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Former martial arts teacher jailed for abusing young boy

Swindon Advertiser:

12:26pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

A FORMER martial arts instructor who repeatedly sexually abused a young boy in Swindon has been jailed.

£10k donation for pregnant partner

Swindon Advertiser:

5:30am Thursday 23rd October 2014

ANONYMOUS donors have astounded fundraisers in memory of biker Mikkie Mahon with a huge £10,000 gift to his partner and unborn baby.

Missing man returns home safe and well

Swindon Advertiser:

10:15am Thursday 23rd October 2014

A MAN who went missing in Swindon on Monday has returned home safe and well.

Handbag ‘amnesty’ aims to raise cash for cancer appeal

Swindon Advertiser:

5:30am Thursday 23rd October 2014

ALMOST every woman has a dozen handbags piled up in the bottom of their wardrobes collecting dust.

Pavement parkers set for clampdown

Swindon Advertiser:

5:30am Thursday 23rd October 2014

ILLEGAL parking on Commercial Road will be targeted with joint patrols over coming weeks as officers clamp down on street parking.

Protest fails to halt children's centre cuts

Swindon Advertiser:

5:30am Thursday 23rd October 2014

DOZENS of protesters gathered outside the council offices last night in the hope of changing council leaders’ minds over the closure of seven children’s centres.

Six on child sex charges

Swindon Advertiser: Andrew Carr, the new police superintendent for Swindon

5:30am Thursday 23rd October 2014

A 20-year-old man in York Road arrested for possession of indecent images of children was one of six warrants conducted during a day of action to tackle child sexual exploitation.

Bankers forego splashing cash for daubing paint

Swindon Advertiser:

5:30am Thursday 23rd October 2014

STAFF from TSB traded bundles of cash for brushes and paint when they spent a day at Swindon Dance giving a kitchen a much-needed makeover.

St Bartholomew's School becomes an academy

Swindon Advertiser:

5:20am Thursday 23rd October 2014

A ROYAL Wootton Bassett Primary School has re-opened as an academy in the Diocese of Salisbury Academy Trust.

Help villages solve a weighty issue

Swindon Advertiser:

5:30am Thursday 23rd October 2014

VOLUNTEERS are being sought to help enforce lorry weight restrictions in outlying villages after residents became alarmed at increasing numbers of HGVs flouting the limits.

Raindrops Nursery told to improve by inspector

Swindon Advertiser:

5:30am Thursday 23rd October 2014

POOR teaching, ineffective leadership and a risk to children’s safety are just some of the damning judgements made on Raindrops Nursery in its latest Ofsted report.

Take the test, diabetic patients told

Swindon Advertiser:

5:30am Thursday 23rd October 2014

MORE than four out of 10 people with diabetes in Swindon are not receiving essential health checks to help them avoid serious complications of the condition.

Volunteers praised for work in the community

Swindon Advertiser:

5:30am Thursday 23rd October 2014

ST BARTHOLOMEW’S and All Saints Church was packed with residents and dignitaries to celebrate the contribution made by volunteers to the community.

Dancers in spotlight for royal studio visit

Swindon Advertiser:

5:30am Thursday 23rd October 2014

The Duke of Kent will be the special guest at Swindon Dance next week.

Swindon youngsters on the breadline says shocking report

Swindon Advertiser:

5:30am Thursday 23rd October 2014

IN SOME areas of Swindon, almost 40 per cent of children are living in poverty, according to a shocking new report.

Homebase stores wait to hear fate

Swindon Advertiser:

5:30am Thursday 23rd October 2014

THE future of three branches of Homebase in Swindon remains unclear after the company announced it was to close a quarter of its 323 stores.

Arkells' special toast to fallen heroes

Swindon Advertiser:

5:30am Thursday 23rd October 2014

BEER lovers can toast the memory of fallen service men and women with a beer brewed in their honour.

Helping to trace wartime ancestors

Swindon Advertiser:

5:30am Thursday 23rd October 2014

AN INFORMATIVE talk on how to research your First World War ancestors online was held at the Central Library yesterday.

Bus men prove just the ticket

Swindon Advertiser:

5:30am Thursday 23rd October 2014

BUS travel may not always be seen as first-class, but the service provided by two drivers in Swindon is exactly that, according to their passengers.

160 YEARS: I Love Swindon

Swindon Advertiser:

4:23pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

As we continue to celebrate the Adver’s 160th anniversary we are pleased to present 160 reasons why we love Swindon.

Police seek help to find missing man

Swindon Advertiser:

5:30am Thursday 23rd October 2014

A MAN who has gone missing from his home in Shropshire and travelled to the Swindon area is being sought by police who are concerned for his welfare.

Marrakech party planners to share cash with charity

Swindon Advertiser:

5:30am Thursday 23rd October 2014

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

Rotary Club promises you will have a ball

Swindon Advertiser:

5:30am Thursday 23rd October 2014

HAVE you got a charitable project planned and need a cash boost to help you achieve it?

Moredon Primary School’s tasty pie is a fruitful creation

Swindon Advertiser:

5:30am Thursday 23rd October 2014

CHILDREN at Moredon Primary School proved themselves to be a dab hand in the kitchen before breaking up for half term.

Squaring up to developers

Swindon Advertiser: Coun Dale Heenan

5:30am Thursday 23rd October 2014

PLANS are being considered which will ensure a greater level of certainty around the money developers provide for community projects and infrastructure.

Six arrested across the county in police operation

Swindon Advertiser: Trio jailed for fraud to tune of £800,000

5:33pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

WILTSHIRE Police arrested six people across the county yesterday as part of Operation Harness.

