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LIVE NEWS: 25/3/14
Updated 5:29pm Tuesday 25th March 2014 in Live News
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Swindon Council have reported that Doris the Rotweiler (below), who had a huge tumour on her leg, is doing well after surgery. She was one of several abandoned dogs in our story earlier this week, which you can see here.
This man tried to steal a £2.60 sandwich and ended up assaulting three police officers and two security staff. Full story here.
Got your Mother's Day gift sorted for this weekend yet? No me neither, but here is a little poem one of our readers just sent us to inspire you:
My mum is great, my mum is strange,
She may not let me have everything, but she keeps me well behaved
My mum is caring, my mum is good at sharing,
She tries her best at the worst of times, and that's why she will always be mine,
I love my mum to the moon and back, I love my mum even when she's a bit mad,
She may not be way better than dad, but overall she's the best mum I could have.
Jamie Hudson, 12, for his mum Lucy
More reaction to that Honda news - Labour prospective parliamentary candidate Mark Dempsey has said: "This is deeply concerning for the workers and families that could be affected. Honda is crucial to Swindon's local economy and the job losses will affect many people in our town."
I said Tranmere, Dave. TRANMERE. Worst accidental detour ever. http://t.co/A3tB9NXVHy— @SamMorshead_SA 25 March 2014
I love Shakespeare. So do these kids. http://t.co/5UgCTFOric— @EAMackley 25 March 2014
Swindon Humanists in the Swindon Advertiser http://t.co/TdCGBgNCzk— @SwindonHumanist 25 March 2014
Teachers are set to strike again tomorrow - it's whipping up the ire of our regular commenters on today's story. Click Gove's face for more.
Missed the Goddard Arms? Well good news for you, it is reopening tomorrow night at 7pm after a £300k face-lift. Full story in tomorrow's Adver.
The Adver have entered a team into the Swindon Phoenix Rotary Club's Dragon Boat Race at Coate Water on June 29 and our Just Giving page has gone live - check it out here. For more on the appeal click the pic.
A local councillor feels Coate Water Country Park is the poor relation when it comes to getting investment. See what he says here.
Here is today's crook of the day, courtesy of Wiltshire Police. Call 101 if you recognise the man in the beanie hat. More details here.
Disappointing news from Honda. Long term future in Swindon secure, but need to implement new designs urgently http://t.co/crA079Mx96— @JTomlinsonMP 25 March 2014
The Unite union, which represents many Honda workers, has called the job losses a 'devastating blow' to the UK motor industry. See more here.
Safe travels to all #stfc fans heading to Tranmere on a Tuesday night. Matchday Live on @swindonadver website from 6.30pm #stfcadver— @SamMorshead_SA 25 March 2014
And here's our back page - Town Mark Cooper is hoping for a result away from home against a struggling Tranmere side this evening. Click the pic for the full story.
Here's our front page today - tragic deaths of two Swindon people on motorways in the Midlands.
In traffic news the A3102 Great Western Way into town is busy but moving at Whitehill Way (Blagrove Roundabout).
Sorry to start the day with some bad news - Honda have announced this morning they could have to cut 500 jobs after disappointing growth. See more here.
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