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Breaking news New College student diagnosed with bacterial meningitis

Swindon Advertiser: New College

5:10pm Tuesday 16th September 2014

HEALTH officials have arranged antibiotics for people who came into close contact with a New College student who is recovering from bacterial meningitis.

Middle-aged man exposed himself on Dorcan footpath

Swindon Advertiser:

10:49am Tuesday 16th September 2014

Wiltshire Police is appealing for witnesses following an indecent exposure in Swindon.

Appeal for witnesses after attempted sexual assault

Swindon Advertiser:

9:40am Tuesday 16th September 2014

Wiltshire Police are appealing for witnesses following an attempted sexual assault in Swindon.

Top cop probed in alleged cover-up

Swindon Advertiser: Chief Constable Pat Geenty chased a suspected shoplifter in Chippenham yesterday

5:30am Tuesday 16th September 2014

THE chief constable of Wiltshire Police is among a trio of officers being investigated over an alleged cover-up over the force’s handling of sexual abuse complaints.

Familiar faces win top quiz contest

Swindon Advertiser:

5:00am Tuesday 16th September 2014

QUIZ team members from the Ashford Road Club put their heads together to take top spot at a prestigious competition – but the team are no ordinary quizzers.

Rugby-lovers have a ball at annual beer festival

Swindon Advertiser:

5:30am Tuesday 16th September 2014

REVELLERS enjoyed a winning combination of watching rugby and tasting real ales during Royal Wootton Bassett’s beer festival, which took place over the weekend.

Record number of children turn into bookworms

Swindon Advertiser: Swindon Central Library hosted a pantomime storytime event. From left are Madison, Daisy The Cow and Hollie Evans, who is playing Jill.

5:30am Tuesday 16th September 2014

ALMOST 10,000 Wiltshire children got stuck into a good book over the holidays as record numbers took part in this year’s Summer Reading Challenge.

Meningitis student is taken to hospital

Swindon Advertiser:

5:30am Tuesday 16th September 2014

FEARS of a potential meningitis outbreak are growing after a New College student was rushed to hospital with the life-threatening infection.

Shop is damaged after street row

Swindon Advertiser:

5:30am Tuesday 16th September 2014

A staff member who played peacemaker when he intervened in an argument between two people in the street was left counting the cost when his store was damaged.

Should PCSOs have more power to deal with bad parking outside schools?

Swindon Advertiser: Pensioner's driving ban for injuring lollipop lady

2:04pm Tuesday 16th September 2014

POLL: Greater powers for PCSOs to tackle nuisance drivers outside school gates will be proposed at a meeting of Swindon Council this week.

Historic church fails to get Lottery grant

Swindon Advertiser:

5:30am Tuesday 16th September 2014

ATTEMPTS to raise £1.2m to conserve one of the oldest buildings in Swindon have stalled after a bid for a grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund was rejected.

Averies fire is out at last after 57 days

Swindon Advertiser:

5:00am Tuesday 16th September 2014

EIGHT weeks to the day since it started, the Averies Recycling fire was finally put out yesterday, much to the relief of residents and businesses neighbouring the Marshgate site.

The ASBO faces its final ban

Swindon Advertiser:

5:30am Tuesday 16th September 2014

AFTER 16 years, anti social behaviour orders are on the way out.

Fate of employees uncertain as shutters come down on mobile phone shop

Swindon Advertiser:

5:30am Tuesday 16th September 2014

STAFF reported for duty as usual yesterday but metal shutters at Swindon’s Phones 4u shops remained firmly shut – leaving a question mark over the fate of firm’s 17 workers in the town.

Residents in plea not to move post office to 'dangerous' main road

Swindon Advertiser:

5:30am Tuesday 16th September 2014

HIGHWORTH’S Co-operative foodstore is being called on to save the post office from relocating out the town centre to a ‘death-trap’ main road.

Why we are such a bunch of quitters

Swindon Advertiser:

5:27pm Tuesday 16th September 2014

THE Swindon campaign to help people quit smoking has claimed a well-earned victory after it emerged the town racked up the highest number of quitters in the South West last year.

