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Cheltenham MP backs Review of Firework Regulations

Cheltenham’s MP, Alex Chalk, has called in Parliament for a review of current firework regulations.  Mr Chalk was speaking during a debate on the sale of fireworks to the public.

The Pragmatic Deal

The moment of decision is approaching. In a few short weeks MPs will vote on the draft Withdrawal Agreement and outline political declaration on our future relationship with the EU. 

Working Together to Fight for Cheltenham's General Surgery

When it comes to the future of our hospital, I believe elected representatives should put aside their political differences and pull together for the good of the town. And I’m delighted that’s exactly what happened this week.

Cheltenham's Losses in World War One

Queen Street in Cheltenham is a normal, unassuming residential cul-de-sac. You pass it on your left as you head towards Gardner’s Lane off Swindon Road. Nothing out of the ordinary. You’ve probably never given it a second’s thought.

The Autumn Budget

This week was Budget Week. Stronger than expected economic forecasts from the independent Office of Budget Responsibility meant the Chancellor had a bit more financial headroom. And he decided to spend it.

Cheltenham's Future as a Centre of Cyber Security Excellence

Silicon Spa is coming! This week the Digital Minister, Jeremy Wright, wrote to me to confirm that months of lobbying have paid off: the Government has financially committed to Cheltenham’s future as an 'internationally recognised centre of cyber security excellence'. 

Funding boost for Gloucestershire adult social care

Cheltenham MP Alex Chalk has welcomed the award of an extra £2.5million to help winter pressures on Gloucestershire’s social care.

This funding will ease pressure on the health system, and follows the announcement of £145 million to improve emergency care within the NHS this winter.