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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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Nell In Preliminary GB Squad Call Up

Swindon Wildcats forward Aaron Nell in preliminary squad for GB final qualifiers for 2014 Winter Olympics

Swindon Wildcats forward Aaron Nell has been named in the preliminary 32-man squad being assembled ahead of Great Britain's final qualifiers for the 2014 Winter Olympics which are being held in Sochi,...

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Swindon to Kemble railway line dualling launched

VIP trip to mark official start to £45m upgrade to line

Network Rail organised a VIP trip to launch £45m project to upgrade the line between Swindon and Gloucester via Kemble and Stroud. The new infrastructure will increase capacity allowing for the...

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Author takes The Link magazine to Swindon Books in Hong Kong

Swindon author Neil Griffiths returns from running children's reading workshops in Hong Kong and China

Swindon children’s author Neil Griffiths returned in early December from a visit to Hong Kong and China where he ran early years’ reading workshops at after-school centres and schools. ...

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Two ambassadors impressed by work to brighten up classrooms

Ambassadors from Zambia and Zimbabwe visited Swindon to discuss how the solar powered lighting system invented by Roger Mugridge from Cricklade is making an impact on education in their countries.

Ambassadors from Zambia and Zimbabwe visited the town in November to discuss how the solar powered lighting system invented by Roger Mugridge from Cricklade is making an impact on education in their c...

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North Swindon teachers visit Kenyan partners

Abbey Meads teachers build on partnership project at Mwitasy Ano Primary School

Abbey Meads reception teacher Liz Arblaster and Y2 teacher Claire Walsh travelled to Kenya in October to visit Mwitasy Ano Primary School and children’s rescue centre, building on the British Co...

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