LiveLIVE NEWS: 13/03/14

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That's the end of our LIVE NEWS feed for today. We'll be back tomorrow morning. If you've joined us late use the scroll bar to see how the day unfolded, or click the LIVE NEWS heading.

The site will be updated with any major news as it happens throughout the evening.


Little Morgan Sharpe has won a Pride of Swindon Award today along with 12 others. The six-year-old has a rare disease called Goldenhar but he doesn't let that stop him. Find out more in tomorrow's Adver.

Swindon Advertiser: Morgan Sharpe


One lane of the M4 westbound is currently closed following an accident between Junction 17 Chippenham and Junction 18 Bath. The incident happened at approximately 2.35pm. More details and updates can be found here. 




Cheltenham Festival day three is well under way - follow all the action with our live blog here.

Swindon Advertiser: CHELTENHAM FESTIVAL.jpg



Swindon Advertiser: The BMW Mini plant at Cowley in Oxford

Some good news for Swindon - MINI is trying to attract technicians from the town to work at its Oxford plant for the first time, while drawing up plans for scores of new jobs at its Swindon factory later this year.

For the full story, click here, or the image above.


Swindon Advertiser: Women’s Aid director Olwen Kelly

Don't forget to send your questions in for Swindon Women's Aid Director Olwen Kelly. She'll be in the Hotseat next week. Click the picture above.


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Have you seen Theo? He was stolen from his owner's side in the field adjacent to Pentylands Lane in Highworth last Wednesday. Full story here.


The funeral of Gary Savory takes place today at 12.55pm at Kingsdown Crematorium. To read the tribute piece to Gary, click here. 


The second of our Great War galleries is now online, with pics courtesy of the Swindon Society. Check it out by clicking the pic and see them all here.

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And here's our back page - Spurs loanee Alex Pritchard has been nominated for two prestigious gongs and credits Town with his success. Read more by clicking the picture.

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Here's today's front page - good news as BMW look to Swindon for skilled workers. Click the picture for the full story.

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The Pride of Swindon Awards take place at STEAM this afternoon. For full details, check the website later today, and tomorrow's Adver.


Accident reported on the A419 Marlborough Road Southbound. Two vehicles involved.

Congestion also reported on the A4312 Oxford Road/ A420 Ermin Street.



Heavy fog around Swindon today. Wiltshire Police urging motorists to take extra care.


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