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LIVE NEWS: 07/03/14
Updated 5:34pm Friday 7th March 2014 in Live News
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A disappointing end to the Swindon players' UK Open campaign, but good to meet the @mc_jsc team and loyal followers. http://t.co/sXotTEY9Va— @AndyWarren_ 07 March 2014
Our snappers have been at local schools this week as part of the World Book Day celebrations. We've compiled a picture gallery of some of the best shots. Here it is.
Thanks to @swindonadver for the Pies at Crumps write-up today celebrating British Pie Week. @emmadunnn #lovepies http://t.co/fAF4OGGpIa— @CrumpButchers 07 March 2014
DARTS: Swindon are all done here at the UK Open, but you can find some video reaction here from Dennis Smith, Mark Cox and Johnny Haines. Given I was speaking to three darts players who had each lost their game and then had a few beers, it could have gone a lot worse.
If you're heading towards Cirencester this afternoon, be warned the A433 is closed both ways due to a four-vehicle accident between the A429 Tetbury Road and Oxleaze Road, Culkerton. Emergency services are dealing with the incident near the Thames Head Inn. Updates here.
In THE LIST this week, we bring you eight former Swindon Town players who went on to find unusual lines of work. Because becoming a Sammy Davis Jnr impersonator is more fun than sitting next to Adrian Chiles.
DARTS: All four Swindon players have exited the UK Open, after Dennis Smith lost 5-2 to Peter Hudson and Mark Cox went down 5-1 to Darren Webster. Video reaction to come here.
DARTS: Swindon has suffered its first casualties at the UK Open, with Chris Aubrey going out in round one to Lionel Sams and Johnny Haines losing to Nigel Heydon in round two. Updates here
The Royal International Air Tattoo has been given a boost after the RAF announced which aircraft would be starring along with the Red Arrows in this summer’s flying programme.
Legendary aircraft such as the Lancaster, Spitfire, Hurricane and Dakota will be joined by the RAF’s state of the art multi-role combat aircraft, the Typhoon and the basic trainer aircraft, the Tucano on Saturday July 12 and Sunday July 13.
Was a privilege to interview @AP_McCoy for @swindonadver Absolute legend, bring on Cheltenham http://t.co/EhzhoSiqk6 http://t.co/YK2voHyggx— @LauraLambert8 07 March 2014
DARTS: Mark Cox is also through in Minehead, coming from 2-0 down to beat Shaun Narain 5-4. Updates here.
THE LIST: Life after STFC...8 unusual jobs for the boys, including pig farmer & Sammy Davis Jnr impersonator. http://t.co/jSH6JBxLhe— @AdverWebEdCraig 07 March 2014
A good start for Swindon's darts players as both Dennis Smith and Johnny Haines make it through round one. Updates here.
We've just had this pic sent in of possible further subsidence at the back of Cross Street Garage, near the Regent Circus site. There is a meeting tonight - here's our previous story.
Swindon's darts players are in UK Open action today, and you can follow their progress by clicking HERE.
Live updates from Darts' UK Open here http://t.co/1QYFkzWEFb— @AndyWarren_ 07 March 2014
Plenty of March 7 milestones in ON THIS DAY. We said hello to Ranulph Fiennes, we said goodbye to Stanley Kubrick, pictured.
On-loan Mason out for six weeks after ankle op: SWINDON Town hope to have Ryan Mason back for the final three ... http://t.co/jmnwcpjlFR— @AdverSport 07 March 2014
The Government have approved plans for the new Catholic school in the town centre and parents can now apply. Story here.
Female employees have flashbacks and breakdowns over Deacon & Son robbery in Marlborough last September: http://t.co/ardINdkej1— @BerenCross 07 March 2014
When Leigh Nugent found rubbish dumped at Coate Water he tracked down the flytipper and returned his garbage. Full story here.
Today's front page feat sentencing of armed robbers & exclusive @AP_McCoy interview ahead of @cheltenham festival http://t.co/wzIrkJ0Uu6— @AdverWebEdCraig 07 March 2014
Today's letters are now live in the OPINION section. Amongst Friday's batch we have one reader accusing the Adver of 'watering down' the facts. But we redeem ourselves with a thank you note from the mother of the late Dave Turner, pictured.
Adver team prepares to raise funds for the 160 appeal http://t.co/vBMPxF4beB— @marionsauvebois 07 March 2014
Inspiring story in today's @swindonadver about ex-chain smoker who is now helping others - you can quit too http://t.co/fW1anPPhLj— @Swindonnews 07 March 2014
SEQOL plead for return of vital equipment as wheelchairs and hoists go missing. Full story here.
What the Adver says... http://t.co/YBGVdwYh1c— @HighworthTownFC 07 March 2014
This week's Justin Tomlinson column, entitled big boost for a new route into work, is now online in our OPINION section here.
Probation officers in Swindon have announced that they will join hundreds around the country protesting against proposals to privatise the system. Full story here.
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