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Swindon families who took children out of school win court fight

Jon Platt outside the Royal Courts of Justice

THREE Swindon families are celebrating after being cleared on an allegation of failing to ensure the regular attendance of their children in school.

8:19am Tuesday 6 December 2016

Parking pays off as council nets £3.3m a year

Car parks and on-street parking are worth big bucks for the borough.

SWINDON Borough Council raked in 70 per cent more money through parking tickets last year than they did four years ago.

4:53pm Friday 9 December 2016

Shadow Culture Secretary asks Government to intervene over council library plans

Kevin Brennan MP

LIBRARY protestors taking part in Saturday’s ‘day of action’ were buoyed by the news that the issue of Swindon’s future library provision has caught the attention of politicians in Westminster.

12:15pm Monday 5 December 2016

BREAKING: Council serves notice on struggling North Star development firm

BREAKING: Council serves notice on struggling North Star development firm

SWINDON Borough Council has served notice on the firm tasked with securing the multi-million pound development of the North Star site. 

2:57pm Friday 9 December 2016

Let's Loop Swindon brings businesses together for awards bash

Gurinder Singh, Justin Tomlinson, Mayor Eric Shaw, Tim Mason, Corraine Gailey and Tina Lewis. Picture by Dave Cox

BUSINESSES in Swindon have been handed a special award for the excellent service they provide for people with hearing difficulties.

5:47pm Monday 5 December 2016

From war-torn Darfur to the national stage - a Swindon refugee's remarkable story

Abdul Musa Adam with Mythical Son Picture: Mirror/Andy Commins

A REFUGEE who made his home in Swindon after fleeing life in war-torn Sudan has been named as the Young Achiever of the Year at the Daily Mirror’s Pride of Sport awards.

5:00pm Wednesday 7 December 2016

£3k of crack cocaine seized by police in Swindon drugs raid

The seized wraps of drugs

OFFICERS from Wiltshire Police carried out a successful drugs warrant search of a house in Swindon, where thousands of pounds of class A drugs were found.

4:08pm Wednesday 7 December 2016

Councillors hope to give Stratton Library a new chapter

Stratton parish clerk Tracy Predeth with parish chairman Joe Tray. Picture: Dave Cox

COUNCILLORS in Stratton have become the first in Swindon to express a firm interest in taking over the library in their parish.

11:46am Tuesday 6 December 2016

Families speak out after winning school absence court case

Jon Platt, who won his own case against a local authorit on the Isle of Wight and is now supporting other families. Picture: Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire

THREE families are celebrating a court victory over Swindon Borough Council after being prosecuted for taking their children out of school in term time.

9:11am Wednesday 7 December 2016

Letters: December 6, 2016

Don't miss letters in the Swindon Advertiser each day

PLEASE keep your letters to 250 words maximum giving your name, address and daytime telephone number - even on emails. Email: letters@swindonadvertiser.co.uk. Write: Swindon Advertiser, 100 Victoria Road, Swindon, SN1 3BE. Phone: 01793 501806.

9:50am Tuesday 6 December 2016
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