BEREAVED teenager Jess Candy helped launch a new charity to support youngsters who have lost their loved ones.
ARTWORK created by recovering drug and alcohol addicts has gone on display at Swindon Central Library.
WITH just 11 weeks to go until Christmas the retail sector is gearing up for its busiest period of the year with a new initiative across the town centre.
Cricklade Art Group hold their autumn exhibition in the Cricklade Town Hall, Cricklade from Saturday, October 24 to Sunday, October 25 from 10am till 4pm.
REVEREND and The Makers have forged a career out of throwing curveballs.
PLAYTIME has got that little bit more colourful at a nursery in Swindon thanks to a helping hand from a group of older pupils.
IT WAS all neon and technicolour at Mountford Manor Primary School yesterday as youngsters dressed up to raise money for children’s respite care charity Hop Skip And Jump.
DAVID Howell returned to the British Masters with a level par opening round at Woburn today.
FEARS that Swindon will come to a standstill if work at Bruce Street Bridges is not completed ahead of the closure of Stratton Green Bridge next month have been raised by residents and councillors.
Westfield Way was closed by police after a man fell from a bridge just after 4.20pm.
YASER Kasim featured as Iraq rescued a point in their 2018 World Cup qualifier in Vietnam today.
Groups of women from Sisters Uncut, campaigning for greater support for victims of domestic violence, lie across the red carpet at the premiere of the film Suffragette.
COMPLAINTS about Wiltshire Police have increased by almost half in the last year, reveal new figures released by the Independent Police Complaints Commission - the second largest increase of any police force in England and Wales.
A NORTH Swindon man who had been given an anti-social behaviour order for annoying his neighbours was back in court this week for shooting a teenage girl in the arm with a BB gun.
LIKE the bobbies on the beat, comedians seem to be getting younger.
WE are witnessing probably the greatest period of change in local government in more than a century.
FIVE months of feverish reading came to a head yesterday when pupils from three secondary schools took part in the Gr8 Debate.
THIS weekend’s Swindon Half Marathon will bring Caroline Matthews and her family full circle.
CASES of E coli at the Great Western Hospital have remained at a two and a half year high for the second month in a row.
Bath Rugby is to unveiling plans for a temporary scheme at the Rec, aimed at improving facilities and increasing capacity in time for the start of the 2016/2017 season.
A BELOVED camper van that has served as a home away from home for an Old Town Couple for the last decade and a half has been stolen leaving its owners distraught.
ONE-liner king Milton Jones is so popular he can barely keep up with demand.
JORDAN Turnbull has had his appeal against his red card in Tuesday night’s defeat to Oxford United rejected, the Advertiser understands.
A LACK of oversight in the BT Open Reach contract provided a ‘golden opportunity’ for companies in Wootton Bassett to steal goods from the company on an industrial scale, a court heard today.
THE ADVERTISER understands that Swindon Town are looking to bring midfielder Ben Gladwin back to the County Ground whilst also eyeing a loan move for Bristol City defender Adam El-Abd.
THROUGHOUT his life Sean Hughes has been battling to stay on the right side of sanity.
FOR many people, when the clocks go back, it means an extra hour in bed. But for those caring for a seriously ill child, that seemingly throwaway hour is incredibly precious.
CAN you believe it? Saudi Arabia has been appointed chair of the UN Human Rights Council!
WHILE generally preferring new subjects in these pages rather than argument, I feel bound to comment on T Reynolds “This means more taxes” of October 2.
THE pheasant shooting season is now under way. But please don’t be fooled by starry-eyed descriptions of happy birds roaming freely before being shot ‘for the pot.’ Half of the 35 million birds released every year by shooting estates come from…
CHRIS Gleed did not specify which immigrants would behave in the anti-social ways he predicted.
I WRITE to express opposition to the Swindon Academy’s plans to introduce a 'grammar stream' provision, which will mean academically selecting pupils into a specialised provision.
THE grand opening of Holy Cross Catholic Primary School is truly something to celebrate.
A 17-year-old has today been sentenced to ten years imprisonment for wounding with intent to cause grevious bodily harm following a trial at Bristol Crown Court.
GABRIELLE APLIN - LIGHT UP THE DARK
IN his 60 years on this planet, comedy writer and performer Andy Hamilton has experienced many changes. For instance, he was once a 6ft 4in tall professional basketball player, until a tree fell on him.
BILLED as the “the people’s favourite comedian”, Jim Davidson is back on the road with a new show, Charlton Nil.
A PETITION calling for a review of a case involving Jade Hatt, 21, who had sex with an 11- year-old boy is gaining momentum this afternoon.