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FAMILY DAY OUT: Take a walk on the wild side

Swindon Advertiser: One of Wild Place's okapi

9:05am Wednesday 1st July 2015

NESTLED in the South Gloucestershire countryside, a humble conservation park is beginning to show up larger zoos across the region.

Luca is making great strides after life-changing operation

Swindon Advertiser:

9:01am Wednesday 1st July 2015

In March last year, Teresa and Alex Railton flew 4,000 miles to Florida determined to save their 11-year-old son Luca from certain amputation. A year on, after four lengthy and taxing operations, Luca has defied British surgeons’ bleak prognosis.

Week to celebrate indomitable independent shops

Swindon Advertiser:

4:41pm Tuesday 30th June 2015

MANY have perished, swallowed up by the onslaught of large chains taking over the High Streets.

Hanging tough in Pilates

Swindon Advertiser:

8:48am Monday 29th June 2015

GRABBING on to one of the straps dangling from the ceiling for dear life as I dropped to a squatting position, I wondered what I had gotten myself into.

Abba tribute says: Thank you for the music

Swindon Advertiser: Abba tribute says: Thank you for the music

9:56am Saturday 27th June 2015

Missed the originals? Never fear — a whole host of tribute acts are heading your way to bring to life musical legends of the past. MARION SAUVEBOIS tunes in to a few of them

Pub crawl: The Rat Trap

Swindon Advertiser: 06-02-14 General view exterior The Rat Trap - Photographer Alex Skennerton (29866571)

4:33pm Friday 26th June 2015

THE RAT TRAP

Thank you for the music Abba

Swindon Advertiser:

8:57am Friday 26th June 2015

FROM their mannerisms and pitch to their Scandinavian lilt, capturing the likeness of pop behemoth Abba is no mean feat.

Ross Noble talks playing a pigeon-loving Nazi in The Producers

Swindon Advertiser: Ross Noble plays a short fused, carrier pigeon-keeping, former Nazi

8:49am Friday 26th June 2015

WHEN it comes to getting into character, Ross Noble belongs to the Method school of acting.

FOOD FOR THOUGHT: Scallops are dream for dinner parties

Swindon Advertiser: Thomas Kelsey 19/03/15Joffre White (26590640)

5:30pm Friday 26th June 2015

Joffre White, 64, is an author and Swindon's patron of reading and writing

Former Bond girl announces luxury retirement homes project

Swindon Advertiser:

3:31pm Thursday 25th June 2015

A FORMER Bond girl and businesswoman is poised to conquer the retirement home market with spacious and flexible properties fit for 21st century pensioners.

Reach for the sounds of Motown in Swindon

Swindon Advertiser: Reach for the sounds of Motown in Swindon

2:53pm Thursday 25th June 2015

EXACTLY 50 years ago, Diana Ross and the Supremes, Smokey Robinson and the Miracles and Stevie Wonder and the Temptations crossed the Atlantic for a UK-wide tour which would propel them to fame on our shores.

Singer-songwriter’s musical challenge for school pupils

Swindon Advertiser: Singer-songwriter’s musical challenge for school pupils

2:44pm Thursday 25th June 2015

LUGGING an accordion found 'lying around' the house, five-year-old Max Restaino settled under the family table one Christmas day and began tickling the keys.

Hitting the top note with male choir

Swindon Advertiser: Musical director Max Brockman-More proudly shows off the choir's latest trophy (29098897)

2:30pm Thursday 25th June 2015

After competition success, MARION SAUVEBOIS reports on Swindon Male Voice Choir’s hunt for new singers

Fury of rock 'n' roll hits Swindon

Swindon Advertiser: Fury of rock 'n' roll hits Swindon

10:07am Thursday 25th June 2015

BACK with fresh songs and stunning new costumes, The Billy Fury Years explores the life and career of one of Britain’s best loved rock ‘n rollers.

Leave on a jet plane to climb a rocky mountain high with a John Denver tribute

Swindon Advertiser: (28800652)

10:00am Thursday 25th June 2015

A Celebration of John Denver promises to take the audience on a magical journey through the musical catalogue of John Denver, featuring popular hits such as Annie’s Song, Leaving on a Jet Plane and Rocky Mountain High.

Lots of fun to be had at Lotmead this summer

Swindon Advertiser: Lots of fun to be had at Lotmead this summer

3:15pm Wednesday 24th June 2015

Meet a very special tractor, pick your own strawberries and pet the animals... there’s plenty for families to do down on the farm

Jo's harrowing ordeal at losing her unborn baby

Swindon Advertiser: Stuart Harrison 16/3/15
Jo Styles who had a still birth baby and is member of the still birth charity SANDS. (29629016)

2:08pm Wednesday 24th June 2015

Jo Styles lost her unborn baby at 36 weeks after a textbook pregnancy.

Brutally honest, harrowing yet totally gripping piece of theatre

Swindon Advertiser:

10:16am Tuesday 23rd June 2015

DEMENTIA... the word, the illness floats and hovers but is never once spoken in The Father.

