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Cut back speed to keep us safe

Swindon Advertiser:

5:00am Monday 20th October 2014

DON’T top 20 in Commercial Road - that's the message of our new campaign.

Rows lead to a happy life

Swindon Advertiser:

5:30am Monday 20th October 2014

“REGULAR rowing” is the secret to keeping a marriage going for 70 years, according to a teasing Robert Timms, who celebrated the milestone with his wife Betty on Saturday.

Pensioner accused of sexually abusing girls in the 60s appears in court

Swindon Advertiser: Sumon Gurung pleaded not guilty to charges of possession with intent to supply, at Swindon Crown Court

12:34pm Monday 20th October 2014

A PENSIONER accused of sexually abusing two girls in the 1960s has been released on bail by a judge.

Teenager takes on run to thank Forces charity

Swindon Advertiser:

5:30am Monday 20th October 2014

TEENAGER Poppy Gibson is taking on the Great South Run in memory of her dad, who died in Iraq when she was just seven years old.

Popping in to launch poppy appeal

Swindon Advertiser:

5:35pm Monday 20th October 2014

THE skies above Wiltshire were a sea of red as the Royal British Legion parachuting team launched the Wiltshire Poppy Appeal yesterday.

Foundations built for 48 new homes

Swindon Advertiser:

5:30am Monday 20th October 2014

BUILDING work is progressing on 48 new affordable homes on the edge of Swindon.

Academy goes green for child charity

Swindon Advertiser:

5:30am Monday 20th October 2014

SWINDON Academy was glorious in green as pupils and staff dressed up to raise money for the NSPCC.

Shortage of school places

Swindon Advertiser: Swindon Borough Council is looking for someone to serve on an independent panel  to decide pay for councillors

5:30am Monday 20th October 2014

SWINDON is facing a shortage of primary school places in the central and southern areas amid rising numbers of pupils in the next few years.

College opens doors as work is complete

Swindon Advertiser:

5:00am Monday 20th October 2014

PARENTS and prospective students had their first chance to look at the newly completed University Technical College building on Saturday.

Kicking off for a special little lad

Swindon Advertiser:

5:00am Monday 20th October 2014

FORMER SWINDON Town players dusted off their boots for a special football match yesterday in aid of little Charlie Allen.

New store on the cards for retailer

Swindon Advertiser:

4:30am Monday 20th October 2014

THE latest card shop to open in the town centre had a successful first weekend as customers piled in to discover what was on the shelves.

Fundraising event for Mela ends up at a loss

Swindon Advertiser:

5:00am Monday 20th October 2014

ORGANISERS fear for the future of Swindon’s annual Mela after a fundraising event with leading Asian performers failed to draw in the crowds.

Making it easier to live healthily

Swindon Advertiser:

5:00am Monday 20th October 2014

THE duties of Cherry Jones and her team range from anti-smoking drives to encouraging exercise.

Council meetings to be shown live online

Swindon Advertiser:

5:00am Monday 20th October 2014

WILTSHIRE Council is to begin broadcasting meetings live on the internet from tomorrow.

Having a ball to aid causes

Swindon Advertiser:

5:00am Monday 20th October 2014

THE Charity Ball is returning to Swindon for the 27th year and good causes in the town are being sought to reap its rewards.

Hairdresser of the Year is named

Swindon Advertiser:

5:00am Monday 20th October 2014

SWINDON’S most talented hair stylists are celebrating after the Adver announced the winners in their first Hairdresser and Salon of the Year competition.

A night of entertainment aims to save Mela

Swindon Advertiser:

5:00am Saturday 18th October 2014

AN event to ensure the Swindon Mela goes ahead next year will take place tonight.

Man jailed for drunken rape

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

5:00am Saturday 18th October 2014

KAI Connolly has been sent to prison for four and a half years for raping a woman last year, despite her repeated appeals for him to “be nice”.

Pupils join cancer-hit classmate in standing up to the disease

Swindon Advertiser:

5:30am Saturday 18th October 2014

KITES, cakes, and spraying the headteacher with orange water were among the highlights when Ferndale Community Primary School took part in Stand Up To Cancer.

Playgoup moves into a home of its own

Swindon Advertiser:

5:30am Saturday 18th October 2014

A PARTY was held yesterday to celebrate the King William Playgroup moving into its new premises.

Woman, 20, avoids jail after targeting family and friends in fraud spree

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

5:30am Saturday 18th October 2014

AN accomplished fraudster who tried to buy a new car on her housemate’s plastic has walked free from court.

Stylist crowned Hairdresser of the Year 2014

Swindon Advertiser:

9:10am Saturday 18th October 2014

TEARS of joy marked the moment that Lisa Robson was crowned Hairdresser of the Year this evening in the inaugural competition from the Swindon Advertiser.

Firm left cancer patient stranded

Swindon Advertiser:

5:30am Saturday 18th October 2014

LUNG cancer patient Eric Spencer is angry after being stranded at hospital for more than three hours because his transport didn’t turn up.

Terri stays sober to raise cash for kids

Swindon Advertiser:

5:30am Saturday 18th October 2014

A TOWN centre pub is throwing its support behind fundraising efforts after the death of two-and-a-half- year-old Seb Murtough last month.

Thieves raid seven shops

Swindon Advertiser:

5:30am Saturday 18th October 2014

SEVEN shops in the centre of Highworth were broken into in a systematic series of burglaries overnight on Wednesday, including a charity shop.

Princess Royal opens improved railway line

Swindon Advertiser:

5:00am Saturday 18th October 2014

ALL of those eagerly waiting on the platform at Kemble railway station for the 7.36am service from London Paddington yesterday breathed a sigh of relief as the train arrived on time – as it was carrying Royal cargo.

