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LIVE NEWS: 14/04/14
Updated 5:35pm Monday 14th April 2014 in Live News
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More than 200 youngsters have now either applied or expressed interest in joining @utcswindon whenit opens in September.— @Michael_Benke 14 April 2014
Former Chippenham youth cricketer James Vince reaches 100* for Hampshire against Gloucestershire at Bristol #cricket— @SamMorshead_SA 14 April 2014
Today's READERS' LETTERS, led by the defence of ongoing work on town's sewers, plus plenty more.
ON THIS DAY is live with all the big local and global milestones for April 14, including the birthday of the potty-mouthed man above.
Swindon Robins have drafted in Benji Compton at reserve for their Good Friday double-header with Poole Pirates.
Compton, who races for Kent in the National League replaces Steve Worrall, who is unavailable.
SWINDON Rugby Club have been awarded £50k by Sport England to improve their facilities at Greenbridge Road.
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Goatacre batsman Ed Kilbee returns to the Wiltshire squad for the county's final pre-season warm-up fixture, which starts on Easter Monday.
Lechlade's Joe Breet is also involved for the game against Dorset, which is scheduled to take place at South Wilts CC.
Squad: Michael Coles (Corsham), Joe Breet (Lechlade), Neil Clark (Potterne), Tom Foley (Corsham), James Hayward (South Wilts), Ed Kilbee (Goatacre), Adam Miles (Cardiff), Ashur Morrison (Corsham), Tom Morton (South Wilts), Jake Roberts (Potterne), Steve Warner (South Wilts), Ed Young (Potterne).
Engineers at Network Rail have resolved the signalling problem near Swindon railway station this afternoon. Since 1.15pm there have been delays between Swindon, Chippenham and Bristol Parkway of up to 45 minutes. The problem was resolved a little over 20 minutes ago and residual delays are likely to remain in place as trains slowly return to their normal timetable. Keep up-to-date with the latest here.
Here's the latest in our series of Hotseat interviews, featuring Simon Routh-Jones - http://t.co/33eOSYIrkW— @SwindonAdver007 14 April 2014
Swindon Town's development side has been beaten 3-1 by Oxford United this afternoon #stfc— @SamMorshead_SA 14 April 2014
Graham Carter's weekly column on the golden era of wallpaper. Read it online here.
Twelve-year old Eloise Lovesey sheds a tear after having her waist-length hair shaved off in support of her mum. Full story here.
Wanted man Christopher Baines will face charges in America ahead of his extradition. More in tomorrow's @swindonadver— @DominicGilbert 14 April 2014
Family rallies around 20-year-old Paris after shock cancer news http://t.co/TfxLK9HykK— @DominicGilbert 14 April 2014
Former #stfc physio Dick Mackey has been nominated by Football League Medical Association to receive award for service to the sport.— @SamMorshead_SA 14 April 2014
Swindon Town's development side are currently playing Oxford, and losing 1-0 #stfc— @SamMorshead_SA 14 April 2014
The family of 20-year-old Paris Steenson must raise funds for a wig as the qualified hairdresser battles cancer. Full story here.
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More details here on the body of a woman, believed to be from Swindon, recovered from a river in Gloucestershire.
The body of a Swindon woman, believed to be 49, has been pulled from a river in Gloucestershire.— @Michael_Benke 14 April 2014
This poor cat had to have a leg amputated after being shot with an air rifle - http://t.co/2OlExPlMJZ http://t.co/f3ekbOIA9W— @SwindonAdver007 14 April 2014
Eastbound carriageway of Great Western Way likely to be closed between B&Q and Bruce Street Bridges for two more hours at least. #Swindon— @BerenCross 14 April 2014
Cyclist departed the scene in an ambulance at 10:30. Driver sat in an ambulance at the scene. #Swindon— @BerenCross 14 April 2014
Any Junk? driver was lying on the grass verge, face down and crying, according to witness. #Swindon— @BerenCross 14 April 2014
Railway worker in van at scene saw cyclist lying in the middle of the road with a coat over them and a member of the public on the phone.— @BerenCross 14 April 2014
Road traffic collision in Great Western Way, Swindon. Eastbound carriageway closed near B&Q. http://t.co/ZgySoz0vbc— @BerenCross 14 April 2014
TILLY Gray has qualified for tonight’s 200 metre butterfly final at the British Swimming Championships in Glasgow.
The Swindon swimmer qualified seventh fastest from the heats in a time of 2:13.72.
However, Swindon’s Grant Turner and James Clark failed in their bid to reach the semi-finals of the 50m freestyle.
Turner was 18th fastest from the heats in 23.57 seconds, while Swindon Dolphin’s Clark was 27th in 23.96.
Clark said: "I should be disappointed but I'm not. I was happy overall with my swim, no breathing, which is progress."
More information on the Great Western Way accident here. We'll keep you updated on any further developments.
A person has been hit by a van on the Great Western Way outside B&Q. The eastbound carriageway is currently closed. Drivers should avoid the area. More to follow.
A feel-good story to lift the Monday morning blues as brother and sister meet for the first time after a 26-year quest that led from Australia to Chiseldon. Full story here.
Foderingham backs Smith to bounce back from penalty miss: WES Foderingham has backed under-fire striker Michae... http://t.co/JnD1TfK74l— @AdverSport 14 April 2014
Learning from the best says @taz_quaddus http://t.co/TWEIMrCFX6 @KMPromotions #boxing— @michaelreeves78 14 April 2014
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