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LIVE NEWS: 22/4/14
Updated 5:36pm Tuesday 22nd April 2014 in Live News
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Head to Badbury Clump sharpish to check out enchanting carpets of bluebells. Here early, gone tomorrow @swindonadver http://t.co/22ASvfp8sj— @EAMackley 22 April 2014
It's time for the Barry Hudson column. This week our Baz looks at disastrous gardening attempts, zombies and word association featuring Nick Martin. Read it here.
Today's postbag includes letters on missed points, ship safety, solar power and Better Swindon. Read them all, and more, here.
Road closed for four weeks for final stage of £7million flood-fighting project. Full story here.
Where are the best chips in Wiltshire? Find out here http://t.co/MX2FMi6vH3 @swindonadver— @emmadunnn 22 April 2014
Golfers hunt for Easter eggs at Swindon Council's Broome Manor over Easter weekend http://t.co/8swC9R7771 @swindonadver— @EAMackley 22 April 2014
Reports suggest Nottingham Forest manager Stuart Pearce interested in Alex Pritchard #stfc— @SamMorshead_SA 22 April 2014
Bid is under way to safeguard Lydiard Park http://t.co/6l5fqI7jZa— @marionsauvebois 22 April 2014
RT @pritch_93: Gutted that was my last home game 😞 been good memories! Thanks to all the fans, you've been fantastic this season, sad to co…— @SamMorshead_SA 22 April 2014
Police are hunting three individuals after an attack on a 35-year-old man in the town centre on Friday. Full story here.
Wiltshire Police have confirmed the discovery of a body in the Kennet and Avon canal in Devizes last week is not being treated as suspicious. Mark Stobbart, 44, was found in the canal close to the Wharf on Friday. More here.
Ooops. Swindon family park up on the beach, only to return and find Poseidon needs a new Ford. http://t.co/XokmrXcEk9 http://t.co/4Bqd4VC4xK— @DArcysj 22 April 2014
Gerry Hunt inundated with donations after urgent appeal for alternative cancer care @marionsauvebois http://t.co/4WjXGNSokg @swindonadver— @EAMackley 22 April 2014
Had an amazing weekend at @OneAldwych in London. Review in @swindonadver here http://t.co/FPVcnNzJX6— @emmadunnn 22 April 2014
Out with the old. The new Wiltshire Air Ambulance is going green. Full story here.
April 22 milestones in ON THIS DAY, including the birth of Jack Nicholson, pictured, and the death of Richard Nixon.
Zambian High Commissioner celebrates link between @STFITC and Livingstone with match @swindonadver http://t.co/Wk0gy3pV0M @swindonadver— @EAMackley 22 April 2014
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Little Luca Railton recovers from life-changing £135,000 surgery in Florida http://t.co/ghX4Zb6RhN @swindonadver @marionsauvebois— @EAMackley 22 April 2014
Cash stolen in play park by hooded trio brandishing knives http://t.co/jBECADI7WH— @DominicGilbert 22 April 2014
Highworth hosts 40 pop legends in the Scouts' scarecrow trail over Easter weekend @marionsauvebois @swindonadver http://t.co/QtJeBf3IVH— @EAMackley 22 April 2014
Racing commentator and Swindon Town fan Julian Wilson passed away over the Easter weekend after a long illness.
JULIAN WILSON WITH CLARE BALDING
Broadcaster Clare Balding tweeted of the news: "Very sad news. I owe Julian Wilson my first break in TV and will forever be grateful."
The roads appear to be clear this morning, with an earlier accident on the A417 in Gloucestershire cleared. Report any incidents to the newsdesk on 01793 501806.
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