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Mum speaks out on dog attack in park

Swindon Advertiser:

5:30am Wednesday 27th August 2014

A SEVEN-year-old girl has been left terrified after a Staffordshire bull terrier attacked her mother and their own pet dog while they were out walking.

Canal trust’s cruiser lifted from water for a holiday

Swindon Advertiser:

5:00am Wednesday 27th August 2014

THE Wilts and Berks Canal Trust’s Swindon-based pleasure cruiser has gone on a working holiday to Melksham.

Police sign up to new conduct code

Swindon Advertiser:

5:30am Wednesday 27th August 2014

POLICE will attempt to rebuild confidence in stop and search methods with a new code of conduct for all officers.

Kemble’s improved railway line will boost local economy

Swindon Advertiser:

5:00am Wednesday 27th August 2014

£45m has now been sunk into the redoubling of the Swindon to Kemble rail line as the ambitious project was finally completed during bank holiday weekend.

People see benefits as police get tough

Swindon Advertiser:

5:30am Wednesday 27th August 2014

TWO months after a dispersal order was made for the Broadgreen and town centre areas, people are seeing the benefits as police officers use new powers.

Farm focal point of TV photo prizes

Swindon Advertiser: Bill Bailey

5:30am Wednesday 27th August 2014

A FARM near Swindon will be featured on popular TV show Countryfile on Sunday.

Weather acts as big dampener on games

Swindon Advertiser:

5:30am Wednesday 27th August 2014

WET weather is playing havoc with the attempts of Swindon Council and sports charity StreetGames to create a Commonwealth Games legacy in the town.

Giant plant pots cause a big reaction

Swindon Advertiser:

5:00am Wednesday 27th August 2014

GIANT plant pots installed along Clive Parade in Pinehurst over the past month have got tongues wagging among shopkeepers and residents.

Time running out to grab a charity grant

Swindon Advertiser:

5:30am Wednesday 27th August 2014

THERE is still time for charities to apply for their share of an annual grant worth thousands of pounds from the Adver’s parent company.

Burglar stole precious medals

Swindon Advertiser: Sumon Gurung pleaded not guilty to charges of possession with intent to supply, at Swindon Crown Court

5:30am Wednesday 27th August 2014

A burglar who was told, “it doesn’t get much lower than stealing someone else’s medals” after taking the war decorations from a neighbour’s flat has walked free from court.

Memories of a British golfing legend

Swindon Advertiser:

5:30am Wednesday 27th August 2014

THE most successful European Ryder Cup captain of all time will be sharing his fondest memories with an audience at the Wyvern Theatre on September 11.

Good fun and a good cause

Swindon Advertiser:

5:22pm Wednesday 27th August 2014

ORGANISERS of the annual Southbrook Inn Fete aim to raise thousands of pounds for charity this weekend.

Dance day is ‘Strictly’ for charity

Swindon Advertiser:

5:19pm Wednesday 27th August 2014

GETTING fit, having fun and raising funds for charity is the order of the day for a special event this weekend.

Commercial Feature: Join the World's Biggest Coffee Morning with Macmillan

Swindon Advertiser: World's Biggest Coffee Morning

12:00pm Wednesday 27th August 2014

Join people in your area for the Worlds Biggest Coffee Morning on Friday 26th September – all in the name of Macmillan Cancer Support.

Farm focal point of photo prizes

Swindon Advertiser:

9:32am Wednesday 27th August 2014

A FARM near Swindon will be featured on popular TV show Countryfile on Sunday.

What now for the Oasis?

Swindon Advertiser:

5:30am Tuesday 26th August 2014

THE future of a multi-million pound leisure project at the Oasis hangs in the balance as council chiefs lose patience with the developers.

£180k fine after computer hard drive loss from Erlestoke Prison

Swindon Advertiser: More than half the inmates at Erlestoke are on indetminate sentences

12:34pm Tuesday 26th August 2014

The Ministry of Justice has been fined £180,000 by the data watchdog for serious failings in the way prisons have been handling information relating to inmates, victims and visitors after the loss of a back-up hard drive at HMP Erlestoke Prison.

