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 Swindon schoolgirl was then made to wait for all of the other finalists to perform before seeing Daniel announced as...

Lydiard House is given new lease of life as repair works get underway

Vital maintenance work to rejuvenate historic Lydiard House has begun in earnest.

Swindon Borough Council is in the process of putting £850,000 into the Grade 1 listed building to carry out essential repairs.

So far, improvements have been made to the external stonework by specialist stonemasons,...

Heart-warming letters shared between generations as part of pen pals project

Friendships have been forged between local primary school children and older, isolated individuals thanks to a letter writing project.

The Council’s Community Health and Wellbeing Team set up a pen pals project in May as a way of tackling loneliness and isolation among older people...


Jessie May charity to receive government funding

MP for South Swindon, Robert Buckland has welcomed the news that charity, Jessie May will receive Government funding.

Robert had previously met with the charity to discuss an increase in provision across Swindon and show his support for their amazing work.

The charity were recently in...

Strategic transport group welcomes Hertfordshire and Swindon to its ranks

Swindon Borough Council has officially been confirmed as one of the latest local authorities to join England’s Economic Heartland (EEH), which provides leadership for economic growth in a corridor reaching from Swindon in the west through Oxfordshire and the South Midlands to Cambridgeshire in...

Wiltshire maths resource publisher hopes national awards will add up to a win

A niche Wiltshire publishing company, set up by a primary school consultant passionate about enthusing children with maths, is in the running for a prestigious national award for the second consecutive year.

Buzzard Publishing, run by Liz Hopkins, a former primary and secondary school teacher...

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

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 rest of 2018.

The free overnight stay is valid each Sunday evening when NHS staff spend £50 on food and drink in any...