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Deadline extended for Honda workers

Swindon Advertiser: The Honda car plant at South Marston yesterday. The company has announced 500 people are set to lose their jobs there

5:00am Wednesday 16th April 2014

PRODUCTION staff at Honda in South Marston are being allowed another week to decide if they wish to apply for voluntary redundancy at the firm, which is cutting jobs in May.

Hundreds pack church to bid farewell to Italian matriarch

Swindon Advertiser: Yesterday's funeral for Maria Vitale

5:00am Wednesday 16th April 2014

HUNDREDS of family and friends paid an emotional farewell to Swindon matriarch Maria Vitale at her funeral, which took place at Holy Rood Catholic Church yesterday.

Swindon mayor stands down in the nick of time

Swindon Advertiser: Coun Nick Martin, the current Swindon mayor, who is the subject of two complaints against him

5:00am Wednesday 16th April 2014

NICK Martin has resigned as Mayor of Swindon.

Did you see bike crashes?

Swindon Advertiser: The Great Western Way accident near B&Q

5:00am Wednesday 16th April 2014

POLICE are appealing for witnesses to two separate crashes which saw two cyclists injured on the Great Western Way on Monday.

Young rugby players get star coach for a day

Swindon Advertiser: Former Wales and British Lions Star Shane Williams at Royal Wootton Bassett RFC with the under 8s team

5:30am Wednesday 16th April 2014

ROYAL Wootton Bassett Rugby Club’s Under 8s team welcomed a very special coach to training at their grounds in Ballards Ash yesterday evening.

Plan aims to keep village life sweet

Swindon Advertiser: An aerial view of Blunsdon

5:30am Wednesday 16th April 2014

A PLAN to help secure the quality of life in a North Swindon village has taken another step forward.

Going great guns for family fun day

Swindon Advertiser: Launch of Swindon Armed Forces day with MP Robert Buckland left, and Mike Buss, centre

5:00am Wednesday 16th April 2014

FORMER soldier Mike Buss has big plans for this year’s Swindon Armed Forces Day and hopes thousands of people will support it.

Easter frolics on the farm

Swindon Advertiser: Jamie Jones gets up close and personal with a goat at Roves Farm

5:30am Wednesday 16th April 2014

EASTER at Roves Farm is proving to be a popular hit with hundreds of families making the most of the spring sunshine to visit the working farm in Seven-hampton.

Standing tall for son

Swindon Advertiser: A tribute to those who lost their lives in the Hillsborough Disaster is seen on the giant screen at Anfield

5:30am Wednesday 16th April 2014

HOLDING it together as well as she did in front of the Hillsborough Inquests was a surprise for Lechlade mother Margaret Godwin, who lost her son Derrick 25 years ago yesterday.

Around the world in millions of footsteps

Swindon Advertiser: Peter Jenkins is trying to become the eighth man to walk around the planet, and is doing it in aid of Unicef and Cancer Research

5:30am Wednesday 16th April 2014

AMBITIOUS explorer Peter Jenkins is planning to become the eighth person in history to travel around the planet using nothing but his own two feet.

Building up student experience early on

Swindon Advertiser: Site manager Phil Edwards at Swindon College’s new development site

5:30am Wednesday 16th April 2014

A NEW state-of-the-art facility being built at Swindon College is already paying dividends.

As easy as one, two, three

Swindon Advertiser: Doctors David and  Lyn Williamson, who  are doing a tandem ride for GWH’s radiotherapy building

5:30am Wednesday 16th April 2014

GREAT Western Hospital couple Dr David and Dr Lyn Williamson are facing their greatest challenge yet when they take on the Three Cities Cycle.

