Saints’ promotion could bring crime to city

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

Finger-tap magic

Originally written for the Gazette and Herald Were you at the bell last Saturday? If not… you missed out, really badly. It was quite possibly the best thing any local ‘indie kid’ could dream of. There was a spectrum of talent that spanned from the crunch of distorted guitars to the tickling of well-placed synth sounds. Finger-tap magic

Lively at The Lamb

Originally written for the Gazette and Herald OPENING the night in the front bar was John McDonough, who played a lively set of acoustic covers from the likes of Oasis and The Verve. Upstairs in the function room was Liveo, who brought rap and acoustic guitar together beautifully, and played a number of their own Lively at The Lamb

A round of a-paws from animal charity

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

The importance of poppies

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

A fair cop

Original Article Swindon’s police team have the job of keeping crime off the streets of Swindon and the surrounding area. With so many children and young adults outside looking for something fun to do, it is more important than ever that the police can communicate with young people. But how do youths really view the A fair cop

The WOW factor

Original Article The first thing customers will say when they enter Swindon’s new John Lewis at Home store is, quite simply, “wow”. No space is wasted in the 39,000 sq ft facility; it is filled with bright colours and top of the range products presented by a fresh new workforce that aim to deliver excellent The WOW factor