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  • HELLENIC LEAGUE: Wootton Bassett hope to bounce back

    WOOTTON Bassett Town host Newbury Town in the Hellenic Premier Division this evening, hoping to get back to winning ways after elimination from the Supplementary Cup last time out. read more

  • HOTSEAT: Youth MP Ellie James answers your questions Swindon Advertiser: Ellie James

    Member of the Youth Parliament for Swindon, 16-year-old Ellie James from Grange Park, has been answering your questions this week. Here’s what the Lydiard Park Academy student had to say as she took to the hotseat: read more

  • Stars make a fist of it in comedy caper

    THE LOVE PUNCH (12A) Starring: Emma Thompson, Pierce Brosnan, Timothy Spall, Celia Imrie. Director: Joel Hopkins. read more

  • Does whatever a spider can

    THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN 2 (12A) Starring: Andrew Garfield, Emma Stone, Jamie Foxx, Dane DeHaan, Sally Field, Campbell Scott, Embeth Davidtz, Colm Feore, Paul Giamatti, Chris Cooper, Denis Leary, Martin Sheen. Director: Marc Webb. read more

  • BARRIE HUDSON: Here comes the summer

    AS spring is here it’s time to visit the garden centre or nursery of our choice and select the plants we’re going to kill this year. read more

  • Giant St George

    SWINDON: St George’s Day will be marked in Swindon tomorrow with a giant statue of the patron saint leading procession of 100 school children along Regent Street toward Wharf Green. read more

  • Cafe's new era

    PENHILL: The Monday Cafe at the John Moulton Hall has now been closed. From Monday, April 28, the cafe will reopen under new management as the Penhill Hub Cafe. read more

  • Songs of patriotism

    SWINDON: Swindon Recital Series’ 20th anniversary will be celebrated in conjunction with St George’s Day and Shakespeare’s birthday for a patriotic occasion at the Wyvern Theatre tomorrow. read more

  • Sign up for quiz in aid of charity

    ACCOUNTANTS are counting on the support of Swindon businesses to make their upcoming charity quiz a success. read more

  • 'Crucial' housing development will now take a decade to complete

    THE 700-home development at Ridgeway Farm will take twice as long as residents first thought as the site is not due to be completed until 2023. read more

  • The look for less

    TOWN CENTRE: Girls looking for a bargain can head along to Bar 71 at the Swindon Town Football Club on the first Monday of every month where hundreds of items from top high street brands are available for less than £10. read more

  • Take a pot shot

    FRESHBROOK: Freshbrook Community Centre will host a Pottery for Beginners workshop for seven weeks from tomorrow. read more

  • Display on war

    ROYAL WOOTTON BASSETT: The museum in the Town Hall will launch an exhibition on the First World War on Saturday. read more

  • Follow Inca trail

    ROYAL WOOTTON BASSETT: The next meeting of the Probus Club of Royal Wootton Bassett is on May 1. There will be a talk from Lew Lawton on the Inca Trail. read more

  • Fresh chapter

    GWH: To celebrate World Book Night the Great Western Hospital will launch a new fiction collection for staff at its library. read more

  • Butler's waiting

    ROYAL WOOTTON BASSETT: The next viewing at the Royal Wootton Bassett Community Theatre will be The Butler on May 1. read more

  • Aimed at mums

    PARK SOUTH: A new course for mothers-to-be starts today at Oaktree Annexe Children’s Centre, Priory Road. To find out more call 01225 792500. read more

  • Cafe cares for carers

    ROYAL WOOTTON BASSETT: Residents with relatives, friends or neighbours who they are caring for because they suffer with an illness, disability or heart condition can head along to a new Carer’s Cafe. read more

  • Full steam ahead for a great day out

    SCORES of people steamed into Coate Water for a go on the miniature railway over the Easter weekend. read more

  • Cameron sparks unholy row over 'Christian' UK Swindon Advertiser: Humanist Neil Davies

    A DEBATE on the place of Christianity in 21st century Britain has sparked conflicting opinions in Swindon following David Cameron’s description of the UK as a Christian nation. read more

  • Guide dog funds

    DORCAN: Swindon Guide Dogs for the Blind raked in more than £500 at a collection at the Morrison’s store on Easter Saturday. read more

  • Seeking singers

    SWINDON: Are you a former member singer at the The Janice Thompson Performance Trust? read more

  • Get bridge details

    ROYAL WOOTTON BASSETT: Network Rail is holding a drop in session on Thursday for residents to view proposals for the Templars Farm bridge reconstruction. read more

  • Take up stall at festival

    STRATTON: Stratton St Margaret Parish Council is looking for crafters and traders to book stalls at this year’s festival on July 19. Booking fees apply. read more

  • Family near their target to help little Jayden-Vito walk Swindon Advertiser: Jayden-Vito Mazzotta-Drapper

