Last Wednesday marked the Transgender Day of Remembrance. The Hampshire Feminist Collective, which has a number of transgender members, held a candle-lit vigil in Southampton. Sam Howlett reports.
A Wiltshire shopping centre was criticised for allowing pest control experts to shoot pigeons on their property. I went to ask customers there how they felt. As part of BBC Wiltshire’s coverage of the GDP figures released on 25/07/2013, I interviewed the owner of a Swindon café and ice cream parlour. CUE: We’ll get an … Freelance work at BBC Wiltshire
The news that the country has avoided a triple dip recession might not be any immediate comfort to struggling businesses, but here’s one aspirational story about a man who found success despite the economic situation in the country. Oli Christie worked in Swindon for a number of years before using his expertise to start his … BBC Wiltshire – Lee Stone drive time interview with local business [Radio]
Right now, politicians and economists are watching Swindon very closely. If any town is going to show us the way to handle recession, it’s Swindon. With its history of ambition, innovation and productivity – where it leads, many will follow. The economic reality is that Swindon is one of the most successful towns in the … BBC Wiltshire – Vox Pops for Mark O’Donnell [Radio]
Southampton students took part in a student demonstration in London on Wednesday. The National Union of Students organised the march to voice its concerns about the education system and the competition for graduate jobs. Sam Howlett reports.
Original Article Whilst celebrations continue following back-to-back promotions for the Saints, the return to top flight football will bring both positives and negatives. Southampton FC’s return after relegation and administration has fascinated many fans, and increased business is just one of the benefits of extra interest in the club. However, figures from a Home Office report suggest … Saints’ promotion could bring crime to city
Original Article A warming story for a cold day – pub landlady, Kathy Bond handed over the £600 she had raised for an animal shelter in Swindon. John Warwick, manager of the sanctuary went in person to collect the generous donation at the Moonrakers pub. The transaction happened in the presence of two residents of … A round of a-paws from animal charity
Original Article It is that time of year when people wear poppies and remember those who have fought and those who are still fighting for our futures. Swindon is no stranger to war, with the loss of men in the First and Second World Wars and after feeling the terror of being bombed. Conflicts past … The importance of poppies