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Event builds on a very Brickish tradition

Swindon Advertiser:

5:30am Tuesday 30th September 2014

CHARACTERS from Star Wars, Ghostbusters and Despicable Me will help bring the Great Western Brick Show to life at the STEAM Museum this weekend.

Police appeal after biker dies in crash

Swindon Advertiser: Health secretary Jeremy Hunt has given the go ahead for Great Western Ambulance Service and South Western Ambulance Service Foundation Trust to merge

5:30am Tuesday 30th September 2014

POLICE are investigating a crash in Gloucestershire which claimed the life of a 28-year-old Swindon man on Sunday morning.

Alissa’s setting up shop for sake of the animals

Swindon Advertiser:

5:30am Tuesday 30th September 2014

LITTLE Alissa Palmer proved that nothing will stand in the way of her support for Bath Cats and Dogs Home – especially not Asperger’s Syndrome – after hosting her latest fundraiser.

Pots intended to create a good impression

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

5:30am Tuesday 30th September 2014

GIANT plant pots along Clive Parade in Pinehurst were needed to improve visitors’ first impressions of Swindon, according to Swindon Council, which has defended the investment.

Shocking video drives home safety message

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

5:30am Tuesday 30th September 2014

OVER 2,800 students from across the Swindon area are currently experiencing a hard-hitting road safety presentation.

Son finally fit to be tried for murder

Swindon Advertiser:

5:30am Tuesday 30th September 2014

DOUBLE murder suspect Timothy Crook will appear in court today charged with the murder of his elderly parents more than seven years ago.

Horse training session goes beyond words

Swindon Advertiser:

5:30am Tuesday 30th September 2014

PEOPLE from a range of backgrounds took part in a special taster session showcasing how horses can help people understand non-verbal communication.

Gun trio threatened teenager, court told

Swindon Advertiser: A BB gun can be hard to tell from the real thing

5:30am Tuesday 30th September 2014

A TEENAGER who suffers from Aspergers Syndrome was robbbed of £350 by three ‘bullies’ after one of them threatened him with a powerful BB gun, a jury was told today.

Appeal aimed at dementia friends

Swindon Advertiser: The walk formed part of the Alzheimer’s Society Memory Walk initiative.

5:30am Tuesday 30th September 2014

NHS Property Services is joining forces with Public Health England and the Alzheimer’s Society in a national campaign for a more dementia-friendly society.

A personal service for cancer patients

Swindon Advertiser:

5:30am Tuesday 30th September 2014

CANCER patients can now receive their chemotherapy treatment from a special mobile unit after a donation from the charity Hope for Tomorrow.

Small nursery plan for run-down site

Swindon Advertiser:

5:30am Tuesday 30th September 2014

A DILAPIDATED nursery building could soon be brought back into use after yet another application was made by the building’s owners.

£97k to help ex-Forces personnel

Swindon Advertiser:

5:30am Tuesday 30th September 2014

THE Forces in Mind Trust (FiMT), established to help ex-Service men and women make a successful transition back to civilian life, has awarded a grant of £97,539 to Wiltshire Mind.

Bench memorial to inspirational pupil

Swindon Advertiser:

5:30am Tuesday 30th September 2014

A SCHOOL has paid a touching tribute to a young pupil who lost her battle with leukaemia earlier this year.

Bad news for teeth

Swindon Advertiser:

5:30am Tuesday 30th September 2014

AN alarming eight per cent of three-year-olds in Swindon have rotten baby teeth, it has emerged.

Put children first, say headteachers

Swindon Advertiser:

5:30am Tuesday 30th September 2014

COUNCIL leaders have been criticised by headteachers in Swin-don over proposals to close more than half of the town’s children’s centres.

Filling Station topped up by £1,700 fundraiser

Swindon Advertiser:

5:30am Tuesday 30th September 2014

THE mayor of Royal Wootton Bassett’s charity dinner helped to raise more than £1,700 for the homeless shelter The Filling Station.

Plea to trace thugs who smashed cars

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

5:30am Tuesday 30th September 2014

POLICE are appealing for witnesses after cars were damaged during a spate of criminal damage in Haydon Wick in the early hours of Sunday morning.

