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  • FULL TIME REPORT: Telford Tigers 0 Swindon Wildcats 4 - with video Swindon Advertiser:

    SWINDON Wildcats roared back to winning ways after a Tomasz Malasinski hat-trick secured them a 4-0 win away to Telford Tigers. read more

  • ICE HOCKEY LIVE: Telford Tigers v Swindon Wildcats

    Join Matt Edwards as he brings you all the action from the Premier League clash between Telford Tigers and Swindon Wildcats read more

  • Treading the boards in the footsteps of the Bard Swindon Advertiser:

    Max Sly, who recently starred in Oh What A Lovely War, is back on stage again as part of the national Shakespeare festival. read more

  • Fifty golden years from Swinging Sixties pop icons Herman's Hermits Swindon Advertiser:

    Barry Whitman, original drummer with Herman’s Hermits, is marking the band’s golden anniversary by touring all round the UK, including Swindon, with a bunch of old pals. read more

  • When giants roamed our streets Swindon Advertiser:

    The recent discovery of the fossilised remains of the world’s largest dinosaur, Dreadnoughtus has prompted some recollections on long gone beasts that once roved the Swindon area… THEY would have been long dead anyway, having departed to that elephant’s graveyard around 40,000 years ago, give or take a millennia. read more

  • FAMILY: Pets Swindon Advertiser:

    The dark nights and colder days are upon us once more, and while you’re wrapping up in a cosy jumper and sipping hot tea, don’t forget to consider your pet once the temperature starts to drop. read more

  • FAMILY: Fitness Keeping things on track Swindon Advertiser:

    with Amy Martin of Sustrans read more

  • That’s not to say they (we) aren’t mortified when an error occurs, but it happens to the best of us Swindon Advertiser:

    There is only one thing in life worse than missing out an apostrophe, and that’s putting one in when it’s not needed. read more

  • Status Quo to headline Lechlade Festival

    LEGENDARY rockers Status Quo will bring their classic anthems to next year's Lechlade Festival. read more

  • Howell a major doubt to defend Dunhill crown Swindon Advertiser: Golfer David Howell,

    DAVID Howell is a major doubt for tomorrow’s Alfred Dunhill Links Championship. read more

  • FAMILY FASHION: Completely armless Swindon Advertiser:

    As you’ll know from last week’s article on autumn/winter trends for 2014 I am a great fan of the sleeve. read more

  • FAMILY LIFE Swindon Advertiser:

    QMy 10-year-old son never seems to listen to me, and I shout and threaten him all the time. I’d love some advice on how to get him to listen without having to shout. read more

  • FAMILY DAYS OUT: Wild Place Swindon Advertiser:

    Take a walk on the wild side! read more

  • FAMILY PROBLEMS: I'm not worthy of him? Swindon Advertiser:

    We all have to come to terms with the process of ageing read more

  • Police appeal for witnesses after shooting in Park North

    POLICE are on the hunt after a car was shot at in the Park North area on Tuesday night. read more

  • Our extension is really classy Swindon Advertiser:

    PUPILS at Haydonleigh Primary School gave their new £3 million school extension a big ‘thumbs-up’ this week. read more

  • Long hot summer sees sunflowers continue to bloom - in October Swindon Advertiser:

    THIS year’s enduring summer has seen one Penhill man’s garden go from strength to strength. read more

  • FAMILY Shaping up Swindon Advertiser:

    Ronny Terry is a Swindon-based personal trainer. He has previously worked as Performance Analyst with Swindon Town FC and on obesity initiatives with the NHS. Tweet your questions to @SWITCHFITUK or visit www.switchfituk.co.uk read more

  • Malcolm MACCREADY

    MacCready Malcolm "Mac" Passed away on 25th September 2014, aged 65 years. A beloved husband, father, grandad and friend. The funeral service will be held at Kingsdown Crematorium on Tuesday 14th October at 3.00 pm. Family flowers only please. Donations to Prospect Hospice c/o Co-operative Funeralcare, Cardinal House, Brewery Street, Highworth SN6 7AJ read more

  • FAMILY: Finance Swindon Advertiser:

    Warren Shute is a chartered financial planner with Lexington Wealth Management. Contact him on 01793 771093 or warren@lexingtonwealth.co.uk read more

