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  • Jazz confirms move to Bath Swindon Advertiser:

    SWINDON swimmer Jazz Carlin is returning closer to home after confirming her move to the British Gas National Centre in Bath today. read more

  • More roadworks in the New Year

    DRIVERS are set to be hit by more road works in the New Year as essential flood alleviation will lead to the closure of roads around the Cheney Manor Industrial Estate. read more

  • Carellis break their silence on attack by four burglars at their Rodbourne home Swindon Advertiser:

    “IF they didn’t find the money they did, they would have killed us.” read more

  • Teenager who assaulted a pregnant woman given last chance by judge Swindon Advertiser: Lee Page pleaded not guilty at Swindon Crown

    A TEENAGE thug who got into the home of his former girlfriend as she slept has been given a last chance by a judge. read more

  • Len FRYER

    LEN FRYER PHOTO HERE AS LARGE AS POSSIBLE. HEAD AND SHOULDERS ONLY. AS NEAR TO THE PHOTO SIZE AS YOU CAN. Who died so suddenly on December 19, 2008. There was no time to say goodbye, There was no chance to hold your hand, How you left so suddenly, I'll never, never understand. Six years have somehow now gone by, but not one day has passed by without me thinking of you. God Bless Len Your Luvy. read more

  • Going cold turkey Swindon Advertiser:

    An estimated 7.9 million slices of turkey are leftover by Christmas Day evening – that’s a heck of a lot of Boxing Day sandwiches. read more

  • Swindon-born Nick Hewer to quit The Apprentice Swindon Advertiser:

    SWINDON-born PR guru and sidekick to Sir Alan Sugar, Nick Hewer, is to quit BBC TV show, The Apprentice. read more

  • PREDICTIONS LEAGUE: Swindon Town v Doncaster Rovers Swindon Advertiser:

    Swindon Town v Doncaster Rovers read more

  • THE LIST: 10 things to do in and around Swindon this weekend (Dec 20&21) Swindon Advertiser: Chance to dine on Santa’s train at Swindon and Cricklade Railway

    AS another weekend beckons we bring you the latest in our regular weekly slot giving you 10 things to do in and around Swindon. read more

  • Obika relishes cracking defences’ code

    STRIKER Jonathan Obika reckons the more defensive approach of many of Town’s opponents is helping them hone their killer instinct in front of goal. read more

  • Hopes grow for ‘people’s festival’ after £30k goal is reached Swindon Advertiser: Ami Kaelyn, Neil Muttock and Fiona Craig with their Christmas single

    ORGANISERS are seeking permission from Wiltshire Council to run an independent “people’s festival” in Malmesbury after they hit their start-up target of raising £30,000 in 30 days. read more

  • FOOD FOR THOUGHT: Jen Burton Swindon Advertiser:

    My favourite is tiramisu for dessert, preferably the way my mum makes it! read more

  • OFF TO MARKET: Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to all

    Meet your friends, meet your favourite stallholders, get all you need for the festive table, chat, smile and enjoy this wonderful event in all its glory. read more

  • THE CHEF'S TABLE: Lee Pugh Swindon Advertiser:

    This week it’s the turn of LEE PUGH, chef at The Goddard Arms, Old Town. read more

  • VIDEO: Christmas Wish appeal - Disabled mum thanks family for care of terminally ill daughter Swindon Advertiser:

    WHEN their darling Jess fell ill, Laura and Les Sawyer became her full-time support network, taking turns driving her to hospital appointments and giving up everything to be by her side, until she lost her battle with cancer. read more

  • A BIT OF A MOUTHFUL: That magical feeling Swindon Advertiser:

    You know, food is such a pleasure-giving thing. Like all giving, it brings as much reward to the giver as to the receiver. read more

  • DAN THE FAN: Second for the best - for now

    Of course fans want to see Town sit at the top of the table, but Bristol City’s result may well turn out to be a blessing in disguise. read more

  • TOM ON TOWN: Homing in on the reality of the radar Swindon Advertiser:

    THERE has been a lot of talk about radars around Swindon Town this week and it is nonsense. read more

