A REVOLUTIONARY app designed to keep children safe on their phones has been launched by a team based in Cricklade.
A HIGHWORTH restaurateur with a penchant for fast cars has been challenged to the race of a lifetime – against a jet plane.
TOUR operator Thomas Cook said bookings remained under pressure as the travel market continues to be hit by recent terror attacks.
THE family of Linda Razzell have dismissed claims that Christopher Halliwell was behind her disappearance in 2002.
HER hair is starting to grow back out again having had 13 inches chopped off in aid of both the Little Princess Trust and Brighter Futures, so Kelly Grice thought it was high time she did something else to support the cause.
THE role of rabbits in the rehabilitation of those battling addiction, metal health issues and post-traumatic stress has been celebrated this week.
A JURY has been sworn in to try the case of Lee and David Averies who face a series of charges in connection with their waste businesses.
A SECOND woman has told a jury rapist Orville Vaughan forced himself on her when she was a child.
A SUPPORT service for sex-workers in Swindon is to benefit from a funding boost of almost half a million pounds.
A MAN who used abusive and threatening language towards a mother in the town centre has been fined almost £300.
HOUSEHOLDERS on one Eastcott street were greeted by an amusing sight earlier this week as a parked car got in the way of road resurfacing work.
A WILTSHIRE Council employee has been recognised as a national Heat Hero, thanks to her tireless work in the community.
HE’S gone from being Swindon’s Charlie Brown because of his spikey hair to now being comically called Uncle Fester from the Addams Family after going under the clippers for charity.
RESIDENTS and passengers have been invited to attend a drop-in session next week detailing a year-long programme of works on the railway line through Swindon.
A PROLIFIC shoplifter has appeared before magistrates for the second time in two weeks.
THIS weekend Steam Museum will be turned into Lego heaven as the popular Great Western Brick Show gets underway.
MARK and Maddy Coles are bidding farewell to Coles Bar and Restaurant this week as they close the doors for the final time.
A TEAM of four RAF men is attempting to set a new world record for the fastest voyage along the navigable length of the Thames by pedalo.
A MAN who did so well with his alcohol treatment programme that he was awarded a diploma by the prison service found himself back in a cell within hours of his release.
AN odd job man who plundered thousand of pounds from a pensioner’s bank account has been warned he is facing a jail term.
Goods Vehicle Operator's Licence Oadby Plastics Limited of 64 Scudamore Road, Braunstone Frith Industrial Estate, Leicester LE3 1UA is applying to change an existing licence as follows: to add an operating centre to keep 5 goods vehicles at Unit…
SWINDON BOROUGH COUNCIL SECTION 14 - THE ROAD TRAFFIC REGULATION ACT 1984 NOTICE OF TEMPORARY ROAD CLOSURE DUNBAR ROAD, WROUGHTON This Order is being introduced to allow contractors to carry out carriageway resurfacing works and will…
ERNEST WILLIAM CUE (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 72 Derwent Drive Swindon SN2 7NJ, who died on 15/08/2016 are required to send…
A NEW railway bridge described as “one of the greatest acts of rural vandalism imaginable” has undergone a make-over in a bid to make it more aesthetically pleasing.
A RESIDENT from Cricklade is encouraging men to talk about their weight, after he turned his life around following a sobering GP check-up.
REVIEW Gangsta Granny Wyvern Theatre, Swindon Until Saturday ALL the best comedy has a certain poignancy, and in the stage adaptation of David Walliams’ award-winning children’s book Gangsta Granny, the heart-wrenching moments come as fast as the…
Citroen split their production into two and gave their luxury side just the name DS. I’m not too sure why, a bit like Toyota and Lexus but it doesn’t seem to have harmed anyone.
POLICE are appealing for witnesses after a theft from a car in Keswick Road.
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LEADING specialist personal injury and medical negligence firm Novum Law has further strengthened its team with another key appointment as solicitor Catherine Donovan joins the business.
LAUREN PONTING Congratulations on getting your degree BA Hons 2:1 Love Mum, John and all the family
SEAL Dennis It's been 5 years since our dear Dad passed. Still sadly missed by all the family x
A TEENAGER who assaulted his girlfriend while on a suspended sentence for his role in drug dealing has been jailed for a year.
STEVE Rosier carefully considered the question before shaking his head. “If I’d have known in 2006 what I know now I would not have become involved.”
I am sure that all of us in our local community are relieved that Christopher Halliwell has finally been brought to justice for the murder of Becky Godden.
A BUS driver has thrown his backing behind plans to make the town’s bus station smoke-free as the popular Stoptober event prepares to get under way once more.
MARTIN Lloyd’s Swindon College Old Boys booked their place in the next round of the Dorset & Wilts Senior Vase despite a second-half slumber on Saturday.
A selection of photographer Richard Wintle's images as Swindon Town suffer a 3-1 defeat at home to Northampton Town
ROYAL Wootton Bassett continued their excellent start to the South West One East season with a narrow 24-21 win at Old Patesians.
FRY Lizy Though her smile has gone forever And her hand I cannot touch I still have so many memories Of the one I loved so much. Her memory is my keepsake With which I'll never part God has her in his keeping I have her in my heart. Sadly missed but…
SKINNER Dorothy Passed away peacefully at Prospect Hospice on September 17th 2016. Sadly missed by her family and friends. Funeral service a St Andrews Methodist Church, Moredon Road on Tuesday 4th October at 12 noon. Family flowers only, donations…
CODD Mary Frances Passed away peacefully at Moormead Nursing Home on 25th September 2016, aged 89 years. Beloved wife of Robert (deceased), much loved mum of Peter and Christine and mum-in-law of Jacqui and Mark. Funeral to take place at Christ…