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New F-35B to make Euro debut at airshow near Swindon

Aviation history to be made at the Royal International Air Tattoo, RAF Fairford

Aviation history will be made in the UK this summer when, in a major airshow ‘first’, the Lockheed Martin F-35 Lightning II, the Joint Strike Fighter, makes its much-anticipated European d...

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The NFU and Tractor Ted Launch Kids' Competition to Win a Farm for the Day

Encouraging 4-7 year olds to think about where their food comes from.

The National Farmers' Union (NFU) and popular children’s series Tractor Ted have joined forces to launch a brand new competition with a prize worth over £1000. The competition is part of ...

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Super secret war plane to be seen near Swindon in July

F35 fighter to make foreign foray to appear at Royal International Air Tattoo

  Richard Wintle of Swindon photo agency Calyx has tweeted a Reuters report that the US Defence Department has approved the first trans-Atlantic flight of Lockheed Martin Corp's F-35 fighter j...

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Celebrate St George in Swindon on Wednesday 23 April

Meet a 20 foot high figure of England's Patron Saint parading through the town centre

Swindon town centre is all set to celebrate St George’s Day on 23 April. Swindon’s 20ft high figure of England’s Patron Saint will proudly parade through the town centre to commemor...

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Easter Sunday event in the Secret Garden, Queen's Park, Swindon

Planting activities, tours of the garden and Seed Swap on Sunday 20 April, 1-4pm

The Queen's Park Community Garden, are holding a spring event on Easter Sunday 1-4pm in our community garden, the Secret Garden, in Queen's Park, Swindon. There will be planting activities, tours of ...

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From China to Coate Water. Animals Asia Swindon welcomes charity founder aboard dragon boat

Jill Robinson MBE to take part in races at Coate Water in June

Jill Robinson MBE to travel to Swindon to paddle a dragon boat in June Last year Jo Tomlinson and Justin Tomlinson MP were the celebrity paddlers in the Animals Asia team for the Rotary Club Phoenix ...

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Follow the 'tube' map to a Swindon pub

First Monopoly, now Swindon has its own 'tube style' map of pubs and drinking holes.

Last year Swindon established itself with its own Monopoly game. Now the town has its own ‘tube style’ map of its pubs and drinking holes, thanks to maths teacher John Coats and JJM Design...

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Historic steam locomotives head to Swindon & Cricklade Railway over Easter weekend

Met 1 will haul the Easter Egg-Spress from Friday 18 to Monday 21 April - come along and see the visiting locomotives and meet the Easter Bunny

Volunteers at the Swindon and Cricklade Railway are looking forward to the visit of two steam locomotives to the railway in the near future. Moreso, since the stalwart steam locomotive Salmon left th...

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Teams wanted for Swindon Cares inter-company quiz evening

Wednesday 25 June, DeVere Village Hotel, Shaw Ridge Leisure Park

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Easter eggs up for grabs at Broome Manor

Budding golfers will be hunting for Easter eggs rather than missing golf balls during the Easter Open Weekend (18 to 20 April)

Budding golfers will be hunting for Easter eggs rather than missing golf balls during a family weekend at Broome Manor Golf Complex. The Swindon Borough Council-run golf course will be hosting an Eas...

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National Gardens Scheme - Open near Swindon in April and May

Gardens in Wiltshire

Opening gardens of quality, character and interest since 1927, the National Gardens Scheme has donated over £22 million for charity in the last 10 years. The following gardens in Wiltshire wi...

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Swindon’s art collection receives a boost

Three watercolours by Magnus Quaife are the latest additions to Swindon’s Collection of Modern British art.

Three watercolours by Magnus Quaife are the latest additions to Swindon’s Collection of Modern British art. The paintings have been presented to Swindon Museum & Art Gallery by the Contempo...

