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When Hurricane Darren blew in to The Old Bank in Swindon

Swindon Advertiser:

4:00pm Friday 2nd October 2015

Determined to learn from the best, the industrious teenager tracked down his idols, Michelin star chefs John Connell and Terry Laybourne, and convinced them to hire him as a commis in their grand kitchens on his days off.

Disturbing play has plenty to say about the modern day

Swindon Advertiser:

2:55pm Thursday 1st October 2015

It is my greatest shame to admit, as an English Lit graduate and now a journalist, I have never read 1984. The opportunities were ten-a-penny, and despite having bought several dog-eared copies of Orwell’s masterpiece, I couldn’t bring myself to dive in.

18th century hotel nestles in shadow of Faringdon Folly

Swindon Advertiser:

6:00pm Thursday 1st October 2015

COWERING at the foot of the eerie Folly Tower, having spied a crow with its wings spread ready to dive for prey, I was filled with frightful visions of an avian raid of Hitchcockian fury.

Funnyman Sean Hughes has no taste for the bland

Swindon Advertiser:

4:40pm Thursday 1st October 2015

GRILLING Sean Hughes is a risky business. Ask him a question and he’ll riposte with two.

Milton Jones is puntastic puller of faces

Swindon Advertiser:

3:10pm Thursday 1st October 2015

THE age of innocence is over – Milton Jones is maturing.

Swindon charities have 27,000 reasons to smile

Swindon Advertiser:

5:20pm Wednesday 30th September 2015

EXCITEMENT was in the air as a host of good causes charities were handed £27,000 by the kind fundraisers behind the Charity Ball.

Swindon's really Wilde about Oscar

Swindon Advertiser:

5:03pm Wednesday 30th September 2015

OLIVIER Award nominee Gerard Logan will take on the ever elusive Oscar Wilde in Wilde Without the Boy tomorrow.

Comedian Mark Thomas is putting the boot in

Swindon Advertiser:

5:00pm Thursday 1st October 2015

Inspired by the mass trespass of Kinder Scout in 1932, Mark turns his eye to how the government have sold off the majority of our communal spaces, from playing fields to public rights of way, setting out to try and carve a small space in the urban world where mischief and random chance can lurk.

Pole to pole - it's a dancer's life for Swindon dad and daughter

Swindon Advertiser:

11:27am Tuesday 29th September 2015

EVERY doting father’s instinct is to hold on to his darling daughter for as long as he possibly can – never more so when precariously dangling her from a slippery pole two meters above firm ground.

To the manor born

Swindon Advertiser:

1:48pm Monday 28th September 2015

Doing her best to act like the lady of the house, Marion Sauvebois checks out how the other half live at an exclusive mansion in the Cotswolds

Chef pals take a gamble on new venture to bring Sudbury House back to gourmet standards

Swindon Advertiser:

5:38pm Friday 25th September 2015

FEW friendships stand the test of time in the cut-throat world of gastronomy — especially when your best friend pal bosses you around for a living.

Stand up and be accounted by comedian Fred MacAulay

Swindon Advertiser:

5:04pm Friday 25th September 2015

“I don’t think it’s real. You didn’t just dream this, did you?,” Fred MacAulay dismisses the mind-boggling notion that such a monstrosity of road engineering as the Magic Roundabout could actually exist.

One night in Swindon looking at morals

Swindon Advertiser:

4:55pm Friday 25th September 2015

WOULD you give up your comforts for the benefit of another?

Play paints a dark picture of Oscar Wilde

Swindon Advertiser:

4:47pm Friday 25th September 2015

FRESH from a successful run of The Trials of Oscar Wilde in the capital, European Arts Company is back with The Picture of Dorian Gray.

Being funny is a serious business for comedian Jimmy Carr

Swindon Advertiser: What's On module top link image

4:44pm Friday 25th September 2015

JIMMY Carr has been described as ‘the hardest working man in comedy’.

MS sufferers find love in an oxygen chamber

Swindon Advertiser:

4:00pm Tuesday 22nd September 2015

IN SICKNESS and in health, for better or for worse — for Karl and Tracy Gase these words echoed the years spent in the throes of a relentless illness.

Putting the T into LGBT

Swindon Advertiser:

4:03pm Sunday 20th September 2015

AFTER decades spent living in fear, Swindon’s transgender community has broken its silence in a bid, at last, to put the T in LGBT.

Guilt-free fast food is good for you

Swindon Advertiser:

4:20pm Friday 18th September 2015

Fitness Kitchen,which opened its doors in Havelock Street in January, is the brainchild of avid sportsman turned body-builder Romeo Pirvu.

