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  • Made in the Shade - Swindon sign ex-Leicester winger

    SWINDON Town have announced the signing of winger Tyrese Shade on a two-year contract following his release from Leicester City’s academy. Shade becomes Swindon's second new arrival following the arrival of young winger Oscar Massey on Wednesday

  • Four get financial reward after fly-tipping prosecution

    FOUR individual residents have received a £100 high street voucher each for their assistance in the prosecution of a Melksham fly-tipper.  The individuals provided Wiltshire Council’s Environmental Enforcement team with "crucial" witness statements

  • Drug addict's home closed after 'persistent nuisance'

    POLICE have acted to restrict the number of people who can attend a Class A drug addict’s home after neighbours complained about “persistent nuisance”. The property, at 38 Drakes Way in Walcot, has seen people attending “at all hours of the night

  • Town face familiar opposition in first round of League Cup

    SWINDON Town have been drawn away to League Two rivals Walsall in the first round of the League Cup. Town will travel to the Poundland Bescot Stadium in the week commencing August 8 to take on Mike Flynn's Saddlers for a spot in round two.

  • New 999 service helps connect deaf people with interpreter

    A new 999 service which connects deaf sign language users in Wiltshire with an interpreter has been launched. Anyone who needs to use it can download an app which allows them to make a video call to a British sign language interpreter, who will

  • Swindon and Wiltshire Pride is BACK this summer

    The team behind Swindon & Wiltshire Pride have revealed more plans for this summer's celebration. The return of the vibrant Pride march was recently announced - and now an official afterparty has been added to the dat, hosted by Boom Battle Bar

  • Spifire flyover to mark completion of memorial

    THE people of Tadpole Garden Village are in for a treat after the completion of the area's war memorial.  A Spitfire will be taking to the skies above North Swinodn in August, when the official opening of the memorial is held.  The Tadpole

  • Swindon's CCG will become ICB next week

    Swindon's Clinical Commissioning Group will no longer exist after the start of July when it transitions into the new Integrated Care Board. Officials from the new board will meet on July 1 to mark the organisation's inception as the Clinical Commissioning

  • Newly-promoted side favourites to lift League Two title

    SWINDON Town are fifth-favourites to lift the League Two title at the end of the 2022-23 season, according to bookmaker BetVictor. Stockport County are listed as the most likely club to taste success come May at 7-1, despite the fact they only

  • Swindon kick off League Two season with trip to Harrogate

    SWINDON Town will kick off the 2022-23 League Two campaign away at Harrogate Town on Saturday, July 30. Scott Lindsey's men will end the season at home to Crawley Town on Saturday, May 6 after hosting Walsall on Boxing Day. Swindon will make

  • Garden of 17th Century manor house is set in glorious vale

    The 1740s country mansion Oare House near Pewsey is surrounded by gardens containing rare and unusual plants. Set against the stunning backdrop of the Pewsey Vale, it features different compartments with individual charm, from a traditional walled

  • 16-year-old admits raping girl in Swindon

    A TEENAGE boy has pleaded guilty to rape. The boy had been due to stand trial at Swindon Youth Court on June 16 accused of one count of raping the girl in the town, when he changed his plea to guilty. The 16-year-old, who cannot be named because

  • Eagles' academy side added to Town's EFL Trophy group

    SWINDON Town have been drawn against Crystal Palace Under-21s in Southern Group E of the EFL Trophy this season. The Eagles' academy side, managed by former Palace player Paddy McCarthy, will be hoping to improve on last year's showing when they

  • CCTV could be compulsory in new Swindon taxis from next year

    All new taxis in Swindon will be expected to have CCTV installed from April next year if a new plan is approved. And older taxis will be expected to have it installed when their licence is up for renewal. After a period of public consultation

  • 'We're working hard to improve what we offer as Trust STFC'

    TRUST STFC uses its latest column to wish new head coach Scott Lindsey well while updating Town fans on a couple of notable changes or improvements the group is trying to make. It's been a few weeks since the news first broke of Ben Garner’s departure

  • 100-day warning to anyone who uses £20 and £50 notes

    Anyone still using paper £20 and £50 noted have just 100 days until they will no longer be able to purchase good with their money. The Bank of England says the banknotes will only be in circulation for a further 100 days. September 30 is the

  • 'Low paid won't have sympathy for rail strikers'

    Low paid won't have sympathy for rail strikers My fellow correspondent is quite correct to point out that Mick Lynch's RMT Union disaffiliated from The Labour Party in 2004. This action has not stopped the Union from supporting individual MPs

  • We are committed to getting Oasis open again - council leader

    In recent years, the Council has been hugely successful in obtaining government funding for a host of major infrastructure and capital projects that will benefit our great town. Moreover, I am hoping this strong record of accomplishment will stand

  • Inflation reaches new 40 year peak of 9.1 per cent in May

    The rate of inflation rose once more in May, remaining at 40-year highs, the Office for National Statistics has said. Statisticians said that the rate of consumer prices index (CPI) inflation rose from 9% in April to 9.1% in May. The increase

  • Benjamin Michael (Mike) Large

    LARGE Benjamin Michael (Mike) Passed away peacefully on 7th June 2022 at Ashgrove House Nursing Home, Purton aged 93 years. Loving husband of Jean, father to Tony, Susan, Brian, and Jenny, grandfather and great grandfather. Sadly missed by all. Funeral

  • David Frederick Woodrough

    WOODROUGH David Frederick Passed away peacefully on 17th June 2022, aged 88 years. Loving husband to Joan, beloved dad to Susan and Karen, grampy and great-grampy Freddie. Funeral service to be held at North Wiltshire Crematorium on Thursday 7th July

  • Jacqueline (Jackie) Pell

    PELL Jacqueline (Jackie) Passed away peacefully at home on the 2nd of June 2022, aged 72 years, after a long battle with cancer. Loving wife of Bruce for 50 years. Sister to Sherralyn, Sandra and John. Jackie will be sadly missed by all of her family