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Call centre doodler is now published author

Swindon Advertiser: Stuart Harrison 10/3/15
Author Steve-Antony pictured with his new book 'The Queens hat' which Waterstones have given him an award for. (24880277)

10:09am Wednesday 6th May 2015

Former call centre worker Steve Antony is now enjoying success as a children’s author. He told MARION SAUVEBOIS of his long-held dream to see his work in print

Review: The Bridal Ballad

Swindon Advertiser:

9:06am Tuesday 5th May 2015

TREADING uncharted territory has become Madam Renards trademark. When the Swindon company launched the mini Fringe to entice alternative theatre troupes and promote the town as a hub for new experimental productions, the endeavour seemed overzealous.

MENU: Pub crawl at Sally Pussey's Inn

Swindon Advertiser: Sally Pussey Inn at Wootton Bassett.

11:22am Friday 1st May 2015

Sally Pussey's Inn

MENU: Reasons to give the chef a medal

Swindon Advertiser:

11:19am Friday 1st May 2015

MARION SAUVEBOIS chats to the head chef who successfully turned a hotel’s lacklustre restaurant into a top-class eatery.

Shami will explain mission to save human rights at Swindon Lit Festival

Swindon Advertiser: Shami Chakrabarti – civil liberties campaigner, and Director of Liberty (24804737)

5:53am Friday 1st May 2015

With the Swindon Festival of Literature beginning next week, MARION SAUVEBOIS previews the visit of Liberty director Shami Chakrabarti

CLUB OF THE WEEK: Sail away with us

Swindon Advertiser: Sailing on Coate Water

11:46am Thursday 30th April 2015

New members are wanted at sailing club. MARION SAUVEBOIS reports

Don't You Forget About Simple Minds

Swindon Advertiser: TOUR: Simple Minds will be releasing their new album and embarking on a spring UK tour

10:38am Thursday 30th April 2015

Simple Minds, one of the biggest bands of the 80s, are heading to the Oasis

TV’s Toksvig talks tact in town

Swindon Advertiser: Sandi Toksvig

10:34am Thursday 30th April 2015

HOW do you get rid of unwanted guests? What do you do if the quiet carriage is too noisy? How should you eat your peas, and what is the code in queues?

Comedian Milton Jones is searching for gold in Swindon

Swindon Advertiser: Milton Jones

10:26am Thursday 30th April 2015

ONE-liner king Milton Jones will be visiting his devotees with his brand-new show, Temple of Daft (no doom just copious amounts of laughter and nonsense), at the Wyvern Theatre on Wednesday.

West End star's tribute to Whitney, a legend of pop music

Swindon Advertiser: Rebecca Freckleton as Whitney Houston (23709290)

10:22am Thursday 30th April 2015

WHITNEY Houston’s musical legacy will be celebrated in Whitney: Queen of the Night at the Wyvern Theatre tomorrow.

Tea, mayhem and suspicions in Ayckbourn's Absent Friends

Swindon Advertiser: Catherine Harvey as Diana in Absent Friends

10:07am Thursday 30th April 2015

IN the summer of 1974, a well-intentioned tea party descends into chaos.

Have a ball to help charity fundraising

Swindon Advertiser:

6:45pm Wednesday 29th April 2015

THE countdown to the annual charity ball has officially begun, and with only a few tables left time is running out to join in one of the town’s largest fundraisers.

Busy mum Nell McAndrew is always on the run

Swindon Advertiser:

6:37pm Wednesday 29th April 2015

With the Swindon Festival of Literature beginning next week, MARION SAUVEBOIS previews a visit by model and fitness guru Nell McAndrew

Tony Hawks on living in the middle of nowhere

Swindon Advertiser:

9:33am Wednesday 29th April 2015

The Swindon Festival of Literature begins next week. MARION SAUVEBOIS catches up with writer and funnyman Tony Hawks ahead of his show at the Arts Centre

"I have dementia but my life isn't over'

Swindon Advertiser:

9:26am Wednesday 29th April 2015

SANDY Read’s life careened off course nine years ago, when her memory started to fail her. Resolved to reclaim her existence, the Alzheimer’s sufferer from Haydon Wick began attending Swindon’s younger onset dementia service, the Forget Me Not Centre in Park South. Here she shares her story with the Adver.

Funnyman Tony Hawks tells of a life less ordinary

Swindon Advertiser:

4:40pm Tuesday 28th April 2015

The Swindon Festival of Literature begins next week. MARION SAUVEBOIS catches up with writer and funnyman Tony Hawks ahead of his show at the Arts Centre

How to make an award-winning sarnie

Swindon Advertiser:

10:56am Friday 24th April 2015

FROM a fortuitous craving at the cards table, the sandwich has grown into our nation’s morsel of choice.

Footballer son went from peak of fitness to wheelchair because of MS

Swindon Advertiser:

8:00am Wednesday 22nd April 2015

Clint Sherwood was just 32 years old when he was diagnosed with MS. Eight year on, the former football player is a shadow of his former self. A prisoner in his unresponsive body, he is now unable to move or utter a single word.

