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  • Angry commuters urge ‘Bring back British Rail’ Swindon Advertiser:

    DISGRUNTLED train users took part in a Bring Back British Rail protest yesterday. read more

  • Radio presenter Sarah Cox on a mission to keep UK dogs in shape Swindon Advertiser:

    Bubbly radio presenter Sara Cox, along with her gorgeous Maltese terrier, Beano, are on a mission to help Great Britain's hounds stay in shape. read more

  • PUB CRAWL: The New Inn Swindon Advertiser:

    The New Inn boasts an interior dedicated to the playing and watching all top-class pastimes – especially during the football and rugby season. read more

  • SOMETHING FISHY: Sri Lankan fish curry Swindon Advertiser:

    With a warm fire, buzzing atmosphere and an array of local ales to die for, I suddenly found myself drifting off into a new found karma and at peace with the world. read more

  • MENU: That’s a mighty fine burger Swindon Advertiser:

    My colleague, Beren Cross, and I went on a cold, wet Sunday evening, so it wasn’t at peak time but there were still quite a few people there when we arrived. read more

  • Survey says we could be eating our way to sadness in Swindon Swindon Advertiser:

    HEALTHY eating outlets want the public to shed sugary snacks in favour of healthier options, as a study revealed Swindon people are turning to junk food for comfort. read more

  • MENU: How to... make buttermilk scones Swindon Advertiser:

    Russell Hunt, head chef at The Glasshouse at the Marsh Farm Hotel, Royal Wootton Bassett, tell us how read more

  • Wembley in the line of sight for Highworth Swindon Advertiser:

    WHEN a father agrees to miss two of his beloved Swindon Town matches for the first time in six years to watch his son play, you know it’s a big deal. read more

  • FOOD FOR THOUGHT: Cooking is my passion Swindon Advertiser:

    Jan Wojtowicz, 51, Thai masseur and owner Wood Street Wellbeing in Old Town read more

  • MENU: All about the beef at Swindon's markets Swindon Advertiser:

    Big Horn Biltong they insist on the finest pedigree rare breed beef born and reared in the UK read more

  • MENU: Sweets for my sweet - smash on Mother's Day Swindon Advertiser:

    Whipping up treats for Mother’s Day? Look no further than the latest batch of mouth-watering Hummingbird Bakery recipes. Kate Whiting chats to founder Tarek Malouf read more

  • Sport is vital for our community and life skills Swindon Advertiser:

    One of my biggest passions is sport. I absolutely love going to watch Swindon Town or Swindon Supermarine on a Saturday afternoon, and I often play five-a-side when I get the chance. read more

  • HELLENIC LEAGUE: Purton seek reserve boss Swindon Advertiser: Justin Miller

    PURTON are on the lookout for a new management team to take charge of their soon-to-be-reformed reserve side. read more

  • Air ambulance receives £240k for more medics Swindon Advertiser:

    WILTSHIRE Air Ambulance has received a £240,000 cash boost to fund additional paramedics. read more

  • Unlucky 13 for Howell in South Africa Swindon Advertiser:

    DAVID Howell will be ruing a missed opportunity after a nightmare on the 13th cost him a shot of the lead at the Joburg Open. read more

  • MENU: Beefing up The Bull from cows next door Swindon Advertiser:

    Eager to make use of the abundant products at their disposal, Jamie and The Bull proprietor Ian Summers have been offering a selection of hearty meals concocted from locally-sourced meats, fruit and vegetables over the past year and a half. read more


    SWINDON BOROUGH COUNCIL SECTION 14 - THE ROAD TRAFFIC REGULATION ACT 1984 NOTICE OF TEMPORARY ROAD CLOSURE - CHENEY MANOR ROAD, SWINDON EFFECTIVE DATE 2 MARCH TO 30 OCTOBER 2015 This Order is made on the ground of Health and Safety and the effect of the Order is to prohibit vehicles from proceeding on Cheney Manor Road, Rodbourne Green, from its junction with Akers Way for distance of 60 metres in both directions. Traffic will be diverted along Akers Way, Vicarage Road and Cheney Manor Road. Gwillam Lloyd Highways and Transport Services 27 February 2015 For further information regarding this notice please contact the Street Works on: (01793) 466380 (direct line) quoting TTRO 2448 read more


