LiveLIVE NEWS: 19/3/14

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In a joint partnership with Wiltshire Police, the Adver is bringing you Crook of the Day, in a bid to catch suspects involved in unsolved crimes around the town. Do you know any of our crooks so far? Visit our special section here.





First Great Western are reporting delays of up to 20 minutes between Reading and Swindon due to signalling problems between Didcot Parkway and Swindon. Trains towards Swindon are running at reduced speeds. 

More information, as it becomes available, can be found here.



Children at Rodbourne Cheney School, where tragic Caitlin Hunt was a pupil, have been offered support by the local clergy, specialist bereavement councillors and The Samaritans today.


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Wiltshire Police have just issued a correction stating Caitlin Hunt was in fact nine years old. We apologise for any confusion. A spokesman for the force last night informed us she was eight.



Our crook of the day today - Wiltshire Police want to trace a gammon thief. Do you recognise this man?

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Swindon Advertiser: Coun David Renard

Send us your questions for council leader David Renard, who will be in the Hotseat next week. Click the picture above.


Here's our back page story today - George Groves' trainer Paddy Fitzpatrick engages in a bit more sledging ahead of the hotly-anticipated second fight against Carl Froch. If sledging can be used outside of cricket...

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Hills Waste have begun drilling 14 new wells on their Chapel Farm site in a bid to eliminate the smell that lingers over north Swindon like an odorous spectre. Click the pic for a full update.

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Meanwhile, police are appealing for information on another major crash, which left a 40-year-old man fighting for his life yesterday. They are seeking a cyclist who had a near miss with the car on the A4361. Click the picture for the story.Swindon Advertiser: The wreckage of the car after the crash on on the A4361 near Winterbourne Bassett



The school have paid tribute to the youngster as a 'popular' and 'loved' girl, while her fellow pupils are being offered bereavement counselling. Story here.


More on the tragic news that an eight-year-old girl died after being hit by a bus last night. She has been named as Rodbourne Cheney Primary School pupil Caitlin Hunt. Click the pic for the latest.

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