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Film: LIKE FATHER, LIKE SON (12th November)

The lives of two Japanese families are turned upside-down when they learn that their 6-year-old sons were accidentally switched at birth. A lovely family drama from Hirokazu Koreeda, director of Still...355

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Film: WE ARE THE BEST! (19th November)

A charming and funny film from Sweden, capturing what it's like to be young and misunderstood. In the early 1980's, three teenage girls decide to form a punk band, even though two of them can't play, ...369

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Friends of Christ Church Charity Christmas Market (22nd November)

Free tables for charities/community groups Refreshments To book a table: 01793 521732 Email: fdpitt@yahoo.co.uk or carolinempitt@googlemail.com

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Film: BELLE (25th November)

Inspired by the real-life Dido Belle, the mixed-race daughter of an 18th century British Naval Officer, this handsome period drama interweaves a fascinating story of love, intrigue and stirring social...411

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Film: BELLE (25th November)

Inspired by the real-life Dido Belle, who was the mixed-race daughter of an 18th century British Naval Officer, this handsome period drama interweaves a fascinating story of love, intrigue and stirrin...412

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Film: NEBRASKA (28th November)

In this funny and affectionate road movie, Bruce Dern plays an aging, booze-addled father who travels from Montana to Nebraska with his long-suffering son to claim a million-dollar marketing prize. Ce...215

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Diabetes UK Swindon Group Meeting (2nd December)

Details of speaker yet to be confirmed

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Film: THE GREAT BEAUTY (3rd December)

Winner of just about every major prize this year - Paolo Sorrentino's stylish and beautifully filmed homage to Rome is also a meditation on first love, squandered talent, and the moral chaos that per...370

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Christmas at STEAM (6th December - 7th December)

Come and join in the festivities with a superb live choir, festive entertainment and a luxury Christmas Market.

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Film: THE LUNCHBOX (17th December)

A delightful and engaging film from India, about a grumpy accountant and a bored housewife whose paths cross because of a mistake in delivery of their lunchboxes. Cert PG, 104 mins A Swindon Film Soc...308

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Swindon Scene Stories

Fundraising for Swindon Guide Dogs

6 October - Quiz Night, 11 October - Sporting Dinner, 14 October - Swindon Half Marathon

New campaign encourages freshers to get the Meningitis C vaccine booster

MenC vaccine booster for teenagers now available


Get in the 'Sing-a-long' habit with free town centre taster sing-a-long

Sound of Music sing-a-long at Wharf Green - Friday 26 September


Total Guide To named Best Business Website

Swindon based company's success at Bath Chronicle Business Awards 2014


These boots are make for walking!

Sainsbury's Stratton colleagues hit the road for Jubilee Gardens!

Madam Renards Swindon calls for acts to Mini Fringe 2015

Shows planned for various venues in April

Step up the ladder for North Swindon MP

Justin Tomlinson MP is set to start a new parliamentary role in September as Private Secretary to Ed Vaizey MP, Cabinet Minister for Culture, Media and Sport.

Arthur Smith sings Leonard Cohen (Vol. 2)

Wyvern Theatre, Swindon - 27 September


Small Tortoiseshell Fights Back

Big Butterfly Count shows one of the UK's favourite butterflies making a come back

Home alone without a partner

Social afternoon for widowed women and men at West Swindon Library starting 25 September


A Vintage Celebration for Fallen Heroes

Supporting Scotty's Little Soldiers at MECA Swindon, Saturday 4 October

Pre-loved fashion show

Dressability - Thursday 25 September, 3-7pm

Eat and/or run for Swindon Guide Dogs

Great British Classics Menu charity night and Swindon Half Marathon in support of 4Joy


Old Town Autumn Fayre - Christ Church Swindon

Saturday 20 September, 12 noon to 4pm

Orchestra holds open rehearsal and concert

Royal Wootton Bassett Orchestra invites instrument players of all standards to take part in an open rehearsal on Saturday 20 September.


HomeSense to open first Swindon store creating 43 new jobs

Brand new store opens its door on Thursday 18 September

Swindon councillor raises concerns over future of Shopmobility

Proposed new premises for Shopmobility too small to accommodate the same stock and equipment currently held.

Specialist health and social care website launched to connect job seekers with employers

www.jobsincare.co.uk brings together thousands of jobs across all areas of health and social care

Consultation continues into future of Fire & Rescue Service

A wide ranging consultation to consider options for the future of Wiltshire Fire & Rescue Service is continuing for another six weeks.

War-themed events continue at Swindon Central Library

17 September - talk on World War I Poets by Lynda Warren; 25 September - talk on war photographer Robert Capa by Robert Bateman


Pick your perfect three-bedroom home west of Swindon

Secure your perfect property at Ridgeway Farm

Nursing home celebrates 30 years of care

Ashgrove House Nursing Home in Purton has celebrated its 30th anniversary with a service of celebration and afternoon tea.

SwICC hailed as the PLACE to be

Swindon Intermediate Care Centre achieves top marks in annual Patient-Led Assessments of the Care Environment


The 'Dorset Do' and 'See It Made' Craft Show

Saturday 27 September - Ringwood School