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PC denies Tasering naked man

Swindon Advertiser: Pc Lee Birch arrives at Bristol Crown Court

5:30am Thursday 24th April 2014

A POLICE officer unlawfully Tasered a naked man who threw a pair of underpants at him during a strip search in Wiltshire, a court heard. PC Lee Birch, 31, discharged his weapon into the bare chest of Daniel Dove in a cell at Melksham Police Station.

Victim speaks out as abuser is jailed

Swindon Advertiser: Mark Eatwell has been jailed for four years for assault and false imprisonment

5:30am Thursday 24th April 2014

YESTERDAY at Swindon Crown Court, Mark Eatwell, 44, of Coronation Road, Wroughton, was jailed for four years after being found guilty of ABH and false imprisonment.

Nightmare finally over for Dream

Swindon Advertiser: Peter Rogers, the club’s owner, at the scene of devastation last year

5:30am Thursday 24th April 2014

DREAM Lounge will reopen with a bang on Saturday, nine months after the lap dancing club was torched last July.

Carol is ready for yet another battle

Swindon Advertiser: Carol Tedham gets ready for Race For Life

5:30am Thursday 24th April 2014

FORMER district nurse Carol Tedham is preparing to take on the Race for Life – after being diagnosed with ovarian cancer for the third time.

Drug dealer used woman

Swindon Advertiser: Shaquille Cumberbatch

5:30am Thursday 24th April 2014

DRUG DEALER Shaquille Cum-berbatch has been jailed for four years and 10 months after boasting of making £450 a day when relocating to the ‘softer market’ in Swindon.

Appeal after bus assault

Swindon Advertiser: WILTSHIRE Police are appealing for witnesses following an assault on a bus in Swindon. The incident took place at 10.27pm on March 14 while  the Stagecoach bus was travelling along Rodbourne Road. CCTV on the bus shows a man grab another man around the th

5:30am Thursday 24th April 2014

WILTSHIRE Police are appealing for witnesses following an assault on a bus in Swindon.

Boy claims he saw attacker pull knife

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

5:30am Thursday 24th April 2014

THE 16-year-old who was stabbed in the groin during a gang fight near a children’s play park insisted to a jury his attacker had pulled a knife on him.

Victim loses phone, laptop and cards in burglary

Swindon Advertiser: Muhammad Zahid who had his phone, laptop and cards stolen from his room in the Islamic Centre

5:30am Thursday 24th April 2014

MOHAMMED ZAHID is hopeful that CCTV will help track down the criminals who stole £1,000 worth of his belongings from the Al-Habib Islamic Centre at 8pm on Sunday.

Talks start tomorrow on future of lingerie plant

Swindon Advertiser: Triumph, Groundwell Industrial Estate

5:30am Thursday 24th April 2014

OFFICIAL consultation on the future of the Menlo employees at risk of redundancy at Triumph will start tomorrow morning.

Nearly 200 sign up to quit Honda jobs

Swindon Advertiser: Honda staff leave the plant after job losses are announced in January

5:30am Thursday 24th April 2014

ALMOST 200 production associates have applied to leave Honda voluntarily – but negotiations with Unite must continue as the threat of compulsory redundancies looms large.

Pair fined for dog’s attack

Swindon Advertiser: From left, Leanne Hurd and Helen Westall leaving Swindon Magistrate’s Courts after being found guilty of having a dangerous dog which was out of control

5:30am Thursday 24th April 2014

TWO women who were in charge of a Staffordshire Bull terrier when it attacked a man in Regent Street have said the dog should not have been put down.

Brit will stay in prison until his hearing

Swindon Advertiser: Christopher Baines, who has gone on trial in America on charges of fraud and intimidation

5:30am Thursday 24th April 2014

CHRISTOPHER Baines will face two more months imprisoned in Georgia following the postponement of his trial until June.

Home saved by TV series

Swindon Advertiser: Pat Hill, who is due to appear on the current series of Cowboy Builders after a local tradesman left her £145k out of pocket

5:40am Thursday 24th April 2014

ELDERLY couple Ken and Pat Hill will be at the centre of a national television programme next week, which will expose the six-figure losses they incurred at the hands of a cowboy builder.