Police release e-fit of ‘hoody’ after knifepoint robbery

Swindon Advertiser:

5:00am Saturday 18th October 2014

POLICE have released an image of a suspect in the violent knifepoint robbery which took place in Eldene early this month.

Parents call for rethink on children's centres

Swindon Advertiser:

5:00am Saturday 18th October 2014

A PETITION to keep the Butterflies Children’s Centre open has been handed to Swindon’s deputy mayor.

Drug dealers behind bars

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

5:00am Saturday 18th October 2014

THREE naive drug dealers looking to bring crack and heroin onto the streets of West Swindon have been jailed.

Town is below average for absentee students

Swindon Advertiser:

5:00am Saturday 18th October 2014

THERE has been a fall in the number of children who are missing large sections of their education in Swindon.

Youngsters share with those in need

Swindon Advertiser:

5:30am Saturday 18th October 2014

CHILDREN at Nyland Campus have been emptying their cupboards to help those in Swindon who are in need.

Join the big sleepout

Swindon Advertiser:

5:30am Saturday 18th October 2014

HOMELESS charity Threshold is inviting volunteers to take part in their annual sleepout and experience what it is like to spend a night on the streets.

Crime continues to fall in Wiltshire

Swindon Advertiser: Chief constable Pat Geenty has spoken on changes afoot within Wiltshire Police

4:56pm Friday 17th October 2014

THE Office for National Statistics yesterday released the latest national crime figures which show that the reduction in crime continues at a steady pace.

THE LIST: 10 things to do in and around Swindon this weekend (Oct 18&19)

Swindon Advertiser: Jim Croton, left, and Tony Norris celebrate the success of last year’s Swindon and Cricklade Railway Real Ale and Cider Festival

8:00am Friday 17th October 2014

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

Hundreds of bikers say goodbye to popular Michael Mahon at his funeral

Swindon Advertiser:

5:30am Friday 17th October 2014

“I WILL be a story in your head, but that’s ok. We are all stories in the end, just make yours a good one, eh?” - with picture gallery.

Racing go kart stolen from garage

Swindon Advertiser: Go kart track to open in Wade Road, Basingstoke in July

11:57am Friday 17th October 2014

A RACING kart and spare tyres were stolen from a garage in Swindon.

Royal Mail needs 760 people to deliver festive cheer

Swindon Advertiser:

5:30am Friday 17th October 2014

ROYAL Mail’s annual Christmas jobs bonus in Swindon has been launched, with almost 800 temporary jobs promised for the town.

‘I used pepper spray as a last resort’

Swindon Advertiser:

5:30am Friday 17th October 2014

PEPPER spray was used by PC David Thompson for the first time in six years of policing last month as a hostile crowd threatened to over-run him and two others during an arrest in Pinehurst.

Former Miss Swindon and breast surgeon offer valuable cancer advice

Swindon Advertiser:

5:30am Friday 17th October 2014

A FORMER Miss Swindon who had a preventative double mastectomy has teamed up with the Great Western Hospital’s only female breast surgeon to talk about cancer.

Tadpole gardens project spawns its first houses

Swindon Advertiser:

5:30am Friday 17th October 2014

THE first few show homes at the Tadpole Gardens development were officially opened yesterday morning.

Daredevils prepare to walk on glass and fire

Swindon Advertiser:

5:00am Friday 17th October 2014

STEPPING on coals and broken glass may be daunting but compared to the weeks and months spent fighting a terminal illness it is a walk in the park.

Last push before the big walk

Swindon Advertiser:

5:00am Friday 17th October 2014

HER mammoth 24-hour non-stop walk is fast approaching and reporter Liz Mackley is counting on strength in numbers to raise valuable funds for the 160 Appeal.

Close shave brings in a hefty sum

Swindon Advertiser:

5:00am Friday 17th October 2014

AN extreme haircut was the least one woman could do to raise money to help cancer sufferers at Prospect Hospice.

Sentencing due for downloading indecent images

Swindon Advertiser:

5:30am Friday 17th October 2014

A ROYAL Wootton Bassett man charged with making and possessing hundreds of indecent images and videos of children could face prison next month.

Internet fraudster was in serious debt

Swindon Advertiser: Swindon Magistrates Court

5:00am Friday 17th October 2014

JAMIE Brever has admitted conning internet shoppers out of almost £3,000 after falling into debt with a loan shark when his benefits were stopped.

Mute singer finds his voice in songs

Swindon Advertiser:

5:30am Friday 17th October 2014

BELTING out chart hits to an auditorium full of thousands of people is a more welcoming prospect than speaking up in a classroom for mute singer, Nathan Carpenter.

Nine horses in spotlight at The Beehive

Swindon Advertiser:

5:30am Friday 17th October 2014

THE ancient white horses of Wiltshire and Oxfordshire are about to be celebrated in music, dance and poetry at a Swindon pub.

True cost of smoking revealed as town marks Stoptober

Swindon Advertiser:

11:50am Friday 17th October 2014

SMOKING costs Swindon approximately £56.1m every year, it has been revealed.

Police seek help in identifying man who failed to complete building work

Swindon Advertiser:

4:08pm Thursday 16th October 2014

POLICE are asking for the public’s help to identify and trace a man in Swindon who has vanished after failing to finish building work he had been paid to complete.

Generous donations reach £3,000 since death of popular biker

Swindon Advertiser:

5:30am Thursday 16th October 2014

FRIENDS, family and colleagues of motorcyclist Michael Mahon have raised more than £2,000 for his partner and their unborn daughter.




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