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Kilo of drugs discovered during house raid this morning

Swindon Advertiser | News - April 6, 2017 - 16:13
POLICE carried out a drugs raid on a house in Eastcott this morning.
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Worries raised over paternal leave plan

Swindon Advertiser | News - April 6, 2017 - 16:13
MPs have raised concerns about the number of fathers not taking up shared parental leave because they could not afford to - or did not know they could.
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Class is in session for budding chefs

Swindon Advertiser | News - April 6, 2017 - 16:10
CHEFS gave Ridgeway School pupils a quick cooking masterclass yesterday afternoon.
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Short-term pain will lead to long-term gain, says Council chief

Swindon Advertiser | News - April 6, 2017 - 16:08
MONDAY marks the start of the latest road improvement programme that will affect thousands of motorists in the town.
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The Great British furore over Easter

Swindon Advertiser | News - April 6, 2017 - 16:02
“WHAT’S in a name?” asked William Shakespeare, and well he might.
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Travel: Celebrate a birthday in the sunshine

Swindon Advertiser | News - April 6, 2017 - 15:57
Gearing up for the 50 years of independence celebrations, tiny Caribbean island Anguilla is making a splash on the sunshine party scene, says Lisa Haynes
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Legendary poet comes to town

Swindon Advertiser | News - April 6, 2017 - 15:51
DR John Cooper Clarke is heading to Swindon Arts Centre on Monday, April, 10, for a night of poetry, observations, laughter and chat.
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Sounds Around Town with Dave Franklin

Swindon Advertiser | News - April 6, 2017 - 15:38
GETTING older does come with a whole set of disadvantages; that involuntary groan as you get up out of a chair, the increasing tinges of silver in the hair, the fact that the birthday candles cost more than the cake and that your back goes out more often than you do.
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Wormhole's World: Thumbs up to all that jazz

Swindon Advertiser | News - April 6, 2017 - 15:35
Joe Theobald, aka DJ Captain Wormhole, Looks at all things vinyl 
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UPDATE: Missing schoolgirl found safe and well

Swindon Advertiser | News - April 6, 2017 - 15:30
A SCHOOLGIRL from Highworth who was reported missing earlier today has been found safe and well.
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Great Western Hospital A&E waiting times fail to reach target

Swindon Advertiser | News - April 6, 2017 - 15:19
GREAT Western Hospital failed to reach a target for assessing patients in the emergency department within four hours, in a performance directors say is among the worst in recent history.
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Adam Hastings to join Glasgow Warriors on two-year deal this summer

BBC News & Sport | Swindon - April 6, 2017 - 14:13
Bath and Scotland Under-20s fly-half Adam Hastings will join Pro12 Glasgow Warriors on a two-year deal this summer.
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The town that wept marks 10th anniversary of start of military repatriations

Swindon Advertiser | News - April 6, 2017 - 12:06
IT IS 10 years since the first fallen soldiers were repatriated through Royal Wootton Bassett – a milestone marked last night in a quiet wreath-laying at the town’s war memorial.
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Gap year drug dealer given chance to get his life on track

Swindon Advertiser | News - April 6, 2017 - 11:46
A STUDENT who used his gap year to get a job working for a gang of drug dealers has been given a chance by a judge.
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Weight-loss champ Paul shifts a third of his body weight - but can still eat doughnuts in the gym

Swindon Advertiser | News - April 6, 2017 - 11:39
A Swindon man has shed a third of his bodyweight in just 18 months – despite scoffing doughnuts in the gym with his personal trainer.
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Selfless 7-year-old donates chocolate eggs to children's charity

Swindon Advertiser | News - April 6, 2017 - 11:25
A SELFLESS seven-year-old girl has put smiles on the faces of children less fortunate after she donated Easter eggs to a children’s charity.
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Former Swindon 24 owner turned politician admits criminal past

Swindon Advertiser | News - April 6, 2017 - 11:15
THE former owner of Swindon 24 has come clean about his criminal past, just days after being confirmed as a candidate in the upcoming Wiltshire Council elections.
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Rock is in rude health at 2000 Trees Festival

Swindon Advertiser | News - April 6, 2017 - 09:54
Tickets are on sale now for the green-fields 2000 Trees Rock Festival when Lower Than Atlantis will be headlining.
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Letters: Thursday, April 6 2017

Swindon Advertiser | News - April 6, 2017 - 09:24
PLEASE keep your letters to 250 words maximum giving your name, address and daytime telephone number - even on emails. Email: letters@swindonadvertiser.co.uk. Write: Swindon Advertiser, 100 Victoria Road, Swindon, SN1 3BE. Phone: 01793 501806.
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