LiveLIVE NEWS: 05/04/14

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Swindon Advertiser:

Do you know this man? Police have released the CCTV in relation to a town centre assault. For full details on the police appeal, click the image or click here. 


Wilson Tool, at South Marston, has donated an impressive £4,000 to our 160 Appeal for Prospect Hospice today. More information can be found by clicking here. 


An accident on the A346 at Ogbourne Maizey is causing delays in the area. For more information, click here.


More on that Art Council grant here. Meanwhile, here's an example of the top-class 20th Century British Modern art that could be on show. 

Swindon Advertiser:


The accident on Wootton Bassett Road has now been cleared and traffic is flowing freely in the area.


The Arts Council has announced today that it’s giving £95,000 to the project to relocate the Swindon Museum and Art Gallery to a purpose built home in the town centre. It paves the way for the council to exhibit the town's first-class collection of British 20th Century Modern Art, and museum exhibits.


Reports of an accident on Wootton Bassett Road, at Redposts Drive junction. More information here, and to follow.


Accident at Cricklade Road has now been cleared.


Hearing reports of an accident on Cricklade Road at the junction of Chapel Street and Ferndale Road. For further information click here. More to follow. 


Three men have been arrested for hare coursing in a field near South Marston last night. Two are still in custody, one has been bailed. Read more here.



Police have issued a warning about the dangers of weapons after a young girl was shot in the face with a BB gun. Read more here.


Swindon Advertiser:

Honda’s latest new model – the 150mph Civic Type R – was unveiled to the world’s press at the Geneva Motoring Show yesterday. Click the picture for the full story.


Reporter Mike Benke is currently at a meeting to find out the finer details on plans to make Fleming Way 'buses only'. Click here for the original story from earlier this week.


The funeral of Patrick Austen, aka Professor Wotnot, of local circus fame, will take place today at St Sampson's Church in Cricklade at 11.45am. Crowds are expected to attend. More to follow this afternoon and in tomorrow's Adver. 



And here's our back page - Troy Batchelor on his GP call-up. Read his reaction here.

Swindon Advertiser:


Our front page today - Nile Ranger's reaction to his acquittal, which you can read here.

Swindon Advertiser:


Swindon Advertiser:

There's an impressive cheque being presented to Prospect Hospice, through our 160 appeal today. Details to follow later. To donate, click the image above.



Don't forget to send us your questions for Superintendent of Wiltshire Police Gavin Williams, who will join us in the Hotseat next week. Email us at or click here.


No problems currently reported on the trains or the roads around Swindon. If you hear of anything, let us know if it is safe and legal to do so. Email or call 01793 501806.


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