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Parents and pupils upset by Nova Hreod's strict new rules

Swindon Advertiser:

5:30am Thursday 18th September 2014

PARENTS have reacted angrily to new, stricter rules after a change of leadership at Nova Hreod.

Traffic halted for funeral procession

Swindon Advertiser:

5:30am Thursday 18th September 2014

POLICE closed Victoria Road to ensure hundreds of James Loveridge’s friends and family got to travel in his funeral procession yesterday.

Police hunt for tunnel attacker

Swindon Advertiser:

5:30am Thursday 18th September 2014

A 28-YEAR-OLD man was assaulted in Swindon on Saturday afternoon.

Driver charged with causing road death

Swindon Advertiser:

5:30am Thursday 18th September 2014

ARNIE Peter Rogers appeared in court yesterday charged with causing the death of 33-year-old Paul Winters in a crash on Thamesdown Drive in May.

RAC contract to bring jobs boost

Swindon Advertiser:

5:30am Thursday 18th September 2014

SWINDON customer contact company Carpeo has been chosen by car services giant RAC to help drive up their membership – and will be recruiting 40 new staff members to help.

Better together or better apart?

Swindon Advertiser:

5:30am Thursday 18th September 2014

POLL: Should Scotland stay in the United Kingdom? Have your say...

‘Improve care for mental health patients’

Swindon Advertiser:

5:30am Thursday 18th September 2014

THE mental health service’s ability to adequately care for, protect and ensure patients’ well-being has been thrown into question by inspectors who warned chiefs to take “significant steps to improve.”

Teenagers must have meningitis jab, says dad

Swindon Advertiser:

5:30am Thursday 18th September 2014

“MENINGITIS is not going away.”

Diamond days for a Wootton Bassett couple

Swindon Advertiser:

5:30am Thursday 18th September 2014

Raymond Strange first kissed his childhood sweetheart and future wife Veronica in a laundry room, and 60 years on they are closer than ever.

Family shame after sex case

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

5:30am Thursday 18th September 2014

A TEENAGE sex offender who went on the run while police were investigating allegations against him has walked free from court.

£170,000 award for rail worker’s widow

Swindon Advertiser:

5:30am Thursday 18th September 2014

SWINDON widow Mary Neil has received a six-figure payout following the death of her husband, who was exposed to asbestos on a daily basis while working for British Rail for more than 40 years.

Weeks of pain pay off at last for Luca

Swindon Advertiser:

5:30am Thursday 18th September 2014

THIS month marked another victory in Luca Railton’s battle to walk unaided and pain free for the very first time – less than two years after facing amputation.

Storming to a final Threshold

Swindon Advertiser:

5:30am Thursday 18th September 2014

STAFF and service users from the homelessness charity Threshold stormed their way through the Melksham 10k.

Young people mentor scheme needs volunteers

Swindon Advertiser:

9:44am Thursday 18th September 2014

PEOPLE are being asked to provide valuable support to young people living in care through a volunteer scheme.

Widow continues charity work by former mayor

Swindon Advertiser:

5:30am Thursday 18th September 2014

THE widow of much-loved former mayor Rex Barnett is continuing to fundraise for the charities he supported.

Police appeal after man assaulted in Swindon pedestrian tunnel

Swindon Advertiser:

2:23pm Wednesday 17th September 2014

A 28-YEAR-OLD man was assaulted in a Swindon pedestrian tunnel on Saturday afternoon.

Police chief to remain in role as investigation continues

Swindon Advertiser: Patrick Geenty

1:31pm Wednesday 17th September 2014

THE Chief Constable of Wiltshire Police, Patrick Geenty, will remain in his role while he is investigated over allegations of a cover-up relating to complaints made against the force.

Cop goes for burger instead of a burglar

Swindon Advertiser:

5:30am Wednesday 17th September 2014

AN angry blue badge holder wasn’t ‘lovin’ it’ when a police officer blocked a disabled parking bay to go to McDonald’s for lunch.

