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Celebrations as Adver reaches 160th birthday

Swindon Advertiser | News - February 7, 2014 - 06:30
GLASSES were raised in the Adver offices yesterday as the newspaper celebrated its 160th year.
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Police will not check wi-fi deal

Swindon Advertiser | News - February 7, 2014 - 06:30
A MEETING of Swindon Council’s cabinet resolved not to formally refer the issue of the town’s wi-fi scandal to the police.
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Pupils earn their stripes with road safety class

Swindon Advertiser | News - February 7, 2014 - 06:30
CHILDREN were taught the black and white rules of road safety when a zebra took assembly at a Swindon primary school yesterday.
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Woodland warriors making a difference

Swindon Advertiser | News - February 7, 2014 - 06:30
WHY would a person give up a Sunday morning a month to tend woodland?
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160 APPEAL: 'We had a clear vision - this was our dream'

Swindon Advertiser | News - February 7, 2014 - 06:30
This year the Adver celebrates its 160th anniversary and to mark the occasion, we have launched an appeal to raise £160,000 for the Prospect Hospice. Today MARION SAUVEBOIS continues a series of features with a look at the history of the hospice and an interview with one of its founders
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Painting town red in name of charity

Swindon Advertiser | News - February 7, 2014 - 06:30
TOWNSPEOPLE and businesses will paint the town red – quite literally – in a showy display of gratitude to the trio who donated a much-needed defibrillator to Cricklade.
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Facing the music: why Brunel Rooms failed

Swindon Advertiser | News - February 7, 2014 - 06:30
The former directors of the Brunel Rooms have blamed a flawed business plan, poor marketing and escalating security costs for the failure of the club and the loss of their £250,000 investment.
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£100k to widen road is a bad idea, say residents

Swindon Advertiser | News - February 7, 2014 - 06:00
PLANS to use a pot of money to help widen Queen Elizabeth Drive in Priory Vale have been met with derision from a number of residents on the road.
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Shock as GP surgery shuts

Swindon Advertiser | News - February 7, 2014 - 06:00
ABOUT 2,000 patients in Old Town will be competing for limited places at a handful of practices following the announcement of Marlborough Road Surgery’s impending closure.
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Council says no to pop up shops

Swindon Advertiser | News - February 7, 2014 - 06:00
SWINDON Council has rejected the idea of pop-up shops as a method of bringing life to the town centre.
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£2.5m Lotto windfall boosts town groups

Swindon Advertiser | News - February 7, 2014 - 06:00
MORE than £2.5m of National Lottery funding was invested in Swindon last year, figures show.
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MP backs PE project for schools

Swindon Advertiser | News - February 7, 2014 - 06:00
ROBERT Buckland, the MP for South Swindon, was in London with an Olympic swimming star this week to find out about a project aimed at helping disabled youngsters take part in PE lessons.
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Arriva in bid to improve hospital transport

Swindon Advertiser | News - February 7, 2014 - 06:00
ARRIVA Transport Solutions has been forced into root and branch changes after underestimating the scale of patient transport.
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Children 'unaware of Bible stories'

BBC News & Sport | Swindon - February 7, 2014 - 05:36
Swindon society says children lack awareness
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Railway line re-doubling delayed

BBC News & Sport | Swindon - February 7, 2014 - 01:54
A project to re-double a section of railway line between Gloucestershire and Wiltshire is delayed.
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Huge tree blown down on to graves

BBC News & Sport | Swindon - February 6, 2014 - 20:31
A huge pine tree, believed to be 150 years old, is brought down in a cemetery in Warminster by high winds.
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Leisure operators have until Friday 7 February to make offers for Swindon leisure facilities

Swindon Link - February 6, 2014 - 19:20
However council consultation on process continues until 3 March
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'Insect bullying' of 'rape' soldier

BBC News & Sport | Swindon - February 6, 2014 - 16:25
A soldier who hanged herself two years after claiming she was raped had a box of live crickets released in her room in a bullying campaign, an inquest hears.
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3,000 patients face fight for new GP after surgery's closure

Swindon Advertiser | News - February 6, 2014 - 16:23
SOME 3,000 patients in Old Town will be competing for places at a handful of GP practices following the announcement of Marlborough Road Surgery‘s impending closure today.
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Swindon Monopoly named world's sixth weirdest edition

Swindon Advertiser | News - February 6, 2014 - 15:57
THE Swindon version of Monopoly has been dubbed the sixth weirdest version of the legendary board game.
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