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Brace yourselves for railway chaos

Swindon Advertiser: Passengers board a First Great Western train from Swindon station to London Paddington

6:00am Tuesday 29th July 2014

PASSENGERS to London will face replacement bus services over the weekend as Network Rail looks to upgrade the line to prepare for electrification works.

Generations together to mark 85th birthday

Swindon Advertiser:

5:30am Tuesday 29th July 2014

“I WAS absolutely gobsmacked,” said Barbara King moments after five generations of her family trooped through her door.

Gaza charity night exceeds all hopes

Swindon Advertiser:

5:00am Tuesday 29th July 2014

WHEN the Gaza Girl Group organised a fundraiser for the Middle East conflict’s victims they never expected to raise enough to pay for three ambulances.

Pub landlady fined £3.5k for filthy kitchen

Swindon Advertiser:

5:00am Tuesday 29th July 2014

THE landlady of The Queens Tap Pub has been ordered to pay more than £3,500 after admitting breaking food hygiene laws at the premises on seven occasions.

Swindon could be site for fracking search

Swindon Advertiser:

5:00am Tuesday 29th July 2014

FIRMS could be allowed to search beneath Swindon for oil and gas as part of Government plans to expand fracking.

Man bailed after posing as air pilot

Swindon Advertiser:

5:00am Tuesday 29th July 2014

CONMAN Timothy Giles, who was said to target vulnerable women through dating agencies and posed as an airline pilot, has admitted fraud chargest.

Mums lay into plans for shutting centres

Swindon Advertiser:

5:00am Tuesday 29th July 2014

MUMS who use Swindon’s threatened children’s centres have spoken about their fears for the future.

Youth on police bail after park stabbing

Swindon Advertiser:

5:00am Tuesday 29th July 2014

AN 18-year-old man from Swindon has been arrested in relation to the stabbing in the Town Gardens last week as police step up their hunt for two further suspects.

Timely advice for sun worshippers

Swindon Advertiser: Slaop on the sun cream to prevent burning

5:30am Tuesday 29th July 2014

PUBLIC Health England (PHE) are warning people to take care in the sunshine as temperatures rise.

Residents can help to shape their area

Swindon Advertiser:

5:30am Tuesday 29th July 2014

RESIDENTS in Redhouse are being asked to take the opportunity to make the most of their community.

Games on with a chance to try sports

Swindon Advertiser:

5:30am Tuesday 29th July 2014

THE activity du jour was American Football at Wharf Green yesterday as part of inSwindon’s answer to the Commonwealth Games.

Memorable day for dementia patients

Swindon Advertiser:

5:00am Tuesday 29th July 2014

WHILE dementia sufferers may be struggling with memory loss, speech and mental agility, this in no way means they have nothing left to look forward to in life.

Going national with our missing persons

Swindon Advertiser: Wiltshire Police chief Pat Geenty

5:00am Tuesday 29th July 2014

MISSING people from Swindon could soon be part of a national register as part of an initiative from Wiltshire Chief Constable Pat Geenty.

Man dealt in drugs to pay attack victim

Swindon Advertiser: Swindon Crown Court

5:30am Tuesday 29th July 2014

A MAN began dealing cocaine to pay compensation to a man he attacked in a drunken assault said it was ‘worth the risk’.

No mean feet as new skills are picked up

Swindon Advertiser:

5:43pm Tuesday 29th July 2014

SILKY skills were brought to Wharf Green by Wiltshire County FA yesterday as football was given its outing as a part of inSwindon’s Common-wealth Games bonanza.

Hot weather can spark fires

Swindon Advertiser: THIS dramatic picture shows the aftermath of a large grass fire near Great Lever and Farnworth Golf Club sparked by youths playing with matches.

11:42am Tuesday 29th July 2014

WITH the recent run of hot weather, grass and fields are incredibly dry – which makes them far more susceptible to fire.

Timely advice for sun worshippers

Swindon Advertiser: NHS Warrington has issued tips for sun worshippers

11:40am Tuesday 29th July 2014

PUBLIC Health England (PHE) are warning people to take care in the sunshine as temperatures rise.

