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That concludes our LIVE NEWS debut today. We'll be back from 8am tomorrow. If you've joined us late use the scroll bar to see how the day unfolded or click the LIVE NEWS heading. Breaking traffic news will continue here: http://www.swindonadvertiser.co.uk/news/11016682.Council_surplus___459_000_will_fund_one_off_projects/ and the site will be updated with any major news as it happens throughout the evening.
This story on how the council's surplus £459,000 will be spent has attracted the most attention in the comments sections today: http://www.swindonadvertiser.co.uk/news/11016682.Council_surplus___459_000_will_fund_one_off_projects/
It's all going on in Swindon RT @swindonadver [Swindon News] Mystery over outbreak of cat shaving incidents: http://t.co/DNVAG2F9GN— @karen__m 18 February 2014
Not strictly live news this one - in fact it's 52 years old - but take a step back in time with Barrie Hudson for this week's REWIND...to 1962: http://www.swindonadvertiser.co.uk/features/rewind_look_back/11018949.Rewind___February_17_22_1962/
Check our travel panel before leaving work, which includes a map of all the current traffic hot spots in and around Swindon: http://www.swindonadvertiser.co.uk/li/traffic.in.Swindon/
As promised, more on the police appeal for information on the recent spate of cats returning home with chunks of fur shaved off: http://www.swindonadvertiser.co.uk/news/11018755.Mystery_over_outbreak_of_cat_shaving_incidents/?ref=var_0
Just received a police appeal seeking information on an outbreak of cat shaving incidents around Swindon. We'll keep you posted...
Pub’s new tenant is a familiar face for locals http://t.co/mMXH5QmFgx @swindonadver— @ArkellsBrewery 18 February 2014
Coverage of @RobertBuckland becoming a Patron of @CALMCharity on page 4 of today's @SwindonAdver http://t.co/9nbqb4hyxQ— @CALMCharity 18 February 2014
Full story on the student jailed for two years at Swindon crown court today for running a cannibis factory: http://www.swindonadvertiser.co.uk/news/11018604.Two_years_for_student_who_ran_cannabis_factory/
A student who ran a cannabis factory capable of producing £120,000 worth of the drug has been jailed for two years. Full story to follow.
Sun threatening to sneak out in Old Town. Full, in-depth, seven-day forecast for Swindon here: http://www.swindonadvertiser.co.uk/li/weather.in.Swindon/
The Tuesday musings of columnist Barrie Hudson. This week offering councillors a crash course in media training: http://www.swindonadvertiser.co.uk/yoursay/adver_columnists/11016704.BARRIE_HUDSON__It___s_not_rocket_science/
Federico Bessone (remember him?) reported to have signed a short-term deal at Millwall. Amazing.— @SamMorshead_SA 18 February 2014
Find out how this Corsa's interior got a bit damp here: http://www.swindonadvertiser.co.uk/news/11016630.Two_men_escape_car_after_Ashton_Keynes_plunge/?ref=mr
If you're at a loose end this evening, take a look at our events panel in the new LIFESTYLE section: http://www.swindonadvertiser.co.uk/leisure/
ON THIS DAY section updated. If you're celebrating a birthday today you share it with Dr Dre and Yoko Ono, pictured. More February 18 milestones here: http://www.swindonadvertiser.co.uk/news/on_this_day/
According to eHarmony the White Horse at Uffington is the UK's best date destination. What's your romantic location of choice in Swindon? Email firstname.lastname@example.org or tweet @SwindonAdver
If you were held up driving into Swindon today, it may have been due to a crash on the A419 at 6.55am involving a Kia Shuma. No injuries.— @SwindonAdver007 18 February 2014
More tributes to Ashley Mckinnon who died after falling from the Wyvern car park are now online here -http://t.co/ri5db1KPll— @SwindonAdver007 18 February 2014
Today's letters now online in our new OPINION section. Highlights include support for Putin and waging war on Stratton: http://www.swindonadvertiser.co.uk/yoursay/swindonletters/
Those still looking for love in fallout after Valentine's Day check out our top 10 chatup lines to get you noticed http://t.co/jADp2YQjr8— @EAMackley 18 February 2014
Awful night for #stfc. Out of the JPT and Ranger is out for the rest of the season.Others will have to step up now. http://t.co/O8ItOD4BGw— @gazzaloz 18 February 2014
The Regent Circus development in Swindon is progressing well -http://t.co/hL4qpBivy3 More pics in today's Adver.— @SwindonAdver007 18 February 2014
Pupils at Isambard Community School have launched a petition over lunchbreak cuts: http://www.swindonadvertiser.co.uk/news/11016735.Timely_petition_hits_at_lunch_break_cuts/
The girlfriend of Ashley McKinnon on her heartbreak following partner's death and the Valentine's Day card he left behind: http://www.swindonadvertiser.co.uk/news/11016787.Death_fall_teenager__in_a_final_act_of_love/
If you missed it last night here's vid footage of Ranford v Wells Brunel Rooms grudge match courtesy of @BerenCross http://t.co/iUeY7QjzhS— @AdverWebEdCraig 18 February 2014
Not a lot of reasons to be cheerful for Town fans this morning. No Wembley trip. No Nile Ranger for the rest of the season: http://www.swindonadvertiser.co.uk/sport/11017088.Double_blow_for_Town_as_they_are_dumped_out_of_JPT_and_lose_Ranger_for_the_season/
News has reached us of a garage burglary in Ashton Keynes. Several signed portraits of F1 stars such as Michael Schumacher stolen: http://www.swindonadvertiser.co.uk/news/11017394.Police_hunt_for_burglars_as_formula_one_memorabilia_is_stolen/?ref=var_0
Traffic is easing on the A419 as an earlier accident is cleared up. Full traffic updates and cameras here: http://www.swindonadvertiser.co.uk/li/traffic.detail.7150208/?ref=ltp
Good morning and welcome to our inaugural live news service. We will bring you the latest breaking stories, information and updates throughout the day, in bite-sized snippets on this homepage panel with links to full stories elsewhere on the website.