It’s not about Al... it’s about music

Swindon Advertiser: Surrounded by tapes, albums, a turn-table and a mic, Alan is in his element as he is pictured in 1989 at the BBC Wiltshire studios in Old Town. Today Alan can be heard every Saturday on Swindon 105.5

5:30am Wednesday 16th April 2014

DURING a sold out show at Swindon Arts Centre around 18 months ago Andy Fairweather Low, former Sixties pop star turned exquisite guitarist who for many years toured as a member of both Eric Clapton and Roger Waters’ bands, took a couple of minutes out to make an announcement.

Hours after stepping down as Mayor, protesters call for Nick Martin to resign as councillor

Swindon Advertiser: Swindon mayor Nick Martin

5:00pm Tuesday 15th April 2014

AROUND 30 people have crowded outside the Civic Offices in the town centre to protest that former mayor Nick Martin resign from his post as councillor.

UPDATE: Nick Martin resigns as Mayor

Swindon Advertiser: Mayor Nick Martin

9:46am Tuesday 15th April 2014

Swindon Mayor Nick Martin has officially resigned from the post this morning in the wake of a scandal over remarks he made about disabled people.

Mayor of Swindon's resignation makes unwanted headlines across the world

Swindon Advertiser: Coun Nick Martin, the current Swindon mayor, who is the subject of two complaints against him

11:48am Tuesday 15th April 2014

THE Nick Martin scandal has brought Swindon publicity of a kind it could do without.

Police hunt thief who stole £2,000 from lorry

Swindon Advertiser: A CCTV still of the male suspect police wish to talk to following the theft of cash from a lorry

2:58pm Tuesday 15th April 2014

WILTSHIRE Police are appealing for witnesses after a large amount of cash was stolen from a lorry in Swindon.

Ambulance response time targets to be set

Swindon Advertiser: The South Western Ambulance Service answered more than 2,000 999 calls between 6am and 6pm on New Year’s Eve, slighlty less than 2013

1:37pm Tuesday 15th April 2014

NEW response time targets will be set for South Western Ambulance Service in rural areas including Wiltshire.

POLL: Was Nick Martin right to resign as Swindon's mayor?

Swindon Advertiser: Coun Nick Martin has offered to resign as mayor on December 24

12:16pm Tuesday 15th April 2014

SWINDON Mayor Nick Martin has resigned from the post following remarks he made about disabled people.

Police appeal after naked man browses in charity shop

Swindon Advertiser: An e-fit of the man police wish to identify after an indecent exposure incident in Malmesbury

9:25am Tuesday 15th April 2014

WILTSHIRE Police are appealing for witnesses following an incident of indecent exposure at a shop in Malmesbury.

Woman caught up in scam on pensioner

5:00am Tuesday 15th April 2014

A WOMAN who tried to cash a cheque for some rogue traders after they fleeced a 91-year-old woman has walked free from court.

Americans to put Mr Woodz trickster on trial

Swindon Advertiser: Christopher Baines

5:00am Tuesday 15th April 2014

VICTIMS of conman Christopher Baines will have to wait to see him return to the UK to face justice as he is set to stand trial in the USA.

Kilby gets on his bike to support injured Swindon speedway star Ritchings

Swindon Advertiser: Lee Kilby

1:04pm Tuesday 15th April 2014

LEE Kilby will be donning kevlars and taking to a pushbike on Good Friday in an effort to raise money for injured Swindon speedway star Darryl Ritchings.

Lechlade victim's mum delivered strong words at Hillsborough inquest

Swindon Advertiser: Stan and Margaret Godwin

11:18am Tuesday 15th April 2014

HOLDING it together as well as she did in front of the Hillsborough inquests was a surprise for Lechlade mother Margaret Godwin, who lost her son Derrick 25 years ago today.

HOTSEAT: Send us your questions for the Youth MP

Swindon Advertiser: Ellie James is determined to make a big difference in her new role as Swindon member of the Youth Parliament

11:50am Tuesday 15th April 2014

IN THE Hotseat next week will be teenager Ellie James, who recently became Member of the Youth Parliament for Swindon.

