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On lucky roll with casino’s takings

Swindon Advertiser:

5:30am Friday 22nd August 2014

PARTY planners have pledged up to £10,000 to the 160 Appeal from funds raised at their festive casino at Lydiard Park.

Hospital clamps down on violence against staff

Swindon Advertiser:

5:00am Monday 18th August 2014

WITH nearly 240 doctors and nurses assaulted by patients in the last year alone, the Great Western Hospital is clamping down on violence against staff with a new campaign reminding people that any form of verbal or physical abuse will not be tolerated.

Directorship ban for Manor Furniture's ex-bosses

Swindon Advertiser:

5:30am Saturday 16th August 2014

TWO former bosses of retailer Manor Furniture have been banned from holding directorships for five years after putting customers’ funds at unreasonable risk.

Town’s flab fight goes on

Swindon Advertiser:

5:00am Saturday 16th August 2014

DESPITE efforts to put the people of Swindon on a healthier path, the town remains the fat capital of Europe with more than 70 per cent of adults described as carrying excess weight.

Nursing new dreams

Swindon Advertiser:

5:30am Friday 15th August 2014

NURSING holds no more secrets for sixth formers keen to join the profession as they experienced the job directly from the ward at the Great Western Hospital.

Sexual health team making a difference

Swindon Advertiser:

5:30am Friday 15th August 2014

FROM educating youngsters at the heart of their communities to offering easily accessible and flexible sexual health services, normalising testing has been the Great Western Hospital’s main priority.

Liz has seen the light at last

Swindon Advertiser:

5:30am Friday 15th August 2014

NOW an impressive 3st lighter, reporter Liz Mackley is ready to throw herself out of a plane 10,000ft above firm ground for the 160 Appeal.

Dementia is up by a tenth

Swindon Advertiser: More help demanded for dementia patients in Yorkshire

5:30am Thursday 14th August 2014

DEMENTIA has taken a firm hold in Swindon with the number of sufferers growing by nearly ten per cent in just two years.

Support for fire strikers

Swindon Advertiser:

5:30am Thursday 14th August 2014

ACTIVISTS rallied behind striking firefighters in Swindon as they protested against a government move to raise retirement age and increase pension contributions.

Teen jobseeker faces dilemma

Swindon Advertiser:

5:30am Thursday 14th August 2014

SEEKING work since finishing college has been a continued struggle for 19-year-old Ben McEachern as red tape has forced him to pass up promising training opportunities for fear of losing his Jobseekers Allowance each step of the way, he has claimed.

Hospital admits medication error

Swindon Advertiser:

5:30am Wednesday 13th August 2014

A HOSPITAL gave a young mother medication she should not have received when she was eight weeks pregnant.

Amazing art goes on show at Post Modern

Swindon Advertiser:

5:00am Wednesday 13th August 2014

ART graduates have unveiled their maze-like installation at Artsite’s Post Modern following the very first residency at the town centre gallery.

Support cash for Asperger’s

Swindon Advertiser:

5:00am Wednesday 13th August 2014

NEW opportunities and greater community support will be available to people with Asperger syndrome in Swindon thanks to a £21,500 boost to the town’s autism charity DASH.

Another giant leap for Luca

Swindon Advertiser:

5:00am Tuesday 12th August 2014

ANOTHER day heralded a new milestone for Luca Railton who stretched his legs in the sea for the first time since moving to Florida and following three painful leg operations.

Ward revamp will improve dementia sufferers’ experience

Swindon Advertiser:

5:30am Tuesday 12th August 2014

KEEPING dementia patients’ anxiety to a minimum is at the heart of a £98,000 ward redesign to speed up their recovery and give them greater support at the Great Western Hospital.

Let’s focus on sexual health

Swindon Advertiser:

5:30am Tuesday 12th August 2014

SWINDON Pride saw the launch of the town’s first Sexual Health Week – a campaign designed not only to tackle the rise of infection but promote tolerance.

Successful children’s clinic cuts waiting times in A&E

Swindon Advertiser:

5:00am Saturday 9th August 2014

A NEW clinic dedicated to treating children outside of GP surgery hours has helped to alleviate pressure on A&E since its launch in January.

