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Friends and family to come together tonight to remember Paul Murray

A FUNDRAISER will be held tonight in memory of Paul Murray who died last month at the age of 53.
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Children arrive to discover school has been turned into a crime scene

Pupils at Holy Rood school were in for a shock when they arrived at school on Friday as their school had been turned into a crime scene investigation.
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Cabinet approves BMX plans for Moredon Recreation Ground

PROPOSALS to breathe new life into one of Swindon’s green lungs could see millions of pounds invested in brand new sports facilities.
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Irish dancers give Brunel shoppers a shock as they mark St Patrick's Day

SATURDAY morning shoppers at the Brunel Shopping Centre were treated to an unannounced St Patrick's Day performance.
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Margery celebrates 103rd birthday

A CARE home resident celebrated her 103rd birthday this week.
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More children in Swindon benefitting from free childcare

MORE than 1,100 children in Swindon are benefitting from the government’s 30 hours free childcare policy.
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HMP Erlestoke riot 'exposed staff shortage'

The riot caused £850,000 worth of damage and led to 120 prisoners having to be re-housed.
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Charitable partnership announced for Swindon-based First City Nursing

Swindon-based care provider First City Nursing and Care has agreed a partnership with charities Age UK Swindon and Wiltshire and the Royal Voluntary Service to benefit people receiving care in Swindon by joining up the services on offer.
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Awards galore at Hop, Skip and Jump for youngsters who have gone the distance

YOUNGSTERS at a respite care and play centre in West Swindon were celebrated on Saturday for their progress over the past few months.
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Pub quiz raises more than £1,300 for Prospect Hospice

Swindon Advertiser | News - March 17, 2018 - 12:50
The Calley Arms in Hodson have raised £1,310 for Prospect Hospice through monthly quiz nights.
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Pupils use their powers of persuasion to secure jobs

Swindon Advertiser | News - March 17, 2018 - 12:46
YEAR 11 students from Lawn Manor had the opportunity to practise their interviewing skills with local employers last week.
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GWR cancels trains between Chippenham and Westbury due to weather while Great Western Main Line through Swindon remains closed

Swindon Advertiser | News - March 17, 2018 - 11:05
Great Western Railway (GWR) has suspended train services between Chippenham and Westbury this morning due to the weather.
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VIDEO: Snow moves in as Mini Beast from the East arrives in Swindon

Swindon Advertiser | News - March 17, 2018 - 10:45
The Mini Beast from the East has arrived in Swindon this morning, with snow flurries across the town.
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M4 Junction 16 works end in sight, but closures and diversions begin next week

Swindon Advertiser | News - March 17, 2018 - 09:22
CLOSURES, contraflows and lane restrictions lie ahead for drivers using Junction 16 of the M4.
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Spot the signs of child sexual exploitation

Swindon Advertiser | News - March 17, 2018 - 09:15
Swindon Borough Council is backing a national campaign which aims to highlight the issues surrounding child sexual exploitation (CSE).
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Engineering school announced for Swindon as Openreach beings trainee recruitment drive

Swindon Advertiser | News - March 17, 2018 - 08:43
More than 450 trainee engineers will be hired across the South West – including more than 50 across Wiltshire - as part of the largest recruitment drive ever undertaken by Openreach.
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Addict pleads for longer jail sentence

Swindon Advertiser | News - March 17, 2018 - 08:01
A PROLIFIC offender and heroin addict pleaded with magistrates to be given extra time in jail because she wanted to sort herself out.
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Heritage groups hit out at councillor over fire-damaged artefacts

Swindon Advertiser | News - March 17, 2018 - 07:03
HERITAGE groups have accused the council of giving them the cold shoulder over future plans for the fire-damaged contents of an old museum.
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Handyman claimed car had been stolen when it was found crashed on roundabout

Swindon Advertiser | News - March 17, 2018 - 07:01
A HANDYMAN who abandoned his car and fled after crashing it on a roundabout, thanked magistrates for showing him leniency when he appeared in the dock
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'Strategic corridor' is to greatly improve transport links for Swindon

Swindon Advertiser | News - March 17, 2018 - 07:00
SWINDON is to join forces with towns and cities across the country to create a “strategic corridor” that will improve transport links with the south midlands and east of England.
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