All the latest goings on, in and around Swindon, in easily-digested little chunks

Four days of fun

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1:46pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

SWINDON: For the first time in four years, all four days of the Easter Egg-Spress will feature steam hauled trains at Swindon and Cricklade Railway. The locomotive being used is a first time visitor to the Railway. For more details visit www.swindon-cricklade-railway.org.

Come and help

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1:45pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

COUNTY: Barnardo’s is looking to recruit new volunteers in Wiltshire in a bid to help the charity continue its life-changing work across the county. The charity needs volunteers to help raise awareness and funds to support vulnerable children and young people. To find out more, call 01420 477784 or email nicola.turner@barnardos.org.uk.

Having more babies

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1:45pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

SWINDON: A new course in Swindon enabling and supporting young parents through pregnancy and beyond starts on April 22 until June 25 on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10am to 3pm in Oaktree Annexe. For more information call 01225 792500 or email ypl@learningcurve.org.uk.

Having a baby

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1:45pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

SWINDON: The next public lecture at the Great Western Hospital entitled Thinking of having a baby – what you need to Know takes place on May 7 from 6pm in Lecture Room 1 at the GWH. For more information, or if you have any special access requirements, contact foundation.trust@gwh.nhs.uk or phone 01793 604185.

Put your views

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1:44pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

SWINDON: Avon and Wiltshire Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust invite you to join them for an open feedback session for all service users and carers within Swindon on May 2 from 9.30am to 12.30pm at the Community Room in Asda, West Swindon. Contact Donna Ensor on 01793 836822.

Cakes all night

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1:44pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

SWINDON: The Miguel Mayana Student Group – (Bristol Mambonito) are performing at the Salsanativa Anniversary Party on April 25 at the Great Western from 8.30pm to 1am. There will be cakes all night and tickets are £7 on the door or £5 in advance. Call 01793 826609 or 07837579015 or email info@salsanativa.co.uk.

Steaming ahead

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1:43pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

COATE: Coate Water Miniature Railway will be open over Easter from Friday through to Monday inclusive from 11am until 5pm each day, weather and volunteers permitting. The railway will also be open on St Georges Day on April 23 from 4pm until dusk. For up to date information go to www.nwmes.co.uk.

Get set for a crafty Easter

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1:43pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

TOWN CENTRE: This Easter the Parade in the town centre is hosting a free Easter crafts event.

Shake it up with George

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1:40pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

TOWN CENTRE: The Swindon Recital Series’ 20th anniversary season will finish on a patriotic note on April 23 by celebrating both Shakespeare’s birthday and St George’s Day.

Teens Easter fun

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1:29pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

OLD TOWN: An Under 18s Twisted Easter Wonderland event will be held at Suju tonight from 7pm to 11pm. The event is aimed at those aged 13 to 17. Tickets range in price from £5 to £8.

Book up for special day

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1:28pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

SWINDON: World Book Night will be marked in the town with a varied programme of free events at the Central Library on April 23.

Road still closed

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1:17pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

SPARCELLS: Temporary traffic signals remain in place on Purton Road from its junction with Mead Way as work continues on installing gas and electricity mains until April 22. Queries should be addressed to Global Utility Connections, quoting reference XV0016927/03.

Support the Town dinner

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1:17pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

SWINDON: The Swindon Town Supporters Club hosts its end-of-season dinner on Tuesday, April 29.

Teenage vandal

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1:15pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

TOOTHILL: Police were called to the Village Tavern at 6.30pm on Monday following reports that a window had been smashed. As a result a 16-year-old youth was identified and a local resolution was given.

Pics at the park

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1:14pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

COATE WATER: A special photography workshop will take place at the country park on Sunday, April 27 from 1.30pm to 4pm. There will be a talk from expert Gary Prictor and participants should bring any type of digital camera and the cables to download files. Meet at Coate Water Ranger Centre. Book in advance on 01793 490150 or email swindonrangers@swindon.gov.uk.

Field search is now over

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1:14pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

SWINDON: Police investigating the murder of Becky Godden-Edwards have concluded their searches at the field in Eastleach following the discovery of a human bone last week.

Quality award

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11:48am Tuesday 15th April 2014

SWINDON: Volunteer Centre Swindon is one of only 25 organisations to be nominated as an advisor in the Volunteers Quality Standard Award process. The new role means it can work with local groups who want to achieve the Volunteers Quality Standard Award.