  • Youngsters at Nythe Primary School are not pushed to make fast enough progress Swindon Advertiser:

    TEACHERS are not demanding enough of pupils at Nythe Primary School, which has been found lacking by Ofsted for the second year in a row. read more

  • Bennett’s team rule out Duke fight Swindon Advertiser:

    LAWRENCE Bennett’s manager Steve Goodwin has emphatically ruled out a meeting with town rival Luke Watkins. read more

  • Last orders as Oare and Pewsey pubs close within weeks of each other Swindon Advertiser:

    TWO village pubs which are just over a mile apart have closed their doors within weeks of each other. read more

  • CAT CALL: Players have to show restraint at Christmas

    I LIVE in the team house, so for Christmas I am just going home for a bit, back to see my parents in Royal Wootton Bassett. read more

  • School topping league tables must improve, say inspectors Swindon Advertiser:

    A TOP performing primary school was left baffled after Ofsted said it required improvement following an inspection in October. read more

  • Oliver Tomkins School impresses inspectors Swindon Advertiser:

    HIGH expectations of achievement and teachers’ accountability for pupil attainment are among the qualities that make Oliver Tomkins a good school, according to Ofsted inspectors. read more

  • Search of another field in Sian O’Callaghan murder case Swindon Advertiser:

    POLICE were yesterday searching a fresh location in the hunt for items belonging to murder victim Sian O’Callaghan. read more

  • Engraver is given honour by Army Swindon Advertiser:

    ENGRAVER Luke Seago has received an award honouring his efforts commemorating servicemen who have died in action. read more

  • Charity shop may be given a guard Swindon Advertiser:

    A SECURITY guard could be employed in Sussex Square to protect a charity shop and library against anti-social behaviour. read more

  • SOUTHERN LEAGUE: Webb still looking for assistant Swindon Advertiser:

    DAVE Webb is hoping to have the assistant manager situation sorted by the new year. read more

  • Old Boys looking to sink World Cup winning duo Swindon Advertiser:

    SWINDON College Old Boys will come face-to-face with two World Cup winners when they host Chesham this weekend. read more

  • Swindon target 50 points Swindon Advertiser:

    ADAM Westall hopes to see Swindon further ahead of schedule when they sign off for Christmas at home to Leighton Buzzard on Saturday. read more

  • Chief Constable warns of tough challenges Swindon Advertiser:

    FRESH cuts mean Wiltshire Police will explore all options in a bid to meet savings targets, according to the county’s top policeman. read more

  • £6.1m homes bonus Swindon Advertiser:

    THE Government has provisionally announced Swindon Council will get £6.1m from the New Homes Bonus next year. read more

  • Pervert jailed for five years Swindon Advertiser:

    NATHAN Woods faces five years in jail after deceiving a 14-year-old girl and collecting more than 200 lurid images of her. read more

  • Growth Deal hits the right balance, says Clegg

    THE Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg was in Wichelstowe yesterday to sign the Swindon and Wiltshire growth deal, which will see £132m come to the area to be spent on infrastructure projects. read more

  • Furniture firm is going soft Swindon Advertiser:

    SWINDON-based Oak Furniture Land has revealed a new chain of stores that will see it branching out into soft furnishings. read more

  • Waste not, want not Swindon Advertiser:

    Every year we throw away 7m tonnes of edible food in the UK, much of it at Christmas. MARION SAUVEBOIS asked four Swindon women how they recycle their leftovers read more

  • Powerful speech on abuse given by Jahmene’s mum Swindon Advertiser:

    FORMER X-Factor star Jahmene Douglas was moved to tears when he appeared with his mum at Women’s Aid’s 40th birthday celebrations. read more

  • Syd BARBER

    BARBER ‘Syd’ Age 94 Gone with Meg to join his beloved wife Gwen. At Peace Together Funeral service to take place at Kingsdown Crematorium on Friday 2nd January 2015 at 1.30 pm. All enquiries c/o Co-operative Funeralcare, Tel: 01793 534759 read more

