Thursday, November 15, 2018

Swindon News

Hotel removed from new North Star Development plans and traffic lights...

Plans for the new North Star Development have been updated with the big change being the removal of the planned 130 bed hotel hotel...

Wiltshire News

Wiltshire Air Ambulance, Swindon

WAA win two Awards of Excellence

A dedicated volunteer and a successful fundraising campaign for its new airbase has resulted in Wiltshire Air Ambulance winning two prestigious awards.

The charity enjoyed...

Air ambulance flying high with fun day donation

Wiltshire Air Ambulance is better off to the tune of £1,000 thanks to the fundraising efforts of two Swindon companies.

Akcess Medical, which runs a...

Chief Constable completes skydive to mark 100 years since the end of WW1

Chief Constable Kier Pritchard took to the skies over the weekend for a skydive to mark 100 years since the end of WW1.

Kier was...

Chief Constable to fall 10,000ft for the fallen this weekend

Chief Constable Kier Pritchard will be falling for the fallen this weekend as he completes a skydive in aid of Alabaré’s Homes for Veterans.

On...

Meet and Greet evening at Ramsbury Fire Station

Ramsbury fire station are holding an informal meet and greet evening on the 14thNovember from 7pm to encourage local people to become on-call firefighters...

St Marks Park, drugs

Police appeal for help after 89 year old woman’s purse stolen

Police are appealing for information and urging the public to be vigilant following a purse dip in Royal Wootton Bassett.

On 24th September, an 89-year-old...

Culture

Mischief Makers to celebrate fun summer of reading

Thousands of children in Swindon caught the reading bug this summer as part of the Mischief Makers Summer Reading Challenge.
This year’s challenge had a...

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...

Homelessness is no laughing matter

Swindon based comedian Sam Michael is aiming to use laughter to raise money for a subject that is anything but a laughing matter. Shocked...

Review: “Hymns for Robots” at the Shoebox Theatre, Swindon – 9th & 10th November

Delia Derbyshire is probably the most influential and pioneering British figures in early electronic music that you've never heard of.  As part of the...

Bohemian Rhapsody (film review)

Bohemian Rhapsody follows the formation of the band Queen, fronted by enigmatic Freddie Mercury (Rami Malek). Young Freddie finds a band called Smile, a...

Seagate e.p. – Al Holland (album review)

It isn’t always a groove or a lyric that hooks you into a song, sometimes it can be far subtler than that. On the...

UK News

Aldi to donate unsold food to Swindon charities on Christmas Eve

Supermarket chain Aldi will be donating any unsold food they have left on Christmas Eve to charities in need.

The retailer, which has branches across...

Review: “Hymns for Robots” at the Shoebox Theatre, Swindon – 9th & 10th November

Delia Derbyshire is probably the most influential and pioneering British figures in early electronic music that you've never heard of.  As part of the...

National week of action targets uninsured drivers on our roads

A national week of action to rid our roads of uninsured vehicles takes place next week with the launch of Operation Drive Insured 2018...

Medicinal cannabis on the NHS from TODAY – all you need to know

Today is the first time patients across Swindon can now be prescribed medicinal cannabis.

Cannabis based products in the form of pills, capsules and oils...

Experienced duo join WAA board of trustees

 

 

 

 

 

 

Two local residents have recently been appointed to Wiltshire Air Ambulance Charitable Trust’s Board of Trustees.

They are Mike Fellows, who has worked in...

Make the most of the mild autumn weather while it lasts

Swindonians should make the most of the mild weather we currently have as it is expected to come to a sudden halt as we...

Just For Fun

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...

Brussels sprout flavoured crisps anyone?

Walkers Crisps are launching Brussels sprout crisps this Christmas along with pigs in blankets and turkey & stuffing flavours.
You can buy single 32.5g packs...