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...

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...

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...

King stars in new ‘loco legend’ exhibition

A SWINDON-built locomotive, which made an emotional return to the town almost 18 months ago, stars in a new exhibition now open at STEAM. King George V returned to Swindon Borough Council’s STEAM Museum via a low loader in November...

In the running to build support for Whizz-Kidz

CHARTERED building surveyor Jerry Thornton is taking part in the London Marathon to raise money for the charity Whizz-Kidz. Jerry who will be 62 the day before the marathon, on April 23, has been a chartered building surveyor practising in...

Students create interactive website for blind association

FOUR second-year students have successfully designed and built a new website for free to help out a local charity. The students are all studying for a BTEC Level 3 Software Development qualification at New College Swindon. When the Swindon Blind Association...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...