  • Peggy STEVENS

    STEVENS Peggy Passed away at Ladymead Care Home on Friday 12th December 2014, aged 94 years. Mother to Gillian and Clive, grandmother and great grandmother. Peggy will be missed by all her family and friends. Funeral service to be held at Kingsdown Crematorium on Tuesday 30th December at 9.30am. Family flowers only please, however donations would be appreciated to Prospect Hospice c/o Hillier Funeral Service, 170 Victoria Road, Swindon, SN1 3DF. Enquiries; tel 01793 522797. read more

  • Roderick NUTLEY

    NUTLEY Roderick Passed away on 14th December 2014 at the Great Western Hospital, aged 68 years. Devoted husband to Susan, adored father to Kay and Paul, beloved grandfather (Patty) to Luke, Aiden, India and Summer and much loved father-in-law to Ashley and Julia. Will be sadly missed by your family and loved forever. Funeral, Friday 2nd January 2015, service and cremation at Kingsdown Crematorium at 10.00am. Enquiries: Hillier Funeral Service 01793 522797 read more

  • Eunice EVANS

    EVANS Eunice Passed away at the Great Western Hospital on 14th December 2014, aged 84 years. Reunited with her loving husband Alun (deceased). Eunice will be dearly missed by her children and grandchildren. Funeral service to take place at Kingsdown Crematorium on Tuesday 30th December at 10.30am. Family flowers only please, however donations would be appreciated for Cancer Research UK c/o Hillier Funeral Service, 170 Victoria Road, Swindon, SN1 3DF. Enquiries; tel 01793 522797. read more

  • Ronald James CRESDEE

    CRESDEE Ronald James After a long battle with illness, Ron passed away peacefully at the Great Western Hospital with his loving wife by his side, on 9th December 2014, aged 87 years. Ron will be sadly missed and always remembered by his wife Ginny, his children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. The Funeral service to celebrate his life will take place at St Sampson’s Church, Cricklade on Monday, 29th December 2014 at 1.00 pm. Family flowers only, but donations would be appreciated for the Prospect Hospice. All enquiries to Blackwells Independent Funeral Directors Ltd, 38 Cheney Manor Road, Swindon SN2 2NS. Tel: 01793 611060. read more


    WILENIUS DANIEL JAMES The beautiful and beloved son of Paul and Alison, brother of Laura, and grandson of Felix has died in Edinburgh aged 34. He has been brought home and his funeral will be held on Tuesday December 23rd at 10.30am at Christ Church, Old Town, Swindon. All welcome. Family flowers only, donations towards a bench in Dan's name in the Town Gardens, cash or cheques payable to Alison Wilenius either on the day, or to the family or Co-operative Funeralcare, High Street, Old Town. read more

  • Linda Mary TRIGO

    TRIGO Linda Mary Passed away peacefully at home on the 13th December 2014, aged 65 years. Linda was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother and will be greatly missed by all. The funeral service will take place at the Kingsdown Crematorium on Tuesday, 30th December 2014 at 10.00 am. Family flowers only, by arrangement please but donations would be appreciated for the Prospect Hospice. All enquiries to Blackwells Independent Funeral Directors Ltd. 38 Cheney Manor Road, Swindon SN2 2NS Tel. 01793 611060 read more


    SWINDON BOROUGH COUNCIL SECTION 14 - THE ROAD TRAFFIC REGULATION ACT 1984 NOTICE OF TEMPORARY ROAD CLOSURE CHENEY MANOR, SWINDON This Order is being introduced as part of the Flood Alleviation Improvement Works and the effect of the Order is to prohibit vehicles from proceeding on Cheney Manor Industrial Estate Road and Cheney Manor Road as follow Cheney Manor Industrial Estate Road between Baileys Corner and Darby Close will be carried out between 5 January 2015 to 10 February 2015 Cheney Manor Road (northbound lane only) will be closed from 10 February 2015 to 18 March 2015. Cheney Manor Industrial Estate Road between Darby Close and Akers Way will be carried out between 18 March 2015 to 8 May 2015. Access will be maintained. Traffic will be diverted along Cheney Manor Road, Vicarage Road and Akers Way and for the Cheney Manor Road closure traffic will be diverted along Cheney Manor Industrial Estate Road. The Order will come into force on the 5 January for 6 month but it is anticipated works will be completed by the 8 May 2015. Gwillam Lloyd Highways and Transport Services 19 December 2014 For further information regarding this notice please contact the Street Works on: (01793) 466380 (direct line) quoting TTRO 2433 read more


