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Jarid’s Narrowcliff aiming to scale the music heights

FRESH from a trip to Glastonbury, Chippenham singer-songwriter Jarid Clark has formed a new indie rock band called Narrowcliff. The 23-year-old voice of the hugely successful Chippenham BID Christmas video has enjoyed a brilliant year as a solo artist, with...

Money worries? MP shares CAB’s 5 top tips to ease the strain

SOUTH Swindon MP Robert Buckland is encouraging his constituents to take control of their finances by getting help from Citizens Advice. Together with the Bureau, Mr Buckland is inviting local people to follow five tips to help them keep on...

The Stranglers, right here in Black & White

THE Stranglers hit the road next month for a full UK tour - with City Hall Salisbury poised to host the punk legends on March 21. The band will showcase their fabled Black & White album, both chronologically and in its entirety,...

Small Business Saturday: 7 reasons to shop locally this Christmas…and beyond

IT'S THE middle of November. You-know-what is hurtling towards us at Warp speed and if you haven’t got the sprouts on now you’ve probably left it too late. The major stores have released their Christmas advertising epics all carefully...

READER OFFER: 30% off Botox treatments at Halo this Friday

GIVE yourself an early present ahead of the Christmas party season and look years younger. Our friends at The Halo Clinic are offering a special one-off Friday afternoon clinic to our readers this week, slicing 30 PER CENT off of...

Genius: Stars pay tribute following death of David Bowie

STARS from around the world have paid tribute to David Bowie following the death of the music icon. Bowie succumbed to an 18-month cancer battle, just days after his 69th birthday and the release of his final album. News of the...

STAR JOB: Kitchen porter @ The Crown, Bishops Cannings

The Crown Inn Bishops Cannings We are looking for someone to join us as kitchen porter. We are located less than 3 miles outside Devizes on the main bus route. We are passionate about our food and customers and...

IN PICTURES: New primary school to accompany Swindon’s state-of-the-art Great Western Academy?

ON THE back of their successful bid for a new secondary school and with encouragement from Swindon North’s MP, Justin Tomlinson, New College Swindon is leading a partnership to submit a bid for a new primary school. The partnership is...

Trying to kick the habit? Take inspiration from Swindon mum and daughter

SHARON Andrews thought giving up smoking would be tough but thanks to professional support and the backing of her mum, they have both now successfully quit and are thrilled with the results. The 29-year-old, from West Swindon, decided to give...

JAMES GRAY MP: The art of persuasion

The MP for North Wiltshire returns with his latest column for Index... Last week I was bold enough to say that the 38 degrees process, by which hundreds of people by means of a single click send off identical letters...

QUIZ: How well do you know football club logos?

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ANGELA ATKINSON: Why Small Business Saturday initiative is such a big deal

Angela Atkinson shares the latest installment of her Born Again Swindonian blog with INDEX:WILTSHIRE... EARLIER this week I attended a breakfast networking meeting in Swindon regarding the Small Business Saturday initiative. This year Small Business Saturday takes place on the 5th of December....

Optima delivers optimism over cleaner driving

Alternative fuel cars, those with electric or hybrid powertrains, were in the ascendancy during the March registration rush, an enthusiasm fuelled in part by the desire to take advantage of their road tax-saving abilities. That saving has largely evaporated. It...

Leaders of the Gang: Major licence boost for C&D Group

THE Gangmasters Licensing Authority has approved C&D Group’s application for a Gangmasters Licence. C&D Group owner and founder, Karen Davison, has expressed her delight at the decision by GLA to approve her dynamic recruitment business’s application. She said: “We knew the...

25 signs you urgently need a holiday

PUTTING milk in the cupboard and cereal in the fridge? Entering a room and forgetting what you went in for? These are all key signs you need a break, according to new research. A study of 2,000 people revealed the...