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LIVE NEWS: 28/3/14
Updated 5:49pm Friday 28th March 2014 in Live News
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The Oasis will host a 14-bout boxing event tomorrow with the aim to raise thousands to help Jayden-Vito Mazzotta-Drapper take his first steps unaided. Full story here.
Prospect Hospice launch Lottery Week @swindonadver http://t.co/BinaaGPVfs …— @EAMackley 28 March 2014
A replica firearm believed to be connected to this morning's armed robbery has been recovered.
The weapon was found inside a bag on Bridge Street in the town.
All lanes now re-opened on that earlier M4 crash near Junction 15. One person taken to Great Western Hospital and another treated at the scene.
The Ladbrokes branch in question remains closed this afternoon. No word from victims, simply a redirect to head office. #Swindon— @BerenCross 28 March 2014
The weapon believed to have been used in the hold-up has not been recovered as of yet. Media thanked for their help in witness appeals.— @BerenCross 28 March 2014
The suspected armed robber at Ladbrokes in Regent Street, Swindon, this morning has handed himself in at a police station in Bath.— @BerenCross 28 March 2014
A man has handed himself in following this morning's robbery at Ladbrokes in the town centre. More details here.
Scant details at the moment but 2 car collision has closed two lanes on westbound M4 nr J15. Emergency services on scene as of 10 mins ago.— @DArcysj 28 March 2014
Task force to return to help those made redundant by Honda. Full story here.
Accident on the M4 near junction 15 - An Audi has gone into the central reservation and another car collided with the back of it at 1.23pm. Two lanes blocked causing significant tailbacks.
Two lanes of the M4 westbound between Junction 15 and Junction 16 are currently closed due to an accident. Queueing traffic. More updates here.
And while we're talking cinema, have a read of Steve Webb's latest film reviews, inlcuding Captain America: The Winter Soldier and Muppets Most Wanted.
There's an article in today's @swindonadver about John Kiel, who is retiring after 23 years of running our site. http://t.co/XrVYwy7Zuf— @CineSwindon 28 March 2014
Police have released crystal-clear images of suspected armed robber. He's STILL on the run in Swindon: http://t.co/FM9RRBxrsH— @BerenCross 28 March 2014
Honda is the main talking point in today's letters. And striking teachers. And invisible unicorns. No, really. Have a read here.
Man walked into bookmakers, threatened cashier with handgun and walked out with £400 - http://t.co/TfRSZr5TFy.— @DArcysj 28 March 2014
http://t.co/GpFsynLl23 brilliant interview with @JDonOfficial in @swindonadver by @emmadunn and no mention of #neighbours wooohooo— @teamdonovan_ 28 March 2014
Police have released CCTV of the suspect in the armed robbery this morning. Recognise this man? Call 101.
In his column today JUSTIN TOMLINSON addresses how he plans to help all those hit by the Honda job losses.
Gunman seems to have eluded police for now. @wiltshirepolice are appealing for information/witnesses. Were you in town at 9.40am? Call 101.— @DArcysj 28 March 2014
More details on the raid at the bookmakers - the man ran into Ladbrokes, threatened a female cashier and then stuffed hundreds of pounds in cash into his rucksack before fleeing. Officers are yet to trace the suspect and are appealing for information. Call 101.
The scene outside Ladbrokes in Regent Street - police have cordoned it off as crime scene investigators work inside.
Police investigating the crime scene at Ladbrokes in Regent Street, Swindon, where an armed robbery has taken place. http://t.co/4wZCoRSDvw— @BerenCross 28 March 2014
BREAKING: Manhunt underway for suspect in an armed robbery at Ladbrokes in Regent Street this morning. More here.
The police helicopter is currently circling above the town centre after reports of an armed robbery - our reporter is on the way out there to investigate.
Did you see a black BMW in Parks on Tuesday night? You may have the answers police are looking for. Call 101. http://t.co/tdSQccHrL1— @SwindonAdver007 28 March 2014
Learn the secrets to Italian cooking from @gennarocontaldo and @CookCarluccio in @swindonadver and online here: http://t.co/w6wUmwOe17— @emmadunnn 28 March 2014
Do you recognise this pair? They make up our crook of the day feature today. Read more here.
Supermarine bid to bounce back (From Swindon Advertiser) http://t.co/frYVxXym9s— @David_Mantle 28 March 2014
Honda's Task Force returns to help those under threat of redundancy find alternatives - read more here.
And here's our back page - Mark Cooper urges fans to roar Town to victory, full story here.
Here's our front page today - tragic story of two people who took their own lives in a suicide pact. The Samaritans are available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year on 08457 90 90 90.
The roads appear to be clear this morning. If you know otherwise, let us know on 01793 501806.
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