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Swindon hockey academy offers daily training and an education. Try out weekend 10 & 11 May

Register for free opportunity for stars of the future

  Okanagan Hockey Academy UK is holding a free try-out camp at Link Centre on Saturday 10 and Sunday 11 May, ahead of the 2014-2015 season. After a successful second year, OHA ...


John Lewis at home Swindon 150th anniversary weekend: 3 to 5 May

Celebrating ‘a better way of doing business’

This summer John Lewis is celebrating it's 150th anniversary with special events and activities in all shops across Britain. In Swindon on Saturday 3 to Monday 5 May John Lewis at home Swindon - righ...


First new homes are now on sale at Ridgeway Farm in Swindon

High quality Taylor Wimpey homes on sale at West Point and Greenfields developments

There’s a superb selection of high-quality homes now on sale at two Taylor Wimpey developments in the exciting new community of Ridgeway Farm in Swindon, Wiltshire, writes Rob Webb. West Point ...


South Swindon MP meets residents on a bus, Friday 2 May

Robert Buckland gets on board during Catch A Bus Week

Robert Buckland, MP for South Swindon, will be holding his regular residents' surgery on board a Thamesdown Transport bus. To mark Catch the Bus Week, Robert will be meeting people on a vehicle par...


Swindon LaserQuest hosts fundraising night for CALM on 13 May

Special prices in aid of Children's Cancer and Leukaemia Movement at West Swindon venue

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New Westlea Beaver colony and Cub pack planned

Open Evening for parents and children - Wednesday 7 May

There’s an open evening on Wednesday 7 May for parents and children to recruit new members to join Beavers for 6 to 8 year olds and Cubs for 8 to 10½ year olds. The talk about scouting a...


Roll up! Roll up! West Swindon school puts on real circus show on Monday 2 June

Big top to be put up in the school field at Westlea Primary

Westlea Primary School’s fundraising chairperson Penny Atherton is leaving her post after nine years of organising all sorts of events to raise money for the school – and what better swan ...


Waitrose sponsors Swindon school fundraising run

Registration open for 5k run

The brand new Waitrose Swindon in Wichelstowe is supporting the annual five-mile multi-terrain run - the Commonweal 5 - organised by The Commonweal School’s PTA on 18 May to raise money for the ...


Bangs, booms & flames at energy show in Swindon on 19 & 20 May

The Science Museum UK electrifying energy show is back on the road, visiting 30 venues around the country - including The Wyvern Theatre, Swindon on 19 and 20 May. Reviewers of the first specially co...


Celebrating 20 years of Basepoint, in Swindon

Plaque marks two decades since first business centre opened

South Swindon MP Robert Buckland unveiled a commemorative plaque to mark the twentieth year since the first Basepoint Business Centre was first established in Romsey, Hampshire. Since then Basepoin...

30 April meeting in Old Town for a Better Swindon

Public Meeting - Wednesday 30 April, Croft Leisure Centre, Old Town

As the local elections loom on 22 May, the group which is calling on the way Swindon Council is run to be more transparent and accountable to the town’s electorate, will hold a public meeting on...

Celebrity Guests take centre stage at The Brunel’s Bank Holiday Flour Festival

Home and gardens will be the talk of the town this May bank holiday when The Brunel hosts the Flour Festival on the weekend of 3rd - 4th May.

Home and gardens will be the talk of the town this May bank holiday when The Brunel hosts the Flour Festival on the weekend of 3rd - 4th May. A dedicated marquee in Wharf Green will be the stage for ...

Prince’s course for 18 - 30 year olds in Swindon

Information session takes place on Tuesday 29 April

The Prince’s Trust is holding a 4 day Explore Enterprise course at the Pilgrim Centre in Regent Street from Tuesday 6 to Friday 9 May. The course is accessible, fun and interactive and aimed at...


