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  • Amazon workers announce Black Friday strike

    Workers at Amazon have announced they will be striking this Black Friday, November 26. Black Friday is one of retail’s busiest days of the year, with products of all types being slashed in price for maximum discounts. The BBC has reported that

  • Storm Arwen: Snow, damaging winds to sweep through UK

    Storm Arwen is threatening to bring snow and 75mph winds to large areas of the UK, bringing a potential for damage and disruption to travel. The Met Office named the storm on Thursday and issued an amber wind warning for parts of north-east England

  • Spate of vehicle thefts reported over recent weeks

    Police say there has been a rise in vehicle thefts across Wiltshire in recent weeks. Numbers of reported thefts of cars, vans and motorbikes have increased and police are advising people to follow crime prevention advice. They believe the spate

  • Naughty Boy's mum banned from watching I'm A Celebrity

    I'm A Celebrity contestant Naughty Boy's family has stopped his mum from watching the show.  The Watford music producer's family made the decision as they felt the hit show was too distressing for her. Naughty Boy's mum Zahida has dementia

  • Ads for cosmetic procedures targeting under 18s to be banned

    Adverts for cosmetic procedures targeting people under 18 are to be banned, the Committee for Advertising Practice has announced. It means companies will not be able to advertise directly to young people encouraging them to undergo any cosmetic

  • Government to put £1.7 billion aside to help Bulb Energy

    Nearly £1.7 billion has been put aside by the Government to give Bulb the chance to continue supplying energy to its customers as it went into administration. The company is allowed to continue trading for the time being despite it being put into

  • Bird flu 2021 outbreak: New rules in effect for all of UK

    Birds and poultry must be kept indoors from Monday under strict new measures to control the spread of bird flu. All keepers will be legally required to keep their birds housed or kept separate from wild birds, the Government has announced.

  • 17-year-old Cricklade boy suffers leg injury in crash

    A 17-year-old motorcyclist suffered a leg injury after a crash near Cricklade yesterday.  A BMW driving from Chelworth Business Park towards the staggered crossroads crashed into the teenager, who was travelling north from Purton on the B4553 just

  • Where will it snow in Wiltshire this weekend?

    The first snow of the season has been forecast for Wiltshire and snowflakes could come as early as this weekend. As the nights draw in and we brace the wintery weather with hats and scarves, there is only one question on everyone's minds- when

  • Man who attacked police officer must pay £100 compensation

    A 41-year-old man who beat a police constable has been ordered to pay £100 compensation. Graeme Thompson, of Bates Way in Moredon, was found guilty of assault by beating of an emergency worker. He committed the offence in Swindon on July 30

  • Dinghy migrants 'national emergency' claim is garbage

    Dinghy migrants 'national emergency' claim garbage Here we go again a handful of migrants reach the shores of the UK in small boats and dinghies and we have Tory MPs calling it a national emergency. What a load of garbage. A recent study

  • SSG seniors claim gold at West Country League Championships

    SWINDON School of Gymnastics’ senior squad was crowned League Two B Champions after a fantastic team performance at the West Country League Championships in Melksham last week. Up against clubs from Gloucestershire, Somerset, and Dorset in the

  • Irving and Roberts claim dominant wins at Fight Town event

    SWINDON fighters Lewis Roberts and Jensen Irving secured victories in the latest Fight Town event at the MECA on Saturday. Debutant Roberts put in a measured and mature display in the featherweight bout to win his match against Jake Pollard on

  • Swindon schools' Children in Need fundraising fun and games

    PRIMARY schools around Swindon took part in fun fundraising activities for Children in Need last week. The White Horse Federation's educational facilities made a big effort to boost the annual telethon's total. Last Friday, a number of The

  • RSPCA fears for underweight hedgehogs as temperatures plummet

    The RSPCA fears the coming colder weather could make this winter particularly hard for Wiltshire’s hedgehogs as admissions to rescue centres already exceed last year’s numbers.  Wiltshire’s wildlife rescue centre RSPCA Oak and Furrows admitted

  • Police pop-up helps town centre shoppers stay safe

    POLICE will be meeting shoppers and offering crime prevention advice at their new pop-up shop in the town centre. People can pop into the unit next to Canal Walk’s McDonald’s four days a week to meet officers from their area’s community policing

  • 300 Swindon children in care system

    MORE than 300 Swindon children are in the care system, figures show. During the first year of the coronavirus pandemic, the number of children being looked after by councils across England hit a record high, as adoption processes slowed down and

  • Peter Pan pantomime in Wroughton next week

    WADAMS will be performing a Peter Pan pantomime at the Ellendune Community Centre next week. Performances will be held at 2.30pm on December 4 and 5 with an extra 7pm show on the 4th. Tickets are £10 for adults, £8 for children, and groups

  • Freemasons donate more than £1,000 to Prospect Hospice

    Prospect Hospice in Wroughton has been chosen to receive a grant of £1,065 from Wiltshire Freemasons and the Masonic Charitable Foundation. This is one of 227 grants given to hospices around England and Wales from the Freemasons which will total

  • Regent Circus pizza restaurant opening soon

    The revival of Regent Circus continues as DOUGH&co Woodfired Pizza is set to join Funky Grilla and the Boom: Battle Bar when it partially opens next week. The independently-run business will be opening its doors for takeaway orders on Monday

  • Cricklade company fined for having untaxed vehicle

    A CRICKLADE firm has been fined £220 for having an un-taxed vehicle. The DVLA found that Fleet Trading, which is based on High Street, had a vehicle on May 15 where the tax had expired six weeks before on March 29. Court records show noone representing

  • Good things come to those who go and get it

    SWINDON Town Supporters Trust board member Alex Pollock reacts to a long overdue home win for Ben Garner’s team, asks fans to maintain the fantastic support so far this season, and also reflects on the sad news regarding the death of Frank Burrows.

  • Clive Pattison

    PATTISON Clive Passed away peacefully at the Great Western Hospital on 17th November 2021, aged 85 years. A devoted Husband to Diana. Loving Father to Tracey and Michelle and supportive Grampy and Great-Grampy. Clive will be greatly missed by all his

  • Barbara Hilda Grant

    GRANT Barbara Hilda Passed away at home after a short illness on 4th November 2021, aged 94 years. Beloved wife of Jack (deceased), mother of Steve (deceased) and Karen, mother in law to Christine. Grandmother to five, great grandmother to three. Funeral

  • Francis Kelly

    KELLY Francis (Frank) Passed away on 18th November 2021, aged 77, at home. Sadly missed by friends and family. Funeral service on Thursday 9th December at 10 am, North Wiltshire Crematorium. Family flowers only please. Donations in memory of Frank can

  • Hazel Mary HILLIER

    HILLIER Hazel Mary 22/06/46 - 25/11/11 They say that time's a healer, It gets easier year by year, But our hearts are still so broken, Every day that you're not here, Your smile would light up a room, Your laughter would fill the air, But our pain gets

  • Lucia CERRONI

    CERRONI Lucia Sadly and unexpectedly passed away at the Great Western Hospital on the 5th November 2021, aged 80 years. Devoted wife to Giovanni (Joe) treasured Mother of Giulio and Patrizia and much loved Mother in-Law, Grand Mother and Great Grand Mother