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Breaking news Police hunt for knife suspect

Swindon Advertiser:

11:08am Tuesday 2nd September 2014

Wiltshire Police have renewed their appeal for information on a man wanted in connection with an attempted murder.

Breaking news Morning collision on the A419

Swindon Advertiser: Wiltshire police investigating serious sexual assault

9:08am Tuesday 2nd September 2014

THE emergency services are currently dealing with a four vehicle incident on the A419 which is causing long delays.

Club evacuated in manhole cover fire drama

Swindon Advertiser: A fire engine has major issues negotiating the roads of suburban Malmesbury

5:30am Tuesday 2nd September 2014

A TOWN centre nightclub had to be evacuated on Saturday night after an electrical fire blew a manhole cover out of the ground.

Vandals’ wrecking spree at cemetery

Swindon Advertiser:

5:30am Tuesday 2nd September 2014

HEADSTONES in Radnor Street Cemetery were vandalised by a group of disrespectful teenagers on Sunday.

Graffiti yobs put halt to rail event

Swindon Advertiser:

5:30am Tuesday 2nd September 2014

VANDALISM has delayed the opening of a new station at the Swindon and Crick-lade Railway.

Judge’s farewell to town’s crown court

Swindon Advertiser:

5:30am Tuesday 2nd September 2014

JUDGE Douglas Field has been told ‘you have made the world of Swindon a better place’ as he stood down after almost eight years as resident judge at the Crown Court.

Solar site fate to be decided

Swindon Advertiser:

5:30am Tuesday 2nd September 2014

THE fate of plans to build one of the country’s biggest solar farms is set to be decided at a public inquiry starting next week.

Action against sick child’s parents is slammed

5:30am Tuesday 2nd September 2014

LORD Stoddart of Swindon has hit out at the action being taken against the parents of Aysha King, who took him abroad in a bid to secure treatment in Spain which was unavailable on the NHS.

Neighbours keep up guard on care home

Swindon Advertiser:

5:30am Tuesday 2nd September 2014

OPPOSITION to a planning application for a care home in Okebourne Park is pressing ahead, with almost 200 signatures gathered on a petition by the residents’ association.

Schoolboy has football Blues

Swindon Advertiser:

5:30am Tuesday 2nd September 2014

FOOTBALL-mad schoolboy Joseph Thomas-Trickett was left heartbroken when Royal Mail refused to give him a parcel containing a replica shirt of his beloved Chelsea Football Club - nicknamed The Blues.

Even tougher times ahead for Luca, 11

Swindon Advertiser:

5:30am Tuesday 2nd September 2014

THE JOURNEY has proved difficult for Luca Railton and more pain remains in store over the next few weeks – but through hardship the little boy has been a model of patience and resilience.

School is celebrating its ‘50th’

Swindon Advertiser: Churchfields Academy

5:30am Tuesday 2nd September 2014

STUDENTS past and present will descend on Churchfields Academy to celebrate the school’s 50th birthday at a special fete.

Hospital issues invitation to talk on menopause

Swindon Advertiser: Could GWH parking misery be over?

5:30am Tuesday 2nd September 2014

people are invited to attend the latest free health lecture at the Great Western Hospital in Swindon, How to Survive Your Menopause.

Main road design is flawed say residents

Swindon Advertiser:

5:30am Tuesday 2nd September 2014

RESIDENTS are urging immediate action to be taken in revising the infrastructure for the Ridgeway Farm development, which they believe will be deeply flawed.

Staff pave way for a new-look college

Swindon Advertiser:

5:30am Tuesday 2nd September 2014

STAFF at the new University Technical College had their first day of work yesterday as the final touches are put to the new building.

Shared values top curriculum

Swindon Advertiser:

5:30am Tuesday 2nd September 2014

HAYDON Wick Primary School is the latest to join the White Horse Federation (WHF), which puts shared values such as respect, co-operation and honesty at the heart of education.

Guitar work is the highlight of Led Zep tribute

Swindon Advertiser:

10:09am Tuesday 2nd September 2014

Wyern Theatre,

Woman pleads guilty to two charges of arson

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

5:00am Tuesday 2nd September 2014

A WOMAN who started a fire at a house while on bail for arson has been remanded in custody by a judge.

