Sunday, August 20, 2017
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All the latest major stories, from Swindon to Salisbury, Wootton Bassett to Westbury, Chippenham to Corsham and everywhere in between

Chippenham firm backs free open-air cinema nights

ONE of Wiltshire’s most prominent small businesses, John Williams Heating Services, is getting behind this August’s Watch It Wednesdays free open-air cinema nights at Island Park, Chippenham.  Company founders John and Debbie Williams are delighted to sponsor the open air...

RTS Group in driving seat to help volunteers with Toyota cars

TOYOTA has enlisted support from Chippenham-based learning and development agency RTS Group to help more than 170 volunteers get to know the vehicles they’ll be driving athletes around in at this summer’s IAAF World Championships. RTS Group, which works with...

Fundraising walk in aid of Grenfell Tower fire survivors organised by Wiltshire woman

A WILSHIRE woman was so moved by the plight of the Grenfell Tower fire survivors she is staging a sponsored walk. Lydia Harris, who lives in Corsham, said: "I went up to London after the Grenfell Tower disaster and I...

Welcome for laws to boost take up of electric vehicles

LEGISLATION to encourage the take up of electric vehicles among drivers has been welcomed by UK automotive learning and development company RTS Group. The Bill, announced in the Queen’s Speech, paves the way for mandatory charging points at service stations,...

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...

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...

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...

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,...