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Report critical of Isambard School’s finances

Swindon Advertiser:

5:30am Thursday 30th October 2014

THE financial management of Isambard School has been slammed in a council report revealing a number of serious failings.

Cyclist injured after altercation with driver

Swindon Advertiser:

10:51am Thursday 30th October 2014

A CYCLIST was left with nose injuries after an incident in Royal Wootton Bassett.

Town waits to see effect of Lloyds bank cuts

Swindon Advertiser:

5:30am Thursday 30th October 2014

LLOYDS Banking Group has not confirmed how planned job cuts will affect Swindon.

Ashleigh and Pudsey will be dazzling at the big switch-on

Swindon Advertiser:

5:30am Thursday 30th October 2014

TOWN centre managers will show Swindon’s got talent too when TV sensations Ashleigh and Pudsey dazzle crowds at this year’s Christmas lights switch-on event.

Cleaning team sweeps in

Swindon Advertiser:

5:30am Thursday 30th October 2014

MAYOR Teresa Page was on hand to spruce up the new home of a business in Swindon this week.

Bridge closure will hit bus passengers

Swindon Advertiser:

5:30am Thursday 30th October 2014

IMPROVEMENTS to Swindon’s rail service will leave some of the town’s bus users facing five months of disruption.

Rotary Club gets gong for longtime Help for Heroes

Swindon Advertiser:

5:30am Thursday 30th October 2014

THE Rotary Club of Royal Wootton Bassett Town has received a medal in recognition of the fundraising efforts they have made for Help For Heroes over the years.

150-year-old pub building gets go ahead for bedrooms

Swindon Advertiser:

5:30am Thursday 30th October 2014

A 150-YEAR-OLD outbuilding at the The Mailcoach pub has been saved from demolition and will become a bed & breakfast.

Safety debate set over Regent Circus road crossing

Swindon Advertiser:

5:30am Thursday 30th October 2014

INVESTIGATIONS into the safety of a controversial shared-space crossing at Regent Circus are now scheduled to take place next week.

We’re lovin’ it, say McDonald’s visitors

Swindon Advertiser:

5:30am Thursday 30th October 2014

THE new McDonald’s in Bridgemead opened its doors an hour ahead of schedule yesterday.

Firm wins top vets training contract

Swindon Advertiser:

5:30am Thursday 30th October 2014

VET trainer Improve Interna-tional has fought off national competition to win a major Government contract which will generate new jobs and visitors for Swindon.

Fans dig deep in memory of physio

Swindon Advertiser:

5:30am Thursday 30th October 2014

SWINDON Town fans donated £2,338 in memory of former physio Kevin Morris at an event commemorating him 20 years after his death.

Cricklade community cinema group recognised in national awards

Swindon Advertiser:

5:30am Thursday 30th October 2014

A COMMUNITY cinema group is celebrating after being recognised in a national award scheme.

Fans help ensure Thunderbirds puppets are go for new TV series

Swindon Advertiser:

5:30am Thursday 30th October 2014

THREE days remain for Gerry Anderson’s legion of fans to put money behind the Thunderbirds creator’s latest sci-fi puppet concept.

Man jailed for street stabbing

Swindon Advertiser:

5:30am Thursday 30th October 2014

A MAN who stabbed a 50-year-old former bouncer outside a town centre nightspot has been jailed for four years.

Christmas Care charity in appeal to help homeless

Swindon Advertiser:

5:30am Thursday 30th October 2014

HOMELESS Shelter Christmas Care is set to return for another year to provide some of the town’s most vulnerable people with somewhere warm to spend the festive season.

‘Give to help halt Ebola’ urges campaigner

Swindon Advertiser:

5:30am Thursday 30th October 2014

SWINDON charity Future In Our Hands is appealing for help to raise vital funds to stem the spread of the Ebola virus across the world.

160 YEARS: I Love Swindon

Swindon Advertiser:

6:00am Thursday 30th October 2014

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

Wedding anniversary couple have fun on a bicycle for two

Swindon Advertiser:

5:30am Thursday 30th October 2014

A CARRIAGE might be out of reach, but Deb and Nick Tremblin will be looking sweet on a bicycle made for two on their wedding anniversary this weekend.

Openwork donates to Swindon childhood bereavement charity Winston's Wish

Swindon Advertiser:

5:30am Thursday 30th October 2014

FINANCIAL advice network Openwork donated toys and games worth more than £1,000 to childhood bereavement charity Winston’s Wish.

Fire service merger 'only way to avoid frontline cuts'

Swindon Advertiser:

11:52am Wednesday 29th October 2014

POLL: A merger between Wiltshire and Dorset Fire Services is the only way to avoid major frontline cuts, according to a new report.

Rail delays after death on line between Bristol and Bath

Swindon Advertiser: £1.2m to prevent rail suicide delays on Brighton to London line

7:57am Wednesday 29th October 2014

RAIL users are still facing some delays after a person was hit by a train between Bristol Temple Meads and Bath Spa.

Shops set up food banks to provide for needy

Swindon Advertiser: Some of the items needed by food banks (2842348)

5:30am Wednesday 29th October 2014

FOOD banks have been installed at Swindon stores to make it easier for people to donate the much-needed goods.

Former council boss bows out of politics

Swindon Advertiser:

5:30am Wednesday 29th October 2014

FORMER Swindon Borough Council leader Roderick Bluh has announced he will be stepping down next year.

Bumper crop of strawberries thanks to long, hot summer

Swindon Advertiser:

5:36pm Wednesday 29th October 2014

LOTMEAD Farm has enjoyed the sweet taste of success after the warm weather and long summer brought a large increase in strawberry crops growing during 2014.

