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Ways to Work With Me

Ways to Work With Me

Wrapped around Born Again Swindonian, are the activities by which I earn a crust. Namely: content marketing articles for, or articles about, Swindon & Wiltshire businesses for placement on this blog in either/or the Swindon in Business and Made in Wiltshire sections of the blog.

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Bluebird Care Launch Recruitment Drive

Bluebird Care Launch Recruitment Drive

Bluebird Care Swindon has launched a recruitment campaign. It comes in a bid to encourage more people to join the care sector in response to the Coronavirus pandemic.

The company – whose carers are at the frontline in supporting vulnerable people during the Coronavirus – has joined Bluebird Care’s ‘It’s Time to Care’ campaign. The campaign is urging people to consider various care roles so they can help more vulnerable people stay well and independent at home.

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5 Reasons to Blog Now!

5 Reasons to Blog Now!

In normal circumstances regular business blogging activity is a thing you should do. Along with brushing your teeth. And you can find a bit more about business blogging and its benefits here. But we don’t have normal circumstances. What we have is a Covid-19 pandemic throttling the world. So, if you’ve not done business blogging before here’s 5 reasons to blog NOW.

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5 Swindon Books to Read Now

5 Swindon Books to Read Now

So, we’re in the grip of the Coronavirus pandemic and at best are faced with a prolonged period of social distancing. Or at worst lockdown as we have at the time of reading.

So here’s five of the MANY Swindon books out there, fiction and non-fiction, written by Swindonians, with which to pass some fruitful time.

If you haven’t got them on your bookshelves now (and you might but not have read them) then head to the shop in Swindon central library as soon as you can. That said, some of the books included are available on mail order.

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No 10: Arkell’s Ales

No 10: Arkell’s Ales

Well listeners. This Swindon in 50 Drinks post No 10: Arkell’s Ales, is something of a milestone. Not because it’s the 10th post in the series. Oh no. Rather because today is the day after our current Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, put the country into a condition that is lockdown in all but name. The reason for that being the pandemic Covid-19 – also known as the coronavirus.

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No 4: Public Art in Swindon

No 4: Public Art in Swindon

Public Art in Swindon: I’ve no idea how much public art other towns have but it seems to me that Swindon has an astonishing amount.

‘When I began blogging about Swindon, the public art was one of the first things I turned my keyboard to. Not that I even knew the term then. Back in the corner of Derbyshire I left behind, the closest I got to it was an ancient village pump, a cenotaph and a redundant and rusting pit-winding wheel. Hence, discovering all the public art in Swindon was quite the revelation. It’s not possible to write about all of it here but, if you’re so inclined, Born Again Swindonian has oodles of posts about Swindon’s public art – in particular the West Swindon sculpture trail.’

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Swindon Spring Festival Update

Swindon Spring Festival Update

Swindon Spring Festival update. Organisers of the Swindon Spring Festival take seriously the present Coronavirus situation and their responsibilities to festival followers. And, of course, the public at large, and the importance of heeding Government advice.

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Billboard Opportunity from Mortgage Company

Billboard Opportunity from Mortgage Company

A billboard opportunity from a mortgage company is aimed at getting Swindon’s schoolchildren to Dream Big about their future homes and careers. The campaign will display their hopes and dreams on a poster billboard.

Mortgage specialists, South-West Mortgages, are asking children between the ages of eight and twelve about their dream jobs and homes.

The family-friendly business, based on both Commercial Rd and Old Town, wants parents to submit their children’s aspirations online.

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James Raggy Powell Plaque

James Raggy Powell Plaque

So yesterday afternoon, I spent the most delightful time at Eastcott community centre, in readiness for the unveiling of the James ‘Raggy’ Powell plaque.

Eastcott community centre is truly one of Swindon’s gems. Not only is it a place and site with tons of historical and social history, it’s a thriving and well-run community centre.

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