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LIVE NEWS: 24/02/14
Updated 5:32pm Monday 24th February 2014 in Live News
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Nile Ranger case continues at Newcastle Crown Court. Latest news from the Swindon Town striker's rape trial here.
Town refused to confirm/deny list of players out of contract this summer when Adver sought guidance/clarification earlier today #stfc— @SamMorshead_SA 24 February 2014
Car abandoned after overturning in Royal Wootton Bassett. Police seek info. http://t.co/zzeanl7nCH http://t.co/5Xg4MgeA1e— @AdverWebEdCraig 24 February 2014
Thompson returns and rest of injury news update: http://t.co/EJrnkd9s0x #stfc #stfcadver— @SamMorshead_SA 24 February 2014
BBC set to broadcast a documentary on a venereal disease treatment camp for First World War 'bad boys' based in Chiseldon. Full details here.
Next year's budget going to full council tonight. Council tax and green waste among the main issues going through.— @Michael_Benke 24 February 2014
Smoke alarms could save your life, says @WiltsFire following death of Vicky Stockman. Remember to test @swindonadver http://t.co/FbsAZH1t5o— @EAMackley 24 February 2014
RT @DArcysj: Here's a scary pic - gang caught on CCTV trying door handles in an attempt to steal, while homeowners sleep. Lock up! http://t…— @gazzaloz 24 February 2014
War hero Reginald Smart has received the Arctic Star Medal on his 94th birthday. Full story here.
Lauren Skull has defied the odds on reaching her teens after being born three months premature @swindonadver http://t.co/COXzMDzgkv— @EAMackley 24 February 2014
New card launched to allow emergency services to identify people with autism more easily (via @swindonadver) http://t.co/utEpEu0WZB #autism— @talkaboutautism 24 February 2014
Pallbearers carry the coffin of popular football manager Dave Turner during the funeral in Wroughton this afternoon.
Spring on the way? Have a look at our seven-day weather forecast for Swindon.
Our REWIND section today looks at some recently unearthed video footage of Diana Dors at a Swindon book signing from February 1978.
February 24 milestones from Swindon and beyond in our ON THIS DAY section. It's now been 21 years since the death of World Cup-winning England captain Bobby Moore, pictured.
Here are today's READERS' LETTERS. Subjects on the agenda include the 'political ignorance' of Swindon's Question Time audience, a rant at an ill-mannered driver and those troublesome green bins.
Swindon Town striker Nile Ranger will appear at Newcastle Crown Court today. The 22-year-old denies raping a woman at a Newcastle hotel in January last year.
More on Lionel Mushonga, who has been charged with driving without insurance, without a driving licence, for driving with excess alcohol, for possession of class B drugs and for aggravated vehicle taking.
Lionel Mushonga has been charged with driving a black Vauxhall into the doorstep of a home in Curtis Street on Saturday. More to follow.
Student Ellie James speaks out about being the new member of the Youth Parliament. @swindonadver http://t.co/AzEeRHOrnD— @EAMackley 24 February 2014
An accident on the eastbound J16 slip road has been cleared. Click here for live traffic cameras.
The deadline for interest in running Pinetrees and Park South Community Centres passes today. Community groups encouraged. #Swindon— @BerenCross 24 February 2014
Saying goodbye to a man who meant a lot to me! So many things to thank him for! On and off pitch! #gaffer #friend #goodman sleep tight DT— @Sacollier09 24 February 2014
The funeral of popular non-league football manager Dave Turner will be held in Wroughton this afternoon. Here are some of the tributes to Dave following his sudden death earlier this month.
We have a new member of @AdverSport today. Welcome @michaelreeves78— @AndyWarren_ 24 February 2014
This week's edition of the Graham Carter column is now online. The reader-friendly entitled 'We live on an oblate spheroid'.
And here's our ADVER COMMENT on that hefty council water bill.
Full story on the council's £17k annual bottled water bill here.
What should be done? 11+ cars have destroyed houses in Curtis Street near junction with Crombey Street in 20 years. http://t.co/dXqM6dg5HQ— @EAMackley 24 February 2014
Today's @SwindonAdver front page. Council getting their two litres a day. http://t.co/qASGEqAFgP— @AdverWebEdCraig 24 February 2014
Look out for the army's new unmanned 'eye in the sky' Watchkeeper craft flying over Wiltshire this week. Full story here.
Slow traffic due to accident on B4553 Tewkesbury Way both ways between Pevensey Way / Ashington Way and A3102 Wootton Bassett Road (Mannington Roundabout). Traffic updates here.
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