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Applause greets new Wiltshire Air Ambulance

Swindon Advertiser:

5:00pm Friday 24th October 2014

Patients rescued by Wiltshire Air Ambulance were reunited with the crew members who saved them at the unveiling of its new helicopter today.

Firefighters announce strike action during weekend of firework displays

Swindon Advertiser: Firefighters from Drove fire station in Swindon started their fourth strike at 10am yesterday morning

3:38pm Friday 24th October 2014

THE FIRE Brigades Union has announced they will be taking four days of strike action next weekend - which coincides with a number of firework displays in the town. 

Town Gardens attacker admits second serious assault

Swindon Advertiser:

1:31pm Friday 24th October 2014

DZUNG Nguyen has admitted two serious attacks after being hunted by police to the Hoxton area of London when he went on the run.

Appeal following two shoplifting incidents in two days at the same Swindon store

Swindon Advertiser:

1:04pm Friday 24th October 2014

POLICE in Swindon are appealing for help indentifying two men following two separate incidents of shoplifting from the same shop.

THE LIST: 10 things to do in and around Swindon this weekend (Oct 25&26)

Swindon Advertiser: Swindon Beer Festival organsier Hans Hoffbauer prepares the kegs for the event

8:00am Friday 24th 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.

Police at M4 junction as part of national operation tackling organised crime

Swindon Advertiser: Trio jailed for fraud to tune of £800,000

11:19am Friday 24th October 2014

WILTSHIRE Police officers are currently at junction 15 of the M4 as part of a national operation.

Brakes are put on free parking bid

Swindon Advertiser:

5:00am Friday 24th October 2014

THE introduction of free parking in Old Town is unlikely due to the impact it would have on the public purse, council leaders have said.

Actress Liz dazzles at centre premiere

Swindon Advertiser:

5:00am Friday 24th October 2014

ACTRESS and model Liz Hurley brought a touch of glamour to the grand opening of the first-of-its-kind respite centre in the town centre yesterday.

Local NSPCC members back closing legal loopholes

Swindon Advertiser:

5:00am Friday 24th October 2014

THE NSPCC is today launching its Flaw in the Law campaign to make it a crime for an adult to send a child a sexual message.

Road masterplan is in the pipeline

Swindon Advertiser:

6:00am Friday 24th October 2014

PREVIOUS plans to give a facelift to Commercial Road, the focus of the Adver’s Don’t Top 20 campaign, stalled after costings of ambitious plans ran into millions, but redevelopment is set to take place.

£2.9m predicted deficit at GWH trust

Swindon Advertiser: The Great Western Hospital

5:00am Friday 24th October 2014

A PREDICTED £2.9m deficit at the Great Western Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust has sparked an investigation by the financial watchdog.

Sahara walk helps friends cement their hospice bond

Swindon Advertiser:

6:00am Friday 24th October 2014

THEY waded through a sandstorm, unpredictable terrain in 44C heat and fought off swarms of flies, but no amount of difficulty could have deterred Hannah Soutar and Dani Moreton as they crossed the Sahara desert for Prospect Hospice.

Dancers get into the swing of fundraising

Swindon Advertiser:

5:00am Friday 24th October 2014

TANWOOD School proudly presented Prospect Hospice with £982 on Wednesday as part of the 160 Appeal.

Finding our feet is a big struggle

Swindon Advertiser:

5:00am Friday 24th October 2014

WE were under no illusion the going would be easy when we signed up to Prospect’s Let’s Dance challenge.

Photobomb crowned word of the year

Swindon Advertiser:

8:10am Friday 24th October 2014

PHOTOBOMB has been crowned the word of the year by by Collins English Dictionary - but which one is the best?

Mum’s bid for killer justice gaining pace

Swindon Advertiser:

6:00am Friday 24th October 2014

THE final drive to change Police And Criminal Evidence Act (PACE) guidelines has begun for the mother of murdered Becky Godden-Edwards.

Campaign for Hindu temple

Swindon Advertiser:

5:00am Friday 24th October 2014

HINDUS are campaigning to build a temple and cultural centre to serve more than 10,000 Swindon residents who are members of the faith.

Vandals snap trees at Penhill shared orchard

Swindon Advertiser:

5:30am Friday 24th October 2014

PENHILL residents have been left saddened after vandals uprooted and snapped some of the young trees in a community orchard.

Press send for three days of Halloween horror

Swindon Advertiser:

5:30am Friday 24th October 2014

Swindon Museum Of Computing will host three days of spine-chilling events in the run-up to Halloween.

Take care is the call as winter gets close

Swindon Advertiser:

WITH winter now on the way, the public are being reminded to be extra cautious as the nights grow longer and colder.

Diwali in the spotlight at Phoenix Theatre

Swindon Advertiser:

5:30am Friday 24th October 2014

THE Phoenix Theatre at New College will be lit up with a showcase of South Indian music and dance in a special Diwali celebration.

Police appeal for help to find missing teen

Swindon Advertiser:

3:34pm Friday 24th October 2014

WILTSHIRE Police have extended an appeal from Avon and Somerset Police to find a missing teenager who has links to Trowbridge.

Raw food eaterie is healthy town ‘first’

Swindon Advertiser:

5:30am Friday 24th October 2014

HEALTHY food fans can look forward to welcoming Swindon’s first raw food restaurant, after juice bar The Core successfully crowdfunded the cash to pay for it.

160 YEARS: I Love Swindon

Swindon Advertiser:

7:00am Friday 24th October 2014

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

Good Samaritan's dying words were 'I love you'

Swindon Advertiser:

5:40am Friday 24th October 2014

A FORMER Samaritan and charity shop manager who put caring for others at the centre of her life has died, aged 71.

