LiveLIVE NEWS: 24/03/14

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5:22pm

That's the end of our LIVE NEWS feed for today. We'll be live again tomorrow morning. If you've joined us late use the scroll bar to see how the day unfolded, or click the LIVE NEWS heading.

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

5:20pm

Here's your in-depth seven-day weather forecast for Swindon this week. Very much a mixed bag.

5:09pm

5:00pm

Swindon Advertiser:

A new addition to THE LIST by Barrie Hudson. One for fans of 70s and 80s horror...

4:16pm

Swindon Advertiser:

If you're planning a trip to the cinema this week check out Steve Webb's reviews of the latest releases, including Starred Up (above), in our new FILM section.

3:41pm

If you're driving out towards Marlborough this afternoon, there is heavy traffic on the A346 Herd Street, which is partially blocked due to broken down vehicle. Traffic updates here.

3:28pm

Swindon Advertiser:

Our latest batch of wanted men and women in our CROOK OF THE DAY section, including the curious tale of the yellow paint vandal and an update on the success of our campaign so far.

2:53pm

Poor Trevor had to be put down after Swindon Council found him in a sorry state having been abandoned. Others are now ready to be rehomed, click the pic to find out more.

Swindon Advertiser:

2:17pm

If you like your news in easily-digested little chunks, have a wade through our NEWS BITES section. 

1:43pm

Swindon Advertiser:

Barrie Hudson's BIG INTERVIEW this week is with a Swindon-born scientist hoping to help feed the world.

1:25pm

1:18pm

Swindon Advertiser:

A couple of additions to our REWIND section today - looking back to this week in 1978 and a Drove Road School reunion for the class of '59.

12:59pm

Swindon Advertiser: Sir Alan Sugar

March 24 milestones now online in ON THIS DAY, including the birthdays of Graeme Swann, Harry Houdini and Lord Sugar, pictured. 

12:21pm

12:19pm

11:38am

Swindon Advertiser: Caitlin Hunt

Today's ADVER COMMENT on why improving road safety is the best way to commemorate Caitlin Hunt. 

11:23am

Swindon Advertiser:

Huge batch of letters online today. Subjects on the agenda include the poor treatment of nurses, soft punishments for criminal...and dog mess. 

11:01am

Swindon Advertiser: Caitlin Hunt’s mother Clare Hunt and stepfather Steven Jones, pictured with Caitlin’s sister Georgia, are starting a petition to get the crossing on Moredon Road made clearer

The family of Caitlin Hunt, who was killed by a bus last week, have said they are overwhelmed by the donations received on a web page set up to collect funds for her funeral. Full story here.

10:06am

Graham Carter's latest column is now online. This week the 'voice of age and experience' contemplates holidaying past 50. 

9:37am

The 'no make-up' selfie has spread like wildfire on Facebook. Find out what breast cancer patient Vikki Griffin feels about it by clicking the pic.

Swindon Advertiser:

9:24am

Swindon Advertiser: David and Pat Spurling will no longer be able to get their pensions from the local post office due to closure of the Eldene Centre

Elderly residents in Eldene are worried about how they will draw their pension when their local post office is demolished. Full story here.

 

9:07am

Leicestershire Police have confirmed that Tracy Maria Walters, 48, of Swindon, died in hospital yesterday from injuries sustained in a car crash on the M1. More details here.

8:46am

8:43am

Traffic delays reported on the A346 Northbound at Chiseldon. Full live travel reports here.

8:41am

Swindon Advertiser:

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

8:35am

Swindon Advertiser:

Here's today's front page. For the full story, click here.

8:32am

Swindon Advertiser: Nile Ranger received a 12-month conditional discharge and was told to pay each officer 750 pounds

Swindon striker Nile Ranger has been bailed after he was arrested on suspicion of causing criminal damage to a car in Liverpool yesterday.

8:32am

Significant glare from the sun along Thamesdown Drive is proving problematic for drivers this morning. One accident reported at 7am involving three vehicles by the Redhouse junction. Reports of one head injury - the ambulance service is in attendance.

Wiltshire Police are urging drivers to be cautious along this route.

Full story here.

8:30am

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