Swindon AdvertiserLIVE NEWS: 16/07/14 (From Swindon Advertiser)

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LIVE NEWS: 16/07/14

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5:06pm

That's it from LIVE NEWS today. We'll be back tomorrow and the website will be updated throughout the evening with any breaking news.

4:56pm

Cabinet member for children’s services Councillor Fionuala Foley (Con, Chiseldon and Lawn) has defended the council's decision to close half of the town's children's centres. She said: “With this move I have made sure the most vulnerable children will be protected. There are some areas where parents will have to travel further and for that I am sorry. But while it may be inconvenient they will still have access to a centre."

3:10pm

Swindon Town supporters will be able to watch the Robins in action at Eastleigh tomorrow night for just £8.

More information can be found by clicking here.

3:10pm

In cricket news, Lechlade captain Joe Breet is not part of the Wiltshire team which is scheduled to face Devon at Devizes from Sunday.

Read the full Wilts line-up right here.

2:27pm

The M4 junction 14 sliproad westbound has reopened following an earlier incident in which three youths were seen setting fire to grass beside the carriageway.

1:08pm

Swindon Town have released ticket prices for the upcoming friendly against Leeds United.

For full information, just click here.

11:32am

11:04am

Staff and pupils at Highworth Warneford are celebrating after the Government awarded the school just over £1.8million for a new sports centre.

More information here.

10:36am

The council is proposing to close half of the town's children's centre in the latest cost-cutting measures. Have your say on the drastic action here.

10:15am

Police in North Swindon are hunting for three youths following an attempted robbery of a 15-year-old boy who was on crutches. The incident happened last night between 5.30pm and 6pm on the footpath adjacent to Oakhurst Way, near Fitwell Road.

More to follow.

9:32am

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