Future of fire service considered

Swindon Advertiser: Simon Routh-Jones

11:39am Tuesday 29th July 2014

A WIDE ranging consultation to consider options for the future of Wiltshire Fire & Rescue Service started last Monday.

Punters sang it their way for hospice

Swindon Advertiser:

11:37am Tuesday 29th July 2014

KARAOKE connosseurs gathered at The Victoria in Old Town for the grand final of their annual competition.

Tributes paid to chairman of residents' group

Swindon Advertiser: The Rodbourne Cheney residents’ association are pictured next to St Mary’s Church in Rodbourne. Pictured from left are Sue Hatt, Fay Midwinter, Patricia Strange, Clare Tremblen, Joyce Murgatroyd, Terry Hunt, Linda Hunt, Sue Sawyer and Lin Moyse

11:35am Tuesday 29th July 2014

TRIBUTES have been paid to Terry Hunt, the former chairman of the Rodbourne Cheney Residents’ Association, who died aged 64 last month after an illness.

A world of rich music at WOMAD

Swindon Advertiser:

5:00am Tuesday 29th July 2014

IN their pristine white bridal gowns and black furry stovepipe hats, the three women of Dakha Brahka cut a striking, almost unnerving appearance – like something out of a Tim Burton remake of a 1920s silent horror film.

Teenager arrested on suspicion of attempted murder following Town Gardens stabbing

Swindon Advertiser:

1:31pm Monday 28th July 2014

An 18-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder following an assault in Swindon last week.

Rail passengers face weekend of disruption due to line works

Swindon Advertiser: Passengers will be ferried through Wiltshire by First Great Western for another three years

1:11pm Monday 28th July 2014

FiIRST Great Western is encouraging customers travelling between Saturday, August 2 and Sunday, August 3 to check journey times and routes prior to travelling, as improvements works take place across the Great Western Main Line.

GREAT WAR CENTENARY: Letters from the battlefront

Swindon Advertiser:

4:41pm Monday 28th July 2014

THERE are no better words to describe the reality of life in the trenches than those of the men who were there. Here we print some of the letters sent by two who perished and excerpts from the unpublished autobiography of a third who survived into old age...but was never the same again.

GREAT WAR CENTENARY: Five years that changed a town

Swindon Advertiser:

4:26pm Monday 28th July 2014

World War One began 100 years ago today and those who were lucky enough to return from conflict came home to a place very different to the one they left behind...

Lyneham pensioner may be jailed over £16k benefit fraud

Swindon Advertiser: Sumon Gurung pleaded not guilty to charges of possession with intent to supply, at Swindon Crown Court

12:00pm Monday 28th July 2014

A LYNEHAM pensioner who claimed nearly £16,000 of pounds in benefits he was not entitled to could be jailed.

Police renew appeal for witnesses to A350 triple fatal crash at Semington

Swindon Advertiser:

10:30am Monday 28th July 2014

WILTSHIRE Police are renewing the appeal for witnesses following a crash in which three people died.

End of the line for Next store

Swindon Advertiser:

10:08am Monday 28th July 2014

ONE of the town centre’s best loved clothing outlets has shut up shop for the final time.

Waste fire is still burning a week on

Swindon Advertiser:

5:30am Monday 28th July 2014

FIREFIGHTERS are still dealing with the blaze at Averies Recycling a week after it first broke out, with investigations into its cause continuing.

NHS to foot op bills to get lad walking

Swindon Advertiser:

5:30am Monday 28th July 2014

CEREBRAL palsy sufferer Robbie Davies could soon take his very first steps following news that the costly operation he has been waiting to receive for more than three years will finally be available on the NHS.

GREAT WAR CENTENARY: Business (not) as usual

Swindon Advertiser:

5:09pm Monday 28th July 2014

Although many workers went off to war, the Works and other firms found ways to maintain production... 

Six alleged drug dealers released on bail

Swindon Advertiser: Katherine Applegate did not enter a plea at Swindon Crown Court

10:31am Monday 28th July 2014

SIX people who are accused of conspiracy to supply heroin and cocaine in Swindon have been released on bail by a judge.

