LiveLIVE NEWS: 07/04/14

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Our weather section indicates there's a 100 per cent chance of rain in Swindon right now. But the seven-day outlook is much better. Have a look here.



Swindon Advertiser: Mark Todd lifts the Badminton trophy

With the Badminton Horse Trials on the horizon, Nicki Strong looks ahead to Wiltshire's biggest sporting event with eventing legend Sir Mark Todd. Full story here.


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The latest in our HOTSEAT series sees Goddard Park headteacher Mike Welsh answer your questions on education. Click here for the full transcript.


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REWIND has had its Monday update. This week former scout David Lacey spots a 71-year-old picture of himself in the paper and helps solve a mystery. Full story here



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Wroughton photography student Grace Wiles lost four stones and turned her life around. Find out how here.




Bookmakers Ladbrokes have given odds on the battle for South Swindon in the next General Election. Robert Buckland an 8/11 favourite ahead of Anne Snelgrove, as they have it.



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READERS' LETTERS are now online. Today's contributions include a plea for another Magic Roundabout. 


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...and here is today's back page. You can read the lead story on Mark Cooper's perfection plea here.


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Here's the front of today's paper. You can read the full tragic lead story on the man who died in the A420 accident here.


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This week's GRAHAM CARTER COLUMN on education and Pink Floyd's prophetic Another Brick in the Wall.


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An eerie image in CROOK OF THE DAY. Help police identify a man who stole £1,000 worth of garden equipment.



Swindon Advertiser:   Train services face major disruption

Rail commuters will face major disruption and longer journeys between Swindon and Kemble as improvement work starts up again before Easter.

Passengers can expect altered timetables and replacement bus services throughout the holiday period in April.

Details here.



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World title contender George Groves drew a big crowd at the Oasis to help fundraising efforts for 23-month-old Seb Murtough, who is battling cancer. Full story here.






Swindon Advertiser: Swindon Robins boss Alun Rossiter with Darryl Ritchings

And while we're on the subject of speedway, here are the thoughts of Robins boss Alun Rossiter on rider Darryl Ritchings who remains in intensive care after crashing during Thursday's clash with Coventry.


Swindon Advertiser: Robins' team boss Alun Rossiter surveys the rain-hit Abbey Stadium track last night

In the least surprising news you'll read today, Swindon Robins' scheduled speedway meeting at Belle Vue tonight has been postponed. Full story here.


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