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Record Store Day 2014 comes to Swindon on 19 & 20 April

Holmes Music, Faringdon Road, Swindon

At Holmes Music, Faringdon Road The recorded music industry has changed completely since the days of the 70's & 80's. Vinyl was replaced by CD's and now MP3 downloads are quickly making these shi...

Eggcellent Easter fun-day at Sainsbury’s Bridgemead on 12 April

Easter Egg Hunt Challenge and fairy cake making among events taking place

The hunt is on for family shoppers to find Easter stickers at Sainsbury’s Bridgemead and win prizes as part of a special seasonal fun-day. For the first time, the West Swindon store on Ashworth...

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The Gruffalo to be found in the deep dark woods of Westonbirt

Celebrating The Gruffalo's 15th anniversary at national arboretum from 11 April to 31 July

The Gruffalo comes home to the deep dark wood in Gloucestershire to celebrate the 15th anniversary of the ever-green tale. Themed activity trails, a giant wooden Gruffalo sculpture and a big birthday...

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King Rat to star in Swindon panto show at the Wyvern

Film star and ex-Coronation Street soap award winner on the way to town

Following recently headlines about a plague of huge rodents are taking over Britain, the Wyvern Theatre is thrilled to announce that Nigel Havers will headline Swindon’s pantomime Dick Whittingt...

Swindon belly dancers shake it all down for charity

Fundraising 'Hafla' with belly dancing and Arabic drumming - Saturday 12 April

Swindon Shimmyers is organising a ‘Hafla’ or get-together to include 20 belly dance performances and Arabic drumming in aid of Prospect Hospice and the Mayor of Swindon’s charities. ...

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25 years since the start of great Chinese cuisine in Swindon

The Hongxin is now one of the busiest restaurants in town

Richard Wintle of Calyxpix.com was rifling through his archived film negatives in February and came across these pictures taken on 18 March 1989 when Mayor of Swindon Jim Cordon climbed aboard a digge...

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Exhibition interwoven into existing Lydiard House displays

Children have the chance to search for beautifully crafted mice as part of a fun trail set up alongside Lydiard House’s new embroidery exhibition.

Children have the chance to search for beautifully crafted mice as part of a fun trail set up alongside Lydiard House’s new exhibition. Twenty-seven nimble pairs of hands have been responsible ...

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Swindon air cadets receive air tattoo artwork

A signed poster of last summer’s striking Air Tattoo artwork by leading modern aviation artist David Bent has been presented to the Stratton Air Cadets by the Air Tattoo's Deputy Director Market...

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Super Hornet to create airshow buzz near Swindon

Boeing has announced that it will be displaying its powerful Super Hornet on the Saturday and Sunday of the Royal International Air Tattoo, July 12-13, 2014.

Boeing has announced that it will be displaying its powerful Super Hornet on the Saturday and Sunday of the Royal International Air Tattoo, 12 to 13 July. The multi-role fighter, originally developed...

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HQ renews Wyvern Theatre management contract and takes over responsibility for Swindon Arts Centre

Following ten years of successful management, during which time attendances have grown year on year and audiences have responded enthusiastically in their thousands to a more varied and exciting progr...

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West Swindon After School Club wows parents with performance

Author sees children bring her book to life at West Swindon Family Centre

Children from After School Club at the West Swindon Family Centre wowed their families and a local author who came to see their performance of “Mr and Mrs Fox invite the Badgers for Lunch,&rdquo...

Easter at The Brunel Centre, Swindon

Fun and games with the Easter Bunny at The Brunel Centre, Swindon every day from 5 to 19 April.

Easter wouldn’t be the same without the Easter Bunny – and The Brunel, in Swindon’s town centre, will be welcoming this very special guest to the shopping centre every day from 5 Apr...

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Easter Family Activities in and around Swindon

Fun for all the family at Roves Farm, Purton House and Lydiard House and Park.

Roves Farm Saturday 5 to Monday 21 April Easter Bunny is back to his old tricks .. bet you can’t run faster than him. Create Easter cards, fluffy chicks and pictures in the craft area. Friday...

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