Cut in death rate boost for hospital

Swindon Advertiser:

5:30am Saturday 9th August 2014

MORTALITY rates at the Great Western Hospital are at their lowest since 2012 with 1,696 deaths reported in the last year.

Dynamic duo in saddle for London to Paris ride

Swindon Advertiser:

5:00am Friday 8th August 2014

CHILDHOOD friends Matt Luker and Mike Francis’s stamina and endurance were put to the ultimate test as they pedalled their way to Paris to ensure the future of end-of-life care in Swindon.

Trio are mad for mudder challenge

Swindon Advertiser:

5:00am Friday 8th August 2014

BROTHERS will wrestle with mud, climb army-style, jump over and dodge obstacles in memory of their aunt, whose determination to eradicate cancer was an inspiration to all.

It’s panto time

Swindon Advertiser:

5:00am Friday 8th August 2014

THE children’s ward at the Great Western Hospital echoed to cheers, giggles and rapturous song as literature’s most famous castaway, Robinson Crusoe, brought excitement and a welcome break from treatment to young patients.

We’re out to prove that breast is best

Swindon Advertiser:

5:30am Thursday 7th August 2014

TO mark World Breastfeeding Week, nurses and midwives at the Great Western Hospital are urging new mums to give their baby the best start in life and give breastfeeding a try.

Sam’s cooking up for a prize

Swindon Advertiser:

5:30am Thursday 7th August 2014

JUST five months after the launch of her online cake and baking shop, entrepreneur Samantha Whittingham has been shortlisted out of thousands of start-ups for a national award.

Vets set to get tough

Swindon Advertiser:

5:30am Thursday 7th August 2014

FROM the consultation room to the assault course, nurses at Drove Vets will tread unchartered territory at the Tough Mudder next week.

Tackling sex issues online

Swindon Advertiser: Guy Rooney

5:30am Wednesday 6th August 2014

AHEAD of Swindon Sexual Health Week this month, a new website has been unveiled to tackle the avoidable spread of diseases in the town.

Brother decides he’s jumping for Jayden

Swindon Advertiser:

5:30am Wednesday 6th August 2014

DESPITE shying away from interaction, 15-year-old Asperger’s sufferer Kieran Drapper will put his apprehension aside to freefall 3,000ft in a bid to allow his little brother to take his first steps.

Rents force Swindon charity shop closure

Swindon Advertiser:

5:30am Wednesday 6th August 2014

CRIPPLED by an ever-increasing rent, a charity shop in Old Town dedicated to the welfare of the children of Belarus has been left with no choice but to close down.

Kids have super day out at farm event

Swindon Advertiser:

5:30am Wednesday 6th August 2014

THE AVENGERS – and pals – assembled at Roves Farm yesterday to complete an obstacle course set to test the most powerful of superheroes.

Horsing around for horseless steeplechase

Swindon Advertiser:

5:30am Tuesday 5th August 2014

A HORSERACE minus faithful steeds was exactly what awaited challengers in Wroughton on Sunday.

Meeting ambulance target’s no mean feat

Swindon Advertiser: The new South Western Ambulance Service arrives today

5:30am Tuesday 5th August 2014

DESPITE an increase in the number of 999 calls received in the past year, paramedics succeeded in responding to incidents within the required target of eight minutes 75 per cent of the time.

Robot could help Swindon boy say mummy and daddy for the first time

Swindon Advertiser:

5:30am Tuesday 5th August 2014

AT five years old, Logan Franco-Franklin has never uttered a single word, held his baby brother in his arms, or joined in a game of football in the playground.

Questions are raised about staff at Swindon care home

Swindon Advertiser: The building at Cheney Manor where Lifeways Commuity Care has its headquarters

5:30am Tuesday 5th August 2014

QUESTIONS have been raised about staff’s ability to look after people with special needs at Lifeways Community Care in Swindon after it emerged teams received little supervision and appraisals had not been carried out for years.

Anger over cut in hours at surgery

Swindon Advertiser:

5:30am Saturday 2nd August 2014

PATIENTS have criticised added pressures placed on GPs, which they believe prompted Freshbrook Surgery’s controversial decision to reduce opening hours to three days a week.

