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Air Tattoo near Swindon to celebrate Best of British

Red Arrows to feature in spectacular joint fly-pasts on 20 and 21 July at Royal International Air Tattoo at RAF Fairford.

Two spectacular joint fly-pasts featuring the Royal Air Force’s Red Arrows have just been announced for this weekend’s Royal International Air Tattoo at RAF Fairford in the Cotswolds. On ...


Carol Vorderman flies into RAF Fairford to open tattoo

Ex-Red Arrows partner Graham Duff pilots first arrival

At 7.50am on Wednesday 17 July a two seater fixed wing Diamond DA40 touched down at RAF Fairford, the first official aircraft to land and open the Royal International Air Tattoo, writes Rhona Jack &n...

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There's a flying start to the holidays for 10,000 children at the Royal International Air Tattoo on 20 & 21 July

Free entry to all under 16's at the world's greatest airshow - RAF Fairford, July 20 and 21.

With many families experiencing rising costs and tight budgets, Air Tattoo organisers believe more people than usual will take advantage of the offer that there is no limit to the under 16s that tic...

UTC Swindon team supports the world’s most famous air show

Engineering ambassadors will be on hand to talk to engineers of the future in the Techno Zone at the Royal International Air Tattoo this Saturday 20 and Sunday 21 July.

The team from Swindon’s University Technical College will be meeting and greeting engineers of the future at the Royal International Air Tattoo at Fairford this weekend, Saturday 20 July and Sun...


Total disruption of train services through Swindon

Thousands of First Great Western rail travellers delayed by major line side fire

Thousands of First Great Western rail travellers have been delayed on their journey to and from, and through Swindon, following a major line side fire. Some 90 metres of control cable is said to be d...

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New Bradon head gets ready to take over

Bradon Forest School looks forward to the arrival of new headteacher Dr Andrew Morrison in September.

Bradon Forest School is looking forward to the arrival of new headteacher Dr Andrew Morrison in September. Currently deputy head at King Alfred’s Academy in Wantage where he is responsible for ...

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Jake the Juggler’s expedition builds link with Swindon twin town in Nicaragua

Circus skills workshops help poor communities develop their own performing traditions

Jake the Juggler, Swindon’s famed artiste of circus skills, returned in late May from three months running circus skills workshops in poor communities in Nicaragua with a team from Performers Wi...


Swindon pupils from Tregoze primary go visiting in Europe

Exploring healthy active lifestyles with European partner schools

Exploring healthy active lifestyles with 9 European partner schools Pupils and staff from Tregoze Primary School are approaching the half-way point in their pan-European Comenius education project on...


Former Miss Swindon Ela Good has Miss England hopes

Ela aims to make good at Miss England grand finals on Sunday 16 June in Torquay.

Last year's Miss Swindon Ela Good has made it to the Miss England grand finals on Sunday 16 June in Torquay. Sixty female finalists in the four day event will participate in a boot camp sports roun...

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Young people from Swindon SMASH make it to the top of Snowdon

Eleven teenagers complete challenge to climb highest mountain in England and Wales

A group of young people from Swindon Mentoring and Self Help, SMASH, were on top of the world having climbed mount Snowdon, which at 1,085 meters is the highest mountain in England and Wales. Eleven ...

Live at The Tithe. Folk music festival near Swindon on 15 June

An exciting folk music event hosted by The White Horse Folk Club at Great Coxwell

Normal 0 false false false EN-GB X-NONE X-NONE The White Horse Folk Club at Highworth is co hosting an exciting folk music relat...

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Open Farm Sunday at Lower Moor Farm

Wiltshire Wildlife Trust invites visitors to enjoy a day on the farm, with a difference - Sunday 9 June

Wiltshire Wildlife Trust is inviting visitors to come and enjoy a day on the farm, with a difference. On Sunday, 9 June 2013, Lower Moor Farm near Malmesbury is putting on a range of activities to c...

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RWB Academy makes links in the USA and Burma

Sixth form students experience high school in Virginia and work with Stand By Me charity to build new school in Burma.

Royal Wootton Bassett Academy’s global links programme is engaging students in two very different experiences: learning about our special links with the USA and finding out about and raising mon...

