£4 million Fastershire Phase 2 Announced

Gloucestershire County Council and Herefordshire Council have awarded a contract to BT Group to deliver phase two of the Fastershire broadband rollout in parts of Cheltenham and Gloucester.

Gloucester MP welcomes government draft Bill on animal sentience

Richard Graham MP has welcomed a government drafted Bill on animal sentience published this week. The Bill follows government commitments to enshrine animal sentience in law and to increase the maximum sentence for animal cruelty from six months to five years.

Action on the Ocean and Plastics

Nearly 150,000 rare seabirds – including the iconic little tern and black-throated diver – will be better protected as the UK’s ‘Blue Belt’ of marine protected areas extends by over 650 square miles.

Nursing Pay and the Budget

I fully respect nurses and the work that they do. I volunteer every year with our GRH to learn more about the pressures different people in our hospital face, and NHS Glos Nurses have saved the lives of four generations of my family – so I do value their care.

Register NOW for 30 hours free childcare! says Gloucester MP

MP Richard Graham is encouraging parents eligible for 30 hours free childcare to apply by 30 November to make sure their application is completed in good time for next term. 

 In January the scheme will start to cover children who have turned 3 years old by the end of December.

EU Withdrawal Bill Amendments

I've had lots of emails about amendments to the EU Withdrawal Bill, many of which were withdrawn because the government was listening and adapted their proposals. Here's how I saw it.