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Family fete fun raises funds for good causes

Swindon Advertiser:

5:30am Monday 1st September 2014

HUNDREDS of pounds were raised for local charities as the Southbrook Fete brought people from across the community together on Sunday.

Royal Mail worker is jailed for thefts

Swindon Advertiser: Katherine Applegate did not enter a plea at Swindon Crown Court

5:30am Monday 1st September 2014

A FORMER Royal Mail worker has been jailed for stealing more than £60,000 worth of jewellery and watches from the company.

Bargains galore in return of yard sale

Swindon Advertiser:

5:30am Monday 1st September 2014

OLD Town gardens were transformed into hives of bric-a-brac and bargains as residents brought out their unwanted items for the annual yard sale on Sunday.

Site set aside for grieving travellers

Swindon Advertiser:

5:30am Monday 1st September 2014

HUNDREDS of travellers are expected to arrive in Swindon today to attend a family funeral and will be given access to the vacant Groundwell Park and Ride site.

Flower seller was part of many lives

Swindon Advertiser:

5:30am Monday 1st September 2014

FAMILY tributes have been paid to Beth Howes, a stalwart of Swindon’s market trade for more than 30 years, after she lost her battle with cancer.

Chairman leaves gig on high note

Swindon Advertiser:

5:30am Monday 1st September 2014

CHAIRMAN Keith Newman made this year’s Broad Town Big Gig his last after eight years in charge but he leaves it at its biggest-ever size for a successor.

Swindon peer hits out at treatment of Aysha King's parents

Swindon Advertiser: aysha 09544517_n.jpg

4:52pm Monday 1st September 2014

LORD Stoddart of Swindon has hit out at the action being taken against the parents of Aysha King, who took him abroad in a bid to secure treatment in Spain which was unavailable on the NHS.

Arctic convoy veteran gets Russian military honour

Swindon Advertiser:

5:30am Monday 1st September 2014

VETERANS of the “worst journey in the world” have been recognised by the Russian government for their efforts in the Arctic Convoys by being awarded the Ushakov Medal.

Critics round on plans for homes and Tesco store

Swindon Advertiser: Hazel Newson, member of Wootton Bassett business association, with mayor Mike Leighfield at the site

5:30am Monday 1st September 2014

SUPERMARKET giant Tesco have submitted a planning application for a new store and hundreds of homes in Royal Wootton Bassett despite fierce opposition from residents.

Support pours in for young Charlie’s cancer fight

5:30am Monday 1st September 2014

CHARLIE Allen is still smiling in the face of his battle with leukaemia as family and friends of the five-year-old continue their fundraising efforts.

Driving on past any bumps in the road

Swindon Advertiser:

5:30am Monday 1st September 2014

GORDON Frost, 47, is Thamesdown Transport’s new operations director. His responsibilities include improving services and encouraging more people to use buses. A father of three, he lives with wife Melissa, a social worker, in Telford, but is planning a move to Swindon ONLINE booking, a mobile app to track buses on their way to our stops and ready internet access for all passengers.

Hospital food put to the test

Swindon Advertiser:

5:30am Monday 1st September 2014

THE Great Western Hospital will now be judged on its food as the NHS introduces mandatory standards across the country.

Hundreds of travellers to arrive at park and ride

Swindon Advertiser: Police speaking to the travellers at the old Groundwell Park and Ride site

9:33am Sunday 31st August 2014

HUNDREDS of travellers are expected to arrive in Swindon today to attend a family funeral and will be given access to the vacant Groundwell Park and Ride site.

Commercial Feature: Join the World's Biggest Coffee Morning with Macmillan

Swindon Advertiser: World's Biggest Coffee Morning

7:00am Sunday 31st August 2014

Join people in your area for the Worlds Biggest Coffee Morning on Friday 26th September – all in the name of Macmillan Cancer Support.

A420 reopens with roadworks completed a week early

Swindon Advertiser: A420 traffic - current

1:56pm Saturday 30th August 2014

ROADWORKS to upgrade the surface of the A420 close to Shrivenham have been completed a full week ahead of schedule to the relief of residents.

