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Rat in pub 'ran up leg and stole chip'

BBC News & Sport | Swindon - February 3, 2016 - 15:21
A pub customer claims a rat ran up his leg and took a chip out of his hand while he was eating.
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Football fan fined after racial abuse against County Ground staff member

Swindon Advertiser | News - February 3, 2016 - 15:20
A FOOTBALL fan who admitted racially abusing a member of staff at the County Ground has been fined more than £200.
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Warrant issued for former nightclub manager Jason Ranford after court no-show

Swindon Advertiser | News - February 3, 2016 - 15:02
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.
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Swindon food and drink fest will not return say organisers

Swindon Advertiser | News - February 3, 2016 - 14:38
HOPES that the Swindon Food and Drink Festival could become a regular highlight of the town’s social calendar have been dashed.
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New buses on their way to Swindon amid £1.4 million upgrade

Swindon Advertiser | News - February 3, 2016 - 14:25
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.
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Swindon lottery winners in with the chance of a further jackpot

Swindon Advertiser | News - February 3, 2016 - 14:16
NEW figures show that more than £2.1 million of National Lottery funding was awarded across Swindon last year alone.
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Duchess of Cornwall to be guest of honour at hospital next week

Swindon Advertiser | News - February 3, 2016 - 13:29
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.
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Parking charges set for Lydiard and Coate

Swindon Advertiser | News - February 3, 2016 - 13:22
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.
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Apprenticeship praise for insurance firm heading to Swindon to create 350 new jobs

Swindon Advertiser | News - February 3, 2016 - 13:07
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.
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Selfie competition launched for ice cream lovers

Swindon Advertiser | News - February 3, 2016 - 12:51
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.
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Teen phone robbers deny possession of knife

Swindon Advertiser | News - February 3, 2016 - 12:04
A pair of teenagers who robbed a man of his mobile phone will still face a trial over whether they had a knife.
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Woman who struck love rival with stiletto pleads with judge to grant her bail then fails to return to court

Swindon Advertiser | News - February 3, 2016 - 12:02
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.
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Plight of refugees takes centre stage at The Commonweal School

Swindon Advertiser | News - February 3, 2016 - 11:32
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.
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Racial slur train passenger missed day in court after being banned from railway stations

Swindon Advertiser | News - February 3, 2016 - 10:31
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.
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Police blamed for near miss on packed First Great Western Train near Marlborough

Swindon Advertiser | News - February 3, 2016 - 10:30
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.
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Woman spared jail after "vile" attack on mother and sister

Swindon Advertiser | News - February 3, 2016 - 10:27
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.
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Barry Leighton looks at the not so lost crusade

Swindon Advertiser | News - February 3, 2016 - 10:05
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.”
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4G plan may be hit if masts turned down

Swindon Advertiser | News - February 3, 2016 - 09:18
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.
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Community gets crafty at Eastcott

Swindon Advertiser | News - February 3, 2016 - 09:16
AN EASTCOTT Community Organisation event showcasing original arts and crafts from across Swindon has been described as brilliant by organisers.
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Stonehenge burials show gender equality

BBC News & Sport | Swindon - February 3, 2016 - 08:32
A new study of prehistoric bones discovered at Stonehenge finds around half belonged to women, despite commonly-held beliefs.
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