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Fight to combat mystery illness that attacked little Imogen

Swindon Advertiser:

11:35am Tuesday 1st December 2015

Imogen Green, four, has a condition so rare she was the first in the UK to be diagnosed. MARION SAUVEBOIS talks to her parents about coping with an illness which has baffled the experts 

Bath bags delightfully belligerent performances in Buffini's cheeky satire

Swindon Advertiser:

11:12am Tuesday 1st December 2015

LOVE or hate her, Maggie Thatcher had left an indelible mark on Britain at every level of society and on every political animal or head of state who was brave enough to cross her unilateral path.

Apprentices build skills for the future

Swindon Advertiser:

6:50pm Sunday 29th November 2015

AS all eyes turn to Lord Sugar and his new cohort of wannabe apprentices, council bosses in Swindon are calling on businesses to follow his lead and tell school leavers 'You're hired.'

Food infused with flavour at Swindon's Kenzo 72

Swindon Advertiser:

3:40pm Friday 27th November 2015

Wooing the town’s denizens with a hybrid concept and menu to boot was far from a guarantee in such a volatile market but, succeed or fail, the man behind Swindon’s Rendez-Vous chains tore along full speed.

Rock your socks off with 1975

Swindon Advertiser:

12:23pm Thursday 26th November 2015

The perfect blend of dance rock, techno and pop hooks they prove that good rock can have pop/radio appeal. The show at the Oasis is sold out.

Robert Powell revels in juicy royal role in a modern classic

Swindon Advertiser:

11:08am Tuesday 24th November 2015

King Lear, Macbeth, Richard III, Shakespeare had an insatiable fascination for kings and their doings. These storied character studies have provided actors fodder for centuries, but with one catch, no more will ever be written.

Old Town Christmas lights to burn brighter than ever on first Sunday switch-on

Swindon Advertiser:

10:06am Monday 23rd November 2015

FEW recall the very first time Wood Street was set aglow nearly 50 years ago – and only tenuous traces of the early days of the Old Town Christmas lights switch-on endure in the Adver archives.

The way to take your eye off the ball

Swindon Advertiser:

12:11pm Thursday 19th November 2015

Only the lure of a stay at Bowood Hotel, Spa and Golf Resort in Calne persuaded me to give the ‘sport’ a try (and only for an express tutorial, mercifully).

Swindon panto star’s right old curry on...

Swindon Advertiser:

11:22am Thursday 19th November 2015

Adam Woodyatt tells MARION SAUVEBOIS why he’s really back in town

Flawless and chilling performances fired from the big literary guns

Swindon Advertiser:

2:51pm Wednesday 18th November 2015


Just 1 day until Union J switch on Swindon's Christmas lights

Swindon Advertiser: Union J (24506848)

11:11am Wednesday 18th November 2015

THERE is just a day left until X Factor stars’ Union J descend on Swindon town centre for what promises to be one of the most memorable Christmas lights switch-ons to date.

Christmas cheer from Kentwood Choir

Swindon Advertiser:

4:59pm Tuesday 17th November 2015

CHRISTMAS is fast approaching and it can only mean one thing – it is time for Kentwood Show Choir’s festive extravaganza.

Artist uses her painting as crutch when fighting cancer

Swindon Advertiser:

10:43am Tuesday 17th November 2015

EXAMINING her sunburnt cleavage, Sally Thain scolded herself: she really should have been more careful.

Putting an end to gay hate crimes

Swindon Advertiser:

10:35am Monday 16th November 2015

As Anti-Bullying Week starts, LGBT support group Out Of The Can and Swindon Equality Coalition tackles homophobic bullying, as MARION SAUVEBOIS reports

'Gangsta' comic Hal Cruttenden set for mid-life crisis show

Swindon Advertiser:

11:50am Thursday 12th November 2015

HAL Cruttenden is in the throes of an acute mid-life crisis.

Clowning around with Jason Byrne

Swindon Advertiser:

9:20am Thursday 12th November 2015

Jason Byrne tells MARION SAUVEBOIS that torturing his audience is just one of his favourite stage tricks

‘Swindon needs Bistro Les Chats’

Swindon Advertiser:

11:52am Wednesday 11th November 2015

BISTRO Les Chats will reopen on Friday with a new chef at the helm, less than two months after its sudden closure.

