LiveLIVE NEWS: 07/03/14

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Swindon Advertiser:

The A433 near Cirencester remains closed following a fatal accident this afternoon. Story here and road updates here


Swindon Advertiser:

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


Here's a link to the online story in our LIFESTYLE section


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.


Swindon Advertiser:

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.

Swindon Advertiser: Swindon's Dennis Smith in action at the World Darts Championships last night


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

Swindon Advertiser: SO CLOSE: Chris AubreySwindon Advertiser: Johnny Haines


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.

Swindon Advertiser:



DARTS: Mark Cox is also through in Minehead, coming from 2-0 down to beat Shaun Narain 5-4. Updates here.

Swindon Advertiser: Mark Cox picked up £500 at the UK Open Qualifying event




A good start for Swindon's darts players as both Dennis Smith and Johnny Haines make it through round one. Updates here.

Swindon Advertiser: Johnny Haines



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 Advertiser:


Swindon's darts players are in UK Open action today, and you can follow their progress by clicking HERE.

Swindon Advertiser: DARTS LIVE: Adrian Lewis v Dennis Smith




Swindon Advertiser: Stanley Kubrick directed sci-fi classic 2001: A Space Odyssey

Plenty of March 7 milestones in ON THIS DAY. We said hello to Ranulph Fiennes, we said goodbye to Stanley Kubrick, pictured. 



The Government have approved plans for the new Catholic school in the town centre and parents can now apply. Story here.



Swindon Advertiser: Old Town resident Leigh Nugent with the flytipped rubbish in Globe Street

When Leigh Nugent found rubbish dumped at Coate Water he tracked down the flytipper and returned his garbage. Full story here. 



Swindon Advertiser: Unhappy: Dave Turner

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.




Swindon Advertiser: Brendon Leighton (warehouse and logistics supervisor) and Barrie Parsons (decontamination and quality control team leader) appeal for the return of equipment

SEQOL plead for return of vital equipment as wheelchairs and hoists go missing. Full story here.   



Swindon Advertiser: Justin Tomlinson MP for Swindon North

This week's Justin Tomlinson column, entitled big boost for a new route into work, is now online in our OPINION section here.


Swindon Advertiser: Probation Officers against the privatisation of parts of the service. From left Albertine Davies, of the  National Association of Probation Officers, Marie West, Sharon Drew, Michelle James, Andy O’Pray and Kirsten Fenton

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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