Police appeal after spate of thefts from vehicles in East Swindon

Swindon Advertiser: The police element of council tax could rise

11:25am Wednesday 17th September 2014

POLICE are appealing for witnesses following a series of thefts from vehicles in East Swindon.

Family is so proud of the man who never gave up

Swindon Advertiser:

5:30am Wednesday 17th September 2014

CLIMBING the steepest hilltops or tackling a backwards marathon from the confines of his wheelchair for charity, Paul Wilkinson never allowed motor neurone disease to conquer his adventurous spirit.

Panto star Lewis is a charity hit (oh yes he is)

Swindon Advertiser:

5:30am Wednesday 17th September 2014

A DOZEN theatre workers paid homage to the lead character of this year’s panto while raising money for a good cause.

Town football fan escapes ban order

Swindon Advertiser: Fans will have a say in the future of the County Ground

5:30am Wednesday 17th September 2014

SWINDON Town fan Kieran Parker, convicted of two football-related public order offences this year, has escaped a three-year banning order after a court was told he had moved away.

Woman in court charged with fire death

Swindon Advertiser:

5:30am Wednesday 17th September 2014

THE woman charged with the murder of Michael Redpath following a fire in Swindon last week has appeared at Bristol Crown Court.

Church highlights role at centre of community

Swindon Advertiser: What's your favourite biscuit to accompany a cup of tea?

5:30am Wednesday 17th September 2014

THIS month marks the 75th anniversary of the opening of Immanuel Church, in Upham Road.

Sexual assault bid after a night out

Swindon Advertiser:

5:30am Wednesday 17th September 2014

A NIGHT out in Old Town earlier this year ended with an attempted sexual assault after a woman brought a man back to her home in the town centre.

Buses pelted with stones

Swindon Advertiser:

5:30am Wednesday 17th September 2014

BUSES had to be diverted at the weekend after transport bosses deemed a route unsafe for drivers and passengers.

Special moment as UTC opens its doors

Swindon Advertiser:

5:30am Wednesday 17th September 2014

STUDENTS made history yesterday as they filed into Swindon’s new University Technical College.

Sex offender groomed girl

Swindon Advertiser:

5:30am Wednesday 17th September 2014

A BRITISH Legion standard bearer who sexually abused a vulnerable young girl has been jailed for 12 years for what a judge called “acts of gross depravity and wicked exploitation”.

MPs put the pink in Parliament for charity day

Swindon Advertiser:

5:30am Wednesday 17th September 2014

SWINDON’S Parliamentarians have joined the fight against breast cancer by agreeing to be pretty in pink for charity.

‘Curb school run parking’

Swindon Advertiser:

5:30am Wednesday 17th September 2014

GREATER powers for PCSOs to tackle nuisance drivers outside school gates will be proposed at the meeting of full council tomorrow.

Burglar stroked hand of victim as she was asleep

Swindon Advertiser:

5:30am Wednesday 17th September 2014

A BURGLAR who woke a woman by brushing against her hand as she slept in her bed has been jailed for 20 months.

African woman in plea for Ebola aid

Swindon Advertiser:

5:30am Wednesday 17th September 2014

LIBERIAN Ellen Heavens is calling on the people of Swindon to show their generosity and help her home country fight an Ebola epidemic which has killed many, including her own friends and family.

A horrible time for all

Swindon Advertiser:

5:30am Wednesday 17th September 2014

WORLD War One will meet tag-team wrestling at the Wyvern Theatre this week during a show with an alternative take on the conflict.

Beware of the boys in blue

Swindon Advertiser:

5:30am Wednesday 17th September 2014

FOR Albert Long it meant the exotic taste of tinned tomatoes. For a bevy of local lasses, the gift of nylons and chocolates… perhaps in exchange for a little something later on.

