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  • SPEEDWAY: Swindon Robin 45, Poole Pirates 47

    SWINDON Robins suffered their second defeat in a day to Poole Pirates as the visitors claimed a thrilling 47-45 success at the Abbey Stadium. read more

  • SPEEDWAY LIVE: Swindon Robins v Poole Pirates

    Join sports reporter Michael Reeves for all the action of Swindon Robins' second meeting with Poole Pirates this Good Friday. read more

  • Howell misses the cut in Kuala Lumpur

    SWINDON’S David Howell finished four shots adrift of the cut at the Maybank Malyasian Open in Kuala Lumpur yesterday. read more

  • Chablis? C’est chic!

    Sam Wylie-Harris heads to Burgundy and samples the fine whites of Chablis read more

  • Worth the trip just for the chips

    EMMA DUNN finds a new favourite restaurant in Cricklade read more

  • Snacks for life

    Right now, the media is full of reports about the rising obesity epidemic and the endless list of diseases associated with being overweight and having a poor diet, including heart disease, type 2 diabetes and certain cancers. read more

  • THE CHEF'S TABLE: Ariel Wojdylo

    This week it’s the turn of ARIEL WOJDYLO, chef at Bottelinos at The Pattern Store. Call 01793 887710 read more

  • FOOD FOR THOUGHT: Heather Mitchell

    Heather Mitchell, the CEO of SEQOL, tells us about her life with food read more

  • TAKE AWAY: A night with the red hot chillies Swindon Advertiser: Olivio's, Old Town

    Olivio’s Mexican and Italian bar restaurant read more

  • OFF TO MARKET: Happy Easter from Gerb! Swindon Advertiser: Kardien Gerbrands

    Kardien Gerbrands – aka Gerb – on what’s going on at Swindon’s farmers’ markets read more

  • PUB CRAWL: The Abbey Mead

    THE ABBEY MEAD read more

  • A BIT OF A MOUTHFUL: Come dine with me? Swindon Advertiser: Shareen Campbell and Phil Saunter

    Shareen Campbell and Phil Saunter, owners of Los Gatos and Bistro Les Chats in Wood Street, and the Swindon Business People of the Year, talk about life in the restaurant business read more

  • College open day

    SWINDON: Swindon College will hold an open day for prospective students on Thursday, April 24 between 5pm and 7pm. For further information on courses or any other aspect of starting college, contact the Student Services team on 0800 7312250 or 01793 491591. Or email student services@swindon-college.ac.uk read more

  • Diabetes advice

    OLD TOWN: Advice on how to cope with Type 2 Diabetes will be offered to patients at an information evening at Old Town Surgery on Wednesday, April 23 at 6.30pm. For further information call 01793 616057, email ppg.ots@nhs.net or go to www.oldtownsurgery.com read more

  • Having fun to help little boy

    STRATTON: An Easter Sunday fun day in support of three-year-old cerebral palsy sufferer Jayden-Vito Mazzotta-Drapper will take place at Kembrey Park from 12pm. read more

  • A record event

    TOWN CENTRE: Music fans can enjoy live performances and get their hands on rare vinyls by visiting Red House Records tomorrow (sat) and Sunday. The store, in Faringdon Road, is taking part in the annual Record Store Day which champions independent music shops. read more

  • Having a laugh

    CRICKLADE: A comedy night is taking place at Cricklade House tonight beginning at 7pm. For more details call 01793 750751 or visit www.crickladehotel.co.uk. read more

  • Make date with Bunny

    TOWN CENTRE: Children in Swindon still have time to visit the Easter Bunny during half term in his garden on the first floor of the Brunel Plaza. Opening times are Monday to Saturday 11.45am to 5.30pm and 11.45am until 4pm on Sundays. read more

  • Hunt for eggs

    WROUGHTON: An Easter egg hunt is taking place at Studley Grange Craft Village and Butterfly World between 10am and 6pm today). For more information call 01793 852400 or visit www.studleygrange.co.uk. read more

  • If you love a book then share it

    BOOKWORMS are being invited to a literary celebration at Swindon’s Central Library next week. read more

  • Biker's demonstration is a roaring example

    THE demonstration by Swindon bikers against selfish parkers at Asda Walmart was a model of how such things should be done. read more

  • Not so Grand race

    ANYONE who has knowledge of equines and cares for their welfare would not support such events as the so-called Grand National. read more

  • No time to waste

    THE latest UN Climate Report warns us that the world is heading towards catastrophic climate change but that if we take concerted action now we can avoid such a fate. read more

  • Asbestos warning

    Emmerdale’s latest storyline featuring a young girl diagnosed with mesothelioma is welcome, as it helps organisations like the UK Asbestos Training Association (UKATA) challenge the commonly held view that asbestos related diseases like mesothelioma are a thing of the past and an old man’s disease – when thanks to asbestos, nothing could be further from the truth. read more

  • No say over schools

    I was quite surprised to read the article about another free secondary school to be opened in the very near future, although it hasn’t a site. read more

  • Mum's the word

    OAKTREE: A new course for mothers-to-be will start on April 22 at Oaktree Annexe. To find out more call 01225 792500. read more

