Tuesday, July 25, 2017
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Reviews, quizzes, surveys, columns from the great and the good of Wiltshire, and much much more...

This week’s releases: Self/less, The Gallows, Ant-Man

WE RUN the rule over this week's new cinema releases. Not a batch to be troubling the Academy come awards season, we think it's fair to say...   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3agaVwt0tb8 SELF/LESS Oscar winner Ben Kingsley plays a billionaire tycoon with terminal cancer. The good...

IN FOCUS: 7 days, 20 stunning photos of Wiltshire

IN FOCUS returns with another brilliant batch of pictures from across the county taken over the past week. These 20 photos were posted on Instagram during the last seven days. To feature in future editions of IN FOCUS, use the hashtag...

JUSTIN TOMLINSON MP: Why the hard-working people of Britain deserve their pay rise

The MP for North Swindon brings you his latest column for INDEX:WILTSHIRE... BRITAIN deserves a pay rise. Those were the words delivered by the Chancellor as he presented the first all-Conservative budget in 19 years and introduced a new...

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...

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...

JAMES GRAY MP: How Leo’s smile spells out why we must end the evil...

The MP for North Wiltshire returns with his weekly column for INDEX:WILTSHIRE... SOMETIMES when great events are happening around the world, it is little ones which give you some kind of perspective. The massive ‘No’ vote in Greece, has as yet...

VIRAL VID: Father Ray steals the show with epic wedding performance of Hallelujah

THE beautiful Hallelujah by Leonard Cohen. The signature tune of the late, great Jeff Buckley and to a less enjoyable extent, the debut hit of long-forgotten X Factor winner Alexandra Burke. But this latest rendition could top the lot as priest...

The shocking value of all the items you throw away in your lifetime

BRITS throw away over £22,000 worth of items in their lifetime, a new study reveals. A study of 2,000 adults examined the number and cost of non-perishable items removed from the home, with 59 items a year in good working...

Video of the week – Baby 126 by Ruby Confue

AS THE initial release from the new Lighterthief record label and as the first musical outing by newcomer Ruby Confue, Baby 126 is one hell of a statement of intent. Mixing commerciality with creativity it hopefully shows a jaded and formulaic...

This week’s releases: Love & Mercy, Ted 2, Song of the Sea

OUR first weekly round-up of Friday's new cinema releases, featuring musical legends, an uncouth bear and some Irish doodling. Human Centipede 3 (yes, really) does not make the cut, so to speak... https://youtu.be/CqW0pRgKTtc LOVE & MERCY Paul Dano (NOT to be confused...

SUMMER IN WILTSHIRE: 18 sizzling activities to entertain the whole family

THE summer holidays are looming, so our friends at VisitWiltshire have been kind enough to draw you up a comprehensive to-do list of events to keep the youngsters - and those of a more senior disposition - thoroughly entertained... Family...

VIRAL VID: Five-year-old Heavenly stuns America’s Got Talent viewers

YES, it's another precocious youngster caught on film belting out her favourite Frozen song. But this one is a little more epic. Five-year-old Heavenly Joy swerves Let It Go to perform the lesser known In Summer - and she nails...

DON’T FORGET THE PADLOCK: The startling value of the average packed holiday case

THE average British holiday maker will be lugging a suitcase worth an astonishing £3,141 on holiday with them this summer, according to new research. Researchers polled 2,000 holidaymakers and found they are stuffing their cases with an array of valuables...

IN FOCUS: 7 days, 20 stunning photos of Wiltshire

WELCOME to the first edition of IN FOCUS - a collection of the best images captured by the people of Wiltshire and posted on Instagram over the past week. We present mazes, beautiful landscapes, dramatic thunderstorms, The Wurzels...and a decapitated...

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....