Swindon Local, Business News and What on Wiltshire

Labour shadow minister visits Lydiard Park Swindon

Shadow Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government Hilary Benn supports Labour's campaign to protect town's favourite place... read more


Regent Circus naked, ready for cover up in Swindon town centre

Hoardings removed to reveal skeleton of leisure and entertainment development... read more


New F-35B to make Euro debut at airshow near Swindon

Aviation history to be made at the Royal International Air Tattoo, RAF Fairford... read more


Swindon group bids to protect Lydiard House & Park

Aim is to slow down sale if council is minded to shed responsibility for historic asset... read more


Super secret war plane to be seen near Swindon in July

F35 fighter to make foreign foray to appear at Royal International Air Tattoo


Swindon primary pupils learn how to coppice trees

Roger Ogle, Link magazine editor, takes time out to share his coppicing skills and knowledge with year 5 and 6 pupils from Brook Field Primary School


Swindon Mayor issues statement of resignation

Letter to the borough solicitor


From China to Coate Water. Animals Asia Swindon welcomes charity founder aboard dragon boat

Jill Robinson MBE to take part in races at Coate Water in June


Pictures from the opening of Waitrose Swindon

New retail offer arrives at Wichelstowe


Celebrate St George in Swindon on 23 April

Meet a 20 foot high figure of England's Patron Saint parading through the town centre


Follow the 'tube' map to a Swindon pub

First Monopoly, now Swindon has its own 'tube style' map of pubs and drinking holes.


Historic steam locomotives head to Swindon & Cricklade Railway over Easter weekend

Met 1 will haul the Easter Egg-Spress from Friday 18 to Monday 21 April - come along and see the visiting locomotives and meet the Easter Bunny


Swindon signwriter heads for final of Dulux Decorator Centres Apprentice of the Year

Arkell's Brewery apprentice heads off stiff competition to reach the final


First collection rounds of new green waste service in Swindon complete, as subscriptions pass 7,000-mark

As the gardening and grass cutting season gets underway, residents have started filling up their green wheelie bins.


Jonathon Porritt appointed President of Wiltshire Volunteers

Taking over the Presidency of The Conservation Volunteers from The Lord Norrie.


Battle of the bushes at Angel Ridge, Swindon

Cash for garden maintenance secure


RAF pilots to run 17 marathons in memory of the fallen

RAF Brize Norton pilots to run 447 miles during 14 to 30 April.


Swindon’s art collection receives a boost

Three watercolours by Magnus Quaife are the latest additions to Swindon’s Collection of Modern British art.


Swindon Mayor ruled to have breached standards

Councillor Nick Martin gives his apology for using offensive word


MP speaks out against opportunistic developers

North Wiltshire MP James Gray pressed Planning Minister Nick Boles on the role of the Planning Inspectorate in the absence of a local plan.

Swindon Scene

Dogs walk in Swindon for Cancer Research UK on 27 April

"Best Paw Forward" sponsored dog walk at Coate Water Park Lake


Urgent! Calling all dog-lovers in Swindon!

Award winning business, Wagging Tails, is looking for doggy-carers in the Swindon area

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Centre for British Painting make donation to Swindon Museum & Art Gallery

Adding to Swindon's important and growing collection of modern and contemporary art

Think safety before doing it yourself this Easter

Wiltshire Fire & Rescue Service issues some timely advice to all would-be ‘do it yourself’ enthusiasts


The NFU and Tractor Ted Launch Kids' Competition to Win a Farm for the Day

Encouraging 4-7 year olds to think about where their food comes from.

More Swindon pupils offered a place at their preferred primary school

2,406 applications were made online and receive notification on 16 April

Easter bus services by Thamedown in Swindon from 18 April

Saturday or Sunday timetable for the duration of the Easter holiday weekend.


Easter Sunday event in the Secret Garden, Queen's Park, Swindon

Planting activities, tours of the garden and Seed Swap on Sunday 20 April, 1-4pm


Free orienteering on offer for Swindon families

Collect your free activity pack from local leisure centres and Central Library - available until Monday 21 April.

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Teams wanted for Swindon Cares inter-company quiz evening

Wednesday 25 June, DeVere Village Hotel, Shaw Ridge Leisure Park


Easter eggs up for grabs at Broome Manor

Budding golfers will be hunting for Easter eggs rather than missing golf balls during the Easter Open Weekend (18 to 20 April)


Trek to Machu Picchu in aid of Salvation Army

Rebecca and Lois appeal for sponsorship to help raise minimum of £4,000.