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Workers fighting burst main at Regent Circus

Swindon Advertiser:

4:26pm Thursday 2nd October 2014

A BURST water main on Byron Street outside the Regent Circus development is causing a headache for motorists as workers try to stem the flooding.

Wiltshire Police arrested boy, 14, for drink-driving, information request reveals

Swindon Advertiser: A police officer with a breath test kit

12:26pm Thursday 2nd October 2014

The youngest driver found drink-driving in Wiltshire was 14, new figures have revealed.

Pensioner mistakenly sent cannabis package

Swindon Advertiser:

10:03am Thursday 2nd October 2014

A PACKAGE containing cannabis was mistakenly delivered to a 70-year-old lady in Royal Wootton Bassett yesterday.

Man arrested following shooting in Swindon

Swindon Advertiser:

9:31am Thursday 2nd October 2014

A MAN was arrested last night following a shooting in Park North on Tuesday, shortly after 10.45pm.

Tributes pour in for Swindon bike fanatic who died in freak accident

Swindon Advertiser:

5:30am Thursday 2nd October 2014

TRIBUTES to ‘phenomenal’ motorbike enthusiast and father-to-be Mike Mahon have been paid by the hundreds of lives he touched in the town after he died in a collision while riding in the Forest of Dean on Sunday.

Family still struggling to come to terms with death of man hit by car

Swindon Advertiser:

5:30am Thursday 2nd October 2014

ONE year on since Derek Marshall died, having lost a 12-year battle with brain trauma, his family are still struggling to come to terms with his loss.

Turner paintings come to Swindon Museum and Art Gallery

Swindon Advertiser: JMW Turner's image of Linlithgow Palace

10:18am Thursday 2nd October 2014

AN INTIMATE exhibition of paintings by an artist many consider to be England’s greatest is coming to Swindon’s Museum and Art Gallery for a two month stay.

English lesson leads to science fiction book deal

Swindon Advertiser:

5:30am Thursday 2nd October 2014

WHEN Tanya Bourton’s pupils at Kingsdown School asked what happened next to the protagonist she created for an exercise, she gave a longer answer than they ever expected.

Pubs served underage teens alcohol in police operation

Swindon Advertiser:

5:30am Thursday 2nd October 2014

FOUR pubs served underage police volunteers in a licensed premises operation in and around Swindon.

Sacked after a two-year battle to beat cancer

Swindon Advertiser:

5:30am Thursday 2nd October 2014

ADULT care provider SEQOL sacked Lorraine Bond on Tuesday after a two-and-a-half year battle with liver disease and cancer, because she needed too much sick leave.

New-look Thomson holiday store is going places

Swindon Advertiser: Mayor Teresa Page

5:30am Thursday 2nd October 2014

THOMSON last week welcomed the first customers into its newly refurbished holiday design store in Swindon, where Mayor Teresa Page officially opened the shop for business.

Gerry was the heart and soul of the community

Swindon Advertiser:

5:30am Thursday 2nd October 2014

TRIBUTES have been paid to Gerry Williams, former owner of the Ring Coffee Bar in Cavendish Square, who has died after a short illness, at the age of 86.

Man, 73, injured after falling from roof

Swindon Advertiser:

5:30am Thursday 2nd October 2014

A 73-year-old man was airlifted to hospital by Wiltshire Air Ambulance yesterday after falling off the roof of his home.

Aldi store plans considered

Swindon Advertiser: Aldi plan to build a fourth store in Swindon

5:30am Thursday 2nd October 2014

PLANS for a new Aldi supermarket in Westlea will be considered by planners next week, with developers given a deadline of next month to finalise the agreement.

Chance to take closer look at college

Swindon Advertiser: Principal of New College, Graham Taylor

5:30am Thursday 2nd October 2014

NEW College Swindon will be opening its doors to potential new students for its School Leavers’ Open Day on October 11.

We’ll beat badgers

Swindon Advertiser:

5:30am Thursday 2nd October 2014

THE opening of a new play area in East Wichel is being delayed by pesky badgers.

Late-night terror as gunshots are heard

Swindon Advertiser:

5:30am Thursday 2nd October 2014

TERRIFIED Park North residents were woken by the sound of gunshots on Tuesday evening.

