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THE LIST: 10 things to do in and around Swindon this weekend (Nov 1&2 edition)

Swindon Advertiser:

8:00am Friday 31st October 2014

AS another weekend beckons we bring you the latest in our regular weekly slot giving you 10 things to do in and around Swindon.

Insurer pays £4m over brain injury

Swindon Advertiser:

5:00am Friday 31st October 2014

AFTER suffering a serious brain injury in a head-on collision, Paul Vallance has received a £4 million High Court settlement following an eight-year legal battle for justice.

Fair hopes for a record turn-out

Swindon Advertiser:

5:30am Friday 31st October 2014

THE fledgling Swindon Record and CD Fair aims to hit the right notes when it returns on Saturday.

Town aims to lead PM’s green drive

Swindon Advertiser:

5:30am Friday 31st October 2014

PRIME Minister David Cameron has let it be known that he wants the UK to be at the forefront of the European hydrogen revolution for the vehicles of the future.

Town aims to lead PM’s green drive

Swindon Advertiser:

5:00am Friday 31st October 2014

PRIME Minister David Cameron has let it be known that he wants the UK to be at the forefront of the European hydrogen revolution for the vehicles of the future.

Firefighters get ready to walk out again

Swindon Advertiser:

5:00am Friday 31st October 2014

THE Fire Brigades’ Union don’t believe the latest round of strikes will put public safety at risk during a weekend of fireworks events across Swindon.

Family backs move to ban legal highs

Swindon Advertiser:

5:30am Friday 31st October 2014

THE FAMILY of a man killed after taking a legal high last summer has welcomed calls for a blanket ban on all brain-altering drugs.

New organisers rebuilding Remembrance event

Swindon Advertiser:

5:30am Friday 31st October 2014

TICKETS to a special festival to commemorate the ultimate sacrifice paid by soldiers in the First World War has sold out, days before it is set to take place.

Help Prospect appeal at party

Swindon Advertiser:

5:00am Friday 31st October 2014

WITH already three sold-out events, partygoers are being urged to book their tickets for one of Best Parties Ever’s Arabian-themed nights in Lydiard Park before it is too late.

Darting closer to magic total

Swindon Advertiser:

5:00am Friday 31st October 2014

AN adventurous mum is edging closer to her dream of cycling across North Indian for Prospect, with nearly £280 collected at a darts contest.

Sign up for Prospect fire walk

Swindon Advertiser:

5:00am Friday 31st October 2014

PROSPECT Hospice will host its second annual Fire and Glass Walk on November 2 and staff are daring fundraisers to sign up.

Reporter hits the road... non-stop for 24 hours

Swindon Advertiser:

5:00am Friday 31st October 2014

TODAY was D-day for Adver reporter Liz Mackley and fitness guru Ronny Terry as they set off on a 24-hour non-stop walk for the 160 Appeal after weeks of intensive training.

Running in memory of Becky

Swindon Advertiser:

5:00am Friday 31st October 2014

NEWS of the sudden death of her friend came as a crushing blow but filled Suzi Carthy with renewed determination to complete the Oxford Half Marathon in her memory.

Naughty Will hits a century

Swindon Advertiser:

5:30am Friday 31st October 2014

CENTENARIAN William Collis was honoured to receive a card from the Queen as he celebrated his special birthday at Park View Nursing Home.

TV show sees Swindon Town chased for debt

Swindon Advertiser:

6:00am Friday 31st October 2014

SWINDON Town claim they have moved on from an incident which saw staff chased around the County Ground over a debt.

Pop in for a pop-up tour of olde towne

Swindon Advertiser:

5:30am Friday 31st October 2014

A modern method is being used to showcase the past during an exhibition which runs until tomorrow.

Halloween party will raise cash for charity

Swindon Advertiser:

5:00am Friday 31st October 2014

THRILLS, chills and shocks await those who attend the Swindon Screams Halloween party this evening.

