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Heritage railway preparing to welcome engineering greats from road and sky

Swindon Advertiser | News - August 9, 2017 - 14:13
TRAIN passengers will be able to take a step back in time this weekend when a local heritage line turns the clock back.
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Jonty Evans raises £500k to buy Cooley Rorkes Drift

BBC News & Sport | Swindon - August 9, 2017 - 14:06
Jonty Evans raised the money to buy Cooley Rorkes Drift after its owner put the horse up for sale.
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BUSINESS: Colin takes up new role challenge

Swindon Advertiser | News - August 9, 2017 - 14:00
Colin Newbould is no stranger to Swindon and he now returns in a new role with leading pharmaceutical packaging provider Wasdell.
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Letters: Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Swindon Advertiser | News - August 9, 2017 - 14:00
PLEASE keep your letters to 250 words maximum giving your name, address and daytime telephone number - even on emails. Email: letters@swindonadvertiser.co.uk. Write: Swindon Advertiser, 100 Victoria Road, Swindon, SN1 3BE. Phone: 01793 501806.
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Police seek to reunite stolen bike with mystery owner

Swindon Advertiser | News - August 9, 2017 - 13:37
POLICE officers want to identify the owner of a bike that was stolen from the town centre on Tuesday.
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Prison officer 'fears for staff' at riot-hit Erlestoke

BBC News & Sport | Swindon - August 9, 2017 - 13:33
Officer who retired after riot says Erlestoke jail "needs to start getting discipline back".
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ON STAGE: Aspiring actors set to hop on a bus for summer project

Swindon Advertiser | News - August 9, 2017 - 12:55
Swindon’s Wyvern Theatre will be buzzing this week as 250 youngsters attempt to produce a full scale musical in under two weeks. The patter of many feet will ring through every spare inch of the theatre as the aspiring actors, singers and dancers are put through their paces by a team of professionals. This year’s chosen musical is Summer Holiday, based on the 1963 film starring Cliff Richard and The Shadows. Project Co-ordinator Nyree Kingsbury said: “We’re all very excited. The hard work and talent that we see every year from the young people taking part, both on stage and behind the scenes is phenomenal and it really is my favourite two weeks of the year at the Wyvern. The whole theatre will be buzzing with activity and to see the cast and crew come alive in just 10 days to produce a full-scale show of professional quality is very special. If you miss it, you’re missing out!’ David Jell the Wyvern’s Deputy Technical Manager is the production manager for this production tackling the logistics of 250 young and enthusiastic actors on stage. Along with young performers the technical crew at the theatre is taking on a team of budding back stage engineers. David said: “This year we have extended the age range for technical participants for anyone between the ages of 14 and 26 which is brilliant for the local young people who have an interest and would like some experience working in a professional environment.’’ Joining David on the team of experts will be a director, choreographer, musical director, musicians and his own techie team. It is quite a feat for the youngsters, as even professionals usually have three weeks on average to run through their lines and grow into their characters, before facing an audience.  There will be five performances of Summer Holiday presented by actors from nine to 21-years-old providing a taste of British nostalgia. The musical tells the story of Don and his pals who hire a double decker London bus to take them on holiday to Greece. It is the ultimate feel-good road trip, with songs including Bachelor Boy, In The Country, On The Beach, Pull On Your Dancing Shoes and of course the title track. The Swindon Summer Youth Project began in 1994 with Bugsy Malone and every year since has presented such shows as Joseph, My Fair Lady, Annie, 42nd Street, West Side Story, Crazy For You, Oliver and many more including last year’s hugely successful Grease. Not only does the project help theatrical aspirations in the young cast but it also builds confidence, develops learning skills, unites young people from a range of ethnic and cultural backgrounds, allows them to make lots of new friends and most importantly to have fun in an imaginative and creative environment. Tickets for Summer Holiday which begins at 7.30pm nightly are available from 01793 524481 or visit www.swindontheatres.co.uk - Flicky Harrison
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DAVID RENARD: Our town is safe place to live and work, despite what 999: What's Your Emergency? may show

Swindon Advertiser | News - August 9, 2017 - 12:38
Some of you may have seen the current series of ‘999: What’s Your Emergency?’ which has been focussing on the issues the Police deal with in Swindon and Wiltshire, writes Swindon Borough Council leader DAVID RENARD. 
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Swindon shoppers clear-out town supermarkets of new bakery favourite

Swindon Advertiser | News - August 9, 2017 - 12:27
The shelves have been cleared - and they have only been on sale for two days.
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Stark image of almost-seaman steals show at Swindon Photographic Society's annual exhibition

Swindon Advertiser | News - August 9, 2017 - 12:24
A stark image of an old seaman staring deep into the camera lens has won the public vote for the best picture at the Swindon Photographic Society’s annual exhibition.
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ADVER CHAT: Glen Power from The Script on dicing with death

Swindon Advertiser | News - August 9, 2017 - 12:00
Being a drummer was a huge boost to the recovery of Glen Power from The Script following a serious head injury.
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ADVER CHAT: Rick McMurray from Ash on their tenth Reading Festival

Swindon Advertiser | News - August 9, 2017 - 12:00
Ash will be notching up their 10th date at Reading Festival this year and drummer Rick McMurray says they are looking forward to seeing their statue.
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Team-building day raises cash for Prospect Hospice

Swindon Advertiser | News - August 9, 2017 - 11:52
A DAY of team-building saw staff at Smiths News in Kembrey Park raise £200 for Prospect Hospice.
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HIV home tests to beat late diagnoses

Swindon Advertiser | News - August 9, 2017 - 10:55
NEW HIV tests will be available for Swindon residents.
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Disadvantaged pupils trailing almost two years behind at Swindon secondaries

Swindon Advertiser | News - August 9, 2017 - 10:27
SECONDARY pupils from disadvantaged backgrounds in Swindon are falling almost two years behind their peers, a major new report has revealed.
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Disadvantaged pupils trailing almost two years behind at Swindon secondaries

Swindon Advertiser | News - August 9, 2017 - 10:27
SECONDARY pupils from disadvantaged backgrounds in Swindon are falling almost two years behind their peers, a major new report has revealed.
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Visitors from across the world crop up at new circle

Swindon Advertiser | News - August 9, 2017 - 10:08
THE overwhelming response to a crop circle's sudden appearance in a Hannington farm has caused headaches for the farm's managers.
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Ex-special forces soldier bit man's arm during theft of trolley-load of food

Swindon Advertiser | News - August 9, 2017 - 10:07
A former 'special forces' soldier who tried to rob a woman at a cash machine 48 hours after he bit a man who tried to stop him shoplifting has been spared jail.
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Rock festival raises hundreds for Swindon SOBS

Swindon Advertiser | News - August 9, 2017 - 10:04
A MUSIC festival held at the Blunsdon Arms last month has raised more than £1,600 for charity.
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Thamesdown Drive relining and A419 resurfacing will cause road closures

Swindon Advertiser | News - August 9, 2017 - 10:03
ALL of Thamesdown Drive will be relined later this month and resurfacing work will be carried out on the A419 shortly afterwards.
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