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Motorists facing seven weeks of hell as part of A420 closes

Swindon Advertiser:

5:30am Tuesday 22nd July 2014

COMMUTERS are bracing themselves for almost two months of road chaos when a section of the A420 is closed from tomorrow.

Firefighters still at site of huge waste fire in Swindon this morning

Swindon Advertiser:

8:29am Tuesday 22nd July 2014

Firefighters are still tackling the huge waste fire that broke out last night at Averies Recycling in Marshgate, Swindon.

Neighbours of waste firm blaze fear effects of fumes

Swindon Advertiser:

6:00am Tuesday 22nd July 2014

As many commuters made their way home last night they were met with the sight of black smoke billowing into the air, visible from miles around.

Fire crews battle through the night to tackle waste firm blaze

Swindon Advertiser:

6:00am Tuesday 22nd July 2014

Firefighters abandoned strike action to worked through the night battling a major fire at a recycling plant which sent thick black smoke across the town.

Pizza man accused of raping girl, 15

5:00am Tuesday 22nd July 2014

A PIZZA delivery driver raped a 15-year-old girl after agreeing to give her a lift home when she was stranded alone on a night out, a jury has been told.

Man's free flowers turn out to be rare and deadly

Swindon Advertiser:

5:00am Tuesday 22nd July 2014

A KEEN gardener from Wroughton has claimed that a pack of wild flower seeds he won through BBC’s Countryfile and proceeded to cultivate in his garden contained a deadly plant until now believed to be extinct.

Fresh call for MP Buckland to give up top role

Swindon Advertiser:

5:00am Tuesday 22nd July 2014

THE political row surrounding South Swindon MP Robert Buckland rumbled on yesterday as a senior member of the Labour Party called for him to stand down.

Keep safe this summer, say firefighters

Swindon Advertiser: The Compasses at Pattiswick Family Fun Day

5:30am Tuesday 22nd July 2014

WILTSHIRE Fire and Rescue Service is warning people to take care when enjoying a barbecue this summer.

Mums to protest at centre closures

Swindon Advertiser:

5:30am Tuesday 22nd July 2014

ANGRY mums will stage a protest today against plans to close a number of children’s centres.

Fire crews kept busy as storm hits

Swindon Advertiser: Lightning storm - Bolton July 19, 2014

5:30am Tuesday 22nd July 2014

WILTSHIRE Fire And Rescue Service attended more than 30 incidents related to the weather during the storms on Saturday.

Moving tribute paid to stabbing victim

Swindon Advertiser:

5:30am Tuesday 22nd July 2014

THE funeral of Aulton Thomas Rogers, known as Tom,took place yesterday when his family paid a moving tribute.

Plans drawn up to cut flood risk

Swindon Advertiser:

5:00am Tuesday 22nd July 2014

A STRATEGY has been developed by the council to help manage flood risk in Swindon and is set to be approved later this year.

Judge’s bad maths blamed for jail term cut

Swindon Advertiser:

5:00am Tuesday 22nd July 2014

A THREE-strike burglar who broke in to the flat of a friend’s neighbour has had his jail term cut by three months because of a judge’s poor maths.

70 years of love for starry-eyed couple

Swindon Advertiser:

5:27pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

AN ever so slightly forward suitor, generous servings of homemade apple pie and of course unconditional love have proved the secret to longevity for Marjorie and Lionel Sheppard who celebrated 70 years together this month.

Couple push on with hospice fundraising

5:00am Tuesday 22nd July 2014

PASSERS-by would have been forgiven for thinking they had landed in a scene from Bedknobs And Broomsticks on Saturday when they were overtaken by a huge bed in the middle of the street pushed along by zany fundraisers for the Adver’s 160 Appeal.

Pupils step out to help young carers

Swindon Advertiser:

5:00am Tuesday 22nd July 2014

PUPILS’ eyes were opened to the reality of life as a young carer as part of a week-long awareness campaign which saw them raise nearly £1,700 for children shouldering big responsibilities.