  • When I put on my mum’s clothing, I felt like me Swindon Advertiser:

    Helen Thompson knew she was a girl from the age of eight... even though she was born a boy. She tells her story to EMMA DUNN read more

  • In Swindon we have an ongoing problem with capacity at our doctors’ surgeries Swindon Advertiser:

    AS I write, I’m in Birmingham for the Conservative Party conference. What you see on TV – the big speeches from the main hall – is actually only a minor part of the whole event. Conferences are a huge opportunity to lobby cabinet ministers and decision-makers about some of the issues facing Swindon. read more

  • LIVE NEWS: Wednesday, October 1 Swindon Advertiser: LIVE NEWS: 27/05/14

    The latest news from Swindon and beyond on Wednesday, October 1. read more

  • Sign of the rhymes as poetry festival returns

    THIS year’s Swindon Festival of Poetry starts tomorrow. read more

  • Swindon left feeling Blue Swindon Advertiser:

    SWINDON players were left feeling blue after they suffered their first defeat of the season on Saturday. read more

  • Accused is worried trial won’t be fair Swindon Advertiser:

    TIMOTHY Crook will claim historic media coverage of the deaths of his elderly parents will deny him a fair trial and ask to be heard in Nottingham. read more

  • Event aims to keep older people safe from fire Swindon Advertiser: Fire fighters at Gladys Plumley Gardens

    ADVICE to help keep older people safe from fire risks will be among information on offer at a special event in Swindon. read more

  • Barnes in good shape after Forest stage tests Swindon Advertiser:

    SWINDON local Ian Barnes consolidated his British Trail and Rally Drivers Association (BTRDA) championship positions last Saturday after finishing 41st overall on the Trackrod Forest Stages rally. read more

  • More frustration for Simon at Silverstone Swindon Advertiser: Handy Motorsport driver Simon Belcher

    SIMON Belcher chalked up three more Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship race finishes during the penultimate event of 2014 at Silverstone National Circuit over the weekend. read more

  • Low backs Bassett newcomer Joe Swindon Advertiser:

    ROYAL Wootton Bassett head coach Alan Low was delighted by the impact of debutant colt Joe Pettit as his side returned to winning ways against High Wycombe last weekend. read more

  • Aldridge faces up to 'different' Tigers Swindon Advertiser: Coach Ryan Aldridge

    RYAN Aldridge is preparing his team for a different sort of Telford test tonight. read more

  • 'Take it to the Tigers,' says Sam Swindon Advertiser: Sam Bullas of Swindon Wildcats was among the goals. Picture: Nicky Pearce

    WILDCATS have got to play at the same intensity for the full 60 minutes if they are to achieve success this season, according to forward Sam Bullas. read more

  • Abbey advantage key for Dak Swindon Advertiser: New Robins' man Dakota North

    ROBINS rider Dakota North is backing home-track advantage to hand a major boost to his side’s chances of beating Coventry Bees to the Elite League Grand Final. read more

  • Amari'i's self Bell-ief boost Swindon Advertiser:

    SWINDON Town’s latest loan signing Amari’i Bell is hoping to regain some lost confidence during his spell at the County Ground. read more

  • OAP friends died in lorry collision Swindon Advertiser:

    A BLIND woman from Purton died when the car she was travelling in pulled out in front of a speeding lorry. read more

  • Host a fry up to show how much you care

    BUSINESSES and residents are being encouraged to host a fry up in aid of Swindon Carers Centre. read more

  • VIDEO: Dan is unbeatable in national contest Swindon Advertiser:

    VIDEO: Swindon beatboxer Dan Lowes has dreams of world domination after winning the national junior championship. read more

  • Drink driver’s five-year ban

    A DRINK-driver who crashed a car which had no rear seats and with a child in the back has avoided jail – but has been banned from driving for five years. read more

  • Time is on your side at this bank Swindon Advertiser: Nextime disco clock, £33, Red Candy