Boardroom coup will boost 160 appeal funds

Swindon Advertiser: Bowman House Buisness Centre is donating 160 hours of bookings to the 160 Appeal. Pictured, Graeme Stephenson, Estates manager

5:30am Thursday 24th April 2014

A FLEDGLING business has offered itself up – offices, boardroom and all – for 160 hours in support of the Adver’s 160 Appeal for Prospect Hospice.

Children’s charity moves to new home

Swindon Advertiser: At the opening of the new NSPCC service centre in Old Town are, from left, Caroline Morgan, Carla Jacques, Jeannette Chipping, Irene Davis, Geraldine O’Driscoll, Donna Oakes and Anouska Inns

5:30am Thursday 24th April 2014

CHILDREN’S charity the NSPCC is celebrating after moving into a new fit-for-purpose home in Old Town.

Hospital introduces new fiction section to library

Swindon Advertiser: Great Western Hospital head librarian Sam Burgess with mystery books to encourage people to read different authors

5:30am Thursday 24th April 2014

GETTING lost in a good novel was just what the doctor ordered as the Great Western Hospital launched its new fiction collection to mark World Book Night.

Builder promises to meet house targets

Swindon Advertiser: From left, Ian Francis and Mark Simpson at Taylor Wimpey’s presentation on the new houses being built at Ridgeway Farm

5:30am Thursday 24th April 2014

THE developers of the 700-home construction at Ridgeway Farm have moved to dismiss claims that their project will take twice as long as promised.

Company to move its HQ

5:30am Thursday 24th April 2014

INTEGRATED circuit manufacturer Swindon Silicon Systems will move under a single roof in Royal Wootton Bassett by the end of the year.

Building firm turns up with big gift

Swindon Advertiser: The Open Door Centre has recieved a donation from HJ Webb and Sons, that included a TV, Nintendo Wii and associated games       Picture: Beren Cross n Buy this picture at www.swindonadvertiser.co.uk

5:30am Thursday 24th April 2014

A CINEMA experience at The Open Door Centre, in Gorse Hill, has been made possible after the donation of an entertainment bundle worth £500 from HJ Webb and Son.

Safe place to discuss grief

Swindon Advertiser: Here to help are Margaret Bradbury , Janet Holland and Jenny Carter

5:30am Thursday 24th April 2014

BEREAVED mothers are reaching out to families grappling to cope with the loss of a child in Swindon and Wiltshire, encouraging them to join a support group which has proved a lifeline for them over the years.

Learning football skills all the way from Zambia

Swindon Advertiser: Football coaches from Zambia visited Robert Le Kyng Primary School to talk about the links with Swindon and Football. Pictured at a cheque presentation from Pebley Beach for £300 to the Football in the Community Trust are (front kneeling) Amelie, Jorja,

5:30am Thursday 24th April 2014

0ZAMBIAN football coaches put pupils from Robert Le Kyng through their paces yesterday as the school launched a collection to help children in the country.

Bakers’ cash bun-dle

Swindon Advertiser: Angus Macpherson, treasurer of the Filling Station, with pupils George Staten and Holly Gibbs

5:30am Thursday 24th April 2014

ROYAL Wootton Bassett Academy students who used their buns to raise more than £500 handed over the cash to homeless charity the Filling Station yesterday.

They’re all digging in

Swindon Advertiser: The East Locality team, residents and Rangers are to plant an  orchard on Saturday. From left, locality facilitator Tracy Scott, residents Carole Brownlee and Hilda Bushnell and Ranger David Boase

5:30am Thursday 24th April 2014

A MUDDY construction site in Park South is set to be transformed into a blossoming community orchard this weekend with a little help from local residents.

4,000 mile honour for WWI soldiers

Swindon Advertiser: Former Scots Guard Jim Archer

5:30am Thursday 24th April 2014

FORMER Scots Guards soldier Jim Archer is embarking on a 4,000 mile walk to commemorate the First World War centenary and raise money for Veterans in Action which helps servicemen after they leave the forces.