Trek in memory of a brave youngster

Swindon Advertiser:

5:30am Thursday 2nd October 2014

SWINDON friends Trisha Page and Lisa Preuss completed the 100km Thames Path Challenge to raise funds in memory of Shaniqwa Gooden, who died from a brain tumour at the age of just three.

Co-op is fundraising for a life-saving defibrillator

Swindon Advertiser: Mr Jenner is banned from Co-operative Food stores

5:30am Thursday 2nd October 2014

THE Co-op is fundraising to install a new defibrillator at their Old Town store.

Carl relishes new burger challenge

Swindon Advertiser:

5:30am Thursday 2nd October 2014

FILLING people’s bellies is not likely to cause any headaches for McDonald’s incoming Swindon franchisee Carl Room, but filling the shoes of Paul Booth is going to be the challenge.

Homes must wait

Swindon Advertiser:

5:30am Thursday 2nd October 2014

A NATIONAL sporting body has said they are opposing a housing project at the former Headlands School until more details can be provided.

35 years of friendship

Swindon Advertiser:

5:25pm Thursday 2nd October 2014

A GROUP that aims to prevent elderly people from feeling isolated celebrated its 35th anniversary yesterday with a visit from the mayor.

Cruel and heartless

Swindon Advertiser:

5:30am Thursday 2nd October 2014

A HEARTLESS thief has stolen a radio from Elizabeth House retirement home with residents desperate to be reunited with the sound system.

Why bother with a car?

Swindon Advertiser:

5:30am Thursday 2nd October 2014

SEVERAL hundred children and their parents took to the streets of Lawn yesterday morning in an attempt to encourage others to walk to school.

It’s good news all the way for school

Swindon Advertiser:

5:30am Thursday 2nd October 2014

A BOOST in rating from Ofsted for Mountford Manor Primary School is about more than just a number on a page for one of the hardest-to-shift schools in Swindon.

Peak climb for nurses’ charity

Swindon Advertiser:

5:17pm Thursday 2nd October 2014

A MOUNTAIN named after a heroic nurse killed by the Germans in the First World War has been scaled by the chairman of the Wiltshire branch of a charity also named in her honour.

It’s good to be posh

Swindon Advertiser:

5:30am Thursday 2nd October 2014

SALON owner Carol Hegarty has rubbished any notion Good Company 2 is too posh for Pinehurst and revealed plans to bring a hot tub and sauna to their beauty haven.

Sale wore heart on its sleeve

Swindon Advertiser:

5:30am Thursday 2nd October 2014

A CLOTHES charity which alters garments for disabled people raised £200 at a fundraising event.

Human face of the railway works

Swindon Advertiser:

5:30am Thursday 2nd October 2014

IN the spring of 1958 a blue tit built a nest in part of the casing of a giant bandsaw at the Railway Works sawmill.

Cultural diversity focus of display

Swindon Advertiser: Anti-racism lessons for Wirral schools

5:30am Thursday 2nd October 2014

A MULTIMEDIA display celebrating Wiltshire’s cultural diversity will be part of Wiltshire Council’s events around Black History Month this October.

Traffic flow surveys are completed

Swindon Advertiser:

5:30am Thursday 2nd October 2014

TRAFFIC surveys conducted by Swindon Council with partner agencies that have been ongoing for the past three weeks have now come to an end.

Police appeal for witnesses after shooting in Park North

Swindon Advertiser:

10:54am Wednesday 1st October 2014

POLICE are on the hunt after a car was shot at in the Park North area on Tuesday night.

Event aims to keep older people safe from fire

Swindon Advertiser: Fire fighters at Gladys Plumley Gardens

ADVICE to help keep older people safe from fire risks will be among information on offer at a special event in Swindon.

Accused is worried trial won’t be fair

Swindon Advertiser:

5:30am Wednesday 1st October 2014

TIMOTHY Crook will claim historic media coverage of the deaths of his elderly parents will deny him a fair trial and ask to be heard in Nottingham.

Grants helped youngsters learn to swim

Swindon Advertiser:

5:30am Wednesday 1st October 2014

GRANTS from The Children’s Society have helped change the lives of 12 youngsters who have been learning how to swim.

Sign of the rhymes as poetry festival returns

Swindon Advertiser:

5:30am Wednesday 1st October 2014

THIS year’s Swindon Festival of Poetry starts tomorrow.

OAP friends died in lorry collision

Swindon Advertiser:

5:30am Wednesday 1st October 2014

A BLIND woman from Purton died when the car she was travelling in pulled out in front of a speeding lorry.

