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

The Homecoming promises to be knockout night for boxing fans

IN their second outing as professional boxing promoters, brothers Mark and Tony Neilson bring their Neilson Boxing event to a new venue in Swindon in their first show of 2017. In the first professional boxing event to take place at...

Chance to board Gipsy Moth IV at open weekend

THERE will be the chance to board Gipsy Moth IV, the yacht in which Sir Francis Chichester became the first sailor to single-handedly circumnavigate the globe 50 years ago, at Buckler’s Hard Yacht Harbour in Hampshire on Saturday. A new...

No Surprises Living In Devizes: Breakthrough for food bank

I CAN'T believe the amount of ground we’ve covered within this humble weekly column. When looking back in order to put the book together, (plug-plug) it became clear how important this adventure has been, in some instances! Yeah we’ve had...

Bangers and Bikes sportive riders to support two causes

A FAMILY cycle sportive is being held in May to raise money for two good causes. ‘Bangers and Bikes’ will offer three different routes, and all riders can enjoy a drink and a sausage in a roll once they finish. Starting...

Double delight for Hope Nature Centre

THE Hope Nature Centre - set up by two parents of young people with learning disabilities - has been given a bumper cheque for £550 by Wiltshire Freemasons. And that was only the start of the good news for the...

Cash boost for Dorothy House from Wiltshire Freemasons

WILTSHIRE Freemasons welcomed John Davies, chief executive of Dorothy House Hospice Care, to a charity presentation evening. A cheque for £5,681 was handed to John at the Masonic Hall, Chippenham. Dorothy House provides compassionate care and support for people in the...

5 marathons in 5 days is target for Wiltshire business boss

Wiltshire business owner Mark Brimson is taking on a marathon walking challenge with his business buddies to raise money for people affected by brain injury. Mark, 42, will attempt to walk five marathons in five days between Monday, March 20,...

See dramatic action at Banff Mountain Film Festival

THERE is a chance to catch dramatic action at the Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour next week. The evening of exhilarating adventure films, can be seen at Swindon's Wyvern Theatre on Tuesday, March 21, and at Komedia, Bath, on...

Georgina is heating firm’s latest successful apprentice

ANOTHER apprentice has made the grade at Wiltshire’s leading heating company John Williams Heating Services. Georgina Williams, 21, who lives in Chippenham, now works as a full-time administrator at the company which is run by her parents John and Debbie....

Paralympic gold medallist Stephanie inspires business gathering

PARALYMPIC gold medallist Stephanie Millward MBE was the keynote speaker at a networking event run by one of Swindon's leading business referral groups, BusinessWise. The Paralympic champion who won two golds in swimming at Rio 2016, shared her inspiring personal...

Look back over the decades at gem of town house

MOMPESSON House in Salisbury’s Cathedral Close opened its doors for the 2017 season with a new exhibition and shop. "This year’s exhibition is called New Beginnings: The story of the National Trust at Mompesson House," says Emma James, visitor experience...

Former air ambulance patients among Bath Half Marathon runners

MORE than 50 people raised funds for Wiltshire Air Ambulance by taking part in the Bath Half Marathon yesterday. Runners included former patients airlifted by the air ambulance plus supporters. The funds raised will be used for the charity’s day-to-day operations. This...

Helen steps in to help beat fear of flying

HYPNOTHERAPIST Helen Breward stepped in to help when she realised someone needed help with their fear of flying. Helen, who is based in Old Town, Swindon, decided to act when she heard Heart radio breakfast show announce a competition for...

Major phase of work begins at Junction 16 of M4

AROUND 100,000 tonnes of clay will be transported onto Junction 16 of the M4 over the coming months as part of the latest phase of works to transform the key interchange. A dozen lorries this week began transporting the clay...

Systemagic team grows as IT specialist’s expansion continues

THREE new faces have joined the team at Wiltshire-based IT company Systemagic as the company prepares for expansion to bigger premises in the spring. Patrick Medhurst, 25, from Westbury, has joined as an IT technician and will go out and...