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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.

Make a beeline for pub’s event

Swindon Advertiser:

9:24am Thursday 28th August 2014

ONE of Swindon’s best known pubs shows off its new interior to the public tomorrow.

Major upgrade of roads set to start

Swindon Advertiser:

5:30am Thursday 28th August 2014

WORK is set to start next month on a major multi-million pound project to upgrade one of the town’s main junctions.

Revamped tower reveals new look

Swindon Advertiser:

5:30am Thursday 28th August 2014

AN iconic landmark revealed a fresh look yesterday as the new University Technical College gets ready to open its doors.

Town prepares for elderly care strain

Swindon Advertiser:

5:30am Thursday 28th August 2014

THE town’s ageing population is set to put a heavy strain on adult services over the next 15 years, according to figures out this week.

Swimming gold medallist dives in for open day

Swindon Advertiser:

5:30am Thursday 28th August 2014

SWINDON swimming star Jazz Carlin will be showing off her medals at the Link Centre’s annual open day on Saturday.

Pizza driver sent to jail for sex with child

Swindon Advertiser:

5:30am Thursday 28th August 2014

PIZZA delivery driver Tahir Mehmood has been sentenced to four and a half years for having sex with a child.

Chill seekers have an ice day

Swindon Advertiser:

5:30am Thursday 28th August 2014

DISNEY princess Elsa from Frozen helped staff at the Tesco Express in Redhouse become the latest contenders to take part in the Ice Bucket Challenge for charity.

School ready for split sites

Swindon Advertiser:

5:30am Thursday 28th August 2014

HEADTEACHER Tony McAteer is confident he and Clifton Diocese will manage the “difficult situation” when Holy Cross Primary School opens across two sites in September 2015.

Church is counting blessings

Swindon Advertiser:

5:30am Thursday 28th August 2014

WHILE it is often reported that attendance at churches is declining across the country, one in West Swindon is bucking that trend.

Groups celebrate Lottery windfall

Swindon Advertiser:

5:30am Thursday 28th August 2014

SIX Swindon good causes are celebrating earning a share of £1.7m worth of south west grants from The Big Lottery Fund.

Junckers ‘is acting like a dictator’

Swindon Advertiser:

5:30am Thursday 28th August 2014

Responding to Jean-Claude Juncker’s public statement that the UK Government must nominate a woman for the European Commission, the independent Labour peer, Lord Stoddart of Swindon, has accused the European Commission president of acting like “a dictator” in telling an elected government what to do.

Staff ‘safe’ in PO move

Swindon Advertiser:

5:30am Thursday 28th August 2014

A MODERNISATION programme at Upper Stratton Post Office, which will extend opening by more than 30 hours, is making Barbara Linton and colleagues feel safer in their jobs.

Pamper your way to brighter future

Swindon Advertiser:

5:30am Thursday 28th August 2014

TICKETS are still available to people in need of a little luxury this weekend at a special pampering evening in aid of a new breast cancer treatment.

Shop pops up in style

Swindon Advertiser:

5:30am Thursday 28th August 2014

VINTAGE To The Core is set to return to Devizes Road next week when charity Empower hosts its second pop-up shop.

Pedal power starts a charity revolution

Swindon Advertiser:

5:30am Thursday 28th August 2014

BEFORE Carl Page lost his battle with cancer he asked his brother Gerald to raise money to ease the pain of future sufferers.

A tree-mendous day out

Swindon Advertiser:

5:30am Thursday 28th August 2014

IT began as a small event called Sculptree where the sole attraction was an artistically inclined band of people with a talent for creating sculptures from felled trees.

Trust lends an ear for views on care

Swindon Advertiser:

5:30am Thursday 28th August 2014

PEOPLE are invited to give their views on community healthcare services run by Great Western Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.

Mum speaks out on dog attack in park

Swindon Advertiser:

5:30am Wednesday 27th August 2014

A SEVEN-year-old girl has been left terrified after a Staffordshire bull terrier attacked her mother and their own pet dog while they were out walking.

Canal trust’s cruiser lifted from water for a holiday

Swindon Advertiser:

5:00am Wednesday 27th August 2014

THE Wilts and Berks Canal Trust’s Swindon-based pleasure cruiser has gone on a working holiday to Melksham.

Police sign up to new conduct code

Swindon Advertiser:

5:30am Wednesday 27th August 2014

POLICE will attempt to rebuild confidence in stop and search methods with a new code of conduct for all officers.

Kemble’s improved railway line will boost local economy

Swindon Advertiser:

5:00am Wednesday 27th August 2014

£45m has now been sunk into the redoubling of the Swindon to Kemble rail line as the ambitious project was finally completed during bank holiday weekend.

People see benefits as police get tough

Swindon Advertiser:

5:30am Wednesday 27th August 2014

TWO months after a dispersal order was made for the Broadgreen and town centre areas, people are seeing the benefits as police officers use new powers.

Farm focal point of TV photo prizes

Swindon Advertiser: Bill Bailey

5:30am Wednesday 27th August 2014

A FARM near Swindon will be featured on popular TV show Countryfile on Sunday.

Weather acts as big dampener on games

Swindon Advertiser:

5:30am Wednesday 27th August 2014

WET weather is playing havoc with the attempts of Swindon Council and sports charity StreetGames to create a Commonwealth Games legacy in the town.