MasterChef's Gregg Wallace and Cathryn Dresser set to cook up a storm at Swindon Food & Drink Festival

Swindon Advertiser: Programme Name: Masterchef - TX: n/a - Episode: n/a (No. n/a) - Picture Shows: (L-R) Gregg Wallace, John Torode - (C) Shine TV - Photographer: Production (23488736)

8:41am Monday 22nd June 2015

AHEAD of the Swindon Food & Drink Festival on June 27 and 28 Marion Sauvebois talks artichokes, cake and the Navy with headliners Gregg Wallace and Cathryn Dresser.

PUB CRAWL: Woodlands Edge

Swindon Advertiser: Pic By Dave Cox
Chefs table at Woodlands Edge, Sparcells with Dave Wootton.
Pic - gv
Date 15/8/13 (27504781)

2:53pm Friday 19th June 2015

Woodlands Edge

Pop from Paloma at first forest gig

Swindon Advertiser: Pop from Paloma at first forest gig

2:51pm Thursday 18th June 2015

POWERHOUSE queen Paloma Faith will make a triumphant return to Westonbirt tomorrow to open the Forest Live music festival.

Zombies rise to the occasion in Swindon

Swindon Advertiser: Zombies rise to the occasion in Swindon

2:42pm Thursday 18th June 2015

Recreating a zombie apocalypse in a hall? MARION SAUVEBOIS find out how a theatre troupe manages

Swindon netball club achieves goals by teamwork

Swindon Advertiser: The Croft Netball management team (26413240)

2:29pm Thursday 18th June 2015

Young or old, dab hand or novice, Croft Netball Club has a place for you, as MARION SAUVEBOIS finds

Rock the Carrott as Jasper climbs back on stand-up circuit

Swindon Advertiser:

6:00pm Thursday 18th June 2015

IT is hard to believe that it has been 27 years since Jasper Carrott’s last UK tour.

Living with diabetes: what it is really like

Swindon Advertiser: David Parks for Diabetes awareness week. Pictured David Parks with medicine.19/05/15 Thomas Kelsey (26682574)

3:27pm Wednesday 17th June 2015

As Diabetes Awareness Week gets under way, Marion Sauvebois explores the many faces of the condition.

Odell set to take you on a journey

Swindon Advertiser:

6:00pm Thursday 18th June 2015

TOM Odell’s life today is a far cry from the days spent lugging a keyboard around bars and clubs in Brighton where gangs of drunk lads would try to grab his microphone, or just shout over him.

REVIEW: In earnest about going wild for Wilde

Swindon Advertiser:

10:09am Tuesday 16th June 2015

OSCAR Wilde relished controversy, debunking social pretentions and, you may say, pointing the finger at his peers’ glaring hypocrisy.

Hola! Welcome to the House of Spike

Swindon Advertiser: Pic by Dave Cox
Opening of a new Tapas Bar , Casa De Pico , High Street Royal Wootton Bassett.
Pic- Anthony Pulsford ( owner )
Date 31/3/15 (25183055)

4:42pm Friday 12th June 2015

HE CAME, he saw, he conquered. Well, he called the landlord and took over the lease.

Pub crawl: The Crown

Swindon Advertiser: Pic By Dave Cox
The Crown Inn pub in Stratton 
Pic - gv
Date 9/5/13 (27197590)

4:39pm Friday 12th June 2015

The Crown Inn

Food for thought with chef Andy Routledge

Swindon Advertiser: Pic by Dave Cox.Food review on The Golden Cross restaurant in Cirencester..Pic - Andy Routledge.Date 26/3/15. (21805575)

3:25pm Friday 12th June 2015

Andy Routledge, 41, head chef at The Golden Cross Inn in Cirencester

Playing a woman is no drag for David Suchet

Swindon Advertiser: Programme Name: David Suchet: In the Footsteps of St Peter - TX: n/a - Episode: n/a (No. n/a) - Picture Shows: in Jerusalem. David Suchet - (C) CTVC - Photographer: Martin Kemp (24487548)

3:53pm Thursday 11th June 2015

WHILE you were gorging on chocolate during the Easter Bank Holiday, David Suchet was strictly off treats. He had to watch his waistline for his next role - so he could squeeze into a corset.

Comedy star Ryan set for sell-out show

Swindon Advertiser: Comedy star Ryan set for sell-out show

3:52pm Thursday 11th June 2015

KATHERINE RYAN can’t get enough and so once again she is Swindon-bound with her tour Glam Role Model.

X Factor winner back at Swindon's Wyvern

Swindon Advertiser: (25689882)

3:45pm Thursday 11th June 2015

X FACTOR winner Joe McElderry will roll into Swindon with The Evolution Tour next week.

Size is no barrier for badminton team

Swindon Advertiser:

7:30pm Thursday 11th June 2015

MARION SAUVEBOIS meets a small badminton club which has scooped a plethora of trophies over the years

Ruby Wax takes us to the brink of sanity

Swindon Advertiser: Ruby Wax takes us to thebrinkof sanity

5:51pm Wednesday 10th June 2015

RUBY Wax’s mind “left town” – again and again.

