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Horror death crash driver faces charge

Swindon Advertiser:

5:30am Saturday 30th August 2014

ARNIE Peter Rogers has been charged with causing death by dangerous driving in the horrific collision which took the life of 33-year-old Paul Winters in May.

Owners mark home’s big day by reposing for photo

Swindon Advertiser:

5:30am Saturday 30th August 2014

STAFF at a nursing home in Purton have celebrated its 30th anniversary by recreating a photograph that appeared in the Swindon Advertiser three decades ago.

M4 security ramped up ready for NATO summit

Swindon Advertiser:

5:30am Saturday 30th August 2014

WILTSHIRE Police officers will be on high alert along the M4 next week as delegates, including US President Barack Obama, make their way to and from Swindon for the NATO summit in Newport under threat of disruption from activists.

Warden spared jail after theft from dementia victim

Swindon Advertiser:

5:30am Saturday 30th August 2014

A WARDEN at sheltered accommodation who plundered thousands from the bank account of an elderly widower, who has since died, walked free from court.

Updated plan’s extra help for crime victims

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

5:30am Saturday 30th August 2014

NEW services to support victims will be commissioned in Swindon from April next year as part of the updated Police and Crime Plan.

Funding will help the force to hold front line

Swindon Advertiser:

5:30am Saturday 30th August 2014

POLICE staffing levels are holding at just over 1,000 bobbies on the beat as new funding help the force provide improved services.

Rape victims are let down

Swindon Advertiser:

5:30am Saturday 30th August 2014

RAPE crimes being settled by community resolutions have been branded unacceptable by the police inspectorate in a report into data handling.

Staff jobs are safe says leisure boss

Swindon Advertiser:

5:30am Saturday 30th August 2014

THE company which is set to take over the town’s leisure facilities has reassured current staff it is not looking to make sweeping cuts.

Woman jailed for £25,000 benefit abuse

Swindon Advertiser:

5:30am Saturday 30th August 2014

A WOMAN who took part in a benefit scam totalling almost £25,000 has been jailed for 18 weeks.

Women's Aid staff take ice bucket challenge

Swindon Advertiser:

5:30am Saturday 30th August 2014

SWINDON Women’s Aid staff have become the latest to take part in the Ice Bucket Challenge sweeping the country.

OAP can keep gun after grandson is barred from house

Swindon Advertiser: Swindon Magistrates Court

5:30am Saturday 30th August 2014

A PENSIONER who had his shotgun certificate confiscated by the police over fears about his grandson has been allowed to have it back.

Foreign tourists flock to the town

Swindon Advertiser:

5:30am Saturday 30th August 2014

THE Steam Museum, the Designer Outlet Village and the Magic Roundabout are among locations being praised for an increase in international tourists visiting Wiltshire.

Blind Trevor’s CD raises funds to say thanks to charity

Swindon Advertiser:

5:30am Saturday 30th August 2014

BLIND musician Trev Taylor has recorded an album in support of the Wiltshire Blind Association.

A dream climb is grounded

Swindon Advertiser:

5:30am Saturday 30th August 2014

STUDENT Cerianne Pidgeon has been left devastated after her trip to climb to the roof of Africa was cancelled despite raising thousands of pounds for charity.

Man charged following death of man in Thamesdown Drive crash

Swindon Advertiser:

10:28am Friday 29th August 2014

A DRIVER has been charged following a fatal road traffic collision in Swindon.

Benefit fraud siblings sentenced

Swindon Advertiser:

10:16am Friday 29th August 2014

A WOMAN who took part in a benefit scam totalling almost £25,000 has been jailed for 18 weeks.

THE LIST: 10 things to do around Swindon this weekend (August 30&31 edition)

Swindon Advertiser: Nathan Jones Band

8:00am Friday 29th August 2014

AS another weekend beckons we bring you the latest in our new regular weekly slot giving you 10 things to do in and around Swindon.

