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LIVE NEWS: 20/02/14
Updated 5:42pm Thursday 20th February 2014 in Live News
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No major traffic problems to report in Swindon as we enter the evening rush hour. There has been a two-car collision in Winterbourne Bassett between Swindon and Avebury, causing a partial obstruction and some delays. Full traffic updates here.
Full story of Town's injury nightmare: http://t.co/w4bZ86Hh6g #stfc #stfcadver— @SamMorshead_SA 20 February 2014
Tributes to one of Swindon's finest musicians, Colin Radbourne, ahead of his funeral tomorrow. Full story here.
Child molester Daniel Reid, formerly of Haydon Wick, has been jailed for two-and-a-half years today. Full story here.
Driver of school bus is caught over the limit http://t.co/C813qrFZGk— @marionsauvebois 20 February 2014
If the earlier earthquake tweet sent you running for sandbags and supplies hang on. Apparently it was just measured in Swindon but not felt.— @gazzaloz 20 February 2014
Rail services have resumed in Chippenham. The incident being dealt with on the line related to a car hitting a bridge in Broughton Gifford.
And here's the graph to prove the 'large seismic activity' experienced in the town at 1.21pm today.
BREAKING NEWS - Apparently Swindon experienced an EARTHQUAKE at 1.21pm today. Did you feel the earth move? Contact us on email@example.com.
This story will be updated here as and when we hear more.
The bull on the loose between Calne and Lyneham this morning was in fact a cow, say Wiltshire Police.
And the animal has since been destroyed by trained officers after becoming highly destressed and placing members of the public at significant risk of danger.
Full story can be found here.
Downton Abbey was closed to our own Steve Webb, but find out how he was still treated like aristocracy at the Yew Tree Inn in the new TRAVEL section.
Rail services suspended between Chippenham and Trowbridge while emergency services deal with an 'incident'.
Details and updates can be found here.
Second World War veteran Roy Conyers loses his final battle. Full story here.
Ribbon cut by Defra MP at new £6m waste facility in Cheney Manor this morning. Better for the environment and council coffers. #Swindon— @BerenCross 20 February 2014
Parents who lost eight-year-old daughter to cancer plead for return of keepsakes after burglary. Full story here.
At the County Ground for Mark Cooper's pre-Orient press conference #stfc— @SamMorshead_SA 20 February 2014
A decapitated body has been found in Wanborough. No police investigation - it is almost 2,000 years old.— @DominicGilbert 20 February 2014
In tomorrow's Adver, we'll have a feature on the volunteers at Prospect Hospice, in the latest on our 160 Appeal to raise £160,000 for the hospice in our 160th year. To find out more information and how you can donate, click here. Alternatively, click the image below.
Looking forward to @bbcquestiontime tonight from Swindon. Hope you can tune in. #bbcqt— @charles_kennedy 20 February 2014
May selected for Ireland clash: FORMER Wootton Bassett junior Jonny May has been named in the England team to ... http://t.co/marieX9FGl— @AdverSport 20 February 2014
@paddyboxing in the @AdverSport talking @StGeorgeGroves and @Carl_Froch http://t.co/k7XMo1zjiO #Boxing— @michaelreeves78 20 February 2014
RT @DArcysj: Today's @swindonadver front page. Woman's inquest hears how smoke alarms could've saved her. http://t.co/qpEY6XVNpU. http://t.…— @Safelincs 20 February 2014
We're running a poll on this story, is the Win a Pro comp worth Town's while? http://t.co/YPdt1ffVu9 No real benefit for Town yet.— @AndyWarren_ 20 February 2014
On this day updated for February 20. Some big birthdays: Rihanna, Gordon Brown, Cindy Crawford and, my favourite actor of all time, Mr Sidney Poitier.
It'll be a third straight England start for @RWBassetRFC product Jonny May against Ireland this weekend #rugby #sixnations— @SamMorshead_SA 20 February 2014
Today's readers' letters are now online. Subjects include 'BBC and the big lie', tributes to Finney and backlash to a 'homophobic comment'.
George Eustice MP will open the new refuse derived fuel plant at Cheney Manor recycling centre today at 11am.
This week's David Renard column is now online. The Swindon Borough Council leader stresses the importance of investing money now to help the town's long-term future.
Daniel Reid, 29, of Haydon Wick, sentenced at Swindon Crown Court today. Pleaded guilty to sexually assaulting child under 13 last month.— @BerenCross 20 February 2014
The loose bull on the Calne to Lyneham road is causing a headache for police officers, who can't currently find it on the road, or in the field.
Updates to follow.
Police are currently attending a report of a bull loose on the main Calne to Lyneham road. Members of the public are being told not to approach. The incident is on the A3102.
Jamie is ready to meet TV idol (From Swindon Advertiser) http://t.co/dgqBnCNe9Z— @marionsauvebois 20 February 2014
Probation workers are kicking back against plans to privatise 70% of the system and appeal against assigned new roles http://t.co/xdoJNExa9Q— @EAMackley 20 February 2014
TRAVEL: No problems reported on the roads in Swindon this morning. However, flooding is still causing issues in Broad Town, Winterbourne Monkton and Aldbourne so take extra care.
Swindon residents are gearing up to give experts a grilling on the BBC's Question Time when it stops off in the town, at a secret location tonight.
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