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WILTSHIRE Council has taken the decision to close or transfer public toilets across the county to save money.
SWINDON appears to be weathering the introduction of the new National Living Wage according to the latest figures released by the Job Centre.
A charitable primary school pupil is set to cut nine inches off her hair in aid of a children’s cancer charity.
A FATHER daughter duo are drumming up support ahead of their eight hour marathon performance to raise money for two charities close to their hearts.
AN argument over how late a woman’s guests could stay in her hostel room and a broken tumble drier led to an assault on a security guard and a police officer who came to arrest her.
A CYCLIST has expressed his disbelief at the failure to fix a set of traffic lights at a main road crossing near the South Marston Industrial Estate four weeks after they first failed.
THE Phoenix Players are stepping into the dark side with a chilling production of Norman Robbins’s Prescription for Murder.
LEADING historian David Starkey will uncover the astonishingly dramatic, and gruesome, story of the Tudors in The King Is Dead next week, with some stomach-churning anecdotes to boot.
Hi On Maiden have been paying tribute to the rock giants Iron Maiden for the past 15 years, honing their craft and winning a strong following of heavy rock fans.
BRACE yourself for some serious rocking and rolling with Buddy Holly & The Cricketers. Now in its 24th year, “the fast and furious rock 'n' rollercoaster” production is back by popular demand with more timeless hits and head-bobbing anthems including That'll Be The Day, Peggy Sue and Oh Boy! Starring a fine crop of actor-musicians, whose combined West End credits include Buddy, Lennon, Forbidden Planet and Jailhouse Rock, the show was endorsed as Britain’s most popular Buddy Holly act when the boys guested on BBC One’s The One and Only, hosted by Graham Norton.
CALL it obedience or survival instinct but when eight-year-old Lee Meadows received tap shoes instead of his dream drum kit, because there would be no banging of skins in the house, he knew better than to argue with his mother. He strapped them on and got dancing.
RESIDENTS blighted by fly-tipping in their street have reached the end of their tether.
IT all began when Swindon Advertiser founder William Morris published the first ever history of the town more than 130 years ago.
SOME weeks the town’s available gigging options are subject to quality over quantity, other times there seems to be a lot going on but little new being added to the gigging canon, so it is great to see that this week we seem to have the best of both worlds, a selection that is both diverse and in great numbers.
THE Coral’s lilting Americana-style of spooky rock is given full reign in this latest album.
CELEBRATING his birthday with half a bottle of Smirnoff vodka and a packet of legal-high Spice, a man then tried to steal some DVDs from a town centre supermarket.
Signor Gatto will be joined on the mic by regular lyrical roughnecks Red Forman, Tall Liam and Dean ‘Got Bars to Get Barred’ Morse plus the inimitable DJ 51 sharing turntable duties with myself.
Aaron Renfree, dancer and choreographer to stars such as The Saturdays, Little Mix and Little Boots, has been in Swindon this week to launch the new MF Dance school.
TWO brothers from Swindon who made it into the national spotlight last year after their staggering weight loss are now half way through their ambitious 2016 running challenge.
STAFF at JJ’s Hair Group are celebrating their boss scooping sixth place in the regional semi-finals of a prestigious hairdressing competition.