Diabetic ex-footballer Gary Mabbutt is coming to Swindon as part of a football legends charity evening.
THE father of a runaway teenager has paid an emotional tribute to the Adver after his daughter returned home.
BRIGHT pupils at Churchfields School have scored top grades in their science exams a whole year early.
THE loss of a friend has inspired Andy Jack to get inventive to help people spot the warning signs of cancer.
WOULD you tune in to watch Swindon Borough Council TV: Raw and Uncut?
PRO-BOXING trainer Paddy Fitzpatrick is hoping to put youngsters through his school of hard knocks.
COMEDIAN Alan Carr will be stopping off at the Wyvern Theatre next month.
MYSTERY continues to surround the future of the Mechanics’ Institute after the Adver finally got in touch with its owner.
WHEN John Matthews beat bowel cancer at the age of 69 he was inspired to put his trainers on for the first time to raise money for charity.
A GUIDED spring walk is being held at one of the town’s best loved beauty spots.
A ROCK band put on a special gig to raise funds for SwindonSamaritans.
VOTERS in Swindon will be treated to a bonanza of balloting this May 5.
Sunday’s edition of the Antiques Roadshow saw a return visit to Swindon where the programme was filmed at STEAM last summer. Among the guests was the great niece of Swindon born suffragette Edith New who showed Hilary Kay a selection of her…
TICKETS are selling fast for next month’s Swindon Charity Ball which has a French theme.
THERE were drinks all round on the A419 when a lorry shed its load.
THE phone has been ringing off the hook at one Swindon venue since it was announce rockers Thin Lizzy were coming to town.
A CANCER support group has entered a competition to be in with a chance of winning £10,000 for a project that benefits the local community.
ROYAL wedding street party rules were thrown into confusion yesterday when a councillor contradicted official Swindon Council advice.
THE building of the B&Q distribution centre has left local residents living in a noise and dust nightmare.
A MAN accused of using cloned credit cards to buy a watch worth more than £3,000 failed to appear in court because his son was in hospital.
POLICE are keen to trace these two men after an incident in which a man was attacked with a dog chain.
A NEXT-GENERATION hydrogen pump is to be built at the Honda plant – and it could pave the way for the technology to be developed here in the future.
TALENTED Leon Westcott will be hoping for the luck of the Irish as he attempts to dance his way to glory.
AN INDIAN restaurant which was infested with rats has been fined £3,000.
I AM writing on behalf of the Meningitis Trust to encourage all of your readers to refresh their New Year resolutions and commit to getting fit, while helping fight meningitis, by running the Bupa Great North Run on Sunday, September 18, 2011.
HOW I agree with Shirley Webb (SA, March 28) regarding the inefficiency of the admin staff at the Great Western Hospital.
THE last time I wrote to the Adver letters pages I was most critical of the leader of the council, not this time. At the public meeting on April 6, 2011 regarding Tadpole Farm development in north Swindon he was right to be honest with the people…
MUCH has been written lately regarding the financial competence of the council. The £400k loan to Digital City for a wi-fi scheme which never stood a chance of coming to fruition, the decision to simply write off a £600k debt owed by the…
IN your feature regarding the ideas wanted for a coat of arms for Penhill, it says “Local school logos over the years have featured female swans, though there is no evidence that swans ever lived in the area”.
DESPITE nearly half a million patients passing through the doors of Great Western Hospital every year, the number of complaints made against staff remains low.
SUPERMARINE maintained their push for third spot in Dorset & Wilts 1 North with a comprehensive 36-12 victory over Avonvale on Saturday.
SWINDON College Old Boys were left to rue early indiscipline in their Berks/Bucks & Oxon Premier clash with Thatcham at the weekend, as they slipped to a 28-22 home defeat.
HAVING set the amateur scene alight, Swindon’s Danny Bharj is looking to ignite the professional code when he makes his debut on Keith Mayo’s next promotion at the Olympiad Sports Centre in Chippenham on April 30, writes PETER FOLEY.
GRAHAM Slack was crowned Cirencester Table Tennis League’s singles champion after winning the Open final recently.
LAWN Netball Club are celebrating success on an individual and team level, after one of their young players was selected for the English squad and one of their sides progressed to the finals of the All England Netball Nationals.
COOKE Ian To a special son on his 50th. Love Mum and Brian. xx
Ian Cooke Happy 50th Birthday Dee (Uncle Dee) Love Deb, Ian, Glyn, Danii-May, Katie-Rose and Jake xxx
Chantel Boland Our special little girl. Wishing you were here. Love always Mum, Dad and Gracie. xxx
CHANTEL BOLAND Thinking of you always, but luv ya lots. Nanny and Grampy Lambert, Uncle Wayne and Aunty Suzie xx
JENNY LUKER We talk about you often Of things you'd say and do We have lovely memories But we wish we still had you. Love you lots. Love Mum, Malcolm, Cherry, Neville (deceased) and all the family. xxx
ANTAL Karl 17/07/1964 - 13/04/2001 Miss you lots Dad. Love from Nathaniel, Tyrone and Kyle-Reese. xxx
darling Michael You were a very special Brother, always there for us. We will remember all the good times we had together. Always in our hearts. Rest in Peace Jenny and Melvyn, Jacqui and Martin, Derek and Lesley and Families.
Jones Philip William Philip aged 64 yrs, passed away peacefully at Great Western Hospital on April 6, 2011. Dearly loved husband and best friend of Janet, Dad to Stuart and friend to Lucy. Do not stand at my grave and weep I am not there; I do not…
SWATTON Peacefully at the Great Western Hospital, Swindon on April 3, 2011 and after a long illness, Norman (Nobby), aged 63 years. He will be sadly missed by his wife, Jan, and his family and many friends. Funeral service will take place on…
DARLING Michael William Peacefully passed away after a short illness, at the Bristol Royal Infirmary, on Tuesday April 5, 2011, aged 62 years. Each day when the sun shines we will remember your smiling face. Each raindrop that falls will remind me…
JACK VINCENT Happy 13th Birthday. Until we see you again. Lots of love from Nan and Granddad Vincent (Highworth). Love to Liam and Hannah too. xxx
Swindon Borough Council Registration of Births, Deaths & Marriages Service Application for Premises to be Approved as a Venue for Marriages under Section 26 (1) (bb) of the Marriage Act 1949 and Civil Partnerships under section 6 (3A) (a) of…