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  • Football legend lined up

    Diabetic ex-footballer Gary Mabbutt is coming to Swindon as part of a football legends charity evening. read more

  • Thank you for finding my girl

    THE father of a runaway teenager has paid an emotional tribute to the Adver after his daughter returned home. read more

  • Star pupils win praise

    BRIGHT pupils at Churchfields School have scored top grades in their science exams a whole year early. read more

  • iPhone app can help spot early cancer signs

    THE loss of a friend has inspired Andy Jack to get inventive to help people spot the warning signs of cancer. read more

  • Get ready for SBC TV

    WOULD you tune in to watch Swindon Borough Council TV: Raw and Uncut? read more

  • Box clever, get a new qualification

    PRO-BOXING trainer Paddy Fitzpatrick is hoping to put youngsters through his school of hard knocks. read more

  • Chatty man is dropping in to Swindon

    COMEDIAN Alan Carr will be stopping off at the Wyvern Theatre next month. read more

  • Mechanics' owner stays tight-lipped

    MYSTERY continues to surround the future of the Mechanics’ Institute after the Adver finally got in touch with its owner. read more

  • Swindon grandfather, 72, is running the London Marathon for deaf children

    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. read more

  • Chance to spot spring birds at Lydiard

    A GUIDED spring walk is being held at one of the town’s best loved beauty spots. read more

  • Rockers roll up for Samaritans' charity gig in Swindon

    A ROCK band put on a special gig to raise funds for SwindonSamaritans. read more

  • SWINDON ELECTIONS: Town stands by for a voting Bonanza

    VOTERS in Swindon will be treated to a bonanza of balloting this May 5. read more

  • Edith New

    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 suffragette memorabilia. read more

  • Charity ball brings Moulin Rouge to Swindon

    TICKETS are selling fast for next month’s Swindon Charity Ball which has a French theme. read more

  • Drinks all round as lorry sheds its beer load

    THERE were drinks all round on the A419 when a lorry shed its load. read more

  • Boys are back in town so Thin Lizzy fans rush for tickets

    THE phone has been ringing off the hook at one Swindon venue since it was announce rockers Thin Lizzy were coming to town. read more

  • Swindon charity hopes to become local star to boost funds

    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. read more

  • Organisers baffled by mixed messages over DIY wedding party signs

    ROYAL wedding street party rules were thrown into confusion yesterday when a councillor contradicted official Swindon Council advice. read more

  • Dust up over new B&Q Warehouse

    THE building of the B&Q distribution centre has left local residents living in a noise and dust nightmare. read more

  • Man faces charges of using fake credit cards in Swindon

    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. read more

  • Call Swindon police if you recognise these men?

    POLICE are keen to trace these two men after an incident in which a man was attacked with a dog chain. read more

  • Honda heads for Hydrogen Highway

    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. read more

  • Leon is hoping for the luck of the Irish

    TALENTED Leon Westcott will be hoping for the luck of the Irish as he attempts to dance his way to glory. read more

  • Curry house fined for rat infestation

    AN INDIAN restaurant which was infested with rats has been fined £3,000. read more

  • Letter from Roza Woodley

    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. read more

  • Letter from R W Selway

    HOW I agree with Shirley Webb (SA, March 28) regarding the inefficiency of the admin staff at the Great Western Hospital. read more

  • Letter from Des Moffatt

    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 there. Swindon has to have a coherent plan for additional housing or it will be open season for developers. The issue is getting all the infrastructure right. read more

  • Letter from Des Morgan

    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 Highworth Recreation Centre in order to avoid distress to the Trustees and now the continuing debacle surrounding the Mechanics’ Institute. read more

  • Letter from Lin Spiers

    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”. read more

  • Our hospital’s in excellent health

    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. read more

  • Marine machine one win from third place

    SUPERMARINE maintained their push for third spot in Dorset & Wilts 1 North with a comprehensive 36-12 victory over Avonvale on Saturday. read more