Hospice helped us say goodbye to our darling baby boy

Swindon Advertiser: Mark Fry lost his son when he was 17 days old. He was lloked after at Helen  & Douglas house hospice in Oxford. He is doing the Rainbow Run in memory of his son Charlie..left 2 right .Pic - Mark Fry,  Joseph Fry , Jo Fry.Date 8/5/15. (25564857)

11:44am Wednesday 10th June 2015

THREE years after his passing at just 17 days, Jo and Mark Fry remember their son Charlie and pay tribute to Helen House, the hospice where they shared precious moments with him.

REVIEW: Dastardly Hook brings tears of laughter

Swindon Advertiser:

11:06am Tuesday 9th June 2015

THE show must go on is any self respecting theatre troupe’s rallying cry.

Brush up your painting and enjoy a good chat with Haydon Art Society

Swindon Advertiser: Submitted pictures. Haydon artists celebrating their tenth anniversary with an art exhibition. Barbara Moody the organiser of the event pictured with her piece of art. (24876621)

8:50am Saturday 6th June 2015

MARION SAUVEBOIS profiles an art group where the companionship is as important as the painting

Food for thought

Swindon Advertiser: Pic by Dave Cox
A new tapas bar will be opening next month, Casa De Pico in the High street Wootton Bassett by Anthony Pulsford & Clare Butcher.
left 2 right 
Pic - Clare Butcher ,Anthony Pulsford 
Date 30/1/15 (24242014)

6:18pm Friday 5th June 2015

Clare Butcher, manager at Casa de Pico in Royal Wootton Bassett

Pub crawl: Fox and Hounds

Swindon Advertiser: Stuart Harrison 9/6/13John Skittrall is the new landlord of the Fox and Hounds pub in Wroughton.  (27187575)

5:41pm Friday 5th June 2015

FOX & HOUNDS

Food around the world in 80 seconds at Old Town Festival

Swindon Advertiser: Pic By Dave Cox
Sausage and Ale trail in Old Town.
left 2 right 
Pic - Danny Broderick, Darren Turner ( landlord Bar 20)
Date 7/9/14 (26409586)

5:39pm Friday 5th June 2015

After the success of last year’s Sausage and Ale Trail, Old Town eateries are gearing up for the Foods of the World Trail. MARION SAUVEBOIS finds out all about it

It's Jasper Carrott - the man who just can’t say no

Swindon Advertiser: MASTER OF THE CRAFT: Jasper Carrott provided the laughs

4:46pm Friday 5th June 2015

JASPER Carrott has a hard time saying no.

Mastering zombie moans for stage version of Shaun of the Dead

Swindon Advertiser: Mastering zombie moans for stage version of Shaun of the Dead

11:43am Thursday 4th June 2015

WE have all rooted for Simon Pegg aka Shaun, the electronics salesman striving to win back his beloved amidst a zombie apocalypse.

Never say Neverland in comic take on Peter Pan

Swindon Advertiser: Alastair Muir (24714597)

11:19am Thursday 4th June 2015

WHAT would happen if a play fell apart at the seams on opening night?

Jude not the obscure with her acoustic pop

Swindon Advertiser: Jude not the obscure with her acoustic pop

11:16am Thursday 4th June 2015

BLENDING hit songs with new material, Judie Tzuke will take to the Arts Centre stage and do what she does best – perform acoustically.

Boys will be boys in comic romp at Swindon's Wyvern Theatre

Swindon Advertiser: Richard Hope as Hector with the cast of the History Boys

11:11am Thursday 4th June 2015

THE History Boys are back and more boisterous and full of youthful vim than ever.

The South have had a little time and now they are back and still beautiful

Swindon Advertiser: Win tickets to The South, Theatre on the Hill, Marlborough

11:08am Thursday 4th June 2015

PERCHED atop a bunk bed on a tour bus, sandwiched between eight ‘boys’, sounds like the sleepover from hell.

Swindon and Cricklade Railway

Swindon Advertiser: Pic By Dave Cox
Swindon & Cricklade railway are holding a vintage & real ale event.
Pic- gv
Date 10/8/14 (27282300)

4:51pm Wednesday 3rd June 2015

THE summer break may barely be in sight and exotic foreign holidays still far away, but this does not mean short trips should be out of the question in the meantime.

Fostering has transformed our world — we just love it

Swindon Advertiser: Feature on Stephen O'Neill and Pete Sherman with their adopted son.
Pictures Clare Green
claregreenphotography.com
28/05/2015 (27425006)

4:36pm Wednesday 3rd June 2015

To mark Foster Care Fortnight, Marion Sauvebois meets Swindon's Foster Carers of the Year and proud adoptive parents Pete Sherman and Stephen O' Neill.

PUB CRAWL: The Duke of Edinburgh

Swindon Advertiser:

8:00am Saturday 30th May 2015

WHAT’S IT LIKE? THE Duke of Edinburgh looks like it has grown out of the end of a row of terraced houses - and that, more or less, is what happened.

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