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

Top 30 TV and film locations Brits want to visit

BRITS are choosing holidays to countries and landmarks made famous by TV and film, with New Zealand, Malta, the USA – and Dorset among the most popular destinations, a study has found. One in four adults now regularly pick where...

South west couple relocate – into the back of a Transit van

A COUPLE have quite literally packed it all in and moved into their new mobile home...built into the back of an old white van. Adam Croft, 29, and Nikki Pepperell, 32, spent a year converting the van after the cost...

LIMITED OFFER: Promote your business to thousands for FREE

TO MARK the launch of Index Wiltshire we are giving away our Everyday advertising package for FREE. You can promote your business to a local audience of thousands for three months at absolutely no charge - but for a limited...

JAMES GRAY MP: Hearts go out to victims of sheer murdering wickedness

The MP for North Wiltshire with his debut column for INDEX:WILTSHIRE... HOW can any of us focus on anything other than the tectonic and horrific events happening round the world? The sickening brutality of the murders in Tunisia, Kuwait and France...

JUSTIN TOMLINSON MP: Britain still a beacon for liberties and rights

The MP for North Swindon with his debut column for INDEX:WILTSHIRE... RECENTLY we celebrated the anniversary of the Magna Carta, marking 800 years since King John signed the original document in 1215 at Runnymede. It acted as a peace treaty between...

Former Swindon Town goalie issues health warning after suffering massive stroke

IN HIS heyday, sporty Bob Hocking enjoyed a stint as a professional goalkeeper for Swindon Town Football Club and Bristol City. But the 67-year-old, from Blunsdon, now struggles to walk after suffering a massive stroke and is urging people to kick the habit...

Return of the evening picnic at Lacock Abbey

THE grounds at Lacock Abbey will once again stay open late one evening this summer for visitors to enjoy picnics and live music. On Friday, June 19, visitors will be able to enjoy the relaxed atmosphere on the South Lawn...

Pebley Beach defends regional garage of the year title

SWINDON motor dealer Pebley Beach has been named regional Garage of the Year for second year in a row, thanks to its customers. The competition was run by national reviews website Motor Codes, which allows members of the public to...

Track of the week – Baby 126 by Ruby Confue

BABY 126 sounds like the distilled essence of summer, joyous dance grooves and brazen brass blend with street soul choruses and blasts of Shakespeare re-imagined as a hip-hop act to produce a brilliant and totally infectious feel good, future classic. It’s warm, breezy...

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...

DRIVEN: Kia Soul – Bringing Back The Fun

TODAY'S featured car is the Kia Soul, seen here in the well specified 'Mixx' trim. The original car first saw the light of day seven years ago and, I'm pleased to say, this current model is a huge step...

WATCH: Speeding driver narrowly misses horse rider

THIS is the shocking moment a horse rider narrowly missed being mown down by a speeding driver on a quiet country road. Shocked motorist Michael Preedy, 36, filmed a silver Honda Civic zooming past him on his dash cam at...

MARTIN WICKS: ‘Right to buy’ – government robbery of councils and Housing Associations

WITH the Conservatives now in government alone, one of the key policies it will seek to implement is the extension of 'right to buy' to Housing Association homes. Quite how a government which masquerades as the defender of 'freedom' and...

President Obama turns tourist in Wiltshire

VIEW the moment the President of the United States of America made a flying visit to Wiltshire. Barack Obama's Marine One helicopter stopped at Boscombe Down Airbase on the last stop of his three-day trip to the NATO Summit in Wales in...

Victory for Team Wiggins at Cycle Wiltshire GP

WATCH British Cycling's report and interview from the Cycle Wiltshire GP - the final round of the 2015 British Cycling Elite Road Series Spring Cup.