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Swindon Advertiser: Christopher Baines

Christopher Baines will face two more months imprisoned in the United States following the postponement of his trial. The former manager of Mr Woodz furniture store in the Brunel Centre was sentenced to five years in prison for fraud at a trial in his absence at Swindon Crown Court last year. Full story here.


Swindon Advertiser: Pc Lee Birch arrives at Bristol Crown Court

Here's the full story of today's events at Bristol Crown Court as PC Lee Birch, pictured, stands accused of unlawfully Tasering a naked man.


Wiltshire police officer Lee Birch, accused of unlawfully Tasering a naked man who threw a pair of pants at him during a strip search, has denied acting out of "revenge, anger or retribution" at Bristol Crown Court today. More to follow.


Swindon Advertiser: Jenny Eclair brings Eclarious to the Harrow Arts Centre

Jenny Eclair leads the Grumpy Old Women to the Wyvern tonight. If you don't fancy that there's plenty going on elsewhere to keep you occupied. Check our EVENTS guide for full daily listings. 


Swindon Advertiser: From left, Ian Francis and Mark Simpson at Taylor Wimpey’s presentation on the new houses being built at Ridgeway Farm

Builders promise there will be no delay over new 700-home development. Full story here.


Another disappointing weather update in our SEVEN-DAY FORECAST for Swindon. A wet weekend in the offing. 


Swindon Advertiser:

Today's READERS' LETTERS are online in the OPINION section. Benefit cheats, littering and why 'dinosaurs' can't vote in our STFC player of the year poll some of the subjects on the agenda.


Swindon Advertiser: GREAT: Sir Winston Churchill giving his familiar “V” sign

April 24 milestones in ON THIS DAY, including the IRA's 1993 bombing of Bishopsgate and a knighthood for Winston Churchill, pictured.   

...or read all about it right here.

Swindon Advertiser: Pat Hill, who is due to appear on the current series of Cowboy Builders after a local tradesman left her £145k out of pocket

TV show rescues Swindon home hit by a cowboy builder. Full story here.


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