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Music for all

Swindon Advertiser:

1:25pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

Live music is on the bill on Saturday, July 26, as more than 20 artists, including Benji Clements Band, Faye Rogers Band and Aural Candy, perform at the Stratton Stroll.Visit www.strattonst margaret.gov.uk.

IT firm set to expand

Swindon Advertiser:

1:24pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

LEADING IT, cloud and communications firm, Thirdline has appointed a new support specialist at its Swindon headquarters.

Theatre puts on the style

Swindon Advertiser:

1:23pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

FROM Friday, one of Danny La Rue’s most extravagant costumes will be on display at the Wyvern Theatre.

Hunt for family

Swindon Advertiser:

1:21pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

SWINDON: The Great Western Hospital is trying to trace the family of Richard Pound, of Linslade Street, Rodbourne, who died in May at the age of 61. Richard was born on March 15, 1953.

Man banned from store

Swindon Advertiser:

1:19pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

Lyneham: A man who is accused of carrying out a serious assault has been banned from going to his local supermarket.

Sex GP to appeal

Swindon Advertiser:

10:42am Monday 21st July 2014

ROYAL WOOTTON BASSETT: Pervert GP Davinderjit Bains, who was sentenced to 12 years in prison and struck off the medical register for life after sexually assaulting female patients, will appeal his sentence on July 30 at Canterbury Court.

Driver failed breath test

Swindon Advertiser:

10:36am Monday 21st July 2014

NORTH SWINDON: An 18-year-old man was arrested by police on Friday night having failed the roadside breath test following a minor road traffic accident on Eastbury Way.

Check up on OAPs

Swindon Advertiser:

10:43am Monday 21st July 2014

SWINDON: Swindon Live at Home Scheme is looking for volunteers to join its weekly telephone service to check on isolated elderly people.

Grand finale for drummer

Swindon Advertiser:

10:41am Monday 21st July 2014

WROUGHTON: The funeral of popular drummer Gerry Hunt will take place at Kingsdown Crematorium on Wednesday at 1.30pm.

Main road closed

Swindon Advertiser:

10:39am Monday 21st July 2014

LYDIARD MILLICENT: The Green in Lydiard Millicent will be closed for two weeks from next Monday while roadworks are carried out.

Grey bike stolen

Swindon Advertiser:

10:38am Monday 21st July 2014

SHAW: On July 10, at 4.20pm, a Ghost mountain bike in grey was stolen outside Tesco Shaw village centre.

On the lookout

Swindon Advertiser:

10:37am Monday 21st July 2014

ROYAL WOOTTON BASSETT: Neighbourhood Watch volunteers are needed for Royal Wootton Bassett – in particular, in the St Ives development area, Jubilee Park area by Otters Way, Brynards Park by Woodshaw and Sprats Barn area.

Museum gives us different faces of portraits

Swindon Advertiser:

10:34am Monday 21st July 2014

ABOUT Face, the latest exhibition at the Swindon Museum and Art Gallery, runs until September 27 and has a fresh perspective on portraits by bringing together traditional and modern portraits, self portraits, studies and sketches.

Poetry for prize

Swindon Advertiser:

10:32am Monday 21st July 2014

A POEM about Swindon could win £1,000 in a free competition.

Smoke ban draft

Swindon Advertiser:

10:32am Monday 21st July 2014

SMOKEFREE South West have welcomed the announcement that a consultation on draft regulations to ban smoking in cars with child passengers is under way.

Good neighbours

Swindon Advertiser:

10:29am Monday 21st July 2014

HIGHWORTH: A flat had to be broken into in Westrop when residents reported smelling gas.

Alert over gas

Swindon Advertiser:

10:28am Monday 21st July 2014

PENHILL: Firefighters were called to Rushall Close at 12.30pm on Thursday after the occupant reported smelling gas.

A blaze of grass

Swindon Advertiser:

10:27am Monday 21st July 2014

BLUNSDON: A crew from Cricklade was called to deal with a small grass fire near Widhil Lane on Wednesday at 6pm.

Field on fire next to M4

Swindon Advertiser:

10:26am Monday 21st July 2014

SWINDON: Firefighters were called to a field just off the M4 on Wednesday shortly after midday when a large fire broke out in a field.

See sculptures

Swindon Advertiser:

10:24am Monday 21st July 2014

TOWN CENTRE: A free exhibition of cast-iron sculptures has been unveiled at STEAM this month and the Industry to Art Exhibition is free to view until August 10.

Van alight on M4

Swindon Advertiser:

10:22am Monday 21st July 2014

SWINDON: A fire crew from Stratton was called to a van which was on fire along the M4 between junction 15 and Membury Services on Thursday at 8.45am.

A purrfect ending

Swindon Advertiser:

10:20am Monday 21st July 2014

STRATTON: A cat became stuck up a 15ft tree on Highworth Road on Wednesday afternoon. At 8.45pm the owner called the fire brigade, who sent a rural officer.

Dash along to youth event

Swindon Advertiser:

10:13am Monday 21st July 2014

SMASH, the Swindon youth mentoring charity, will hold the very first SMASH DASH in September.

Rail closures

Swindon Advertiser:

8:00am Monday 21st July 2014

SWINDON: Trains won’t run between Swindon and Didcot Parkway on August 2 and 3 because of planned engineering works.

