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10 tips to save your life: Swindon firm Arval release innovative new video

AS CONDITIONS on the road continue to deteriorate, Swindon-based Arval, has developed a short video to share its top 10 road safety tips with drivers. A couple of years ago, the leading vehicle leasing and fleet management company pulled its safety tips...
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Watch Wiltshire man stun bride by standing for the first time in eight years

A WHEELCHAIR-BOUND Westbury man gave his bride the perfect wedding gift - by standing for his vows. Neil Martin has been confined to his chair after waking up eight years ago suffering a rare condition called Myotubular Myopothy - a...
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See Lydiard in all its glory in spectacular fly-by video

ITS future hangs in the balance but this video demonstrates why thousands of Swindonians are battling to safeguard Lydiard House and Park. Shot by local video production company Solo16, the fly-by promo captures the venue in all its glory. Hundreds of...

50 signs you’re a competitive mum

QUEUEING up to get the front seats for the school play, always winning the ‘mums race’ on sports day and producing ‘Bake Off’ standard cakes for the fair are just some of the ways competitive mums try to impress. A...

Public get first glimpse of blackest material known to man…so dark it confuses the...

THE blackest material known to man, Vantablack has been applied to a consumer product – a Lynx Black can – for the first time and will be available for public viewing for a limited period. The material is so...

WIN: A meal platter for two at Nando’s

TO CELEBRATE the launch of INDEX:WILTSHIRE we are giving one lucky reader and their guest a free feed at Nando's. You could win of a Full/Meal Platter for 2-3 people to share at any of our local Nando's branches - Swindon,...

ROBERT BUCKLAND MP: Honouring those who sacrificed themselves for our freedom

The MP for South Swindon on the importance of remembering our fallen heroes... THIS Sunday, 8 November is Remembrance Sunday, which is an extremely important occasion in our nation’s calendar. It is a day for our nation to commemorate and honour those...

Technolgy cuts weekly time doing chores by 55 HOURS compared to 1950s

NEXT time you sigh as you prepare to tackle the laundry, spare a thought for the housewife of the 1950s – who spent an astonishing 57 HOURS a week on chores. Thanks to modern technology, our average domestic cleaning routine...

A Good New Year to One and All… 

“A GUID New Year tae yin and a’; and mony may ye see; And during a’ the year tae come, O Happy may ye be,” goes the old Scots New Year’s anthem, writes North Wiltshire MP James Gray. In other...

Brit-nominated John Grant all set for City Hall gig

JOHN GRANT City Hall Salisbury, Wednesday 8 June, 7.30pm Plus Special Guest Meilyr Jones IT'S been the most spectacular of journeys, from a place in time when John Grant feared he’d never make music again, to winning awards, accolades...

Lydiard Park gearing up for Auto & Retro Festival

MORE than 150 classic, vintage and performance cars will be on display in front of Lydiard House on Saturday. The display will form part of the Lydiard Park Auto & Retro Festival, which is organised by Swindon Borough Council and...
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Eye in the sky: Stunning aerial footage as classic cars take over Swindon’s Magic...

OUR friends at AAIR have outdone themselves this weekend. Simon Folkard’s drones captured some truly iconic aerial images as 60 classic and modern cars were driven around Swindon’s Magic Roundabout on Saturday as part of the town’s 175 celebrations -...

THE CHIEF: Tackling mental health issues in the community…and the force

Wiltshire Police’s Chief Constable Mike Veale returns with his column for May… THE issue of mental health is still a taboo topic for many, despite great efforts to encourage people to talk about it and break down the stigma surrounding...

No Surprises Living in Devizes: Fountain of no knowledge

UNLESS the Queen cartwheels through Monday Market Street in her undercrackers between me writing this and you reading it, it’s been a slow news week. So despite laughing at the Gazette when they found it imperative to report on a...

Sibling? Best mate? Boss? A complete guide to how much you should spend on...

A NEW study has revealed how much guests should spend on wedding gifts – and anything below £25 makes you a cheapskate. Brits have long-wondered what to fork out on pressies for the bride and groom and results reveal what’s...