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A Solicitor in Cricklade (again!)

Legal advice now available in Cricklade for the first time since the early 1990's

There has not been a firm of solicitors practising in Cricklade since Peter Elliott closed his office in the early 1990’s. Since then residents from the Cricklade area, requiring specialist leg...

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Cycle path makes it easier to reach South Marston Business Park

Sustrans unveils new traffic-free route to encourage commuters to walk and cycle to work

Local travel champions, Sustrans staff, Swindon Borough Council and members of the public - on their bikes and walking - attended the unveiling of Sustrans new cycle path and portrait bench art on Thu...

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Ladies' rugby captain from Swindon recognised for volunteering

Claire given exclusive opportunity to observe England Senior Squad training session at Pennyhill Park

Supermarine Ladies' Captain and Team Manager, Claire Legg has been recognised for her voluntary contributions to rugby, but sadly her visit to see the England squad training session did nothing to pre...

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Former Swindon student gets used to a school in Chicago with 3,000 pupils

Shefali Singh, who used to live in Shaw, contrasts education in the USA and England

Shefali Singh, who used to live in Shaw, described spending 6 months at school in India in the January 2012 Swindon Link magazine, comparing the experience to attending school in England. In Septembe...

Last Call for Early Bird Discounts to the Sarsen Trail

Book before midnight on Sunday 17 March to take advantage of the discount.

Less than a week remains for the early bird discount for the hugely popular Sarsen Trail and Neolithic Marathon. Have you booked your place yet? The Sarsen Trail and Neolithic Marathon is Wiltshire ...

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Westlea children sing for Young Voices

Primary school choir members join over 2,000 children to sing at London's O2 arena

Members of the acclaimed Westlea Primary School choir joined a mass gathering of over 2,000 children to sing in front of a sell out crowd at London’s O2 Arena in January. The programme also inc...

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Could your school be one in a thousand to help educate girls in the Commonwealth?

Project aims to engage 1,000 UK schools in sponsoring education of girls

The Commonwealth Countries League is aiming to engage 1,000 UK schools in sponsoring the secondary education of 1,000 girls across the Commonwealth and Swindon-based CCL Education Fund secretary Dr Ca...

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Swindon cycling team rides from Paris in aid of Help for Heroes

350 miles from Paris to London - on a four man 'quattrocycle'!

Adam Griffin, manager of Blunsdon Abbey Park and a team of four friends and colleagues, are peddling the 350 miles from Paris to the Cenotaph in London during the last week in May in aid of Help for H...

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Swindon Trauma Group welcomes survivors of the Bath Baedecker blitz raids

People who lived through the World War II bombing of Bath that took place 70 years ago make a visit to Lydiard Park

The Mayor and Mayoress of Swindon, Michael and Ruth Bray, met people who survived the wartime bombing of Bath 70 years ago in the Lydiard Park conference centre in early November The Swindon Trauma G...

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Private school near Swindon holds open days on 15 & 16 March

Scholarships at Meadowpark School, Cricklade, now put private education within reach of more families

Meadowpark, the independent school in Cricklade, is holding open days in March and the headteacher Mrs Rajvinder Kular wants parents to know that a scholarship scheme has put private education within ...

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Musicians branch out for Olive Tree cafe: Friday 8 March

Radio 1 exposed Colour the Atlas and The Hyperbolics headline show to raise money and awareness of Swindon mental health charity

Music fans are being given the chance to watch the latest up-and-coming talent while supporting a Swindon charity at a very special gig. Rising stars Colour the Atlas, who have received Radio 1 airpl...

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Swindon College art students enjoy culture of Poland

Students explore museums and galleries to experience the unique and rich art

More than fifty Foundation, Access and Degree students from the School of Art have been on a residential visit where they experienced the unique and rich art of Poland. Taking in the culture, they ex...

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Stay safe this winter with The Mobility Store

Providing a valuable service for people with long term or temporary incapacity.

The Mobility Store in Wroughton specialises in providing mobility aids, specialist foot care, hearing tests, rise and recline furniture, adjustable beds, bathlifts and stairlifts, as well as wheelchai...

25th trail across the Wiltshire landscape

Register now for Sarsen Trail and Neolithic Marathon on Sunday 5 May.

