Swindon will be one of more than 70 towns and cities across England to share up to £830m to help boost high streets, the government has said.

Chancellor Rishi Sunak said the funding plan, initially revealed before the Covid pandemic, would help areas to "bounce back" through regeneration.

Swindon will get £25m to fund railway station and town centre improvements.

The Future High Streets Fund was part of the 2018 Budget by former chancellor Philip Hammond. Communities Secretary Robert Jenrick said the role of the High Street has "always evolved" and the government wanted to ensure they were the "beating heart of their local community".