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Racers taking part in a previous Pretty Muddy event

Women set for Pretty Muddy way to raise cash for Cancer Research UK

Residents from Upham Road who are upset about plans to build new football facilities with a bar at Churchfields Academy

Residents protest against plans for school football facilities to include bar

Frankie O’Dwyer, 15, has been banned from the town centre after a series of offences and abusive behaviour

Baby-faced teen tearaway banned from town centre

Swindon Crown Court

Held: Man, 32, accused of hotel burglaries

PCSO Beth Norman at the launch of the police messaging service. Picture by Thomas Kelsey

Helping get the message across on crime in community

If you don't want to end up in an ambulance don't take legal highs, police warn

Legal highs can put you in an ambulance, police warn...

Sir Edward Heath at his Salisbury home

Fifth police force receives sex abuse allegations against Sir Edward Heath

August 5: Weather and Traffic

August 5: Weather and Traffic

Michael Praed and Noel Sullivan during the Ruprecht sequence in Dirty Rotten Scoundrels The Musical

Review: Dirty Rotten Scoundrels The Musical, New Theatre, Oxford

Early Seventies festival favourites Hawkwind were among the main acts to perform at Watchfield

Barry Leighton remembers a free festival of booze, boobs and a fair few bobbies

Thames Hall Field during recent floods

Cricklade better able to cope with bad weather after funds boost

Laura Bellis with Misty

Purr-fect ending as stabbed cat gets loving home

Josh Jones, from Blunsdon, who fell to his death from an office block in London

Tributes to man who died after office plunge

The Debra charity shop in Victoria Road was damaged in the incident

Van smashes through charity shop window in Old Town

Steve Bell is doing a charity bike ride from Bournemouth to Swindon in aid of Ronald McDonald House which helped his son when he was seriously ill. From left, David Gower, Abigail Bell, Steve Bell, Jacob Bell and Paul Hughes

Father raises charity cash with epic cycle after son’s life-saving surgery

Royly Da Silva

Festival caterer bought raw meat from pet food supplier and stored food in 'disgraceful' condition

Councillor Derique Montaut

Councillors in row over furniture project debts

The borough council has an ambition to have every home in Swindon powered using renewable energy by 2020, with solar making up a large portion

Solar scheme will go ahead despite subsidy cuts

An example of Julian Beever’s eye-catching street art. Julian will be creating a specially commissioned version of his optical illusion art in Swindon town centre later this month

Top artist to create amazing 3D illusion on town street

The white-letter hairstreak butterfly

At-risk butterfly found in woodland

Wiltshire Police chief constable Mike Veale

Rural crime crackdown sees cost to county fall by more than £100,000

Police are investigating an assault on two men at in the smoking area at the rear of the Lava Lounge

Police investigate assault on two men at rear of Lava Lounge

The cost of filling up an average diesel car has dropped by £3 in a month

Cost of filling up average diesel car falls £3 in a month

Don't be fooled by phone scam, say police

Don't be fooled by phone scam, say police

Police are trying to trace a Good Samaritan who broke up a fight in Cricklade between two men

Police seek Good Samaritan who broke up a fight

Residents in the Purton area may face some disruption while essential structural and resurfacing work takes place on Watkins Corner

Traffic disruption in Purton as structural and resurfacing work takes place

The Marsh Farm Hotel in Royal Wootton Bassett has been sold for £1.8 million

Landmark Royal Wootton Bassett hotel sold for £1.8m

Work is to be carried our around Cricklade from August 10-19

Expect delays while roadworks carried out around Cricklade

Janine Woodcock

Janine strengthens Business West board

Have a wild night outdoors to reconnect children with nature, says RSPB

Have a wild night outdoors to reconnect children with nature, says RSPB

Travel and weather update: Tuesday, August 4

Travel and weather update: Tuesday, August 4

The perfect place to read your favourite newspaper - the Debenhams cafe. This picture was taken in 1997

REWIND: Down the years with Debenhams in pictures

Graham Carter - the voice of age and experience

OPINION: Pack up your troubles but don't take them on the plane

General Elliot Roosevelt and his wife Patricia at their home near Brinkworth.

REWIND: Remember you’re a Roosevelt

Wendy Stevens pictured in The Adver in 1974

REWIND And the beat goes on

Pupils have best days of their lives at Colebrook School

SCHOOL FOCUS: Children are at the heart of Colebrook culture

Barrie Hudson column: How to drive more nurses to the NHS

Barrie Hudson column: How to drive more nurses to the NHS

Motorbikes escorted Gina Musselwhite’s coffin to her funeral yesterday

Sea of pink at funeral of much-loved mother-of-six

Forces are scaling back and seeking 'strategic alliances' as a result of budget cuts

Police forces move to work together as cutbacks start to bite

Protesters campaigning against a housing development near Lydiard Park include MP James Gray, Coun Mollie Groom and MP Robert Bucklan

Roman artefacts unearthed at site earmarked for housing development

Bishop of Swindon Lee Rayfield, pictured with Brighter Futures’ community and events fundraiser Chloe Thomas, set for his 70-mile charity cycle

Cancer-surviving bishop to cycle 70 miles for radiotherapy unit campaign

Tracey Wysocka, pictured with greyhound Monty and pals, organised a 12-hour charity walk to remember the cherished pooch – raising £3,395 for Greyhound Rescue West of England

Walk in memory of much-missed greyhound Monty collared over £3k

Medics James Yates and Pete Sadler, brewer Josh Clayson, Nicole Beebee, Callum and Mike Bayliss, doctors Louise Webster and Tom James

Enjoy guilt-free pint to keep air ambulance flying

The British Transport Police officers who operate out of Swindon

Transport police move in to new post at train station

Sir Edward Heath

Calls made to Wiltshire Police and NSPCC after appeal over Sir Edward Heath sex abuse claims

Sainsbury’s employees Sue Nobbs and Trish Carter wearing the Brighter Futures T-shirts for sale at the Stratton store’s fundraising event at the weekend

Store launches fundraisers for radiotherapy unit campaign

Lack of sunshine is putting Britons at risk of vitamin D deficiency

Gloomy outlook as lack of sunny spells puts Britons at risk of vitamin deficiency

Hannah Golding, a former Miss Swindon and the current Face of the Globe of England, wants to raise £10,000 for charity this summer

Beauty queen sets herself a charity goal of £10,000

It’s party time for the Wales and West Utilities team, who have celebrated a successful 10 years

Staff mark gas company’s decade of local investment

Lee Averies

Averies brothers deny environmental charges over waste sites' blazes

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