LiveLIVE NEWS: 18/07/14

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Firefighters in England and Wales, including those in Swindon, will continue to strike throughout tonight and into Saturday morning, as part of the ongoing pension dispute. Firefighters will strike for the fifth consecutive day between 11pm on Friday to 1am on Saturday, following on from similar action this morning between 6am to 8am.


A consultation into the possible merger of Wiltshire and Dorset Fire services is due to begin next week. The move is being proposed as a result of an expected 50 per cent cut in government funding. If it does not go ahead fire chiefs have warned there will be cuts to the number of firemen and stations will have to close.


There's currently delays on the A420 both ways due to roadworks.

Traffic updates here.


Wiltshire Police were called at 4.45pm on Thursday to reports of a sudden death of a 56 year old male in North Street.  The death is not being treated as suspicious and a report will now be prepared for HM Coroner for Wiltshire and Swindon.


This week's Prospect Hospice Lottery draw has been held today. The winner of the £1,000 top prize is number 01012.


Swindon Advertiser: Martin Wilson, of Wilson’s Family Butchers, which has opened on the High Street, Old Town

Wilson's Family Butchers, in High Street, Old Town, celebrates its first anniversary today. There will be a hog roast from midday.




There's been a series of industrial burglaries around the town in recent weeks. If you have any information, call 101.



Traffic has returned to normal on Beechcroft Road following a crash between a car and a cyclist earlier this morning.


Swindon Advertiser: Lightning strike injures three

Did you catch any pictures of the storm last night? Send them in to us at and we'll share them with our readers.


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