    ROAD TRAFFIC REGULATION ACT 1984 SECTION 14 AND 15 NOTICE OF TRAFFIC ORDER FOR TEMPORARY ROAD CLOSURE THE FORTY, BISHOPSTONE EFFECTIVE DATE 2 MARCH TO 1 MAY 2015 This Order is made to allow contractors to lay new sewer to alleviate flooding and the effect of the Order is to prohibit vehicles from driving on The Forty from its junction with New Town Lane to its junction with Cues Lane/ High Street. Diversion via New Town Lane, Icknield Way and High Street Date: 27 February 2015 For further information please contact Streetworks on 466380 quoting ref TTRO 2445 Gwillam Lloyd, Head of Highways and Transport Services, Swindon Borough Council read more


    SWINDON BOROUGH COUNCIL (NON-FEE PAYING OFF-STREET PARKING PLACES) CONSOLIDATION ORDER 2003 AMENDMENT ORDER (No. 1) 2015 Notice is HEREBY GIVEN that on the 25 February 2015 Swindon Borough Council made an amendment Order to the Swindon Borough Council (Non-Fee Paying Off-Street Parking Places) Consolidation Order 2003 (hereafter referred to as the '2003 Order' under the provisions of the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984, the effect of which introduce: - The disabled person parking bays at Freshbrook Centre Car Park and Wroughton Park and Ride Car Park to Schedule 3 of the 2003 Order which specifies that only vehicles displaying a valid disabled blue badge can park in the bays marked for blue badge (disabled) holders. Any vehicle parked contravening this Order will be liable to be issued a penalty charge notice. The Order will be operative from 2 March 2015 and a copy of the sealed Order may be inspected at the One Stop Shop, Wat Tyler House, Euclid Street, Swindon during opening hours. If you wish to question the validity of the Order, or of any provision contained therein on the grounds that it is not within the powers conferred by the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984 or on the grounds that any requirements of that Act or of any instrument made thereunder has not been complied with in relation to the Order, you may, within 6 weeks from 25 February 2015 apply to the High Court for this purpose. Gwillam Lloyd Head of Highway and Transport Services 27 February 2015 For further information regarding this notice please call the Legal Orders Officer on telephone (01793) 466401 (direct line) read more

  • Swindon Borough Council - Dewell Mews

    Swindon Borough Council (Waiting and Loading Restrictions and Parking Places Consolidation) Order 2014 (Variation No. 4 and No. 5) Orders 2015 Notice is HEREBY GIVEN that Swindon Borough Council proposes to make the above Orders under the provisions of The Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984 and The Traffic Management Act 2004, the effect of which is the introduction of 'no waiting at any time' restriction as follow: Dewell Mews (North Side) The 'no waiting at any time' is to be varied by extending the restriction along the whole length on the north side from its junction with Marlborough Road to its junction with Signal Way. (South Side) Introduction of 'no waiting at any time' from the rear boundary of No 8 Dewell Mews for a distance of 17 metres in a westerly direction. Windrush, Highworth Introduction of 10 metres of 'No Waiting At Any Time' restriction to the rear of No's 155 and 156 Windrush and to the garages at the rear of No 161 Windrush. A copy of the draft Orders, plans and reasons may be inspected at the One Stop Shop, Wat Tyler House, Euclid Street, Swindon for 21 days from 27 February 2015 and online at Objections or representations to the proposed Order should be made in writing to reach the undersigned, quoting reference (za/ TRO/VO 4 Dewell Mews or ZA/TRO/VO 5 Windrush) by no later than 20 March 2015. Gwillam Lloyd, Head of Highways and Transport Services, Civic Offices, Euclid Street, Swindon, SN1 2JH 27 February 2015 For further information regarding the above Orders please contact the traffic section on 466401. read more

  • Exiles confirm Storey loan extension Swindon Advertiser: 14.02.15 - Wycombe Wanderers v Newport County -  Sky Bet League 2 - 
Miles Storey on the attack for Newport.