  • B-Wise Brownies

    SWINDON: Girl guides will celebrate the Big Brownie Birthday at their B-Wise Sleepover on Saturday, April 26 and Sunday 27 at The National Trust HQ. More than 200 Brownies and 39 unit leaders will come together at the event from 9am on Saturday to 10am on Sunday. Fifty-nine Brownies and 15 leaders will also take part in the B-Wise Challenge. read more

  • Story time at hospital

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

  • Traffic delays

    WROUGHTON: Delays are possible in and around Moormead Road from today. BT needs to locate and excavate a blockage near the Three Tuns roundabout and may disrupt motorists as a result. Work should finish next Wednesday. read more

  • Go ahead for sign

    HIGHWORTH: The King and Queen Inn, based in High Street, has received planning permission from Swindon Council to put up a new illuminated sign at the front of the pub. read more

  • Ask questions

    GWH: The next Great Western Hospital Trust’s board meeting will be held on April 24 between 2pm and 5pm in GWH Lecture Hall 1, The Academy. Anyone is able to submit a question to the board by emailing questions in advance to comms@gwh.nhs.uk. read more

  • Cyclist is stable

    SWINDON: The cyclist involved in an accident on the Great Western Way on Monday is currently stable in hospital, with potentially life threatening injuries. The 69-year-old man suffered chest and shoulder injuries in the accident involving a van near Barnfield. Anyone with information can call police on 101. read more

  • Try bowls at open event

    FERNDALE: Swindon North End Bowls Club, in St Mark’s Recreation Ground, off Ipswich Street, will be opening its green tomorrow at 2.30pm. There is also an open evening on Friday, April 25, from 6pm. read more

  • GBH court date

    TOWN CENTRE: Ashley McGregor, 28, of Drakes Way, will appear at Swindon Crown Court next Friday, charged with grievous bodily harm without intent following a November 10 incident in Bridge Street, last year. read more

  • ASBO arrests

    TOWN CENTRE: Two people were arrested for breaching their ASBOs in the town centre on Wednesday; one was charged and one is awaiting interview. One male was also taken into custody awaiting interview accused of committing a racially aggravated assault. read more

  • M4 closed for man spotted on bridge Swindon Advertiser:

    THE M4 was closed in both directions yesterday morning after a man was spotted on an overbridge. read more

  • Teenager on stolen bike

    NORTH SWINDON: A 16-year-old boy was arrested on Tuesday following reports of a youth riding a motorbike on the footpaths and green areas of North Swindon. He was traced to St Andrew’s Ridge by a local PCSO supported by 999 response colleagues. read more

  • SPEEDWAY: Poole Pirates 56, Swindon Robins 34

    SWINDON Robins suffered a heavy Elite League defeat in the opening leg of their double-header at Poole Pirates. read more

  • Kids are climbing the walls over the holidays Swindon Advertiser: Kids are climbing the walls over the holidays

    A GROUP of children scaled new heights this week when they took part in a climbing holiday camp at The Link Centre. read more

  • Simon Cowell 'dreading son audition plea'

    The new series, with a judging panel of Cowell, Alesha Dixon, David Walliams and Amanda Holden, starts on Saturday night and Cowell suggested he does not want his son to be act in the future. read more

  • SPEEDWAY LIVE: Poole Pirate v Swindon Robins

    Join sports reporter Michael Reeves as he brings you all the action from Swindon Robins' Elite League and Elite Shield double-header. read more

  • Burst main leaves 30 houses without water in Dixon Street Swindon Advertiser: Burst main leaves 30 houses without water in Dixon Street

    THIRTY houses were without water in Dixon Street today, with streams flowing across surrounding roads after a main burst outside Swindon Moravian Church last night. read more

  • Garlic: The taste that loves to linger

    Love it or loathe it, there’s no getting away from the fact that garlic is a big part of our diet. On the eve of National Garlic Day, EMMA DUNN visits a farm where bulbs are grown by the metre read more

  • Investigation underway after body of man found in Devizes canal

    AN investigation is underway after the body of a male was discovered in the Kennet and Avon canal in Devizes this morning. read more

  • DAN THE FAN: Facing a battle to hang on to prospects

    LOUIS Thompson’s second goal in three games saw Town pick up another impressive home win against Brentford in this unpredictable season on Saturday. read more

  • Wiltshire's wind farm proximity policy blown away Swindon Advertiser: Rowena Quantrill and Sophy Fearnley-Whittingstall, of the Clean Energy Alliance, have welcomed a ruling that a council could not impose a 1.2km separation distance between wind turbines and homes

    Green energy campaigners are celebrating after the inspector ordered Wiltshire Council to delete its policy on wind farms from the Core Strategy. read more

  • Couple tell of horror at river death discovery

    WEDDING guest Helen Lesley Jones has been named as the woman found dead in a Glouces-tershire river at the weekend. read more

  • Bikers all revved up for parking victory

    BIKERS have won a victory in the battle over parking spaces after staging a peaceful protest outside Asda Walmart. read more

  • Let’s not forget the true meaning of Easter

    FOR some Easter is a time to enjoy an extended break and feast on chocolate but for others it holds far greater significance. read more

  • The £40,000 benefit scam

    A COUPLE who plundered nearly £40,000 in benefits by setting up a bogus claim have walked free from court. read more

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