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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'm worried in case I miss something off my Self-Assessment Tax Return? What happens if I do? Well make sure you don't! Read the form and guidance! Under-declaring income can cost penalties and inte...

Parents should apply now for Swindon school places in 2015

Swindon Borough Council advise parents to apply for school places now

Parents whose children will be going to primary, junior or secondary school for the first time in September next year are being advised by Swindon Borough Council that they now need to apply for schoo...

Willows Counselling Autumn Concert

Sunday 28 September at Blunsdon House Hotel, featuring the Kentwood Show Choir

Sunday 28 September 2014 7.30pm Blunsdon House Hotel The Ridge, Swindon SN26 7AS Featuring the Kentwood Show Choir Tickets £7.00 Tickets available from Friends of Willows Counselling ...

Swindon guide dog appeal smashes its target

An appeal set up in memory of a guide dog has raised a remarkable £30,000 in just over a year – enough to train six puppies

An appeal set up in memory of a guide dog has raised a remarkable £30,000 in just over a year – enough to train six puppies. Swindon Guide Dogs chairman Alan Fletcher, 66, launched 4Joy a...


ADHD Inspiration Day in October at Lydiard House will offer bright ideas to parents

Lydiard House Conference Centre - Saturday 25 October 9am-5.30pm

If you are the parent or carer of a child who has Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder – ADHD- then you’ll find lots to interest you at the first ADHD Inspiration Day in Swindon in Oct...


Arkell’s signs three year deal with Swindon Town Football Club

Suppport lasting nearly 110 years continues

The town oldest business, Arkell’s Brewery, has once again renewed its sponsorship of Swindon Town Football Club, signing a six-figure commitment for the next three years. Suppport lasting near...

Are you up for the challenge at the CAB?

Use your skills, try something new, and be a part of an enthusiastic team at Swindon Citizens’ Advice Bureau.

Use your skills, try something new, and be a part of an enthusiastic team at Swindon Citizens’ Advice Bureau. Now located in larger premises, CAB has launched a new project which aims to improv...

New podcast for aspiring authors

‘Conversations with Authors’ is a brand new podcast series available online

‘Conversations with Authors’ is a brand new podcast series available online from Faringdon-based creativity coach Alison Thompson, featuring a wide range of fiction and non-fiction authors...

Be aware of meningitis signs as new school year starts

National charity Meningitis Now issues warning as children start back at school

National charity Meningitis Now is issuing a warning as children start back at school for the new term. September sees the start of the meningitis peak season, so the charity is urging parents, stude...


Swindon v Coventry - pictures by Richard Wintle

'We could have won' says Swindon Town manager Mark Cooper after the 1-1 draw with Coventry City at the County Ground. "We went behind in the first half after having numerous chances. It was a...


Classical arrangements of Broadway hits at Wyvern Theatre Swindon 10 September

Swindon Recital Series restart lunchtime concerts

Swindon Recital Series (SRS) opens its 2014/15 Season of Lunchtime Concerts with classical arrangements of classic Broadway hits. The well-known American team of Rodgers and Hammerstein created a str...

September events at Swindon Central Library

Saturday 6th to Thursday 25th September

Saturday 6th & Sunday 7th; Saturday 13th & Sunday 14th Swindon Open Studios 2014: Festival of the Visual Arts. As part of the annual celebration of art Swindon artists will be using Central ...


Swindon Open Studios, September 2014

David Robinson and Mark Worrall - 6/7 and 13/14 September

Saturday 6, Sunday 7, Saturday 13 and Sunday 14 September 11am-5pm David Robinson - Painting, Oil/Acrylic, Sketches Mark Worrall - Photography, Ceramics, Collage Light refreshments served. All w...


Emergency Services Show looks to the sky - Sunday 7 September

This year's Emergency Services Show on Sunday 7 September will have attractions in the sky as well as on the ground!

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Academy staff put on their walking shoes for dementia charity

Churchfields Academy staff to take part in Alzheimer's Society's fundraising Stonehenge to Avebury Trek.

Two members of staff at one of Swindon’s top achieving academies are devoting their time and energy to raising money for a cause close to their hearts. Esther Newman and Gemma Willis are curren...


Free 4 week training programme in Swindon for young people wanting to work in Retail

Fantastic way to gain industry experience and qualifications with Marks & Spencer

  Fantastic way to gain industry experience and qualifications with Marks & Spencer Job opportunities for the right young people The Princes Trust are running a new course for young peop...


Swindon painter first artist in residence at Bournemouth Air Festival

Red Arrows collaborator will be creating pictures from various vantage points along the seafront

With the Bournemouth Air Festival taking place from 28 to 31 August, organisers have confirmed that David Bent from Old town, the Red Arrows’ collaborative artist, has been given the position of...

GWH Swindon holds free talk on surviving the menopause

David Griffiths, consultant gynaecologist and Chris Pearce a nurse consultant, will give free talk and advice

People are invited to attend the latest free health lecture at the Great Western Hospital on 'How to Survive Your Menopause'. The free talk by David Griffiths, consultant gynaecologist and Chris Pea...

Wiltshire pensioner buys 200,00 volt stun gun

Also pepper spray

The police are warning members of the public about the dangers of buying illegal weapons online after a 73 year old man from the Devizes area was interviewed after he bought a 200,000 volt stun gun an...


Police launch Community Messaging service in West Swindon

Sign up for free messages about policing and crime matters in your area.

People in West Swindon and four other parts of Wiltshire can now sign up for free messages - by email, text and voicemail - about policing and crime matters sent from the Wiltshire and Swindon Communi...


Beatles For Sale at Gig to Remember in Swindon

Turning back the clock with The Bootleg Beatles on 8 November

The clock will be turned back half a century on 8 November when The Bootleg Beatles headline A Gig To Remember at the Oasis – 50 years to the day since the Fab Four’s famous homecoming, wr...

Recently retired? Swindon U3A holds Freshers Fair on Saturday 30 August

Vast number of courses and events on offer to the retired

The University of the Third Age - U3A - offers opportunities to keep your mind and body active, develop skills, explore new horizons and make new friends.  A Freshers’ Fair at St Joseph&rs...


A Railway at War – New Exhibition at STEAM Swindon

A new thought-provoking exhibition about the role of the Swindon works a century ago

A new thought-provoking exhibition, A Railway at War, opens at STEAM – Museum of the Great Western Railway on 22 August. It marks the centenary of the start of World War One and displays rare w...


Swindon friends make bike trip to Paris in aid of diabetes research

Cycle from London to Paris to raise funds for JDRF from 11 September

A group of friends from Swindon will be cycling from London to Paris to raise money for JDRF, the world’s largest charity committed to finding a cure for type 1 diabetes. Twelve riders will set...


Appeal for witnesses following indecent exposure in Swindon

Wiltshire Police appeal for witnesses to incident in Wroughton on July 10.

Wiltshire Police are appealing for witnesses following an indecent exposure in Swindon. The incident took place at approximately 4.45pm on July 10 2014 in the field behind the Ridgeway School, Invera...


Chief Constable Pat Geenty gets Ice Bucket Challenge soaking

Money raised for Motor Neurone Disease and UK COPs

Wiltshire Police’s Chief Constable Pat Geenty took part in the Ice Bucket Challenge to raise money for Motor Neurone Disease and UK COPs. The ice bucket challenge has been trending on social m...