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LIVE NEWS: 04/04/14
Updated 5:43pm Friday 4th April 2014 in Live News
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That's the end of our LIVE NEWS feed for today. We'll be live again Monday 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.
And we leave you with a new addition to THE LIST - 15 embarrassing cup defeats for Swindon Town. They're in league action at Carlisle tomorrow so we're not tempting fate.
Hans backs Troy to make the grade: HANS Andersen has backed his friend and former Swindon teammate Troy Batche... http://t.co/Xc4X2UdOuq— @AdverSport 04 April 2014
Commonweal School students sing to elderly for Easter at Princess Lodge http://t.co/NhmtJ7dImm— @EAMackley 04 April 2014
Moredon Primary School headteacher retires after 26 years @swindonadver http://t.co/CtneEDdNUd— @EAMackley 04 April 2014
Swindon Robins rider Darryl Ritchings is currently sedated in an Oxford hospital after suffering bruises to his brain in a track crash last night, it has been confirmed in the last few minutes. Full story here.
just to let everybody know darryl has a broken ankle & bruising on the brain & being kept sedated until swelling goes down. He is in ICU— @DRitchings 04 April 2014
Update on the weather for the weekend and beyond in our in-depth seven-day Swindon forecast.
Schools have been the target of an outbreak of metal thefts. Full story here.
Shaw teenager Mollie Tuttle is set to make a big impact in the theatre world after receiving seven offers from prestigious drama schools. Full story here.
Wroughton carnival abandoned after outgrowing itself http://t.co/4Q53X1MYDZ”— @DominicGilbert 04 April 2014
@PaulHollywood talks about #GetYourBakeOn at @NewTheatreOx and new series of @BritishBakeOff in @swindonadver today http://t.co/dqFw0yQHko— @emmadunnn 04 April 2014
The man who died in a car accident on the A346 between Chiseldon and Ogbourne St George has been confirmed as a 75-year-old from the Marlborough area. More here.
Steve Webb celebrated 30 years at the Adver this week and we're still working him like a dog. Read his reviews of today's new cinema releases, including Noah, Rio 2 and Divergent, in our FILM section.
Justin Tomlinson's Friday column is now online. The MP for North Swindon discusses how needy children benefit from the Swindon Street Games. Read it here.
220 Burmese kids thank @RWBAcademy for £15,000 raised to build their school @swindonadver http://t.co/P0eMHU0dvo— @EAMackley 04 April 2014
And the back page, with link to Mark Cooper relishing the chance to prove doubters wrong.
Today's front page. Read the full lead story here.
CROOK OF THE DAY: Man sought after assault. Full story here.
Darryl has been moved to Oxford for further treatment today http://t.co/V9oFJCszmX— @AndyWarren_ 04 April 2014
Raphael Branco thinks he's good enough for the Championship, thoughts? #stfc http://t.co/fB2YnwibJO— @Tbassam 04 April 2014
'We're the team to avoid' says @SwinWildcats star @11SamSmith http://t.co/jCc1NZ2va8 #icehockey— @michaelreeves78 04 April 2014
Organisers cancel this year's Wroughton Carnival after it outgrows itself @DominicGilbert http://t.co/6RoQEezBCL— @EAMackley 04 April 2014
Grim story on another 135 people out of work in Swindon. Decisions on individuals before the month's out: http://t.co/2s2y3CU3N5— @BerenCross 04 April 2014
The broken down car transporter, which has caused delays for all you rush hour commuters in Great Western Way this morning, has finally been recovered, you will be pleased to know.
The nine-car transporter had broken down on the Blagrove Roundabout at 7.42am this morning and left a trail a delays for motorists between the M4's Junction 16 and Swindon.
Further live travel updates throughout the day, here.
The Adver's web site has a great section on the First World War and its centenary. Loads from across the county. http://t.co/Eh9QkBldcB— @gazzaloz 04 April 2014
Problems on the eastbound Great Western Way. Traffic congestion due to broken down car transporter at B4534 Whitehill Way/Ramsden Road (Blagrove Roundabout), with congestion back to junction 16 of the M4. Updates here.
A proposed solar farm project near Wroughton will now go before a public hearing - to the frustration of residents and politicians. Full story here.
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