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THE LIST: 8 Swindon roundabouts that drive us round the bend

Swindon Advertiser: The Magic Roundabout

4:23pm Monday 18th August 2014

SWINDON is well-known for its roundabouts. The most famous of them all, the Magic Roundabout, is often discussed in hushed tones by road enthusiasts on the other side of the pond. It has received global recognition after being featured in the top 12 roundabouts in the world and has appeared in countless calendars compiled by the National Roundabout Appreciation Society.

THE LIST: 10 things to do around Swindon this weekend

Swindon Advertiser: X Factor star Marcus Collins heading to St Osyth.

3:32pm Thursday 7th August 2014

AS another weekend beckons we bring you the second in our new regular weekly slot giving you 10 things to do in and around Swindon.

THE LIST: 10 things to do around Swindon this weekend

Swindon Advertiser:

11:31am Friday 1st August 2014

STRUGGLING to find something to do this weekend? Need to keep the kids (or spouse) quiet? Welcome to the first of our new Friday features listing 10 things to do in and around the town at the weekend.

THE LIST...VIDEO SPECIAL WITH DAVID HAYE: 10 knockout ways to keep your pet cool

Swindon Advertiser:

2:45pm Friday 25th July 2014

FORMER boxing heavyweight champion of the world and I'm A Celebrity... Get Me Out of Here! contestant David ‘The Hayemaker’ Haye is back on our screens - this time as a weatherman for dogs.

THE LIST: Eye of the storm

Swindon Advertiser:

1:35pm Monday 21st July 2014

FOLLOWING Friday night's lightning, the skies of Swindon turned a dark shade of apocalyptic again ahead of Saturday's huge downpour.

THE LIST: 23 stunning pictures of Swindon's great storm

Swindon Advertiser: Our readers captured some stunning pictures of Friday's storm

2:11pm Monday 16th June 2014

FRIDAY the 13th provided the perfect eerie platform for one of the most visually stunning storms to hit Swindon in years.

THE LIST: The 12 most expensive properties currently on the market in Wiltshire

Swindon Advertiser: The £26m Manton House Estate recently put on the market by the Sangster family

6:35pm Friday 13th June 2014

FOLLOWING on from our recent list of high-end Swindon houses up for sale, we bring you a fresh countdown of property porn on an even higher level.

THE LIST: Swindon's top 10 most requested books

Swindon Advertiser: JK Rowling

3:35pm Tuesday 10th June 2014

AFTER the subjective storm created by our recent top 20 restaurants lists, we take shelter in more sedate territory: the library.

THE LIST...UPDATE: Swindon's 20 best restaurants, as voted by us...

Swindon Advertiser: Cappuccino crème brulee

5:00am Friday 6th June 2014

EARLIER this week we published a list of Swindon's 20 best restaurants, as voted by the public via Trip Advisor.

THE LIST: The 20 best restaurants in Swindon, as voted by you...

Swindon Advertiser: THE LIST: The 20 best restaurants in Swindon, as voted by you...

3:06pm Tuesday 3rd June 2014

IF you're debating where to go for a bite to eat this evening, here are Swindon's top 20 eateries as voted by by the town's diners on Trip Advisor.

THE LIST...UPDATE: Did you correctly identify the four aerial pics of Swindon in the early part of the 20th century?

Swindon Advertiser: Pics from the past

2:59pm Tuesday 27th May 2014

WE HAVE teamed up with English Heritage to bring you a selection of images taken from the skies above Swindon during the first half of the 20th century.

THE LIST: 15 half-term activities to keep the kids entertained

Swindon Advertiser:

3:51pm Wednesday 21st May 2014

It's the half-term holidays next week and there are plenty of activities going on around Swindon to keep the youngsters happy/entertained/quiet. 

THE LIST: Top 10 most expensive houses currently on the market in Swindon

Swindon Advertiser: The £799,950 four bedroom detached house, Field Rise, Old Town

1:18pm Monday 19th May 2014

WE'VE scoured the housing market in Swindon to bring you the 10 most expensive properties currently for sale in the town. Viewing highly recommended...

THE LIST: 15 things to do in Swindon on the hottest weekend of the year so far

Swindon Advertiser: The barbecues will be out in force this weekend - and you can rent a big one at Lydiard Park

12:23pm Friday 16th May 2014

WITH temperatures rising and the sun shining, we bring you our list of things to do in Swindon on what promises to be the warmest weekend of the year so far...