New team in place to manage North Swindon school

Interim principal and executive principal in place for 12 months

Two new and highly experienced leaders have been appointed to Nova Hreod Academy to replace headteacher Julie Tridgell who announced in February 2014 that she intended to take some time out to refresh...


Rethinking Dyslexia film at Swindon Central Library

Screening by Swindon Dyslexia - Specific Learning Difficulties Service (SpLD) in partnership with Swindon Film Society

A film which aims to inspire people with dyslexia will be screened at the Swindon Central Library on Wednesday 30 April, 7.30pm. The Big Picture: Rethinking Dyslexia will be shown by the Swindon Dysl...

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See the treasures of ancient Swindon church on Sunday 27 April

History lovers invited to visit St Mary’s Church in Lydiard Park on selected dates until the end of June

History lovers have cause to celebrate after St Mary’s Church in Lydiard Park has been removed from the English Heritage Buildings and Structures At Risk Register, following completion of the f...

Choral Evensongs: Christ Church, Cricklade Street, Old Town

Cathedral style Choral Evensong sung by Christ Church Choir on Sundays 11 May, 8 June, 13 July, 12 October and 9 November.

Christ Church Choir will be singing cathedral style Choral Evensong at Christ Church on Sunday evenings five times during the remainder of 2014. The dates are Sundays 11 May, 8 June, 13 July (at 4pm)...


Pictures from St George's Day parade in Swindon

20 foot figure escorted by children through town centre

A 20 foot high figure of England’s Patron Saint was paraded through the town centre to commemorate the Feast of St. George on 23 April. The giant mannikin was accompanied by up to 100 school ch...


Oakhurst Primary School in North Swindon celebrates diversity through colourful artwork thanks to Dulux

Oakhurst Primary School has unveiled a bright mural, inspired and designed by its students to celebrate its Diversity Week, thanks to a generous paint donation from the Dulux Let’s Colour Projec...


Singing nursery rhymes makes happier, more content children in Swindon

Musical Minis Swindon and North Wiltshire welcomes new report by Oxford University and the Open University

Local children's music group is helping produce happier, more content, better developed children - its official! Chrissie Rolls, owner of Musical Minis Swindon and North Wiltshire, has welcomed a rep...


Planning for December's festive market in Swindon

inSwindon BID Company want market stall holders, independent businesses and people who sell unique gifts to get in touch.

inSwindon BID Company are calling for all stall holders to get involved in their 2014 Festive Market! Running from 4 to 21 December, chalets will be available to hire in the town centre. “We a...


South Swindon MP Robert Buckland to mark 20 years of Basepoint Centres on 28 April

Pioneer of managed business, innovation and enterprises centres marks two decades

On 28 April, South Swindon MP Robert Buckland will be unveiling a commemorative plaque to mark the twentieth year since the first Basepoint Business Centre was first established in Romsey, Hampshire. ...

Living Wage campaign for Swindon's lowest earners on 26 April

Swindon Equality Group will urge shoppers to join campaign in Brunel Arcade

On Saturday 26 April Swindon Equality Group will be urging shoppers at the Brunel Arcade to join the campaign for the Living Wage and greater income equality both locally and nationally. Currently em...


ABBA reunion at Wyvern Theatre, Swindon - Thursday 15 May

World class international ABBA Tribute Show coming to town

2014, sees the celebratory 40th ABBA anniversary of their timeless classic ‘Waterloo’. ABBA REUNION, the World Class International live ABBA Tribute Show is coming to Swindon's Wyvern The...


Swindon Town Gardens Little Big Festival launches on Sunday 27 April

Last year’s ‘Town Gardens Little Big Festival’ seeds were sown. Little chains of events grew and evolved through the long summer. A year on it’s ‘Town Gardens Little Big...

Dogs walk in Swindon for Cancer Research UK on 27 April

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

If you own a dog, or could borrow one, and would like to help charity this could be for you. The Swindon Group of Cancer Research UK are holding their first “Best Paw Forward” sponsored d...