Man jailed for imprisoning and abusing partner

Swindon Advertiser: Mark Eatwell

4:16pm Wednesday 23rd April 2014

A VICTIM of domestic violence has urged other victims not to suffer in silence.

Naked man Tasered after throwing pants at police officer

Swindon Advertiser: PC Lee Birch

3:02pm Wednesday 23rd April 2014

A POLICE officer unlawfully Tasered a naked man who threw a pair of underpants at him during a strip search in Wiltshire, a court heard.

Felton to stand trial for alleged assault on former business partner

Swindon Advertiser: Nigel Felton

3:52pm Wednesday 23rd April 2014

NIGEL Felton, the former business partner of marathon veteran and gym owner Mike Buss, will stand trial charged with assaulting his former colleague during a spat last year.

Get involved in the Wroughton Airfield Solar Park public inquiry

Swindon Advertiser: Steve Harcourt who is in favour of the solar farm plans with Wroughton Airfield in the distance

4:28pm Wednesday 23rd April 2014

THE first of three drop-in sessions to inform residents about the Public Inquiry for Wroughton Airfield Solar Farm will take place on Friday.

Man wounded in hammer attack near Beehive

Swindon Advertiser: REMEMBER WHEN: Photographic show reveals Swindon's Back Garden

2:49pm Wednesday 23rd April 2014

A local man was attacked and wounded with a hammer in an unprovoked assault near the Beehive pub last night.

Teenager gives evidence after groin stabbing

Swindon Advertiser: A graffiti tag in Redhouse for the North Young Guns gang, who were involved in a fight at the Orbital shopping centre

2:18pm Wednesday 23rd April 2014

THE 16-year-old who was stabbed in the groin during a gang fight near a children's play park insisted to a jury his attacker had pulled a knife on him.

Jail term for dealer who relocated to Swindon's 'softer' drugs market

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

12:59pm Wednesday 23rd April 2014

DRUG dealer Shaquille Cumberbatch has been jailed for four years and 10 months after boasting of making £450 a day after relocating to the 'softer market' in Swindon.

Victim of violent bus attack sought

Swindon Advertiser: Victim of violent bus attack sought

11:47am Wednesday 23rd April 2014

Wiltshire Police are appealing for the victim of a violent attack on a bus to come forward, having identified the suspect.

Police release CCTV of men wanted for burglary at Islamic centre

Swindon Advertiser: Suspect one is described as white, between 22-25 years old and approximately 6ft 1in tall

10:07am Wednesday 23rd April 2014

WILTSHIRE Police are appealing for witnesses following a burglary at an Islamic centre in Swindon.

Fears grant will raise home rents

Swindon Advertiser: A Government grant meant to help build affordable homes in the town would actually mean higher rents, a tenants’ group claims

5:30am Wednesday 23rd April 2014

SWINDON Tenants’ Campaign Group have urged Swindon Council not to bid for a grant to build affordable new homes in the town, branding the terms ‘unacceptable’.

Stadium plan moving along at top speed

Swindon Advertiser: Clarke Osborne and Roger Wheeler at the  public consultation at the Abbey Stadium to display amendments to plans to build houses at the site

5:30am Wednesday 23rd April 2014

WORK could start within weeks on the new speedway track at the Abbey Stadium.

Scrapstore’s plea as van vandalised

Swindon Advertiser: Olivia McCann, of the Scrapstore, with the van that was damaged

5:30am Wednesday 23rd April 2014

VOLUNTEERS at Swindon Children’s Scrapstore are devastated after vandals targeted their van over the Easter weekend.

Town split over bid for 300 new homes

Swindon Advertiser: The proposal for the Marsh Farm development

11:10am Wednesday 23rd April 2014

ROYAL Wootton Bassett Town Council have reassured residents about pre-application proposals to build a new Tesco and 300 homes on Marsh Farm.

Axed employees will discover their fate

Swindon Advertiser: South Marston Distribution Centre

10:21am Wednesday 23rd April 2014

THE identities of the temporary workers making up the 135 personnel due to be axed from South Marston Distribution Centre have been confirmed.

