LiveLIVE NEWS: 04/04/14

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


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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.





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.

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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.


Swindon Advertiser: A career in the theatre beckons for Mollie Tuttle

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.




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.


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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.


Swindon Advertiser: JUSTIN TOMLINSON COLUMN: We have got country back into growth

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



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And the back page, with link to Mark Cooper relishing the chance to prove doubters wrong.


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Today's front page. Read the full lead story here.


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CROOK OF THE DAY: Man sought after assault. Full story here.







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.



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.


Swindon Advertiser: Steve Harcourt who is in favour of the solar farm plans with Wroughton Airfield in the distance

A proposed solar farm project near Wroughton will now go before a public hearing - to the frustration of residents and politicians. Full story here.


Good morning all. Welcome to our live news service. We will bring you the latest breaking stories, information and updates throughout the day, in snippets on this panel with links to full stories elsewhere on the website.


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