FOCUSING on ‘people, not targets’ will be the remit of Swindon police with new commander for the northern hub Supt Charlie Armstrong.
MAKING a miraculous recovery from a crash which left him in a coma for nine weeks, Carl Hambidge had earned himself a celebration when local legend Josh Kumra offered to play at his 18th birthday party.
MUSICIAN, biker, former Swindon publican, trucker and bus driver Micky Kight, one of the town’s most colourful and wellknown characters and “a fighter till the end”, has died following a courageous three-year battle against cancer.
VICTIMS who escaped violent and abusive relationships over the last four decades returned to thank Swindon Women’s Aid on their 40th anniversary last week.
TRAIN passengers travelling to and from Swindon were met with a weekend of disruption as a strike by some First Great Western staff members took effect.
THE Great Western Hospital Trust has confirmed it will be stopping providing services for children and young people across Wiltshire as part of a move to reorganise its priorities.
IT began in the backyard of one of Swindon’s oldest pubs after an idea to bring a splash of homegrown Rasta-flavoured roots rock to the town and is now an eagerly awaited summer soiree billed as “the South West’s most exciting outdoor reggae…
Alex Coppock-Bunce, 59, is one of the artists taking part in this year’s Swindon Open Studios during the first two weekends of September.
THE town centre was alive with sound, colour and energy over the weekend as Streetfest 2015 drew to a close.
SUNNY skies shone on Penhill Haven for its first fun day as members of the community came to see the revamped open green space.
DOZENS of youngsters tried their hand at a new hobby over bank holiday weekend with an introduction to fishing from Swindon angling clubs.
HIGHWORTH Town were brought back down to earth with a bump as they crashed out of the FA Cup with a 3-1 defeat to Farnham Town.
GARETH Davies was pleased with the hard work of his side as they claimed their first home win of the campaign with a convincing 3-0 win over Clanfield 85.
SWINDON Supermarine boss Dave Webb was impressed with the way his side responded to going a goal down early on to book their place in the next round of the FA Cup.
CHIPPENHAM Town boss Mark Collier was pleased with his players’ resolve as they passed another test to remain top of the Evo-Stik League Southern Premier Division.
BLADES boss Nigel Adkins was pleased to see his side enact the complete game plan to pick up their 2-0 at Swindon Town.
TOWN boss Mark Cooper does not complain about matters he cannot control within his own club.
MOTORISTS are set for more disruption over the winter because Network Rail are set to close the Stratton Green Bridge to carry out essential work.