Registration for the 25th anniversary Sarsen Trail and Neolithic Marathon, in aid of Wiltshire Wildlife Trust on Sunday 5 May is now open. It’s for serious runners, walkers and cyclists, and al...

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Swindon actress wins prime role in A Chorus Line

Former Ridgeway School student to play in eagerly awaited West End show

Ex-Ridgeway School student to play in eagerly awaited West End show Georgie Ashford, 22, who attended Ridgeway School, Wroughton has won a role in this years most anticipated West End Musical - A Cho...

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MP helps win battle for financial education on the curriculum

National curriculum to include financial mathematics

Justin Tomlinson MP assists pfeg charity to financial education success The Personal Finance Education Group has welcomed a “huge victory” for the campaign for compulsory financial educat...

Entries open for south west tech awards

SPARKies awards celebrate the very best of the region's tech and digital sector.

Entries have opened today for the SPARKies awards, aimed at celebrating the very best of the region’s tech and digital sector. The SPARKies awards are run as part of Bath Digital Festival and a...

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Watching the Wildlife Detectives at Lower Moor Farm on 13 February

Join WWT Wildlife Detectives for a nature walk of discovery

Ever wondered what an owl eats? Here’s your chance to find out by joining Wiltshire Wildlife Trust’s Wildlife Detectives at Lower Moor Farm on Wednesday, 13 February. The Trust’s te...

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Mitchemp Trust seeks teams to take the 10 peaks in 10 hours challenge

40 teams to take on the Brecon Challenge on 16 March in order to help hundreds

A Wiltshire based charity is looking for 40 teams to climb 10 peaks in 10 hours in March to raise money to help change the lives of vulnerable young people in the county. The Mitchemp Trust’s B...

Puppy walkers being recruited on 16 February

Guide Dogs are looking to recruit volunteer puppy walkers in the Swindon area - find out more at The Brunel Centre

Guide Dogs are once again looking to recruit volunteer puppy walkers in the Swindon area. Swindon Guide Dogs for the Blind are bringing together puppies and their walkers in The Brunel Centre on Satu...

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Purton Amateur Dramatic Society presents panto Sinbad the Sailor!

Purton Village Hall - Thursday 7 to Saturday 9 February

Purton Amateur Dramatic Society presents Sinbad the Sailor! Thursday 7 February: 7.30pm Friday 8 February: 7.30pm Saturday 9 February: 2.30pm & 7.30pm Fun for all the family, with smoking sea ...

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Last of the few Polish pilot heroes laid to rest in Swindon

In memory of Tony Rogers, World War II pilot who fought the Russians on the ground and survived prison camp, before reaching Britain to fly Spitfires and bombers

Polish World War II pilot Flight Lieutenant C A ‘Tony’ Rogers, who adopted the English surname of his screen heroes Roy and Ginger, passed away on 15 January at the age of 91 at Hyperion N...

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New College drama students stage new one act plays on 7 & 8 February

New College Drama Students are set to stage two evenings of new one act plays to be seen in Swindon and nationally.

Drama Students from New College, Swindon are set to stage two evenings of new one act plays that will go on to be seen at local and national theatre festivals. The first group of students who will be...

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Is this your rubbish? asks Wilts Wildlife Trust. Come and get it!

Who is responsible for dumping their rubbish at Ravensroost, near Malmesbury?

Most of us enjoy a lovely walk in Wiltshire’s beautiful countryside, regardless of the weather. Many of us will head to one of Wiltshire Wildlife Trust’s 37 stunning nature reserves when...

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Become a Yoga Teacher, connect with nature

Thinking of changing your career to become a yoga teacher? Go for the yoga teacher training that will make you stand out.

Thinking of changing your career to become a yoga teacher? Go for the yoga teacher training that will make you stand out. With hundreds of yoga styles and yoga teacher training schools out there, it'...

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Swindon student living, working and studying in America

Former Ridgeway School and New College graduate says Swindon is quite well known in the USA, thanks to The Office and playing for Swindon Town FC in online soccer games

Lucy Westcott from Westlea, who studied at The Ridgeway School and New College, Swindon before graduating in American Studies at Sussex University, is currently studying at the University of Maryland,...

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