Town’s GPs get the thumbs up in poll

Swindon Advertiser:

5:30am Monday 28th July 2014

RESIDENTS have rated Swindon’s GP services as among the top third across the country in the latest survey from NHS England.

Events pay tribute to fallen heroes

Swindon Advertiser:

5:30am Monday 28th July 2014

TODAY the Swindon Advertiser commemorates the centenary of the First World War and honours all those whose lives were touch by it.

GREAT WAR CENTENARY: From one superpower to another

Swindon Advertiser:

5:24pm Monday 28th July 2014

Broome Manor man's unique memorabilia reveals how the Kaiser lost his rag...

Helping families stay cool as tensions soar during summer holidays

Swindon Advertiser: Have a ‘good’ argument

10:17am Monday 28th July 2014

RELATIONSHIP charity Relate Gloucestershire and Swindon is giving advice to families about coping with one another during the summer holidays.

Town embraces its first free art attack

Swindon Advertiser:

5:30am Monday 28th July 2014

ART lovers had a free-for-all in the sunshine around the town as Swindon’s first Free Art Friday was launched over the weekend.

GREAT WAR CENTENARY: Making our boys feel better

Swindon Advertiser:

5:13pm Monday 28th July 2014

It may house a health hydro today, but the Milton Road baths were turned over to the Red Cross for the first year of the war...

Hundreds head to Lydiard Park for fundraiser

Swindon Advertiser:

5:30am Monday 28th July 2014

HUNDREDS flooded Lydiard Park this weekend after Ashley Waldron’s brother inspired him to hold an event and raise awareness of a mentoring project for disaffected youngsters.

Pop-up vintage shop is now here to stay

Swindon Advertiser:

5:30am Monday 28th July 2014

INDEPENDENT shops are vital to the high street, according to Swindon’s vintage clothes and homewares store Carry on Vintage.

Wakeskater makes waves by beating world record

Swindon Advertiser:

5:30am Monday 28th July 2014

GOLD-medallist wakeskater James Harrington realised a childhood dream when he beat the world record for the highest number of stunts performed in a minute on the board last month.

Shop to turn vintage stereos gift into charity cash

Swindon Advertiser:

5:30am Monday 28th July 2014

ECHOES of Swindon’s proud history as a maker of high-class stereos are being heard at Holmes Music.

Commonwealth Games inspires sports galore at Wharf Green workshops

Swindon Advertiser:

5:30am Monday 28th July 2014

CHILDREN took inspiration from the Commonwealth Games when they took part in Wharf Green sports workshops over the weekend.

WOMAD delivers a weekend with global appeal

Swindon Advertiser:

5:30am Monday 28th July 2014

“WE are Hungarian, of Serbian and Croatian descent, we are going to play a Macedonian song in a Turkish style on Chinese instruments….this could be world music.” It certainly ticks a lot of boxes.

Slimming World group weighs in to support Race for Life

Swindon Advertiser:

5:30am Monday 28th July 2014

DOZENS turned out for Slimming World’s take on the Race for Life and walked, ran, or sprinted their way around Coate Water for charity.

Fewer children lighting up

Swindon Advertiser: 20 Brighton and Hove children start smoking every week

2:58pm Monday 28th July 2014

SMOKING rates among children have hit an all-time low according to the latest figures from the Health and Social Care Information Centre (HSCIC).

Promoted Article: Join the World's Biggest Coffee Morning with Macmillan

Swindon Advertiser: World's Biggest Coffee Morning

11:00am Monday 28th July 2014

Join people in your area for the Worlds Biggest Coffee Morning on Friday 26th September – all in the name of Macmillan Cancer Support.

Three people dead in A350 crash near Semington

Swindon Advertiser:

10:29am Sunday 27th July 2014

THREE people were killed in a crash on the A350 at Semington this morning.

VIDEO: Didcot power station towers demolished

Swindon Advertiser:

12:41pm Sunday 27th July 2014

IN a cloud of smoke and with a thunderous blast three historic towers were demolished today after dominating the skyline of a nearby town for more than four decades.

Ice cream war has a meltdown

Swindon Advertiser:

5:00am Saturday 26th July 2014

AN ice cream vendor claims he was beaten up by a rival in a turf wars incident in West Swindon.







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