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  • Swindon peer hits out at treatment of Aysha King's parents

    LORD Stoddart of Swindon has hit out at the action being taken against the parents of Aysha King, who took him abroad in a bid to secure treatment in Spain which was unavailable on the NHS. read more

  • Win Your Wedding 2014

    Look out for Win Your Wedding 2014 sponsored by Mercure South Marston Hotel & Spa.  read more

  • Hairdresser/Salon of the Year 2014 Swindon Advertiser:

    Nominate your favourite Hairdresser/Salon to be our Hairdresser/Salon of the Year 2014 read more

  • Pick up a FREE Warbeartons Half & Half Loaf with your Swindon Advertiser Swindon Advertiser:

    For the first time in its 138-year history, Warburtons has changed its name to Warbeartons on over 6 million Half & Half products to celebrate its partnership with Paddington Bear.  In support of the partnership, we've teamed up with the family bakers to offer our readers a FREE Warbeartons Half & Half loaf, worth £1.25, with every purchase of the Swindon Advertiser, while stocks last. read more

  • John Ford

    FORD John 1965 - 2008 Six years now John. Remembering you always. Love Mum and Dad xxx read more

  • Elise McGILL

    13 TODAY ELISE McGILL Hope you have a great 13th Birthday. Love always Mummy & Daddy, Lauren, Jack, Nan & Grandad, Great Nan, Aunty's, Uncles and Cousins xxx read more

  • LIVE NEWS: 1/9/14

    The Adver's daily news feed read more

  • David denied Italian job

    DAVID Howell was delighted with his performance as he matched his best ever round to finish second at the Italian Open yesterday. read more

  • Kenton will add a new dimension to Wildcats Swindon Advertiser: Coach Ryan Aldridge

    HEAD coach Ryan Aldridge is backing summer signing Kenton Smith to add a new dimension to the Swindon Wildcats. read more

  • FA Cup: Luke’s blast is enough to see off spirited Hallen Swindon Advertiser:

    DAVE Webb was relieved to see his Swindon Supermarine side avoid an FA Cup banana skin after they were pushed all the way for a place in the first qualifying round by Hallen. read more

  • SOUTHERN LEAGUE: Collier at a loss as Bluebirds slip to defeat after good start

    CHIPPENHAM Town manager Mark Collier is struggling to pinpoint the reasons behind his side’s poorest display of the season so far after the Bluebirds were beaten by Hungerford Town on Saturday. read more

  • FA Cup: Barrington boys lose out to giant-killers Swindon Advertiser:

    SAM Collier was gutted that his players failed to give themselves a chance to hand last season’s FA Cup giant-killers Shortwood United a taste of their own medicine. read more

  • FA Cup: Cup road closed for un-streetwise Bassett Swindon Advertiser:

    WOOTTON Bassett Town boss Paul Braithwaite thinks that if his players had been slightly more streetwise, they could now find themselves in the mix in the FA Cup first qualifying round. read more

  • HELLENIC LEAGUE: Hopkins goes back to school as College lose Swindon Advertiser:

    ROB HOPKINS is hoping that he can welcome boss Mark Teasdale back to the New College dugout having secured some cup progress for the student side. read more

  • SHOOTING: Customs issues for Tony having gunned down gold Swindon Advertiser:

    A SWINDON shooter is counting gold after a successful clay-pigeon competition in South Africa recently Tony Manvell, owner of Wiltshire Rod and Gun Shop on Victoria Road, won in his category ahead of 50 rivals from around the globe. read more

  • Driving on past any bumps in the road Swindon Advertiser:

    GORDON Frost, 47, is Thamesdown Transport’s new operations director. His responsibilities include improving services and encouraging more people to use buses. A father of three, he lives with wife Melissa, a social worker, in Telford, but is planning a move to Swindon ONLINE booking, a mobile app to track buses on their way to our stops and ready internet access for all passengers. read more

  • Support pours in for young Charlie’s cancer fight

    CHARLIE Allen is still smiling in the face of his battle with leukaemia as family and friends of the five-year-old continue their fundraising efforts. read more

  • Critics round on plans for homes and Tesco store Swindon Advertiser: Hazel Newson, member of Wootton Bassett business association, with mayor Mike Leighfield at the site

    SUPERMARKET giant Tesco have submitted a planning application for a new store and hundreds of homes in Royal Wootton Bassett despite fierce opposition from residents. read more