Stage is set for new generation to shine in war play

Swindon Advertiser:

5:30am Tuesday 16th September 2014

THE children of Mike and Nikki Sly, stalwarts of the Swindon drama scene, are proving to be chips off the old block as they tread the boards alongside their parents.

Talk will be key to new school’s success says 'broker'

Swindon Advertiser:

5:30am Tuesday 16th September 2014

COMMUNICATION is key to the relationship between the three schools involved in Clifton Diocese’s new build in Queens Drive, according to the man in the middle, Peter Bradshaw.

Town GP named a top doc in national list

Swindon Advertiser:

5:30am Tuesday 16th September 2014

A TOOTHILL GP has been named as one of the most influential figures in general practice in the country for the third year running.

Prepared with the finest e.coli

Swindon Advertiser:

3:09pm Tuesday 16th September 2014

READING about a recent hauling of a mucky takeaway into court by the council’s public safety folk has got me pondering a paradox.

Chief Constable investigated by IPCC

Swindon Advertiser: Chief Constable Pat Geenty chased a suspected shoplifter in Chippenham yesterday

2:28pm Monday 15th September 2014

PAT Geenty, chief constable for Wiltshire Police, is being investigated along with an inspector and a detective constable after claims the handling of sexual abuse allegations were covered up.

Averies Recycling fire is finally out, it has been confirmed

Swindon Advertiser: Inferno at Averies Recycling Plant

11:05am Monday 15th September 2014

57 DAYS after it started, the fire at Averies Recycling is finally out, it has been confirmed.

29-year-old woman due before Bristol court on murder charge

Swindon Advertiser:

5:00am Monday 15th September 2014

A WOMAN has appeared in court charged with the murder of Michael Redpath after a fire in Swindon last week.

A second chance at love for pensioners

Swindon Advertiser:

5:00am Monday 15th September 2014

AS Tom Weaver will testify, you are never too old to find love – and it can come right out of the blue.

Headteacher fears GCSE change will be unfair

Swindon Advertiser:

5:00am Monday 15th September 2014

A HEADTEACHER has raised concerns about the top grades of a new-style GCSE going to only three per cent of students.

High speed chase driver walks free

Swindon Advertiser:

5:00am Monday 15th September 2014

A MAN obsessed with cars who led police on a 60mph chase through town centre streets before abandoning his vehicle has been spared jail.

Offenders scheme will ‘save millions’

Swindon Advertiser:

5:00am Monday 15th September 2014

AN award-winning service working with offenders within the community has pledged to save millions for partner agencies.

Archbishop sees town treasure on tour stop-over

Swindon Advertiser:

5:00am Monday 15th September 2014

THE Archbishop of Canterbury made a visit to one of Swindon’s best kept secrets when he viewed the famous St John Polyptych in St Mary’s Church.

Pals join forces to launch new brand

Swindon Advertiser:

5:00am Monday 15th September 2014

ENTREPRENEURS Kara-Jay Matthews and Nicki Silvanus have set their sights on turning a house of junk into an empire.

Churchfields celebrates its birthday

Swindon Advertiser:

5:00am Monday 15th September 2014

HUNDREDS of people flocked to Churchfields Academy in Salcombe Grove to celebrate the school’s 50th birthday.

Drug dealer avoids jail

Swindon Advertiser: Katherine Applegate did not enter a plea at Swindon Crown Court

5:00am Monday 15th September 2014

A DRUG dealer caught with hard drugs in a Gorse Hill alleyway has been spared jail after a judge heard it had taken more than a year for police to charge him.

Ann thanks GWH's life-saving sepsis team

Swindon Advertiser:

5:00am Monday 15th September 2014

ANN Brady was guest of honour at Great Western Hospital’s event to mark World Sepsis Day and she thanked the centre’s staff for helping her overcome the condition.

Add a little bit of light and pass it on

Swindon Advertiser:

7:00am Monday 15th September 2014

“My job is about developing the arts not just for our school but for other schools and the wider community,” said Josie Williams.