Horror death crash driver faces charge

Swindon Advertiser:

5:30am Saturday 30th August 2014

ARNIE Peter Rogers has been charged with causing death by dangerous driving in the horrific collision which took the life of 33-year-old Paul Winters in May.

Owners mark home’s big day by reposing for photo

Swindon Advertiser:

5:30am Saturday 30th August 2014

STAFF at a nursing home in Purton have celebrated its 30th anniversary by recreating a photograph that appeared in the Swindon Advertiser three decades ago.

M4 security ramped up ready for NATO summit

Swindon Advertiser:

5:30am Saturday 30th August 2014

WILTSHIRE Police officers will be on high alert along the M4 next week as delegates, including US President Barack Obama, make their way to and from Swindon for the NATO summit in Newport under threat of disruption from activists.

Warden spared jail after theft from dementia victim

Swindon Advertiser:

5:30am Saturday 30th August 2014

A WARDEN at sheltered accommodation who plundered thousands from the bank account of an elderly widower, who has since died, walked free from court.

Updated plan’s extra help for crime victims

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

5:30am Saturday 30th August 2014

NEW services to support victims will be commissioned in Swindon from April next year as part of the updated Police and Crime Plan.

Funding will help the force to hold front line

Swindon Advertiser:

5:30am Saturday 30th August 2014

POLICE staffing levels are holding at just over 1,000 bobbies on the beat as new funding help the force provide improved services.

Rape victims are let down

Swindon Advertiser:

5:30am Saturday 30th August 2014

RAPE crimes being settled by community resolutions have been branded unacceptable by the police inspectorate in a report into data handling.

Staff jobs are safe says leisure boss

Swindon Advertiser:

5:30am Saturday 30th August 2014

THE company which is set to take over the town’s leisure facilities has reassured current staff it is not looking to make sweeping cuts.

Woman jailed for £25,000 benefit abuse

Swindon Advertiser:

5:30am Saturday 30th August 2014

A WOMAN who took part in a benefit scam totalling almost £25,000 has been jailed for 18 weeks.

Women's Aid staff take ice bucket challenge

Swindon Advertiser:

5:30am Saturday 30th August 2014

SWINDON Women’s Aid staff have become the latest to take part in the Ice Bucket Challenge sweeping the country.

OAP can keep gun after grandson is barred from house

Swindon Advertiser: Swindon Magistrates Court

5:30am Saturday 30th August 2014

A PENSIONER who had his shotgun certificate confiscated by the police over fears about his grandson has been allowed to have it back.

Foreign tourists flock to the town

Swindon Advertiser:

5:30am Saturday 30th August 2014

THE Steam Museum, the Designer Outlet Village and the Magic Roundabout are among locations being praised for an increase in international tourists visiting Wiltshire.

Blind Trevor’s CD raises funds to say thanks to charity

Swindon Advertiser:

5:30am Saturday 30th August 2014

BLIND musician Trev Taylor has recorded an album in support of the Wiltshire Blind Association.

A dream climb is grounded

Swindon Advertiser:

5:30am Saturday 30th August 2014

STUDENT Cerianne Pidgeon has been left devastated after her trip to climb to the roof of Africa was cancelled despite raising thousands of pounds for charity.

Man charged following death of man in Thamesdown Drive crash

Swindon Advertiser:

10:28am Friday 29th August 2014

A DRIVER has been charged following a fatal road traffic collision in Swindon.

Benefit fraud siblings sentenced

Swindon Advertiser:

10:16am Friday 29th August 2014

A WOMAN who took part in a benefit scam totalling almost £25,000 has been jailed for 18 weeks.

THE LIST: 10 things to do around Swindon this weekend (August 30&31 edition)

Swindon Advertiser: Nathan Jones Band

8:00am Friday 29th August 2014

AS another weekend beckons we bring you the latest in our new regular weekly slot giving you 10 things to do in and around Swindon.

Burglars raid home and steal jewellery

Swindon Advertiser:

5:30am Friday 29th August 2014

RESIDENTS at a house in Burderop have been left devastated after burglars broke in and stole thousands of pounds worth of jewellery and watches.

Cafe proves right option for disabled

Swindon Advertiser:

5:00am Friday 29th August 2014

OPTIONS for Living’s weekly cafe has grown from strength to strength since the volunteer-led project first opened its doors six months ago.