Italian eatery hit buffers at railway works

Swindon Advertiser:

9:20am Friday 13th November 2015

Running late, like some trains MARION SAUVEBOIS and a dining friend ‘do lunch’ at Bottelino’s Italian eatery

Nine to five swapped for restaurant success

Swindon Advertiser:

8:50am Friday 13th November 2015

Intrigued to learn more, MARION SAUVEBOIS meets a couple who have traded their suits for a life in the restaurant trade

Wave a flag for Last Night of the Proms

Swindon Advertiser:

3:30pm Tuesday 10th November 2015

LAST Night of the Proms is back again this year with plenty of surprises in store.

It's time to dust off your Dirty Dancing shoes

Swindon Advertiser:

2:20pm Tuesday 10th November 2015

EMBARKING on its fifth anniversary tour, An Evening of Dirty Dancing: The Tribute Show is a stirring homage to one of the greatest movies of all time.

Robert Newman puts his thinking cap on

Swindon Advertiser:

12:20pm Thursday 12th November 2015

SINCE volunteering for an experiment which aimed to locate the part of the brain that lights up when you’re in love, Robert Newman has cooked up The Brain Show.

Shakespeare lives on at Schools Festival

Swindon Advertiser:

11:10am Tuesday 10th November 2015

PREPARE to fall in love with the Bard’s immortal words all over again at the Shakespeare Schools Festival.

Sally Morgan keeps those spirits up

Swindon Advertiser:

10:00am Thursday 12th November 2015

SALLY Morgan is back with the aptly named show, Psychic Sally On The Road.

Dave Gorman makes some good (power) points

Swindon Advertiser: Dave Gorman's PowerPoint Presentation is on at St George's Hall on October 15

8:50am Thursday 12th November 2015

THE WACKY comedy mind behind Modern Life Is Goodish is back with a live show that promises more of his unique blend of stand-up and visual storytelling as Dave Gorman Gets Straight To The Point*... (*The PowerPoint).

The boy who picked a fight with leukaemia

Swindon Advertiser:

9:10am Tuesday 10th November 2015

Some heroes wear a cape, others like five year-old Shreenik Khadka a hospital gown. MARION SAUVEBOIS meets the little fighter who has survived three life-threatening transplants and inspired thousands across the nation to become bone marrow donors and save lives

Rotary: Clubbing together in yearly quest to raise £150k for Swindon

Swindon Advertiser:

8:45am Monday 9th November 2015

They raise more than £150,000 for Swindon each year, but who are the men and women behind the town’s Rotary? Marion Sauvebois goes straight to the source

For the Holy Grail of pasta look no further than Leonardo

Swindon Advertiser:

12:19pm Friday 6th November 2015

Leonardo Greco reveals how he wanted to deliver more with his first restaurant

Yes, she Milli-can!

Swindon Advertiser:

9:10am Thursday 5th November 2015

Since winning the 2008 if.comedy Best Newcomer Award for her debut solo show Sarah Millican’s Not Nice at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, the comedienne has fast established herself as a household name.

Will enjoys being not-so Young now

Swindon Advertiser:

10:20am Wednesday 4th November 2015

An eclectic blend of joyous, clap-heavy old school R&B, 1970s pastoral folk, country music, disco and straight pop ballads, 85% Proof is the fruit of a carefree experimentation where lyrics were written before the melody.

Not lazy or stupid ... simply dyslexic

Swindon Advertiser:

3:28pm Tuesday 3rd November 2015

“Without realising it I overcame all the hurdles by trying much harder.''

'No child should have to face death alone,' says new charity

Swindon Advertiser:

12:09pm Monday 2nd November 2015

NO CHILD should be allowed to face the torment of losing a parent alone.

Charity Ball search starts for Swindon 2016's good causes

Swindon Advertiser:

1:51pm Friday 30th October 2015

THE INK is still fresh on beneficiaries’ cheques but the organisers of Swindon's Charity Ball are already looking for new causes to support next year.

