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From cuneiform to graffiti – Swindon Festival of Literature has all writing bases covered

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From cuneiform to graffiti – Swindon Festival of Literature has all writing bases covered

As Swindon Festival of Literature inches towards its quarter century, different methods of written communication – from the oldest to the very recent – will be celebrated this year.

Unveiling the 2017 programme at Swindon Library today (Thursday, March 16) festival director Matt Holland mused on how the way we

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Get ready for the five-times-a-year tax return, Marlborough Chamber of Commerce networkers warned

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Get ready for the five-times-a-year tax return, Marlborough Chamber of Commerce networkers warned

If you like doing your annual tax return, you’ll love Making Tax Digital – the new initiative from the HMRC.

Networkers learned about the initiative from Adrian King of Marlborough accountancy firm Bew & Co at Wednesday’s meeting of Marlborough Chamber of Commerce.

“Making tax digital is HMRC’s new plan,”

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REVIEW: Wiltshire's amateur archaeologists - finding what lies beneath our feet

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REVIEW: Wiltshire's amateur archaeologists - finding what lies beneath our feet

50 Finds from Wiltshire - Objects from the Portable Antiquities Scheme by Richard Henry (Amberley - 2017)

This book will give pleasure - and a good deal of hope - to all those who imagine turning up some notable or even priceless archaeological find.  They may be metal detectorists, gardeners, tractor

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Wiltshire's Children & Adolescent Mental Health Services: preferred bidder chosen & consultation to start soon

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Wiltshire's Children & Adolescent Mental Health Services: preferred bidder chosen & consultation to start soon

Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust has been chosen as the preferred bidder for the new Children & Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS) contract across Wiltshire, Swindon and Bath & North East Somerset.  The announcement follows a competitive tendering process.

Oxford Health currently provides the CAMH services across the area

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ARK's delight as pipeline to protect the River Kennet is set to open on March 31

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ARK's delight as pipeline to protect the River Kennet is set to open on March 31

The new 17-kilometer Axford Pipeline to supply water to south Swindon will open on March 31 - cutting the amount of water that has been taken for domestic supplies from groundwaters that feed the Rivers Og and Kennet.

Thames Water’s project will protect the fragile River Kennet and River Og,

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Marlborough Town Council issues details for its part of residents' council tax for 2017-2018

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Marlborough Town Council issues details for its part of residents' council tax for 2017-2018

A statement from the Town Council gives details of its 'precept' for the financial year that begins next month. The 'precept' is the amount of money the Council levies to cover its costs - which is added to the council tax level for Wiltshire Council and the other precepts for

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