LiveLIVE NEWS: 25/04/14

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Swindon Advertiser: Royal Mail hits back over backlog

Here's the full story on Royal Mail's decision to relocate the delivery offices at Dorcan and Hawksworth to an alternative site in Swindon.


Royal Mail is planning to relocate Dorcan and Hawksworth delivery offices to a new venue in Swindon. More to follow.



Swindon Advertiser: miss swindon 2012 Ela Good was last year’s winner

Condenders for Miss Swindon crown set to do battle this weekend. Full story here



Swindon Advertiser: Town's home for the last 116 years, The County Ground

Swindon Town will offer pro contracts to two members of the youth team - Curtis Da Costa and Matty Jones. Full story here.



Swindon Advertiser:

It's FILM ON FRIDAY time, with your host Steve Webb. This week the Adver veteran reviews Transcendence and The Other Woman. 



Swindon Wildcats' EPL ice hockey rivals Slough Jets have withdrawn from the league ahead of next season due to financial problems.


Swindon Advertiser:

Traffic on the M4 following this morning's accident between Swindon and Chippenham. The motorway has since reopened. More here.


The M4 has now reopened following the earlier crash this morning involving two vehicles. 

More information here.


Swindon Advertiser:

Fresh batch of READERS' LETTERS in the OPINION section. Subjects include Strictly Come Dancing, premature demolition and whether little Max, pictured, is an illegal flower picker.


Swindon Advertiser:

On the back of new figures released charting the nation's broadband speeds, Craig Jones ventured to superfast Spencer Close and fibre-optic-lacking Haydon Wick to get some readings. Read the results here





Getting mixed reactions on our lead story today - the man who was sacked for wearing a St George's Day cap. Full story here.




Traffic is at a standstill on the M4 following earlier crash between J16 and J17. It is believed two cars have been involved. Injuries unclear at this stage. More info here.


M4 is closed in both directions between J16 Swindon West and J17 Chippenham following a multiple vehicle collision. Drivers should expect delays and seek alternative routes. More to follow.



Construction company Cappagh appeared at Swindon Crown Court this week accused of health and safety breaches. 

Full story here.


 Ashley McGregor, 28, of Drakes Way, will appear at Swindon Crown Court today, charged with grievous bodily harm without intent following a November 10 incident in Bridge Street, last year.


Stephen Derek Strange, 49, of Faringdon Road, will appear at Swindon Crown Court this morning. He denies an allegation that he phoned 999 with a bomb hoax on Tuesday, December 3 last year at Swindon’s Debenhams Department Store, in The Parade.




The winds of change are blowing through Nova Hreod School as long-term headteacher Julie Tridgell announces she's leaving. More details here.

Swindon Advertiser: Nova Hreod headteacher Julie Tridgell



The broken down lorry in the eastbound M4 Junction 15 exit sliproad has now been recovered and the lane has reopened.


And here's the back - Swindon Town's ongoing boardroom issues could impact playing staff. Click the pic for the full story.

Swindon Advertiser:


Here's our front today - worker told not to come back to work after wearing a St George's Cross flatcap to work to mark the day. Click the pic for the full story.

Swindon Advertiser:



There may be delays on the M4 eastbound as a lorry is broken down on the exit slip road at Junction 15, closing one of three lanes. More details here.

All else seems relatively clear this morning. If you know of any congestion or incidents please call the newsdesk on 01793 501806.


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