Reining them in

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11:48am Tuesday 15th April 2014

BRAYDON: Children can learn how to look after ponies at an event taking place at Rein and Shine riding school, Buryhill Farm, in Braydon between 9.30am and 3pm today. For more information call 01666 860068.

Folk night treat

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11:47am Tuesday 15th April 2014

SWINDON: Folk singer Patsy Matheson is perfoming at Swindon Arts Centre at 8pm tonight. For ticket information call 01793 524481 or visit www.swindontheatres.co.uk.

Planning ahead

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11:46am Tuesday 15th April 2014

SOUTH MARSTON: The next full parish council meeting will be held tonight from 7.30pm to 10pm at the Village Hall. Councillors will report on the local submission to the Swindon Council Local Plan 2026, a response to the Eastern Villages expansion planning application, and the White Horse District Council consultation.

Focus put on local issues

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11:46am Tuesday 15th April 2014

NORTH SWINDON: The North central locality meeting will be held tonight at 7.30pm at St Barnabas Church in Gorse Hill.

South Marston delays

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11:31am Tuesday 15th April 2014

SOUTH MARSTON: Delays are possible in Thornhill Road from today as Thames Water begins roadworks near the Thornhill Industrial Estate. Two-way traffic signals will be in place until Thursday.

Traffic control in Wroughton

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11:31am Tuesday 15th April 2014

WROUGHTON: Give and take traffic controls will be in place in Wharf Road from today. Wales & West Utilities is carrying out roadworks near the Perry’s Lane junction until next Tuesday. Delays are possible in the interim.

Tewksebury Way delays

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11:30am Tuesday 15th April 2014

WEST SWINDON: Delays are likely in Tewkesbury Way for the next three days as roadworks commence between the Whitehill Way and Ramleaze Drive roundabouts. BT will have two-way, manually controlled lights from today in place. Work will be going on between 9.30am and 3.30pm.

Queens Drive lane closed

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11:29am Tuesday 15th April 2014

PARK NORTH: One lane will be closed in Queens Drive from today. Thames Water is working in the northbound carriageway and needs the lane to be shut as a result. Delays are likely until Thursday, when the work ends.

BT roadworks

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11:29am Tuesday 15th April 2014

STRATTON: Roadworks in Highworth Road will commence tomorrow and are likely to cause serious delays for motorists. BT is leading the operation and requires two-way traffic signals as a result. The signals will be in place between Ermin Street and Delamere Drive until next Tuesday, April 22.

Traffic signal delays

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11:27am Tuesday 15th April 2014

LIDEN: The two-way traffic signals causing delays in Dorcan Way will end tomorrow. Vodafone is working on the grass verge of the westbound carriageway by the Coate Roundabout. The procedure started yesterday.

A cunning plan

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11:17am Tuesday 15th April 2014

BLUNSDON: Swindon Civic Voice, in partnership with Blunsdon Neighbourhood Plan Group, are preparing a Neighbourhood Plan on Thursday at 1 Milton Road, starting at 7pm. Blunsdon is one of the first communities in the Borough to write a neighbourhood plan. This talk will be of particular interest to Parishes and Resident/Community Associations who wish to set up a Neighbourhood Planning Forum. Entry is £2.50 or free to members. Email info@swindoncivicvoice.org.uk or call 01793 520592 to book a place.

Sign up for festive stall

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11:16am Tuesday 15th April 2014

TOWN CENTRE: inSwindon are calling for all stall holders to get involved in their 2014 Festive Market which runs from December 4 to 21. Chalets are now available to hire.

Dad fails in court appeal to see his daughters

Swindon Advertiser: Andrew Gray pleaded guilty at Swindon Magistrates Court

11:14am Tuesday 15th April 2014

A DAD who has not been allowed to see his children for five years has lost a Court of Appeal bid to find out why they do not want to be with him.

Mapping out the county

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11:12am Tuesday 15th April 2014

COUNTY: A consultation was launched yesterday on proposed modifications to a plan which sets out how Wiltshire will grow and develop over the coming years.

Teresa takes over

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11:12am Tuesday 15th April 2014

COUNTY: Wiltshire based welfare rights charity Swan Advocacy has appointed Teresa Wells as its new Chief Executive Officer. Teresa replaces Nick Alward who stepped down after two years with the organisation.

The Full English

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11:11am Tuesday 15th April 2014

COUNTY: Celebrate The Full English and discover the history behind The Full English digital archive and the collections within at a free open day at archives in Chippenham next month.