Strictly Come Dancing stars wow the crowds in Swindon

Swindon Advertiser: Strictly stars Katya Virshilas and Pasha Kovalev

10:06am Tuesday 15th April 2014

SINCE Katya Virshilas and Pasha Kovalev teamed up as a professional dance couple on the hit BBC television show Strictly Come Dancing in 2011, they have wowed audiences with their Ballroom routines and Latin dances.

Lingerie firm to go with loss of 70 jobs

Swindon Advertiser: The Triumph distribution centre at Groundwell Industrial Estate is to be shut down

6:56pm Monday 14th April 2014

TRIUMPH is pulling the plug on its distribution centre in Swindon four years after setting up a new arrangement with logistics firm Menlo.

Swindon Croquet club’s joy at £50,000 windfall

Swindon Advertiser: Swindon Croquet Club members celebrate their windfall

5:30am Tuesday 15th April 2014

SWINDON Croquet Club is hoping to host national tournaments after securing £49,478 from Sport England’s Olympic legacy fund.

Driver's tears after collision with bike

Swindon Advertiser: The man’s bicycle lies at the scene of the incident near Barnfield

5:00am Tuesday 15th April 2014

THE distraught driver of a van which left a 69-year-old cyclist fighting for his life yesterday was seen crying into the grass verge after the collision.

Children's centre hits back at Ofsted report

Swindon Advertiser: Terry Radcliffe, Sonia Osbourn and Hayley Stone of Hop Skip & Jump, Swindon

5:00am Tuesday 15th April 2014

SUPERVISOR Sonia Osbourn has defended children’s respite centre Hop Skip and Jump following a damning report by education watchdog Ofsted.

Mayor castigated for disabled views

Swindon Advertiser: Mayor Nick Martin

5:00am Tuesday 15th April 2014

LEADING disability charity Scope has said that Swindon mayor Nick Martin needs to apologise for more than his offensive language.

Regent Circus on schedule for autumn

Swindon Advertiser: Regent Circus on schedule for autumn

5:00am Tuesday 15th April 2014

A LEISURE complex in the heart of Swindon is now taking shape ahead of a grand opening later this year.

Mayor Nick Martin expected to resign on Tuesday

Swindon Advertiser: Coun Nick Martin, the current Swindon mayor, who is the subject of two complaints against him

10:48pm Monday 14th April 2014

THE Adver understands Swindon Mayor Nick Martin is to resign from his post on Tuesday following a meeting of the Conservative Group on Monday night.

Bus firm forced to increase its fares

Swindon Advertiser: Thamesdown Transport boss Paul Jenkins

5:00am Tuesday 15th April 2014

INCREASING costs have resulted in a rise in bus fares for Thamesdown Transport.

Enrolment rates are on the up for college

Swindon Advertiser: Artist’s impression of the new University Technical College’s courtyard

5:30am Tuesday 15th April 2014

WORK on the new University Technical College is progressing well with more than 200 youngsters now having either signed up or expressed an interest in joining.

Hillsborough victim's family make trip to Liverpool for 25th memorial

Swindon Advertiser: Stan and Margaret Godwin

5:00am Tuesday 15th April 2014

TWENTY-five years after their son left Lechlade for an FA Cup tie at Hillsborough, Stan and Margaret Godwin will remember their son Derrick in a service at Anfield, Liverpool, today.

Appeal to keep tabs on graffiti vandals

Swindon Advertiser: Husnu Cetin, manager of the Trident Fish bar in Victoria Road, is the latest victim of the spate of town centre graffiti as police appeal for residents to identify the tags

5:00am Tuesday 15th April 2014

POLICE are hunting for further instances of graffiti following a spate of scrawls around the town centre at the end of last month.

