on Cyber Bullying

Cheltenham MP Alex Chalk will lead a high profile debate in Parliament on cyberbullying on Monday 16th April.  The debate builds on the findings of his cross-party Parliamentary Inquiry into the impact of cyberbullying on children and young people’s mental health.  The Inquiry took evidence from

Chemical Weapons in Syria

After seven years of almost unimaginable suffering in Syria, last week witnessed another dreadful low. Chemical weapons are alleged to have been dropped in two strikes in Dhouma, the last rebel-held town in Eastern Ghouta – one targeting a bakery. Dozens were killed.

Cheltenham's NHS funding success

I am absolutely delighted that Cheltenham’s multi-million pound bid for capital investment in Cheltenham General Hospital has been successful.

Cheltenham's General Hospital

When did you last step inside Cheltenham General Hospital? Perhaps you’ve been a patient in the outstanding critical care facility. Or you’ve been to visit a friend. Or perhaps you are one of the inspiring volunteers who work with such dedication to help deliver the best care to patients.


I love Russia. I speak the language (although it’s rusty now). I am an admirer of Russian literature - from Dostoyevsky’s ‘Crime and Punishment’ to Chekhov’s ‘Uncle Vanya’.

Homes for Cheltenham's Young People

Earlier this week, the Government launched a major shake-up of planning rules in England designed to increase the supply of homes for young people. Some may ask why. After all, last year saw the biggest increase in housing supply in England for almost a decade – over 217,000 new homes.

Progress on the A417

In the 1980s Guinness ad execs told us that “good things come to those who wait”. They were talking about beer of course, but they might just as well have been referring to the proposals to fix the notorious A417 bottleneck at the Air Balloon.