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LIVE NEWS: 27/02/14
Updated 5:34pm Thursday 27th February 2014 in Live News
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"I know I am not a rapist," says Town striker Nile Ranger. See his testimony here - http://t.co/toAata4O7J.— @DArcysj 27 February 2014
RT @SwindonAdver007: These cannabis plants were found at a house in Shrivenham Road this morning - http://t.co/vVWkBWsUyg http://t.co/uDT9T…— @rothwell_laura 27 February 2014
Summary of day four of Nile Ranger's rape trial at Newcastle Crown Court, as the Town striker takes to the witness box.
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.
Today's readers' letters now online. Subjects include 'Pop goes the PM' and 'A tax on living'.
Luongo on Australia call-up: http://t.co/nIt2tjfNYc #stfc #stfcadver— @SamMorshead_SA 27 February 2014
Pupils at Covingham Park Primary School determined to pedal to the top. @swindonadver http://t.co/7L0SqLIbQC— @EAMackley 27 February 2014
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'.
More details are emerging of the fire in Royal Wootton Bassett and they can be found by clicking here.
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.
Huge day in prospect on March 9 for @KingsdownSchool's Jake Lovelock. Twickenham debut at 13: http://t.co/pFDw9Prv8Q #Swindon @EnglandRugby— @BerenCross 27 February 2014
Cannabis factory 'gardener' gets rude awakening this morning. 300 plants found - http://t.co/qxXYY52ojn. http://t.co/PPMzGUsK4c— @DArcysj 27 February 2014
A story about the rise in council housing rent in Swindon is causing a lot of debate. Join in the discussion here - http://t.co/h4IEsjB3ng— @SwindonAdver007 27 February 2014
A shortlist of five developers who wish to work with the council for the next major phase of the Wichelstowe project has been drawn up.— @Michael_Benke 27 February 2014
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.
Our back page today: Can Town star Louis Thompson make the grade for Wales? Mark Cooper's thoughts can be found here.
World title contender @StGeorgeGroves fundraising for 19-month-old cancer sufferer in Swindon on Saturday: http://t.co/7gXUBvie7X— @BerenCross 27 February 2014
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.
Art adds warmth to children’s A&E (From Swindon Advertiser) http://t.co/a3M5226rfc— @GWH_NHS 27 February 2014
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.
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