Elderly victim's daughter's shock after thieving carer walks free

Swindon Advertiser:

5:00am Tuesday 2nd September 2014

THE daughter of an elderly man who was robbed of thousands is shocked by the breach of trust and feels the culprit should have gone to jail.

Snooker players take their cues in aid of disabled boy

Swindon Advertiser:

5:00am Tuesday 2nd September 2014

A FIVE-year-old boy who has been shut up inside his own world due to a rare illness is on the cusp of a new life after £1,300 was raised towards an intelligent robot which could allow him to communicate with the outside world.

Family fete fun raises funds for good causes

Swindon Advertiser:

5:30am Monday 1st September 2014

HUNDREDS of pounds were raised for local charities as the Southbrook Fete brought people from across the community together on Sunday.

Royal Mail worker is jailed for thefts

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

5:30am Monday 1st September 2014

A FORMER Royal Mail worker has been jailed for stealing more than £60,000 worth of jewellery and watches from the company.

Bargains galore in return of yard sale

Swindon Advertiser:

5:30am Monday 1st September 2014

OLD Town gardens were transformed into hives of bric-a-brac and bargains as residents brought out their unwanted items for the annual yard sale on Sunday.

Site set aside for grieving travellers

Swindon Advertiser:

5:30am Monday 1st September 2014

HUNDREDS of travellers are expected to arrive in Swindon today to attend a family funeral and will be given access to the vacant Groundwell Park and Ride site.

Flower seller was part of many lives

Swindon Advertiser:

5:30am Monday 1st September 2014

FAMILY tributes have been paid to Beth Howes, a stalwart of Swindon’s market trade for more than 30 years, after she lost her battle with cancer.

Chairman leaves gig on high note

Swindon Advertiser:

5:30am Monday 1st September 2014

CHAIRMAN Keith Newman made this year’s Broad Town Big Gig his last after eight years in charge but he leaves it at its biggest-ever size for a successor.

Swindon peer hits out at treatment of Aysha King's parents

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4:52pm Monday 1st September 2014

LORD Stoddart of Swindon has hit out at the action being taken against the parents of Aysha King, who took him abroad in a bid to secure treatment in Spain which was unavailable on the NHS.

Arctic convoy veteran gets Russian military honour

Swindon Advertiser:

5:30am Monday 1st September 2014

VETERANS of the “worst journey in the world” have been recognised by the Russian government for their efforts in the Arctic Convoys by being awarded the Ushakov Medal.

Critics round on plans for homes and Tesco store

Swindon Advertiser: Hazel Newson, member of Wootton Bassett business association, with mayor Mike Leighfield at the site

5:30am Monday 1st September 2014

SUPERMARKET giant Tesco have submitted a planning application for a new store and hundreds of homes in Royal Wootton Bassett despite fierce opposition from residents.

Support pours in for young Charlie’s cancer fight

5:30am Monday 1st September 2014

CHARLIE Allen is still smiling in the face of his battle with leukaemia as family and friends of the five-year-old continue their fundraising efforts.

Driving on past any bumps in the road

Swindon Advertiser:

5:30am Monday 1st September 2014

GORDON Frost, 47, is Thamesdown Transport’s new operations director. His responsibilities include improving services and encouraging more people to use buses. A father of three, he lives with wife Melissa, a social worker, in Telford, but is planning a move to Swindon ONLINE booking, a mobile app to track buses on their way to our stops and ready internet access for all passengers.

Hospital food put to the test

Swindon Advertiser:

5:30am Monday 1st September 2014

THE Great Western Hospital will now be judged on its food as the NHS introduces mandatory standards across the country.

Hundreds of travellers to arrive at park and ride

Swindon Advertiser: Police speaking to the travellers at the old Groundwell Park and Ride site

9:33am Sunday 31st August 2014

HUNDREDS of travellers are expected to arrive in Swindon today to attend a family funeral and will be given access to the vacant Groundwell Park and Ride site.

Commercial Feature: Join the World's Biggest Coffee Morning with Macmillan

Swindon Advertiser: World's Biggest Coffee Morning

7:00am Sunday 31st August 2014

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

A420 reopens with roadworks completed a week early

Swindon Advertiser: A420 traffic - current

1:56pm Saturday 30th August 2014

ROADWORKS to upgrade the surface of the A420 close to Shrivenham have been completed a full week ahead of schedule to the relief of residents.

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.




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