    SWINDON’s Time Banks in Penhill and Taw Hill are looking to expand to encompass the whole of North Swindon. Like any other bank, the Time Bank takes deposits and allow withdrawals, but unlike ordinary banks, the currency is time not money.  Members deposit an hour in the bank by contributing their time, and then withdraw an hour when they need a service. Time Bank North Swindon will give local residents the opportunity to get to know each other, form friendships and contribute to their community. Regular Time Bank activities already running include five-a-side evening football at Orchid Vale School; fortnightly morning craft sessions at North Swindon Library; and a six-weekly evening Book Club at Asda Orbital. Anyone can join the Time Bank and attend the regular or one-off special group events. New members are welcome and it is expected that new groups will be set up across North Swindon to suit people’s needs. “Anyone can join the local Time Bank. Everyone will find they have something to give and can benefit from the friendship of others,” said a group spokesman. l To find out more, contact Lou or Kirsty on 01793 420557 or timebankswindon@gmail.com or find them on facebook at www.facebook.com/#!/timebankswindon.timebankswindon. read more

  • Grants helped youngsters learn to swim Swindon Advertiser:

    GRANTS from The Children’s Society have helped change the lives of 12 youngsters who have been learning how to swim. read more

  • Paige Louise Nunn

    NUNN Paige Louise 01.10.1996 - 24.03.2002 Our Angel would have been 18 today. xxx read more

  • Molly HOLMES

    HOLMES Molly Passed away peacefully at the Great Western Hospital, Swindon on the 22nd September 2014, aged 70 years. Loving Sister to Teresa, Auntie to Mandy & Phillip, Karen & Paul, Kim & Dave, Great Aunt to Daniel, Ben and Oliver. Funeral service to take place at Kingsdown Crematorium, on Monday 6th October at 10am. read more

  • Pat BAKER

    BAKER Pat Still missed, Never forgotten Win and Graham read more

  • Molly HOLMES

    HOLMES Molly Who passed away on 22nd September 2014, aged 70. A loving sister to Daphne and Raymond, sister-in-law to Angie, aunt to Julie and Paul and great aunt to Charlotte. She will be sadly missed. Funeral to take place at Kingsdown Crematorium on 6th October 2014 at 10am. read more

  • Peter BROWN

    Brown Peter Passed away at Whitbourne House on 28th September 2014, aged 82 years. Loved father of Karen. Funeral to be held at Kingsdown Crematorium on Monday 13th October at 12.00noon. Family flowers only please but donations would be appreciated for Whitbourne House Amenity Fund, c/o Hillier Funeral Service, 170 Victoria Road, Swindon, SN1 3DF. Enquiries: 01793 522797 read more

  • Alexander HARDING

    HARDING Alexander Passed away peacefully at the Cheriton Nursing Home on Monday 22nd September at the age of 92, having led a full and interesting life. Much loved Pops to Pussycat, Flossie and Bugs and a Grampy to 8 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren. A service to celebrate Alexander’s life will take place at Kingsdown Crematorium on Wednesday 8th October 2014 at 2.15 p.m. Flowers or donations for the Prospect Hospice welcome c/o Co-operative Funeralcare: Telephone 01793 534759. read more

  • Highworth Golf Club

    Licensing Application Licensing Act 2003 An application has been made to the Licensing Authority for Swindon for the grant of a Premises Licence in respect of Highworth Golf Club, Swindon Road, Highworth, SN6 7SJ that authorises Sale by Retail of Alcohol for consumption both on and off the premises Between 1 April and 31 October each year Monday to Sunday 11:00 to 21:00 Between 1 November and 31 March each year Monday to Sunday 11:00 to 16:00 Opening Hours Between 1 April and 31 October each year Mon - Fri 08:00 to 21:00 & Sat - Sun 07:00 to 21:00 Between 1 November and 31 March each year Mon - Fri 08:00 to 16:00 & Sat - Sun 07:00 to 16:00 The application can be viewed at the offices of the Licensing Authority, Wat Tyler House, Beckhampton Street, Swindon SN1 2JH, [licensing@swindon.gov.uk] between 09.00hrs & 16.30hrs on weekdays. Representations must be made in writing and can be made at any time between 12th September DAY AFTER APPLICATION IS SUBMITTED and 10th October 28 DAYS AFTER CONSULTATION STARTS. It is an offence for anyone to recklessly or knowingly make a false statement in connection with a licensing application. The maximum fine on conviction is £5000. read more

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