LiveLIVE NEWS: 27/02/14

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Swindon Advertiser: Swindon Town's Nile Ranger celebrates his goal

Summary of day four of Nile Ranger's rape trial at Newcastle Crown Court, as the Town striker takes to the witness box. 


Swindon Advertiser:

Wiltshire Fire & Rescue has confirmed a fire involving a workshop at Vastern, near Royal Wootton Bassett, is now under control. Full story of how the blaze unfolded here.


Swindon Advertiser:

Today's readers' letters now online. Subjects include 'Pop goes the PM' and 'A tax on living'.




Town striker Nile Ranger has taken the stand himself to give evidence during his rape trial. He is sitting down to give evidence due to his hamstring injury.

He denies the charge and has told the court under questioning from his barrister that the alleged victim was 'up for coming back to the hotel'.

Swindon Advertiser: Former Newcastle United footballer Nile Ranger has been charged with common assault


More details are emerging of the fire in Royal Wootton Bassett and they can be found by clicking here.


Swindon Advertiser:

And here's a picture of the fire from a distance, taken by Twitter user Jon White @Jon_ITMagic 


BREAKING NEWS: We are hearing reports of a large fire near Royal Wootton Bassett. 

It is believed the fire involves two barns, and potentially gas cylinders inside. 

Eight fire engines are currently on scene and there is a 200 metre cordon around the area.





Swindon Advertiser: An aerial view of Wichelstowe

And here's more on that Wichelstowe story. Click the picture above.



Nationwide employees will present a cheque for £3,000 to the Olive Tree Cafe today. 

The cafe in the Manor Garden Centre, Cheney Manor, is dedicated to supporting people recovering or at risk of suffering poor mental health. 

Story and pics in tomorrow's Adver.


Swindon Advertiser: Louis Thompson

Our back page today: Can Town star Louis Thompson make the grade for Wales? Mark Cooper's thoughts can be found here.



Swindon Advertiser: Mike Bawden

We've just heard that Councillor Mike Bawden is to step down in May, following his leukeamia diagnosis. Full story to follow.


BREAKING: Police have this morning raided a home in the town centre and discovered upwards of 250 cannabis plants. Our photographer is out there now. Pics and story to follow.



Swindon Advertiser:

Here's a look at today's front page. For the full latest on Nile Ranger click here.

And for the full story on the rise in council rents, click the image above.


For the latest on that deep hole which opened up in Rodbourne this week, click here.


Currently no problems reported on the roads in and around Swindon. 

If there is anything going on that we don't know about, please let us know if it is safe and legal to do so. Call the newsdesk on 01793 501806.


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