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Saturday, February 24, 2018
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New faces and a facelift at Lechlade’s oldest estate agent

Long-serving Lechlade estate agent Moore Allen & Innocent has restated its commitment to the town by investing in new staff and a refurbishment of the premises.

WAA’s new airbase project receives £250, 000 donation

Wiltshire Air Ambulance’s state-of-the-art new airbase has been praised by the HELP (Helicopter Emergency Landing Pads) Appeal, which has generously funded the helipad with a £250,000 donation.

Disaffection –  Nostalgist (album review)

Disaffection is both an updating of the past for those who weren’t there and also a reminder for those that were.

RTS Group named in Sunday Times’s top 100 companies list for...

Automotive learning and development agency RTS Group has been named among the Sunday Times 100 Best Small Companies to work for 2018.

Something Left Behind  –  Wasuremono (album review)

It is pop, of sorts, but pop that refuses to play by the rules, instead ricocheting between eighties experimental post-punkery, 4AD influenced sonic dreaming, feel good psych-pop, acid laced avant-gardening and a whole host of sounds and styles which you might be hard pushed to actually put a name to.
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Witness appeal after dog attacks sheep in Seend

Wiltshire Police is appealing for information following a serious incident of livestock worrying in a field in the Seend area.

Melanina – Maff (album review)

Melanina combines the raw and blasted jagged edged beauty of The Jesus and Mary Chain, the more grunge infused drive of Dinosaur Jr. and the modern mindset of The Editors. It wanders between fragile soundscaping and walls of garage rock weight.

Award-winning illustrator to congratulate winners of children’s library competition

Throughout December and January, children across Swindon were asked to draw a picture of what they would like to be when they grow up and hand it in at their local library. The winners will receive a signed copy of the book ‘When I Grow Up’, by creators Tim Minchin and Steve Antony.

Chicken Wire –  Ash Gray (album review)

Chicken Wire gathers together a number of threads and musical themes and whilst tracks such as the brilliant opener The Other Man and the infectious boogie-groove of When The Devil Comes Home speaks to his Texas roots, more understated songs such as Josephine Clark feel much more part of the old world folk canon.

Creative fundraising for business & charity

Women in business are being challenged to look at new ways to grow and adapt their businesses at this year’s Swindon and Wiltshire Women in Business Conference.