Meet NHS chiefs

Swindon Advertiser:

7:00am Monday 21st July 2014

SWINDON: You can talk to one of the elected public governors of Great Western Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust each Wednesday at the Central Library between 4.15pm and 6.15pm.

Classes for little stars

Swindon Advertiser:

6:00am Monday 21st July 2014

SWINDON: The JTP Trust has a few September vacancies in its youngest classes for gifted singers aged five and upwards.

Grass beaten out

Swindon Advertiser:

6:00am Monday 21st July 2014

BLUNSDON: A fire crew from Royal Wootton Bassetted attended a small grass fire on land close to the A419 shortly after 5pm on Tuesday.

Park fire was out

Swindon Advertiser:

6:00am Monday 21st July 2014

TOWN CENTRE: Fire crews attended a small fire at Queens Park at 6.20pm on Thursday.

Coo...that's a close call

Swindon Advertiser:

6:00am Monday 21st July 2014

HEADLANDS: A rural fire officer was called to a property in Headlands Grove on Tuesday morning after a pigeon became trapped in a chimney.

Tasty treats sale

Swindon Advertiser:

5:00am Monday 21st July 2014

WROUGHTON: Wroughton Country Market every Friday at the Ellendune Community Centre from 9am to 11am features home-grown plants and cut flowers, cakes and food.

Top hospice draw tickets

Swindon Advertiser:

5:00am Monday 21st July 2014

SWINDON: The Prospect Hospice Lottery draw was held yesterday and the winner of the £1,000 top prize is number 01012.

Man, 56, dies suddenly

Swindon Advertiser:

1:22pm Sunday 20th July 2014

SWINDON: Police were called to a home in North Street at about 4.45pm on Thursday following reports of a sudden death of a 56 year old man.

One Direction tribute

Swindon Advertiser:

1:24pm Sunday 20th July 2014

WEST SWINDON: A One Direction tribute night will be held at the Village Urban Resort from 4pm to 7pm next Saturday.

Standards report

Swindon Advertiser:

1:18pm Sunday 20th July 2014

SWINDON: The standards committee annual report will be presented to the committee on Monday when it meets at the Civic Offices.

Better to be safe

Swindon Advertiser:

1:13pm Sunday 20th July 2014

DORCAN: The pumps at the Esso Garage on Dorcan Way needed to be turned off on Thursday when a small fire started in the engine compartment of a camper van.

War remembered

10:46am Friday 18th July 2014

SWINDON: A Solemn Commemoration, a vigil of words, music and reflecton on the eve of the 100th anniversary of the outbreak of the First World War will take place at St Augustine’s Church in Summers Street on August 3 at 7pm.

Musical tribute

10:44am Friday 18th July 2014

WEST SWINDON: A One Direction tribute night will be held at the Village Urban Resort from 4pm to 7pm on July 27.

Get in the saddle

10:42am Friday 18th July 2014

BRAYDON: A Summer Horse Show will be held at Rein and Shine Riding Centre on July 26 from 9am to 5pm.

Open air treat for film fans

10:41am Friday 18th July 2014

OLD TOWN: After two sell-out weekends at the Town Gardens Bowl, Cult Screens return on August 21 to 23 August and September 11 to 13.

Cakes for cancer

10:38am Friday 18th July 2014

WEST SWINDON: Children from the West Swindon Children’s Moral Education Classes helped raise £50 for CLIC Sargent after they baked and sold cakes to their parents and friends.

Search for talent

10:36am Friday 18th July 2014

SWINDON: The JTPTrust has a few September vacancies in its youngest classes for gifted and talented singers aged five and upwards.

Mini railway opened up

10:34am Friday 18th July 2014

COATE: The Coate Water Miniature Railway will be open to the public tomorrow for a training and play day.

Police called

10:22am Friday 18th July 2014

SWINDON: Police were called to an address in North Street yesterday evening following reports of an incident that they are not treating as suspicious.

Share your view

10:19am Friday 18th July 2014

SWINDON: You can talk to one of the elected public governors of Great Western Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust each Wednesday at the Central Library between 4.15pm and 6.15pm.

Meet Peppa Pig

10:18am Friday 18th July 2014

TOWN CENTRE: A free Peppa Pig and George storytime will be held at the Brunel Centre on July 31 between 11am and 3pm.

Appeal as cars collide

10:16am Friday 18th July 2014

NORTH SWINDON: Police would like to hear from anyone who witnessed a collision between two cars on Thamesdown Drive last Friday.

Inquest to be held

10:09am Friday 18th July 2014

SWINDON: The inquest into the death of 17-year-old Ashley McKinnon will be held at Wiltshire and Swindon Coroner’s office in Endless Street, Salisbury, on July 23, at 10am.

Funeral date set

10:07am Friday 18th July 2014

Wroughton:The funeral of popular drummer Gerry Hunt will take place at Kingsdown Crematorium on July 23 at 1.30pm. Family flowers only are requested but donations can be made to Cancer Research UK.

Pervert GP’s jail appeal

10:05am Friday 18th July 2014

ROYAL WOOTTON BASSETT: Pervert Davinderjit Bains, who was sentenced to 12 years in prison and struck off the medical register for life after sexually assaulting female patients, will appeal his sentence on July 30 at Canterbury Court.

Team put their hearts into big ride

9:57am Friday 18th July 2014

STAFF from Warneford School, in Highworth, helped to raise more than £2,000 for the British Heart Foundation when they cycled from London to Brighton.






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