Rise in sex infections

5:00am Tuesday 22nd July 2014

THE number of people flouting safe sex and risking their health is on the increase in Swindon with 1,891 diagnosed with cases of STIs in the last year.

Sporting treat for the active and the couch potatoes

1:27pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

PEOPLE will be able to try a variety of different sports each day at Wharf Green, while catching all of the live action from Glasgow’s Commonwealth Games on the Big Screen.

Finance deal secures new look for hotel

Swindon Advertiser:

1:17pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

BLUNSDON House Hotel has secured a £500,000 finance package from HSBC to support the renovation of its main restaurant, as well as other areas of the property.

Firefighters warning neighbours to keep doors and windows closed

Swindon Advertiser:

6:42pm Monday 21st July 2014

FIREFIGHTERS are currently battling a large fire at a recycling plant in Swindon.

Funeral held for murdered Tom Rogers

Swindon Advertiser:

4:41pm Monday 21st July 2014

THE funeral of murdered Tom Rogers took place today.

Competition winner claims BBC Countryfile seeds bloomed into killer plant

Swindon Advertiser:

4:20pm Monday 21st July 2014

A KEEN gardener from Wroughton has claimed that a pack of wild flower seeds he won through BBC’s Countryfile and proceeded to cultivate in his garden contained a deadly plant until now believed to be extinct.

Renewed appeal following fatal crash at Marston Meysey

Swindon Advertiser:

4:02pm Monday 21st July 2014

WILTSHIRE Police are still appealing for witnesses following a fatal road traffic collision on Saturday.

Pizza delivery man 'raped teenager while giving her a lift home', court hears

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

1:22pm Monday 21st July 2014

A PIZZA delivery driver raped a 15-year-old girl after agreeing to give her a lift home when she was stranded alone on a night out, a jury has been told.

Storm causes havoc for emergency services

Swindon Advertiser: Lightning at Lake Meadows

9:00am Monday 21st July 2014

WILTSHIRE Fire & Rescue Service attended over 30 incidents related to the weather during the day on Saturday.

Mother of school hammer attack victim calls for new Solicitor General Robert Buckland MP to quit

Swindon Advertiser: MP Robert Buckland

5:30am Monday 21st July 2014

SWINDON South MP Robert Buckland is facing calls to stand down from his new role as Solicitor General after it emerged he was found guilty of professional misconduct but failed to disclose it to the Prime Minister.

Man remanded in custody following raids on hotel rooms

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

10:15am Monday 21st July 2014

A BURGLAR who stole an engagement ring when he raided three hotel rooms has been remanded in custody.

THE LIST: Eye of the storm

Swindon Advertiser:

1:35pm Monday 21st July 2014

FOLLOWING Friday night's lightning, the skies of Swindon turned a dark shade of apocalyptic again ahead of Saturday's huge downpour.

Teen charged with sexual assault

Swindon Advertiser: Lee Page pleaded not guilty at Swindon Crown

10:19am Monday 21st July 2014

A TEENAGER who is accused of sexually assaulting a woman has been released on bail by a judge.

Swindon schools get extra £4m cash injection

Swindon Advertiser:

5:30am Monday 21st July 2014

SWINDON schools received a boost this week when it was announced the amount of funding they are set to receive next year will be higher than expected.

It’s one hot contest as festival hosts chilli-eating competition

Swindon Advertiser:

5:30am Monday 21st July 2014

CHILLI-lovers chowed down on some of the hottest peppers known to man in a chilli-eating competition at Wharf Green.

Former railway man Jack Westlake dies at 102

Swindon Advertiser:

5:30am Monday 21st July 2014

Jack Westlake was employed in the railway works all his working life and stayed sprightly until a ripe age before passing away at the age of 102 last week.

Staff at Stratton plant help to secure award for Mini

Swindon Advertiser:

5:30am Monday 21st July 2014

WORKERS at the town’s Mini plant are celebrating after their hard work helped win a national award.

