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4:45pm Friday 7th March 2014
MOREDON: Visitors to Moredon Community Centre on March 8 can enjoy an Oldie-But-Goodie disco to raise money for projects in the Gambia. From 7.30pm to 11pm visitors can enjoy music from the ‘60s, ‘70s and ‘80s while raising money for Empower. Tickets cost £3 in advance, and £5 on the door. There will also be a raffle and a bar. Fancy dress is optional. For more information visit www.facebook.com/ events/596266693781431.
4:44pm Friday 7th March 2014
ROYAL WOOTTON BASSETT: Rita Patel from the Post Office has secured funding to run a group to help older and vulnerable people start to get to grips with computers and tablets and learn how to email, browse the internet, use Skype and learn other basic computer skills.
4:37pm Friday 7th March 2014
4:36pm Friday 7th March 2014
CORRECTION: In yesterday’s Swindon Advertiser it was incorrectly stated that medium Andrew Dee would be appearing at the Arts Centre in Devizes Road on Tuesday. He will in fact be appearing on Thursday, March 13, at 7.30pm. We apologise for the error.
4:35pm Friday 7th March 2014
TOWN CENTRE: A charity fashion night is in aid of Empower, a local charity which works to train and resource rural communities in Gambia, takes place at Bar 71 at the County Ground on the first Monday of every month from 7.30pm to 9pm.
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NORTH SWINDON: A 16-year-old boy was arrested on Wednesday after a car was stolen in North Swindon at the weekend and damaged in a collision. The vehicle was taken from the driveway of a home in Haydon Wick in the early hours of Sunday and recovered in Penhill later that day. Following questioning at Gablecross, the teen was charged with aggravated vehicle taking – stealing the car and causing damage to it – plus driving without insurance and driving without a licence.
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SWINDON: A Moredon man who is accused of raping a young girl 30 years ago has been released on bail by a judge. Michael Ashmore was appearing at Swindon Crown Court accused of repeatedly abusing the child between 1980 and 1982.
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ORGANISATIONS in Swindon are being offered the chance to win an allotment space for the whole year. The competition, run by www.mypatchswindon.co.uk, is for anyone aged 18 or over, or represented by someone 18 or over, who belongs to a supportive organisation such as a school, charity or nursing home.
4:21pm Thursday 6th March 2014
TOWN CENTRE: As a part of its ongoing store improvements, Vodafone, which recently knocked through to the former Jessops store, has been granted planning permission for the display of a fascia sign and projecting sign.
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People with memory loss and dementia can head along to Purton Library every Thursday from 11.30am to 1pm with their carers. The free session is funded by Wiltshire Council and the NHS Clinical Commissioning Group.
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GORSE HILL: A jumble sale will be held on Saturday at 11am at St Barnabas Church Hall in Cricklade Road. Admission is 20p. It will be in aid of Swindon IA, the local ostomy and pouch patient support charity.
4:01pm Thursday 6th March 2014
ROYAL WOOTTON BASSETT: The area board is looking to hear from those benefitting from the new superfast broadband available in the town. They want to hear views from households, businesses and invdividuals.
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4:57pm Wednesday 5th March 2014
MAKING it Art by Reach Inclusive Arts takes place at the Wyvern Theatre on Friday from 1pm to 2.45pm. There will also be an Opportunities Fair in the morning from 10.30am to noon, supported by BBC Children in Need.
4:55pm Wednesday 5th March 2014
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CRICKLADE: Residents’ next opportunity to discuss the issues that are important to them with North Wiltshire MP James Gray will be at his surgery on March 22. From 10am to 11.30am Mr Gray will be in Jenner Hall, in Bath Road. To find out more, visit www.jamesgray.org.
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SWINDON: The next meeting of the Swindon Affordable Warmth Partnership is on March 12. The partnership brings together people from the council, the health service and housing providers with a concern about tackling fuel poverty. The partnership is revising the Swindon Affordable Warmth Strategy and Action Plan which will be ratified at the March meeting.
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