  • Arctic convoy veteran gets Russian military honour Swindon Advertiser:

    VETERANS of the “worst journey in the world” have been recognised by the Russian government for their efforts in the Arctic Convoys by being awarded the Ushakov Medal. read more

  • Chairman leaves gig on high note Swindon Advertiser:

    CHAIRMAN Keith Newman made this year’s Broad Town Big Gig his last after eight years in charge but he leaves it at its biggest-ever size for a successor. read more

  • Hospital food put to the test Swindon Advertiser:

    THE Great Western Hospital will now be judged on its food as the NHS introduces mandatory standards across the country. read more

  • Flower seller was part of many lives Swindon Advertiser:

    FAMILY tributes have been paid to Beth Howes, a stalwart of Swindon’s market trade for more than 30 years, after she lost her battle with cancer. read more

  • Family fete fun raises funds for good causes

    HUNDREDS of pounds were raised for local charities as the Southbrook Fete brought people from across the community together on Sunday. read more

  • Royal Mail worker is jailed for thefts

    A FORMER Royal Mail worker has been jailed for stealing more than £60,000 worth of jewellery and watches from the company. read more

  • Bargains galore in return of yard sale

    OLD Town gardens were transformed into hives of bric-a-brac and bargains as residents brought out their unwanted items for the annual yard sale on Sunday. read more

  • Site set aside for grieving travellers

    HUNDREDS of travellers are expected to arrive in Swindon today to attend a family funeral and will be given access to the vacant Groundwell Park and Ride site. read more

  • Audrey Ann GRIFFIN

    GRIFFIN Audrey Ann Passed peacefully from this world on Sunday 24th August 2014. Beloved wife of Danny for over 50 years, dear Mum to Ann, Jane, Stephen, Mother-in-Law to Richard, Edward and Barbara. A dearly loved Nan to Sarah, Caitlin, Callum, Liam and Joshua. Funeral service to be held at Holy Family Church on Thursday 4th September 2014 at 12.45pm followed by the cremation. Family flowers only, donations if desired to CLIC Sargent and Prospect Hospice c/o Hillier Funeral Service, 170 Victoria Road, Swindon SN1 3DF. Enquiries: Tel 01793 522797. read more

  • Fred HACKER

    HACKER Fred Robert and Misako would like to express their sincere thanks to all who attended the service and for all the kind messages of sympathy received during their sad loss. Special thanks to all of Fred’s friends and neighbours for their love and care over the years. Thank you for all donations to Prospect Hospice in Fred’s Memory read more

  • George TWEEN

    Tween George On Sunday 24th August peacefully at Springfield Court Care Centre, aged 75. A loving Husband, Dad, Grandad, Great Grandad, Brother and Father-in-law. George will be sadly missed by all who knew him. Funeral service to take place at Kingsdown Crematorium on Monday 8th September at 12.45. Family flowers only please with donations going to 'Prospect Hospice'. Donations can be sent to A.E Smith and Son, Queens Drive, Swindon, SN3 1AW. Tel: 01793 522023 or via our website on www.aesmithandsons.co.uk click on make a donation. read more

  • Royston LEWIS

    LEWIS Royston (Lew) Peacefully at Victoria Hospital Kirkcaldy on 24th August 2014. Beloved husband. Much loved father of Elaine and Nadia, also a dear father-in-law, grandad to Steven, Carol, Aidan and Asha and great grandad. Funeral to be held at Kirkcaldy Crematorium on the 2nd September. Family flowers only. read more

  • Michael SOUCH

    Souch Michael Passed away peacefully on the 16th August aged 78 years. Much loved and missed by his family. Funeral Service will be held at St Michael and All Angels Church Highworth on Monday 8th Sept at 12.00 followed by burial at Highworth Cemetery, Cricklade Road. Enquiries to Co-op Funeralcare, Cardinal House, Brewery St, Highworth. SN6 7AJ. Tel 01793 764664. Flowers or donations to Cancer Research UK are welcome. read more

  • Dennis John HEWETT

    HEWETT Dennis John Passed away suddenly at home on Wednesday 13 August 2014, aged 76 years. Dennis will be sadly missed by family and friends. Funeral service will take place at Kingsdown Crematorium on Monday 8 September at 10.30 a.m. Family flowers only please, donations would be appreciated for either Help for Heroes or Dogs Trust c/o Co-operative Funeralcare, 439 Cricklade Road, Swindon, SN2 1AQ. Tel: 534759 read more

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