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LIVE NEWS: 18/3/14
Updated 5:23pm Tuesday 18th March 2014 in Live News
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@swindonadver article about Swindon College budget fashion show last week. Advisor Maria Holohan was a judge http://t.co/LyIZtjQsXP— @OutsetSwindon 18 March 2014
Fantastic interview @swindonadver with @DiabetesUK Service Champion Steve on improving diabetes services in Swindon http://t.co/trnpQAhNh3— @PhaedraPerry 18 March 2014
Dealer who went 'under the radar' with huge drugs hoard jailed for two years http://t.co/jtfb1RYBRT— @DominicGilbert 18 March 2014
Frightening pictures from the crash scene on the A4361 this afternoon. The driver of the car, a 30-year-old man, has been airlifted to Frenchay with life-threatening injuries. Full story here.
'Rock superstar' Ian Anderson of Jethro Tull fame plays Wroughton gig. Full story here.
More on that accident on the A4361 between Swindon and Avebury. It is closed at Winterbourne Bassett due to a serious accident at around 1.45pm.
One man has been airlifted to Frenchay Hospital with life-threatening chest injuries. Police and ambulance services are still on the scene.
The Air Ambulance has been scrambled to a two-vehicle accident near Broad Hinton. The A4361 is blocked both ways at the Summers Lane/Hackpen Hill crossroads. Updates here.
Swindon parents braced for teachers' strike. Full story here.
Police are warning residents and businesses to be wary after a spate of fuel thefts.
There have been 33 incidents have been recorded since the start of 2014 in towns throughout the county including the theft of an entire fuel bowser containing 1000 litres of gas oil from a building site in Swindon.
Police are looking for a gang of attackers after a 48-year-old man was taken to hospital on Sunday night after being assaulted with a baseball bat in Sussex Square at around 8pm. Call 101 with any information.
Speedway in today's Adver is Batch pledging to help Ritchings. Troy was great for Ashley Birks last season. http://t.co/sOh68XAnc0— @AndyWarren_ 18 March 2014
The weather has been erratic today but the weekend is looking half decent. Here's the in-depth seven-day forecast for Swindon.
The inquest into the death of bricklayer John Shailes, whose body was found in the River Ray last year, will take place this week. Full story here.
Drug gang ‘lieutenant’ Jordan Carty back in jail http://t.co/POQoRXHxFM— @marionsauvebois 18 March 2014
Lots to think on in the @swindonadver today, Melisa Castle such a huge loss for friends & family http://t.co/bU09oubzIK— @PeopleofSwindon 18 March 2014
"If a would-be boyfriend claims to be, say, a soldier or an engineer overseas but can’t provide a service number or unit name, they’re really some cybercafe-dweller who wants your PIN" - this week's BARRIE HUDSON column on the perils of the internet.
Today's READERS' LETTERS are online. On the agenda we have Swindon's undemocratic democracy, disgraceful parking...and tax. It's a jolly read.
My interview with @SwindonDolphin @matty_sambrook the big winner at the #wiltsasachamps is in @swindonadver and here- http://t.co/kxIVmu59nR— @Christopher_EP 18 March 2014
March 18 milestones in our ON THIS DAY section. Some big hitters born, including former PM Neville Chamberlain, snooker legend Alex Higgins, pictured, and, er, Rudolph Diesel - the German inventor of the engine that carries his name.
HELLENIC LEAGUE: Fisher to consider his position at Highworth (From Swindon Advertiser) http://t.co/Ha8AERcIbe— @michaelreeves78 18 March 2014
TV property guru Phil Spencer was in the area yesterday to help a couple finally shift their Shrivenham house after SIX YEARS on the market. Full story here.
Here's our front page today - tragic story about a woman who suffered horrendous abuse and fell from the Wyvern car park last year. Click the picture.
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