MasterChef’s Gregg Wallace among celebs for food festival

Swindon Advertiser: LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM - MARCH 16: Gregg Wallace attends the Ideal Home Show 2012 at Earls Court on March 16, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Stuart Wilson/Getty Images) (23488730)

4:51am Saturday 18th April 2015

MASTERCHEF’S Gregg Wallace will be among celebrities whipping up a few treats and sharing a bit of behind-the-scenes gossip at the first Swindon Food And Drink Festival, set to take place this summer.

Sex abuse victims urged to ‘break free’ by brave sisters

Swindon Advertiser:

6:00am Monday 20th April 2015

BRAVE sisters who faced years of sexual abuse at the hands of their stepfather before finally bringing him to justice will urge victims to speak out and seek emotional support when they take part in a charity walk this summer.

MENU: Food For Thought

Swindon Advertiser: The Bull Hotel, Market place, Fairford.Jamie Woods (left) with Ian Summers

2:09pm Friday 17th April 2015

Do you cook a lot yourself? What is your failsafe dish?

MENU: Not all I’d hoped for

Swindon Advertiser: Gurkha Village, Cricklade Road.

1:53pm Friday 17th April 2015

Gurkha Village

MENU: Snack your way to feeling fantastic

Swindon Advertiser: Pic by Dave Cox
Caroline Peyton is a nutritional therapist at the Wellbeing Centre, Old Town.
left 2 right
Pic - Caroline Peyton , Marion Sauvebois
Date 28/1/15


1:32pm Friday 17th April 2015

“IF you are hungry then have a snack.”

MENU PUB CRAWL: The Village Inn at Liddington

Swindon Advertiser: Food Review at The Village Inn, Liddington. 
Pictured: General View.
07.07.14 Pic by Vicky Scipio (23044856)

12:30pm Friday 17th April 2015

The Village Inn

Aspiring actors from Swindon learn the ropes of theatrical production

Swindon Advertiser: Stuart harrison 8/8/07 ref 208941-135Dorcan tech pupils pictured performing a 'Summer Holiday production as part of the Summer arts project. (22055490)

2:20pm Thursday 16th April 2015

ONCE upon a time youth theatre troupes were few and far between in Swindon and Dorcan was no exception.

Now that’s Rich

Swindon Advertiser: Rich Hall

10:28am Thursday 16th April 2015

STEP away from the mobile phone. Put away the tablet. Rich Hall is about to take to the Wyvern Theatre stage, and he wants your undivided attention.

The Fureys promise to keep their musical legacy alive

Swindon Advertiser: The Fureys

10:25am Thursday 16th April 2015

“WHOEVER had the most Weetabix that day was in charge.”

FAMILY DAYS OUT: A visit to the real Downton Abbey

Swindon Advertiser:

3:54pm Wednesday 15th April 2015

AMBLING leisurely along Highclere Castle’s hallowed halls — in the poised and ever so slightly cool manner of Lady Mary Crawley, or so I picture myself — I surveyed every inch of the crimson library.

FAMILY: Parkinson's sufferer says: On a bad day, I can’t do anything...

Swindon Advertiser: Thomas Kelsey 20/03/15
Parkinsons Feature. Pictured Colin Freegard who suffers with Parkinsons and his Wife Ann Freegard. (22126244)

8:07am Wednesday 15th April 2015

AHEAD of Parkinson's Awareness Week, sufferer Colin Freegard shares his experience of living with the debilitating condition.

Blunsdon House dares to be different

Swindon Advertiser:

9:15am Friday 10th April 2015

TAKE a traditional carvery, revamp it from the Spanish oven up, throw in a French chef whose ancestors kneaded bread before Marie Antoinette lost her pretty little head and voila! You have Flame, Blunsdon House Hotel’s answer to fine dining.

Society hits the right notes

Swindon Advertiser: Swindon Gilbert and Sullivan Society

4:59pm Thursday 9th April 2015

FROM the humble shelter of a school hall to the Wyvern Theatre, Swindon Gilbert and Sullivan Society has come a long way since the early 1960s.

‘There’s room for laughter in everything’

Swindon Advertiser: Tom Stade

3:55pm Thursday 9th April 2015

LIFE is the sum of all the wrong decisions we make, many of which we thankfully can’t actually remember.

Actor is dead keen to perform on stage

Swindon Advertiser: Jamie Lomas in situ in his coffin for Dead Simple, which is coming to the Wyvern later this month

3:05pm Thursday 9th April 2015

TRAPPED in a coffin howling for help was perhaps not quite how Jamie Lomas pictured his first foray into theatre.

Anorexia ruled Nicola's life from age of nine

Swindon Advertiser: Thomas Kelsey 19/12/14
After recovering from anorexia Nicola is looking to set up her own charity for eating disorders. Pictured Nicola Bragg and pills she has to take stay alive. (22356422)

10:15am Wednesday 8th April 2015

FROM her pockets or the back of the sofa to her ears, by the age of six Nicola Bragg had become an expert in concealing scraps of unwanted food.

