Readers will know I’m a huge supporter of independent businesses. The HWO household is HQ to two businesses so we understand the highs and lows running a business brings. One particular high this year was winning a place in the #smallbiz100 which celebrates 100 small businesses across the nation. There…

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Swindon’s hidden gems are being revealed to the world thanks to a fellow local blogger and businesswoman, who has turned her passion for the town into a book.  Angela Atkinson, whose Born Again Swindonian blog has a wide following in the town and among Swindonians around the world, has used her…

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I’ve known Beth (aka The Free Range Chef) for a while now – we’re part of the awesome #bathindiechat gang.  When I heard that she was putting on one of her infamous Pudding Nights at The Tollgate in Holt, I couldn’t book my tickets fast enough. Beth is a true…

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It’s been a few months since Mark and Jane Slingo, together with their daughter Becki moved the Divine cafe from the outskirts of Calne into the centre.  Divine had been in Cherhill for 10 years but have been in their new home since October 2017.  With the help of Sandy…

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