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You can no longer hang around here

Swindon Advertiser:

5:30am Friday 25th July 2014

MONTHS of anti-social behaviour are set to come to an end this week when a dispersal order in Sussex Square comes into effect.

Guide dog maimed during savage attack

Swindon Advertiser: Alan Fletcher with his guide dog Nutmeg

5:30am Friday 25th July 2014

WITNESSES are being sought after a guide dog was attacked in Penhill.

Man caught with drugs in alleyway admits dealing

Swindon Advertiser: Two men pleaded guilty to burglary at Swindon Crown Court

5:30am Friday 25th July 2014

A MAN who was caught with hard drugs in an alleyway in Gorse Hill has finally admitted being involved in dealing.

£100k lottery win for caravan engineer

Swindon Advertiser:

5:30am Friday 25th July 2014

CARAVAN engineer Robin Marriott has landed a windfall of £100,000 after winning The Health Lottery’s Saturday jackpot last week.

Man is stabbed in Old Town park

Swindon Advertiser:

5:30am Friday 25th July 2014

A 25-year-old man is in hospital after being stabbed in the leg and bicep during an assault in the Town Gardens yesterday lunchtime.

Waste fire smoulders on

Swindon Advertiser:

5:30am Friday 25th July 2014

A SPOKESMAN for Averies  Recycling has apologised to residents for inconvenience caused by the blaze which erupted at the site on Monday evening and continues to burn.

Police called as ice cream rivals clash

Swindon Advertiser:

11:10am Friday 25th July 2014

POLICE were called to Purton Road in Moredon on Tuesday at 2pm following an allegation of an assault on an ice cream vendor by another ice cream vendor.

Teenagers face trial for 'robbery'

Swindon Advertiser:

11:00am Friday 25th July 2014

TWO teenagers will stand trial for allegedly robbing a man in Cirencester earlier this year.

Jury is sent home in pizza man rape trial

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

5:20am Friday 25th July 2014

The jury in the trial of a pizza delivery man who is accused of raping a 15-year-old girl were sent home last night having yet to reach a verdict.

160 APPEAL: Liz is plummeting in more ways than one

Swindon Advertiser:

5:30am Friday 25th July 2014

WHEN reporter Liz Mackley signed up for a skydive to do her part for the Adver’s 160 Appeal, little did she know she would need to lose 3st for the privilege.

Community hall is given a new coat of paint

Swindon Advertiser:

5:30am Friday 25th July 2014

EASTCOTT Community Organisation is celebrating a fresh look for Savernake Street Social Hall this week, after a team from the Midcounties Co-operative have revamped the centre.

Complaints as the A420 closure hits tourist town

Swindon Advertiser:

5:30am Friday 25th July 2014

“There’s been a lot of beeping horns and drivers swearing and shouting because of the roadworks.”

It’s all going swimmingly after my op

Swindon Advertiser:

5:30am Friday 25th July 2014

OLYMPIC and European swimming champion Brian Jenkins could not resist returning to the waters just 12 weeks after undergoing a major heart operation.

Firm’s bon viveur boss is mourned

Swindon Advertiser:

5:30am Friday 25th July 2014

restaurants in Marlborough are mourning the death of one of their favourite customers, Robert Hill, a successful businessman and stalwart of the town golf club.

Fraudster in bid to appeal

Swindon Advertiser:

5:30am Friday 25th July 2014

AN Army officer who was jailed for defrauding taxpayers of nearly £200,000 to educate his children at a top private school is trying to appeal against his conviction.

Cracking down on theft on the railways

Swindon Advertiser: Stay off the tracks this summer

5:30am Friday 25th July 2014

BRITISH Transport Police officers will be advising people how to keep their luggage and possessions safe and secure during journeys this summer.

