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Home alone without a partner

Social afternoon for widowed women and men at West Swindon Library starting 25 September

A new social afternoon for women and men who are widowed will start at West Swindon Library in Link Centre on Thursday 25 September, 2pm to 4pm.  Organiser Gail Light said: “Come along fo...

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Follow the Scarecrow Trail around Purton, near Swindon

Saturday 27 and Sunday 28 September

Purton is holding its first Scarecrow Trail on Saturday 27 and Sunday 28 September, from 10am to 5pm. Entry will be £2 and quiz entry sheets will be available from Best One, Purton House Organi...

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Swindon Town manager Mark Cooper helps open new Swindon NSPCC service centre

See picture of Princess Margeret visiting the NSPCC in Swindon in 1993

On Wednesday 17 September Swindon Mayor, Teresa Page, joined Swindon Town FC Manager Mark Cooper, to celebrate the official launch of the NSPCC's new service centre in Swindon. Local primary school c...

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Chief constable to stay in his job during investigation

PCC decides chief will continue in post

  Statement from Angus Macpherson, Police and Crime Commissioner for Wiltshire and Swindon On Monday 15 September 2014 the Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) announced that it was ...

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Support North Swindon school before places crisis hits

New College Swindon calls on parents to back its bid to build new 11 to 18 secondary school in North Swindon

New College Swindon is urgently calling on parents to back its bid to build a new 11 to 18 secondary school in North Swindon, before it is submitted to the Department of Education in October. This is...

Eat and/or run for Swindon Guide Dogs

Great British Classics Menu charity night and Swindon Half Marathon in support of 4Joy

Following a great response The Crown Inn, Stratton is holding another Great British Classics Menu charity night in aid of Swindon Guide Dogs 4Joy Appeal on Wednesday 20 August. On the menu will be fi...

Pre-loved fashion show

Dressability - Thursday 25 September, 3-7pm

The fashion mistake… there’s always one or more,  bought as a bargain, or you liked the colour - yet there it hangs, unworn for months or even years. Or what about your favourite dr...

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First students arrive for class at UTC Swindon

Principal delighted to welcome young people to new style of education

UTC Swindon is one of 13 brand new university technical colleges which have opened across the country in the last week. Principal Angela Barker-Dench and her 19 teaching colleagues welcomed the first...

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Be a super hero and get behind Wiltshire Air Ambulance, from 22 to 28 September

Schools, businesses and individuals asked to help raise vital funds during National Air Ambulance Week

Schools, businesses and individuals across the county are pledging to help raise vital funds for Wiltshire Air Ambulance but there is still time for others to take part. During National Air Ambulance...

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Swindon parks up against the nation’s favourite green spaces. Cast your vote now

Two of town’s best loved parks could earn national recognition if enough people support them in an online competition

Two of Swindon’s best loved parks could earn national recognition if enough people vote for them in an online competition. The annual People’s Choice Award is now open, which gives people...

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Swindon MPs take politics pink for breast cancer awareness on 24 October

Justin Tomlinson MP & Robert Buckland MP join the fight against breast cancer by wearing pink

Justin Tomlinson MP & Robert Buckland MP have joined the fight against breast cancer by taking part in Breast Cancer Campaign’s flagship fundraiser, wear it pink day. The theme of wear it p...

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Book a place to discover more about Lydiard Park’s underground secrets

Free hour long walks on Satuday 4 October with Ben Urmston, senior geophysicist at Wessex Archaeology

Although extensive archaeology took place during the restoration of Lydiard Park in 2004 and 2005, there are still features under the ground that need interpretation. On Saturday 4 October Ben Urm&sh...

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Old Town Autumn Fayre - Christ Church Swindon

Saturday 20 September, 12 noon to 4pm

Saturday 20 September 12noon – 4pm Christ Church Swindon is holding a vintage style Old Town Autumn Fayre in the church grounds and new Community Centre on Saturday 20 September 12noon – ...

