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Number of people with diabetes in Swindon reaches 14,000

New analysis released by Diabetes UK shows that the number of people diagnosed with diabetes in Swindon has increased from 13,553 to 14,143 since last year. Swindon had the highest prevalence of diabetes in the south west, where 7.59...
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Wiltshire Police stop taking reports of lost and found property

Since 1st March 2019, Wiltshire Police no longer deal with the vast majority of lost and found property. The decision is in line with a national move approved by the National Police Chief’s Council (NPCC)...
Alex Arkell visiting White Star Brewery in Caversham, New Zealand

Arkell’s launch its original Pioneer New Zealand IPA in cans

In celebration of New Zealand Beer Month, Arkell's have launched its original Pioneer New Zealand IPA in cans Arkell’s Pioneer New Zealand IPA is a pale IPA with floral, lemon notes and tropical fruit flavour,...
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Man suffers serious arm injury in Penhill attack

Detectives investigating an incident in Penhill, Swindon, last night are appealing for witnesses or anyone with information to come forward. At approximately 7.20pm on February 27, a 19-year-old local man was attacked by a group...
Arkell's Brewery, Swindon

Over £4,000 worth of items stolen from Arkells Brewery, Swindon

Several thousands of pounds worth of items were stolen during a burglary at Arkells Brewery in Swindon yesterday and Wiltshire Police are keen to hear from anyone with information. In the early hours of Monday...
George Arkell and Bianca at The Angel Purton


Having run many Swindon Arkell’s pubs in the past and served as chef at top London restaurant L’Escargot, Darren has recently taken on The Angel in Purton alongside Bianca. Also, landlord at The Clifton in...