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Cyclist suffers serious head injuries in Wanborough collision

Swindon Advertiser:

11:41am Saturday 1st November 2014

A CYCLIST is at Southmead Hospital in Bristol with serious head injuries after colliding with a delivery van in Wanborough at rush hour yesterday.

Travel chaos ahead for town’s drivers

Swindon Advertiser:

5:30am Saturday 1st November 2014

MOTORISTS are facing chaos on the roads in the coming weeks with a series of roadworks set to cause delays.

Zombie brides on the loose in town

Swindon Advertiser:

5:00am Saturday 1st November 2014

SHOPPERS at the Brunel Centre had a fright yesterday as they were greeted by a horde of zombie brides.

Help sex offenders to be reintegrated

Swindon Advertiser: Police and Crime Commissioner Angus Macpherson

5:00am Saturday 1st November 2014

SEX offenders released from prison are queuing up for more volunteers to step forward and aid their reintegration with society in Swindon.

New app will help a friend in distress

Swindon Advertiser:

5:00am Saturday 1st November 2014

THE Samaritans charity has launched a new smartphone and internet app to enable friends to support those in need who are posting disturbing comments on Twitter.

Call for nurses to help sick children

Swindon Advertiser:

5:30am Saturday 1st November 2014

NURSES are being sought to fill 20 positions at Great Western Hospital’s children’s departments.

Takeover of leisure centres begins today

Swindon Advertiser: Coun Keith Williams

5:00am Saturday 1st November 2014

TODAY is the start of a new era for the town’s leisure and golf facilities as they are officially leased out.

Youngsters have fun, come rein or shine

Swindon Advertiser:

5:30am Saturday 1st November 2014

CHILDREN have been enjoying pony days during the half term holidays.

Running to Remember

Swindon Advertiser:

5:00am Saturday 1st November 2014

THOUSANDS are expected to turn out to pound the paths around Lydiard Park as they take part in this year’s Run2Remember.

Town nets awards for school sports

Swindon Advertiser:

5:30am Saturday 1st November 2014

A SPIKE in sports participation at schools across Swindon has resulted in 19 separate national awards – up from zero in 2013.

GWH dementia ward becomes more homely

Swindon Advertiser:

5:00am Saturday 1st November 2014

AN ELDERLY care ward at Great Western Hospital has become more accessible to those with dementia following a £98,000 investment.

Call to help stop the rogue traders

Swindon Advertiser:

5:00am Saturday 1st November 2014

TRADING Standards officers visited neighbourhoods in Swindon this week advising residents to say ‘no’ to cold calling doorstep traders.

Town joins in with scary Halloween celebrations

Swindon Advertiser:

5:30am Saturday 1st November 2014

A NEW play area was officially opened yesterday with a pumpkin party and Halloween celebration.

A big step for charity

Swindon Advertiser:

5:30am Saturday 1st November 2014

MUD, traffic and miles were all racked up during a 24-hour trek in aid of the 160 Appeal.

It’s time for us to have a university

Swindon Advertiser: Coun Mark Dempsey is pictured at Covingham Square

5:30am Saturday 1st November 2014

THE battle is on again to bring a university to Swindon.

Warmest Halloween on record, says Met Office

Swindon Advertiser:

2:34pm Friday 31st October 2014

THE record for the warmest Halloween in Britain has been shattered, forecasters say.

THE LIST: 10 things to do in and around Swindon this weekend (Nov 1&2 edition)

Swindon Advertiser:

8:00am Friday 31st 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.

Insurer pays £4m over brain injury

Swindon Advertiser:

5:00am Friday 31st October 2014

AFTER suffering a serious brain injury in a head-on collision, Paul Vallance has received a £4 million High Court settlement following an eight-year legal battle for justice.

Fair hopes for a record turn-out

Swindon Advertiser:

5:30am Friday 31st October 2014

THE fledgling Swindon Record and CD Fair aims to hit the right notes when it returns on Saturday.

Town aims to lead PM’s green drive

Swindon Advertiser:

5:00am Friday 31st October 2014

PRIME Minister David Cameron has let it be known that he wants the UK to be at the forefront of the European hydrogen revolution for the vehicles of the future.

Firefighters get ready to walk out again

Swindon Advertiser:

5:00am Friday 31st October 2014

THE Fire Brigades’ Union don’t believe the latest round of strikes will put public safety at risk during a weekend of fireworks events across Swindon.

Family backs move to ban legal highs

Swindon Advertiser:

5:30am Friday 31st October 2014

THE FAMILY of a man killed after taking a legal high last summer has welcomed calls for a blanket ban on all brain-altering drugs.

New organisers rebuilding Remembrance event

Swindon Advertiser:

5:30am Friday 31st October 2014

TICKETS to a special festival to commemorate the ultimate sacrifice paid by soldiers in the First World War has sold out, days before it is set to take place.

Help Prospect appeal at party

Swindon Advertiser:

5:00am Friday 31st October 2014

WITH already three sold-out events, partygoers are being urged to book their tickets for one of Best Parties Ever’s Arabian-themed nights in Lydiard Park before it is too late.

Darting closer to magic total

Swindon Advertiser:

5:00am Friday 31st October 2014

AN adventurous mum is edging closer to her dream of cycling across North Indian for Prospect, with nearly £280 collected at a darts contest.

Sign up for Prospect fire walk

Swindon Advertiser:

5:00am Friday 31st October 2014

PROSPECT Hospice will host its second annual Fire and Glass Walk on November 2 and staff are daring fundraisers to sign up.