Pay tribute on the poppy trail

Swindon Advertiser:

5:30am Wednesday 29th October 2014

WROUGHTON is installing a First World War centenary commemoration that will stand as a legacy for future generations with a very special kind of poppy trail.

Meerkats revel in pumpkin party at Cotswold Wildlife Park

Swindon Advertiser:

5:30am Wednesday 29th October 2014

YOUNG people aren’t the only ones enjoying the Halloween period – staff at a wildlife park have been playing some tricks with treats on some cute inhabitants.

Teen in court for sex with girl, 14

Swindon Advertiser: Swindon Crown Court

5:30am Wednesday 29th October 2014

A TEENAGE baker who had sex with a 14-year-old girl he contacted on Facebook told police he thought the age of consent didn't count ‘if they were a little younger’.

Bailiffs seen on TV chasing Swindon Town debt

Swindon Advertiser:

5:30am Wednesday 29th October 2014

BAILIFFS chased Swindon Town officials around the County Ground for a £16,000 debt at the height of the club’s power struggle this summer – and it’s on television tonight.

Woman hit by Volkswagen in Groundwell Road

Swindon Advertiser:

5:30am Wednesday 29th October 2014

A WOMAN was injured following a collision with a car yesterday afternoon.

Caring town Royal Wootton Bassett is in spotlight again

Swindon Advertiser:

5:30am Wednesday 29th October 2014

ROYAL Wootton Bassett has once again become the focal point for the world’s media as the last British soldier leaves Afghanistan for home.

Double smash gridlocks M4 near Junction 15

Swindon Advertiser:

5:30am Wednesday 29th October 2014

A DOUBLE lorry smash caused gridlock on the M4 yesterday with a male driver airlifted to hospital, fuel spilled and two lanes closed for more than seven hours.

Class celebrates black dance moves

Swindon Advertiser:

5:30am Wednesday 29th October 2014

YOUNGSTERS got a taste of contemporary and African dance when they took part in a special masterclass at Swindon Dance during Black History Month.

Shoppers conned on internet to pay off loan shark

Swindon Advertiser: Andrew Gray pleaded guilty at Swindon Magistrates Court

5:30am Wednesday 29th October 2014

AN illiterate fraudster who conned internet shoppers out of almost £3,000 to pay back a loan shark has been handed a suspended jail sentence.

Police hunt for man who punched girl

Swindon Advertiser:

5:30am Wednesday 29th October 2014

POLICE have released an e-fit of a man they want to find in connection with an assault in Swindon.

Memorial to maestro Gordon Crabbe

Swindon Advertiser:

5:30am Wednesday 29th October 2014

A MEMORIAL concert to celebrate the life of much-loved choirmaster and organist Gordon Crabbe will take place next month.

State-of-the-art clinic to see eye patients

Swindon Advertiser:

5:30am Wednesday 29th October 2014

A NEW, state-of-the-art eye clinic aims to improve treatment and cut down waiting times for patients in Swindon.

Locally-sourced food increased on train menus

Swindon Advertiser: Snow cancels trains and bus services

11:03am Wednesday 29th October 2014

FOOD sourced in the south west is to take pride of place on a new menu for diners on First Great Western (FGW) trains.

Dishwasher cash handed to group on a plate

Swindon Advertiser:

5:30am Wednesday 29th October 2014

RECEIVING a donation for £750 was on the agenda for a Swindon group which helps people with learning disabilities, at its AGM.

Wiltshire Police on the look out for Special Constables

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

2:07pm Wednesday 29th October 2014

HAVE you got what it takes to become a Special Constable?

Did YOU see the Stones at McIlroy’s?

Swindon Advertiser:

10:07am Wednesday 29th October 2014

THE atmosphere, we can safely assume, was electric as the fresh faced 21 year old singer shook a handful of maracas and worked the stage at Swindon’s favourite department store like a seasoned pro while the howls and screeches from the massed ranks in front threatened to drown the band’s stirring take on Chicago rhythm and blues.

160 YEARS: I Love Swindon

Swindon Advertiser:

7:30am Wednesday 29th October 2014

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

160 YEARS: I Love Swindon

Swindon Advertiser:

12:00am Wednesday 29th October 2014

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

M4 fuel spill causing long delays after double lorry smash

Swindon Advertiser:

10:27am Tuesday 28th October 2014

UPDATE: Investigations are continuing amid long delays after a smash involving two lorries which saw fuel spilled across the M4 and two lanes closed.

Former leader Rod Bluh to stand down from Swindon Council

Swindon Advertiser: Council leader Rod Bluh resigns post

12:32pm Tuesday 28th October 2014

FORMER Swindon Borough Council leader Roderick Bluh has announced he will be stepping down next year.

Reward to grass up mindless vandals

Swindon Advertiser:

5:00am Tuesday 28th October 2014

DEVASTATED gardeners are appealing for help to track down thugs who caused £5,000 of damage to an allotment site.

E-fit released after teenage girl punched in the face during attack

Swindon Advertiser:

2:50pm Tuesday 28th October 2014

POLICE have released an e-fit of a man they would like to trace in connection with an assault in Swindon.

Duke of Kent presents radio champion with award

Swindon Advertiser:

5:00am Tuesday 28th October 2014

PRINCE Edward, Duke of Kent, came to Swindon yesterday to learn more about the good work being carried out by two groups in the town.

Boxing star drops in for visit at Open Door

Swindon Advertiser:

5:00am Tuesday 28th October 2014

PROFESSIONAL boxing star Kelvin Young and his manager Keith Mayo paid a visit to The Open Door Centre recently, a cause close to their hearts and one that they have been supporting for a number of years.

£8bn to tackle obesity is welcome

Swindon Advertiser:

5:00am Tuesday 28th October 2014

HEALTH bosses leading the town’s battle with obesity have welcomed demands to invest a further £8 billion in the NHS to tackle the condition.




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