Juggling charity with acting makes for a very busy man

Swindon Advertiser:

3:00pm Thursday 17th September 2015

ANY minion worth his salt knows not to disturb a thesp retired to his dressing room to consult with his muse, or more likely one of the chorus girls.

Delicious rain of profanity and innuendo falls on a comedy full of Eastern promise

Swindon Advertiser:

12:58pm Tuesday 15th September 2015

IT is with the odd euphemism, 'tickle tackle', pronounced by overbearing patriarch George “Ghengis” Khan, that sets the tone for East is East with both humour and distaste.

Diabetes - the silent killer of our times

Swindon Advertiser:

11:44am Tuesday 15th September 2015

IT IS the scourge of our times and diabetes is only gaining more ground, with nearly 20,000 people now at risk of developing it in Swindon and more than 11,600 already living with it.

I rebelled... in art there are no rules , says transvestite fashion designer

Swindon Advertiser:

4:00pm Tuesday 15th September 2015

IT all began with a cinched little black dress – in all but name - slipped on at the 11th hour four years ago.

It’s the silent killer of our times

Swindon Advertiser:

4:31pm Sunday 13th September 2015

IT IS the scourge of our times and diabetes is only gaining more ground, with nearly 20,000 people now at risk of developing it in Swindon and more than 11,600 already living with it.

In the market for reviving tradition

Swindon Advertiser: New Malmesbury Artisan and Farmers Market oepns today at the Market Cross Malmesbury. Stall holders L-R Steve Havegood, Paul Merritt and Ros Holland from Adeline Farm Near Malmesbury. .Pics by Diane Vose DV2440/03. (33813670)

8:50am Monday 14th September 2015

WHO ever heard such humbuggery as a market town without a market?

Barron Knights saddle up for comedy crusade in Swindon

Swindon Advertiser: Barron Knights saddle up for comedy crusade in Swindon

2:40pm Thursday 10th September 2015

FENDING off crazed groupies clambering through their hotel window may have been everyday for Ringo and Paul but nights were a tad tamer on the other side of the wall for The Beatles’ support act The Barron Knights.

The art of being a real nuisance...

Swindon Advertiser: (35224309)

11:37am Thursday 10th September 2015

MARK Thomas is not one to discriminate.

Funny side of radio history hits Swindon's airwaves at Arts Centre

Swindon Advertiser: Funny side of radio history hits Swindon's airwaves at Arts Centre

3:20pm Thursday 10th September 2015

AWARD-winning radio and TV host Iain Lee is to present a selection of bizarre events from the history of the wireless.

Salute to folk legend Bob Dylan

Swindon Advertiser: Salute to folk legend Bob Dylan

3:20pm Thursday 10th September 2015

STRADDLING the line between talk and one man show, Michael Gray’s Bob Dylan and the History of Rock ‘n’ Roll promises to keep audiences on the edge of their seats – not snoozing away.

Walk the line with the Man in Black in Swindon

Swindon Advertiser: Jacqui Elliot-Williams (37408869)

4:50pm Thursday 10th September 2015

PREPARE for a musical journey down memory lane when the Johnny Cash Roadshow rolls into the Wyvern Theatre this weekend.

Moving opera will keep you entranced

Swindon Advertiser: gabova (37409184)

5:50pm Thursday 10th September 2015

THE Russian State Ballet and Opera House is poised to return to Swindon with Verdi’s La Traviata – a love story shrouded in sacrifice.

Chocks away for drama on trials of marriage to a pilot at war

Swindon Advertiser:

11:33am Tuesday 8th September 2015

IT is seventy years since VE Day and yet a veil seems to have fallen over the exploits and relentless courage of the RAF’s bomb crews, the men who risked their lives over and over in the frontlines for King and country.

Children were more important than acting, says Jenny Shah

Swindon Advertiser: Jenny Shah who was a Bond Girl and married to Eddy Shah former news paper mogul and owner of a Wiltshire gold club at there home in Kington Lanley for a feature.CG102-21.Pictures Clare Green .claregreenphotography.com.07/07/2015. (31348322)

2:30pm Tuesday 8th September 2015

BEHIND every great man is a great woman, writes MARION SAUVEBOIS.

MONDAY MATTERS: Meet the Mormon Missionaries

Swindon Advertiser:

2:54pm Monday 7th September 2015

ON the face of it, trawling terraced streets in immaculate suits, crisp shirts and ties, the teenagers look every bit the eager door to door salesmen.

Beer ice cream and lager sorbets on Old Town's Sausage and Ale Trail

Swindon Advertiser: Pic By Dave Cox
Sausage and Ale trail in Old Town.
left 2 right - Wood St Food Hall
Pic - Marcus Cole, Simon Rhodes
Date 7/9/14 (35908374)

11:15am Friday 4th September 2015

“A scoop of beer ice cream with your bratwurst, Madam?” You may recoil at the notion – lager-flavoured cones are, after all, an acquired taste.