    NOTICE OF CONFIRMATION OF AN ORDER HIGHWAYS ACT 1980 SWINDON BOROUGH COUNCIL FOOTPATH 2 SOUTH MARSTON ORDER 2014 On 17 December 2014 Swindon Borough Council confirmed the above order made under section 119 of the Highways Act 1980. The effect of the order as confirmed is to divert a length of Footpath 2 at Pigeon Farm in the parish of South Marston, running from OS grid reference SU19580 88293, 270 metres northeast of Chapel Lane, and leading southwest to OS grid reference SU19428 88073, at the northern end of Chapel Lane, South Marston, on to a line running from OS grid reference SU19580 88293, and leading east for 32 metres to OS grid reference SU19612 88291, then southwest for 273 metres to OS grid reference SU19488 88054, then west for 24 metres to OS grid reference SU19464 88054, 40 metres east of Chapel Lane. All distances are approximate. A copy of the confirmed order and the order map may be inspected free of charge at The One Stop Shop, Beckhampton Street, Swindon from 9am to 5pm Monday to Friday. Copies of the order and map, costing £15.00, may be purchased there. The order comes into force on 30 January 2015, but if a person aggrieved by the order wishes to question its validity, or that of any provision contained within it, on the grounds that it is not within the powers of the Highways Act 1980, as amended, or on the grounds that any requirement of the Act, as amended, or of any regulation made under the Act has not been complied with in relation to the order, that person may, under paragraph 2 of Schedule 2 to the Act as applied by paragraph 5 of Schedule 6 to the Act, within 42 days of the date of this notice make an application to the High Court. Dated 19 December 2014 read more

  • Shred it Ltd - Goods Vehicle Operators Licence

    Goods Vehicle Operator's Licence Shred it Ltd trading as Shred it Ltd of Unit 3C and 4C Sanderling Court, Osprey Road, Sowton, Exeter EX2 7SG is applying to change an existing licence as follows to add an operating centre to keep 15 goods vehicles and 0 trailers at Shred it Ltd, 11A Broadmoor Road, South Marston Park, Swindon SN3 4WB Owners or occupiers of land (including buildings) near the operating centre(s) who believe that their use or enjoyment of that land would be affected, should make written representations to the Traffic Commissioner at Hillcrest House, 386 Harehills Lane, Leeds, LS9 6NF, stating their reasons, within 21 days of this notice. Representors must at the same time send a copy of their representations to the applicant at the address given at the top of this notice. A Guide to Making Representations is available from the Traffic Commissioner's office. read more

  • Swindon Borough Council Planning Department

    Swindon Borough Council Planning Department PLANNING (LISTED BUILDINGS AND CONSERVATION AREAS) ACT 1990 TOWN AND COUNTRY PLANNING (DEVELOPMENT MANAGEMENT PROCEDURE) ORDER 2010 Notice is hereby given that the following applications have been submitted to Swindon Borough Council and are available for inspection at Wat Tyler House, Beckhampton Street, Swindon, Wilts SN1 2JH between 9am to 4.30pm Monday to Friday. Applications can also be viewed using our Public Access system via our website and by entering the application number into the search box. Any person who wishes to make any representations should do so in writing to the above address by 9th January 2015.Please note that any representations will be made available for public inspection. S/14/2050HC Cherry Tree House Rotten Row Wanborough Swindon SN4 0AN Erection of a detached storage building/garage. S/OUT/14/1922RM Land Adjacent To Haneneel Sevenhampton Lane Sevenhampton Swindon SN6 7QA Outline permission for the erection of 2no. dwellings, all matters reserved. read more

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