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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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South Swindon MP praises quality of services at local specialist college

Robert Buckland MP, has praised the work of staff at the local Farleigh Further Education College, run by the Priory Group, following a visit to the site in in Old Town.

Robert Buckland MP, has praised the work of staff at the local Farleigh Further Education College, run by the Priory Group, following a visit to the site in in Old Town. Celebrating ten years of supp...

1 July Swindon Healthwatch meeting to discuss health and social care in the town

At The Platform, Faringdon Road

The next Healthwatch Swindon Health & Social Care forum meeting takes place on Tuesday 1 July, 11am to 1pm, at the Platform, Faringdon Road SN1 5BJ. Speakers from Swindon Clinical Commission...

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West Swindon iron age site at Ridgeway Farm reveals its secrets

Over 100 people find out more about original residents

Well over 100 people took the opportunity to get an insight into a small Iron Age settlement uncovered at Ridgeway Farm  on Saturday 21 June. Housebuilder Taylor Wimpey who are developing 700...

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Win the new Swindon Town shirt as Imagine Cruising becomes the main sponsor

Town to support holidays at sea. Win a full kit and leisure wear package

Imagine Cruising will be the new principal sponsors of Swindon Town FC from the start of the 2014/2015 season. Based in Swindon, Imagine Cruising has built a reputation as one of the UK’s leadi...

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Intel® donates Galileo chip controllers to UTC Swindon

Galileo microcontrollers will help deliver the engineering curriculum from September

Intel®, the US producer of semiconductor chips that power many of the world's computers, has donated 90 of its Galileo microcontroller boards, worth £4,500, to UTC Swindon. With over 107...

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Bus lane enforcement across Swindon from 30 June

Warning signs advising drivers they could be caught on camera

Cameras will begin enforcing restrictions prohibiting most drivers from using bus lanes and bus gates in the town from 30 June. Swindon Borough Council has five cameras which will be moved between th...

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Lego exhibition now open at Studley Grange Craft Village

James turns his life time hobby into 'Bricks 'n' Pieces

Wiltshire’s only permanent Lego exhibition is now open after James Haley turned his life time hobby into something special. James, 38, has spent more than 100 hours putting the exhibition toget...

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Okanagan Hockey Academy ready to launch third season

Academy starts third year of player development in the UK.

The upcoming 2014-15 season will see the Okanagan Hockey Academy start its third year of player development in the UK. The effectiveness of an Academy programme can be judged by the number of student...

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A Handful of Songs - Swindon Arts Centre, 2-5 July

Presented by Ray Dance and Judith Sharp with guests - in support of Goldenhar Family Support Group

A Handful of Songs is a compilation of songs from pop, standards, musicals, operetta and opera - something for everyone. Ray and Judith are joined on stage singing and performing this wide range of m...

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Thirteen hour charity music marathon at Swindon Town FC on 12 July

In aid of Ruby’s Fat Cow Fund supporting the Brain Tumour Charity, CLIC Sargent and Ronald McDonald House & Prospect Hospice

20 bands performing in aid of Ruby’s Fat Cow Fund supporting the Brain Tumour Charity, CLIC Sargent and Ronald McDonald House & Prospect Hospice. Tickets on the door: minimum donation of &p...

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County-wide appeal for charities to apply to be Swindon company's charity of the year

Could you benefit from a £10K boost to market your cause?

Calling all Wiltshire based charities! Could you benefit from a £10K boost to market your cause? A digital marketing company in Swindon has issued a unique county-wide appeal for Wiltshire base...

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Swindon Children's Fete returns to GWR Park

The Mechanics' Institution Trust once again hosts one of Swindon's most historic events on Saturday 19 July

The Annual Children's Fete is on course to fill the GWR Park in Faringdon Road. The Mechanics’ Institution Trust will once again host one of Swindon's most historic events on Saturday 19 July, ...

Lots on this summer at Lydiard Park Swindon

A fun-filled summer season of special events is being rolled out at Lydiard House and Park over the coming weeks.

A fun-filled summer season of special events is being rolled out at Lydiard House and Park over the coming weeks. Vintage cars will adorn the front of Lydiard House on Saturday 21 June, 11am and 4pm,...

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John Lewis Swindon teams up for ‘Story Time’ with Barnardo’s

Story telling campaign with book readings by well-known TV personalities over the summer

John Lewis partners and local authors will take part in ‘Story Time’ with Barnardo’s starting on Saturday 21 June. This fun and engaging story telling campaign aims to highlight the...

North Swindon Locality meeting: 18 June

In North Swindon Library

All residents invited to meet councillors and discuss issues of community importance at North Swindon Library, North Swindon District Centre, Thamesdown Drive, SN25 4AN Refreshments at 6.30pm, meetin...

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Best ever charity total at West Swindon Sainsbury's in aid of Samaritans

More than £8,000 raised for charity in last year

Customers and staff at Sainsbury's Bridgemead helped hit the highest total ever in May when the second instalment of a year's fundraising was handed over to Swindon and District Samaritans. In total ...

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Try your hand at Table Tennis - for FREE!

Link Centre - June 28

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Skills Factory students reach new heights at Link Centre, Swindon

Team building day on climbing walls

Students on SEQOL’s Skills Factory programme have reached new heights in their year long tasters of the world of work at a team building day on the climbing walls at Link Centre. The Skills Fac...

Wyvern Theatre Awarded 2014 Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence

Swindon theatre proud of achievement and delighted by outstanding reviews on Trip Advisor

The accolade, which honours hospitality excellence, is given only to establishments that consistently achieve outstanding traveller reviews on TripAdvisor, and is extended to qualifying businesses wor...

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