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  • Police seize car clocked at 100mph on M4 in Wiltshire

    Police have seized a car after it was allegedly clocked travelling at 100mph on the M4 in Wiltshire. Offices from the Roads Policing Unit reportedly recorded a Peugeot driver exceeding the speed limit on the motorway by 30mph on Monday, June 10

  • Russell 'not doing his job' if he is not interested in Payne

    Swindon Town Head of Football Jamie Russell said that he would not be doing his job if he was not interested in Jack Payne. After Swindon missed out on a potential return for Dan Kemp as he signed a deal with Stevenage in League One, the rumour

  • Brits issued warning as five TV channels set be axed

    Viewers are set to lose five Channel 4 TV channels in the coming weeks. Freeview revealed back in April that a host of "important changes" were being made as part of an update which saw the launch of several new channels and the closure of others

  • First chance to see TV advert filmed at £17m Swindon hotel

    Staff from a town centre hotel starred in a new advert filmed in Swindon. Premier Inn employees Oliver Cooper and Faheem Mahmood appear in a promotion for the chain’s Rest Easy campaign with colleagues Riza, Oliver, Mary and Chloe. The commercial

  • Anger as shrubbery 'destroyed' in Swindon neighbourhood

    A parish council has defended its decision to remove shrubs after locals expressed concern.  A number of plants, bushes and shrubs in the Haydon Wick estate have been removed recently, leaving behind an unsightly mess.  And while Haydon Wick

  • Jobs created as business opens branch in Swindon

    The opening of a new builders merchants branch has created nine jobs in Swindon. Grant & Stone has set up shop on Headlands Industrial Estate, offering DIY enthusiasts and construction professionals a range of building materials, plumbing supplies

  • Swindon councillor standing for Labour at the General Election

    A newly -announced Labour candidate at the General Election has said that that he is “appalled by the lack of honesty, integrity and decency at the heart of government”. Swindon councillor Ravi Venkatesh moved to the UK in 2006 from southern India

  • Children's dreams come true at special zoo event

    Dreams were made for families with sick and disabled children at a special event in Cotswold Wildlife Park.  The Oxfordshire Zoo invited 80 families from local charitable organisations, including Swindon, to visit for its ninth annual 'Dreamnight

  • What does Sobowale add to the Swindon squad?

    Swindon Town have announced their second signing of the summer in Shrewsbury Town full-back Tunmise Sobowale, what will he add to the squad? The 25-year-old has arrived having had plenty of experience in the League of Ireland and played over 1,000

  • Swindon to return to Adidas kits in new deal

    Swindon Town have announced a new partnership with Pro:Direct and Adidas as their new kit supplier for 2024/25. Following the announcement Puma and Swindon had terminated their agreement, the club are set to return to Adidas kits for next season

  • Swindon Wildcats announce new team in NIHL

    Swindon Wildcats have announced that they have been successful in their application to launch a second team for the 2024/25 season. It was announced that the club’s application for a place in the NIHL Division One South had been accepted, allowing

  • Barclays buildings under attack from pro-Palestine activists

    More than 15 branches of Barclays bank across England and Scotland have been vandalised by a campaign group called Palestine Action. The sites had windows smashed and paint thrown as part of a protest calling on the bank to divest from arms companies

  • Chippenham sign former Swindon striker in double swoop

    Former Swindon Town striker Harry Parsons has returned to Chippenham Town as the Bluebirds made a double dip in the transfer market. The Town academy graduate, who made 25 appearances in the first team at the County Ground, has gone back to Chippenham

  • Town bring in former Shrewsbury full-back

    Swindon Town have confirmed the signing of Shrewsbury Town right-back Tunmise Sobowale on a permanent basis ahead of the 2024/25 season. The 25-year-old arrives with more than 100 appearances in senior football, spending last season in League One

  • Meet the family reopening one of town's oldest pubs

    One of the oldest pubs on Royal Wootton Bassett's High Street has reopened after almost a year of sitting empty. After several setbacks and weeks of anticipation, The Crown Hotel finally opened its doors on Friday, June 7. Chippenham couple

  • Popular coffee shop with 'friendliest staff' closes its doors

    A coffee venue in the heart of Swindon town centre has closed its doors. Second Cup Coffee on The Parade has not opened its doors for weeks - and there has been no official announcement from the business itself. Google lists the local establishment

  • Swindon businessman wins huge jackpot in Las Vegas

    A Swindon businessman has won big in Vegas as the gold bracelet winner of the World Series of Poker. Daniel Willis is the founder and CEO of Amplifyd, which he describes as a "premier auction house for influential artists and music brands to sell

  • Revamped play park opens as part of £600,000 improvements

    A play park refurbished as part of a £600,000 scheme has reopened to families. South Swindon Parish Council have been overseeing improvement works to the Buckhurst Play Area as part of a wider project to breathe new life into Buckhurst Field in