160 YEARS: I Love Swindon

Swindon Advertiser:

7:00am Friday 31st October 2014

As we continue to celebrate the Adver’s 160th anniversary we are pleased to present 160 reasons why we love Swindon.

Report critical of Isambard School’s finances

Swindon Advertiser:

5:30am Thursday 30th October 2014

THE financial management of Isambard School has been slammed in a council report revealing a number of serious failings.

Sex case sentencing delayed after defendant suffers stroke

Swindon Advertiser: Lee Page pleaded not guilty at Swindon Crown

1:24pm Thursday 30th October 2014

A JUDGE has put off passing sentence on a pensioner who sexually abused a child in Swindon in the early 1960s after hearing he has had a major stroke.

Cyclist injured after altercation with driver

Swindon Advertiser:

10:51am Thursday 30th October 2014

A CYCLIST was left with nose injuries after an incident in Royal Wootton Bassett.

Town waits to see effect of Lloyds bank cuts

Swindon Advertiser:

5:30am Thursday 30th October 2014

LLOYDS Banking Group has not confirmed how planned job cuts will affect Swindon.

Ashleigh and Pudsey will be dazzling at the big switch-on

Swindon Advertiser:

5:30am Thursday 30th October 2014

TOWN centre managers will show Swindon’s got talent too when TV sensations Ashleigh and Pudsey dazzle crowds at this year’s Christmas lights switch-on event.

Cleaning team sweeps in

Swindon Advertiser:

5:30am Thursday 30th October 2014

MAYOR Teresa Page was on hand to spruce up the new home of a business in Swindon this week.

Bridge closure will hit bus passengers

Swindon Advertiser:

5:30am Thursday 30th October 2014

IMPROVEMENTS to Swindon’s rail service will leave some of the town’s bus users facing five months of disruption.

Rotary Club gets gong for longtime Help for Heroes

Swindon Advertiser:

5:30am Thursday 30th October 2014

THE Rotary Club of Royal Wootton Bassett Town has received a medal in recognition of the fundraising efforts they have made for Help For Heroes over the years.

150-year-old pub building gets go ahead for bedrooms

Swindon Advertiser:

5:30am Thursday 30th October 2014

A 150-YEAR-OLD outbuilding at the The Mailcoach pub has been saved from demolition and will become a bed & breakfast.

Safety debate set over Regent Circus road crossing

Swindon Advertiser:

5:30am Thursday 30th October 2014

INVESTIGATIONS into the safety of a controversial shared-space crossing at Regent Circus are now scheduled to take place next week.

We’re lovin’ it, say McDonald’s visitors

Swindon Advertiser:

5:30am Thursday 30th October 2014

THE new McDonald’s in Bridgemead opened its doors an hour ahead of schedule yesterday.

Firm wins top vets training contract

Swindon Advertiser:

5:30am Thursday 30th October 2014

VET trainer Improve Interna-tional has fought off national competition to win a major Government contract which will generate new jobs and visitors for Swindon.

Fans dig deep in memory of physio

Swindon Advertiser:

5:30am Thursday 30th October 2014

SWINDON Town fans donated £2,338 in memory of former physio Kevin Morris at an event commemorating him 20 years after his death.

Cricklade community cinema group recognised in national awards

Swindon Advertiser:

5:30am Thursday 30th October 2014

A COMMUNITY cinema group is celebrating after being recognised in a national award scheme.

Fans help ensure Thunderbirds puppets are go for new TV series

Swindon Advertiser:

5:30am Thursday 30th October 2014

THREE days remain for Gerry Anderson’s legion of fans to put money behind the Thunderbirds creator’s latest sci-fi puppet concept.

Man jailed for street stabbing

Swindon Advertiser:

5:30am Thursday 30th October 2014

A MAN who stabbed a 50-year-old former bouncer outside a town centre nightspot has been jailed for four years.