Our own little Caribbean haven in Swindon

Swindon Advertiser:

5:50am Friday 30th October 2015

Rapper-turned-chef Gavin Green tells MARION SAUVEBOIS how he came to open his own eatery in Swindon

Get ready for shock rocker’s ‘Nightmare’

Swindon Advertiser:

7:40am Thursday 29th October 2015

The shows will mark 40 years since the Rock ‘N’ Roll Hall of Fame inductee brought his Welcome To My Nightmare tour to the UK in 1975.

Mental health crisis gave me a second chance at life, says former Swindon Town player

Swindon Advertiser:

11:35am Tuesday 27th October 2015

ANDY Rowland was discovered face down in the Plough’s bathroom. He was rushed to hospital, swiftly sectioned under the Mental Health Act and held on a psychiatric ward.

Giving learners a helping hand

Swindon Advertiser:

4:42pm Sunday 25th October 2015

SEPTEMBER spells out doom and gloom for students after a breezy summer free from homework, exams and classes.

Colourful bar is on the right track

Swindon Advertiser:

9:51am Friday 23rd October 2015

Christening such a hodgepodge was no easy task but, the pair, agreed, a convoluted Cypriot name was out of the question. The answer eventually trotted into view in the form of Howard's beloved Parson’s Jack Russell called Gibson.

Cop turned comic

Swindon Advertiser:

11:19am Thursday 22nd October 2015

Over the past eight years he has successfully treaded walked the fine line between poking fun at “coppers”, sharing the vagaries of patrolling the beat, and throwing the profession into ridicule.

Earnest, with a twist

Swindon Advertiser:

11:40am Thursday 22nd October 2015

n this new production, Wilde’s timeless work is revisited by an am dram group The Bunbury Company of Players who are in the midst of dress rehearsal ahead of the show’s looming premiere as the curtain opens.

REVIEW: Intense psychological drama based around a Swindon boy with autism

Swindon Advertiser:

11:24am Wednesday 21st October 2015

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time Theatre Royal, Bath Until Saturday

New Swindon charity founded to support cancer victims

Swindon Advertiser:

12:09pm Tuesday 20th October 2015

BREAST cancer ravages lives, regardless of race, class, ethnicity and increasingly gender.

Julie discovers the highs and lows of being a foster mum

Swindon Advertiser:

11:49am Tuesday 20th October 2015

Looking back, Julie firmly believes fate played a heavy hand in placing Jamie in her path.

Making noises just for laughs next door in Swindon

Swindon Advertiser:

5:10pm Thursday 15th October 2015

Keen to explode improv’s “geeky and studenty” image, the resourceful comedians never cease to push the boundaries, inventing a host of zany games for their audience.

Wilde imaginings thirty years on for Martin Jarvis

Swindon Advertiser:

6:50am Thursday 15th October 2015

WHEN his old accomplice Nigel Havers suggested reprising their roles as Wilde’s dashing young fops Algernon Moncrieff and Jack Worthing 30 years on, Martin Jarvis put his foot down.

Nurses will help police to handle the mentally ill

Swindon Advertiser:

4:03pm Sunday 11th October 2015

FOR too long the line between police business and mental health matter was blurred leading to hundreds of vulnerable patients being detained against their will for hours and often days on end, writes MARION SAUVEBOIS.

Bad Jews is an emotional bombshell of a comedy drama

Swindon Advertiser:

11:11am Friday 9th October 2015

COUSINS in a tizzy over their late grandfather’s ‘necklace’ on the night of his funeral; seems benign enough as far as plots are concerned. Yet underneath the premise of Joshua Harmon’s Bad Jews darkness lurks.

Swindon chef is bringing it home to roast

Swindon Advertiser:

6:00am Friday 9th October 2015

While takeaway deliveries are often fraught with disappointment, customers won’t find a few dehydrated Brussels sprouts vying for attention or soggy lumps of beef dumped on grainy tatties in a desolate box.

Milton Jones is on the trail of comic gems in Swindon

Swindon Advertiser:

ONE-liner king Milton Jones is so popular he can barely keep up with demand.

Making music is such a laugh, says Mitch Benn

Swindon Advertiser:

5:47pm Wednesday 7th October 2015

ANY reasonably bred human being knows that in polite society one does not mention politics, money – especially if you have none to speak of – and religion.

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