LiveLIVE NEWS: 06/03/14

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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.

Swindon Advertiser:



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.


Swindon Advertiser:

CCTV images have been issued of the Deacons robbers after the five culprits were today sent down for a combined 22 years. Montage here.




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. 



Swindon Advertiser:

Full story on the combined 22 years behind bars for the Deacons robbers.





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.

Swindon Advertiser: The police search following the robbery of Deacons in September



Swindon Advertiser:

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.



Swindon Advertiser: Swindon Council Leader David Renard

Council leader David Renard's weekly column is now online in OPINION. Read it here.



Swindon Advertiser:

Today's readers' letters now live in the OPINION section. Up for debate we have Nigel Farage and nuisance vermin (unrelated topics).


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.



Swindon Advertiser: Quese to John Lewis at Home at its opening

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.


Swindon Advertiser:

That's another £4,000 added to the total. Many thanks to Wilson Tool. Get involved in our Prospect 160 Appeal by clicking here.



Swindon Advertiser:

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.


Swindon Advertiser:

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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