LiveLIVE NEWS: 21/03/14

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The site will be updated with any major news as it happens throughout the weekend.



Spoke too soon. Traffic is queueing on the M4 following an accident westbound between J16 and J17. The accident has now been moved to the hard shoulder and all lanes have reopened. 


As we enter rush hour at the end of another week, there appears to be no problems reported on the trains or the roads around Swindon. 

Stay updated here.



The new Morrisons M Local in Wroughton will open its doors on March 31.



BREAKING: A man killed after his car and a lorry collided on the M6, near junction 10 at Walsall on Sunday at 6.30am, has been named as Benjamin Elliman from Swindon.


A police officer has been charged with assaulting a hotel employee in Swindon in January. More details here.


It can't have escaped your notice that it is Sport Relief today but Swindon Town players did their part yesterday.

Kayden Jackson, Louis Thompson, Tyrell Belford and Jack Stephens took on two teams for UK Shared Business Services and lost emphatically - 17 to 2 and 22 to 5. Click the pic for a full report.

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Swindon Advertiser: Caitlin Hunt, who died on Tuesday

Flowers are continuing to be left in tribute to Rodbourne Cheney school girl Caitlin Hunt, who died after being hit by a bus on Tuesday. Full story here.



The Prospect Hospice Lottery has been drawn today. If you are the lucky holder of number 27373, you've just won £1,000. Congratulations.

If you'd like to donate to our 160 Appeal, raising £160,000 for the hospice, click the image below.

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Swindon's darts players are in action this evening as they bid to make it to the German Darts Masters. Chris Aubrey, Dennis Smith, Johnny Haines, Mark Cox and John Newland are all involved.

Swindon Advertiser: Chris Aubrey produced out-shots of 156 and 161 to clinch victory for Oxfordshire



We've had a pic sent in from Jane Cordes from her Machu Picchu trek with TOWIE's Kirk Norcross for Sport Relief. Send us more at

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Our reporter Mike is currently out on a site visit at the Abbey Park developemt in Blunsdon. Other notables include Justin Tomlinson MP. Full report in tomorrow's paper.



Swindon Advertiser: Sport Relief is here - get in touch

Are you doing something for Sport Relief today? Send your pictures in to


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And here's the back page. Full story here.


No travel problems reported in and around Swindon this morning. Let us know if you hear of anything - or call 01793 501806.


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Here's today's front page. To read the full story, click the image above.


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