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  • Sell poised for second day challenge at Mentmore Swindon Advertiser: OPEN DOOR: Martin Sell

    SWINDON golfer Martin Sell has made a good start at Mentmore as he finished the day in tied fourth after carding a five-under-par first round. read more

  • Chief Constable investigated by IPCC

    PAT Geenty, chief constable for Wiltshire Police, is being investigated along with an inspector and a detective constable after claims the handling of sexual abuse allegations were covered up. read more

  • FA CUP: Marine handed showdown with ex-cup heroes Swindon Advertiser:

    SWINDON Supermarine are set to take on a set of former cup heroes in the second qualifying round of the FA Cup. read more

  • REVIEW: What the Ladybird Heard was great to see

    A SHOW based on the award winning picture book called ‘What the Ladybird Heard’ was a great success for little ones and parents alike when it came to Swindon’s Wyvern Theatre on Saturday. read more

  • Averies Recycling fire is finally out, it has been confirmed Swindon Advertiser: Inferno at Averies Recycling Plant

    57 DAYS after it started, the fire at Averies Recycling is finally out, it has been confirmed. read more

  • Add a little bit of light and pass it on Swindon Advertiser:

    “My job is about developing the arts not just for our school but for other schools and the wider community,” said Josie Williams. read more

  • BRADFORD CITY 1 SWINDON TOWN 2: Progress on parade Swindon Advertiser:

    MICHAEL REEVES sees Town’s maturity displayed in West Yorkshire as striker Obika marks his second coming with winning brace read more

  • Cool hand Wes shrugs off penalty woes Swindon Advertiser:

    WES Foderingham admits that he had to find his composure to produce a man-of-the-match display at Bradford City after a penalty decision left him fuming. read more

  • Spurred on to success Swindon Advertiser:

    NEW Swindon Town hero Jon Obika admits that the Tottenham Hotspur connection at the County Ground helped make him a fan even before his deadline day move. read more

  • Crowds turn out to enjoy weekend railway events

    THOUSANDS of people got on board with two family rail events which took place over the weekend. read more

  • Drug dealer avoids jail Swindon Advertiser: Katherine Applegate did not enter a plea at Swindon Crown Court

    A DRUG dealer caught with hard drugs in a Gorse Hill alleyway has been spared jail after a judge heard it had taken more than a year for police to charge him. read more

  • Students learn new skills on summer course Swindon Advertiser:

    A COURSE offering youngsters the chance to learn new skills during the summer holidays has been hailed a success. read more

  • Ann thanks GWH's life-saving sepsis team Swindon Advertiser:

    ANN Brady was guest of honour at Great Western Hospital’s event to mark World Sepsis Day and she thanked the centre’s staff for helping her overcome the condition. read more

  • 29-year-old woman due before Bristol court on murder charge

    A WOMAN has appeared in court charged with the murder of Michael Redpath after a fire in Swindon last week. read more

  • A second chance at love for pensioners Swindon Advertiser:

    AS Tom Weaver will testify, you are never too old to find love – and it can come right out of the blue. read more

  • Headteacher fears GCSE change will be unfair Swindon Advertiser:

    A HEADTEACHER has raised concerns about the top grades of a new-style GCSE going to only three per cent of students. read more

  • High speed chase driver walks free Swindon Advertiser:

    A MAN obsessed with cars who led police on a 60mph chase through town centre streets before abandoning his vehicle has been spared jail. read more

  • Offenders scheme will ‘save millions’ Swindon Advertiser:

    AN award-winning service working with offenders within the community has pledged to save millions for partner agencies. read more

  • Archbishop sees town treasure on tour stop-over Swindon Advertiser:

    THE Archbishop of Canterbury made a visit to one of Swindon’s best kept secrets when he viewed the famous St John Polyptych in St Mary’s Church. read more

  • Pals join forces to launch new brand Swindon Advertiser:

    ENTREPRENEURS Kara-Jay Matthews and Nicki Silvanus have set their sights on turning a house of junk into an empire. read more

  • Churchfields celebrates its birthday Swindon Advertiser:

    HUNDREDS of people flocked to Churchfields Academy in Salcombe Grove to celebrate the school’s 50th birthday. read more

  • Fate of Phones4U staff uncertain after firm 'collapses' Swindon Advertiser:

    Phones 4u is to go into administration - placing more than 5,500 jobs at risk - after network operator EE joined Vodafone in cutting ties with the retailer, which has two branches in Swindon. read more

  • Stella GREENLAND

    GREENLAND Stella Widow of Tony, formerly a resident of Callas Rise, Wanborough. Passed away peacefully on 8th September after a short illness. Much loved and missed by family and friends. Funeral Service will take place at St. Andrews Church Wanborough at 12 noon on 25th September. Family flowers only, please no black. All enquiries c/o Geoffrey Church and Co. Funeral Directors Tel. 01488 686830 Donations if desired to NSPCC. read more

  • Shirley Ann MORRIS / POPE

    MORRIS / POPE Shirley Ann Died at home after long illness on 26th August 2014. Beloved wife of Pat. A mother, grandmother, aunt and sister who loved her family and friends and who will be sadly missed. "Until we meet again" Thanks to UK Care and nurses. Information Co-op 01793 534759 Donations to Swindon Carers Centre read more

  • Alan BURDOCK

    BURDOCK Alan 15th September 2010 Another year has gone by love, the time goes by so quickly, nothing stays the same anymore Ducky. Love and miss you so much, until we are together again. Your loving wife Pam, son Jim and daughter-in-law Pam and grandchildren xxx read more


    BAKER Harry September 15, 1994 In loving memory of a dad and grandad Brian and family read more

  • Fred PEART

    Peart Fred 1928 - 2013 One year since you left us, in our hearts you will always stay, miss you more each passing day. We love you more than words can say love Rita and family read more

  • Graham Albert ILES

    ILES Graham Albert Passed away peacefully on 3rd September 2014, aged 70 years. A much loved husband to Jane. Father to Mandi, Richard, Victoria and Danny and adored Papa to Charlie, Ben, Ellie and Millie. Graham will be sadly missed by his family and friends. Funeral to take place at West Berkshire Crematorium on Thursday 18th September, 12noon. Family flowers only. Donations to the MND Association c/o AJ Walker & Sons 01635 873672 read more


    CAROLE ALLEN FOWLER (Deceased) Pursuant to the Trustee Act 1925 any persons having a claim against or an interest in the Estate of the aforementioned deceased, late of 21 Montrose Close Moredon Swindon SN2 2JR, who died on 20/02/2014, are required to send particulars thereof in writing to the undersigned on or before two months and one day from the date of this publication, after which date the Estate w ll be distributed having regard only to claims and interests of which they have had notice. LLOYDS BANK ESTATE ADMINISTRATION SERVICE Hodge House 114-116 St Mary Street Cardiff CF10 1DY T419967 read more

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