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Canal body identified

Swindon Advertiser: Mark Stobbart

12:00pm Sunday 20th April 2014

THE body of a man found in the Kennet and Avon canal in Devizes on Friday has been formally identified.

Residents up in arms over homes' design

Swindon Advertiser: The design of the new houses at Hook Street

1:14pm Sunday 20th April 2014

A CONTROVERSIAL housing development is set to face its final hurdle later this month, despite opposition from a number of residents.

Nursery rated good in its first Ofsted inspection

Swindon Advertiser: Youngsters having fun at Bramble House Day Nursery

11:47am Sunday 20th April 2014

BRAMBLE House Day Nursery has been rated as good in its first Ofsted inspection, six months after opening in Swindon.

Farmers offered £35k to repair flood damage

Swindon Advertiser: Robert Lawton of North Farm, Aldbourne

1:07pm Sunday 20th April 2014

SWINDON farmers affected by this winter’s severe flooding are being encouraged to apply for a Government grant of up to £35,000 to help repair the damage.

Remembering 'Mr Swindon' as pals prepare for fundraiser

Swindon Advertiser: Remembering 'Mr Swindon' as pals prepare for fundraiser

12:50pm Sunday 20th April 2014

SANDY Martin, aka Mr Swindon, will be remembered once again this year when some of the biggest names in the town’s music scene gather to pay tribute.

Police issue warning after spate of bike thefts

Swindon Advertiser: Police arrest man following serious sexual assault in Runcorn

12:40pm Sunday 20th April 2014

POLICE have warned of an increase in the theft of bicycles from across the east of Swindon and urged cyclists to be cautious.

Giddy up for a good time at Lambourn open day

Swindon Advertiser: Sunday Royal finds Good Friday a bit of a giggle

5:30am Saturday 19th April 2014

FAMILIES from Swindon were given a glimpse behind the scenes of the famous Lambourn horse racing industry yesterday at the 2014 Lambourn Open Day.

Call goes out for diabetes fundraisers

1:08pm Sunday 20th April 2014

DIABETES UK is looking for volunteers in Wiltshire to support a collection weekend at their local Tesco store.

Young climbers reach pinnacle of success

Swindon Advertiser: Isabel tackles the climbing wall

1:01pm Sunday 20th April 2014

A GROUP of children scaled new heights this week when they took part in a climbing holiday camp at The Link Centre.

Burst water main floods streets

Swindon Advertiser: A burst water main flooded Dixon Street on Friday

12:06pm Sunday 20th April 2014

RESIDENTS expecting a bank holiday lie-in were given a rude awakening in Dixon Street on Friday as a water main burst in the early hours, unleashing streams across Eastcott.

Police hunt for missing North Swindon man

Swindon Advertiser: David Birley has been missing for more than a week

4:17pm Saturday 19th April 2014

POLICE are looking for a 44-year-old Redhouse man who has not been seen for over a week.

Son demands better patient care after father attacked in hospital

Swindon Advertiser: Michael Northcott, whose father John was attacked while staying at the Great Western Hospital

5:30am Saturday 19th April 2014

MICHAEL Northcott is demanding improved patient care after his elderly father was attacked at the Great Western Hospital in the middle of the night – an assault staff failed to report to the family, he has claimed.

Family vow to find dad a cancer cure

Swindon Advertiser: United to help Gerry – the Hunt family, back row from left, Darren, Diana, Jamie, Carole, John; front, Lindsay, with Sienna, Gerry, Maggie with Isabelle

5:00am Saturday 19th April 2014

A FAMILY have embarked on a race against the clock to raise funds towards alternative cancer treatment after rock drummer Gerry Hunt was told the NHS had exhausted all available therapies.

Mencap offers to 'educate' former mayor

Swindon Advertiser: Mayor Nick Martin

5:00am Saturday 19th April 2014

A LEADING disability charity has welcomed the decision of the Swindon Mayor to stand down after he was asked to apologise for remarks made last year.

Razor Ruddock to help Prospect appeal

Swindon Advertiser: Neil Ruddock

5:00am Saturday 19th April 2014

FOOTBALL star and TV personality Neil ‘Razor’ Ruddock will grace fans with his presence at an exclusive dinner in aid of the Adver’s 160 Appeal for Prospect Hospice.

Teacher assistant regrets harassment

Swindon Advertiser: Thursday's front page

5:00am Saturday 19th April 2014

A TEACHING assistant who put up malicious posters in Royal Wootton Bassett calling her former partner a “cheat” has told of her devastation at being convicted of harassment.

Event will honour Mr Swindon

Swindon Advertiser: Sandy Martin - a picture by James Harrison at the 2nd anniversary celebration  of the Swindon Mindful Employer Network ,Swindon Marriott  on Monday 11th October 2010

5:00am Saturday 19th April 2014

SANDY Martin, aka Mr Swindon, will be remembered once again this year when some of the biggest names in the town’s music scene gather to pay tribute.

