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Lose yourself in a Swindon library this summer

Mythical Maze Summer Reading Challenge 2014 launches at Swindon Central Library 19 July.

You’ll be a-maze-d at what is going down at your local library this summer with Mythical Maze, Summer Reading Challenge 2014 Children’s reading can ‘dip’ during the long summe...


West Swindon GP surgery closure concern

Shout Out: Swindon on Twitter has asked the question: Whats happening at Freshbrook Surgery?

Shout Out: Swindon on Twitter has asked the question: Whats happening at Freshbrook Surgery? The rumours are that it's going to close an extra two days a week, so will only open on Monday and Wednesd...


La Boheme live from the Royal Opera House

Free live relay from Covent Garden to the Big Screen at Wharf Green - Tuesday 15 July.

inSwindon BID Company and the Big Screen in Swindon town centre is proud to offer a live, free outdoor relay of the Royal Opera’s La Bohème Live from the Royal Opera House on Tuesday 15 J...


North Swindon assault witness appeal

Police want to speak to the man in the picture

Wiltshire Police are appealing for witnesses following an assault on Millgrove Street, Redhouse at approximately 4.20pm on 23 June. A 15 year old male was walking along the pavement when an older mal...


Passionate about health and social care in Swindon?

Then get on Board, says health watchdog

Then get on Board, says health watchdog. A health watchdog which gives Swindon people a powerful voice in how health and social care services are run in the town is asking locals to step up and join ...

Cheney Chicks Walking for Prospect Hospice

Rodbourne Cheney and Moredon Primary School pupils inspire staff to take part in 10km Starlight Walk.

With two primary schools have joined forces to raise as much money as they can for the Adver’s 160 Appeal in aid of Prospect Hospice, staff at Rodbourne Cheney Primary School were spurred to do ...


Dance show at the Wyvern Swindon will aid family of cancer sufferer

Extra special production in Swindon on Wednesday 9 July.

600 people will enjoy an extra special production of “To Live Is To Dance” at the Wyvern Theatre, Swindon on Wednesday 9 July, 7pm, in honour of Anne-Marie Burgess from North Swindon, writ...


North Swindon children visit their new school

Kids look round building site

Twelve of the first children who will start at Tadpole Farm Church of England Academy in September were given a guided tour of their new, temporary, school building on 3 July. They were encouraged to...


West Swindon cake bake-off designer from Tregoze Primary School wins national prize from Basepoint Business Centres

Anton is a national winner

To mark its 20th anniversary, Basepoint Business Centres asked primary schools near each of its 30 serviced office centres to come up with a celebratory design a cake in a ‘Birthday Bake-Off&rsq...


West Swindon residents needed at Freshbrook Community Centre annual meeting on 16 July

New members needed to take on successful organisation

The AGM of Freshbrook Community Centre management committee takes place on Wednesday 16 July, 6.30pm, and is open to people living in Freshbrook, Peatmoor and surrounding areas. New officers and co...


Second head coach appointed at ice hockey academy in Swindon

Laurie Barron from North America to work at Link Centre

Okanagan Hockey Academy UK General Manager Steve Nell has announced that Laurie Barron has been named a head coach of the Okanagan Hockey Academy based at Swindon ice arena at the Link Centre. "...


Shape up with help from a hoop in Swindon

Powerhoop classes on Mondays at Freshbrook Community Centre

When Veronika Gurecka was made redundant whilst pregnant with her second daughter she was left wondering what to do next. Passionate about music, dancing and fitness, she wasn’t inspired b...


Swindon mum quits smoking to protect the baby she never dreamed possible

Jennifer couldn't be happier now she's stubbed out smoking from her life

Even before Jennifer Tucker felt the first kick of her unborn baby girl, she instinctively knew she had to kick her addiction to smoking which began aged just 11. Jennifer, aged 30, from Park South, ...


Gold Standard for Villiers Park Educational Trust Scholars in Swindon

St Joseph's College hosts celebration of achievements

St Joseph’s Catholic College in Swindon played host to an inspirational celebration of the achievements of the Villiers Park Educational Trust Scholars on Thursday 26 June 2014. The evening mar...


Malayalee community unveil new book collection at Swindon Central Library

A thousand books will benefit up to 120 families in the town

A donation of a thousand books will benefit up to 120 families in the town. The Malayalam book collection was officially unveiled at the Regent Circus library on 20 June and it is hoped the book stoc...

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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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....


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...