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The Comedy Club Swindon - Thursday 17 July

The Official Comedy Club continue their run of famously funny stand-up shows at De Vere Village Hotel

De Vere Village Hotel Swindon Thursday 17 July The Official Comedy Club continues their run of famously funny stand-up comedy shows on Thursday 17 July. Witness Swindon’s finest venue transfo...

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Westlea children win Swindon Junior Good Citizen scheme

1,500 children take part in challenges

Over 1,500 schoolchildren from Swindon have taken part in a scheme aimed at arming them with life-saving skills. The annual Swindon Junior Good Citizen Scheme is designed to educate children about si...

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Chair of parish council in North Swindon steps down after 27 years

Tribute from John Stooke

It’s certainly nice to write about a councillor who is still very much alive and kicking, writes John Stooke, the new chair of the Haydon Wick Parish Council, who pays tribute to Richard Hailsto...

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Witness appeal following attempted robbery in Swindon

Police looking for two attackers

Wiltshire Police are appealing for witnesses following an attempted robbery in Swindon in the underpass between Station Road and the Oasis leisure centre on 22 June, at approximately 4am - near the sa...

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South African cafe in Swindon celebrates first year with a fun day on 5 July

Success from hard work

Ursula Nulliah, who set up a catering business from her home in West Swindon in 2010 is celebrating a year since she opened her South African flavoured East West Cafe at 9 Moredon Road in 2013. Rig...

Croft Primary School Swindon judged outstanding by Ofsted

Croft Primary School given highest accolade by Ofsted inspectors

The Croft Primary School in Hesketh Crescent, Old Town Swindon has recently been inspected by Ofsted and given its highest accolade by being awarded the most prestigious possible rating available &ldq...

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Cream Teas in aid of Swindon Young Carers on 6 July

Riddlers Cottage, Old Shaw Lane (West)

Riddlers Cottage, Old Shaw Lane (west) Sunday 6 July, 11am to 6pm Organised by Ray & Lesley Dredge for The Open Works Foundation in partnership with Care4Kids...

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Man charged with Tom Rogers murder and attempted murder of woman in May

28 year old to appear in court on Thursday 3 July

Swindon Murder - Police activity in Town Centre on Thursday 3 July Tom Rogers (Aulton Thomas Rogers) was murdered a week ago on Thursday 26th June and detectives from the Major Crime Investigation Te...

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Pebley Beach of Swindon named Garage of the Year

Swindon motor dealer Pebley Beach has been named regional Garage of the Year, thanks to its customers.

Swindon motor dealer Pebley Beach has been named regional Garage of the Year, thanks to its customers. The competition was run by national reviews website Motor Codes, which allows members of the pub...

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Swindon recycling charity restores confidence

Ian Howard takes over as project manager at Restore project

Former teacher and West Swindon resident Ian Howard has recently taken over as project manager at Swindon Restore – and is spreading the word about what is available at the charity’s shop....

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Swindon students take on three peaks holiday hike in aid of Teenage Cancer Trust

24 hours to climb 3 mountains

When young people should be sunning themselves in Ibiza, a group of New College Students and lecturers will be taking part in the tough Three Peaks 24 Hours Challenge on 18 and 19 August to raise mone...

It’s official! Babies get best start at GWH Maternity Unit Swindon

GWH awarded prestigious Stage 3 accreditation from UNICEF Baby Friendly Initiative

Good news is on the horizon for mums-to-be in Swindon as the Maternity Unit at the Great Western Hospital has received a top international award. GWH has been awarded the prestigious Stage 3 accredit...

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Film promotes Wroughton Solar Park ahead of public inquiry

Giant solar array on old airfield proposed

The Science Museum Group and Swindon Commercial Services have released a short film about the Wroughton Airfield Solar Park to encourage the public to take action and show their support for the projec...

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New, easier to find home for Swindon carpet shop The Rug Shack

Neil Fisher from Haydon Wick is marking the tenth year running his own business by opening a new carpet, rug and vinyl showroom closer to homes in West and North Swindon.