Farmers offered £35k to repair flood

Swindon Advertiser: Robert Lawton of North Farm, Aldbourne

5:00am Saturday 19th April 2014

SWINDON farmers affected by this winter’s severe flooding are being encouraged to apply for a Government grant of up to £35,000 to help repair the damage.

Residents up in arms over homes’ design

Swindon Advertiser: Grange Park residents protesting about Hook Street development. In the foreground is Barrie Brocks

5:30am Saturday 19th April 2014

A CONTROVERSIAL housing development is set to face its final hurdle later this month, despite opposition from a number of residents.

End may be in sight for Filipino jail couple

Swindon Advertiser: Kevin Taylor and his wife Charlene

5:00am Saturday 19th April 2014

HOPE could be on the horizon for a couple who have been detained in a Filipino jail for more than five years.

Burst main leaves 30 houses without water in Dixon Street

Swindon Advertiser: Burst main leaves 30 houses without water in Dixon Street

10:57am Friday 18th April 2014

THIRTY houses were without water in Dixon Street today, with streams flowing across surrounding roads after a main burst outside Swindon Moravian Church last night.

Investigation underway after body of man found in Devizes canal

Swindon Advertiser: Rawdon murder probe - police have started an investigation

9:59am Friday 18th April 2014

AN investigation is underway after the body of a male was discovered in the Kennet and Avon canal in Devizes this morning.

Wiltshire's wind farm proximity policy blown away

Swindon Advertiser: Rowena Quantrill and Sophy Fearnley-Whittingstall, of the Clean Energy Alliance, have welcomed a ruling that a council could not impose a 1.2km separation distance between wind turbines and homes

6:00am Friday 18th April 2014

Green energy campaigners are celebrating after the inspector ordered Wiltshire Council to delete its policy on wind farms from the Core Strategy.

Couple tell of horror at river death discovery

Swindon Advertiser: Phill Clough at the spot where he found Helen Jones’ body

5:30am Friday 18th April 2014

WEDDING guest Helen Lesley Jones has been named as the woman found dead in a Glouces-tershire river at the weekend.

Bikers all revved up for parking victory

Swindon Advertiser: Lee Grayson and Nicky Howard joined the protest in the Asda car park

5:30am Friday 18th April 2014

BIKERS have won a victory in the battle over parking spaces after staging a peaceful protest outside Asda Walmart.

Let’s not forget the true meaning of Easter

Swindon Advertiser: Rev Canon John Cunningham is promoting the true meaning of Easter at Holy Rood Catholic Church

5:30am Friday 18th April 2014

FOR some Easter is a time to enjoy an extended break and feast on chocolate but for others it holds far greater significance.

The £40,000 benefit scam

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

5:30am Friday 18th April 2014

A COUPLE who plundered nearly £40,000 in benefits by setting up a bogus claim have walked free from court.

Caring for carers plays a vital role

Swindon Advertiser: Jo Hyde, Carer Support Nurse from the Family Support Team

5:30am Friday 18th April 2014

BEHIND almost every person living with a life limiting illness is a family member who has dedicated their life to looking after them.

Choc-a-block with some tasty treats

Swindon Advertiser: Kevin and Kasia Polewka Mendes, right, locate chocolate rewards at  the Easter bunny Trail at the Steam Museum

5:30am Friday 18th April 2014

EGGS of all varieties have been enjoyed by children, adults and even animals over the Easter break.

Give your views on the future of Stratton

5:30am Friday 18th April 2014

STRATTON St Margaret Parish Council is asking residents for ideas on the future development of their community.

New road may leave villagers stranded

Swindon Advertiser: Wanborough residents are worried that if a relief road goes ahead it will leave them islolated

5:30am Friday 18th April 2014

RESIDENTS in Wanborough fear that a new road to ease traffic from the Eastern Villages development will segregate them from the rest of the village.

Wiltshire's bluebells flowering much earlier than last year, says Woodland Trust

Swindon Advertiser: A good showing of bluebells in West Wood, Lockeridge, in 2012

12:10am Friday 18th April 2014

Bluebells are flowering much earlier than in last year's cold spring, with peak displays expected in time for Easter, the Woodland Trust said today.

Stolen plaque may still be in the town

Swindon Advertiser: Noel Ponting outside the site of the former Even Swindon School where his great grandfather Henry Day was headteacher. A plaque dedicated to him has gone missing from the site of the former school

5:30am Friday 18th April 2014

A RODBOURNE resident may be harbouring the stolen 96-year-old plaque dedicated to Even Swindon School’s first headteacher, according to relative Noel Ponting.

