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Breaking news Teenager arrested on suspicion of attempted murder following Town Gardens stabbing

Swindon Advertiser:

1:31pm Monday 28th July 2014

An 18-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder following an assault in Swindon last week.

Rail passengers face weekend of disruption due to line works

Swindon Advertiser: Passengers will be ferried through Wiltshire by First Great Western for another three years

1:11pm Monday 28th July 2014

FiIRST Great Western is encouraging customers travelling between Saturday, August 2 and Sunday, August 3 to check journey times and routes prior to travelling, as improvements works take place across the Great Western Main Line.

GREAT WAR CENTENARY: Letters from the battlefront

Swindon Advertiser:

4:41pm Monday 28th July 2014

THERE are no better words to describe the reality of life in the trenches than those of the men who were there. Here we print some of the letters sent by two who perished and excerpts from the unpublished autobiography of a third who survived into old age...but was never the same again.

GREAT WAR CENTENARY: Five years that changed a town

Swindon Advertiser:

4:26pm Monday 28th July 2014

World War One began 100 years ago today and those who were lucky enough to return from conflict came home to a place very different to the one they left behind...

Lyneham pensioner may be jailed over £16k benefit fraud

Swindon Advertiser: Sumon Gurung pleaded not guilty to charges of possession with intent to supply, at Swindon Crown Court

12:00pm Monday 28th July 2014

A LYNEHAM pensioner who claimed nearly £16,000 of pounds in benefits he was not entitled to could be jailed.

End of the line for Next store

Swindon Advertiser:

10:08am Monday 28th July 2014

ONE of the town centre’s best loved clothing outlets has shut up shop for the final time.

Police renew appeal for witnesses to A350 triple fatal crash at Semington

Swindon Advertiser:

10:30am Monday 28th July 2014

WILTSHIRE Police are renewing the appeal for witnesses following a crash in which three people died.

Waste fire is still burning a week on

Swindon Advertiser:

5:30am Monday 28th July 2014

FIREFIGHTERS are still dealing with the blaze at Averies Recycling a week after it first broke out, with investigations into its cause continuing.

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.

GREAT WAR CENTENARY: Business (not) as usual

Swindon Advertiser:

5:09pm Monday 28th July 2014

Although many workers went off to war, the Works and other firms found ways to maintain production... 

Six alleged drug dealers released on bail

Swindon Advertiser: Katherine Applegate did not enter a plea at Swindon Crown Court

10:31am Monday 28th July 2014

SIX people who are accused of conspiracy to supply heroin and cocaine in Swindon have been released on bail by a judge.

Town’s GPs get the thumbs up in poll

Swindon Advertiser:

5:30am Monday 28th July 2014

RESIDENTS have rated Swindon’s GP services as among the top third across the country in the latest survey from NHS England.

Events pay tribute to fallen heroes

Swindon Advertiser:

5:30am Monday 28th July 2014

TODAY the Swindon Advertiser commemorates the centenary of the First World War and honours all those whose lives were touch by it.

GREAT WAR CENTENARY: From one superpower to another

Swindon Advertiser:

5:24pm Monday 28th July 2014

Broome Manor man's unique memorabilia reveals how the Kaiser lost his rag...

Helping families stay cool as tensions soar during summer holidays

Swindon Advertiser: Have a ‘good’ argument

10:17am Monday 28th July 2014

RELATIONSHIP charity Relate Gloucestershire and Swindon is giving advice to families about coping with one another during the summer holidays.

Town embraces its first free art attack

Swindon Advertiser:

5:30am Monday 28th July 2014

ART lovers had a free-for-all in the sunshine around the town as Swindon’s first Free Art Friday was launched over the weekend.

GREAT WAR CENTENARY: Making our boys feel better

Swindon Advertiser:

5:13pm Monday 28th July 2014

It may house a health hydro today, but the Milton Road baths were turned over to the Red Cross for the first year of the war...

Hundreds head to Lydiard Park for fundraiser

Swindon Advertiser:

5:30am Monday 28th July 2014

HUNDREDS flooded Lydiard Park this weekend after Ashley Waldron’s brother inspired him to hold an event and raise awareness of a mentoring project for disaffected youngsters.

Pop-up vintage shop is now here to stay

Swindon Advertiser:

5:30am Monday 28th July 2014

INDEPENDENT shops are vital to the high street, according to Swindon’s vintage clothes and homewares store Carry on Vintage.

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.

Shop to turn vintage stereos gift into charity cash

Swindon Advertiser:

5:30am Monday 28th July 2014

ECHOES of Swindon’s proud history as a maker of high-class stereos are being heard at Holmes Music.

Commonwealth Games inspires sports galore at Wharf Green workshops

Swindon Advertiser:

5:30am Monday 28th July 2014

CHILDREN took inspiration from the Commonwealth Games when they took part in Wharf Green sports workshops over the weekend.

WOMAD delivers a weekend with global appeal

Swindon Advertiser:

5:30am Monday 28th July 2014

“WE are Hungarian, of Serbian and Croatian descent, we are going to play a Macedonian song in a Turkish style on Chinese instruments….this could be world music.” It certainly ticks a lot of boxes.

Slimming World group weighs in to support Race for Life

Swindon Advertiser:

5:30am Monday 28th July 2014

DOZENS turned out for Slimming World’s take on the Race for Life and walked, ran, or sprinted their way around Coate Water for charity.

