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160 YEARS: I Love Swindon

Swindon Advertiser:

7:40am Sunday 26th October 2014

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

Faster, better - Wiltshire's new £5m air ambulance

Swindon Advertiser:

10:29am Saturday 25th October 2014

Patients will get a quicker response from the new Wiltshire Air Ambulance - a Canadian Bell 429 - as it has a top speed of 180mph, compared with the current helicopter's 150mph.

Radiotherapy treatment centre is approved

Swindon Advertiser:

5:00am Saturday 25th October 2014

SWINDON is edging closer to getting its very own radiotherapy unit after Swindon Council granted planning permission to build the £14.7m project at the Great Western Hospital.

VIDEO: New Asimo the robot visits Swindon

Swindon Advertiser:

5:30am Saturday 25th October 2014

THE all-new Asimo robot, created by Honda, was in Swindon yesterday to meet associates and school children.

Asimo is automatically everybody’s best friend

Swindon Advertiser:

5:00am Saturday 25th October 2014

WORKERS at Honda in Swindon had a visit from an unusual guest yesterday in the form of Asimo, the firm’s futuristic robot.

Man, 20, admits to Town Gardens knife attack

Swindon Advertiser:

5:00am Saturday 25th October 2014

DZUNG Nguyen has admitted a savage daylight knife attack in the Town Gardens this summer, along with a second serious assault carried out the previous month.

Will £11.54m M4 plan create chaos?

Swindon Advertiser:

5:00am Saturday 25th October 2014

AN overhaul of Junction 16 of the M4 is pressing ahead, with a second report due before an influential business group next week.

Foyer in tune with needs of homeless

Swindon Advertiser:

5:00am Saturday 25th October 2014

THE growth of a music group at the Swindon Foyer was celebrated yesterday with a special performance involving the local MP.

Fire service to go on new four-day strike

Swindon Advertiser:

5:20am Saturday 25th October 2014

RESIDENTS have been warned not to hold impromptu firework displays next weekend after the Fire Brigades Union announced a four day strike.

Students join scrum to design rugby kits

Swindon Advertiser:

5:30am Saturday 25th October 2014

PUPILS at two Swindon schools have designed their own rugby strip after taking part in a workshop with leading sportswear brand, Canterbury.

Town pupils do better in GCSES

Swindon Advertiser: Pictures from schools and colleges across Swindon as pupils pick up their GCSE results.

5:30am Saturday 25th October 2014

PUPILS in Swindon have achieved higher than average GCSE results despite a suspected five per cent drop in grades nationally compared to last year.

Foreign lorries are halted in M4 checks

Swindon Advertiser:

5:30am Saturday 25th October 2014

MORE than half of all vehicles stopped during a week of action around the M4 at Swindon were found to be running illegally, including one which had been driven for 25 hours.

Furore over Disney T-shirt

Swindon Advertiser:

5:30am Saturday 25th October 2014

A CHILDREN’S top showing a Disney character apparently making a rude gesture has caused controversy across the UK – but in Swindon it is flying off the shelves.

Patients greet new life-saving air ambulance

Swindon Advertiser:

5:30am Saturday 25th October 2014

PATIENTS rescued by Wiltshire Air Ambulance were reunited with the crew members who saved them at the unveiling of its new helicopter yesterday.

Police urge residents to freeze out cold callers

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

5:30am Saturday 25th October 2014

TRADING Standards officers will be visiting neighbourhoods in Swindon next week advising them to say ‘no’ to cold calling doorstep traders.

Business as usual at children’s centres

Swindon Advertiser:

5:30am Saturday 25th October 2014

THE organisation which runs four of the seven children’s centres set to close next year has moved to reassure parents it is business as usual until then.

Building a skilled new generation of apprentices

Swindon Advertiser:

5:30am Saturday 25th October 2014

DEVELOPERS could soon have to provide a number of local apprenticeships if they want to build in Swindon.

Raindrops Nursery criticised again by Ofsted

Swindon Advertiser:

5:30am Saturday 25th October 2014

RAINDROPS Nursery has come under fire twice in the same week after both their childcare provisions were judged as inadequate by Ofsted.

Having a blast in the school holiday

Swindon Advertiser:

5:30am Saturday 25th October 2014

KIDS had a blast at the BOOMco Blastmaster Championship which stopped off in Swindon this week.

160 YEARS: I Love Swindon

Swindon Advertiser:

6:00am Saturday 25th October 2014

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

Drove School Pupils learn radio skills

Swindon Advertiser: Swindon 105.5 general manager and presenter Shirley Ludford

5:30am Saturday 25th October 2014

DROVE Primary School children have become the youngest in the UK to earn an accredited radio qualification under the guidance of community radio station Swindon 105.5.

Applause greets new Wiltshire Air Ambulance

Swindon Advertiser:

5:00pm Friday 24th October 2014

Patients rescued by Wiltshire Air Ambulance were reunited with the crew members who saved them at the unveiling of its new helicopter today.

Firefighters announce strike action during weekend of firework displays

Swindon Advertiser: Firefighters from Drove fire station in Swindon started their fourth strike at 10am yesterday morning

3:38pm Friday 24th October 2014

THE FIRE Brigades Union has announced they will be taking four days of strike action next weekend - which coincides with a number of firework displays in the town. 

Town Gardens attacker admits second serious assault

Swindon Advertiser:

1:31pm Friday 24th October 2014

DZUNG Nguyen has admitted two serious attacks after being hunted by police to the Hoxton area of London when he went on the run.

Appeal following two shoplifting incidents in two days at the same Swindon store

Swindon Advertiser:

1:04pm Friday 24th October 2014

POLICE in Swindon are appealing for help indentifying two men following two separate incidents of shoplifting from the same shop.

