THIS week I have some friendly advice for high-profile politicians who may be tempted to comment on the junior doctors’ ongoing dispute over pay and hours.
THANKS to a generous donation by the congregation of St John The Evangelist Church in Haydon Wick, work can start to build a house for a family who were affected by last year’s Nepal earthquake.
RESIDENTS in Royal Wootton Bassett are being urged to be extra vigilant following a number of incidents of criminal damage to vehicles in the area.
A TEENAGER with communication issues is fearful of using her mobile phone after she ended up with a bill of more than £70 in charges for something she didn’t sign up for.
A CARER has sunk his career after he dragged a vulnerable young man he was charged with looking after across the floor and out of the room when he acted up, a court has heard.
A SWINDON man has died after being hit by a car near the Marsh Farm Hotel on Friday night.
A MAN who is accused of raping a woman twice over a few days faces trial by judge and jury.
A JUDGE has blasted a fraudster after learning he hadn’t done any of the unpaid work under a previous court order.
A FATHER-OF-TWO has been given a community order after he allegedly hit his partner when she found out he had been texting other women.
A COURT has ordered another report be prepared on a man accused of assaulting a police officer.
THE Swindon taxi market could soon change forever with smartphone-based firm UBER set to arrive in town.
UBER is a web-based firm that connects customers with any vetted drivers which happen to be in the area when the request for a taxi comes in.
A safety check is being carried out on a temporary relief road in Wiltshire which nearby residents say is unsafe.
A HONDA worker said he was ashamed of himself when he appeared before Swindon magistrates charged with three counts of assault on his wife and son.
CONCERNS have been raised about plans to give parish councils more services following a Government announcement that the amount of cash they can raise could be limited.
A MAN was punched in the face while walking along the cycle path on Shaftesbury Avenue near Dorcan Academy.
Police are appealing for information following an incident which occurred on a Swindon bus.
UNITE the union and the Swindon People’s Assembly joined forces to protest outside Sports Direct this weekend.
THIEVES broke into a home in Cricklade Road between Wednesday, February 3, and Wednesday, February 10, and stole a shower unit, leaving water pouring from a pipe and causing flooding damage to the house.
IN a “moment of stupidity” a man stole almost £200 of perfume and aftershave from a town centre shop with the woman he was out shopping with.