Fewer children lighting up

Swindon Advertiser: 20 Brighton and Hove children start smoking every week

2:58pm Monday 28th July 2014

SMOKING rates among children have hit an all-time low according to the latest figures from the Health and Social Care Information Centre (HSCIC).

Promoted Article: Join the World's Biggest Coffee Morning with Macmillan

Swindon Advertiser: World's Biggest Coffee Morning

11:00am Monday 28th July 2014

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

Three people dead in A350 crash near Semington

Swindon Advertiser:

10:29am Sunday 27th July 2014

THREE people were killed in a crash on the A350 at Semington this morning.

VIDEO: Didcot power station towers demolished

Swindon Advertiser:

12:41pm Sunday 27th July 2014

IN a cloud of smoke and with a thunderous blast three historic towers were demolished today after dominating the skyline of a nearby town for more than four decades.

Ice cream war has a meltdown

Swindon Advertiser:

5:00am Saturday 26th July 2014

AN ice cream vendor claims he was beaten up by a rival in a turf wars incident in West Swindon.

Police patrol park after knife fight

Swindon Advertiser:

5:30am Saturday 26th July 2014

POLICE are stepping up patrols around the Town Gardens as they hunt three suspects in relation to the stabbing which took place on Thursday.

Pizza driver guilty of sex activity with girl

Swindon Advertiser: Sumon Gurung pleaded not guilty to charges of possession with intent to supply, at Swindon Crown Court

5:30am Saturday 26th July 2014

A PIZZA delivery driver has warned he could be facing a jail term after he was found guilty of sexual activity with a child.

Police warning after cyclist is attacked by badger

Swindon Advertiser: It is not known how many badgers are in Bolton

9:00am Saturday 26th July 2014

A CYCLIST had a close shave with a badger on the path by Thamesdown Drive this week.

Man accused of assaulting his mum and stealing her phone

Swindon Advertiser: Lee Page pleaded not guilty at Swindon Crown

8:00am Saturday 26th July 2014

A MAN who is accused of assaulting his mum in breach of a restraining order has been remanded in custody by a judge.

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.

£95k pay-out for rail worker

Swindon Advertiser: Lawyer Brigitte Chandler

5:00am Saturday 26th July 2014

A SWINDON family has received £95,000 in compensation from British Rail following the death of a former labourer who was exposed to asbestos more than 50 years ago.

A new lease of life for canalside pub

Swindon Advertiser:

5:00am Saturday 26th July 2014

THE Wilts and Berks Canal Trust has bought the historic pub The Peterborough Arms at Dauntsey Lock from Wadworth Brewery and plans to reopen it as soon as possible.

Row has broken out over care home bid

Swindon Advertiser:

5:00am Saturday 26th July 2014

A DISPUTE has erupted over a proposed care home for autistic adults in a residential area of Liden with residents reacting strongly to the plans.

Protesters call for peace in Gaza

Swindon Advertiser:

5:00am Saturday 26th July 2014

MORE than 2,000 Muslims lined the streets of Broadgreen and Gorse Hill yesterday to show their solidarity with the victims of the conflict in Palestine and to call for peace in the region.

Great gran marks 100 golden years

Swindon Advertiser:

5:00am Saturday 26th July 2014

CENTENARIAN Lilian Clarke was the belle of the ball when she celebrated her 100th birthday with her family.

A little touch of La Rue glamour

Swindon Advertiser:

5:30am Saturday 26th July 2014

ONE of the world’s best-loved dame’s most extravagant costumes is now on display in a special exhibition at the Wyvern Theatre.

Cheeky beaky totally at home

Swindon Advertiser:

5:30am Saturday 26th July 2014

THIS striking tawny frogmouth chick is being hand-reared by bird-keeper Jade Stott at Cotswold Wildlife Park.

Share your experiences of crime

Swindon Advertiser: Crime commissioner Angus Macpherson

5:30am Saturday 26th July 2014

POLICE and Crime Commissioner Angus Macpherson has renewed his call to victims of crime to let him know about their experiences.

Art takes to the streets in special free-for-all

Swindon Advertiser:

5:30am Saturday 26th July 2014

ART LOVERS will be leaping out of their beds this morning to go on a hunt around Swindon for more than 190 pieces of free art.

League officials are back in court

Swindon Advertiser: Sumon Gurung pleaded not guilty to charges of possession with intent to supply, at Swindon Crown Court

5:30am Saturday 26th July 2014

TWO former football officials have appeared in court charged with committing an alleged £200,000 fraud while they were running one of the country’s biggest youth leagues.

Farewell to a true lady

Swindon Advertiser:

5:00am Saturday 26th July 2014

“SHE was a lady, and never left the house without a hat on,” said the niece of centenarian Phyllis Oborne, who died peacefully in her sleep last week.

Teachers get in the saddle to help good cause

Swindon Advertiser:

5:00am Saturday 26th July 2014

TEACHERS at Nova Hreod School raised more than £400 for Children’s Cancer And Leukaemia Movement (CALM) after cycling to Bournemouth.

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.

Youngsters get on their skates in the town center

Swindon Advertiser:

5:00am Saturday 26th July 2014

WHEELIE good fun was on offer to people of all ages yesterday as part of Wharf Green’s summer sports programme.

Special event will remember the WWI fallen

5:00am Saturday 26th July 2014

IT IS now less than a week until a special countywide event takes place to commemorate the sacrifice made by 10,000 Wiltshire soldiers during the First World War.







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