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Children's centre consultation gets go-ahead

Swindon Advertiser: Swindon Borough Council is looking for someone to serve on an independent panel  to decide pay for councillors

8:41pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

THE Cabinet agreed tonight to move forward with a consultation on the future of children’s centres.

Six-year-old crash victim identified

Swindon Advertiser:

4:12pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

THE six-year-old girl who died in the single vehicle road traffic collision close to Marston Meysey on Saturday has been formally identified.

Teenager Ashley took his own life, inquest hears

Swindon Advertiser: Ashley McKinnon, who died after falling from the roof of the Wyvern Car Park

3:48pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

TEENAGER Ashley Paul McKinnon, who fell from the Wyvern car park, took his own life, an inquest heard.

Swindon woman drowned after tiff with lesbian lover

Swindon Advertiser:

2:06pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

HELEN Jones drowned in a pretty Cotswold river after a tiff with her girlfriend over whether their hotel bedroom window should be open or shut, an inquest heard today.

Girl, 15, slept with pizza delivery man in exchange for booze, court hears

Swindon Advertiser: Lee Page pleaded not guilty at Swindon Crown

2:15pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

A 15-YEAR-OLD girl slept with a pizza delivery driver so he would buy her booze to take to a party, a jury was told.

Firefighters remain at Monday's waste fire

Swindon Advertiser:

2:02pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

WILTSHIRE Fire & Rescue Service is maintaining a presence at the site of a significant waste fire in Swindon.

Pair accused of blackmail and falsely imprisoning woman

Swindon Advertiser: Swindon Crown Court

12:04pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

TWO men who are charged with blackmail and false imprisonment have been remanded in custody by a judge.

Police issue warning after spate of burglaries in Purton

Swindon Advertiser:

10:59am Wednesday 23rd July 2014

HOMEOWNERS in Purton are being asked to be more vigilant following a spate of burglaries in the village.

Inquest into the death of teenager Ashley Mckinnon to be held today

Swindon Advertiser: Ashley McKinnon, who died after falling from the roof of the Wyvern Car Park

10:16am Wednesday 23rd July 2014

THE inquest into the death of teenager Ashley Mckinnon will be held today.

Mums march to halt the centre closures

Swindon Advertiser:

5:30am Wednesday 23rd July 2014

A HUGE crowd of concerned parents protested against Swindon Council’s proposals to close seven of the town’s 12 children’s centres.

Tip inferno firm had a warning over safety

Swindon Advertiser:

5:30am Wednesday 23rd July 2014

SAFETY concerns were raised two weeks ago with the owner of Averies Recycling, the waste plant near Greenbridge, which went up in smoke on Monday evening.

Wonderful, wonderful WOMAD

Swindon Advertiser:

3:15pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

AS the sun beats down on a lazy Sunday afternoon in the green baize of the Wiltshire countryside a troupe of Pakistani devotional singers, strikingly draped in silky orange stage costumes, marches in unison from an open-air arena where they have just performed a heartfelt set of choral, call-and-response pieces.

Two remanded in custody for burglary while armed with metal pole

Swindon Advertiser: Scales of Justice

12:07pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

TWO men who are accused of burgling a home while armed with a metal pole have been remanded in custody by a judge.

Farmer fined after mud causes crash

Swindon Advertiser:

5:00am Wednesday 23rd July 2014

A FARMER has been fined more than £1,000 after being found guilty of causing a collision on the A420 by dumping mud in the road.

MP welcomes falling crime rate

Swindon Advertiser: MP James Gray

3:20pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

THE MP for North Wiltshire, James Gray, has welcomed the news that crime rates in the constituency are falling.

Fundraiser will be smashing

Swindon Advertiser:

5:00am Wednesday 23rd July 2014

INSPIRED by his brother’s work mentoring teenagers from difficult backgrounds across town, Ashley Waldron will do his part for disaffected youngsters at his very first fundraiser, The Big Swindon Event, on Saturday.