Pupils make uniform effort to help Africans

Swindon Advertiser:

5:30am Friday 25th July 2014

IT MAY have been the last day of the school year, but pupils at Wroughton Infant School were busy yesterday packing up bags of donated school uniform to be sent to Clarens School in South Africa. Ellie Groves, of the Friends of Wroughton Infants, said: “We are lucky that parents at this school are so generous in donating their pre-loved uniform back to the school.

Second town MP gets a Government promotion

Swindon Advertiser:

5:30am Friday 25th July 2014

THE MP for North Swindon, Justin Tomlinson, has joined his colleague in the south by gaining a promotion as David Cameron finalised his new-look Government this week.

160 APPEAL: Darts day aims for a top score

Swindon Advertiser:

5:30am Friday 25th July 2014

SURVIVOR Janette Savory never required end-of-life support yet her battle with cancer has made her acutely aware of the necessity of hospice care in Swindon.

Grand welcome for baby Lyvia

Swindon Advertiser:

5:30am Friday 25th July 2014

LITTLE Lyvia Blaylock was feeling grrrr-eight after appearing in a family photo with all of her great grandparents, who boast a combined age of 701.

Get knitting to keep the elderly warm

Swindon Advertiser: KNITTING CLUB

5:30am Friday 25th July 2014

THE race to make The Big Knit 2014 the best year ever has begun and Age UK Wiltshire is calling for all knitters to get out their needles to meet the national target of 800,000 hats.

Holidays start with a swing

Swindon Advertiser:

5:30am Friday 25th July 2014

A SUMMER of sporting activities is taking place in Wharf Green to mark the Commonwealth Games being held in Glasgow.

Man rushed to hospital after daylight knife attack in Old Town

Swindon Advertiser: Town Gardens

2:01pm Thursday 24th July 2014

A MAN has been rushed to hospital this afternoon following a serious assault in Town Gardens, Old Town.

‘Nightmare’ as A420 bypass closes

Swindon Advertiser:

6:00am Thursday 24th July 2014

THE first day of major roadworks along the A420 were described as a ‘nightmare’ by locals in Shrivenham yesterday.

Police warning after teenagers' barbecue sparked blaze that closed M4 slip road

Swindon Advertiser:

10:24am Thursday 24th July 2014

WILTSHIRE Police are urging children to make sure they remain safe throughout the summer holidays.

Human tow truck plans to get heavy

Swindon Advertiser:

5:30am Thursday 24th July 2014

SOUTH African born business owner Don Bryden will be looking to perform a feat of super human strength next month to raise money for charity.

Drug dealer walks free

Swindon Advertiser:

6:00am Thursday 24th July 2014

INVESTIGATORS are disappointed that a drug dealer has been spared jail after using instant messaging service WhatsApp to ply his trade in former legal high NRG.

Don't become a summer victim of pickpockets - British Transport Police

Swindon Advertiser:

11:02am Thursday 24th July 2014

Don't be a victim of summer pickpockets and opportunist thieves, warn British Transport Police (BTP).

Man, 20, bailed over assault on woman

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

10:27am Thursday 24th July 2014

A MAN who is accused of assaulting a woman, causing actual bodily harm, has been released on bail by a judge.

A sad farewell to a true inspiration

Swindon Advertiser:

5:00am Thursday 24th July 2014

AS the first notes of Gerry Hunt’s drumming solo rose from the speakers, mourners struggled to contain their tears at having lost the gifted musician to cancer.

Lethal pet is the subject of students’ film project

Swindon Advertiser:

5:30am Thursday 24th July 2014

STUDENTS who have difficulties attending mainstream education premiered their first film yesterday.

Rose to face jury over New Year GBH charge

Swindon Advertiser: Lee Page pleaded not guilty at Swindon Crown

10:29am Thursday 24th July 2014

A MAN who is accused of carrying out a serious assault on New Years Day is to face trial by judge and jury.

Lottery winner’s first buy is a new car for his mum

Swindon Advertiser:

5:25pm Thursday 24th July 2014

CARAVAN engineer Robin Marriott has landed a windfall of £100,000 after winning The Health Lottery’s Saturday jackpot last week.