Burglars raid home and steal jewellery

Swindon Advertiser:

5:30am Friday 29th August 2014

RESIDENTS at a house in Burderop have been left devastated after burglars broke in and stole thousands of pounds worth of jewellery and watches.

Cafe proves right option for disabled

Swindon Advertiser:

5:00am Friday 29th August 2014

OPTIONS for Living’s weekly cafe has grown from strength to strength since the volunteer-led project first opened its doors six months ago.

Compensation bids as blaze continues

Swindon Advertiser:

5:00am Friday 29th August 2014

COMPENSATION is being sought by angry residents and workers affected by the endless blaze at Averies Recycling in Marshgate.

Care home given damning report

Swindon Advertiser:

5:00am Friday 29th August 2014

UNSAFE, ineffective, careless, unresponsive and poorly-led is how the national health watchdog has described Old Town nursing home, Princess Lodge Care Centre.

Town is set to benefit from leisure services takeover says boss

Swindon Advertiser:

5:30am Friday 29th August 2014

THE company which is set to take over the running of the leisure facilities in Swindon has said it is a positive move for the town.

Vow that Croft Fields and library are safe

Swindon Advertiser:

5:30am Friday 29th August 2014

THE company set to take over the town’s leisure facilities has moved to reassure residents concerned about the future of some sites.

Adver boys have met their match

Swindon Advertiser:

5:30am Friday 29th August 2014

THE Adver got their boots on for a grudge match with the Oxford Mail which moved the 160 appeal a step closer to its goal.

From happy feet to the yearly fete

Swindon Advertiser:

5:30am Friday 29th August 2014

PROSPECT Hospice has a wide range of fundraising events and initiatives to suit all kinds of tastes through the autumn months, starting with its annual garden fete in its grounds in Wroughton on September 6.

Come and get fit with new dance craze

Swindon Advertiser: FitSteps at Ridgeway Leisure Centre with Steve Rouse, front

5:30am Friday 29th August 2014

FitSteps, the new dance fitness programme developed by Strictly stars and a famous Olympian, is coming to Swindon for a Prospect Hospice fundraising event which the organiser hopes 200 fleet-footed fitness fans will come along to next weekend.

Volunteers dig in and spruce up day centre

Swindon Advertiser:

5:30am Friday 29th August 2014

USERS of a centre for adults with disabilities are loving it after McDonald’s and Swindon Garden Centre spruced up an outdoor learning area.

Revamped store ready for battle

Swindon Advertiser:

5:30am Friday 29th August 2014

GROWING competition in the supermarket sector across Swindon put the Tesco Extra superstore in Ocotal Way first in line for a programme of nationwide investment across the chain.

Cyber camp spies internet security talents

Swindon Advertiser:

3:30pm Friday 29th August 2014

THE next generation of the computer security industry was put to the test at cyber camp running at the Defence Academy in Shrivenham.

Proms live on town big screen for another year

Swindon Advertiser: Viewers enjoy the start of the London Olympics opening ceremony on the big screen at Wharf Green

5:30am Friday 29th August 2014

INSWINDON has announced that the Big Screen at Wharf Green will be broadcasting another Last Night of the Proms live for the eighth consecutive year.

Dave to hit the road as weight drops off

Swindon Advertiser:

5:30am Friday 29th August 2014

WHEN Dave Grainger first walked into Kiss Gym weighing 24 stone he never dreamed a year later he would take on the Swindon half marathon.

The lifelong dream that crash landed

Swindon Advertiser:

12:59pm Friday 29th August 2014

ON a grey and cloudy Thursday afternoon 20 years ago a group of people are standing on the blustery downs above Swindon. Necks craned, we are keeping an eye out – and indeed an ear out – for the sight or the sound of a distant speck of silver.

Old Town care home exposed in damning inspection

Swindon Advertiser: Princess Lodge

10:16am Thursday 28th August 2014

ENFORCEMENT action has been taken against nursing home Princess Lodge Care Centre by the Care Quality Commission after severe failings were exposed in the care it is providing.