THE LIST: Top 10 Swindon Town goals of 2013/14

Swindon Advertiser: Ryan Mason celebrates his stunning strike against Wolves

5:44pm Friday 9th May 2014

Chief sports writer SAM MORSHEAD brings you his pick of the best Town goals scored this season...

THE LIST: 17 Swindon Town players named Smith

Swindon Advertiser: Swindon's Alex Smith     PIC: ROB NOYES/SWINDON TOWN

2:04pm Tuesday 6th May 2014

PAUL PLOWMAN dips into the County Ground archives again to bring you a list of Smiths that had varying degrees of success with Swindon Town. One died of pneumonia at 34, another retired after a bus ran over his foot and then there was the Smith who went on to play in the NFL for the New England Patriots...

Nile Ranger's turbulent past: 15 brushes with authority

Swindon Advertiser: Nile Ranger at court today

9:14am Tuesday 29th April 2014

SWINDON Town striker Nile Ranger will appear at Swindon Magistrates Court today having been charged with criminal damage following an incident at his Gordon Gardens home at the weekend.

THE LIST: 15 embarrassing cup defeats for Swindon Town

Swindon Advertiser: Wes Foderingham is beaten in the 2012 FA Cup defeat to Macclesfield at the County Ground

5:31pm Friday 4th April 2014

Paul Plowman trawls the archives to remind you of 15 Town outings you'd probably rather forget...

THE LIST: Ten non-existent books used as props in other stories

Swindon Advertiser: HP Lovecraft's Necronomicon

3:26pm Monday 31st March 2014

1. Necronomicon. Perhaps the most famous non-existent book of all. The invention of HP Lovecraft, a writer described by Stephen King as: “The 20th Century horror story’s dark and baroque prince.”

THE LIST: Ten species which menaced humanity in 1970s and 1980s pulp horror novels

Swindon Advertiser: Rattlers by Joseph L Gilmore (1979), in at number nine on our list

4:55pm Monday 24th March 2014

Barrie Hudson brings you a special top ten for fans of retro pulp horror...

THE LIST: 17 Swindon Town one-game wonders

Swindon Advertiser: Smith takes an educated gamble

4:57pm Monday 17th March 2014

SWINDON Town's history books are littered with accounts of players who have represented the club for years on end. This lot haven't. For good or for bad, here are 17 Swindon Town one-appearance wonders.

THE LIST: Life after Swindon Town...eight unusual jobs for the boys

Swindon Advertiser: Darren Bullock, midfield hard man turned window cleaner

12:48pm Friday 7th March 2014

FOOTBALLERS are so institutionalised by their sport that many of them stick with it in some capacity well beyond the end of their playing careers - as managers, coaches, scouts, commentators, writers and pundits.

Women want Chef's, but hold the Pickles - as they reveal the sexiest male professions.

Swindon Advertiser: Women want Chef's, but hold the Pickles - as they reveal the sexiest male professions.

9:47am Thursday 6th March 2014

A new study conducted by the UK's leading married dating site IllicitEncounters.com has revealed the male professions that women find the most attractive, and those more likely to find success when it comes to looking for romance online.

14 fun facts about Pancake Day and why we go flippin' crazy for Shrove Tuesday

Swindon Advertiser: The traditional lemon and sugar pancake

9:27am Wednesday 5th March 2014

March 4 is Pancake Day: How many did you eat? With frying pans at the ready it is one of our favourite days of the year -  Pancake Day!

THE LIST: Nine stages of facial hair evolution at Swindon Town

Swindon Advertiser: Brian Kilcline - former Town defender and king of all things hirsute (see number 8)

4:37pm Tuesday 25th February 2014

1. Grenville Morris and the Isosceles Triangle

10 things called 'Swindon' which aren't Swindon

Swindon Advertiser: The East Gill cave system

5:34pm Friday 21st February 2014

1. Swindon Hole. Part of the Ease Gill cave system in Cumbria, which is Britain’s longest at about 40 miles. Swindon Hole includes various passages and a pool.

Top 10 unusual/cringe-worthy chat-up lines

Swindon Advertiser: No 6...a fat penguin to break the ice

5:12pm Monday 17th February 2014

1. Do you have any raisins? How about a date then?

Top 10 worst to best unusual Valentine's presents

Swindon Advertiser: The things that people just love to hate about Valentine's

5:04pm Monday 17th February 2014

Top 10 worst to best unusual Valentine’s Day presents

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