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  • Three arrests after Port Vale v Town play-off violence

    THREE men have been arrested after violence broke out in the wake of Swindon Town's play-off semi-final defeat at Port Vale last month. And police say they haven't finished there. Home fans flooded onto the pitch at Vale Park after their team

  • Town make young forward Massey first new signing of Lindsey era

    SWINDON Town have announced the signing of 18-year-old forward Oscar Massey. The versatile winger was released from League One side Plymouth Argyle at the end of last season and will join up with Town for pre-season training before his first professional

  • Woman found dead named as murder probe continues

    A woman who was found dead at a Swindon house has been named by police as a murder probe continues. A 70-year-old man arrested in connection with the death has been released under investigation. Police said Helen Long, 44, died at the address

  • Key figure behind 'CJ line' heroin and crack operation jailed

    A dealer responsible for flooding Swindon with class A drugs is behind bars.  Walcot man Amin Jama was identified as a key figure in the 'CJ line' which supplied heroin and crack cocaine users in the town - and in October police executed a warrant

  • Pair charged after spate of scrap metal thefts

    Two men from Birmingham have been charged with scrap metal theft offences in the southwest. Officers arrested the pair on June 11 after being alerted to a scrap metal theft in progress in Broad Town. A vehicle containing scrap metal was seized

  • Primark is opening a new store in Wiltshire

    IT has been confirmed - Primark will be opening a store in Salisbury. While rumours of the chain coming to Salisbury have been circling for years, the chain confirmed today that it will be opening a store in the Old George Mall next year. The

  • Top Gear stars shock truckers with pit stop in Wiltshire

    Top Gear trio Paddy McGuinness, Andrew Flintoff and Chris Harris made a surprising pit-stop while filming in Wiltshire. The presenters dropped in on the Chippenham Pit Stop café close to Junction 17 of the M4  after swapping fast cars for fast

  • Potterne back on track thanks to derby win

    POTTERNE shifted their WEPL Premier One title hopes back on track following a comfortable victory in their Wiltshire derby with Chippenham last weekend. Early rain disrupted the all-Wiltshire affair, and Chippenham were given just 40 overs to set

  • 'Swindon Swagger' to return as council told to improve

    Issues raised by Swindon councillors on behalf of their residents will get increased attention in a new action plan put forward by the Conservative cabinet. The ruling group at Euclid Street has put forward an action plan to respond to the criticisms

  • Parish councillor quits over breach of conduct

    A PARISH councillor has stepped down over a breach of conduct. Josh King resigned from his post as the chair of the open spaces committee on Wroughton Parish Council, it was confirmed this morning. The reasons behind the 62-year-old's exit

  • Jailed ex-nightclub boss in court AGAIN

    A FORMER nightclub boss has been given a three-figure fine after he was caught speeding on the M4. Jason Anthony Ranford, who used to run the Brunel Rooms in Swindon, is currently serving a two-year jail term after assaulting his wife earlier this

  • Designer Outlet thief banned from shopping centre

    A SWINDON thief has been banned from the Designer Outlet. Beau James Houghton, 45, was caught stealing a £31 jumper from the Puma store in June 9. He also stole washing up liquid from Iceland in Havelock Square five says earlier. Houghton

  • George Albert Edward Pratt

    PRATT George Albert Edward Passed away peacefully at the Great Western Hospital on 7th June 2022, aged 85 years. A loving husband to Rose, wonderful father to Sally, grandfather and great grandfather. Funeral Service to be held at the North Wiltshire

  • Doris May Payne

    PAYNE Doris May 1918 - 2015 The years may pass but memories stay, Loved and remembered every day. Love from all the family xxx