Maudsley’s larger than life new role

Swindon Advertiser: Tony Maudsley as Edna Turnblad in Hairspray. Credit Ellie Kurttz (32702688)

4:20pm Thursday 3rd September 2015

YOU may have noticed a strange man lurking around the bus stop, ogling your décolletage and clumsily aping your walk before cowering behind a post box when you finally dialled 999.

Walk the line for Cash at Swindon tribute to country king

Swindon Advertiser: Clive John as Johnny Cash (32988472)

4:20pm Thursday 3rd September 2015

LIKE his stage alter ego, Clive John’s early life was beset with strife. And like the Man in Black he came out the other side, singing.

War drama shows flare

Swindon Advertiser: Leon Ockenden as Peter Kyle and Olivia Hallinan as Patricia (37175126)

3:50pm Thursday 3rd September 2015

BATH's Theatre Royal will pay a fitting tribute to VE Day 70 years on with a revival of Terence Rattigan's epic wartime romance Flare Path.

Sue simply relishes her farm shop

Swindon Advertiser: Lotmead Farm and Cafe for Menu. Pictured cook Sue Meaden. 08/07/15 Thomas Kelsey. (31438657)

5:38pm Friday 28th August 2015

She is behind the biggest expansion project of the last decade at Lotmead and the success of its cafe and gourmet shop and yet Sue Meaden remains an enigma.

Knocking class out of sport

Swindon Advertiser: Knocking class out of sport

3:32pm Thursday 27th August 2015

OVER the past century croquet has been given a bad rap. Snobbish and restricted to the upper classes, who play mallet in one hand, champagne flute in the other - this is unfortunately the widely accepted stereotype.

Coasting in to festival gig

Swindon Advertiser: Coasting in to festival gig

10:34am Thursday 27th August 2015

LIAM Willford, guitarist with indie rock band Coasts, says working on the set of Made In Chelsea was a really surreal experience, but playing at Reading Rock Festival is a dream come true.

War hero Simon Weston tells his story in Swindon

Swindon Advertiser: War hero of our times tells his story in Swindon

4:40pm Thursday 27th August 2015

"I would join the army again in a heartbeat,” declares Simon Weston, without a moment's hesitation.

Roll up! Quirky circus is in town

Swindon Advertiser: Roll up! Quirky circus is in town

5:40pm Thursday 27th August 2015

NELL Gifford ran away with the circus.


Swindon Advertiser:

12:00pm Thursday 3rd September 2015

IT has tested players’ tactical flair for millennia, and yet Go, the Oriental cousin of chess, is virtually unknown in the West. But devoted enthusiasts in Swindon are determined to keep the time-honoured Go-playing tradition alive in these parts.

Knocking class out of sport

Swindon Advertiser:

11:00am Thursday 27th August 2015

OVER the past century croquet has been given a bad rap. Snobbish and restricted to the upper classes with mallet in one hand, champagne flute in the other – this is unfortunately the widely accepted stereotype.

Sassy and artful bundle of musical fun

Swindon Advertiser:

10:47am Wednesday 26th August 2015

SOMETIMES life is stranger than fiction.

My Maison's a fighter, says mum, after meningitis nightmare

Swindon Advertiser: Nicole Farmer and her 3 year old son Maison Mayall who she cares for after he was left with brain damage following a bout of meningitis. Pictured Nicole Farmer and Maison Mayall..09/06/15 Thomas Kelsey. (28498245)

4:20pm Tuesday 25th August 2015

WITH hindsight, Nicole Farmer knows she should have insisted on staying for further tests when her newborn son was rushed to hospital three years ago. She knows she should have trusted the mother’s instinct which told every fibre of her being something was deeply wrong with Maison.

Summer Youth Project's Hairspray is a real gas

Swindon Advertiser:

4:20pm Sunday 23rd August 2015

YOU HAVE to hand it to the Summer Youth Project – they go big or go home.

Name your poison at 1801

Swindon Advertiser:

8:58am Friday 21st August 2015

LEGEND has it Marie Laveau still haunts New Orleans’ French Quarter, hovering over the deserted thoroughfare under the cover of night in the guise of a menacing crow.

OMD and Human League set for Rewind Festival

Swindon Advertiser:

3:00pm Thursday 20th August 2015

REWIND South, the 80s festival is back to Henley for a seventh year this weekend with a line-up to rival all previous instalments.

Hairspray cast are on their best beehive-iour

Swindon Advertiser:

12:00pm Thursday 20th August 2015

THE Nicest Kids In Town are back with larger-than life performances, gravity-defying dos and scales-busting voices.

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