  • Old Boys fall to early sucker-punch

    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. read more

  • Bharj-ing in on the big time

    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. read more

  • TABLE TENNIS: Slack takes Ciren title

    GRAHAM Slack was crowned Cirencester Table Tennis League’s singles champion after winning the Open final recently. read more

  • NETBALL: Lawn celebrate national success

    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. read more

  • Ian Cooke

    COOKE Ian To a special son on his 50th. Love Mum and Brian. xx read more

  • Ian Cooke

    Ian Cooke Happy 50th Birthday Dee (Uncle Dee) Love Deb, Ian, Glyn, Danii-May, Katie-Rose and Jake xxx read more

  • Chantel Boland

    Chantel Boland Our special little girl. Wishing you were here. Love always Mum, Dad and Gracie. xxx read more

  • Chantel Boland

    CHANTEL BOLAND Thinking of you always, but luv ya lots. Nanny and Grampy Lambert, Uncle Wayne and Aunty Suzie xx read more

  • Jenny Luker

    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 read more

  • Karl Antal

    ANTAL Karl 17/07/1964 - 13/04/2001 Miss you lots Dad. Love from Nathaniel, Tyrone and Kyle-Reese. xxx read more

  • Michael Darling

    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. read more

  • Philip William Jones

    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 sleep. I am a thousand winds that blow, I am the diamond glints on snow, I am the sun on ripened grain, I am the gentle autumn rain. When you awaken in the morning's hush I am the swift uplifting rush Of quiet birds in circled flight. I am the soft stars that shine at night. Do not stand at my grave and cry, I am not there; I did not die. Beloved brother of Glenys and David, and cherished uncle of Simon, Roz, Marcus, Melanie and Gemma. Dear uncle of Tracy, Mark, Russell, Ethan and Donna, will be sadly missed. Love always.xx Dearest brother-in-law Phil, you are always in our heart and will not be forgotten, God Bless, Ann and Del. Service at St Andrews Methodist Church, Moredon on April 21 at 11.30 followed by Cremation and Thanksgiving at Kingsdown Crematorium, at 12.00. Family flowers only by request. Donations if desired may be made for Prospect Hospice to Hilliers Funeral Directors. read more

  • Norman Swatton

    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 Tuesday April 19 at St Andrew’s Church, Wootton Rivers at 1.00pm and will be followed by burial in the churchyard thereafter. No flowers please. Donations, if desired, for the Friends of Shopmobility, Swindon may be sent to Thomas Free & Sons Ltd., The Parade, Marlborough, SN8 1NE. Tel: 01672 512110 read more

  • Michael William Darling

    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 of tears and sad times we shared. Each night the stars and moon will comfort us knowing you are watching over us. Your love will live in our hearts forever, sleep peacefully until we are together again. You will always be loved and remembered by your wife Marguerite, daughter Michelle, son-in-law Jason and grand- children Jasmine (his little princess) and Luke (buster). Funeral service at St Margaret's Church, Lower Stratton on Tuesday April 19 at 10.30am, followed by burial in Lower Stratton Cemetery. Family flowers only, donations would be appreciated for the Bristol Royal Infirmary (Coronary Care Unit) c/o Hillier Funeral Service, 170 Victoria Road, Swindon, SN1 3DF. Enquiries: Tel: 522797. read more

  • Jack Vincent

    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 read more

  • Venue for Marriages - Euclid Street Swindon

    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 the Civil Partnerships Act 2004 Mamie Beasant has applied for the following premises to be approved as a venue to hold civil marriage ceremonies/civil partnerships: Swindon Borough Council Civic Offices Euclid Street Swindon Wilts SN1 2JH Any objections to this application should be made in writing, stating the reasons for the objection, to: Director, Law and Democratic Services, Swindon Borough Council, Civic Offices, Swindon SN1 2JH. All objections should be received by the Director no later than 5.00 pm 3rd May 2010. A copy of the application and plans are available for inspection at the Civic Offices, Swindon. Should you wish to view these plans, please telephone Swindon (01793) 463601 for an appointment. S. P. Taylor Director read more

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