VIDEO: Dan is unbeatable in national contest

Swindon Advertiser:

5:30am Wednesday 1st October 2014

VIDEO: Swindon beatboxer Dan Lowes has dreams of world domination after winning the national junior championship.

Host a fry up to show how much you care

Swindon Advertiser:

5:30am Wednesday 1st October 2014

BUSINESSES and residents are being encouraged to host a fry up in aid of Swindon Carers Centre.

Drink driver’s five-year ban

Swindon Advertiser:

5:30am Wednesday 1st October 2014

A DRINK-driver who crashed a car which had no rear seats and with a child in the back has avoided jail – but has been banned from driving for five years.

Time is on your side at this bank

Swindon Advertiser: Nextime disco clock, £33, Red Candy

5:30am Wednesday 1st October 2014

SWINDON’s Time Banks in Penhill and Taw Hill are looking to expand to encompass the whole of North Swindon. Like any other bank, the Time Bank takes deposits and allow withdrawals, but unlike ordinary banks, the currency is time not money.  Members deposit an hour in the bank by contributing their time, and then withdraw an hour when they need a service. Time Bank North Swindon will give local residents the opportunity to get to know each other, form friendships and contribute to their community. Regular Time Bank activities already running include five-a-side evening football at Orchid Vale School; fortnightly morning craft sessions at North Swindon Library; and a six-weekly evening Book Club at Asda Orbital. Anyone can join the Time Bank and attend the regular or one-off special group events. New members are welcome and it is expected that new groups will be set up across North Swindon to suit people’s needs. “Anyone can join the local Time Bank. Everyone will find they have something to give and can benefit from the friendship of others,” said a group spokesman. l To find out more, contact Lou or Kirsty on 01793 420557 or timebankswindon@gmail.com or find them on facebook at www.facebook.com/#!/timebankswindon.timebankswindon.

Status Quo to headline Lechlade Festival

Swindon Advertiser:

5:16pm Wednesday 1st October 2014

LEGENDARY rockers Status Quo will bring their classic anthems to next year's Lechlade Festival.

Long hot summer sees sunflowers continue to bloom - in October

Swindon Advertiser:

10:02am Wednesday 1st October 2014

THIS year’s enduring summer has seen one Penhill man’s garden go from strength to strength.

When giants roamed our streets

Swindon Advertiser:

5:37pm Wednesday 1st October 2014

The recent discovery of the fossilised remains of the world’s largest dinosaur, Dreadnoughtus has prompted some recollections on long gone beasts that once roved the Swindon area… THEY would have been long dead anyway, having departed to that elephant’s graveyard around 40,000 years ago, give or take a millennia.

Our extension is really classy

Swindon Advertiser:

5:26pm Wednesday 1st October 2014

PUPILS at Haydonleigh Primary School gave their new £3 million school extension a big ‘thumbs-up’ this week.

Police appeal after biker dies in crash

Swindon Advertiser: Health secretary Jeremy Hunt has given the go ahead for Great Western Ambulance Service and South Western Ambulance Service Foundation Trust to merge

5:30am Tuesday 30th September 2014

POLICE are investigating a crash in Gloucestershire which claimed the life of a 28-year-old Swindon man on Sunday morning.

Event builds on a very Brickish tradition

Swindon Advertiser:

5:30am Tuesday 30th September 2014

CHARACTERS from Star Wars, Ghostbusters and Despicable Me will help bring the Great Western Brick Show to life at the STEAM Museum this weekend.

Alissa’s setting up shop for sake of the animals

Swindon Advertiser:

5:30am Tuesday 30th September 2014

LITTLE Alissa Palmer proved that nothing will stand in the way of her support for Bath Cats and Dogs Home – especially not Asperger’s Syndrome – after hosting her latest fundraiser.

Pots intended to create a good impression

Swindon Advertiser: Swindon schoolchildren’s details safe on database, claims council

5:30am Tuesday 30th September 2014

GIANT plant pots along Clive Parade in Pinehurst were needed to improve visitors’ first impressions of Swindon, according to Swindon Council, which has defended the investment.

Shocking video drives home safety message

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

5:30am Tuesday 30th September 2014

OVER 2,800 students from across the Swindon area are currently experiencing a hard-hitting road safety presentation.




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