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Henry heads for Nicaragua with Raleigh

International development student from Shaw prepares for ten week trip in July

Shaw student prepares for Raleigh International project Henry Dudman from Shaw, who is in his first year at University of East Anglia studying international development, after attending Cirencester...

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Swindon Link makes it to the top of Kilimanjaro with a Mad March Hare

Five day trek takes Margaret and friends up Africa's highest mountain.

Five day trek takes Margaret and friends - and the Link magazine - up Africa's highest mountain. Thanks to Margaret Nicholson, chair of the Mad March Hare organising committee, for packing the Februa...

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North Swindon movie maker in search of horror film funds at Cannes

Film producer showing off the best of South West film making talent to potential investors

Swindon based film producer Mark Kenna (co-founder of Bad Blood Films and post-production facility Dreambase Studios) is now at the Cannes Film Festival - 14 to 18 May - in search of investment and di...

Thrings' Peak Challenge for Headway Swindon

Thrings' personal Injury Team taking part in 2013 National Three Peaks Challenge - 1 June

Thrings' Personal Injury Team are bravely taking part in the 2013 National Three Peaks Challenge to raise money for our four local Headway Groups; Bath, Bristol, Salisbury and Swindon – this is ...

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Teams needed for Cotswold Plod Midnight Challenge

Sign up now for the overnight endurance challenge on 7 June to raise funds for Action Medical Research

The Cotswold Plod, raising funds for Action Medical Research. Teams of tenacious walkers are being sought to take part in an overnight endurance challenge taking place this summer. The Cotswold PLO...

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Grittleton hosts charity plant and food fair - Sunday 12 May

Plant and food lovers in for a treat in beautiful grounds of Grittleton House.

Plant and food lovers are in for a real treat on Sunday 12 May if they visit the first Grittleton Plant and Food Fair in aid of children’s charity Action Medical Research. This exciting new ven...

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Cycling Festival Welcomes TV Talent Show Finalists

Savage Skills to appear at Castle Coombe Cycling Festival on Sunday 2 June. 25% discount on family tickets until 25 May.

Savage Skills to appear at Cycling Festival on 2 June. With ‘Britain’s Got Talent’ and ‘The Voice’ on our television screens, Castle Combe Cycling Circuit is delighted...


Get 25 per cent off tickets to Wychwood Festival

Enjoy a family friendly weekend of music, comedy literature and lots of fun

The end of May and early June are predicted to be blazing (we think!). Summer could be almost upon us, and so are thoughts about attending a festival. If you’re new to outdoor events, Wychwo...

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Try Fairford Food Festival for Starters

Fairford Market Place, Sunday 12 May 10am-4pm - organised by the Fairford & Lechlade Business Club

Fairford Food & Drink Festival organised by the Fairford & Lechlade Business Club and sponsored by Linden Homes All the stalls have now been sold for the 4th annual Fairford Food & Dri...

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Greetings from Swindon’s twin town

Jake and Jess welcomed with open arms by the people of Ocotal

Jake puts on circus skills training workshops in Nigaragua Jake Hirsch-Holland from Shaw is on a tour of Nicaragua with Performers Without Borders, putting on circus skills training workshops for dis...

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Nick is a Nike winner

Former Ridgeway School student awarded 2012 Nike Developmental Coach of the Year

Nick Dodd awarded 2012 Nike Developmental Coach of the Year. Former Ridgeway School student and Swindon Town FC academy player Nick Dodd, who is now based in Los Angeles, has been awarded the 2012 Ni...

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Corporate Events to run London Marathon

Joining in instead of running the show, Managing Director Andrew will run the London Marathon on 21 April.

Corporate Events' Managing Director to run London Marathon. With Boris Johnson gearing up to make a challenge for Prime Minister (perhaps) and Eddie Izzard in the running for Mayor of London, this ye...

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Swindon paralympian selected for 2013 World Team Cup

London 2012 competitor Louise Hunt, from Wanborough, selected by the Tennis Foundation to play in Turkey

Wanborough’s Louise Hunt is among a three-strong Great Britain women’s wheelchair tennis team selected this week by the Tennis Foundation for the 2013 BNP Paribas World Team Cup in Antalya...