Monday, July 23, 2018

Swindon News

Lilia shines at Voice Kids Final

Lilia Slattery opened The Voice Kids 2018 live final this evening with a perfect rendition of Etta James’ Somethings Got A Hold On Me. 

The...

Wiltshire News

Wiltshire Air Ambulance resumes operations

Wiltshire Air Ambulance is pleased to confirm that its helicopter is now able to resume flying operations.

Following rigorous testing of the Bell 429 helicopter...

Life saving police officer wins prestigious bravery award

A retired Wiltshire Police officer who risked his own life to save a suicidal woman from the train tracks has been honoured at the...

Update on Salisbury Plain fire

Smoke from the on-going fire on the Salisbury Plain impact area has been affecting large parts of West Wiltshire to as far away as...

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PCC responds to Prime Minister’s funding announcement

Angus Macpherson, Police and Crime Commissioner for Wiltshire and Swindon said, "For our county to find itself at the centre of another Novichok related...

Experience a virtual Avebury stone circle

Visitors to the Alexander Keiller Museum at National Trust Avebury have a unique opportunity to take part in a research project looking into the...

DWFRS goes for Gold!

Local communities will soon be seeing all Dorset & Wiltshire Fire and Rescue Service (DWFRS) firefighters in new gold firefighting clothing rather than the...

Culture

Preview: “After Today” at the Victoria, Swindon – Wednesday 25th July

On Wednesday night the Victoria in Old Town will be hosting an Edinburgh Fringe preview of a new darkly comedic play: "After Today -...

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What to take on holiday: 10 things you really shouldn’t be packing

Working out what to pack for holiday is a fine art.

Be honest: do you really need two outfits for every day of your trip?...

Review: Spur of the Moment – The Shoebox Theatre, Swindon – Thursday 19th July

Another night of the longest, hottest summer of living memory.  On the walk to Theatre Square last night I passed a camel train plodding...

Love what’s under your feet!

Swindon Museum and Art Gallery are holding a free Family Archaeology Day in celebration of Swindon’s archaeology collection.

Swindon Museum and Art Gallery (SM&AG) have...

Along The Road – Dirk Schwenk and the Truth  (album review)

Along The Road follows in some classic musical footsteps. The blend of smooth country tones, deft and dexterous blues licks and just the gentlest...

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New poetry-centric open mic. night

Poetry Swindon is proud to present a brand new open mic, starting on Monday 30th July.

‘Wordrakers’ is a monthly poetry-centric open mic held at the Castle Inn on...

UK News

Sentence increase for gang selling imported puppies

Four men have today had their sentences increased after the Solicitor General, Robert Buckland QC MP, personally presented their cases to the Court of...

NHS workers offered a free overnight stay in a UK hotel between now and...

Hallmark Hotels is celebrating the 70th anniversary of the NHS by offering staff a free night's stay at one of it's locations for the...

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Police called as pet left in parked car as temperatures soared over 26C

Concerned Swindon shoppers called police to a town centre car park this afternoon after spotting a dog left locked inside a car as temperatures...

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Swindon man arrested at West Swindon shopping centre in possession of a taser

A man has been arrested this afternoon on suspicion of possession of a Taser.

Police were called to the car park at the West Swindon...

Watch out for fake Argos texts offering refunds

Fake text messages posing as Argos are being sent out and claim that you are owed a refund from the company.

There is a link...

Brits stop divorcing to watch World Cup

The World Cup is bad for divorce according to divorce experts in the UK.

England reaching the quarter finals of the FIFA World Cup has...

Just For Fun

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...

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BBC Three’s ‘This Country’ will be back for third series

BBC Three has commissioned both a one-off special and a third series for Cotswold based mocumentary 'This Country'.

This comes following the recent cliff-hanger at...

Did you know you can legally buy stolen goods and raise money for good...

We have all seen the police warnings about buying stolen goods on sites like Facebook, eBay and Gumtree but did you know you can...