Man charged over M4 crash which killed three

Swindon Advertiser: Junction 16 of the M4 - the accident is between here and junction 17 Chippenham

4:22pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

A MAN has been charged in connection with a fatal crash on the M4 that claimed the lives of three people.

Police 'increasingly concerned' for missing man last seen in South Marston

Swindon Advertiser:

12:36pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

POLICE in Swindon are growing increasingly concerned for the welfare of a man who has not been seen since Monday.

Life saver came to teen’s rescue

Swindon Advertiser:

5:30am Wednesday 22nd October 2014

DENTAL nurses in Freshbrook turned heroines during their morning commute as they stepped in to save the life of a seriously ill teenage girl.

Babies, you’re all winners with the Adver...

Swindon Advertiser:

5:30am Wednesday 22nd October 2014

THE winners of the Swindon Advertiser’s Baby of the Year competition were presented with their trophies yesterday.

Pair’s hopes stall as Philippines jail hell goes on

Swindon Advertiser: kevin Taylor and Charlene Tambago

5:30am Wednesday 22nd October 2014

KEVIN Taylor has been promised by a Filipino judge he will learn his fate this month but hope is scant as successive hearing dates have come and gone.

Visually impaired back 20mph limit

Swindon Advertiser:

5:30am Wednesday 22nd October 2014

REDUCING speed, banning cars from the pavements and overhauling the shared space crossing are among concerns for visually impaired people navigating Commercial Road.

Superstar team is united for Morgan

Swindon Advertiser:

5:30am Wednesday 22nd October 2014

YOUNG Morgan Sharpe, who is recovering from an eye reconstruction operation, has inspired the Manchester United football team to send him a signed ball.

Drunken lorry driver nabbed

Swindon Advertiser:

5:30am Wednesday 22nd October 2014

A MAN caught driving a heavy goods vehicle in Swindon while drunk was one of 16 drivers pulled up for offences during a roads policing day of action this week.

Town fares well in liver disease count

Swindon Advertiser: Cherry Jones, acting director of public health at Swindon Council

5:30am Wednesday 22nd October 2014

FIGURES released by the government show Swindon compares well with the rest of the country when it comes to liver diseases.

Swindon bus damaged by falling scaffolding

Swindon Advertiser:

5:30am Wednesday 22nd October 2014

THERE was drama in Hungerford yesterday morning when a Thamesdown Transport bus was struck by collapsing scaffolding.

Men jailed for vicious attack

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

5:30am Wednesday 22nd October 2014

A PAIR of cousins who launched a violent drunken attack on a couple as they made their way home from a wedding have been jailed between them for more than four years..

Empty building to be turned into new dessert parlour

Swindon Advertiser:

5:30am Wednesday 22nd October 2014

FAMILIES with a sweet tooth will soon be able to satisfy their cravings when the former Job Centre is transformed into a fancy dessert parlour.

Success for Haydon Wick litter patrol

Swindon Advertiser:

5:30am Wednesday 22nd October 2014

ARMED with bags and decked out in hi-vis jackets, groups of volunteers are patrolling the streets of Haydon Wick to ensure they are kept clean and tidy.

Children’s centre protest planned

Swindon Advertiser:

5:30am Wednesday 22nd October 2014

SWINDON Council’s plans to close seven children’s centres in the town will go before cabinet tonight, but not before a protest by the Swindon People’s Assembly.

‘Cuts will kill rescue service’, says union

Swindon Advertiser:

5:30am Wednesday 22nd October 2014

THE Fire Brigades Union has hit out at the Government for imposing cuts which have left Wiltshire Fire and Rescue Service facing the threat of bankruptcy.

Lock, stock and barrel

Swindon Advertiser:

5:40pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

DISCUSSIONS could soon start to move the whole of Holy Cross School into a new building along Queens Drive in September.

FAMILY: Fitness

Swindon Advertiser:

3:19pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

With Amy Martin of Sustrans

What a clock-watcher

Swindon Advertiser:

3:09pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

THE classically styled, substantial-looking antique clock that sits on the mantelpiece in the front room of Martin Thomas’s terraced Swindon house is a fine specimen, to be sure.

Swindon bus damaged by falling scaffolding

Swindon Advertiser:

2:04pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

A THAMESDOWN Transport bus was damaged in Hungerford this morning.

First live internet screening of Wiltshire Council meeting starts

Swindon Advertiser:

11:36am Tuesday 21st October 2014

The first live internet screening of full council meetings at Wiltshire Council started today at 11am.

OAP accused of sexually abusing girls 50 years ago

Swindon Advertiser: Christopher Booth was handed a suspended sentence at Swindon Crown Court

5:30am Tuesday 21st October 2014

A PENSIONER accused of sexually abusing two girls in Swindon in the 1960s has been released on bail by a judge.

Traders are boxed in by parking charges

Swindon Advertiser:

5:30am Tuesday 21st October 2014

OLD Town traders are to ask the council if it can relax parking restrictions in a bid to boost trade in the area.

Iva got 104 candles on my birthday cake

Swindon Advertiser:

5:30am Tuesday 21st October 2014

WINS at the bingo and cheering on her favourite football team go a long way to keeping town resident Iva Evans on the go – as she celebrated reaching her 104th birthday yesterday.

Regent Circus safety audit delay could last months

Swindon Advertiser:

5:30am Tuesday 21st October 2014

SAFETY concerns around the shared-space crossing on Regent Circus will not be answered yet because an independent safety audit has been delayed.




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