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Few more details on the incident in Royal Wootton Bassett here.


The cyclist is believed to be in his 40s. He is currently receiving advance life support. He is believed to have suffered a cardiac arrest.


It is believed a car was not involved in the accident at Flaxlands. The cyclist is believed to have been found on the side of the road unconscious. A second air ambulance has just landed at the scene.


Four ambulances and police officers are currently at the scene in Flaxlands, as well as the air ambulance.


Accident in Blacklands Road is believed to have involved a car and a bike. The air ambulance is currently in attendance. Drivers should avoid the road, which is in Flaxlands, Royal Wootton Bassett.


David Howell is firmly in the mix at the Irish Open after carding a four-under par round today. Click here to read more.

Swindon Advertiser: Swindon's David Howell


Swindon darts player Dennis Smith was beat 6-5 by Mensur Suljovic in round one of the Austrian Open this afternoon. Full story here.

Swindon Advertiser: Dennis Smith



Blacklands Road in Flaxlands, Royal Wootton Bassett, is currently closed due to a police incident. Drivers should find an alternative route. More information to follow.


Swede Daniel Nermark has been drafted into the Robins side to face Birmingham tomorrow. Swindon are without both Troy Batchelor and Peter Kildemand for the meeting.

Swindon Advertiser: New signing Daniel Nermark says there is more to come. Picture: Mike Hinves




A broken down vehicle in the High Street in Royal Wootton Bassett is causing delays. Drivers should seek alternative routes, according to Wiltshire Police.


Slightly up the road but likely to affect travellers from Swindon. One lane is closed and there is queueing traffic due to accident on M4 Westbound between J17 Chippenham and J18 Bath. Keep up-to-date here.


Swindon Advertiser: Angus Macpherson

Wiltshire Police and Crime Commissioner has returned home from a three-week hospital stay after he suffered a major heart attack while on duty. More here.


One lane of the M4 westbound between J17 Chippenham and J18 Bath has been closed due to an accident. Traffic is currently queueing.

Traffic updates here.


The inquest into the death of Adrian Kowalik, who died after being hit by a train near Swindon train station, has concluded with a narrative verdict. 

The coroner said Mr Kowalik, 30, took his own life. More to follow.


The Prospect Hospice Lottery has been drawn today. The winner of the £1,000 top prize is number 67285. Congratulations! 



More details on the closure of Mike Buss' gym in Maxwell Street here. No response from the man himself sadly...

Swindon Advertiser: Mike Buss



A report from the second day of an inquest into the death of Adrian Kowalik, who died last June aged 30 on the railway line behind Mannington Retail Park. An expert witness believes he should not have been allowed to leave hospital. Full story here. A verdict is expected today.

Swindon Advertiser: The scene at the rear of John Lewis, on Great Western Way, where Adrian Kowalik was killed by a train



Two men entered the Aldi store, in Hobley Drive, Stratton, on May 28 at around 2.20pm and began shouting racist abuse and making threats to members of staff. They then left. Do you know them? Call 101 now. Full story here.

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Swindon swimming sensation Grant Turner has worn his racing Speedos for the final time at the tender age of just 25. Read a candid interview with him here.


This dog, Buddy, was the victim of a mauling by another, which police report was a black staffie. As his owner tried to rescue Buddy, she was threatened by the staffie's owner. Help police trace him by reading this.

Swindon Advertiser:


This story has, quite predictably, ruffled some readers' feathers this morning - Swindon Council will leave fly-tipped rubbish where it is, as a deterrent to green waste fly-tippers. Join the debate here.

Swindon Advertiser: Coun Fay Howard, who is opposed the council’s decison not to clear fly-tipped green waste immediately


Here's our front page today - family and friends rally around the family of a professional dancer and mum who has been given just weeks to live. Read the story here.

Swindon Advertiser:


Traffic flowing freely across the borough, according to the latest travel information. If you know of any blockages or hold-ups please contact the newsdesk on 01793 501806. Stay in touch with the latest traffic updates here.


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