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...

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...

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...

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...

Family and friends mourn death of popular Ricky Stebbing

FAMILY and friends are mourning the death of Ricky Stebbing, 41, who has found dead last night. "Wiltshire Police can confirm that the body of a man was found by officers yesterday evening near to Foxhill crossroads, close to the Ridgeway," a spokesman said...

£25k raised for dad, 33, badly hurt by electric shock

FUNDS are continuing to pour in for a dad who lost a leg and hand after suffering an electrical shock with more than £25,000 now raised. Jamie Mines, 33, who moved to Swindon a year ago from Frome, was on scaffolding...

£23m revamp for Swindon ‘gateway’ to bring more homes

A 'GATEWAY' into Swindon will benefit from a £23m regeneration project, with building of new homes set to start in 12 months. Under the plans, 122 non-traditionally built council homes will be demolished and replaced with 160 new modern properties along Queen's...

More than £20k raised for electric shock man, 33, who lost leg and hand

MORE than £20,000 has been raised for a dad who lost a leg and hand after suffering an electrical shock. Jamie Mines, 33, a semi-professional footballer, was on scaffolding in Galton Way, Swindon, last Monday when he suffered the shock. Jamie, who moved to...

How volunteer helped make Christmas happy for widow Irene

CHRISTMAS is being made happier for elderly people thanks to a group which matches volunteers with the right skills to those who can benefit from their help. Just one person who has been helped is Irene Howell, 79, who lost...

Lodges’ donations to help vulnerable mums and children this Christmas

FOR the ninth successive year, Freemasons from Lodges meeting in Swindon, Highworth and Lydiard Millicent lodges have given wholehearted and generous support to the annual Christmas Appeal. Lodge members gave donations of Christmas food and confectionery, childrens' toys and games plus...

Lucky escape in Queen’s Drive crash

THOSE involved in a crash at the junction of Windsor Road and Queen's Drive in Swindon were lucky to escape serious injury this evening. Queen's Drive was closed while the emergency services were at the scene from about 6pm. A woman...

Skinhead burglar leaves pensioner scared at home this Christmas

A HEARTBREAKING tale of a ruined Christmas for one pensioner has emerged after a ruthless burglary. The incident happened when a man knocked at the door of the elderly victim asking for payment for gutter cleaning at his Swindon home...

Big buzz about 24-hour gym ready to open at The Brunel

BUZZ Gym - a 24-hour, state-of-the-art gym - opens at The Brunel shopping centre in Swindon next week. Already operating gyms in Reading and Slough for 10 years, Buzz Gym opens at the centre on Monday. The 14,000 sq ft space has...