School funds defibrillator for whole community

Swindon Advertiser:

5:30am Tuesday 30th September 2014

AFTER months of fundraising, pupils at Noremarsh Junior School have unveiled a life-saving piece of equipment in Royal Wootton Bassett High Street.

Swindon man to appear in court charged with murdering his parents in 2007

Swindon Advertiser: Timothy Crook killed his parents

10:05am Monday 29th September 2014

A Swindon man charged with murdering his parents in 2007 will appear at court tomorrow.

Swindon motorcyclist dies in Gloucestershire crash

Swindon Advertiser:

9:16am Monday 29th September 2014

A 28-year-old motorcyclist from the Swindon area has been killed following a crash in Gloucestershire.

Simple Minds are coming to the Oasis

Swindon Advertiser:

5:00am Monday 29th September 2014

EIGHTIES rockers Simple Minds are coming to the Oasis next year.

Youngsters get to grips with building their own bikes

Swindon Advertiser:

5:00am Monday 29th September 2014

CHILDREN in Penhill are being sent home with greasy hands, oily knees and mucky clothes at weekends, and they are paying for the privilege too.

Please get behind our art gallery bid

Swindon Advertiser:

5:00am Monday 29th September 2014

EARLY indications show there is strong support for plans to relocate Swindon’s Museum and Art Gallery to a purpose-built venue in the town centre.

Mick Love's widow speaks out 10 years after his tragic murder

Swindon Advertiser:

5:00am Monday 29th September 2014

A DECADE may have passed since Mick Love was murdered but his family are still hopeful his killer will be brought to justice.

Man left in critical condition after serious assault

Swindon Advertiser: Renewed appeal for witnesses after West Norwood stabbing

1:00pm Monday 29th September 2014

THREE people have been arrested on suspicion of grievous bodily harm after a serious assault which left a 42-year-old man in a critical condition in hospital.

Siblings strike the right note in music business

Swindon Advertiser:

5:00am Monday 29th September 2014

SIBLINGS Sophie Haynes and Rob Richings are celebrating a double whammy of musical success.

Health centre set for switch

Swindon Advertiser: Coun Garry Perkins

5:00am Monday 29th September 2014

CARFAX Medical Centre will be relocating as part of the Kimmerfields development, the Adver understands.

Great-gran celebrates 100th milestone

Swindon Advertiser:

5:00am Monday 29th September 2014

A GREAT-grandmother celebrated her 100th birthday at the weekend surrounded by family and friends.

Robins star shows pedal power

Swindon Advertiser:

5:00am Monday 29th September 2014

A SPEEDWAY rider took to a different type of bike over the weekend to raise money for the hospital which provided him with life-saving treatment earlier this year.

Union members highlight Swedish legal loophole

Swindon Advertiser:

5:00am Monday 29th September 2014

UNION members dressed as Swedish pop band Abba and marched outside Wincanton’s South Marston depot in an ongoing dispute over unequal pay.

It's all about caring for everyone

Swindon Advertiser:

5:00am Monday 29th September 2014

“OUR job,” says the new vicar of Royal Wootton Bassett, “is not just to preach and teach, but to live out our faith, which is about caring for all.”

Villagers get creative to support Purton’s first scarecrow contest

Swindon Advertiser:

5:00am Monday 29th September 2014

IT took the best part of 20 years as a Purton resident, but Ali Davies and her co-organisers finally orchestrated the village’s first-ever scarecrow trail at the weekend.

Takeaway set to reopen after a year-long wait

Swindon Advertiser:

5:00am Monday 29th September 2014

HE may have missed out on more than a year’s income, but Yim Chong knew he couldn’t have his cake and eat it when The Circle’s parade was rebuilt.

You could invest in green energy

Swindon Advertiser: Dale Heenan

6:47pm Sunday 28th September 2014

SWINDON residents could soon have the chance to invest in a variety of green energy schemes as the town seeks to become more energy efficient.

