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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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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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Walking the police puppy: dog unit looks for volunteers to help with young canine recruits

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Walking the police puppy: dog unit looks for volunteers to help with young canine recruits

The Tri-Force Dog unit wants volunteers to help develop and train potential police dogs of the future. 

The unit, which is made up of Wiltshire, Gloucester and Avon & Somerset dog handlers, is looking for people to foster puppies. 


Sometimes, they may also need assistance in homing one of

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Marlborough movie lovers getting chance to watch film under the stars

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Marlborough movie lovers getting chance to watch film under the stars

Movie lovers are to be given the chance to enjoy open air cinema in the grounds of Marlborough College.

Followers on the The Lost Cinema Facebook page are currently being polled to decide which film should be screened. Front-runners include The Breakfast Club, Bridget Jones’ Baby, Labyrinth, Dirty Dancing, and

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