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Small steps can bring big changes, says nutritional therapist

NUTRITIONAL therapist Helen Adams has left behind a successful global career in the financial services sector to follow her passion – helping others to live happy and healthy lives through good nutrition.   Helen, 58, set up Oakmead Clinic after she told her personal story...

Property agency pledges charity donation for every 2017 home valuation

ASHCOX & Stone, the property sales and lettings agency based in Swindon’s Old Town, has launched a new fundraising commitment in support of the homeless charity, the Swindon Night Shelter. With a minimum £1,000 fundraising target this year, the agency...

Bosses sponsor Chippenham’s first soap box derby

BUSINESS owners John and Debbie Williams, of John Williams Heating Services, are proud to be the sponsors of Chippenham’s first ever soap box derby. John and Debbie are delighted to back the go-kart race which takes place in Chippenham High...

Sun shines on community celebration

RESIDENTS and councillors basked in glorious sunshine in Swindon's Walcot for an extra special family fun day. Mayor Maureen Penny officially opened the £10m Sussex Place regeneration scheme, which coincided with a Great Get Together event in memory of MP...

There’s nothing shady about us, say Wiltshire Freemasons

FREEMASONS are working to dispel the belief that Freemasonry operates in the shadows. Philip Bullock, the Provincial Grand Master for Wiltshire Freemasons, has announced his plan to increase transparency and inclusivity by developing the Province’s social media presence and in...

No Surprises Living In Devizes: Vote with your heart, urge ‘no chance’ Greens

For scarce local fruitcakes pondering amendment from the inflexible supercilious Conservative regime mightn’t be a bad thing, I concluded with an acerbic but obvious notion last week; the price we pay for amiability in this idyllic location is selfish...

Older people in Swindon to benefit from community grant

Care at home provider Bluebird Care Swindon is again offering to back a local group which supports older people. The company will fund a £250 community grant, and is currently looking for applications from groups, charities and organisations which work...

New on-call firefighters needed in Swindon

SWINDON Fire Station is hosting an open day on Monday, May 15, to encourage local people to become on-call firefighters. Although the station in Drove Road is crewed 24/7 by wholetime firefighters, the number of appliances based in the town...

Employers invited to quiz pension providers on auto enrolment

A PANEL of pension providers will be in the hot seat this week at a Swindon event aimed at answering queries and concerns about auto-enrolment. Accountancy firm Regulatory Accounting - a subsidiary of the RFS Group, a leading FT100 regulatory...

Tony plans Santiago trek to help children of Nepal

SENIOR carer Tony Pilling is setting out to tackle the Camino de Santiago from Portugal next month in a bid to help children in Nepal. Tony, who works in a children's home, wants to support orphans and children in care...

Firm hopes paid gym time will mean fighting-fit staff

SWINDON'S Smarter Media have announced they will be putting the promotion of a healthy body and healthy mind within the workplace as a priority for their hard-working employees. It's not just customers who are important; employees are too and this...

Sculpture at hotel honours role of village during WWI

A SCULPTURE honouring the role of the village of Purton during World War One has been unveiled at The Pear Tree hotel. Designed by artist Daren Greenhow, the sculpture honours the work of villagers and horses at a Remount Depot...

Why children are key to planet’s future – an open letter from Ben Fogle

I WAS fortunate enough to spend much of my childhood outside – from making mud pies with friends to exploring the beautiful countryside with my parents, writes BEN FOGLE. My love for nature and the environment is something I now...

Lis helps women be ready for social media spotlight

PROFESSIONAL photographer and business author Lis McDermott is running an event to help fellow business women look their best in front of the camera. Lis, author of the book Headshot Diva – why your business profile affects your bottom line,...

Wiltshire recruiter heads driver accreditation group for third year

A FREIGHT Transport Association accreditation scheme, aimed at raising standards among driver recruitment companies, is being chaired by a Wiltshire businessman for the third consecutive year. Julian Thompson, founder and director of Chippenham-based 24-7 Staffing, helped set up the FTA...