Giant plant pots cause a big reaction

Swindon Advertiser:

5:00am Wednesday 27th August 2014

GIANT plant pots installed along Clive Parade in Pinehurst over the past month have got tongues wagging among shopkeepers and residents.

Time running out to grab a charity grant

Swindon Advertiser:

5:30am Wednesday 27th August 2014

THERE is still time for charities to apply for their share of an annual grant worth thousands of pounds from the Adver’s parent company.

Burglar stole precious medals

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

5:30am Wednesday 27th August 2014

A burglar who was told, “it doesn’t get much lower than stealing someone else’s medals” after taking the war decorations from a neighbour’s flat has walked free from court.

Memories of a British golfing legend

Swindon Advertiser:

5:30am Wednesday 27th August 2014

THE most successful European Ryder Cup captain of all time will be sharing his fondest memories with an audience at the Wyvern Theatre on September 11.

Good fun and a good cause

Swindon Advertiser:

5:22pm Wednesday 27th August 2014

ORGANISERS of the annual Southbrook Inn Fete aim to raise thousands of pounds for charity this weekend.

Dance day is ‘Strictly’ for charity

Swindon Advertiser:

5:19pm Wednesday 27th August 2014

GETTING fit, having fun and raising funds for charity is the order of the day for a special event this weekend.

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

Swindon Advertiser: World's Biggest Coffee Morning

12:00pm Wednesday 27th 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.

Farm focal point of photo prizes

Swindon Advertiser:

9:32am Wednesday 27th August 2014

A FARM near Swindon will be featured on popular TV show Countryfile on Sunday.

What now for the Oasis?

Swindon Advertiser:

5:30am Tuesday 26th August 2014

THE future of a multi-million pound leisure project at the Oasis hangs in the balance as council chiefs lose patience with the developers.

£180k fine after computer hard drive loss from Erlestoke Prison

Swindon Advertiser: More than half the inmates at Erlestoke are on indetminate sentences

12:34pm Tuesday 26th August 2014

The Ministry of Justice has been fined £180,000 by the data watchdog for serious failings in the way prisons have been handling information relating to inmates, victims and visitors after the loss of a back-up hard drive at HMP Erlestoke Prison.

Home Secretary praises Wiltshire Police for 'Stop and Search' reforms

Swindon Advertiser: Home Secretary Theresa May

5:34pm Tuesday 26th August 2014

Wiltshire Police has launched two key elements of the Best Use of Stop and Search scheme, Home Secretary Theresa May said today.

Former burglar is cleared of thefts

Swindon Advertiser: Swindon Magistrates Court

5:30am Tuesday 26th August 2014

A MAN who “confessed” to burgling a house in the dead of night has been cleared of any wrongdoing after a jury believed the police misunderstood him.

Driver unhurt as car rolls on to its roof

Swindon Advertiser:

5:30am Tuesday 26th August 2014

A Woman driver had a lucky escape when her overturned yesterday morning.

Video: Ice Bucket Challenge: Wiltshire Police’s Chief Constable drenched

Swindon Advertiser:

4:03pm Tuesday 26th August 2014

Wiltshire Police’s Chief Constable Pat Geenty has taken part in the Ice Bucket Challenge to raise money for the Motor Neurone Disease Association and UK COPs.

Robbery charge teen sent to youth court

Swindon Advertiser: Swindon Crown Court

5:30am Tuesday 26th August 2014

A TEENAGER who is accused of trying to rob three people in what has come to be known as ‘mugger’s alley’ has had his case sent back to the youth court.

Area defaced by graffiti rampage

Swindon Advertiser:

5:30am Tuesday 26th August 2014

THE INK had barely dried on the agreement for the sale of Regent Circus before the building was tagged in a spate of graffiti over the weekend.

Deaf urged to help research

Swindon Advertiser:

5:30am Tuesday 26th August 2014

THE CHARITY Action on Hearing Loss (formerly RNID) is inviting people in Swindon who are deaf or have hearing loss or tinnitus to join the charity’s research panel and help influence its work.

Travellers are shifted from park

Swindon Advertiser:

5:30am Tuesday 26th August 2014

THE Lydiard Park travellers have been moved on a matter of days after setting up camp at the West Swindon beauty spot.

App assists the meningitis battle

Swindon Advertiser: Meningitis Now (6675927)

5:30am Tuesday 26th August 2014

NATIONAL charity Meningitis Now is issuing a warning to Swindon parents as children start back at school for the new term.

Giant blanket brings family some comfort

Swindon Advertiser:

5:30am Tuesday 26th August 2014

AS Victoria Stockman was rushed into A&E with burns which would ultimately claim her life last May, her auntie Jane Young was fighting a heart attack on the same ward, by her side.

Plans put forward for new waste site

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

5:30am Tuesday 26th August 2014

AN APPLICATION has been put forward to build a waste depot on land close to the Kendrick Industrial Estate near Rodbourne Cheney.

Town in line for all-hours post office

Swindon Advertiser:

5:30am Tuesday 26th August 2014

THE Post Office is proposing to move Highworth Post Office to create an open-plan main branch, with extended opening hours for customers.

Sheds raided at allotments

Swindon Advertiser:

5:30am Tuesday 26th August 2014

MORE than a dozen sheds off Wheeler Avenue were broken into overnight on Monday as vandals tore doors off and ransacked storage areas around the local allotments.




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