St George’s big day

Swindon Advertiser: St George responds to a tall  order, ready to rise to the occasion

5:30am Wednesday 23rd April 2014

CHILDREN around the town will be drawing out their swords and slaying dragons today to celebrate St George’s Day, the patron saint of England.

People should have more faith in young

Swindon Advertiser: Ellie James, The Youth Parliament member for Swindon

5:30am Wednesday 23rd April 2014

Member of the Youth Parliament, Ellie James, 16, from Swindon has been answering your questions this week. Here’s what she had to say as she took to the hotseat

We shall not be moved (...but in the end they had no choice)

Swindon Advertiser: Supported on each side by a derelict, bricked-up property, the couple’s tidily kept home sat in the heart of a desolate landscape all the other properties, including the Gardener’s Arms pub, having long since been demolished. Picture courtesy Andy Bin

2:40pm Wednesday 23rd April 2014

IN one corner is a phalanx of smartly suited planning and legal experts whose names are suffixed with an admirable array of initials denoting hard-earned degrees and qualifications while besides them sit several hefty boxfuls of documents that include statements in triplicate, examples of legal precedents and door-step thick volumes pertaining to the case in hand.

Next in the hotseat: Newlands Anning - send us your questions for the mental health expert

Swindon Advertiser: Newlands Anning, who is leading a new pilot for Mental Health patients at Applewood House, Sandalwood Court

10:38am Wednesday 23rd April 2014

NEXT up in the Adver’s Hotseat is Avon and Wiltshire Mental Health Partnership’ head of professions and practice for the Swindon locality and innovation development lead, Newlands Anning.

Games men hope for a bit of magic

Swindon Advertiser: Russ Jarvis, the co-director, designer and animator for Other Worlds Software

5:30am Wednesday 23rd April 2014

VIDEO game developers Carl Benjamin and his two colleagues are facing pressure to ensure commercial success with their first release after it reached its £8,000 fundraising target.

Teen stabbed in the groin in gang battle

Swindon Advertiser: A graffiti tag in Redhouse for the North Young Guns gang, who were involved in a fight at the Orbital shopping centre

5:30am Wednesday 23rd April 2014

A 16-YEAR-old boy was stabbed in the penis during a fight between teenage gangs in a shopping area, a jury has been told.

Seek out Oriental gems in your attic

Swindon Advertiser: One of the snuff pots that sold for £265,000 at Highworth

5:30am Wednesday 23rd April 2014

A HIGHWORTH auction house is urging people to root through their lofts for any Oriental treasures after last weekend’s sale raised nearly £250,00 from bidders around the world.

Duck and dive with the best

Swindon Advertiser: Ducks in a row – wading in for a previous duck race in Wroughton

5:30am Wednesday 23rd April 2014

EXCITEMENT will reach river pitch for children and adults alike as 350 rubber ducklings fight it downstream to the finish line at Wroughton’s annual duck race next month.

Pals raise £3,000 to buy some special wigs

Swindon Advertiser: Paris Steenson, who is undergoing chemotherapy

5:30am Wednesday 23rd April 2014

HAIRDRESSER Paris Steenson was overwhelmed when family and friends raised more than £3,000 to help her through eight sessions of chemotherapy.

160 APPEAL: Boardroom coup will boost funds

Swindon Advertiser: Bowman House Buisness Centre is donating 160 hours of bookings to the 160 Appeal. Pictured is Graeme Stephenson, estates manager

12:34pm Wednesday 23rd April 2014

A FLEDGLING business has offered itself up – offices, boardroom and all – for 160 hours in support of the Adver’s 160 Appeal for Prospect Hospice.

Cancer sufferer has shave to aid charity

Swindon Advertiser: Testicular cancer sufferer James Baker raised £3,500 for cancer charity Everyman with a headshave last week

5:30am Wednesday 23rd April 2014

CANCER sufferer James Baker had his head shaved in support of a charity that raises awareness about the illness he is battling.

Help horse to become all white on the night

Swindon Advertiser: The Uffington white horse

10:30am Wednesday 23rd April 2014

OVER the first May Bank Holiday weekend the National Trust is inviting local residents and visitors to help them re-chalk one of the oldest chalk figures in the country, the White Horse at Uffington in Oxfordshire.







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