A NEW police task force has been set up to target prolific offenders responsible for the majority of crime in the town.
POLICE dogs proved they could tweet as loud as they bark when they gave followers on a social network an insight into their busy working lives.
MENTAL health service users took time out to get physical yesterday.
ROYAL Wootton Bassett’s town crier will be shouting from the rooftops after he picked up another accolade at the weekend.
A GYM is looking for a new class of budding boxing stars as a professional trainer looks to put them through his school of hard knocks.
“I WITNESSED my wife trying to hang herself.
LADIES from the Upper Stratton Women’s Institute have donated £12,000 to the Great Western Hospital after a fall in membership forced them to disband.
I wish to respond to Mr Lehmann’s letter (Letters May 11) regarding my comments concerning the Duchess Way ‘short cut’.
JEFFERIES Les The family send their grateful thanks to all relatives, neighbours and friends for their kindness, messages of condolence and donations for the Prospect Hospice. In memory of our much loved Les.
King Margaret June Margaret’s family would like to thank everyone who attended her funeral service, the kind messages of sympathy and the donations gratefully received for Cats Protection in Margaret’s memory. With special thanks to John and his team at Pearce Funeral Services and also to the Revd. Geoffrey Gleed for all their efforts in making the service a special tribute to Margaret.
White Felix Mrs Doris White would like to thank all who attended the service for Felix and for the messages of condolence and sympathy cards received at this sad time. Special thanks to their children and grandchildren for their support and to Pastor Chambers and Pastor Brown and all the people at the church for their prayers.
COOK G R H I wish to thank family and friends for helping me to move into my new flat. Special thanks to Sylvia, Keith, Trudy and Jason. Thank you all once again.
ALLAN Elizabeth Rose Happy 18th Birthday today to our Princess. Hope everything you wish for comes true. Lots of love Mum, Dad, Daniel and Jack xxx
PRINZI Tracy Thanks for the last 25 years. All my love, Tony xxx
DOLPHIN Paul Taken from us on April 27, 2012, aged 35 years. Dearly loved partner of Rachael, adored daddy of Jenna, much loved son of Gary and Joy and dearly loved by all his family and many friends. Funeral service at Christ Church on Thursday May 24 at 1.45pm. Family flowers only please, but donations would be appreciated for Warwickshire & Northamptonshire Air Ambulance and Help for Heroes and may be made at uk.virginmoneygiving.com/ we_all_loved_dolph Enquiries: Hillier Funeral Service 01793 522797
COLE Rosalie Florence Passed away suddenly on April 30, 2012. Sadly missed by her friends, carers and Libby the cat. Funeral service to be held on Tuesday May 22 at 10.00am at Kingsdown Crematorium. Flowers welcome or donations to the W.H.C.T. c/o Co-operative Funeralcare, 4/5 Temple Street, Swindon, SN1 1SQ. Tel 01793 491091
EMBLING Gordon Passed away peacefully at home on May 13, 2012, aged 85 years. Much loved husband of the late Beryl, loving dad to Christine, father- in-law to Pete, dearly loved gramps to Hayley and Dale and partners, Kev and Kay and dearest great grandad to Emmy (and the two bumps). Gordon will be sadly missed but fondly remembered by his family and friends. Funeral service to be held at Kingsdown Crematorium on Wednesday May 23, 2012 at 2.15pm. Family flowers only, however donations for Prospect Hospice would be appreciated c/o Hillier Funeral Service, 170 Victoria Road, Swindon, SN1 3DF. Enquiries: 01793 522797
AN APPRENTICE electrician is lucky to be alive after he fell through a ceiling while working in the loft space of a Swindon youth centre.
TWO children a week come into care and need a foster family in Swindon, the town’s fostering service has revealed.
CLASSMATES of cerebral palsy sufferer Corey Cummings are planning a busy timetable of fundraising in a bid to help him walk.
THE audience at the Arts Centre last night may have been small, but it was perfectly formed.
THE story of cellist and composer Janie Price enthralled the lunchtime audience at the Arts Centre Yesterday.
TWO white flowering cherry trees were planted in Queen’s Park yesterday to mark the Jubilee.
HIP hop choreographer Banxy, in association with Swindon Dance, will be holding auditions to look for talented youngsters with urban dance skills to take part in a special Olympic event.
THE first of this year’s Swindon Bowl shows takes place on May 26 – and the fun kicks off with the Warsaw Village Band.
ONE of Swindon’s finest steam engines has been enchanting the crowds up north following an extensive overhaul.
Comedian Andy Hamilton has been forced to cancel his gig at the Wyvern Theatre tonight due to ill health.
A SWINDON-based equipment hire company has been fined for continuing unsafe working practices and ignoring safety warnings from the Health and Safety Executive.
THE founder of the Stephen Lawrence Trust will be the main speaker at a GMB union public meeting tonight.
A SWINDON insurance broker is warning businesses in the area to take precautions as the theft of catalytic converters from fleet vehicles increases.
THE 1,000th baby to be born at the White Horse Birth Centre was welcomed into the world yesterday morning.
TORCHBEARERS across the town are getting ready to light up Swindon as they prepare for the big day.
A MAN who tried to rape a woman just before Christmas last year has been jailed for five years and four months.
TEAM Bath’s Guy Landon took victory in the 33-mile trail race at the Marlborough Downs Challenge on Saturday.
ED KILBEE bludgeoned an unbeaten century as Wiltshire cruised to a thumping MCCA Trophy victory over Lincolnshire on Sunday.
Nationwide House enjoyed their first taste of victory in 2012 with a five-run win against Wootton Bassett at Pipers Way.
RODBOURNE have clinched the Swindon Sunday League Division Two title after winning a dramatic play-off against Inter Sandgate.
SWINDON Wildcats have continued to strengthen their roster with the re-signing of forward Nicky Watt ahead of the 2012/13 English Premier League campaign.
POOLE and Lakeside will pay tribute to Lee Richardson when the two sides meet in the Elite League at Wimborne Road tonight.
DAVE Webb has revealed it was an ‘absolute honour’ to be appointed manager of Swindon Supermarine and says the opportunity was too good to turn down.
AT ONE point during the Ironman 70.3 Mallorca, Emma-Kate Lidbury had severe doubts about whether she would finish the race, let alone win it.
WHEN will Goatacre stop winning games of cricket?