MUSIC lovers are being invited to live out their rock fantasies when a collection of top-of-the-range electric guitars go under the gavel, including some made by the late Stanley Doubtfire from Royal Wootton Bassett who died earlier this year.
THIS week we received the very sad news that my local GP of 16 years and the clinical chairman of the NHS Swindon Clinical Commissioning Group, Dr Peter Crouch, died last Saturday.
A FORMER town centre pre-school is to be demolished next month but what the site will become is a mystery at the moment.
FEARS that Japan would pull production out of the UK after Brexit, have been dismissed by the European President of Honda after the launch of the new Civic hatchback in Swindon, this week.
BRIDGEMEAD: Catalytic converters belonging to 17 panal vans at VW Van Hire, Bridgemead, off Paddington Drive, were stolen between 6.30pm on Wednesday September 14 and 6am on Thursday, September 15. Anyone with any information is asked to contact Wiltshire Police.
FOUR people were arrested in Swindon this morning.
OLD TOWN: A moped that was stolen in Old Town on Tuesday evening at around 9pm was found burnt out on Redposts Drive two days later. A police spokesman said: "Unknown offender(s) stole a silver Symply 2 125 moped around 9pm on Tuesday, September 13 from the back of a property on Kingshill Road. The motorcycle was found burnt out on Redpost Drive in the early hours of Thursday, September 15. If you heard or saw anything suspicious in the Kingshill or Redpost Drive areas at these times please contact Wiltshire Police on 101."
Police are investigating a break-in at the Swindon Caravan Centre, between Lydiard Millicent and Royal Wootton Bassett sometime between 4.15pm on Sunday, September 11 and 7.30am on Monday, September 12. A spokesman for Wiltshire Police said: "Several caravans were broken in to and a number of plastic steps and chemical toilet cassettes were taken. If you heard or saw anything suspicious in this area at this time please contact Wiltshire Police on 101."
EASTLEAZE: Police are appealing for witnesses after a group of people was seen kicking down part of a garden fence to a property on Stonefield Close. The incident happened at around 3.45am on Friday, September 16. A police spokesman said: "If you heard or saw anything suspicious in this area at this time please contact Wiltshire Police on 101."
GORSE HILL: Police are investigating after someone broke into Gorse Hill Community Centre some time between 9am on Friday, September 9 and 1pm on Wednesday, September 14. Nothing was taken but items had been moved. Anyone with any information is asked to contact the police on the non-emergency 101 number.
EXTENSION: THIEVES broke in to a house on Northbrook Road and stole a handbag which contained the keys to the owner's car, a Ford Fiesta, which was subsequently taken. The car was later found. A spokesman for Wiltshire Police said: "We are currently investigating the incident which happened between late on Wednesday, September 14 and the early hours of Thursday, September 15. If you heard or saw anything suspicious in this area at this time please contact Wiltshire Police on 101."
TOWN CENTRE: An HP notebook, jewellery, an i-Pad and two TVs were stolen after thieves broke into a house on Newhall Street sometime between 6pm and 11pm on Wednesday, September 14. Anyone who heard or saw anything suspicious in this area at this time is asked to contact Wiltshire Police on 101.
GORSE HILL: Wiltshire Police are appealing for witnesses after someone broke in to a flat on the junction of Cricklade Road and Edinburgh Street at around 9pm on Tuesday, September 13. The occupant was in his living room watching TV when he heard a noise in his kitchen, he went to investigate and and found someone had been in there. Nothing was taken. Anyone who heard or saw anything suspicious in this area at this time is asked to contact police on 101.
PRIORY VALE: A Vauxhall Corsa was taken from the drive of a house after a thief managed to take the keys from the property. Soon after, police spotted the stolen car and pursued it after it failed to stop. It then collided with some "roadside furniture", but no other vehicles were involved.
A MULTI-MILLION pound project to upgrade junction 16 of the M4 can now "start in earnest" after a contractor was appointed to begin work as early as next month.
RODBOURNE: Wiltshire Police are appealing for witnesses after a break-in at a house on Cornwall Avenue. A police spokesman said: "At around 1pm on Saturday, September 10 unknown offenders were seen leaving the property; it was discovered later that some jewellery, car keys and mobile phones were stolen. If you heard or saw anything suspicious in this area at this time please contact us on 101."
A WORLD-CUP winning rugby superstar delighted schoolchildren when he dropped in to open their new classrooms today.(SEPT 16)
SWINDON police officers who risked their own lives to drag a suicidal man from freezing water in a storm drain and tackled a knife-wilding man who had also tried to commit suicide, as well as officers who have put in hundreds of extra hours in the fight against crime have been honoured at the Wiltshire Force Awards.
KILLER Christopher Halliwell who is accused of murdering Becky Godden has insisted to a jury that he never knew her.
HOT and spicy dishes straight out of Mexico were on the menu for youngsters from Eldene Primary School as they got a taste of the country’s cuisine.