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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...

Chance of big cash prizes for talented Wiltshire artists

A CHANCE for Wiltshire artists to win hundreds of pounds starts on Monday. To enter the biennial Oexmann Art Award competition entrants can take their work to the Wiltshire Museum in Long Street, Devizes, from Monday, March 6, until Sunday, ...

Concert to provide hospital teddies backed by Wiltshire Freemasons

A CONCERT to raise much need funds in support of Teddies for Loving Care is being sponsored by Wiltshire Freemasons. The concert on Saturday, March 18, in St Peter's Church, High Street, Marlborough. will feature instrumental soloists Helen Pysaczyn (clarinet) and...

Young boxers boosted by recruitment specialist

A CHARITY that supports young people in Swindon has been given a boost by local recruitment specialist Aligra with a £500 donation. Aligra MD Mark Neilson said: “Aligra has been a supporter of Scrappers for a number of years and...

Welcome Wiltshire homecoming for Police Dog Hogan star

POLICE Dog Hogan bring their driving country-rock and Americana vibe to Salisbury’s City Hall on Saturday, February 25. And it will be a welcome homecoming for Emily Norris, trumpet player with the band. She said: “It’s great to come back to...

Change of colour by Butterfly welcomed on other side of the world

WHEN care company Butterfly Home Help decided to refresh their brand by changing colour schemes and therefore the uniforms of their staff, they had no idea it would make a difference on the other side of the world. As staff...

Top tips for budding business speakers at ‘Bradcamp’

LEADING motivational business speaker, the founder of 4Networking, Brad Burton, is bringing his ‘Bradcamp’ here. Brad, 44, will be hosting a seminar for anyone who wishes to become a successful and paid public speaker with his one-day speaker training programme...