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  • SPEEDWAY LIVE: King's Lynn Stars v Swindon Robins

    Join sports reporter Michael Reeves as he brings all the news from Swindon Robins' Elite League meet at King's Lynn Stars. read more

  • Good fun and a good cause Swindon Advertiser:

    ORGANISERS of the annual Southbrook Inn Fete aim to raise thousands of pounds for charity this weekend. read more

  • Dance day is ‘Strictly’ for charity Swindon Advertiser:

    GETTING fit, having fun and raising funds for charity is the order of the day for a special event this weekend. read more

  • Irrational worries & fears took over my whole life Swindon Advertiser:

    Gary Turland had everything to be happy about, so why was he feeling so fearful? EMMA DUNN reports on his diagnosis of anxiety read more

  • Commercial Feature: Join the World's Biggest Coffee Morning with Macmillan

    Join people in your area for the Worlds Biggest Coffee Morning on Friday 26th September – all in the name of Macmillan Cancer Support. read more

  • Farm focal point of photo prizes Swindon Advertiser:

    A FARM near Swindon will be featured on popular TV show Countryfile on Sunday. read more

  • Army pals gather Swindon Advertiser:

    LECHLADE: The Swindon Branch of the Women’s Royal Army Corps gets together from 7.30pm today at The Trout Inn, St John’s Bridge, Call 01793 703687. read more

  • Babies get busy Swindon Advertiser:

    CLYFFE PYPARD: Woodhill Benefice Busy Bees Baby And Toddler group takes place from 1.45pm today at the Clyffe Pypard And Bushton Village Hall, near Royal Wootton Bassett. read more

  • School fete fun Swindon Advertiser:

    SWINDON: Churchfields Academy will hold its summer fete on September 13 from 10am to 2pm, to celebrate 50 years of the school. Everyone is welcome and there will be activities for all ages. To book a stall call 01793 487286 read more

  • Wedding fair date Swindon Advertiser:

    TOWN CENTRE: The Wyvern Theatre’s first wedding fair will be held at the theatre on September 7 from 11am to 5pm. There will be lots of local suppliers on hand to give you inspiration for your big day. read more

  • Lot of laughs await you all Swindon Advertiser:

    SWINDON: Chuckles Comedy Club opens its doors to Mandy Knight, Simon Clayton and Alistair Barrie from 7pm tomorrow at MECA, Regent Circus. read more

  • Clowning around Swindon Advertiser:

    STRATTON: Hobbycraft staff will be clowning around this weekend as they host a circus themed weekend of fundraising at the store at St Margaret’s Retail Park. All funds raised will go to children’s hospice Helen and Douglas House and Naomi House. read more

  • Man bailed over ‘assault’ Swindon Advertiser:

    SWINDON: A man who is accused of assaulting a passenger on a train at Swindon railway station has been released on bail by a judge. read more

  • Simon Cowell reveals why he sacked Cheryl Cole

    The duo's friendship came to an abrupt end when Cowell, 54, fired the singer from the US show just weeks into her high-profile job. Cowell said that the judge, 31, who had "put on a bit of weight" and whose confidence had plummeted following the end of her marriage to Ashley Cole, had become unrecognisable. read more

  • Burglar stole precious medals

    A burglar who was told, “it doesn’t get much lower than stealing someone else’s medals” after taking the war decorations from a neighbour’s flat has walked free from court. read more

  • Dakota moved to four as Rosco sees a form boost Swindon Advertiser: New Robins' man Dakota North

    ALUN Rossiter is hoping to utilise Dakota North’s good form by moving him to number four as the Robins travel to King’s Lynn tonight. read more

  • Time running out to grab a charity grant Swindon Advertiser:

    THERE is still time for charities to apply for their share of an annual grant worth thousands of pounds from the Adver’s parent company. read more

  • Mum speaks out on dog attack in park Swindon Advertiser:

    A SEVEN-year-old girl has been left terrified after a Staffordshire bull terrier attacked her mother and their own pet dog while they were out walking. read more

  • Memories of a British golfing legend

    THE most successful European Ryder Cup captain of all time will be sharing his fondest memories with an audience at the Wyvern Theatre on September 11. read more

  • Police sign up to new conduct code Swindon Advertiser:

    POLICE will attempt to rebuild confidence in stop and search methods with a new code of conduct for all officers. read more

  • People see benefits as police get tough

    TWO months after a dispersal order was made for the Broadgreen and town centre areas, people are seeing the benefits as police officers use new powers. read more

  • Farm focal point of TV photo prizes Swindon Advertiser: Bill Bailey

    A FARM near Swindon will be featured on popular TV show Countryfile on Sunday. read more

  • Weather acts as big dampener on games Swindon Advertiser:

    WET weather is playing havoc with the attempts of Swindon Council and sports charity StreetGames to create a Commonwealth Games legacy in the town. read more

  • SAILING: Brant gets tooled up

    SHE MIGHT have left the Youth Olympic Games empty handed, but Swindon sailor Hanna Brant insists she heads home from Nanjing armoured with all the tools needed to succeed at the highest level. read more

  • Giant plant pots cause a big reaction

    GIANT plant pots installed along Clive Parade in Pinehurst over the past month have got tongues wagging among shopkeepers and residents. read more

  • Canal trust’s cruiser lifted from water for a holiday Swindon Advertiser:

    THE Wilts and Berks Canal Trust’s Swindon-based pleasure cruiser has gone on a working holiday to Melksham. read more

  • Kemble’s improved railway line will boost local economy

    £45m has now been sunk into the redoubling of the Swindon to Kemble rail line as the ambitious project was finally completed during bank holiday weekend. read more

  • Ernie PARKER

    Parker Ernie On 18th August 2014, peacefully at home, aged 100 years. A beloved husband of Margaret, much loved father of Malcolm, dear father-in-law of Jan and grampy of Adam and Richard. A dear man who will be sadly missed by all of his family and friends. Mourners may dress as they wish at the funeral on Thursday 4th September, 12.00 noon at Kingsdown Crematorium. Flowers may be sent c/o Pearce Funeral Services, 92 Ermin Street, Stratton St Margaret, SN3 4NN. Enq: 01793 832072 read more

  • Elizabeth JERMAIN

    JERMAIN Elizabeth 'Betty' On Sunday 17th August 2014, suddenly at home, aged 79. Beloved wife to Jack, loving mum to Kim, a wonderful nan to David and Simon and mother-in-law to Chris. Funeral service to take place at Kingsdown Crematorium on Friday 5th September at 10.30am. Family flowers only, but donations would be appreciated to 'Arthritis Research UK' c/o A E Smith & Son, Queens Drive, Swindon SN3 1AW Tel: 01793 522023 read more

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