Swindon Local, Business News and What on Wiltshire

First students arrive for class at UTC Swindon

Principal delighted to welcome young people to new style of education... read more


Be a super hero and get behind Wiltshire Air Ambulance, from 22 to 28 September

Schools, businesses and individuals asked to help raise vital funds during National Air Ambulance Week... read more


Swindon parks up against the nation’s favourite green spaces. Cast your vote now

Two of town’s best loved parks could earn national recognition if enough people support them in an online competition... read more


Swindon MPs take politics pink for breast cancer awareness on 24 October

Justin Tomlinson MP & Robert Buckland MP join the fight against breast cancer by wearing pink... read more


Book a place to discover more about Lydiard Park’s underground secrets

Free hour long walks on Satuday 4 October with Ben Urmston, senior geophysicist at Wessex Archaeology


Swindon Circles appeal for volunteers to befriend an older person

Do you have some spare time to offer to a Swindon senior?


Green Flag Award for Swindon parks

Two Swindon Council run parks are amongst the 1,470 open spaces to receive the prestigious Green Flag award this year.

Residents and businesses thanked after Marshgate fire is fully extinguished

Fire fully put out after successful implementation of multi-agency plan


Wagamama opens in Swindon on 15 September

Renowned pan-asian restaurant opens at the McArthur Glen Designer Outlet


Full steam ahead for new PizzaExpress in Swindon

Get 25% off your food bill until 5th October*


Thamesdown Pirates lottery success for Wiltshire Air Ambulance

Thamesdown Transport's sea fishing club donates £600 raised through playing the National Lottery


Raising funds for Swindon Dressability at fashon show

Sale of pre-loved garments - Thursday 25 September


Business Show at Steam Swindon on 18 September

Important speakers to inspire and motivate


Churchfields Academy Swindon celebrates 50 years with fete on Saturday 13 September

Followed by Open Evening on Thursday 18 September, 5pm to 8pm


Swindon & Cricklade Railway: Blunsdon At War

Popular event showcasing an array of wartime themes - Saturday and Sunday 13th and 14th September


Swindon artists show off their talents at open studios this weekend

Swindon artists welcome visitors again this weekend

Swindon Scene


Old Town Autumn Fayre - Christ Church Swindon

Saturday 20 September, 12 noon to 4pm

Orchestra holds open rehearsal and concert

Royal Wootton Bassett Orchestra invites instrument players of all standards to take part in an open rehearsal on Saturday 20 September.


HomeSense to open first Swindon store creating 43 new jobs

Brand new store opens its door on Thursday 18 September

Swindon councillor raises concerns over future of Shopmobility

Proposed new premises for Shopmobility too small to accommodate the same stock and equipment currently held.

Specialist health and social care website launched to connect job seekers with employers

www.jobsincare.co.uk brings together thousands of jobs across all areas of health and social care

Consultation continues into future of Fire & Rescue Service

A wide ranging consultation to consider options for the future of Wiltshire Fire & Rescue Service is continuing for another six weeks.

War-themed events continue at Swindon Central Library

17 September - talk on World War I Poets by Lynda Warren; 25 September - talk on war photographer Robert Capa by Robert Bateman


Pick your perfect three-bedroom home west of Swindon

Secure your perfect property at Ridgeway Farm

Nursing home celebrates 30 years of care

Ashgrove House Nursing Home in Purton has celebrated its 30th anniversary with a service of celebration and afternoon tea.

SwICC hailed as the PLACE to be

Swindon Intermediate Care Centre achieves top marks in annual Patient-Led Assessments of the Care Environment


The 'Dorset Do' and 'See It Made' Craft Show

Saturday 27 September - Ringwood School


Raise your whisks and don your pinnies in aid of Breakthrough Breast Cancer

Help beat breast cancer with the Breakthrough Bake Off in October

Inquiry demanded on handling of Averies recycling site fire in Swindon

Swindon councillors propose motion to Swindon Council calling for inquiry at 18 September meeting