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Volvo S90 has a great deal you won’t find on classic Amazon

NON-Volvo enthusiasts may never have heard of Jan Wilsgaard. But, aged 26, he designed the car known the world over as the Volvo Amazon. That was 60 years ago and although Volvo had been a significant presence in the motoring...

WIN: A fantastic meal for four to celebrate Giggling Squid Salisbury’s first birthday

GIGGLING SQUID Salisbury is turning one this April and to celebrate we’re offering one lucky follower the chance to win an exclusive three-course dinner with three friends at their birthday event on Tuesday 12 April 2016. Join in the celebrations...

DRIVEN: Ab Fab – Skoda’s new mark of excellence

REGULAR readers will know that I am partial to a Skoda. Within the currently available range there simply isn't a bad car. They are all roomy, well priced, well made and well priced so I didn't expect the new Fabia...

A Wild night in store with Willy’s French Connection

FROM a cafe in Paris, via a hoolie in Dublin, to a night out in New Orleans with riproaring fiddle and banjo – Wild Willy Barrett's French Connection does it all! A fabulous show suitable for all ages, comes to...

POW! Wiltshire embraces Free Comic Book Day

THE strict Victorian’s ethos that “children should be seen and not heard,” triggered a general opinion in British culture that comics and cartoons are for children and the country has embraced this idea forevermore. They threw the funny papers like Punch...

QUIZ: How well do you know football club logos?

http://www.playbuzz.com/eurosport12/whats-missing-from-these-football-club-badges

All grown up: British child stars…then and now

http://www.playbuzz.com/rachaelg/british-child-stars-then-and-now

KINGS OF THE CASTLE: Top 5 quirky festival venues this summer

FROM castles to animal parks, UK festivals are moving away from the traditional field to more exotic locations. With an increasing amount of people opting for mass music gigs, festival organisers have become more creative with where they choose to...

Autumn is here…but don’t be SAD

I’VE recently written a content marketing piece about vitamin D recommendations for a company that sells nutritional supplements. It appears that government guidelines have changed and the bottom line is this: EVERYONE living under the not so bright northern light...

Cauliflower doesn’t grow on trees: Brits clueless when it comes to food

BRITS think bananas are produced in the UK, are unsure as to whether apples grow on trees or not and majority have no idea where kale comes from, new research shows. A study of 2,000 Brits found many to be...

No Surprises Living in Devizes: Fiesta De-vizes

Darren Worrow puts away his hatchet and puts on his happy hat to preview the frankly brilliant-looking upcoming Devizes Arts Festival...   PLEASE accept my sincere apologises for the positivity of last week’s column. Possibly, it was those early signs...

VIDEO: Milk Trolley Challenge hits Swindon as farming crisis nears breaking point

HOMEGROWN food may disappear from supermarket shelves within months due to the "crisis" facing the farming industry. Protests reached Swindon on Friday night, as 'Milk Trolley Challenges' hit the town's Walmart store. The challenge sees farmers removing all cartons of milk...

Swindon retailer offers FREE FUEL to customers

THERE is good news for those who are looking for a new vehicle this autumn, as local Vauxhall retailer, Skurrays Vauxhall, is welcoming back to its showroom Vauxhall’s Free Fuel Event. From Friday 18 to Monday 21 September, the dealership in Swindon...

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...

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...