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Explorer David Hempleman-Adams wanders the world

Swindon Advertiser | News - April 29, 2015 - 10:33
AROUND 10.30am on a warm Sunday in July I am drinking a cup of coffee, lazily munching a slice of toast, maybe with some marmalade, and contemplating a dubious series of digits that I have scribbled onto a scrap of paper after being assured that they comprise a genuine telephone number.
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Pedestrians in fear from lorries on danger footpath

Swindon Advertiser | News - April 29, 2015 - 09:57
SPEEDING traffic along a Highworth road is forcing residents to take their lives into their own hands as they walk their children to school along a narrow footpath.
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Tony Hawks on living in the middle of nowhere

Swindon Advertiser | News - April 29, 2015 - 09:33
The Swindon Festival of Literature begins next week. MARION SAUVEBOIS catches up with writer and funnyman Tony Hawks ahead of his show at the Arts Centre
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"I have dementia but my life isn't over'

Swindon Advertiser | News - April 29, 2015 - 09:26
SANDY Read’s life careened off course nine years ago, when her memory started to fail her. Resolved to reclaim her existence, the Alzheimer’s sufferer from Haydon Wick began attending Swindon’s younger onset dementia service, the Forget Me Not Centre in Park South. Here she shares her story with the Adver.
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You take water for granted... until it's gone

Swindon Advertiser | News - April 29, 2015 - 09:23
A ROYAL Wootton Bassett couple have spoken of their difficulties after the burst water pipe cut the water supply to thousands of homes in Swindon and North Wiltshire.
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Wiltshire-based rescue team hard at work in Nepal

Swindon Advertiser | News - April 29, 2015 - 09:04
AS Britain wakes this morning the SERVE ON rescue team, which has its headquarters at Salisbury, is already hard at work searching remote rural areas of Nepal for survivors of Saturday's devastating earthquake.
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UPDATE: 1k households still affected but water pressure 'recovering from midday'

Swindon Advertiser | News - April 29, 2015 - 08:11
Water pressure in Wootton Bassett and Lyneham should begin to recover from midday today with engineering work completed to repair the broken mains pipe that affected thousands of people yesterday.
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Colchester United 1-1 Swindon Town

BBC News & Sport | Swindon - April 28, 2015 - 22:46
Colchester miss the chance to move out of the League One relegation zone after they are held to a draw by Swindon.
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Passions rise over Trident and Immigration as South Swindon candidates debate

Swindon Advertiser | News - April 28, 2015 - 22:22
IT WAS the turn of candidates looking to win the South Swindon seat to face public questions at the Wyvern on Tuesday.
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Army influx 'poses huge challenges'

BBC News & Sport | Swindon - April 28, 2015 - 20:50
An influx of thousands of army families into Wiltshire is a huge but highly positive challenge, the election candidates for Devizes agree.
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RSPCA barking up right tree with fun dog show and duck race

Swindon Advertiser | News - April 28, 2015 - 19:00
HAVING a waggy tail or looking most like their owners could be a winning trait for dogs taking part at an forthcoming show in Swindon.
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'Idealistic' teenager caught with heroin wraps spared immediate prison term

Swindon Advertiser | News - April 28, 2015 - 18:50
AN "idealistic" 19-year-old with designs on working in Somalia’s aviation industry has been spared a prison term after being caught with wraps of heroin in his underpants.
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'Idealistic' teenager caught with heroin wraps spared immediate prison term

Swindon Advertiser | News - April 28, 2015 - 18:50
AN "idealistic" 19-year-old with designs on working in Somalia’s aviation industry has been spared a prison term after being caught with wraps of heroin in his underpants.
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LIVE BLOG: South Swindon hustings from Wyvern Theatre

Swindon Advertiser | News - April 28, 2015 - 18:28
The South Swindon candidates at the General Election on May 7 will be answering questions at the Wyvern Theatre from 7.30pm
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Thousands affected as burst pipe drains Royal Wootton Bassett reservoir

Swindon Advertiser | News - April 28, 2015 - 18:09
HUNDREDS queued for up to an hour to pick up bottles of water delivered by Thames Water after a burst pipe drained the reservoir in Royal Wootton Bassett.
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Thousands affected as burst pipe drains Royal Wootton Bassett reservoir

Swindon Advertiser | News - April 28, 2015 - 18:09
HUNDREDS queued for up to an hour to pick up bottles of water delivered by Thames Water after a burst pipe drained the reservoir in Royal Wootton Bassett.
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Thirsty cows helped by Thames Water after mains burst

Swindon Advertiser | News - April 28, 2015 - 17:07
THAMES Water helped out some thirsty dairy cows during the water main burst today, donating 9,000 litres of water to a Braydon farm.
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Thirsty cows helped by Thames Water after mains burst

Swindon Advertiser | News - April 28, 2015 - 17:07
THAMES Water helped out some thirsty dairy cows during the water main burst today, donating 9,000 litres of water to a Braydon farm.
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Good care served up by Westlea Breakfast Club

Swindon Advertiser | News - April 28, 2015 - 16:56
YOUNGSTERS at a breakfast and after-school club in west Swindon are well behaved and confident thanks to clear guidance, according to Ofsted inspectors.
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Bobbies bike it to help out charities

Swindon Advertiser | News - April 28, 2015 - 16:40
POLICE officers will turn from the war on drugs to the fight against cancer as they take on the 900-mile slog from John O’Groats to Land’s End in just nine days next month.
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