Rain can’t dampen spirits at Mechanics’ Trust event

Swindon Advertiser:

5:30am Monday 21st July 2014

ALTHOUGH the crowds were not as big as in previous years, the rain could not dampen the spirits of those who did attend the Mechanics’ Trust Children’s Fete on Saturday.

Rain storms add to Stratton Festival fun

Swindon Advertiser:

5:30am Monday 21st July 2014

FREAK showers sent people racing for shelter on an otherwise warm and enjoyable day at the Stratton festival on Saturday.

Trying to get streets ahead

Swindon Advertiser: Britain’s Got Talent finalists Twist and Pulse

5:30am Monday 21st July 2014

STREET-dance duo Twist and Pulse brought their own brand of comedy to Miss Kel’s Dance Academy on Saturday as they continue to tour at home and abroad.

Launch of annual children’s summer books challenge in Swindon

Swindon Advertiser:

5:30am Monday 21st July 2014

DOZENS of children visited libraries around the town on Saturday in an effort to keep their minds engaged during the long summer holidays.

Enthusiasts cruise along to car show

Swindon Advertiser:

5:30am Monday 21st July 2014

HUNDREDS of custom-made cars descended on Wroughton Airfield yesterday as a charity day was held to raise money for the Wiltshire Air Ambulance.

Registration to change for county voters

Swindon Advertiser:

5:30am Monday 21st July 2014

THE biggest change in the electoral registration system in nearly 100 years is being introduced in Wiltshire over the summer.

White van man wearing only stockings and suspenders is arrested

Swindon Advertiser:

12:59pm Sunday 20th July 2014

A MAN has been arrested following reports over the past few months of a male dressed only in stockings and suspenders in a white van.

Child killed in car crash

Swindon Advertiser:

8:54am Sunday 20th July 2014

A CHILD has been killed following a crash near the village of Kempsford, in Gloucestershire, yesterday.

Three vehicle crash on Great Western Way

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

4:42pm Saturday 19th July 2014

Emergency services dealt with a three vehicle crash on the Great Western Way close to junction 16 of the M4 earlier on this afternoon.

Officer caught on video appearing to strike suspect

Swindon Advertiser:

7:00am Saturday 19th July 2014

WILTSHIRE Police have defended the actions of a police officer after a video shared on Facebook showed him striking a suspect in the face while he was pinned to the ground.

Skies lit up by storm – and there’s more on the way

Swindon Advertiser:

5:30am Saturday 19th July 2014

MORE thunderstorms are expected to hit Swindon this weekend with a risk of flooding in the town and the rest of Wiltshire.

Infectious enthusiasm swings it for charity

Swindon Advertiser:

5:30am Saturday 19th July 2014

SWINDON Down’s Syndrome Group was announced as Sainsbury’s Bridgemead’s chosen charity of the year yesterday.

Consultation over child centre plans

Swindon Advertiser: MP Robert Buckland

5:30am Saturday 19th July 2014

POLITICIANS are urging residents to have their say in a consultation on the planned closure of half of the town’s children’s centres.

Man, 19, arrested after drugs raid

Swindon Advertiser:

5:30am Saturday 19th July 2014

OFFICERS carried out a series of drugs raids yesterday to expose a branch of a known gang that had been operating in West Swindon.

Armed unit intercepts suspected flasher

Swindon Advertiser: Sergeant Martin Alvis says police do not believe two flashers seen in Malmesbury in the last month, who match a similar description, are the same person

5:30am Saturday 19th July 2014

AN ARMED police unit was in the right place at the right time as a suspected flasher ran into them and a response unit in Royal Wootton Bassett this week.

Three men arrested as industrial sites targeted

5:30am Saturday 19th July 2014

THREE men have been arrested after heavy duty machinery was used to carry out a number of industrial thefts around the town.

Crackling good lunch to celebrate shop’s success

Swindon Advertiser:

5:30am Saturday 19th July 2014

THE people of Old Town were given a lunchtime treat yesterday as Wilson’s Butchers on High Street celebrated its first anniversary.







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