THIS week I was delighted to table a debate in Parliament, which received cross-party support and extensive media coverage, on the allocation of funding from the soft drinks industry levy for sport in schools.
SWINDON’S local Volvo dealership, Johnsons of Swindon, has played its part in securing the Swedish manufacturer’s highest overall UK sales figures for a quarter of a century, with 46,696 cars sold in 2016.
A LASTING tribute to Swindon’s darling of the silver screen, Diana Dors, will be unveiled tomorrow at noon - so you'd better queue up early or risk missing the big reveal.
The sun has certainly not set on pop punk band, As The Sun Sleeps, as for the last two years the musicians have been building a firm following for their slick punk melodies.
THE Pride of Swindon Awards are all about recognising the selfless and inspiring work done by those in the community.
SNOW has fallen in parts of Wiltshire overnight but with some areas not seeing any at all.
NEWS that an established property investment firm is looking to get involved in the North Star redevelopment project has been welcomed by the cabinet member responsible for regeneration.
A MAN who has admitted his part in the trade in heroin and crack cocaine has been warned he is facing a mandatory seven year jail term.
SHOPPERS will soon be able to move seamlessly from Canal Walk into the Brunel Centre’s flagship food court.
LABOUR are calling for the new shadow parish councils to be given extra time to set their precept and agree the transfer of assets and services.
A WOMAN who spent nine days in hospital has praised staff for their tireless work amid chaotic conditions.
THE science lab has been whirring in overdrive at Lethbridge Primary School this week as staff and pupils got together for the annual science fair.
PLANS to build a brand new secondary school with state of the art facilities in East Wichel have been unveiled to the public for the first time.
SHOULD MY SON BE MORE REBELLIOUS?
COUNCILLORS in Haydon Wick have spoken out against the recent spate of littering and fly-tipping that has blighted the parish.
A HONDA worker who took over the driving from a friend to reverse a car into his driveway has been banned from the roads for three years.
AS ARCTIC weather hits Swindon, volunteers are busy stitching warm fleecy blankets for the homeless.
A £5,000 grant towards the cost of an artificial grass pitches for junior players is being bid for by Cricklade Cricket Club.
Imperial House is new home to Advance Insurance.
VANDAL Dean Morse was ordered to pay £2,000 compensation after he pleaded guilty to 18 counts of spraying graffiti on buildings in the Brunel Shopping Centre.