Charity walk set

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11:11am Tuesday 15th April 2014

TOWN CENTRE: Staff from Swindon’s BHS shop will be raising money for the NSPCC by walking 35 miles from the chain’s branch in Cheltenham to their store in Bridge Street this morning. Customers are welcome to leave donations in store to support them.

Trailers are taken

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11:10am Tuesday 15th April 2014

NORTH SWINDON: A number of reports of trailers being taken from driveways in Highworth and the northern villages as well as the theft of golf clubs and power tools have been made to police in the area over the last few days.

Drugs youth is given bail

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11:09am Tuesday 15th April 2014

SWINDON: A teenager has been released on bail after pleading guilty to possessing cannabis with intent to supply. Sabin Thapa, of Milton Road, admitted having the class B drugs on Tuesday October 29 last year. Judge Douglas Field adjourned the case to Friday May 2 and released the 19-year-old on bail until then.

Dig before build

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1:39pm Monday 14th April 2014

WEST SWINDON: Archaeological survey work will now commence at the site of the Ridgeway Farm development in West Swindon, after the first phase of construction including drainage work and roads infrastructure has been completed.

Have your say day

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1:39pm Monday 14th April 2014

NORTH SWINDON: The meeting of the Swindon North Central locality will take place tomorrow at St Barnabas Church in Gorse Hill at 7.30pm.

Music store's record date

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1:38pm Monday 14th April 2014

SWINDON: Record Store Day 2014 will be celebrated in Swindon this weekend at Holmes Music, as the shop hosts the release of a number of exclusive and limited vinyl releases.

Charity in frame

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1:07pm Monday 14th April 2014

A new exhibition by charity group Artsite was due to come to Swindon Central Library today.

Appeal for next of kin

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1:06pm Monday 14th April 2014

THE Wiltshire Coroner’s office is appealing for anyone with information regarding David John Smith to come forward.

Laser fundraiser

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1:06pm Monday 14th April 2014

SHAW RIDGE: Swindon Laser Quest holds a fundraising night in aid of Swindon Children’s Cancer And Leukaemia Movement (CALM) on May 13 from 7-10pm. There is a special rate of £5 for three games.

MP hosts surgery

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1:05pm Monday 14th April 2014

CRICKLADE: The MP for North Wiltshire, James Gray, holds a surgery on April 19, 10-11.30am, at Jenner Hall, Bath Road.

Bus stops to open again

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1:04pm Monday 14th April 2014

SWINDON: Four bus stops in Fleming Way were out of action yesterday as road resurfacing took place on the street.

A theatrical treat

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1:03pm Monday 14th April 2014

SWINDON: Children can revisit the classic tale of Peter Pan when it comes to the Wyvern in musical form today. For full information, call the box office on 01793 614837.

Union gathering

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1:02pm Monday 14th April 2014

SWINDON: The Swindon General Branch of USDAW (the Union of Shop, Distributive and Allied Workers) will meet tomorow at 7pm at Pinehurst Community Centre in The Circle. For more information, call branch secretary Thomas Jeffery on 01793 421933.

Council meeting

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1:02pm Monday 14th April 2014

HAYDON WICK: The next full meeting of Haydon Wick Parish Council will be held tomorrow at 7.30pm at the parish council offices. The agenda will include a grant to North Swindon Community Group and a three-year performance plan. For more information, contact the clerk on 01793 722446.

Meeting on field issues

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1:01pm Monday 14th April 2014

WANBOROUGH: A meeting of the Hoopers Field management committee will be held tonight at 7.30pm at the Sports Pavilion on Hoopers Field.

Wood on agenda

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1:00pm Monday 14th April 2014

WROUGHTON: A full meeting of Wroughton parish council will be held tonight at 7.30pm at Ellendune Community Centre. The agenda includes the Kings Farm Wood appeal, a review of Swindon Council’s complaint handling procedure and a report from the Benet and Sutton charity, which helps needy local young people. For more information, contact parish clerk Joyce Holman on 01793 814735.

Garage raid plea

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12:59pm Monday 14th April 2014

HIGHWORTH: Police are appealing for witnesses after a number of items were stolen from a garage in Highworth. Between 7am on March 17and 9pm on April 1, the garage in the Windrush area of Highworth was broken into, and a gas heater, an electric heater, six Acrow props and a set of lifting chains were taken. Anyone with any information should contact Wiltshire Police on 101, quoting crime reference 54140031173.






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