Football fans make it round 92 grounds in just 84 hours

Swindon Advertiser: Marc Harris, Helen & Douglas House assistant manager Emily Smith, Cris Bowden, manager Louise Kuczynski and Steve Hall before the marathon ground-visiting attempt

5:00am Tuesday 15th April 2014

IN a little under 84 hours, Swindon Town fan Marc Harris and three comrades successfully visited all 92 Football League grounds, raising nearly £3,000 in the process.

Tickets still available for STFC Supporters Club end-of-season dinner

Swindon Advertiser: Fans will have a say in the future of the County Ground

2:19pm Tuesday 15th April 2014

THE Swindon Town Supporters Club hosts its end-of-season dinner on Tuesday, April 29.

Appeal meets with a chocolate eggstravaganza

Swindon Advertiser: Nichola Fisher (bottom) and Amy Francombe (top)

11:45am Tuesday 15th April 2014

REED Specialist Recruitment were so overwhelmed with Easter eggs when they put out a call for the chocolate treats that they have been able to help a number of local charities.

Boxers and firefighters in the ring for charity bout

Swindon Advertiser: Action from Paddy Fitzpatrick's boxing show at the Oasis on Friday night

11:27am Tuesday 15th April 2014

THE gloves will be on for a charity boxing event in aid of Helen and Douglas House and Faringdon Fire Fighters this weekend.

Staff hold sustainability events to back charity

Swindon Advertiser: Great Western Hospital

11:22am Tuesday 15th April 2014

IN A bid to raise money for children’s charity Barnardo’s and support NHS Sustainability Day 2014, Carillion staff at the Great Western Hospital held a day of action undertaking a series of events and initiatives to promote sustainability to both healthcare patients and staff.

Dad fails in court appeal to see his daughters

Swindon Advertiser: Andrew Gray pleaded guilty at Swindon Magistrates Court

11:19am Tuesday 15th April 2014

A DAD who has not been allowed to see his children for five years has lost a Court of Appeal bid to find out why they do not want to be with him.

Explore and join Easter egg hunt at park

Swindon Advertiser: There off. The National Trust Easter egg hunt at Tredegar House, Newport. L-R Carys Salter 9 Joe Salter 7 and Isla Williams 8  (5265758)

11:18am Tuesday 15th April 2014

CHILDREN will have the chance to explore Lydiard Park as part of a special trail this Easter Sunday.

Passport cheat claims she was smuggled into UK

Swindon Advertiser: passport.jpg

11:09am Tuesday 15th April 2014

A MUM who claims to have been smuggled into the country by human traffickers used a fake passport to try and get two jobs.

Giant St George up for celebrations

Swindon Advertiser: A 20ft high model of St George parades though Swindon town centre for St George’s Da

11:03am Tuesday 15th April 2014

A TWENTY-foot high figure of England’s patron saint will parade through the town centre to celebrate St George’s Day next week.

Abuse victims can avoid benefits cap

Swindon Advertiser: Olwen Kelly, director of Swindon Women’s Aid

5:00am Tuesday 15th April 2014

SWINDON Women’s Aid has welcomed a change in the law meaning the refuge will now be exempt from the benefits cap.

Body of Swindon woman pulled from river in Gloucestershire

Swindon Advertiser: Police are hunting for a man after a robbery and assault in Morden this morning.

11:31am Monday 14th April 2014

The body of a 49-year-old Swindon woman has been discovered in a river in Gloucestershire in the early hours of yesterday morning.

Man 'seriously injured' in Great Western Way accident

Swindon Advertiser: The accident scene on the Great Western Way this morning

10:15am Monday 14th April 2014

AN accident on the Great Western Way has closed the road in one direction this morning.

Family rallies after shock cancer news

Swindon Advertiser: 20-year-old Paris Steenson is diagnosed with Hodgkin’s Lymphoma, and her family are rallying around to fundraise to get her a wig

5:00am Monday 14th April 2014

PARIS Steenson’s family are rallying around the 20-year-old after she was diagnosed with Hodgkin’s Lymphoma three weeks ago.







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