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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 ...


Try your hand at Table Tennis - for FREE!

Link Centre - June 28



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...


Swindon wholesale company raise £1,780 for Cancer Research UK

N&B Foods employees proudly participate in 'Race for Life' at Lydiard Park.

N&B Foods Ltd, a local leading food service wholesale company based in Swindon and Reading have been fundraising for Cancer Research UK via the Swindon Race for Life. N&B employees Maria Yous...


McArthurGlen Swindon Designer Outlet schools poetry competition

Competition marks the regeneration of the historic Long Shop at the centre.

McArthurGlen Swindon Designer Outlet is running of a poetry competition in local schools to mark the regeneration of a historic building at the centre. With works underway to renovate the Great Wes...


Talk and Exhibition on Swindon-born writer Ralph Bates

Presentation at Swindon Museum and Art Gallery, Friday 20 June

In the late 1930's Time Magazine described Swindon-born writer Ralph Bates was "a better writer than Ernest Hemingway," yet today he is barely remembered in his home-town. Ralph spent t...


Call for dress down day in Swindon schools for grandmother with dementia

Boys want schools to support Alzeimer's Research

The grandchildren of Cathy Davidson who has Alzeimer's Disease have come up with an idea they want to spread to all schools in Swindon and beyond. They would like children to be allowed a non-uniform...

Prospect Hospice’s kids' store in Swindon town centre seeks bargain-wise parents

Parents urged to check out its excellent goods

Prospect Hospice’s kids' store, which opened on Swindon town centre’s Havelock Street in July last year, is approaching its first anniversary by urging parents of young children to check o...


Wyvern Theatre and Swindon Arts Centre - New season now on sale

Brochure for Swindon theatres will be landing through letterboxes this week

The Wyvern Theatre and Swindon Arts Centre’s brand-new season brochure will be landing through letter boxes this week. “The Wyvern Theatre and Swindon Arts Centre are truly providing live...


Great war drama at the Wyvern Theatre, Swindon

Rachel Wagstaff's stage play Birdsong from 1 to 5 July

Peter Duncan, Jonny Clarke and George Banks head the cast of Rachel Wagstaff’s stage play, Birdsong, adapted from the novel by Sebastian Faulks, which arrives at the Wyvern Theatre in early Ju...


West Swindon Sainsbury's staff go back in time

Staff dress in period costume to celebrate 145th birthday

Staff at Sainsbury's Bridgemead dressed up period costume to celebrate their company's 145th birthday on 22 May. Customers were greeted by female shop workers dressed in long skirts and pinnies and c...


About Face - Portraits & Figure Studies from the Swindon Collection of Modern Art

Wednesday 11 June - Saturday 27 September 2014 at the Swindon Museum & Art Gallery

Wednesday 11 June - Saturday 27 September 2014 at the Swindon Museum & Art Gallery Swindon Museum & Art Gallery holds one of the best collections of modern art works by twentieth century and ...


The best of folk rock hits Swindon: Saturday 21 June

Party on the Lawn at Prebendal Farm, Bishopstone

A Swindon farm plays host to internationally acclaimed folk rock duo Chris While and Julie Matthews on 21 June at their biennial one day festival Party On The Lawn. Local farmers Rob and Jo Selbourne...


West Swindon neighbourhood a haven of bio-diversity

Thirty one species of flower type have been identified in Grange Park

Thirty one species of flower type have been identified in Grange Park as part of a £1.3 million Urban Pollinator project led by academics at Bristol University. With the loss of wildflower mead...

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Environmental award for The Brunel Shopping Centre

Swindon shopping centre gains silver status in the Green Achiever scheme.

The Brunel shopping centre in Swindon has become one of only a few shopping centres in the UK to gain silver status in the Green Achiever scheme. The scheme has been designed to help businesses boost...


North Swindon MP backs ‘Chip it, Check it’ campaign

Kennel Club launch microchipping month in advance of law change

Over 8,000 dogs euthanised each year because their owner cannot be found - but they could be saved if dog owners ‘Chip it, Check it’ say Justin Tomlinson MP, the Kennel Club and Lord de Ma...

Young Swindon sprinters to show their speed for Linford Christie on 14 June

Budding athletes can show a clean pair of heels to shoppers at town centre street athletics

Budding athletes will aim to show a clean pair of heels to shoppers when they take part in the latest Street Athletics event in the town centre on Saturday. The free youth engagement programme is run...


Roadshow about forced marriage on Friday 27 June in North Swindon

Awareness raising event in Haydon Wick

A chance book purchase for holiday reading introduced Debbie McGaw to the work of Jasvinder Sanghera CBE and her charity Karma Nirvana which supports victims of honour based violence and forced marria...


Tickets on sale for Wessex Male Choir Summer Concert at Steam, Swindon

Plus, appearance at Designer Outlet Shopping Centre on Saturday 14 June

Wessex Male Choir, under their new Musical Director, Katrine Reimers, will present their 13th annual summer concert at Steam, Museum of the Great Western Railway, on Saturday 5 July, 7.30pm. This int...


Swindon Mela cancelled for 2014

Free festival won't take place this year

A letter has been sent to supporters of the Swindon Mela saying that due a number of reasons the free and very popular celebration of south asian culture will not take place in 2014. The event which ...

Facebook tips for SMEs at Swindon’s Networking Hub on 18 June

Basepoint Swindon, 12 noon to 2pm

On Wednesday 18 June, Basepoint Swindon will be hosting another one of its popular networking events, which is open to all local businesses and Basepoint licensees. The event will provide the opportu...


Saving Shaw Forest in West Swindon. Looking back to 2004

Pictures from the Link magazine archive

SwindonLink featured the tenth anniversary of a visit by top environmentalist Jonathon Porrit to Swindon Festival of Literature in May 2014, on the tenth anniversary of his 2004 visit when he took tim...


Open gardens across Swindon in June

West Swindon, Blunsdon & Twigs at Cheney Manor

West Swindon open gardens in aid of SMASH & Wiltshire Wildlife Trust on Saturday 14 and Sunday 15 June. Now in its 12th year, the event has raised over £24,000. The 2014 proceeds will b...

21 June fun run and summer fete in Swindon Old Town

11am to 2.30pm at Lethbridge Primary School

Lethbridge Primary School in Old Town holds it annual fete and 10K fun run on Saturday 21 June. The fun run starts at 11am, while the fete, from 11am to 2.30pm, hosts over 25 stalls, featuring an ext...


West Swindon residents mark D Day with music

98 year old Jean recalls life 70 years ago

People in Toothill marked D-Day by taking part in an afternoon of music and dance with a 1940s theme, helped by musicians of the Swindon University of the Third Age (U3A) band who gave the event a Gle...