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From politics to business and entertainment to culture, Swindon 24's opinion writers, among them poet Daniel Rowland and former BBC presenter Mark O'Donnell, inform and entertain you with their comments on the world we live in today.

Don’t forget about Small Business Saturday over Christmas

The cheesy Christmas songs are already on a loop in the shops and mince pies have been on the shelves since August – this...

Refugee Solidarity March: Emotional blackmail is always effective

On Saturday, Swindon town centre played host to a refugee solidarity march which called for borders to be opened to refugees fleeing the war...

Jim Robbins: I was totally humbled by my Calais experience

"I can't remember a weekend with such a lot of starkly contrasting experiences", says Councillor Jim Robbins who visited Calais on Sunday. Swindon 24 brings...

Today we remember – but what is it that we remember exactly?

Today we remember. But the question I find myself asking is, what do we remember? I could sit here now and tell you tales of...

Remembrance Day: The poppy is no longer a symbol of remembrance

Ten years after the war ended my Grandfather gave up wearing a poppy, he never joined the British Legion either - or attended Remembrance...
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