• The algae that has a specific colour your dog MUST avoid

    Dog owners are being warned to keep their pets on leads around lakes and rivers due to a toxic algae that can prove fatal to animals. The British Veterinary Association (BVA) has issued its annual warning to owners, asking them to take extra precautions

  • Met Office issues yellow thunderstorm warning for Swindon

    The Met Office has issued a yellow weather warning for thunderstorms affecting much of the UK, including Swindon on Monday, August 15. This warning will be in place from 6am and it will end at 11.59pm on Monday. Regions in the south west also

  • What is a drought and what happens if one is declared?

    Temperatures in England today (August 12) are predicted to reach 35C making the country hotter than parts of the Caribbean as a drought is set to be declared for some parts of England. By Friday afternoon, temperatures are to soar as high as 35C

  • Charity condemns pervert who blackmailed 'sex slave' teen

    A CHARITY has condemned a Swindon man after he blackmailed a teenager into performing lewd sex acts. The NSPCC said that the case of Trevor Fernandes, who used social media to force an American teen to sexually abuse herself and her baby sister

  • Last days in competition: Which is Swindon's best pub?

    THIS is your last chance to vote for Swindon's best pub. Saturday's Adver will be the final one to include tokens which can be collected and sent in to us to decide which of the top 10 finalists will emerge victorious. The Clifton, The Crown

  • Teen scammer pretended to sell games consoles on Facebook

    A teenager who scammed buyers by pretending to sell a games console and other electronic devices on Facebook has been ordered to pay them compensation. Finnley Mark Mapstone posted three items for sale on Facebook Marketplace in the summer and

  • Which fast-food item will be thrown at Harry this time?

    SWINDON Town Official Supporters Club review the past two weeks and look ahead to the club’s trip to Carlisle United - following the newly-introduced away-day quiz, of course! Well, three games in, no wins, no goals, and out of a cup (nothing changes

  • Ruling next week on rave festival planned near Devizes

    A thousand ravers could be dancing the night away to ‘pounding dance music’ for a long weekend in the Wiltshire countryside –  if councillors from the county council agree. Members of Wiltshire Council’s Eastern Area licensing sub committee will

  • When landmark Highworth pub was still serving pints

    1980: The Fox Inn at Highworth was such a landmark it gave its name to roundabout it stood next to. An Arkells House since 1862, it was once two cottages but had been a pub since the 1840s. When it shut in January 2015 it was the last hostelry

  • Carnival is back after pandemic with a month of events

    Malmesbury Carnival is back with a full month-long line up of events for the first time in three years. The Covid pandemic meant a virtual carnival in 2020 and last year there was no procession. But this August features a whole host of events

  • Irene Rachel Ishani

    ISHANI Irene Rachel Entered into God's Kingdom on the morning of Wednesday July 13th 2022. Irene is survived by her beloved only son Timothy Ekemere, her brother William, her sisters Vera, Rose, Louise and Vicky and her extended family in Nigeria. A Thanksgiving

  • Hilary Una GALT

    GALT Hilary Una Passed away peacefully on 2nd August 2022, aged 85 years. Loving Mum to Gina, Lyndon, Ali and Kylie. Sadly missed by all. Funeral service to take place at St Sampson's Church, Cricklade on Tuesday 16th August at 12.00pm. Flowers or donations