Christmas Care charity in appeal to help homeless

Swindon Advertiser:

5:30am Thursday 30th October 2014

HOMELESS Shelter Christmas Care is set to return for another year to provide some of the town’s most vulnerable people with somewhere warm to spend the festive season.

‘Give to help halt Ebola’ urges campaigner

Swindon Advertiser:

5:30am Thursday 30th October 2014

SWINDON charity Future In Our Hands is appealing for help to raise vital funds to stem the spread of the Ebola virus across the world.

Cancer drive hits the road

Swindon Advertiser:

5:13pm Thursday 30th October 2014

LAWYER David Harper is preparing to run the New York Marathon just four months after being treated for testicular cancer.

160 YEARS: I Love Swindon

Swindon Advertiser:

6:00am Thursday 30th October 2014

As we continue to celebrate the Adver’s 160th anniversary we are pleased to present 160 reasons why we love Swindon.

Wedding anniversary couple have fun on a bicycle for two

Swindon Advertiser:

5:30am Thursday 30th October 2014

A CARRIAGE might be out of reach, but Deb and Nick Tremblin will be looking sweet on a bicycle made for two on their wedding anniversary this weekend.

Openwork donates to Swindon childhood bereavement charity Winston's Wish

Swindon Advertiser:

5:30am Thursday 30th October 2014

FINANCIAL advice network Openwork donated toys and games worth more than £1,000 to childhood bereavement charity Winston’s Wish.

Fire service merger 'only way to avoid frontline cuts'

Swindon Advertiser:

11:52am Wednesday 29th October 2014

POLL: A merger between Wiltshire and Dorset Fire Services is the only way to avoid major frontline cuts, according to a new report.

Rail delays after death on line between Bristol and Bath

Swindon Advertiser: £1.2m to prevent rail suicide delays on Brighton to London line

7:57am Wednesday 29th October 2014

RAIL users are still facing some delays after a person was hit by a train between Bristol Temple Meads and Bath Spa.

Shops set up food banks to provide for needy

Swindon Advertiser: Some of the items needed by food banks (2842348)

5:30am Wednesday 29th October 2014

FOOD banks have been installed at Swindon stores to make it easier for people to donate the much-needed goods.

Former council boss bows out of politics

Swindon Advertiser:

5:30am Wednesday 29th October 2014

FORMER Swindon Borough Council leader Roderick Bluh has announced he will be stepping down next year.

Bumper crop of strawberries thanks to long, hot summer

Swindon Advertiser:

5:36pm Wednesday 29th October 2014

LOTMEAD Farm has enjoyed the sweet taste of success after the warm weather and long summer brought a large increase in strawberry crops growing during 2014.

Pay tribute on the poppy trail

Swindon Advertiser:

5:30am Wednesday 29th October 2014

WROUGHTON is installing a First World War centenary commemoration that will stand as a legacy for future generations with a very special kind of poppy trail.

Meerkats revel in pumpkin party at Cotswold Wildlife Park

Swindon Advertiser:

5:30am Wednesday 29th October 2014

YOUNG people aren’t the only ones enjoying the Halloween period – staff at a wildlife park have been playing some tricks with treats on some cute inhabitants.

Teen in court for sex with girl, 14

Swindon Advertiser: Swindon Crown Court

5:30am Wednesday 29th October 2014

A TEENAGE baker who had sex with a 14-year-old girl he contacted on Facebook told police he thought the age of consent didn't count ‘if they were a little younger’.

Bailiffs seen on TV chasing Swindon Town debt

Swindon Advertiser:

5:30am Wednesday 29th October 2014

BAILIFFS chased Swindon Town officials around the County Ground for a £16,000 debt at the height of the club’s power struggle this summer – and it’s on television tonight.

Woman hit by Volkswagen in Groundwell Road

Swindon Advertiser:

5:30am Wednesday 29th October 2014

A WOMAN was injured following a collision with a car yesterday afternoon.



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