Saturday, December 15, 2018

Swindon News

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Westfield Way closed due serious incident

Westfield Way in North Swindon is currently closed after reports of a serious incident, rumoured to involve someone falling from the bridge into the...

Wiltshire News

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Duchess of Cornwall opens Wiltshire Air Ambulance airbase

The Duchess of Cornwall, Camilla Parker Bowles has officially opened the new home for the Wiltshire Air Ambulance at Semington, near Melksham.

The Air Ambulance...

Walkers launches first UK crisp packet recycling scheme – this is how it works

Walkers crisps have this week launched a nationwide crisp packet recycling scheme.

The UK-wide recycling initiative for crisp packets is free to use and allows...

Explore Christmas through the ages and the story of Saint Nicholas at Avebury

This Christmas, Avebury Manor is inviting visitors to discover Christmas through the ages and to learn about the story of Saint Nicholas.

Once the home...

Make Fire Safety top of your Christmas list

With just Christmas just around the corner, Dorset & Wiltshire Fire & Rescue Service has released some top tips to help keep your family...

Warning on candle safety after bedroom fire

Dorset & Wiltshire Fire and Rescue Service is reminding people to take care with candles after a bedroom fire last night (5 December).

Fire crews...

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Marsha the Mascot has busy first birthday

One of Wiltshire Air Ambulance’s most loved team mem-bears marked her first birthday on Sunday (2 December) by attending three fundraising events.

Marsha, the charity’s...

Culture

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A touch of Genie-us with the baby shark as Wyvern’s Aladdin pantomime dazzles

When you go to see a panto you expect all of the predictable bases to be covered; a soap star headliner, a strong singer...

World Book Day

Another treat for anyone interested in reading and writing!

This Friday 14th December, from 7.40pm at the Friends Meeting House, Eastcott Hill, Swindon, Jill Sharp will be giving a talk and leading discussion at...

De Maria –  Sparkhouse (single review)

If grunge music has a reputation for being challenging and confrontational and more traditional rock forms seem rife with cliche and stereotypical sonic meanderings...

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Artswords Writers’ Café – seasonal special

The Writers’ Cafe usually takes place on the last Tuesday of the month in the cafe area of Swindon Central Library. Because the last Tuesday...

Creative People & Places, first steering group meeting announced

People may already be aware that in early 2019 Swindon will be eligible to apply to Arts Council England under their Creative People and Places programme...

Easy Killer  – Heavy AmericA (single review)

Heavy AmericA have a way of getting to the root of what rock and metal is all about. As I pointed out before when...

UK News

How does a Tory leadership contest work?

Later this evening Theresa May will face a leadership challenge from Tory MPs after delaying a Commons vote on her Brexit deal.

Why is the...

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Theresa May to contest the no confidence vote

Theresa may has this morning announced she is going to fight the upcoming no confidence vote after it has been confirmed 48 letters from...

City of Sanctuary

Students and Sanctuary Seekers gather to highlight Safety and Welcome

On Tuesday 11th December, 4:00pm-5:00pm, at Drove Primary School, teachers from Drove Primary School and artists Rachel Pryor and Nicky-Ann Walker will be talking...

Uber to offer NHS staff free rides over Christmas

From this week, NHS doctors and nurses through to support staff will be able to claim free rides to use over the festive period...

Recycling Technologies returns to crowdfunding to launch a revolution in plastics recycling

Today Recycling Technologies opens its second campaign to raise a minimum of £1.3m with Crowdcubeas it seeks to build and open its first commercial...

Highworth

Witness appeal to burglary in Swindon

Wiltshire Police are appealing for witnesses to a burglary at a Swindon flat.

Between 2pm on Tuesday 20 November and 8pm on Sunday 25 November,...

Just For Fun

When do the 12 days of Christmas start and what do they all celebrate?

On the first day of Christmas my true love gave to me a Partridge in a Pear Tree. (so sorry you are going to...

The secret Netflix codes which will unlock the Christmas movie library

The Coca-Cola advert has been spotted on TV which means the countdown to Christmas has officially begun.

If like (some of) us here at The Swindonian, you...

The Best Christmas Adverts Of All Time – do you agree?

The fireworks have fizzled out and Panto is just around the corner which means the Christmas season is well and truly upon us.

This past...

Become a professional cuddler and get paid £30 an hour

Team Tactics, a team building company from Kent, are looking to recruit 'professional cuddlers' to help run its 'Cuddle a Co-worker' scheme.

The unusual role on...

When are the clocks going back?

Every year we get at least one email asking us when the clocks are going to change and again this year it is no...

Take 18 days off work in 2019 and use just nine holidays

As we come to the last few months of the 2018 employers and employees alike are thinking ahead to 2019 holidays - and why...