A pub customer claims a rat ran up his leg and took a chip out of his hand while he was eating.
A FOOTBALL fan who admitted racially abusing a member of staff at the County Ground has been fined more than £200.
A WARRANT has been issued for the arrest of former nightclub manager Jason Ranford after he failed to attend court to answer charges of driving while disqualified.
HOPES that the Swindon Food and Drink Festival could become a regular highlight of the town’s social calendar have been dashed.
BUS passengers in Swindon can look forward to a more comfortable ride this spring after Thamesdown Transport announced an investment of £1.4 million in ten new buses for the town.
NEW figures show that more than £2.1 million of National Lottery funding was awarded across Swindon last year alone.
THE red carpet will be rolled out in Marlborough next week when Camilla Parker Bowles heads to Savernake Hospital to meet staff, patients and fundraisers.
PLANS to lease Lydiard Park and House will move forward at next week’s cabinet meeting, while plans to introduce car parking charges there and Coate Water have also been announced.
A NATIONWIDE insurance firm due to open the doors to its new offices in Swindon this spring has been named as one of the country’s leading employers of apprentices after picking up one of the top accolades at the National Apprenticeship Awards.
A FAMILY-run firm is bucking the cold winter snap and revealed it is enjoying year on year growth as they enter their fifth anniversary year.
A pair of teenagers who robbed a man of his mobile phone will still face a trial over whether they had a knife.
Woman who struck love rival with stiletto pleads with judge to grant her bail then fails to return to court
A judge has issued a another warrant for the arrest of a mum who hit a love rival in the face with the point of her stiletto shoe in a drunken attack.
THIS week Commonweal School has been running a fundraising week to raise money for refugees with all the funds going to charities that help refugees coming from Syria, and other war torn, tragedy stricken places.
A RAILWAY passenger who shut himself in a train carriage toilet became abusive when confronted by the train manager before making a racist remark about him, a court has heard.
A HIGH-speed train carrying hundreds of passengers smashed into 13 tonnes of stone on the track in Froxfield because a police call handler did not raise the alarm quick enough, an accident report has said.
A WOMAN has been told she has only narrowly escaped being sent to prison after what magistrates described as a "vile sequence of events" on her mother and sister amid a dispute over money.
IT was, as Roger Gale, eminent member of the Society of Antiquaries of London so eloquently and tantalisingly put it in 1728 “the finest pavement that the sun ever shone upon in England.”
PLANS to roll out wireless broadband across the borough could hit a stumbling block next week after a planning application for two of the masts has been recommended for refusal.
AN EASTCOTT Community Organisation event showcasing original arts and crafts from across Swindon has been described as brilliant by organisers.
A new study of prehistoric bones discovered at Stonehenge finds around half belonged to women, despite commonly-held beliefs.