All the latest goings on, in and around Swindon, in easily-digested little chunks
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SWINDON: Churchfields Academy will hold its summer fete on September 13 from 10am to 2pm, to celebrate 50 years of the school. Everyone is welcome and there will be activities for all ages. To book a stall call 01793 487286
9:26am Wednesday 27th August 2014
TOWN CENTRE: The Wyvern Theatre’s first wedding fair will be held at the theatre on September 7 from 11am to 5pm. There will be lots of local suppliers on hand to give you inspiration for your big day.
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STRATTON: Hobbycraft staff will be clowning around this weekend as they host a circus themed weekend of fundraising at the store at St Margaret’s Retail Park. All funds raised will go to children’s hospice Helen and Douglas House and Naomi House.
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10:40am Tuesday 26th August 2014
SWINDON: Capturing Emotion: war photographer Robert Capa – a talk by Ron Bateman – will be held at the Central Library on September 25 from 7.15pm. The co-founder of the Orwell Society presents a collection of images taken by Robert Capa in the Spanish Civil War and Second World War, and discusses his work. Tickets are £2.50 (£1.50 library members). Call Colin Curtis 01793 463782.
10:39am Tuesday 26th August 2014
TOWN CENTRE: On Thursday, Captain Barnacles and Kwazii, from the Octonauts, will hold storytime sessions at The Brunel’s magical garden, situated near Cargo homestore. Characters will appear between 11am and 3.30pm. Entry is free.
10:37am Tuesday 26th August 2014
SHRIVENHAM: Doctors and nurses from Elm Tree Surgery invite you to a diabetes roadshow on September 15 from 5pm to 7pm at Shrivenham Memorial Hall. Meet experts, talk to other diabetics and look at support.
10:32am Tuesday 26th August 2014
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TOWN CENTRE: An evening with Tony Jacklin, hosted by Willie Thorne, will take place at the Wyvern on September 11 from 7.30pm. With perfect timing just a couple of weeks before the Ryder Cup, Tony Jacklin is in Swindon to talk at length about his Major-winning golfing career and Ryder Cup captaincy. The show will also include a Q&A session, a golf swing master-class and a meet and greet. Tickets cost £26. Call 01793 524481.
10:24am Tuesday 26th August 2014
TOWN CENTRE: The Brunel Centre is to commemorate the centenary of the Great War with Heroes, a play set in a French military retirement home. The September 11 event will begin at 6.30pm in the shopping centre. The comedy, featuring professional actors, tells the story of three First World War veterans who plot their escape from the boredom of the routines of living in a care home.
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TOWN CENTRE: Swindon Involved takes place on Saturday from 11.30am at Wharf Green, with live music from The Wire Birds, featuring Jenny Haan, Full On, All Ears Avow, Jimmy Moore, Swindon Lightning Cheer Squad, Ataraxis Vibration and The Damned and The Dirty.
10:12am Tuesday 26th August 2014
BISHOPSTONE: Pigstock 2014 takes place at The Royal Oak at the weekend with live music, food and drink. Camping on the farm is available for tents and motor homes. There will be toilets and simple showers available. For information email Carolyn@helenbrowningorganics.
9:56am Tuesday 26th August 2014
SWINDON: The Tesco Extra store in Ocotal Way relaunches today after a re-vamp which has seen a brand new Giraffe restaurant and Harris + Hoole coffee shop added. Deputy Mayor Coun Andrew Bennett and Lesley Bayliss from charity Brighter Futures will be accepting a chequ
9:55am Tuesday 26th August 2014
OLD TOWN: The third annual Old Town Yard Sale will be held on August 31 between noon and 4pm. Houses in Ashford Road, Brunswick Street, Hythe Road, Kent Road, Lansdown Road, Folkestone Road, Maidstone Road, Pembroke Street, Stafford Street and Savernake Street are invited to sell items from gardens. There will be a pamper zone at Savernake Street Social Hall on the day. Email swindon email@example.com.
9:53am Tuesday 26th August 2014
SWINDON: A woman who is accused of carrying out a serious assault on her partner has been released on bail. Lisa Holborow is accused of wounding with intent to cause grievous bodily harm in relation to an alleged incident in Chilton Foliat.
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COUNTY: A consultation has been launched about possible changes to the Wiltshire Bus Pass scheme. People are being asked to decide whether they would like passes to be restricted for use only after 9am from Monday to Friday, or only after 9.30am.
10:06am Thursday 21st August 2014
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CHISELDON: A car was destroyed by fire in what is believed to be an arson attack opposite the farm shop in Chiseldon on Tuesday at 4am. The car is thought to have been a Subaru. Anyone with information on the incident should call police on 101.
9:49am Thursday 21st August 2014
CHENEY MANOR: Police were called to the roundabout at Cheney Manor Road and Vicarage Road at 7.30pm on Tuesday after reports that a group of six youths aged 14 to 16 were throwing stones at a bus. One of the windows was smashed. Anyone with information on the incident, which is believed to have involved four males and two females, should call police on 101.
9:48am Thursday 21st August 2014
5:53pm Wednesday 20th August 2014
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WEST SWINDON: An open day at the Link Centre on August 30 from 10am to 5pm will give people a chance to try some of the free activities including fitness taster classes, ice skating, climbing, swimming, junior bounce, badminton, table tennis and more. Booking is advised for the fitness classes – call 01793 445566.
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TOOTHILL: Toothill Lunch Club is open every Wednesday from 12pm at Toothill Community Centre. The cafe serves two-course meals followed by tea or coffee for £3.20. To book a meal call 07944 134915. If you are unable to travel to the community centre, you can request the Wiggle Bus to pick you up from your home. For more details email firstname.lastname@example.org
10:17am Wednesday 20th August 2014
WEST SWINDON: An open day at the Link Centre on August 30 from 10am to 5pm will give people a chance to try some of the free activities, including fitness taster classes, ice-skating, climbing, swimming, junior bounce, badminton, table tennis and more. Booking is advised for the fitness classes – call 01793 445566.
10:16am Wednesday 20th August 2014
COUNTY: The Woodland Trust has more than 4,000 tree packs to give to schools, community and youth groups in autumn. It is asking people to take part in a tribute to all who gave their lives by creating a growing legacy. Visit www.woodlandtrust.org.uk/plant-trees/in-your-community.
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COUNTY: A consultation has been launched about possible changes to the Wiltshire Bus Pass scheme. The options are to consider changing the scheme so that bus passes may only be used after 9am Monday to Friday and after 9.30am from Monday to Friday.
10:07am Wednesday 20th August 2014
SOUTH MARSTON: South Marston Parish Council is urging residents to keep their hedges trimmed back from road signs after a number of incidents have been causing safety problems for pedestrians and motorists.
10:03am Wednesday 20th August 2014
EASTCOTT: About 100 homes were without electricity on Eastcott Hill yesterday after the power went shortly after 8am. It took engineers a couple of hours to locate the source of the problem to be a faulty underground cable. Southern Electric later apologised for any inconvenience it had caused and thanked people for their patience.
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