Better help for sex workers

Swindon Advertiser:

5:00am Wednesday 23rd July 2014

SEX workers in Swindon will no longer be slapped with a fine and sent on their way due to new initiatives launched this month to support prostitutes in the Broadgreen area.

Friend also pestered by pizza delivery man

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

5:00am Wednesday 23rd July 2014

THE best friend of a 15-year-old girl who claims she was raped by a pizza delivery driver has told a court he also pestered her for sex.

Plans drawn up to cut flood risk

Swindon Advertiser:

5:00am Wednesday 23rd July 2014

A STRATEGY has been developed by the council to help manage flood risk in Swindon and is set to be approved later this year.

Pole dancer demands respect at work

Swindon Advertiser:

5:00am Wednesday 23rd July 2014

POLE Dancer Alice Lavery may go to work in her underwear, but she still expects the utmost respect from her customers.

Tour de Swindon cyclists zoom to grand finale

Swindon Advertiser:

2:31pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

FAMILIES are being invited to mark the end of the second Tour de Swindon with a Grand Finale cycling fun day at Coate Water.

Homes plan in the spotlight

Swindon Advertiser:

5:00am Wednesday 23rd July 2014

HUNDREDS of residents packed Lotmead Business Village yesterday afternoon to view proposals for 2,600 homes at a public exhibition.

Extra cash for schools

Swindon Advertiser: James Gray

3:34pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

SCHOOLS in North Wiltshire will benefit from a funding increase following a Government announcement last week.

Take art to heart

Swindon Advertiser:

5:30am Wednesday 23rd July 2014

SWINDON will be showered with art this weekend when more than 170 pieces are left in places around the town for people to take home for free.

Long ride ends well

Swindon Advertiser:

5:00am Wednesday 23rd July 2014

HALFWAY between Land’s End and Highworth, it suddenly dawned on Dr John Bestwick that he had bitten off more than he could chew, but this realisation did not stop him from completing a 300-mile cycle ride in support of Gloucester House.

Pop into new shop that’s well dressed

Swindon Advertiser:

5:00am Wednesday 23rd July 2014

LOCAL charity Empower will be expanding its fundraising onto a whole new level when it opens its pop-up shop next month.

Motorists facing seven weeks of hell as part of A420 closes

Swindon Advertiser:

5:30am Tuesday 22nd July 2014

COMMUTERS are bracing themselves for almost two months of road chaos when a section of the A420 is closed from tomorrow.

Firefighters still at site of huge waste fire in Swindon this morning

Swindon Advertiser:

8:29am Tuesday 22nd July 2014

Firefighters are still tackling the huge waste fire that broke out last night at Averies Recycling in Marshgate, Swindon.

Neighbours of waste firm blaze fear effects of fumes

Swindon Advertiser:

6:00am Tuesday 22nd July 2014

As many commuters made their way home last night they were met with the sight of black smoke billowing into the air, visible from miles around.

Fire crews battle through the night to tackle waste firm blaze

Swindon Advertiser:

6:00am Tuesday 22nd July 2014

Firefighters abandoned strike action to worked through the night battling a major fire at a recycling plant which sent thick black smoke across the town.

Pizza man accused of raping girl, 15

5:00am Tuesday 22nd July 2014

A PIZZA delivery driver raped a 15-year-old girl after agreeing to give her a lift home when she was stranded alone on a night out, a jury has been told.

Man's free flowers turn out to be rare and deadly

Swindon Advertiser:

5:00am Tuesday 22nd July 2014

A KEEN gardener from Wroughton has claimed that a pack of wild flower seeds he won through BBC’s Countryfile and proceeded to cultivate in his garden contained a deadly plant until now believed to be extinct.

Fresh call for MP Buckland to give up top role

Swindon Advertiser:

5:00am Tuesday 22nd July 2014

THE political row surrounding South Swindon MP Robert Buckland rumbled on yesterday as a senior member of the Labour Party called for him to stand down.

