• Puppy's ear completely ripped off during dog attack in shop

    A puppy's ear has been completely ripped after being attacked by another dog. A police investigation has now been launched, with officers seeking to identify a woman who can help them with their enquiries. On Sunday, May 5, in James Avenue,

  • Closure of Tesco roundabout into town sparks frustration

    WORK to fix a “nightmare” partial closure of a roundabout in Cirencester should be finished in four weeks time. Part of the Kings Meadow Roundabout in Cirencester first closed in March to investigate water coming out of the middle of the roundabout

  • Man admits fantasy after flashing by communal bins

    A Gorse Hill man has admitted to indecently exposing himself near the communal bin storage area of the flats where he lives. Enrico Rippa, of Hinton Street, appeared in the dock at Swindon Magistrates Court on Tuesday morning and pleaded guilty

  • Blake-Tracy says Town 'need change' to be successful

    Frazer Blake-Tracy said that he felt he had to leave Swindon Town if he was going to experience success. The defender left Swindon after two years having won at least one of the Player of the Season awards in both of his campaigns. Blake-Tracy

  • Parties on Swindon Council elect their leaders for new term

    The leadership teams of the two main political groups in the Swindon Borough Council chamber have been agreed for the next year. And it will be a set of opponents very familiar with each other. After a very satisfactory set of election results

  • Woman denies taking abortion pills after buying them online

    A six-month pregnant teenager bought pills to illegally abort her baby, a court heard. Sophie Harvey is accused of taking the drug to end her pregnancy after learning she was at 28 weeks and five days gestation – meaning she could not get a legal

  • Tributes to Town superfan who never missed a game in 35 years

    Tributes have been paid to a highly influential Swindon Town Fan who has recently died.  Marc Walters ran SAS Travel for many years, and was a passionate fan of the Robins, not missing a game for decades.  Marc died last week, and shortly afterwards

  • Dozens of knives left in Swindon library surrender bin

    Dozens of knives are set to be destroyed after being left inside a knife surrender bin.  Officers from the Swindon North, East and Rural Neighbourhood Policing Team have been out and about this week searching well-known hotspots for hidden knives

  • New McDonald's restaurant seeks permission to install 23 signs

    Fast food giant McDonald’s is moving ahead with its plan to open a drive-through restaurant and take-away in a business park in east Swindon. The company has applied to put up signs advertising its presence at the park, which is still being developed

  • Swindon 'contact former players' over coaching role

    Swindon Town have approached former players about taking up a role in the coaching staff, according to a report by The Ink. Town remain in search of their next head coach, having been without a permanent incumbent since Michael Flynn parted ways

  • South coast beaches to impose tourist tax for visitors

    BOURNEMOUTH, Christchurch and Poole is set to be the first coastal area to install a tourist tax which could generate more than £12 million over five years. After a successful consultation, the Accommodation BID (Business Improvement District)

  • Chippenham brothers walked a marathon a day in honour of mum

    Two Chippenham brothers journeyed across the South of England to raise funds for a charity that supported their mother during her battle with cancer. Aidan and Gregg Bartlett covered the equivalent of a marathon each day across four days for the

  • Sheffield United break Swindon's Premier League record

    Sheffield United have broken Swindon Town’s Premier League record of the most goals conceded in a single season. For thirty years, Swindon were the only side to have ever conceded a century of goals in the Premier League, having conceded exactly

  • Lindsey reflects on his time as Swindon head coach

    Former Swindon Town boss Scott Lindsey said that he felt that he was never truly accepted during his time as head coach at the County Ground. Lindsey was in charge at Town for six months in 2022, winning a third of his matches having taken over

  • Evri customers issued urgent scam warning

    Evri, the UK’s largest dedicated parcel company, has issued a warning to everyone using its service. The company has issued an updated warning about scammers trying to profit off of Evri customers. The renewed guidance on phishing messages,

  • New community hospital opening in Swindon later this year

    A new community hospital will be opening in Swindon later this year. A vacant unit in Dorcan's Edison Park is being transformed into a healthcare hub that aims to reduce NHS waiting times by providing extra access to ophthalmology and gastroenterology

  • Nationwide deal criticised by biggest Virgin Money shareholder

    Virgin Money’s biggest shareholder has said that it would have been better for Nationwide members to get a vote on the takeover of Virgin Money. He has sided with a petition demanding that Nationwide’s 16 million members get a say on the deal which

  • Major overhaul in rubbish collection proposed by Government

    Householders in Swindon might be able to save themselves some time separating out their recycling if proposed new government rules come into force. Currently, householders in the borough are asked to separate their dry recycling into several different

  • Call the police if you see this man placing a bet in town

    A shoplifter with 107 previous convictions for theft has been banned from every bookmaker in Swindon and most of the town's shops. Christopher DeSantos, of Clive Parade, appeared in the dock at Swindon Magistrates Court on Monday and admitted to