Breaking Bad toys banned by stores

Swindon Advertiser:

5:30am Friday 24th October 2014

TOY fans in Swindon will not be able to get their hands on controversial action figures from the TV show Breaking Bad after two big names confirmed they would not be stocking them.

'There is no hiding place' police warn sex offenders

Swindon Advertiser:

5:30am Friday 24th October 2014

ENCOURAGING children, hotels and transport firms to engage with police is crucial in the fight against sexual exploitation, according to the strategic lead for an operation targeting the crime this week.

Former martial arts teacher jailed for abusing young boy

Swindon Advertiser:

12:26pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

A FORMER martial arts instructor who repeatedly sexually abused a young boy in Swindon has been jailed.

£10k donation for pregnant partner

Swindon Advertiser:

5:30am Thursday 23rd October 2014

ANONYMOUS donors have astounded fundraisers in memory of biker Mikkie Mahon with a huge £10,000 gift to his partner and unborn baby.

Missing man returns home safe and well

Swindon Advertiser:

10:15am Thursday 23rd October 2014

A MAN who went missing in Swindon on Monday has returned home safe and well.

Handbag ‘amnesty’ aims to raise cash for cancer appeal

Swindon Advertiser:

5:30am Thursday 23rd October 2014

ALMOST every woman has a dozen handbags piled up in the bottom of their wardrobes collecting dust.

Pavement parkers set for clampdown

Swindon Advertiser:

5:30am Thursday 23rd October 2014

ILLEGAL parking on Commercial Road will be targeted with joint patrols over coming weeks as officers clamp down on street parking.

Protest fails to halt children's centre cuts

Swindon Advertiser:

5:30am Thursday 23rd October 2014

DOZENS of protesters gathered outside the council offices last night in the hope of changing council leaders’ minds over the closure of seven children’s centres.

Six on child sex charges

Swindon Advertiser: Andrew Carr, the new police superintendent for Swindon

5:30am Thursday 23rd October 2014

A 20-year-old man in York Road arrested for possession of indecent images of children was one of six warrants conducted during a day of action to tackle child sexual exploitation.

Bankers forego splashing cash for daubing paint

Swindon Advertiser:

5:30am Thursday 23rd October 2014

STAFF from TSB traded bundles of cash for brushes and paint when they spent a day at Swindon Dance giving a kitchen a much-needed makeover.

St Bartholomew's School becomes an academy

Swindon Advertiser:

5:20am Thursday 23rd October 2014

A ROYAL Wootton Bassett Primary School has re-opened as an academy in the Diocese of Salisbury Academy Trust.

Help villages solve a weighty issue

Swindon Advertiser:

5:30am Thursday 23rd October 2014

VOLUNTEERS are being sought to help enforce lorry weight restrictions in outlying villages after residents became alarmed at increasing numbers of HGVs flouting the limits.

Raindrops Nursery told to improve by inspector

Swindon Advertiser:

5:30am Thursday 23rd October 2014

POOR teaching, ineffective leadership and a risk to children’s safety are just some of the damning judgements made on Raindrops Nursery in its latest Ofsted report.

Take the test, diabetic patients told

Swindon Advertiser:

5:30am Thursday 23rd October 2014

MORE than four out of 10 people with diabetes in Swindon are not receiving essential health checks to help them avoid serious complications of the condition.

Volunteers praised for work in the community

Swindon Advertiser:

5:30am Thursday 23rd October 2014

ST BARTHOLOMEW’S and All Saints Church was packed with residents and dignitaries to celebrate the contribution made by volunteers to the community.

Dancers in spotlight for royal studio visit

Swindon Advertiser:

5:30am Thursday 23rd October 2014

The Duke of Kent will be the special guest at Swindon Dance next week.

Swindon youngsters on the breadline says shocking report

Swindon Advertiser:

5:30am Thursday 23rd October 2014

IN SOME areas of Swindon, almost 40 per cent of children are living in poverty, according to a shocking new report.

Homebase stores wait to hear fate

Swindon Advertiser:

5:30am Thursday 23rd October 2014

THE future of three branches of Homebase in Swindon remains unclear after the company announced it was to close a quarter of its 323 stores.

Helping to trace wartime ancestors

Swindon Advertiser:

5:30am Thursday 23rd October 2014

AN INFORMATIVE talk on how to research your First World War ancestors online was held at the Central Library yesterday.

Arkells' special toast to fallen heroes

Swindon Advertiser:

5:30am Thursday 23rd October 2014

BEER lovers can toast the memory of fallen service men and women with a beer brewed in their honour.

Bus men prove just the ticket

Swindon Advertiser:

5:30am Thursday 23rd October 2014

BUS travel may not always be seen as first-class, but the service provided by two drivers in Swindon is exactly that, according to their passengers.

160 YEARS: I Love Swindon

Swindon Advertiser:

4:23pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

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

Police seek help to find missing man

Swindon Advertiser:

5:30am Thursday 23rd October 2014

A MAN who has gone missing from his home in Shropshire and travelled to the Swindon area is being sought by police who are concerned for his welfare.

Marrakech party planners to share cash with charity

Swindon Advertiser:

5:30am Thursday 23rd October 2014

PARTY planners have pledged up to £10,000 to the Adver’s 160 Appeal from funds raised at their festive casino at Lydiard Park.

Rotary Club promises you will have a ball

Swindon Advertiser:

5:30am Thursday 23rd October 2014

HAVE you got a charitable project planned and need a cash boost to help you achieve it?



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