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LIVE NEWS: 10/07/14
Updated 4:34pm Thursday 10th July 2014 in Live News
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Drivers are advised that motorways and major A roads leading to the Royal International Air Tattoo at RAF Fairford are likely to be busy between tomorrow and Sunday.
The following motorways and Highways Agency roads are likely to carry traffic for the Air Tattoo: A417/A419, M4 and M5.
Swindon's David Howell has made an impressive start to his Scottish Open campaign this morning, carding two eagles in the process.
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Here's the scene down at the Cenotaph for today's rally.
I'd estimate there are about 100 people at the town centre rally. Speakers from the unions now taking to microphone. http://t.co/NArrFth5Kp— @Michael_Benke 10 July 2014
Information on getting to and from this weekend's Royal International Air Tattoo at RAF Fairford here.
Reporter Michael Benke will be down at the Cenotaph for this afternoon's rally. Follow him live on Twitter @Michael_Benke
The local union leaders are hoping for a turnout of several hundred for the rally starting shortly at the Cenotaph. There are a range of issues which they are unhappy about ranging from low wages to poor working hours.
Throughout the afternoon there will be speakers from the union leaders as well as workers who are on the strike.
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As reported in the Adver this morning, Miles Storey has today completed his loan move to Portsmouth. Cooper's thoughts on switch later #stfc— @SamMorshead_SA 10 July 2014
Steps are being taken to improve the safety of an underpass where Tom Rogers was murdered last month - http://t.co/KybgG4JOF0— @SwindonAdver007 10 July 2014
Many other council provided services are running as normal despite the action. Customer Services is open as usual, along with all parks, museums and libraries, although the mobile library will not be in operation this morning.
The council believe they will only be able to collect at about 10 per cent of homes they would normally collect at. Plans are being made to collect the rubbish at a later date but the council are restricted due to laws surrounding industrial action.
The hardest hit by today’s strike will be residents in Haydon Wick, Taw Hill, Abbey Meads and Moredon who are due to have their rubbish collected today.
Sinead O'Connor has been announced as the latest artist to join the line up at WOMAD Charlton Park. She will close the Open Air Stage on Sunday night.
Carers, social workers, refuse collectors, street cleaners and teachers will be among the thousands of local coouncil and school workers striking today. A rally will be held at the Cenotaph from 12 noon.
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