Neil Fisher from Haydon Wick is marking the tenth year running his own business by opening a new carpet, rug and vinyl showroom closer to homes in West and North Swindon. To be found at Westmead Indu...

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Halifax groundforce team gives memorial garden at Swindon school a makeover

Mortgage advisory staff come together at Uplands Special School

Staff from the mortgage advisory teams at Halifax branches across Wiltshire came together for a day’s hard graft in two gardens at Uplands Special School on 14 May. They pulled up a mountain of...

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Tackling cheap illegal tobacco roadshow comes to Swindon

Shoppers to be warned about the dangers of illegal tobacco at Swindon town centre roadshow on Friday 4 July.

Shoppers will be warned about the dangers of illegal tobacco and encouraged to report the issue, when a campaign roadshow rolls into Swindon town centre on Friday, 4 July. Illegal tobacco is known to...

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Wise up to business at new referral group in Swindon

A new group has launched in Swindon to enable businesses to grow through high quality referral opportunities.

A new group has launched in Swindon to enable businesses to grow through high quality referral opportunities. BusinessWise meets weekly on Fridays from 6.45am at Jurys Inn in Swindon town centre. Th...

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New Swindon advice and information centre opens in historic building

Swindon CAB and other support organisations now under one roof at Sanford House in the town centre

  One of Swindon town centre’s historic buildings, Sanford House, has been given a new lease of life as the an Advice and Support Centre. Designed to help local people in most need, the c...

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New College Adult Open Evening - Thursday 3 July

New College Swindon is opening its doors to adult learners looking to brush up on their skills, study a new qualification or develop a new hobby.

New College Swindon is opening its doors to adult learners looking to brush up on their skills, study a new qualification or develop a new hobby. Adult Open Evening will provide information on the ra...

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Win tickets to open air theatre at Lydiard Park, Swindon

Shakespeare show and a family outing to Alice through the Looking Glass

Open air theatre returns to Lydiard Park with three great performances aimed at lovers of The Bard and also the whole family. And you can win tickets to two shows in July and August (see details belo...

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Swim tutor funds needed to help Swindon special school

Sponsors needed to fund additional instructor for special needs baby and toddler swimming sessions at hydrotherapy pool

The organiser of special needs baby and toddler swimming sessions is looking for sponsors to fund another instructor at the hydrotherapy pool based at the multi-agency unit  at North Swindon Lear...

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Westlea Residents’ Association to meet again in July

Next meeting of re-formed association on Monday 7 July at Delta Tennis Centre

After a gap of 25 years, Westlea Residents’ Association has been re-formed to give local people the opportunity to voice their views and concerns about the area. The next meeting takes place o...

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UTC Swindon countdown begins as students receiving joining packs

Preparing to welcome first student intake in September this year.

UTC Swindon has begun sending out joining packs as it prepares to welcome its first student intake in September this year. UTC Swindon will cater for 600 students aged 14 to 19, providing courses for...

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Appeal for safer car parking off road in Grange Park, Swindon

Resident's worry that irresponsible parking in Mulcaster Avenue could result in a tragedy

Carolyn Arnold from Grange Park is worried that irresponsible parking in Mulcaster Avenue could result in a tragedy. She says car owners living close to the entrance of Mulcaster are parking on both ...

Fun day at St Andrew's Ridge in North Swindon on 5 July

Jovial Monk car park, off Salzgitter Drive

Businesses at St Andrews Ridge village centre off Salzgitter Drive are organising a fun day in the car park in front of the Jovial Monk pub on 5 July. From 10am to 3pm, there will be a barbecue, boun...

Swindon mum chuffed to be no longer puffing for her baby's sake -

Swindon mum quits smoking for the sake of her baby and encourages others to follow

Swindon mum quits smoking for the sake of her baby and encourages others to follow “It really is the best thing I’ve ever done” – that’s how new-born mum Kyrie Dixon fee...

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