A BRITISH Paralympian fresh from success in Rio gave a special presentation to students at Swindon College yesterday in a bid to inspire them to follow their dreams.
A WOMAN has told a jury how Martin Connolly used to put pornography on TV ‘like it was the Cartoon Network’ when she was a young child.
AFTER being pulled over for driving without any lights on, a 36-year-old woman failed to blow a specimen of breath with the right amount of pressure, a court heard.
KEEPING watch as an old friend carried out a theft in Highworth landed a 27-year-old Swindon man in front of magistrates.
A man admits setting fire to a primary school which was partially destroyed in a blaze early on Wednesday.
I ALWAYS find the term “80s music” when used as a label a bit of an odd concept. After all how the hell can a decade also be a genre?
EVE BUCKLAND heads to Munich to discover there’s more to the place than beer and sausages
PARENTS in the South West are being encouraged to be “food smart” and take control of their children’s diets.
I THINK I’m turning into a Moomin.
My last column of 2016 focused on the many success stories of the previous 12 months and conveyed my optimism for the year ahead. So I was therefore very disappointed to hear of the sad news on New Year’s Eve of the fire at the Coate museum.
A MUTE teenager who went on to find his voice through song after nearly 15 years locked in silence has released his debut album.
ONE thing about writing this column is that people don’t seem to have any fear of voicing an opinion as to how I could do it a lot better.
MAGISTRATES have imposed a domestic violence protection order on a man accused of being abusive to his wife and transgender child on New Year’s Eve.
Joe Theobald, aka DJ Captain Wormhole, Looks at all things vinyl
ROSS Noble can never stay away from his beloved Swindon too long.
EMERGENCY services have partially reopened Junction 16 of the M4 after being closed due to a gas leak.
A recent health scare (well, a mild bout of sciatica) has made John Shuttleworth reflect on his mortality, and the many things he needs to do before the inevitable move into a hospice. And he plans to share his musings, pearls of wisdom, and, of course, new ditties in My Last Will and Tasty Mint.
THE Market Theatre Company is out to give the older generation a viable alternative to the family pantomime in Puss & Dick. With minimal sets, and only a few props and costume changes the company of three plucky actors takes on the traditional tale and distorts it almost beyond recognition - packing it with corny jokes, raunchy plots and blatant sexual innuendo. Previously the troupe has corrupted and/or ruined timeless children’s stories in Slapper Beauty and Aladdin Trouble.
TIME is running out to catch the Wyvern’s barmy panto – oh yes it is!
Sofia and Sienna Lost in Happy Land is performed by Dorcan Performing Arts Group from Thursday, January 11 to Friday, January 13, 2017 in the Dorcan Academy, Swindon.