Having last laugh on a cruel trickster

Swindon Advertiser: Enjoyng every minute of life, members of Swindon Stroke Support Group. Pictured are Peter Berrisford, sitting, back – left to right – Lilian Monk, Gerold Stephenson, Shirley Sofflet, Jackie Hirst, Pat Berrisford, John Messenger, Ivor Hancock and Lin H

5:30am Friday 18th April 2014

IF stroke were a person, it’d be one of those nasty practical jokers.

Jo aspires to cross the Channel in relay

Swindon Advertiser: Jo Blount training for open water swimming

5:30am Friday 18th April 2014

SWIMMER Jo Blount hopes to take a step closer to crossing the Channel solo as part of a charity relay event from Dover to Calais this summer.

Do you own this photo?

Swindon Advertiser: The old photo found in the library

5:30am Friday 18th April 2014

LIBRARIANS in the Central Library are trying to reunite a precious photograph with its owner after it was found among the bookshelves.

If you love a book then share it

Swindon Advertiser: Central Library

1:52pm Friday 18th April 2014

BOOKWORMS are being invited to a literary celebration at Swindon’s Central Library next week.

M4 closed for man spotted on bridge

Swindon Advertiser:

1:34pm Friday 18th April 2014

THE M4 was closed in both directions yesterday morning after a man was spotted on an overbridge.

Kids are climbing the walls over the holidays

Swindon Advertiser: Kids are climbing the walls over the holidays

1:46pm Friday 18th April 2014

A GROUP of children scaled new heights this week when they took part in a climbing holiday camp at The Link Centre.

£40k benefit cheats walk free from court

Swindon Advertiser: Toni Smith and Andrew Verlander plundered nearly £40,000 in benefits they were not entitled to

3:25pm Thursday 17th April 2014

A COUPLE who plundered nearly £40,000 in benefits they weren't entitled to by setting up a bogus claim have walked free from court.

Body of Swindon woman discovered in river named

Swindon Advertiser: The body of a woman was found on Sunday morning in the River Coln, by the Swan Hotel in Bibury

3:17pm Thursday 17th April 2014

THE woman whose body was discovered in a river in Gloucestershire on Sunday morning has been named as Helen Jones, of Dorcan.

Crack dealer walks free after judge says prison would be "easier"

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

2:22pm Thursday 17th April 2014

A MAN caught again selling crack cocaine to an undercover police officer has walked free from court after a judge told him it may be harder than going to jail.

Man on bridge closes M4 in both directions

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

8:51am Thursday 17th April 2014

THE M4 was closed in both directions this morning after a man was spotted on an overbridge.

Open air premiere: Classic movies to be screened at the Bowl

Swindon Advertiser: Cult Screens, an open air cinema which holds events in Reading and Oxford is  also going to be screening in Town Gardens Bowl in June, July, August and September

5:30am Thursday 17th April 2014

LIGHTS, camera, action - a series of outdoor evening film screenings is coming to Town Gardens this summer.

Residents rattled by lorries and speeding

Swindon Advertiser: Residents of Gipsy Lane are unhappy with the frequency of traffic along the road. Police are

5:30am Thursday 17th April 2014

SPEEDING traffic and heavy goods vehicles rattling properties in Gipsy Lane has driven Neil Edwards and other residents to the police and council for action to be taken.

Racist abuse claim is denied

Swindon Advertiser: A REPORT has been produced outlining the feasibility of several solar projects which will help Swindon take a step towards its renewable energy goals.

5:30am Thursday 17th April 2014

A NORTH Swindon man has denied using racist and threatening behaviour towards a teacher in front of pupils at a school earlier this year.

Two women convicted of harassment after putting up 'cheat' posters

Swindon Advertiser: Christine Lynch

5:40pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

TWO women have been convicted of harassment for putting up posters in Royal Wootton Bassett containing a series of derogatory assertions about a retired teacher.

Hospice delighted with £271 gift from rail staff

Swindon Advertiser: Rob Mullen, First Great Western’s general manager for the Central Region, presents a cheque for £271 to Gifty Tawiah, Community Fund Raiser for Prospect Hospice

5:30am Thursday 17th April 2014

A CHEQUE for £271 has been presented to Prospect Hospice thanks to First Great Western staff.

Cost cutting did not protect jobs

Swindon Advertiser: Triumph, Groundwell Industrial Estate

5:30am Thursday 17th April 2014

DISTRIBUTION is being moved from Swindon to France by Triumph despite successful efforts to cut costs and improve efficiency by Menlo, according to Unite’s rep at the site.

Put learning first, says youth leader

Swindon Advertiser: Ellie James

5:30am Thursday 17th April 2014

IN THE Hotseat next week will be teenager Ellie James, who recently became Member of the Youth Parliament for Swindon.







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