    AN APPEAL to help cerebral palsy sufferer Jayden-Vito Mazzotta-Drapper walk for the first time unaided and without pain is just a few pounds short of the £9,000 mark, thanks to a fun Easter extravaganza on Sunday. read more

  • Witness appeal after trio's daylight attack on man in town centre

    POLICE are seeking the public’s help in tracking three people who subjected a man to a violent attack as he walked through the town centre. read more

  • Discovery of body not being treated as suspicious

    WILTSHIRE Police can confirm that the discovery of a body in the Kennet and Avon canal in Devizes last week is not being treated as suspicious. read more

  • New-look green and yellow Wiltshire Air Ambulance revealed

    THE design for Wiltshire’s new Air Ambulance was unveiled yesterday with the life-saving craft to be bedecked in eye-catching green and yellow in a salute to the county it serves. read more

  • Band sweet talk fans with with new CD

    It doesn’t take the Enigma machine to see that indie rock band, Talk In Code, are making their mark on the music world. read more

  • Road closure a bitter pill for commuters

    THERE are some pills that cannot be sugared, and the closure of the road leading to Cheney Manor Industrial Estate is one of them. read more

  • It's utterly absurd

    So we are going for a solar Swindon? Well I suppose if we must be surrounded by swathes of these ugly black mirrors, a wall down the side of the M4 motorway is as good as anywhere. read more

  • A better solution

    I am sure most supporters of Better Swindon would wish that there were no need for their existence! Sadly, the behaviour of some people in public office has demonstrated that there is a need for such an organisation. read more

  • Spaces are needed

    I think that Mr Des Morgan needs to know a few facts about designated car parking spaces – does he not understand why they are there? For the people entitled to use them. read more

  • Point was missed

    Many people are wondering why the ferry sank so quickly in South Korea. read more

  • Point was missed

    Your recent correspondent, Peter Smith, appears to have completely missed the point in my critique of the admirable Tony Benn. His wordy diatribe on the social history of mankind is irrelevant and has no bearing whatever on the subject I raised. read more

  • County Ground goes green to help children's charity

    THE COUNTY Ground was awash with green yesterday as thousands of fans joined in with fundraising appeal for a well-known children’s charity. read more

  • Bid is under way to safeguard Lydiard Park

    A LOCAL action group is looking to safeguard the future of Lydiard Park by applying for it to become an asset of community value. read more

  • ON THIS DAY: April 22

    Events, births and deaths from April 22 read more

  • Pickles hits out at councils for fining drive-renting homeowners Swindon Advertiser: Eric Pickles

    SECRETARY of State for Communities and Local Government Eric Pickles has spoken out against councils fining homeowners for renting out their drives. read more

  • Paint appeal

    WROUGHTON: Wroughton Preschool are appealing for anyone with any spare paint they can use on the outside of their buildings to brighten up the playground wall. If you can help, call 07787 502245. read more

  • Come on, girls

    SWINDON: Swindon Spitfires Football Club are recruiting girls in school years 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6 in readiness to play in summer tournaments, with a view to entering leagues for season 2014/15. read more

  • Road will reopen

    PENHILL: Work by Thames Water to install a new tank sewer in inglesham Road should come to an end this Wednesday, which will see the road reopen after nearly three months. read more

  • Works will shut bridge

    ROYAL WOOTTON BASSETT: Chaddington Lane bridge will be closed from 9.30am to 3.30pm on Wednesday and Thursday to allow Network Rail to carry out ground examination work. read more

  • Teachers set to strike again Swindon Advertiser: Image from PictureGalleryModule_ID:3180758

    TEACHERS have voted to stage further strikes, starting with a summer walkout, in a long-running dispute over pay, pensions and conditions, leaving schools facing the prospect of widespread disruption. read more

  • Add voice to top choir

    FRESH from wowing Irish audiences on their recent tour, the Wessex Male Voice Choir, based in Swindon, has announced it is looking for new members. read more

  • Church hosts history show

    ST AUGUSTINE'S Church, Rodbourne, will host an exhibition by Rodbourne Community History Group on Saturday, May 10, from 10am. read more

  • Club takes chess crown

    SWINDON: Swindon Chess Club have won the Wiltshire League Championship 2014 Minor League in the last game of the season against Chippenham. read more

  • Road work to end

    TOWN CENTRE: The installation of gas pipework by Wales and West Utilities in Faringdon Road is due to come to an end this Wednesday. read more

  • Help desert dads

    ROYAL WOOTTON BASSETT: A Race Night in aid of four dads who are trekking through the Sahara for Prospect Hospice in October will take place on May 2. read more

  • Trunki man offers advice

    SWINDON: Rob Law MBE has been announced as the keynote speaker at this year’s Swindon Business Show. The entrepreneur is the founder and director of Magmatic ltd, the firm behind award-winning children’s brand Trunki. read more

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