LiveLIVE NEWS: 24/06/2014

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The NSPCC will formally hand back the North Swindon Family Centre to Swindon Council on July 19. The council wants to hear what residents would like to see done to the building in Atworth Close. Call 01793 466499.



Swindon Advertiser: Wootton Bassett town crier Owen Collier

The Town Crier of Royal Wootton Bassett Owen Collier received The Wessex Chamber of Commerce Wiltshire Town Criers Cup at the Wiltshire Town Criers Championship held in Calne on Sunday.



Swindon Advertiser: Town's new owner Lee Power

The two parties claiming ownership of Swindon Town Football Club return to court tomorrow in a bid to settle the matter.

Swinton Reds 20 Ltd and Seebeck 87 Ltd, the holding companies of current chairman Lee Power and former chairman Jed McCrory respectively, will be represented at the Rolls Building in London with both claiming to own the club.
We'll have updated throughout the day tomorrow.


Swindon Advertiser: PUPPY LOVE: Denki

Guide Dogs is appealing for volunteers in Swindon and the surrounding area to become Puppy Walkers.

If you would like to become a Puppy Walker or request more information call 0845 371 7771 or email



Swindon Advertiser: Christopher Booth was handed a suspended sentence at Swindon Crown Court

A man who had indecent images of children on his computer tried to get a child to engage in sex acts.

Christopher Clarke, 48, of Pheasant Close, Dorcan, pleaded guilty to the string of offences which took place in June 2012.  He admitted attempting to incite a child to engage in sexual activity as well as ten counts of making and one of possessing indecent images of a child and two of having extreme pornography.

The case has been adjourned until August 1. He was released on conditional bail.



No major problems reported on the roads in and around Swindon as we approach rush hour. Heavy traffic on the Wootton Bassett Road approaching Mannington Roundabout is easing. Traffic updates and cameras here.


Swindon Advertiser:

We've reached the £50,000 mark in our attempts to raise £160,000 for Prospect Hospice. Find out how you can help us reach our target here



Swindon Advertiser: Christopher Baines

The long wait for justice may finally be over for victims of the Mr Woodz store as fraudster Christopher Baines has pleaded guilty to fraud and theft at Madison Superior Court, Georgia. 

Baines was handed a three year suspended sentence with seven years on probation, with a view to being deported back to Swindon to serve the five years he was sentenced to last year. 




Swindon Advertiser: Do you know your traffic lights sequence?

Today's LETTERS on getting answers from the council, traffic problems, litter and plenty more besides.







Swindon Town striker Miles Storey is close to sealing a loan move to Portsmouth. Full story here.

Swindon Advertiser: Town's Future: Miles Storey



Swindon Advertiser: BIG PROBLEM: The health trust says it is serious about home calls because  childhood obesity  rates are rising ‘worringly’

In his column this week, GRAHAM CARTER gets his teeth stuck into childhood obesity. Figuratively. Enjoy your lunch.


Swindon Advertiser: MBE recipient Alan Nix, who is a  trustee for support Group ABC. He is pictured during an appeal for people to donate money to the radiotherapy unit earlier this year

Here's Barrie Hudson's BIG INTERVIEW, featuring newly-honoured MBE Alan Nix.







No major rush-hour issues on the roads. The Great Western Way is busy but moving. Full traffic updates here.




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