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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...

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iPads help with education of deaf children in Swindon

New Swindon & North Wiltshire Deaf Children’s Society committee have made their first donation of iPads for specialist support teachers.

The new committee of Swindon & North Wiltshire Deaf Children’s Society have made their first donation after raising over £1,100 to buy iPads for specialist support teachers. Society c...

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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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Total Guide To ties up deal with Swindon businessman

Summer party seals the deal between online guide site and expanding IT company

Thursday 3 July was a double celebration at Total Towers in Stratton St Margaret, the HQ of Total Guide to Ltd. Not only was it their first summer party at their new offices, but James Phipps, CEO of ...

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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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Operator of Oasis Swindon acquires Wet 'n Wild

Similar centre to Oasis brought out of administration

Moirai Capital Investments Limited, the landlord of Oasis and the North Star site in Swindon, has announced its acquisition of Wet‘n’Wild, a major waterpark facility in North Shields. The...

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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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Swindon dance students celebrate success on the stage

Churchfields Academy students perform for parents and fellow students

Students from Churchfields Academy have been celebrating success in dance this year by performing for parents and fellow students. More than 50 young people took part in the 14th Annual Dance Showcas...

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Wilts & Swindon Police Commissioner back to work

Phased return after convalescence following heart attack

PCC Angus Macpherson is making a phased return to work after receiving treatment for a heart condition. He was taken ill during a meeting in Trowbridge with Dr Andrew Murrison, the MP for South West ...

Swimathon and sale for Swindon hydrotherapy pool

Thamesdown Hydrotherapy Pool’s annual swimathon and table top sale takes place on Saturday 19 July, 9am to 1pm.

Thamesdown Hydrotherapy Pool’s annual swimathon and table top sale takes place on Saturday 19 July, 9am to 1pm. The swimathon involves 20 minute slots and you can swim, walk in the water or jus...

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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Allez Le Tour de France - en Swindon 5 to 27 July

Lots of events for families to take part in

The Tour de France might be starting in Yorkshire this year, but Swindon families can get in on the fun by joining in the festivities with a series of free local family events. ‘Tour de Swindon...

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Look for lobsters in the woods this weekend

Check the woods for Lobsters to help conservationists monitor moth distribution

Nature lovers are being asked to check the woods for Lobsters in a bid to help conservationists monitor moth distribution in the UK’s increasingly threatened woodlands and forests. The Lobster ...

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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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Every Cloud Arts & Crafts. Exhibition by the Makers Co-operative around Swindon in July

On display at locations around Swindon from mid-July

Every Cloud is a ‘makers’ co-operative launched in August 2013 by local artists and craftsmen and women in order to explore working together to gain wider recognition for their work, offer...

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Swindon PR guru Sara Tye joins UTC Marketing Steering Group

Founder of redheadPR brings thirty years marketing experience to the group

Sara Tye, award-winning, top 500 international PR and founder of redheadPR, has joined the UTC Marketing Steering Group. The Group will provide valuable national support to the Baker Dearing Educatio...

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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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Peter Bromiley ACA Answers Business Questions

Peter Bromiley ACA, Technical Director at AMS Accountancy Ltd. in Swindon provides bite sized answers to important business questions

I sell stuff at car boot sales and on eBay. This isn't taxable income, is it? It all depends on whether you are trading. If you sell unwanted presents, or items after moving house etc, you need not t...

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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...

Longcot Traditional Village Fair – Sunday 20 July 2014

Longcot and Fernham School - 12 noon to 5pm

The Longcot village fair returns bigger and better this year on Sunday 20 July at the Longcot and Fernham school. The fair will be open from 12pm to 5pm and admission will be £2 for adults and ...

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