We’re in the habit of producing a musical

Swindon Advertiser:

5:00am Saturday 27th September 2014

THE Wyvern Theatre and inSwindon teamed up with Sing-a-long-a Productions to offer a sing-a-long-a taster session in Wharf Green yesterday.

Family’s renewed plea to find Adam

Swindon Advertiser:

5:00am Saturday 27th September 2014

THE family of a missing man have made a desperate plea for information on his whereabouts on the third anniversary of his disappearance.

Maddie makes a star turn in charity movie

Swindon Advertiser:

5:30am Saturday 27th September 2014

LITTLE Madison Shurmer and her family have appeared in a dramatic short film alongside Benedict Cumberbatch and Gillian Anderson urging people to Stand Up To Cancer.

Office space is lined up in next stage of £350m regeneration

Swindon Advertiser:

5:00am Saturday 27th September 2014

THE next stage of a major town centre regeneration scheme was launched yesterday as developers began advertising office space to potential tenants.

A final send off for battler Paul

Swindon Advertiser:

5:00am Saturday 27th September 2014

INCONSOLABLE relatives and friends bid a final farewell to Paul Wilkinson yesterday – a man who never gave up hope of beating the degenerative illness that finally claimed his life.

A big no to Tesco’s store plan

Swindon Advertiser:

5:30am Saturday 27th September 2014

TOWN councillors unanimously voted against plans to build a new supermarket and hundreds of homes on the outskirts of Royal Wootton Bassett.

Raise your cups for good cause

Swindon Advertiser:

5:00am Saturday 27th September 2014

CAKES were eaten across Swindon in the name of charity yesterday for Macmillan Cancer Support’s biggest fundraising event of the year.

Burger boss says McBye to all that

Swindon Advertiser:

5:00am Saturday 27th September 2014

AFTER spending the best part of 15 years creating and building his own Swindon family, Paul Booth is hanging up his McDonald’s apron to spend time with his real family.

Bid to achieve dying wish by raising £1m

Swindon Advertiser:

5:00am Saturday 27th September 2014

SHIRLEY Garman’s dying wish to raise £1 million towards vital medical research could soon become reality as her friends and fellow volunteers attempt to break new records in her memory this Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

Waste complaints double in a year

Swindon Advertiser: Derique Montaut outside Oak Tree School

5:00am Saturday 27th September 2014

WASTE and recycling complaints to Swindon Council have almost doubled since last year and are being connected to the introduction of the green waste charge.

Race to honour Cyril with Russian honour

Swindon Advertiser:

5:00am Saturday 27th September 2014

THE family of war veteran Cyril Bartlett fear time is running out for him to receive the Ushakov medal after the Russian Embassy mislaid his application forms.

More mums-to-be quitting smoking

Swindon Advertiser:

5:00am Saturday 27th September 2014

EXPECTANT mothers in Swindon are waking up to the irreparable harm of smoking during pregnancy with new figures showing a 15 per cent rise in those quitting to give their newborns a better chance at life.

Teens inspired by adventure course

Swindon Advertiser:

5:00am Saturday 27th September 2014

TEENAGER Carmen Browne says she has learnt to take every opportunity after taking part in the National Citizenship Scheme at New College.

Landlords could face licensing

Swindon Advertiser:

5:30am Saturday 27th September 2014

THERE has been a dramatic increase in the number of private renters in Swindon since the turn of the century, new figures show.

Family pleads for information on third anniversary of son's disappearance

Swindon Advertiser: Wiltshire Police are appealing for the public’s help in locating Adam Wilmott, 39, from Swindon. He was homeless but stayed at local hostels or with friends

10:06am Friday 26th September 2014

THE family of a missing man have made a desperate plea for information on his whereabouts on the third anniversary of his disappearance.

Royal Wootton Bassett Town Council vote against plans to build a new Tesco store

Swindon Advertiser: Residents in Royal Wootton Bassett pack out the Civic Centre at a meeting about proposals to build a Tesco store and 300 homes

9:27am Friday 26th September 2014

ROYAL Wootton Bassett Town Council voted against an application to build a Tesco at Marsh Farm in a meeting of the planning committee last night.



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