Wednesday, September 19, 2018
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Improving town’s educational outcomes top of Swindon Challenge agenda

Education leaders in Swindon have set out their bold vision for improving educational outcomes in the town's schools through the launch of a new...

Sample the ultimate Roman holiday at Palazzo Dama

If you have ever wanted to experience the opulence of the past without sacrificing the comforts of the modern age, then Rome’s Palazzo Dama...

Labour declares war on late payment to Swindon’s small businesses

Nearly half of small businesses in Swindon experienced late payment from bigger companies last year, costing them tens of thousands of pounds and forcing...

Music Thursday : Songbag – Jimmy Ragazzon (album review)

I shouldn’t be that surprised that a man with his feet planted so firmly in Italian soil can sound so authentically part of the...

The Fuzz and All That They Feed – Port...

Port Erin are known for hopping genres as easily as you or I might flick through TV channels – funk, psychedelia, jazz grooves, trippy...

Music Thursday : Hang on a Second – Them Dead Beats...

It may be a very simple idea, but as is often the case with simple ideas, it’s a good one, namely take the groove...

Music Thursday : Brutalism – Idles (album review)

If Divide and Conquer hinted at a snarling, confrontational beast of an album to follow, I don’t think many were expecting it to be...

Music Thursday : Any Joy – Adam Scott Glasspool (e.p....

Modern technology has presented a lot of new sonic possibilities, even for the grassroots, jobbing musician. A guitar is no longer just a guitar,...

Music Thursday : Tropical Soul – Holly Holden Y Su Banda...

When the term “world music” crept into the public consciousness it tended to be the domain of a certain type of guy (and it...

Music Thursday : Florescentia – Charlotte Cardinale (e.p. review)

Ever since a string of, essentially pop, artists from Amy Winehouse to Duffy to current hyperbolic sensation Adele re-appropriated and repackaged soul for a...