Home Secretary praises Wiltshire Police for 'Stop and Search' reforms

Swindon Advertiser: Home Secretary Theresa May

5:34pm Tuesday 26th August 2014

Wiltshire Police has launched two key elements of the Best Use of Stop and Search scheme, Home Secretary Theresa May said today.

Former burglar is cleared of thefts

Swindon Advertiser: Swindon Magistrates Court

5:30am Tuesday 26th August 2014

A MAN who “confessed” to burgling a house in the dead of night has been cleared of any wrongdoing after a jury believed the police misunderstood him.

Driver unhurt as car rolls on to its roof

Swindon Advertiser:

5:30am Tuesday 26th August 2014

A Woman driver had a lucky escape when her overturned yesterday morning.

Video: Ice Bucket Challenge: Wiltshire Police’s Chief Constable drenched

Swindon Advertiser:

4:03pm Tuesday 26th August 2014

Wiltshire Police’s Chief Constable Pat Geenty has taken part in the Ice Bucket Challenge to raise money for the Motor Neurone Disease Association and UK COPs.

Robbery charge teen sent to youth court

Swindon Advertiser: Swindon Crown Court

5:30am Tuesday 26th August 2014

A TEENAGER who is accused of trying to rob three people in what has come to be known as ‘mugger’s alley’ has had his case sent back to the youth court.

Area defaced by graffiti rampage

Swindon Advertiser:

5:30am Tuesday 26th August 2014

THE INK had barely dried on the agreement for the sale of Regent Circus before the building was tagged in a spate of graffiti over the weekend.

Deaf urged to help research

Swindon Advertiser:

5:30am Tuesday 26th August 2014

THE CHARITY Action on Hearing Loss (formerly RNID) is inviting people in Swindon who are deaf or have hearing loss or tinnitus to join the charity’s research panel and help influence its work.

Travellers are shifted from park

Swindon Advertiser:

5:30am Tuesday 26th August 2014

THE Lydiard Park travellers have been moved on a matter of days after setting up camp at the West Swindon beauty spot.

App assists the meningitis battle

Swindon Advertiser: Meningitis Now (6675927)

5:30am Tuesday 26th August 2014

NATIONAL charity Meningitis Now is issuing a warning to Swindon parents as children start back at school for the new term.

Giant blanket brings family some comfort

Swindon Advertiser:

5:30am Tuesday 26th August 2014

AS Victoria Stockman was rushed into A&E with burns which would ultimately claim her life last May, her auntie Jane Young was fighting a heart attack on the same ward, by her side.

Plans put forward for new waste site

Swindon Advertiser: Swindon schoolchildren’s details safe on database, claims council

5:30am Tuesday 26th August 2014

AN APPLICATION has been put forward to build a waste depot on land close to the Kendrick Industrial Estate near Rodbourne Cheney.

Town in line for all-hours post office

Swindon Advertiser:

5:30am Tuesday 26th August 2014

THE Post Office is proposing to move Highworth Post Office to create an open-plan main branch, with extended opening hours for customers.

Sheds raided at allotments

Swindon Advertiser:

5:30am Tuesday 26th August 2014

MORE than a dozen sheds off Wheeler Avenue were broken into overnight on Monday as vandals tore doors off and ransacked storage areas around the local allotments.

Getting Christmas wrapped up early

Swindon Advertiser:

5:30am Tuesday 26th August 2014

WITH less than four months until Christmas, plans are well underway to make sure the town centre gets into the festive spirit.

Fete puts on a great show

Swindon Advertiser:

5:30am Tuesday 26th August 2014

SHRIVENHAM village fete went off in style at the weekend with entertainment for all the family.

Travellers move just down road

Swindon Advertiser:

5:33pm Tuesday 26th August 2014

THE travellers who set up camp at Lydiard Park at the weekend have moved on to another local beauty spot Shaw Forest Park.

