Swindon AdvertiserLIVE NEWS: 24/4/14 (From Swindon Advertiser)

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LIVE NEWS: 24/4/14

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5:35pm

That's the end of today's LIVE NEWS feed. We'll return in the morning. If you've joined us late use the scroll bar to see how the day unfolded.

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

5:34pm

Swindon Advertiser: Police and Crime Commissioner for Wiltshire and Swindon, Angus Macpherson,

"Reducing crime and anti-social behaviour is one of my main priorities," says Police and Crime Commissioner Angus Macpherson. Wiltshire's crime figures were down 4.7 per cent for 2013, according to new stats. Full story here.

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New figures reveal that Wiltshire’s crime is down by 4.7 per ecnt which equates to 1,600 fewer victims of crime in 2013. Full story to follow.

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Swindon Advertiser:

Swindon Town's Football in the Community leader Jon Holloway talks about the club's project to bring over African counterparts. Full story here

4:16pm

Swindon Advertiser: Christopher Baines

Christopher Baines will face two more months imprisoned in the United States following the postponement of his trial. The former manager of Mr Woodz furniture store in the Brunel Centre was sentenced to five years in prison for fraud at a trial in his absence at Swindon Crown Court last year. Full story here.

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Swindon Advertiser: Pc Lee Birch arrives at Bristol Crown Court

Here's the full story of today's events at Bristol Crown Court as PC Lee Birch, pictured, stands accused of unlawfully Tasering a naked man.

3:43pm

Wiltshire police officer Lee Birch, accused of unlawfully Tasering a naked man who threw a pair of pants at him during a strip search, has denied acting out of "revenge, anger or retribution" at Bristol Crown Court today. More to follow.

3:32pm

Swindon Advertiser: Jenny Eclair brings Eclarious to the Harrow Arts Centre

Jenny Eclair leads the Grumpy Old Women to the Wyvern tonight. If you don't fancy that there's plenty going on elsewhere to keep you occupied. Check our EVENTS guide for full daily listings. 

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Swindon Advertiser: From left, Ian Francis and Mark Simpson at Taylor Wimpey’s presentation on the new houses being built at Ridgeway Farm

Builders promise there will be no delay over new 700-home development. Full story here.

1:32pm

Another disappointing weather update in our SEVEN-DAY FORECAST for Swindon. A wet weekend in the offing. 

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Swindon Advertiser:

Today's READERS' LETTERS are online in the OPINION section. Benefit cheats, littering and why 'dinosaurs' can't vote in our STFC player of the year poll some of the subjects on the agenda.

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Swindon Advertiser: GREAT: Sir Winston Churchill giving his familiar “V” sign

April 24 milestones in ON THIS DAY, including the IRA's 1993 bombing of Bishopsgate and a knighthood for Winston Churchill, pictured.   

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...or read all about it right here.

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Swindon Advertiser: Pat Hill, who is due to appear on the current series of Cowboy Builders after a local tradesman left her £145k out of pocket

TV show rescues Swindon home hit by a cowboy builder. Full story here.

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Swindon Advertiser: Honda workers were sent home on Tuesday

Nearly 200 employees have have applied to leave Honda voluntarily under the threat of a wave of compulsory redundancies. Full story here.

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Swindon Advertiser:

Here's today's front page. Click here or the image for the full story.

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

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