    TOWN striker Miles Storey has extended his loan stay at Newport County until the end of the season. read more

  • Festival finale unlikely for McCoy Swindon Advertiser: Jockey Tony McCoy during day two of The International at Cheltenham Racecourse, Cheltenham. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Saturday December 13, 2014. See PA story RACING Cheltenham. Photo credit should read: David Davies/PA Wire

    TONY McCoy has revealed it is extremely doubtful he will hang up his saddle at the Cheltenham Festival. read more

  • Man fighting for his life after 30-foot fall from an Emlyn Square window

    A MIDDLE-aged man has been rushed to hospital by air ambulance with serious injuries after falling 30 feet from a town centre pub. read more

  • Christine Patricia PARKER

    PARKER Christine Patricia 14 April 1940 - 24 February 2011 If flowers grow in heaven Lord, pick a bunch from us, place them in our mum's arms, and tell her they're from us, tell her that we love and miss her, and when she turns to smile, place a kiss upon her cheek, and hold her for awhile. Love you always our Angel from your loving husband Colin, sons Lee, Tony, Wayne, Vince, Ty and Shane, daughers-in-law Jane, Lou, Leela, Karly and Sarah and grandchildren Claire, Elaine, James, Thomas Kieran, Alisha, Ellie-May, Fraser and David, brother Melv, Sue and Jonathan xxx read more

  • Ainslie DUFFELL

    DUFFELL Ainslie Passed away peacefully at home and with her family by her side on 13th February 2015, aged 47 years. Loved to infinity and beyond by Phil, Alex, Lindsay, Irene, David and Pauline. She will be sadly missed by all of her family and friends. The funeral service will take place on Friday 6th March, All Saints Church, Lydiard Millicent at 12.45pm. It was Ainslie’s dearest wish that everyone was to wear something purple on the day. Family flowers only please with all loving donations if desired to the ‘Prospect Hospice’ or ‘Ainslie’s Pavilion’ c/o Johnson & Daltrey Independent Funeral Service, 112, High Street, Royal Wootton Bassett, Swindon. SN4 7AU (01793) 851400 read more

  • Enraged dad burns teenage girlfriend with a lighter

    A TEENAGE mum has told how the father of her children launched a savage attack during which he punched, kicked, burned and whipped her in a jealous rage. read more

  • Rosco selects two Robins in GB line-up Swindon Advertiser: An angry Alun Rossiter

    GREAT Britain boss Alun Rossiter has confirmed five riders to compete for a Select national side at Peterborough on March 15. read more

  • Magna Carta exhibition opens at Salisbury Cathedral Swindon Advertiser:

    Salisbury Cathedral, home to the finest preserved of the four original copies of Magna Carta, is celebrating the 800th anniversary of the historic charter with a new exhibition telling the story of its creation and enduring legacy read more

  • Pewsey pylons removal may revive natural beauty Swindon Advertiser:

    Pewsey residents could influence a decision on whether to remove “eyesore” power pylons to improve an area of outstanding natural beauty. read more

  • Taylor Swift 'can't wait to hang out with Ed Sheeran' after BRIT success Swindon Advertiser:

    Taylor Swift, who won Best International Female Solo Award at the BRITs, paid tribute to Ed Sheeran, saying: "Honestly, I know I wouldn't be up here if it wasn't for one of my best friends who took me to pubs and taught me to make a good cup of tea and taught me everything I know about the UK." read more

  • DAN THE FAN: Grumbles betraying nerves

    AFTER a total no show at the weekend, Swindon Town got back to winnings ways with a 2-1 win over Bradford City at the County Ground on Tuesday evening. read more

  • Town sees decrease in teenage pregnancies Swindon Advertiser: Southampton is high on the teen pregnancy table – but would relationship lessons make a difference?

    THE number of teenage pregnancies in Swindon continue to tumble, according to new figures released this week, with a near identical rate to the national average. read more

  • Students play it for real at fictional car crash Swindon Advertiser:

    CSI came to Swindon College yesterday as forensic science students investigated a simulated car crash mystery – complete with cars, witnesses and two ‘dead’ bodies. read more

  • Dale all set to pack a punch Swindon Advertiser:

    AS a councillor with 10 years’ experience, Dale Heenan is used to the rough and tumble of the political arena. read more

  • Police raids hit back at new drug dealers Swindon Advertiser:

    FRESH leads led police to raid eight addresses around Swindon yesterday in an effort to disrupt the town’s drug supply. read more

  • Drugs swoop severs major supply chain Swindon Advertiser:

    POLICE claim the supply of hard drugs into Swindon from Birmingham and the West Midlands has been severed after an operation saw officers seize £10,000 in cash, drugs, and three expensive cars. read more

  • All’s fair for afternoon tea Swindon Advertiser:

    FAIRLY-traded goods were on the menu at a meeting to herald ethical products. read more

  • The Rain author drops in to inspire young writers Swindon Advertiser:

    AUTHOR Virginia Bergin was at Kingsdown School yesterday to inspire the next generation of writers. read more

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