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Swindon bus damaged by falling scaffolding

Swindon Advertiser:

2:04pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

A THAMESDOWN Transport bus was damaged in Hungerford this morning.

First live internet screening of Wiltshire Council meeting starts

Swindon Advertiser:

11:36am Tuesday 21st October 2014

The first live internet screening of full council meetings at Wiltshire Council started today at 11am.

OAP accused of sexually abusing girls 50 years ago

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

5:30am Tuesday 21st October 2014

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

Traders are boxed in by parking charges

Swindon Advertiser:

5:30am Tuesday 21st October 2014

OLD Town traders are to ask the council if it can relax parking restrictions in a bid to boost trade in the area.

Iva got 104 candles on my birthday cake

Swindon Advertiser:

5:30am Tuesday 21st October 2014

WINS at the bingo and cheering on her favourite football team go a long way to keeping town resident Iva Evans on the go – as she celebrated reaching her 104th birthday yesterday.

Firm takes a shine to shoebox gifts once again

Swindon Advertiser:

5:30am Tuesday 21st October 2014

FOR the second year running, global workplace provider Regus, which has a centre in Swindon, is supporting a Christmas campaign which sends present-filled shoeboxes to needy children in developing and war-torn countries.

Regent Circus safety audit delay could last months

Swindon Advertiser:

5:30am Tuesday 21st October 2014

SAFETY concerns around the shared-space crossing on Regent Circus will not be answered yet because an independent safety audit has been delayed.

Irresponsible dog owners in Swindon face fines of up to £20,000 thanks to new legislation

Swindon Advertiser:

5:30am Tuesday 21st October 2014

DOG owners face tougher sanctions as new laws have given police and the council powers to issue fines of up to £20,000.

Youngsters have the drive to win talent show

Swindon Advertiser:

5:30am Tuesday 21st October 2014

TALENTED youngsters flaunted their gifts and abilities at a special contest last week.

Welfare risk at Bee Hive kids’ club

Swindon Advertiser:

5:30am Tuesday 21st October 2014

CHILDREN’S welfare is at risk at the Bee Hive Club in Highworth according to the latest report from Ofsted.

‘Economy and ecology’ at heart of lecture

Swindon Advertiser: The Richard Jefferies’ Museum

5:30am Tuesday 21st October 2014

AT A talk next Saturday Professor Patrick Dillon will offer an insight into the downland landscapes of Richard Jefferies’s country near Swindon and the changes that have taken place.

Guests turn event into a page-turner

Swindon Advertiser:

5:30am Tuesday 21st October 2014

SCHOOLCHILDREN are set to be inspired by authors, illustrators and poets this week after the launch of the annual Swindon Youth Festival of Literature.

Cast take a bow to learn the basics of archery

Swindon Advertiser:

5:25pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

AFTER defeating the sheriff of Nottingham, Robin Hood and his beloved Marian lived happily after – or so we were led to believe.

Great Western Hospital awarded for its support to new mums

Swindon Advertiser:

5:30am Tuesday 21st October 2014

AN INTERNATIONAL award was presented to Great Western Hospital to honour the quality of support they provide to new mothers.

Light up the sky with care when using Chinese lanterns

Swindon Advertiser: Firework night pain or pleasure

5:30am Tuesday 21st October 2014

GOVERNMENT guidance has failed to ban the use of Chinese lanterns ahead of the firework season despite the huge risk to property and livestock.

Residents give their views on Bruce Street Bridges roadworks in Swindon

Swindon Advertiser:

5:30am Tuesday 21st October 2014

THE worst of the disruption caused by work on the Bruce Street Bridges roundabout is expected to be over when the first phase is finished next month, commuters have been told.

Silver surfers on a wave thanks to pupils

Swindon Advertiser:

5:30am Tuesday 21st October 2014

STUDENTS became teachers last week when they helped to bring online people who struggle to use computers.

Fly-tipped waste will be collected

Swindon Advertiser: Coun Fay Howard, who is opposed the council’s decison not to clear fly-tipped green waste immediately

5:30am Tuesday 21st October 2014

SWINDON Council has announced some of the bags which were fly-tipped following the introduction of a charge for green waste earlier this year are to be collected.

Wiltshire fire chief is ‘delighted’ new cash will help merger with Dorset service

Swindon Advertiser:

5:30am Tuesday 21st October 2014

A NEW safety centre for school children could be built if a merger between Wiltshire and Dorset Fire Services goes ahead.

Swindon Hepatitis C support group marks its third year

Swindon Advertiser:

5:30am Tuesday 21st October 2014

HEPATITIS C may still be a taboo subject, but help is at hand for sufferers in Swindon.

Runners get funds off to flying start

Swindon Advertiser:

5:30am Tuesday 21st October 2014

THE ROTARY Club’s first ever fun run event at Lydiard Park proved a roaring success, raising thousands of pounds for the WIltshire Air Ambulance.

Business as normal after Nationwide online banking glitch

Swindon Advertiser:

5:57pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

Nationwide has apologised to customers after it suffered a technical problem to its online and mobile banking service today.

Pupils dress the part for two days of ‘war’

Swindon Advertiser:

5:21pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

CHILDREN at Peatmoor Community Primary School spent their last two days of term remembering those who fought in the First World War.

Much-travelled beer tankard finds a temporary home in our library

Swindon Advertiser:

5:10am Tuesday 21st October 2014

A PERSONALISED pewter tankard from which 19th Century Swindon landlord Richard Bullen enjoyed many a leisurely half has gone on display at the Central Library after a remarkable 8,000-mile round trip.

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.




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