Compensation bids as blaze continues

Swindon Advertiser:

5:00am Friday 29th August 2014

COMPENSATION is being sought by angry residents and workers affected by the endless blaze at Averies Recycling in Marshgate.

Care home given damning report

Swindon Advertiser:

5:00am Friday 29th August 2014

UNSAFE, ineffective, careless, unresponsive and poorly-led is how the national health watchdog has described Old Town nursing home, Princess Lodge Care Centre.

Town is set to benefit from leisure services takeover says boss

Swindon Advertiser:

5:30am Friday 29th August 2014

THE company which is set to take over the running of the leisure facilities in Swindon has said it is a positive move for the town.

Vow that Croft Fields and library are safe

Swindon Advertiser:

5:30am Friday 29th August 2014

THE company set to take over the town’s leisure facilities has moved to reassure residents concerned about the future of some sites.

Come and get fit with new dance craze

Swindon Advertiser: FitSteps at Ridgeway Leisure Centre with Steve Rouse, front

5:30am Friday 29th August 2014

FitSteps, the new dance fitness programme developed by Strictly stars and a famous Olympian, is coming to Swindon for a Prospect Hospice fundraising event which the organiser hopes 200 fleet-footed fitness fans will come along to next weekend.

Adver boys have met their match

Swindon Advertiser:

5:30am Friday 29th August 2014

THE Adver got their boots on for a grudge match with the Oxford Mail which moved the 160 appeal a step closer to its goal.

From happy feet to the yearly fete

Swindon Advertiser:

5:30am Friday 29th August 2014

PROSPECT Hospice has a wide range of fundraising events and initiatives to suit all kinds of tastes through the autumn months, starting with its annual garden fete in its grounds in Wroughton on September 6.

Volunteers dig in and spruce up day centre

Swindon Advertiser:

5:30am Friday 29th August 2014

USERS of a centre for adults with disabilities are loving it after McDonald’s and Swindon Garden Centre spruced up an outdoor learning area.

Revamped store ready for battle

Swindon Advertiser:

5:30am Friday 29th August 2014

GROWING competition in the supermarket sector across Swindon put the Tesco Extra superstore in Ocotal Way first in line for a programme of nationwide investment across the chain.

Cyber camp spies internet security talents

Swindon Advertiser:

3:30pm Friday 29th August 2014

THE next generation of the computer security industry was put to the test at cyber camp running at the Defence Academy in Shrivenham.

Proms live on town big screen for another year

Swindon Advertiser: Viewers enjoy the start of the London Olympics opening ceremony on the big screen at Wharf Green

5:30am Friday 29th August 2014

INSWINDON has announced that the Big Screen at Wharf Green will be broadcasting another Last Night of the Proms live for the eighth consecutive year.

Dave to hit the road as weight drops off

Swindon Advertiser:

5:30am Friday 29th August 2014

WHEN Dave Grainger first walked into Kiss Gym weighing 24 stone he never dreamed a year later he would take on the Swindon half marathon.

The lifelong dream that crash landed

Swindon Advertiser:

12:59pm Friday 29th August 2014

ON a grey and cloudy Thursday afternoon 20 years ago a group of people are standing on the blustery downs above Swindon. Necks craned, we are keeping an eye out – and indeed an ear out – for the sight or the sound of a distant speck of silver.

Old Town care home exposed in damning inspection

Swindon Advertiser: Princess Lodge

10:16am Thursday 28th August 2014

ENFORCEMENT action has been taken against nursing home Princess Lodge Care Centre by the Care Quality Commission after severe failings were exposed in the care it is providing.

Wiltshire PCC speaks out about Rotherham sexual abuse scandal

Swindon Advertiser:

2:26pm Thursday 28th August 2014

WILTSHIRE'S Police and Crime Commissioner has spoken out about the South Yorkshire PCC's decision to stay in post despite being accused of failing to act on warnings of sexual abuse of children.

More smoke before blaze is finally out

Swindon Advertiser:

5:30am Thursday 28th August 2014

THE fire service has warned that the Averies Recycling blaze will be burning for several weeks despite progress in their efforts to put it out.




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