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LIVE NEWS: 24/4/14
Updated 5:35pm Thursday 24th April 2014 in Live News
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"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.
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.
The forecast was right! Sunshine across #Swindon's David Murray John building this lunchtime http://t.co/H6VEI05Pvg— @jratcliffephoto 24 April 2014
Swindon Town's Football in the Community leader Jon Holloway talks about the club's project to bring over African counterparts. Full story here.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Great stuff going on in Swindon for bereaved parents @swindonadver http://t.co/rIqswLELWP— @anniebroadbent 24 April 2014
Victim Jayne-Anne Murray speaks out after ex-partner Wroughton's Mark Eatwell jailed for locking her up @swindonadver http://t.co/OgWIKAREqe— @EAMackley 24 April 2014
Dream Lounge is set to reopen this weekend after being torched last year - http://t.co/QMHGyVW0mE— @SwindonAdver007 24 April 2014
Latest on trial of teen who stabbed gang rival in the penis - "I'm going to cut off your little b******s, innit." http://t.co/lpTz9qC3Wo— @AdverWebEdCraig 24 April 2014
PC Lee Birch denies tasering naked man at Melksham because he threw his pants at him @swindonadver http://t.co/pdGYWYsWyT— @EAMackley 24 April 2014
Builders promise there will be no delay over new 700-home development. Full story here.
Another disappointing weather update in our SEVEN-DAY FORECAST for Swindon. A wet weekend in the offing.
Bassett Bakers @RWBAcademy make muffins and raise £596 to feed homeless at The Filling Station @swindonadver http://t.co/xLLxZ8w2Kj— @EAMackley 24 April 2014
It's not just sharks who are mad about hammer attacks after assault at the Beehive on Tuesday @swindonadver http://t.co/hiskjPetcO— @EAMackley 24 April 2014
April 24 milestones in ON THIS DAY, including the IRA's 1993 bombing of Bishopsgate and a knighthood for Winston Churchill, pictured.
#WorldBookNight was a great success yesterday, lots of staff visiting our library! Read all about it in today's @swindonadver pg 16— @GWH_NHS 24 April 2014
TV show rescues Swindon home hit by a cowboy builder. Full story here.
Help Park South @Swindoneast plant an orchard at Cavendish Green on Saturday 10am to 1pm @swindonadver http://t.co/phZhLfOMMQ— @EAMackley 24 April 2014
Questions coming in thick and fast for Newlands Anning this week. If you have a mental health question, get in touch -http://t.co/HB39xdVCyo— @SwindonAdver007 24 April 2014
Time will be a healer for Darryl: ALUN Rossiter has stressed the importance of allowing Darryl Ritchings to ta... http://t.co/EEMGiuQmdm— @AdverSport 24 April 2014
Nearly 200 employees have have applied to leave Honda voluntarily under the threat of a wave of compulsory redundancies. Full story here.
Lovely local tweeter @samanthaclare is in a @swindonadver article about the library at the Great Western Hospital http://t.co/ow9e6yIKwI— @BassettHeritage 24 April 2014
Former Solider Jim Archer is embarking on a 4,000 mile walk to commemorate the First World War. http://t.co/UhY5JcOYC7— @CJJournalist 24 April 2014
Nurse Carol Tedham has been diagnosed with cancer for the THIRD time. She's running @CR_UK Race for Life. More here - http://t.co/EuLHprvypy— @SwindonAdver007 24 April 2014
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