Reporter hits the road... non-stop for 24 hours

Swindon Advertiser:

5:00am Friday 31st October 2014

TODAY was D-day for Adver reporter Liz Mackley and fitness guru Ronny Terry as they set off on a 24-hour non-stop walk for the 160 Appeal after weeks of intensive training - with tweets.

Running in memory of Becky

Swindon Advertiser:

5:00am Friday 31st October 2014

NEWS of the sudden death of her friend came as a crushing blow but filled Suzi Carthy with renewed determination to complete the Oxford Half Marathon in her memory.

Naughty Will hits a century

Swindon Advertiser:

5:30am Friday 31st October 2014

CENTENARIAN William Collis was honoured to receive a card from the Queen as he celebrated his special birthday at Park View Nursing Home.

Swindon Town have 'moved on' from scenes in TV debt show

Swindon Advertiser:

6:00am Friday 31st October 2014

SWINDON Town claim they have moved on from an incident which saw staff chased around the County Ground over a debt.

Pop in for a pop-up tour of olde towne

Swindon Advertiser:

5:30am Friday 31st October 2014

A modern method is being used to showcase the past during an exhibition which runs until tomorrow.

Halloween party will raise cash for charity

Swindon Advertiser:

5:00am Friday 31st October 2014

THRILLS, chills and shocks await those who attend the Swindon Screams Halloween party this evening.

Halloween celebrations cost £162 per family, report claims

Swindon Advertiser:

11:41am Friday 31st October 2014

A NEW report claims the average spend on Halloween costumes, sweets, decorations and parties totals £162 per family - plus, the top 10 costumes this year.

Young people warned to buy a TV licence

Swindon Advertiser: Image for Globe Aerials

11:11am Friday 31st October 2014

MORE than 27,000 young people were caught watching live TV without a TV Licence in the past year - 60 of them in Swindon.

160 YEARS: I Love Swindon

Swindon Advertiser:

7:00am Friday 31st October 2014

As we continue to celebrate the Adver’s 160th anniversary we are pleased to present 160 reasons why we love Swindon.

160 YEARS: I Love Swindon

Swindon Advertiser:

6:00am Friday 31st October 2014

As we continue to celebrate the Adver’s 160th anniversary we are pleased to present 160 reasons why we love Swindon.

Top 10 Hallowe'en costumes: Families now spend an average of £162 on spooky celebrations

Swindon Advertiser: The Halloween-themed treasure hunt is organised by businesses in the town every year

10:12am Friday 31st October 2014

Households now spend an average of £162 on Hallowe'en, new figures reveal.

Report critical of Isambard School’s finances

Swindon Advertiser:

5:30am Thursday 30th October 2014

THE financial management of Isambard School has been slammed in a council report revealing a number of serious failings.

Sex case sentencing delayed after defendant suffers stroke

Swindon Advertiser: Lee Page pleaded not guilty at Swindon Crown

1:24pm Thursday 30th October 2014

A JUDGE has put off passing sentence on a pensioner who sexually abused a child in Swindon in the early 1960s after hearing he has had a major stroke.

Cyclist injured after altercation with driver

Swindon Advertiser:

10:51am Thursday 30th October 2014

A CYCLIST was left with nose injuries after an incident in Royal Wootton Bassett.

Town waits to see effect of Lloyds bank cuts

Swindon Advertiser:

5:30am Thursday 30th October 2014

LLOYDS Banking Group has not confirmed how planned job cuts will affect Swindon.

Ashleigh and Pudsey will be dazzling at the big switch-on

Swindon Advertiser:

5:30am Thursday 30th October 2014

TOWN centre managers will show Swindon’s got talent too when TV sensations Ashleigh and Pudsey dazzle crowds at this year’s Christmas lights switch-on event.

Cleaning team sweeps in

Swindon Advertiser:

5:30am Thursday 30th October 2014

MAYOR Teresa Page was on hand to spruce up the new home of a business in Swindon this week.

Bridge closure will hit bus passengers

Swindon Advertiser:

5:30am Thursday 30th October 2014

IMPROVEMENTS to Swindon’s rail service will leave some of the town’s bus users facing five months of disruption.

Rotary Club gets gong for longtime Help for Heroes

Swindon Advertiser:

5:30am Thursday 30th October 2014

THE Rotary Club of Royal Wootton Bassett Town has received a medal in recognition of the fundraising efforts they have made for Help For Heroes over the years.

150-year-old pub building gets go ahead for bedrooms

Swindon Advertiser:

5:30am Thursday 30th October 2014

A 150-YEAR-OLD outbuilding at the The Mailcoach pub has been saved from demolition and will become a bed & breakfast.

Safety debate set over Regent Circus road crossing

Swindon Advertiser:

5:30am Thursday 30th October 2014

INVESTIGATIONS into the safety of a controversial shared-space crossing at Regent Circus are now scheduled to take place next week.

We’re lovin’ it, say McDonald’s visitors

Swindon Advertiser:

5:30am Thursday 30th October 2014

THE new McDonald’s in Bridgemead opened its doors an hour ahead of schedule yesterday.

Firm wins top vets training contract

Swindon Advertiser:

5:30am Thursday 30th October 2014

VET trainer Improve Interna-tional has fought off national competition to win a major Government contract which will generate new jobs and visitors for Swindon.

Fans dig deep in memory of physio

Swindon Advertiser:

5:30am Thursday 30th October 2014

SWINDON Town fans donated £2,338 in memory of former physio Kevin Morris at an event commemorating him 20 years after his death.




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