Dealing with the return of gout

Swindon Advertiser:

5:00am Saturday 2nd August 2014

WIDESPREAD in the Victorian times, gout, is rearing its head again in Swindon with a 28 per cent rise in hospital admissions in the last year - and it could all be down to the town’s status as the fat capital of Europe.

Big push for boy in leukaemia struggle

Swindon Advertiser:

5:30am Friday 1st August 2014

AT just five years old, leukaemia sufferer Charlie Allen has embarked on his second course of chemotherapy – a painful treatment he will have to bear for the next three-and-a-half years.

160 APPEAL: Friends reward hospice for care

Swindon Advertiser:

5:30am Friday 1st August 2014

TWO years after a brain tumour claimed the life of their friend and colleague, an interior design team has collected nearly £18,500 for the hospice that cared for him when all hope of recovery was lost.

Public survey on £19m project to revamp museum

Swindon Advertiser:

5:30am Friday 1st August 2014

THE future of an ambitious cultural hub in Swindon has been placed in the hands of art lovers, schools and museum goers.

Road to recovery for police commissioner

Swindon Advertiser:

5:00am Thursday 31st July 2014

Suffering a cardiac arrest has tested Police and Crime Commissioner Angus Macpherson in a myriad of ways – challenging his memory, confidence and resilient personality.

Weighing in to aid young

Swindon Advertiser:

5:00am Wednesday 30th July 2014

YOUNGSTERS will be given the chance to kick-start a healthier lifestyle as part of a new initiative to prevent obesity.

Big decline shown in school age smokers

Swindon Advertiser:

5:30am Wednesday 30th July 2014

SMOKING among secondary school pupils in Swindon has more than halved over the past ten years, hitting a record low in 2013.

Hall spick and span

Swindon Advertiser:

5:30am Wednesday 30th July 2014

AN ARMY of professional cleaners descended on Savernake Street Social Hall in Old Town yesterday on a mission to restore the community centre to its former glory in time for a busy summer of activities.

Games on with a chance to try sports

Swindon Advertiser:

5:30am Tuesday 29th July 2014

THE activity du jour was American Football at Wharf Green yesterday as part of inSwindon’s answer to the Commonwealth Games.

Memorable day for dementia patients

Swindon Advertiser:

5:00am Tuesday 29th July 2014

WHILE dementia sufferers may be struggling with memory loss, speech and mental agility, this in no way means they have nothing left to look forward to in life.

NHS to foot op bills to get lad walking

Swindon Advertiser:

5:30am Monday 28th July 2014

CEREBRAL palsy sufferer Robbie Davies could soon take his very first steps following news that the costly operation he has been waiting to receive for more than three years will finally be available on the NHS.

Wakeskater makes waves by beating world record

Swindon Advertiser:

5:30am Monday 28th July 2014

GOLD-medallist wakeskater James Harrington realised a childhood dream when he beat the world record for the highest number of stunts performed in a minute on the board last month.

Cancer therapy on offer more widely

Swindon Advertiser:

5:30am Saturday 26th July 2014

PIONEERING breast cancer treatment will be available to up to 150 women with any type of tumour and of any age across Swindon on the NHS, it has been announced.

Plea for help wheeling patients around GWH

Swindon Advertiser:

5:00am Saturday 26th July 2014

THE UK’s only voluntary wheelchair escort service is urging people across Swindon to join its ranks and brighten up patients’ visits to the Great Western Hospital.

Health staff to ballot on industrial action

5:00am Saturday 26th July 2014

NURSE, midwives and paramedics in Swindon will be among more than 400,000 NHS workers across England to be balloted on industrial action over pay.

160 APPEAL: Liz is plummeting in more ways than one

Swindon Advertiser:

5:30am Friday 25th July 2014

WHEN reporter Liz Mackley signed up for a skydive to do her part for the Adver’s 160 Appeal, little did she know she would need to lose 3st for the privilege.

It’s all going swimmingly after my op

Swindon Advertiser:

5:30am Friday 25th July 2014

OLYMPIC and European swimming champion Brian Jenkins could not resist returning to the waters just 12 weeks after undergoing a major heart operation.

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