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Disney brings Planes 2 to Air Tattoo near Swindon on Sunday 13 July

A film starring planes at an air show where planes are the stars

Visitors to the Royal International Air Tattoo on Sunday 13th July will be able to enjoy a taste of Disney’s new summer animation Planes 2: Fire & Rescue which is released in the UK in early...

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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. "...

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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...

GWH urges organ donors to talk about their decision with family

During National Transplant Week - make sure your family are aware of your wishes regarding organ donation.

As part of National Transplant Week, Great Western Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is encouraging people to discuss organ donation with their family even if they have signed the organ donor register. ...

Life for Shaun is looking up thanks to Swindon Sky Rides

Free guided bike rides help partially sighted cyclist get back on his bike for the first time in 10 years.

Partially sighted cyclist thinks life is looking up thanks to Swindon Sky Rides and urges others to give them a try. Shaun Mansbridge has regained a more positive outlook on life thanks to the Swindo...

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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, ...

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Health and Wellbeing Centre launches in Wroughton

Open Day on Saturday July 20 - Fairwater Stables, Wroughton

A new centre for health and wellbeing is being launched by two business women who want to put community at the heart of their new venture. Jaqui Barnes and Suzanne Burnell-Gray (pictured), both in th...

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New website holds the key to ‘secret club’ of Wiltshire’s independent producers and experiences

Local Uncovered - discover the hidden delights of Wiltshire

The keys to a ‘secret club’ of Wiltshire producers and experiences are being handed to residents and tourists alike, in the form of a new discovery website. The keys to a ‘secret cl...

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Pedal Power for SANDS

C&D Group and Swindon College Old Boys in three day charity bike ride from Swindon to Paris

C&D Group and Swindon College Old Boys have risen to the challenge again; this time in an epic bike ride from Swindon to Paris to raise money for C&D's elected charity SANDS. The team will be...

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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...

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Oil Painting Workshop in Cricklade on 15 July

Cricklade Art Group welcomes back Jenny Pepper at Cricklade Town Hall Annexe

The Cricklade Art Group is delighted to welcome back Jenny Pepper for an Oil Painting Workshop on 15 July, starting at 7.30pm in the Cricklade Town Hall Annex – members and visitors welcome. Th...

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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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