LiveLIVE NEWS: 14/04/14

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5:35pm

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Swindon Advertiser:

Today's READERS' LETTERS, led by the defence of ongoing work on town's sewers, plus plenty more.

4:49pm

Swindon Advertiser: Peter Capaldi is nominated for two TV Baftas

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. 

4:25pm

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 Advertiser: Swindon Robins rider Steve Worrall

CLICK ON WORRALL'S FACE TO SEE THE TWO TEAMS FOR THE MEETING

4:00pm

SWINDON Rugby Club have been awarded £50k by Sport England to improve their facilities at Greenbridge Road.

Read more here:

http://www.swindonadvertiser.co.uk/SPORT/11147200.Swindon_awarded___50k_grant_from_Sport_England/

3:58pm

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.

Swindon Advertiser: Ed Kilbee hit 126 off 146 balls as Wiltshire beat Staffordshire by two runs

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).

3:55pm

Swindon Advertiser:

Our REWIND has been updated. This week we stroll back in time to April 1975, plus the Swindon sailor who survived German torpedoes in 1942...by taking a shower. Read it all here.

3:51pm

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.

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Swindon Advertiser:

Graham Carter's weekly column on the golden era of wallpaper. Read it online here.

2:35pm

Swindon Advertiser: Eloise Lovesey and her mum, Hayley

Twelve-year old Eloise Lovesey sheds a tear after having her waist-length hair shaved off in support of her mum. Full story here

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Swindon Advertiser: 20-year-old Paris Steenson is diagnosed with Hodgkin’s Lymphoma, and her family are rallying around to fundraise to get her a wig

The family of 20-year-old Paris Steenson must raise funds for a wig as the qualified hairdresser battles cancer. Full story here.

12:15pm

Swindon Advertiser:

And today's back page. Full story here.

12:14pm

Swindon Advertiser:

Today's front page. You can read the full lead story here.

11:38am

More details here on the body of a woman, believed to be from Swindon, recovered from a river in Gloucestershire. 

11:12am

More to follow on this story.

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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.

Swindon Advertiser: British Swimmer Grant Turner took part in a swimathon at the Thamesdown Hydrotherapy Pool

GRANT TURNER

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."

10:26am

More information on the Great Western Way accident here. We'll keep you updated on any further developments. 

10:06am

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.

9:27am

Swindon Advertiser:

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.

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