Wiltshire PCC speaks out about Rotherham sexual abuse scandal

Swindon Advertiser:

2:26pm Thursday 28th August 2014

WILTSHIRE'S Police and Crime Commissioner has spoken out about the South Yorkshire PCC's decision to stay in post despite being accused of failing to act on warnings of sexual abuse of children.

More smoke before blaze is finally out

Swindon Advertiser:

5:30am Thursday 28th August 2014

THE fire service has warned that the Averies Recycling blaze will be burning for several weeks despite progress in their efforts to put it out.

Make a beeline for pub’s event

Swindon Advertiser:

9:24am Thursday 28th August 2014

ONE of Swindon’s best known pubs shows off its new interior to the public tomorrow.

Major upgrade of roads set to start

Swindon Advertiser:

5:30am Thursday 28th August 2014

WORK is set to start next month on a major multi-million pound project to upgrade one of the town’s main junctions.

Revamped tower reveals new look

Swindon Advertiser:

5:30am Thursday 28th August 2014

AN iconic landmark revealed a fresh look yesterday as the new University Technical College gets ready to open its doors.

Town prepares for elderly care strain

Swindon Advertiser:

5:30am Thursday 28th August 2014

THE town’s ageing population is set to put a heavy strain on adult services over the next 15 years, according to figures out this week.

Swimming gold medallist dives in for open day

Swindon Advertiser:

5:30am Thursday 28th August 2014

SWINDON swimming star Jazz Carlin will be showing off her medals at the Link Centre’s annual open day on Saturday.

Pizza driver sent to jail for sex with child

Swindon Advertiser:

5:30am Thursday 28th August 2014

PIZZA delivery driver Tahir Mehmood has been sentenced to four and a half years for having sex with a child.

Chill seekers have an ice day

Swindon Advertiser:

5:30am Thursday 28th August 2014

DISNEY princess Elsa from Frozen helped staff at the Tesco Express in Redhouse become the latest contenders to take part in the Ice Bucket Challenge for charity.

School ready for split sites

Swindon Advertiser:

5:30am Thursday 28th August 2014

HEADTEACHER Tony McAteer is confident he and Clifton Diocese will manage the “difficult situation” when Holy Cross Primary School opens across two sites in September 2015.

Church is counting blessings

Swindon Advertiser:

5:30am Thursday 28th August 2014

WHILE it is often reported that attendance at churches is declining across the country, one in West Swindon is bucking that trend.

Groups celebrate Lottery windfall

Swindon Advertiser:

5:30am Thursday 28th August 2014

SIX Swindon good causes are celebrating earning a share of £1.7m worth of south west grants from The Big Lottery Fund.

Junckers ‘is acting like a dictator’

Swindon Advertiser:

5:30am Thursday 28th August 2014

Responding to Jean-Claude Juncker’s public statement that the UK Government must nominate a woman for the European Commission, the independent Labour peer, Lord Stoddart of Swindon, has accused the European Commission president of acting like “a dictator” in telling an elected government what to do.

Staff ‘safe’ in PO move

Swindon Advertiser:

5:30am Thursday 28th August 2014

A MODERNISATION programme at Upper Stratton Post Office, which will extend opening by more than 30 hours, is making Barbara Linton and colleagues feel safer in their jobs.

Pamper your way to brighter future

Swindon Advertiser:

5:30am Thursday 28th August 2014

TICKETS are still available to people in need of a little luxury this weekend at a special pampering evening in aid of a new breast cancer treatment.

Shop pops up in style

Swindon Advertiser:

5:30am Thursday 28th August 2014

VINTAGE To The Core is set to return to Devizes Road next week when charity Empower hosts its second pop-up shop.

Pedal power starts a charity revolution

Swindon Advertiser:

5:30am Thursday 28th August 2014

BEFORE Carl Page lost his battle with cancer he asked his brother Gerald to raise money to ease the pain of future sufferers.




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