Tuesday, July 25, 2017

StartUp business bus to give budding entrepreneurs a lift at Wharf Green event

A NATIONAL campaign aimed at aspiring businessmen and women will be coming to Swindon next week. StartUp Britain aims to harness the expertise of Britain’s leading businesspeople to encourage entrepreneurship across the UK. Founded by eight entrepreneurs and launched in March...

Do bats eat fairies? All questions answered at Lacock bat-watch event

"DO BATS EAT FAIRIES?" Bat warden Tony Brazier from the Wiltshire Bat Group has been asked many interesting questions over the years, but this one from a young girl has stuck with him. Tony is due to lead a special...

VisitWiltshire snap up social media following with Bowood Instameet

VISITWILTSHIRE is taking the world of social media by storm as it holds its first ever Instameet on Saturday July 18 at Bowood House & Gardens, near Calne. Since Instagram has become so popular, people now meet up to connect,...

Former World Snooker Champ Ken Doherty on charity crusade in Swindon

FORMER World Snooker Champion Ken Doherty is looking forward to “doing his bit” for charity when he visits Swindon for a fundraising exhibition later this month. The 1997 world champion will be the main attraction at Swindon's 147 Snooker Club...

Make Wild Connections at free activity day in the Great Outdoors

HAVE a go at bush crafts, wild cooking, slacklining, woodland yoga, hurdle making or enjoy a leisurely guided walk around the reserve at Lower Moor Farm reserve, near Oaksey, this Saturday. Everybody is welcome to attend this free day of...

Prospect unveils fundraising events for summer holidays

PROSPECT Hospice will be holding a series of events over the summer holidays. Here are some dates for your diary... Open Garden - Sunday August 2, 2pm-6pm, 66 Beaufort Road, Wroughton, Swindon, SN4 9HE A very small garden but full of interest. Flowers, the...

Japan set to make Air Tattoo history

THE Royal International Air Tattoo 2015 will witness a British airshow ‘first’ when the Japanese Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF) displays two examples of its Kawasaki P-1 four-jet maritime patrol aircraft — one in the static park and the other...

Get networking at Business Expo in Trowbridge

LOCAL businesses can put themselves in the spotlight, network and pick up some brilliant advice at the Business Expo in Trowbridge on July 24 and 25. Offering an easy, affordable way to give your organisation maximum exposure in front of thousands of...

SUMMER IN WILTSHIRE: 18 sizzling activities to entertain the whole family

THE summer holidays are looming, so our friends at VisitWiltshire have been kind enough to draw you up a comprehensive to-do list of events to keep the youngsters - and those of a more senior disposition - thoroughly entertained... Family...

Classic Jane Austen novel to come to life in front of Lydiard House

OPEN air theatre will once again be played out in the beautiful surroundings of Lydiard Park this summer. A series of performances will take place at the Swindon Borough Council-owned park over the coming weeks with Jane Austen’s Pride and...

100m ace Linford Christie runs rule over town’s athletic talent

SPRINT king Linford Christie will be casting his eye over young Swindon sporting talent when his Street Athletics event returns to the town next week. The free youth engagement programme, which has been organised by Swindon Borough Council and Nuff Respect,...

Tickets on sale for tenth Emergency Services Show

TICKET sales are now live for this year’s Emergency Services Show. The event returns for its tenth anniversary year in September and promises to be a fabulous day for all the family. This year's show will take place on Sunday, September 13 at Hullavington...

Wiltshire businesses urged to guard against cyber attacks

WITH the chances of a cyber attack on the increase, businesses can’t afford not to take precautions – that will be the message at a seminar to be staged in Swindon this month. Julie Donkin, of insurance broker Ashley Page,...

Doherty and Virgo sign up for charity snooker exhibition in Swindon

FORMER World Snooker Champion Ken Doherty is heading for Swindon’s 147 Snooker Club once again on Saturday, July 18 for a spectacular fundraising exhibition. The charity event is in aid of Ronald McDonald House Bristol and the Nepal Earthquake Appeal. As well as...

Return of the evening picnic at Lacock Abbey

THE grounds at Lacock Abbey will once again stay open late one evening this summer for visitors to enjoy picnics and live music. On Friday, June 19, visitors will be able to enjoy the relaxed atmosphere on the South Lawn...