Inquiry call on recycling fire

Swindon Advertiser:

6:35pm Wednesday 17th September 2014

A MOTION calling for a public inquiry into the handling of the Averies Recycling fire will be discussed by Swindon Council tonight.

Bike build scheme is all ready to roll

Swindon Advertiser:

5:29pm Wednesday 17th September 2014

ONE less bicycle theft on the streets of Penhill and Build-a-Bike will prove to have been worth the efforts of volunteer mechanic John Paine.

Cyclist’s medal pride

Swindon Advertiser:

5:22pm Wednesday 17th September 2014

ROYAL Wootton Bassett’s Joanne Morris was thrilled to bring home a bronze medal from the inaugural Invictus Games after undergoing numerous knee operations.

Beware of the boys in blue

Swindon Advertiser:

9:50am Wednesday 17th September 2014

The Army camp that banished the ‘bad’ troops

New College student diagnosed with bacterial meningitis

Swindon Advertiser: New College

5:10pm Tuesday 16th September 2014

HEALTH officials have arranged antibiotics for people who came into close contact with a New College student who is recovering from bacterial meningitis.

Middle-aged man exposed himself on Dorcan footpath

Swindon Advertiser:

10:49am Tuesday 16th September 2014

Wiltshire Police is appealing for witnesses following an indecent exposure in Swindon.

Appeal for witnesses after attempted sexual assault

Swindon Advertiser:

9:40am Tuesday 16th September 2014

Wiltshire Police are appealing for witnesses following an attempted sexual assault in Swindon.

Top cop probed in alleged cover-up

Swindon Advertiser: Chief Constable Pat Geenty chased a suspected shoplifter in Chippenham yesterday

5:30am Tuesday 16th September 2014

THE chief constable of Wiltshire Police is among a trio of officers being investigated over an alleged cover-up over the force’s handling of sexual abuse complaints.

Familiar faces win top quiz contest

Swindon Advertiser:

5:00am Tuesday 16th September 2014

QUIZ team members from the Ashford Road Club put their heads together to take top spot at a prestigious competition – but the team are no ordinary quizzers.

Record number of children turn into bookworms

Swindon Advertiser: Swindon Central Library hosted a pantomime storytime event. From left are Madison, Daisy The Cow and Hollie Evans, who is playing Jill.

5:30am Tuesday 16th September 2014

ALMOST 10,000 Wiltshire children got stuck into a good book over the holidays as record numbers took part in this year’s Summer Reading Challenge.

Meningitis student is taken to hospital

Swindon Advertiser:

5:30am Tuesday 16th September 2014

FEARS of a potential meningitis outbreak are growing after a New College student was rushed to hospital with the life-threatening infection.

Rugby-lovers have a ball at annual beer festival

Swindon Advertiser:

5:30am Tuesday 16th September 2014

REVELLERS enjoyed a winning combination of watching rugby and tasting real ales during Royal Wootton Bassett’s beer festival, which took place over the weekend.

Shop is damaged after street row

Swindon Advertiser:

5:30am Tuesday 16th September 2014

A staff member who played peacemaker when he intervened in an argument between two people in the street was left counting the cost when his store was damaged.

Should PCSOs have more power to deal with bad parking outside schools?

Swindon Advertiser: Pensioner's driving ban for injuring lollipop lady

2:04pm Tuesday 16th September 2014

POLL: Greater powers for PCSOs to tackle nuisance drivers outside school gates will be proposed at a meeting of Swindon Council this week.

Historic church fails to get Lottery grant

Swindon Advertiser:

5:30am Tuesday 16th September 2014

ATTEMPTS to raise £1.2m to conserve one of the oldest buildings in Swindon have stalled after a bid for a grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund was rejected.

Averies fire is out at last after 57 days

Swindon Advertiser:

5:00am Tuesday 16th September 2014

EIGHT weeks to the day since it started, the Averies Recycling fire was finally put out yesterday, much to the relief of residents and businesses neighbouring the Marshgate site.




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