A TEENAGER who violently robbed a younger girl and assaulted two of her pals in a drunken attack has walked free from court.
AN UNDELIVERED takeaway, a request for a lift and a home lock-in are just some of the hoax 999 calls police emergency phone operators received last year.
SHOPPERS and motorists will no longer be separated once council work to make a road in the town centre safer is finished.
AWARD winning television funny man Harry Hill will delight audiences in the town later this year as part of the 18th Swindon Festival of Literature.
ALMOST one family every day last year in Swindon were threatened with repossession every day.
THE monthly neighbourhood police team drop-in surgery at the Lawn Community Centre will be held this Saturday.
MAN of mystery Phoenix Stewart says his lucky boxer shorts helped him to beat the banker on Deal or No Deal.
I AM writing in response to “Greyhounds grateful for store’s cash gift” (SA, February 2).
OVER the past seven months the UK government has announced a number of planned welfare reforms which, taken together, will amount to the biggest shake up of the benefits system in generations. This includes replacing means tested benefits such as…
CALLING all those single people out there to log off Facebook, give the circuit training a miss and postpone your next date with a chocolate bar. Put on your favourite outdoor gear and bag yourself a hottie by volunteering to benefit the local…
VETS in the town are hoping to find a new home for a cat whose owners no longer wanted him.
MORE than 1,500 households have signed up to save water across the town.
NO matter how much our local senior Tory politicians may wring their hands and bury their heads in the sand, they are to blame for the devastation this Government is causing.
WITH the recent scenes of turmoil in Egypt and Tunisia, which no civilised society wishes to endure, or even watch happening. Adding the fact that the people in power cannot now deceive parts of the world what is going on in the rest of it. I speak…
I WAS interested in your front page story January 28 about the woman held captive in Swindon for 11 days.
HUNDREDS of patients are failing to turn up for doctors’ appointments at surgeries in the town every month.
AS a supporter of the EU and indeed of an eventual United States of Europe, I was initially disappointed at Parliament’s vote not to have a referendum on Britain’s membership of the EU, for I am convinced the vast majority of British people…
IN a bid to inject some romance into the airwaves, Heart presenters Jez and Roo open up their hearts on Valentine’s Day.
THE Great Western Hospital has been raising awareness of the British Heart Foundation’s (BHF) new Mending Broken Hearts Appeal – a new research project looking into using regenerative medicine to repair damaged hearts of patients.
Guest blogger Lynne Copp of The Worklife Company looks at work,life and that all important balance !
I WRITE in response to H G Smith’s letter about racism and sexism in the Gray/Keys saga.
I’M the local editor for the Netmums website in North Wiltshire and would like to urge your readers to take part in our Netmums Real Parenting Save Our Children’s Centre Campaign launched this week. All around the UK and right here in North…
ONCE again an amenity for Gorse Hill residents, i.e. Nationwide Building Society is closing its office in Cricklade Road; following on the HSBC Bank. All that remains is for Lloyds Bank to close and there will be nowhere at all to bank in Gorse Hill.
WHEN people go shopping they should check their till receipts as I always check mine before leaving the shop.
A RECENT article in the paper by a priest stressed how God is the creator of all things and praised the marvels of creation.
“MONEY has no motherland; financers are without patriotism and without decency: their sole object is gain.”
YOUR report (SA, Feb 7) on the problems of Digital City, the wi-fi provider, raises serious concerns.
THE government is overspending at the rate of £6,500 a year for every household.
INSTEAD of cutting public services we urgently need to tackle our over dependence on the financial services sector and build the new businesses, the new jobs and the new economy that our country and town needs.
YOUR article on the renegotiation of Northern Development 106 money resulting in the loss of £4m which the developers have clawed back, catalogues a sorry tale of missed opportunities.
I WOULD like to reply to a letter which appeared on Monday, February 7 from G Mason, Swindon.
VALENTINE’S Day isn’t just about couples - it’s about families too. It’s a time when they can show how much they care for each other.
DEVELOPERS desperate to regenerate the crumbling Locarno are threatening to sue Swindon Council for more than £1m.
HIGHWORTH Town returned to winning ways in the Hellenic League Premier Division with a 4-2 victory at Oxford City Nomads on Saturday.
A WOMAN accused of causing the death of a cyclist at the Commonhead roundabout is to face a trial.
BOSS Mark Collier was so disappointed in Swindon Supermarine’s display against Chesham United that he apologised to his team’s travelling support.
INVESTIGATORS have removed a length of cable from Newbury Racecourse following a freak incident in which two horses were killed in an apparent electrocution.
A RIGOROUS schedule of three games in four days took its toll on Swindon Wildcats over the weekend as they lost both games of their English Premier League double-header.
REVAMPED Moredon and Rodbourne Cheney Library will reopen its doors to book lovers this week.
ANDY Turnell’s Broad Hinton yard was rocked on Saturday by the tragic death of Marching Song.
DeanieDean and The Lad. Love you always, from your Dean xxx
I just want to tell Rich Crook how much I love him. He is a fantastic dad and a great boyfriend. Love you baby with all my heart, love Terri xx
The best days of my life have been with you, you're perfect in every way, I will love you forever and always Lee Matthews, LA x
This is our first Valentines Day together as husband and wife - so wanna say I love you very much and I hope you've got me something nice ;-) Love Bessie xxx
Lily Porter I love you so much! Happy Valentines Day Beautiful! x
I love you with all my heart and always will, can't wait till July when we are together in sickness and in health Love Daren xxx
I'm so glad you're my Valentine and I am yours and you are mine. I hope we are together until the end of time. I know I don't say it as much as I should, but Ximena I love you more than anyone could. Happy Valentines Day babe. Love you now and…
Ralph you know I love you more than most, I'll always be your smally ghost x x x hneh
On our 1st valentines day as man n wife, lots of love forever ur portland princess xxxx
Thank you 4 entering my life. You make every day a blessing. Happy 1st Valentines Day. I love you 2 the moon and back. Yours forever Red x x x x x