LiveLIVE NEWS: 28/02/14

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The site will be updated with any major news as it happens throughout the evening.


Full story in tomorrow's paper - so be sure to get a copy!


More on the horsebox jammed under the bridge on Corporation Street here.





Town centre police have provided an update on the Operation Harness day of action results so far - one male arrested for theft, warning letters given to cyclists on pavements, two dispersal notices issued for anti-social behaviour, one penalty notice for contravening a no entry sign.

Patrols will carry on throughout the evening.


Blunsdon psychiatrist Dr George Hibbert has had the allegations of miscounduct against him found not proven at a Medical Practitioners' Tribunal Service fitness to practice hearing today. Full story to follow. For background see here.


The weather in Swindon for this weekend and beyond.



Swindon Advertiser: IN COURT: Nile Ranger

The full story of day five of Nile Ranger's rape trial now online here. Tha case has now been adourned until Monday. 


Anyone seen that huge delapidated building in the middle of the Railway Village? Well there's an update on its future here.

Swindon Advertiser:




The Nile Ranger trial has been adjourned until Monday, when he will conclude his evidence. Full story to come.



Nile Ranger is being cross-examined by the prosecution up at Newcastle Crown Court. He has admitted being drunk but still aware of what he was doing. He says he danced with the alleged victim in the Jesmond club and she did not seem to have a problem.

Swindon Advertiser: Nile Ranger at court today


Expect delays on the M4 and A419 on Sunday, March 9 as Wiltshire Police escort an abnormal load carrying an Airbus A321 aircraft fuselage. More details here




Police officers working during Operation Harness have just managed to intercept a car driving against the one way traffic of Commercial Road. Fortunately, the officers prevented any collisions.

The driver received a £100 Fixed Penalty Notice for contravening one way traffic.


Police are currently putting up signs warning against cycling in the pedestrianised areas of the town centre, including Regent Street and Canal Walk. This has become a burning issue for locals and a priority for the police as a result, says town centre PC Paul Bezzant.


Swindon Advertiser:

And here's the back page - big blow for Town's defensive options as McEveley is ruled out of the Crewe trip (see here) and for last night's Adver Sports Awards winners see here.


Swindon Advertiser:

Here's a look at today's front page. For the full story on Nile Ranger, click the image above.


Tomorrow is Self Injury Awareness Day. Reporter Marion Sauvebois will be meeting with Maria Burchall from P.A.S.H today.

If you've been affected and would like to tell your story, contact her on 01793 501794.


More on that crash on the A3102, which has now reopened. A black Citroen C4 collided with a Yamaha motorbike at around 7.35am and the rider has been taken to Great Western Hospital with a suspected broken jaw. 


The A3102 at Tockenham is currently closed both ways due to an accident between Primrose Hill and Bowd's Lane.

For further information and traffic cameras, click here.


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