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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...

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,...

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...

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...

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...

Struggling students offered £75 Amazon voucher in exchange for sperm samples

CASH-STRAPPED students are being offered a £75 Amazon voucher in exchange for their SPERM. Fliers are being handed out around a campus asking for male volunteers to make their self-made donations as part of a trial run by the University...

Eye-catching Mazda CX-3 is as great to drive as it is to look at

THESE days people imagine they have to justify everything they buy with some sensible explanation as to why it’s important in their lives. But what happened to the good, old-fashioned idea that when it comes to buying a car you...

WISH YOU WERE HERE: The Marine Hotel, Whitstable

HAVING never even set foot in Kent, I had no idea what to expect from a weekend break in Whitstable. A quick Google search of the town told me several things about the seaside town – firstly, that it’s perhaps...

Swindon-built Honda CR-V leads the pack

NEVER mind the old saying: “Which came first, the chicken or the egg?” Where mid-size SUVs are concerned, it's which came first the Honda CR-V or the Land Rover Freelander? The answer is the Honda, the first car of its...

No Surprises Living in Devizes: “No Ruth!”

Our guest columnist Darren Worrow returns with the latest edition of NSLID - celebrating some of the town's greatest acts of idiocy... I HAD to laugh at a Devizes Facebook group post; not at the girl protesting about being insulted...

No Surprises Living in Devizes: Tempting Fete

Parachuting bears and sacrificing beers, DARREN WARROW'S latest column on life in a Wiltshire market town... SO, the seventeenth Devizes Beer Festival happened last weekend. Was it any good you ask; I don’t know, dishonourably, I didn’t go. The newspaper...

4 dreamy romantic Wiltshire breaks to surprise your Valentine

It’s not too late to book a romantic retreat and make this Valentine’s Day one to remember. And why travel to Paris when you have such a picture perfect county on your doorstep? Wiltshire even has the added attraction of...

Swindon a crap town? – certainly not, argues Angela Atkinson

LIFE is a curious thing. How a series of seemingly unrelated incidents become anything but. I’ll try to explain: I recently had a lodger or ‘guest’ as Air BnB call it.  For one night only and visiting Swindon for the...