A little Extra help for breast cancer

Swindon Advertiser:

5:23pm Tuesday 26th August 2014

A FUNDRAISING drive to offer pioneering treatment to women with breast cancer in Swindon has received a cash boost from Tesco Extra in Ocotal Way.

App assists the meningitis battle

10:25am Tuesday 26th August 2014

NATIONAL charity Meningitis Now is issuing a warning to Swindon parents as children start back at school for the new term.

Caring about Christmas

Swindon Advertiser:

10:10am Tuesday 26th August 2014

TOWN CENTRE: Staff at the Brunel Centre are giving a boost to Christmas Care with a pop-up shop. The shop will open in the centre on Saturday and Sunday and Christmas Care will receive the entire takings for the two days of trading. Members of The Brunel’s management team, who are giving up their free time to support the charity, will staff it.

Robbery charge teen sent to youth court

Swindon Advertiser:

10:09am Tuesday 26th August 2014

A TEENAGER who is accused of trying to rob three people in what has come to be known as ‘mugger’s alley’ has had his case sent back to the youth court.

Dad hopes for pots of cash after 24-hour snooker

10:02am Tuesday 26th August 2014

A 24-hour snookerthon is being held this week to raise money for a robot which could help a little boy with autism speak.

Travellers set up camp at Lydiard Park

Swindon Advertiser:

5:00am Monday 25th August 2014

TRAVELLERS have moved into the grounds of Lydiard Park – and could stay for a c ouple of weeks.

Skurray's staff brave the ice bucket challenge

Swindon Advertiser:

5:00am Monday 25th August 2014

A CRAZE taking social media by storm to raise awareness of Motor Neurone Disease has arrived in Swindon.

Man tows 10-tonne truck for a very good cause

Swindon Advertiser:

5:00am Monday 25th August 2014

TEN TONNES of truck inched forward on Saturday as South-African businessman Don Bryden staggered to the finish line to raise money to stop rhino poaching in his native land.

Nurse in text scandal with sex offender

5:00am Monday 25th August 2014

PSYCHIATRIC nurse Dawn Spatharakis has avoided being struck off despite admitting forming an inappropriate sexual relationship with a sex offender.

Poisonous flower discovered in park

Swindon Advertiser:

5:00am Monday 25th August 2014

POTENTIALLY poisonous flowers have been removed from Royal Wootton Bassett after being mistakenly planted by a group of Brownies.

Housing scheme ‘a recipe for chaos’

Swindon Advertiser:

5:00am Monday 25th August 2014

MORE details on a controversial housing development at the former Headlands School site have been released.

White Horse brightened up by volunteers

Swindon Advertiser:

5:00am Monday 25th August 2014

ONE of the most iconic landmarks in the region was yesterday given a makeover with help from eager members of the public.

Cancer cash rolls in as cyclists roll out

Swindon Advertiser:

5:00am Monday 25th August 2014

LE Tour de Boswell passed without a hitch as three brothers were joined by family, friends and staff in a cycle odyssey around their 15 branches in support of the Pancreatic Cancer Research Fund.

Gardener turning the grey to green

Swindon Advertiser:

5:00am Monday 25th August 2014

ASKED his advice to communities trying to prevent green spaces from being built on, Steve Thompson’s reply is instant. “Come up with an alternative plan.

Allotment plan reaches fruition

Swindon Advertiser:

5:00am Monday 25th August 2014

AFTER months of effort by locals, work on the Nythe Allotments began in earnest at the weekend.

Bank holiday fun for all the family

Swindon Advertiser:

5:00am Monday 25th August 2014

IT WAS a weekend of fun for the family as several pubs across the town held special events to raise money for charity.

Travellers set up camp in Lydiard Park grounds

Swindon Advertiser: Image from PictureGalleryModule_ID:3118014

6:13pm Saturday 23rd August 2014

TRAVELLERS have moved into the grounds of Lydiard Park while they attend a family funeral in the area and have been prompting a number of complaints.



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