Orchestra holds open rehearsal and concert

Royal Wootton Bassett Orchestra invites instrument players of all standards to take part in an open rehearsal on Saturday 20 September.

The Royal Wootton Bassett Orchestra is inviting players of all standards on all instruments to take part in an open rehearsal of Schubert's Unfinished Symphony on Saturday 20 September. The RWBO was ...

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HomeSense to open first Swindon store creating 43 new jobs

Brand new store opens its door on Thursday 18 September

Homeware-for-less retailer, HomeSense is opening its first store in Swindon, creating 43 new jobs in the area. Situated in the Greenbridge Retail Park, the brand new store open its doors at 10.00am...

Swindon councillor raises concerns over future of Shopmobility

Proposed new premises for Shopmobility too small to accommodate the same stock and equipment currently held.

Swindon Councillor, Derique Montaut, has raised concerns over future plans for the Shopmobility service to move from the Wyvern multi-story car park to the rear garden of Sanford House. Councillor Mo...

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Swindon Circles appeal for volunteers to befriend an older person

Do you have some spare time to offer to a Swindon senior?

Do you have some spare time to offer to a Swindon senior? There are more than170 older residents who don’t require high level care but have become housebound and isolated for different reasons ...

Specialist health and social care website launched to connect job seekers with employers

www.jobsincare.co.uk brings together thousands of jobs across all areas of health and social care

www.jobsincare.co.uk covers the whole of the UK and brings together thousands of jobs of all levels across all areas of health and social care, including nursing home staff, support workers, specialis...

Consultation continues into future of Fire & Rescue Service

A wide ranging consultation to consider options for the future of Wiltshire Fire & Rescue Service is continuing for another six weeks.

A wide ranging consultation to consider options for the future of Wiltshire Fire & Rescue Service is continuing for another six weeks. Until 20 October, you can have your say on options including...

War-themed events continue at Swindon Central Library

17 September - talk on World War I Poets by Lynda Warren; 25 September - talk on war photographer Robert Capa by Robert Bateman

Swindon’s Central Library is hosting two further war-themed events this month. On Wednesday 17 September, Lynda Warren will give a talk entitled World War I Poets: Lest We Forget. Lynda will l...

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Green Flag Award for Swindon parks

Two Swindon Council run parks are amongst the 1,470 open spaces to receive the prestigious Green Flag award this year.

Two Swindon Council run parks are amongst the 1,470 open spaces to receive the prestigious Green Flag award this year. It’s the fourth year in a row that Lydiard Park will fly the flag and is j...

Residents and businesses thanked after Marshgate fire is fully extinguished

Fire fully put out after successful implementation of multi-agency plan

The Marshgate fire has been fully put out by Wiltshire Fire & Rescue Service following the successful implementation of a multi-agency plan to tackle the problems that had prevented it from happen...

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The 'Dorset Do' and 'See It Made' Craft Show

Saturday 27 September - Ringwood School

Saturday 27 September 2014. 10am - 4pm Ringwood School Parsonage Barn Lane Ringwood Hampshire BH24 1SE Woodcarving, Stick making and Wood turning Exhibitions and Demonstrations With many other...

SwICC hailed as the PLACE to be

Swindon Intermediate Care Centre achieves top marks in annual Patient-Led Assessments of the Care Environment

SEQOL-run Swindon Intermediate Care Centre (SwICC), which is based next door to the Great Western Hospital, has recently achieved top marks in its annual Patient-Led Assessments of the Care Environmen...

Nursing home celebrates 30 years of care

Ashgrove House Nursing Home in Purton has celebrated its 30th anniversary with a service of celebration and afternoon tea.

Ashgrove House Nursing Home in Purton has celebrated its 30th anniversary with a service of celebration and afternoon tea. The 28 residents were joined by and members of their families and staff, pas...

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Pick your perfect three-bedroom home west of Swindon

Secure your perfect property at Ridgeway Farm

Home-hunters looking for a spacious three-bedroom house in Wiltshire are being offered the chance to secure their perfect property at West Point, Taylor Wimpey’s exciting new development at Ridg...

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