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  • Homes across Swindon without water after pipe bursts

    HOUSEHOLDS across Swindon have been left without water after a water pipe burst. Reports emerged about low water pressure at around 2.50pm on Friday afternoon. The SN1, SN3 and SN4 postcodes have been affected by the problem. Images then

  • Tesco TV thieves wanted by Swindon police

    Police have launched a CCTV appeal a TV was stolen from a supermarket in Swindon. The incident is said to have taken place at the Tesco Extra store in Ocotal Way on July 17. Wiltshire Police is asking anyone who may know the pair to call them

  • What's in the middle aisles at Aldi and Lidl

    The middle aisle of both Aldi and Lidl is popular with shoppers keen to find a bargain on anything from children's toys to summer essentials. Whether it’s Aldi’s Specialbuys or Lidl’s Middle of Lidl, the latest offers are always worth checking

  • Horror as children caught climbing on top of closed Oasis dome

    CHILDREN are risking serious injury by climbing on top of the iconic glass structure at the Oasis leisure centre.  The once-bustling destination has been closed for nearly two years, with Swindonians campaigning for the borough council and landlords

  • Devastated art student's appeal to help find lost work

    A devastated art student and her mother are appealing to the Swindon public to help find her lost work.  Year 10 student Ellie Miles, 15, from Westlea thinks she left her GCSE A3 art book on the 154 bus at Ashington House on Thursday, July 21,

  • Wildcats add young Canadian import to roster

    THE Bespoke Guardians Swindon Wildcats have announced the signing of Canadian import Colby Tower. The 25-year-old recently completed a four-year spell with Nipissing University in the Canadian USports league and hails from Troy Nova Scotia in Canada

  • Co-op worker rolled car after pub session

    A Co-op worker rolled his car after drinking half a dozen pints at a pub. Michael Patrick Griffiths was drinking in a pub in his hometown of Corsham on January 9, but had walked there and back. It was when he got home to Lypiatt Mead that he

  • Bassett to host 'The Hundred' warm-up game this weekend

    ROYAL Wootton Bassett Cricket Club will host a ‘The Hundred’ warm-up game between Welsh Fire and London Spirit on Sunday. The women’s clash begins at 1pm on Bassett’s first-team pitch at the Gerard Buxton Sports Ground, and entry is free for all

  • Designer Outlet hosting free family events this month

    SWINDON’S Designer Outlet is launching a big book club and hosting free events over the next few weeks. McArthur Glen and Swindon Stories’ Big Read Book Club will will see the shopping centre host days of immersive magical storytelling with characters

  • Russell Brand back in Swindon for sold-out Wyvern show

    CONTROVERSIAL comedian Russell Brand is returning to the Wyvern this month - and tickets are already sold-out. This comes almost a year after he was the first performance to take place on the theatre's stage since it was forced to close because

  • Busy Wiltshire road closed due to lorry fire

    A busy Wiltshire road is currently closed due to a lorry fire. Wiltshire Police was informed of the incident on the A338 at Collingbourne Kingston by the fire service at 9.50am. The road is closed at the Collingbourne Kingston junction with

  • Watkins 'destroys' opponent to land English title

    CRUISERWEIGHT Luke Watkins claimed the English title in destructive fashion last weekend, where he dispatched unbeaten prospect Iain Martell. Watkins, who is based at Neilson Boxing’s Alpha Boxing and Fitness gym in Swindon, was forced to box out

  • On-field disappointment and off-field delight

    TRUST STFC vice-chair Alex Pollock reflects on a disappointing opening weekend for Swindon Town as well as some welcome news regarding an off-field story. The new season got underway last weekend, and I think we can all agree that it wasn’t the

  • Supermarkets ban popular summer product amid safety warning

    Popular supermarkets have stopped selling popular summer products over concerns about public safety.  Supermarkets including Aldi, Marks & Spencer and the Co-Op all announced they would be removing disposable barbeques from shelves over wildfire

  • Fun and ease of access are key to getting Swindon active

    Any plan to try and get the people of Swindon to take more exercise - or simply be more active - must motivate people to do so. That’s what Swindon Borough Council’s cabinet member Brian Ford told fellow members of the borough’s health and wellbeing

  • Vandals destroy sculptures on popular family trail

    The aftermath of a vandalism rampage in Stanton Park can be clearly seen as several of its beloved wooden sculptures have been left charred and in pieces.  This is the third attack in 12 months on the public artworks which were created by sculptor

  • Police descended on Swindon pub brawl after man wields taser

    A MAN who took out a taser in a pub scrap has been warned he could be jailed. James Dean Webdell was involved in a brawl at the Tap and Barrel on Manchester Road last July when witnesses said he produced what looked like a torch with “wires protruding

  • Kevin Thomas Lynch

    LYNCH Kevin Thomas Passed away peacefully at Princess Lodge on 25th July 2022, aged 64 years. Dearly beloved Father of Charlotte and Taniya, Father in Law to Chris and Jamie, Grampy to Ryan, Chantelle, Georgia and Scarlett, younger Brother to Tim xxx.

  • Mary Spiers

    SPIERS Mary 5th August 1991. In loving memory of a dear Mother, gone but not forgotten Ian

  • Michael John Mason

    MASON Michael John passed away at Great Western Hospital on the 19th July 2022 aged 77 years. Much loved husband, father, and grandfather. The family would like to thank the staff at Shalbourne suite and Jupiter ward for their empathic care. All enquires