Adver’s first Bride of the Year is 80 today

Swindon Advertiser:

5:30am Thursday 24th July 2014

FIRST ever Adver Bride of the Year Shirley French is celebrating another milestone this morning as she reaches her 80th birthday.

Fire crews still at smoke-filled site

Swindon Advertiser:

5:30am Thursday 24th July 2014

THE blaze at Averies Recycling has entered its third day as firefighters keep the 1,000 tonne pile of waste under control.

Dominatrix rules punishment business with a very firm hand

Swindon Advertiser:

5:30am Thursday 24th July 2014

THE UK is the kinkiest country in the world, according to lifestyle dominatrix Aemilia Hawk, and Swindon is no exception.

Life-changing surgery could now be done on NHS

Swindon Advertiser:

5:30am Thursday 24th July 2014

A LIFE-changing operation allowing children with cerebral palsy to walk and which had up until now cost parents across Swindon nearly £25,000 will finally be available on the NHS – for the next three years.

In the running to help a good cause

Swindon Advertiser:

5:30am Thursday 24th July 2014

YOUNG victims of abuse or teenagers in harrowing circumstances will tackle a 10-mile race for charity and are urging the public to join them at Barbury Castle.

Wiltshire TV chef splashes out for charity

Swindon Advertiser: Chef Peter Vaughan

11:04am Thursday 24th July 2014

WILTSHIRE’S own TV chef, Peter Vaughan, has been announced as a patron for local charity Splash as it celebrates its 25th year supporting young people in the county.

Delivery driver says he didn’t know girl was 15

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

5:00am Thursday 24th July 2014

A 15-year-old girl slept with a pizza delivery driver so he would buy her alcohol to take to a party, a jury was told.

Housing plans are criticised

Swindon Advertiser:

5:00am Thursday 24th July 2014

PLANS to bring in more housing around the Abbey Stadium have been criticised amid claims it will leave a shortage of job opportunities in North Swindon.

New initiatives to cut kerb crawling

Swindon Advertiser:

5:00am Thursday 24th July 2014

POLICE have welcomed new initiatives to offer the carrot over the stick to sex workers and kerb crawlers in the Manchester Road area.

Call to free schools from red tape and bureacracy

Swindon Advertiser: James Gray

2:28pm Thursday 24th July 2014

NORTH Wiltshire MP James Gray has called for schools to be freed from red tape and bureaucracy.

Golfers swing into action for cancer charity

Swindon Advertiser:

11:31am Thursday 24th July 2014

GOLFERS teed off for Prostate Cancer UK at the seventh Annual Charity Golf Day by the Rotary Club of Royal Wootton Bassett Town earlier this month.

Courses give access to career dreams

Swindon Advertiser:

5:30am Thursday 24th July 2014

STUDENTS who were given a second chance to pursue the career of their dreams have celebrated successfully completing their access courses at Swindon College.

Supporting charity all adds up

Swindon Advertiser: Charity Bridge Night

5:30am Thursday 24th July 2014

The NSPCC’s Number Day is back and making it count for children on December 5, encouraging learning through maths while raising money to end cruelty to children.

Woman’s death was a tragic accident

Swindon Advertiser:

5:30am Thursday 24th July 2014

Helen Jones drowned in a Cotswold river after a tiff with her lover over whether their hotel bedroom window should be open or shut, an inquest heard today.

Everyone wants to have fun

Swindon Advertiser:

5:30am Thursday 24th July 2014

NORTH Swindon’s first ever Fun Day is looking for members of the community to help make the event a great success.

Children's centre consultation gets go-ahead

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

8:41pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

THE Cabinet agreed tonight to move forward with a consultation on the future of children’s centres.

Six-year-old crash victim identified

Swindon Advertiser:

4:12pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

THE six-year-old girl who died in the single vehicle road traffic collision close to Marston Meysey on Saturday has been formally identified.







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