Keep safe this summer, say firefighters

Swindon Advertiser: The Compasses at Pattiswick Family Fun Day

5:30am Tuesday 22nd July 2014

WILTSHIRE Fire and Rescue Service is warning people to take care when enjoying a barbecue this summer.

Mums to protest at centre closures

Swindon Advertiser:

5:30am Tuesday 22nd July 2014

ANGRY mums will stage a protest today against plans to close a number of children’s centres.

Fire crews kept busy as storm hits

Swindon Advertiser: Lightning storm - Bolton July 19, 2014

5:30am Tuesday 22nd July 2014

WILTSHIRE Fire And Rescue Service attended more than 30 incidents related to the weather during the storms on Saturday.

Moving tribute paid to stabbing victim

Swindon Advertiser:

5:30am Tuesday 22nd July 2014

THE funeral of Aulton Thomas Rogers, known as Tom,took place yesterday when his family paid a moving tribute.

Plans drawn up to cut flood risk

Swindon Advertiser:

5:00am Tuesday 22nd July 2014

A STRATEGY has been developed by the council to help manage flood risk in Swindon and is set to be approved later this year.

Judge’s bad maths blamed for jail term cut

Swindon Advertiser:

5:00am Tuesday 22nd July 2014

A THREE-strike burglar who broke in to the flat of a friend’s neighbour has had his jail term cut by three months because of a judge’s poor maths.

70 years of love for starry-eyed couple

Swindon Advertiser:

5:27pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

AN ever so slightly forward suitor, generous servings of homemade apple pie and of course unconditional love have proved the secret to longevity for Marjorie and Lionel Sheppard who celebrated 70 years together this month.

Couple push on with hospice fundraising

5:00am Tuesday 22nd July 2014

PASSERS-by would have been forgiven for thinking they had landed in a scene from Bedknobs And Broomsticks on Saturday when they were overtaken by a huge bed in the middle of the street pushed along by zany fundraisers for the Adver’s 160 Appeal.

Pupils step out to help young carers

Swindon Advertiser:

5:00am Tuesday 22nd July 2014

PUPILS’ eyes were opened to the reality of life as a young carer as part of a week-long awareness campaign which saw them raise nearly £1,700 for children shouldering big responsibilities.

Rise in sex infections

5:00am Tuesday 22nd July 2014

THE number of people flouting safe sex and risking their health is on the increase in Swindon with 1,891 diagnosed with cases of STIs in the last year.

Sporting treat for the active and the couch potatoes

1:27pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

PEOPLE will be able to try a variety of different sports each day at Wharf Green, while catching all of the live action from Glasgow’s Commonwealth Games on the Big Screen.

Finance deal secures new look for hotel

Swindon Advertiser:

1:17pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

BLUNSDON House Hotel has secured a £500,000 finance package from HSBC to support the renovation of its main restaurant, as well as other areas of the property.

Firefighters warning neighbours to keep doors and windows closed

Swindon Advertiser:

6:42pm Monday 21st July 2014

FIREFIGHTERS are currently battling a large fire at a recycling plant in Swindon.

Funeral held for murdered Tom Rogers

Swindon Advertiser:

4:41pm Monday 21st July 2014

THE funeral of murdered Tom Rogers took place today.

Competition winner claims BBC Countryfile seeds bloomed into killer plant

Swindon Advertiser:

4:20pm Monday 21st July 2014

A KEEN gardener from Wroughton has claimed that a pack of wild flower seeds he won through BBC’s Countryfile and proceeded to cultivate in his garden contained a deadly plant until now believed to be extinct.

Renewed appeal following fatal crash at Marston Meysey

Swindon Advertiser:

4:02pm Monday 21st July 2014

WILTSHIRE Police are still appealing for witnesses following a fatal road traffic collision on Saturday.

Pizza delivery man 'raped teenager while giving her a lift home', court hears

Swindon Advertiser: Two men pleaded guilty to burglary at Swindon Crown Court

1:22pm Monday 21st July 2014

A PIZZA delivery driver raped a 15-year-old girl after agreeing to give her a lift home when she was stranded alone on a night out, a jury has been told.







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