THE LIST: 10 things to do in and around Swindon this weekend (Oct 25&26)

Swindon Advertiser: Swindon Beer Festival organsier Hans Hoffbauer prepares the kegs for the event

8:00am Friday 24th 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.

Police at M4 junction as part of national operation tackling organised crime

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

11:19am Friday 24th October 2014

WILTSHIRE Police officers are currently at junction 15 of the M4 as part of a national operation.

Brakes are put on free parking bid

Swindon Advertiser:

5:00am Friday 24th October 2014

THE introduction of free parking in Old Town is unlikely due to the impact it would have on the public purse, council leaders have said.

Actress Liz dazzles at centre premiere

Swindon Advertiser:

5:00am Friday 24th October 2014

ACTRESS and model Liz Hurley brought a touch of glamour to the grand opening of the first-of-its-kind respite centre in the town centre yesterday.

Local NSPCC members back closing legal loopholes

Swindon Advertiser:

5:00am Friday 24th October 2014

THE NSPCC is today launching its Flaw in the Law campaign to make it a crime for an adult to send a child a sexual message.

Road masterplan is in the pipeline

Swindon Advertiser:

6:00am Friday 24th October 2014

PREVIOUS plans to give a facelift to Commercial Road, the focus of the Adver’s Don’t Top 20 campaign, stalled after costings of ambitious plans ran into millions, but redevelopment is set to take place.

£2.9m predicted deficit at GWH trust

Swindon Advertiser: The Great Western Hospital

5:00am Friday 24th October 2014

A PREDICTED £2.9m deficit at the Great Western Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust has sparked an investigation by the financial watchdog.

Sahara walk helps friends cement their hospice bond

Swindon Advertiser:

6:00am Friday 24th October 2014

THEY waded through a sandstorm, unpredictable terrain in 44C heat and fought off swarms of flies, but no amount of difficulty could have deterred Hannah Soutar and Dani Moreton as they crossed the Sahara desert for Prospect Hospice.

Finding our feet is a big struggle

Swindon Advertiser:

5:00am Friday 24th October 2014

WE were under no illusion the going would be easy when we signed up to Prospect’s Let’s Dance challenge.

Dancers get into the swing of fundraising

Swindon Advertiser:

5:00am Friday 24th October 2014

TANWOOD School proudly presented Prospect Hospice with £982 on Wednesday as part of the 160 Appeal.

Photobomb crowned word of the year

Swindon Advertiser:

8:10am Friday 24th October 2014

PHOTOBOMB has been crowned the word of the year by by Collins English Dictionary - but which one is the best?

Mum’s bid for killer justice gaining pace

Swindon Advertiser:

6:00am Friday 24th October 2014

THE final drive to change Police And Criminal Evidence Act (PACE) guidelines has begun for the mother of murdered Becky Godden-Edwards.

Campaign for Hindu temple

Swindon Advertiser:

5:00am Friday 24th October 2014

HINDUS are campaigning to build a temple and cultural centre to serve more than 10,000 Swindon residents who are members of the faith.

Vandals snap trees at Penhill shared orchard

Swindon Advertiser:

5:30am Friday 24th October 2014

PENHILL residents have been left saddened after vandals uprooted and snapped some of the young trees in a community orchard.

Press send for three days of Halloween horror

Swindon Advertiser:

5:30am Friday 24th October 2014

Swindon Museum Of Computing will host three days of spine-chilling events in the run-up to Halloween.

Take care is the call as winter gets close

Swindon Advertiser:

WITH winter now on the way, the public are being reminded to be extra cautious as the nights grow longer and colder.

Diwali in the spotlight at Phoenix Theatre

Swindon Advertiser:

5:30am Friday 24th October 2014

THE Phoenix Theatre at New College will be lit up with a showcase of South Indian music and dance in a special Diwali celebration.

Police appeal for help to find missing teen

Swindon Advertiser:

3:34pm Friday 24th October 2014

WILTSHIRE Police have extended an appeal from Avon and Somerset Police to find a missing teenager who has links to Trowbridge.

Raw food eaterie is healthy town ‘first’

Swindon Advertiser:

5:30am Friday 24th October 2014

HEALTHY food fans can look forward to welcoming Swindon’s first raw food restaurant, after juice bar The Core successfully crowdfunded the cash to pay for it.

160 YEARS: I Love Swindon

Swindon Advertiser:

7:00am Friday 24th October 2014

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

Good Samaritan's dying words were 'I love you'

Swindon Advertiser:

5:40am Friday 24th October 2014

A FORMER Samaritan and charity shop manager who put caring for others at the centre of her life has died, aged 71.

Breaking Bad toys banned by stores

Swindon Advertiser:

5:30am Friday 24th October 2014

TOY fans in Swindon will not be able to get their hands on controversial action figures from the TV show Breaking Bad after two big names confirmed they would not be stocking them.

'There is no hiding place' police warn sex offenders

Swindon Advertiser:

5:30am Friday 24th October 2014

ENCOURAGING children, hotels and transport firms to engage with police is crucial in the fight against sexual exploitation, according to the strategic lead for an operation targeting the crime this week.

Former martial arts teacher jailed for abusing young boy

Swindon Advertiser:

12:26pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

A FORMER martial arts instructor who repeatedly sexually abused a young boy in Swindon has been jailed.

£10k donation for pregnant partner

Swindon Advertiser:

5:30am Thursday 23rd October 2014

ANONYMOUS donors have astounded fundraisers in memory of biker Mikkie Mahon with a huge £10,000 gift to his partner and unborn baby.




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