Sunday, September 23, 2018

Swindon News

Views sought for new car parking standards

Swindon Borough Council is seeking the views of members of the public as it seeks to update its Parking Standards document.

People are being asked...

Wiltshire News

St Marks Park, drugs

Wiltshire Police needs your views on equality and diversity in policing

Wiltshire Police are seeking views from the public and partner agencies on our proposed new Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) Strategy for Wiltshire and...

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Update on incident in Salisbury city centre

Yesterday evening, Wiltshire Police and partners declared a major incident following a report that two people had fallen ill in Salisbury.

Police received a call...

Early harvesting starts at Swindon’s nearest vineyard

Harvesting has started at Poulton Hill Vineyard, on the Wiltshire / Gloucestershire border, as UK growers prepare for a vintage year.

With the summer delivering...

Dorset & Wiltshire Fire and Rescue Service pledges its support for Gas Safety Week

Dorset & Wiltshire Fire and Rescue Service has pledged its support for Gas Safety Week (17-23 September) and will be using the week to...

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Crime prevention advice following Swindon bike thefts

Wiltshire Police are offering crime prevention advice to cyclists following a spate of bike thefts in Swindon over the summer.

They have also released a...

uk business fire safety week

Is your business safe from fire?

Dorset & Wiltshire Fire and Rescue Service is offering businesses fire safety advice as part of the National Fire Chiefs Council's (NFCC's) Business Safety...

Culture

A quick chat with Harry Hill

Last time Harry Hill was in Swindon an apparently inebriated man in his underpants climbed on to the stage and began to chat with...

Comedy legend Ross Noble returns to Swindon

Having starred earlier this year in Mel Brooks’ West End monster-hit musical, ‘Young Frankenstein’, surrealist connoisseur and story spinner Ross Noble is returning to stages...

Evening Machines – Gregory Alan Isakov (album review)

My knowledge of folk is limited, I find it hard to listen to the British working-class stories of toil, trouble and industry, but I...

Crocodile Tears and The Velvet Cosh –  David J (album review)

Stock in the Bauhaus name is riding high at the moment. With one half of the band currently working as Poptone and David J undertaking...

Rude Rebels  –  Neville and Sugary Staple (album review)

If Two-Tone was the perfect storm of the imported Jamaican ska and reggae sounds and the punk spirit and wild energy that was fermenting...

Finding Beauty in Chaos –  Beauty in Chaos ( album review)

Beauty in Chaos is a strange and intriguing prospect and like anything deserving of such a description is hard to easily pin down. Too...

UK News

Cricklade Road

Have you seen this man?

Wiltshire Police are appealing for information from the public regarding the whereabouts of a wanted man.

Brian Tchenda, aged 22, from the North London area...

Launch of James and the Giant Peach themed adventure kit

To encourage children to explore Westonbirt Arboretum after school, Forestry Commission England has joined in partnership with Roald Dahl Story Company to create the...

Children’s charity Jessie May shortlisted for Tesco community scheme funding

Swindon-based children’s hospice at home charity Jessie May is bidding to bag a massive cash boost from the Tesco Bags of Help initiative.

Tesco teamed...

Family fun at Emergency Services Show

This year’s Emergency Services Show promises to be fun for all the family – including pet dogs!

Astute Canine Dog Club’s agility team will be...

Nominate your best neighbour of 2018

Neighbourhood Watch and our sponsor Co-op Insurance has just launched a nationwide search to find and celebrate some of the best and most considerate...

Get your ticket for this year’s Emergency Services Show

This year's Emergency Services Show takes place on Sunday 16 September, from 10am- 4pm, at Cotswold Airport, Kemble, GL7 6BQ (only 10 mins from Hullavington / M4 J17...

Just For Fun

Entering our Fantasy Football League? Here is our pick of the best team names...

So you're about to enter The Swindonian Fantasy Football League but before you can get started, you need to think of a good name.

There...

Enter The Swindonian Fantasy Premier League mini league

Swindon Town kicked off the Football League campaign in style last weekend with the latest of late comebacks to pick up three points and...

The X Factor Auditions – NHS Appreciation Day 2018

On Thursday 26th July TV audience ticketing company, Applause Store are inviting NHS staff and their friends and families to celebrate 70 years with...

Hunted ‘fugitives’ rumoured to be in Swindon

‘Fugitives’ aiming to win a TV reality show are rumoured to be hiding out in Swindon this evening.

Ismail Haruna and his on the run...

Gin only second most popular spirit

Mark Harris, of Pernod Ricard UK, estimated that there were around 9.2 million cocktails drinkers in the UK last year, with the industry worth...

Shipwrecked returns to TV after seven years and you could be a contestant

Reality TV show Shipwrecked is returning and the casting team are inviting applications from wannabe castaways who fancy being stranded on a tropical paradise.

Makers...