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LIVE NEWS: 06/03/14
Updated 6:13pm Thursday 6th March 2014 in Live News
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Tesco in the town centre has now reopened following this afternoon's incident.
Tesco in the town centre reportedly closed for a short time following an accident earlier this afternoon in which a two-year-old boy lost part of his finger. Pain relief was administered at the scene and he was taken to Bristol's Frenchay Hospital. More details to follow.
Speaking of domestic violence, International Women's Day approaches. White balloon release 1pm Sat in the town centre http://t.co/xx7x6hGVPg— @DArcysj 06 March 2014
No major traffic problems to report as we head towards home time. Check our travel section before you head off, just in case.
If you need cheering up, have a look at this seven-day weather forecast for Swindon.
CCTV images have been issued of the Deacons robbers after the five culprits were today sent down for a combined 22 years. Montage here.
One in ten in Swindon suffer from depression anxiety or post-traumatic stress disorder @swindonadver @marionsauvebois http://t.co/STtw3eGk1Y— @EAMackley 06 March 2014
Police have left the scene of a motorcyclist involved in a collision near Torun Way, Hayden End at just after 2pm. The man had fallen from his bike and complained of rib injuries but a police spokesman said he did not require urgent medical attention.
Lyneham residents told collapsible wheelchair and pet cats are fire risk by housing group Green Square @swindonadver http://t.co/bOJcGLStxl— @EAMackley 06 March 2014
Full story on the combined 22 years behind bars for the Deacons robbers.
Leroy Green, identified as the driver of the getaway vehicle, gets five-and-a-half years. Separate offence included in sentence.— @BerenCross 06 March 2014
Paul Gallimore gets five years; Marcus Cohen four years, eight months; Linton Summerfield and Cristian Coulson four years each.— @BerenCross 06 March 2014
Men who robbed Deacon & Sons in Marlborough last September have just been sentenced. They took almost £300,000 in jewellery.— @BerenCross 06 March 2014
The five men who admitted robbing the Deacon and Son jewellers in Marlborough before botching the getaway on the A419 have been jailed for a total of almost 23 years. Here's the background.
Students at Commonweal School have been going bananas for Fairtrade Fortnight @swindonadver http://t.co/E6L0WIQZdZ— @EAMackley 06 March 2014
ON THIS DAY...March 6 milestones. Pictorially this section has become a little lowbrow following appearances from Michael Bolton and Shakin' Stevens, so here's Michelangelo (the renaissance genius, not the turtle), born on this day in 1475.
Hundreds attended the funeral of Professor Wotnot in Cricklade yesterday - http://t.co/XrFH2dtqNe— @SwindonAdver007 06 March 2014
Council leader David Renard's weekly column is now online in OPINION. Read it here.
Damning Ofsted report says St Luke's must improve following high turnover at serious staff levels @swindonadver http://t.co/d9OIBKXcts …— @EAMackley 06 March 2014
Following yesterday's police appeal in relation to an assault in the town centre on January 29, a man has come forward and is currently helping police with their enquiries.
Morning Adver readers. Today's front page: £350m town centre development & clinging to the George Groves bandwagon. http://t.co/yPVIexBbhe— @AdverWebEdCraig 06 March 2014
Full story and reaction from Swindon employees following the announcment John Lewis workers would receive an annual bonus of 15 per cent of their salary.
Employees at Swindon's John Lewis at Home are celebrating this morning after receiving a bonus of 15 per cent of their annual salary. Full story to follow.
That's another £4,000 added to the total. Many thanks to Wilson Tool. Get involved in our Prospect 160 Appeal by clicking here.
Royal Wootton Bassett Light Operatic Society won South West District achievement award on Saturday @swindonadver http://t.co/9OpqonraSl— @EAMackley 06 March 2014
Meet the 6ft 5ins former RAF officer who now makes a living attempting to communicate with the dead, in this week's HUDSON AT LARGE.
Shops, offices, restaurants and 3,500 jobs to be created by Swindon's £350m town centre development. Full story here.
Staff at the John Lewis store at Mannington Retail Park will find out their bonus for this year at 9am.
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