Students learn new skills on summer course

Swindon Advertiser:

5:00am Monday 15th September 2014

A COURSE offering youngsters the chance to learn new skills during the summer holidays has been hailed a success.

Crowds turn out to enjoy weekend railway events

Swindon Advertiser:

5:00am Monday 15th September 2014

THOUSANDS of people got on board with two family rail events which took place over the weekend.

Fate of Phones4U staff uncertain after firm 'collapses'

Swindon Advertiser:

3:41am Monday 15th September 2014

Phones 4u is to go into administration - placing more than 5,500 jobs at risk - after network operator EE joined Vodafone in cutting ties with the retailer, which has two branches in Swindon.

Murder case moved to Bristol Crown Court

Swindon Advertiser:

12:19pm Saturday 13th September 2014

PATRICIA Louise Hindle will appear at Bristol Crown Court on Tuesday after being charged with the murder of Michael Redpath.

Woman charged with Michael Redpath's murder

Swindon Advertiser:

8:58am Saturday 13th September 2014

PATRICIA Louise Hindle has been charged with the murder of Michael Redpath who died following a house fire on Wednesday night.

Drink driver crashed with a child in the car

Swindon Advertiser:

5:00am Saturday 13th September 2014

A DRINK-driver who crashed a car while an eight-year-old child was in the back has been banned from driving for six months pending further sentencing.

Titch says thanks to Lucy for caring

Swindon Advertiser:

5:00am Saturday 13th September 2014

TITCH Ockwell is on cloud nine after being reunited with his guardian angel following an Adver appeal.

Death threat dad surprised by his guilty verdict

Swindon Advertiser:

5:30am Saturday 13th September 2014

THE torrent of racist abuse and death threats unleashed by Jasvinder Singh on school pupils and teachers in January was his reaction to sustained bullying his daughter had allegedly received, a court was told.

Student fights back after tragic illness

Swindon Advertiser:

5:00am Saturday 13th September 2014

STUDENT Carla Drummond has overcome a debilitating illness and now wants to help others by becoming a nurse.

Crowds gather to cheer on the Tour of Britain

Swindon Advertiser:

5:30am Saturday 13th September 2014

THOUSANDS headed for the streets of Wiltshire to catch a glimpse of the stars of world cycling as the Friends Life Tour of Britain passed through the county yesterday.

Boy urged into online sex act

Swindon Advertiser: Swindon Crown Court

5:30am Saturday 13th September 2014

A MAN who encouraged a 13-year-old boy to carry out a sex act on himself after contacting him online has walked free from court.

Solar failure could harm energy plans

Swindon Advertiser:

5:30am Saturday 13th September 2014

SWINDON’S long-term renewable energy plans could be scuppered if proposals for a solar farm at Wroughton Airfield aren’t approved, a planning inquiry has heard.

Joshua steels himself for a six-hour sports marathon

Swindon Advertiser:

5:30am Saturday 13th September 2014

A SCHOOLBOY with a very big heart is planning a fundraising day for three different charities.

Champion fundraisers ride off with new bike

Swindon Advertiser:

5:30am Saturday 13th September 2014

MARK and Elisabeth Lambert were given a new mountain bike as a reward for their fundraising efforts for Macmillan Cancer Support.

Exhibition arena closes its doors

Swindon Advertiser:

5:30am Saturday 13th September 2014

THE National Self Build & Renovation Centre has closed its doors.

Kids taught to build their own bikes

Swindon Advertiser:

5:00am Saturday 13th September 2014

MECHANICS of the future are being tempted to pick up their tools in Penhill with the promise of their very own bicycle – if they build it themselves.

Police granted time extension to question murder suspect

Swindon Advertiser: n Superintendent Andrew Carr, left, and Detective Chief Inspector Sean Memory during yesterday’s press conference

12:17pm Friday 12th September 2014

DETECTIVES have another 48 hours to quiz the 29-year-old female murder suspect being held in connection the house fire which killed a man in Albion Street on Wednesday night.



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