Luca, 11, ready for walk of his life after Florida op saves leg

Swindon Advertiser:

8:33am Wednesday 8th April 2015

HE flew 4,000 miles to Florida in a last-ditch attempt to save his leg from amputation - and a year on 11-year-old Luca Railton is celebrating finally walking unaided and without callipers.

Tucking into a sales success

Swindon Advertiser:

12:03pm Tuesday 7th April 2015

OPENING a deli in a whirlwind two weeks and in the midst of a recession had all the makings of a major disaster.

MENU PUB CRAWL: The County Hotel

Swindon Advertiser: Picture by Thomas Kelsey County Ground Hotel

1:44pm Friday 3rd April 2015


Beer festival puts the oomph in oompah pah!

Swindon Advertiser: Pic By Dave Cox
Swindon 2014 German beer festival at the MECA.
Pic - Eddie Henwood
Date 22/3/14 (22122779)

1:43pm Friday 3rd April 2015

STRAP on your lederhosen and get your German phrase book ready – Swindon’s answer to Oktoberfest is back this month.

Club of the Week - Old Town Ukes

Swindon Advertiser: The Old Town Ukes

9:52am Thursday 2nd April 2015

MAKING your way up the stairs at the Pig on the Hill of a Tuesday night, you would be forgiven for believing you had landed in Honolulu as exotic melodies fill the air.

Claire Sweeney chats about the dating game ahead of her show Sex In Surburbia

Swindon Advertiser: Claire Sweeney chats about the dating game ahead of her show Sex In Surburbia

4:09pm Wednesday 1st April 2015

DATING is like chicken pox: we can’t predict when or where it will catch us out but it is safe to say it will. It is also an inescapable rite of passage.

Comedian Tony Jameson hooked on the beautiful game in fantasy

Swindon Advertiser: (22079898)

4:05pm Wednesday 1st April 2015

CRUNCHING the numbers Tony Jameson had to face the facts: he had whiled away two and a half years playing Football Manager across two decades.

From London to Wiltshire and everywhere Inbetweener

Swindon Advertiser: Lizzie Stables, who grew up in Trowbridge, in rehearsals for Unearthed.

9:40am Wednesday 1st April 2015

THE Inbetweeners’ Lizzie Stables is poised to return to her native Wiltshire with her new play, Unearthed.

Sarah's fighting spirit over 34 years is an inspiration

Swindon Advertiser: Pic  By Dave Cox
Feature on Sarah Stringer - Browne who has down syndrome , she has congential heart disease and almost died last year.
left 2 right 
Pic - Bill Stringer , Sarah Stringer - Browne , Sandra Stringer
Date 2/2/15 (21374575)

9:03am Wednesday 1st April 2015

OVER the last 34 years, Sarah Stringer-Browne has repeatedly defied doctors’ sombre prognoses, surviving life-threatening open heart surgery on three occasions. Today, her parents celebrate their courageous little ‘phoenix’.

Wyvern's Joseph stars add splash of colour to their own technicolor dreamcoats

Swindon Advertiser: Pic by Dave Cox
Former x factor contestant Amelia Lily and Eastenders actor Matt Lapinkas will be at the Wyvern to promote their show , Joseph and the technicolor Dreamcoat.
Pic - Amelia Lily 
Date 27/3/15 (21800893)

10:00am Monday 30th March 2015

PAINT-splattering was the order of the day at the Wyvern Theatre as X Factor contestant Amelia Lily and her Joseph co-star Matt Lapinskas attempted to create their own technicolor dreamcoats.

Award-winning Highworth Deli proves a real hit

Swindon Advertiser:

3:00pm Friday 27th March 2015

It took just two weeks at the height of the recession for Sue Belcher to open a deli, as she tells MARION SAUVEBOIS

Mini fringe grows into an international affair

Swindon Advertiser:

4:00pm Thursday 26th March 2015

MOVE over Edinburgh, there is a new kid on the alternative theatre scene: Swindon.

FAMILY DAY OUT: The American Museum

Swindon Advertiser:

6:26pm Wednesday 25th March 2015

AN ODE to the New World and the birth of America from the Puritans’ landing in Plymouth to the civil war and beyond, the American Museum is nestled in the Bath countryside.

Teen fights back against debilitating illness

Swindon Advertiser:

6:20pm Wednesday 25th March 2015

WHEN a name was finally put to the mystifying condition which had left her bedridden and in intolerable pain for weeks, a sense of relief washed over Georgia Peirce.

Get your brows in great shape

Swindon Advertiser:

8:48am Monday 23rd March 2015

THE road to the perfectly arched brow is paved with pitfalls.

Ask Italian is just delizioso

Swindon Advertiser:

4:20pm Friday 20th March 2015

Marion Sauvebois overcomes her prejudices and enjoys a top notch meal at the Italian chain


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