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Let me hear some of that rock and roll music

Swindon Advertiser | News - September 22, 2016 - 10:58
The Saga Louts got together to give rock ‘n’ roll fans in Swindon the chance to hear the sounds of the sixties played raw, live and exciting.
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Sounds Around Town with Dave Franklin

Swindon Advertiser | News - September 22, 2016 - 10:49
MUSIC has long been used as the focus of events seeking to raise money and awareness for good causes.
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Wormhole's World: Wu prove they are hip-hop royalty

Swindon Advertiser | News - September 22, 2016 - 10:43
THE nights are drawing in and the mince pies are appearing on our supermarket shelves, so it must be time for Record of the Quarter: Q3, writes Joe Theobald, aka DJ Captain Wormhole.
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All propped-up for new comedy tour

Swindon Advertiser | News - September 22, 2016 - 10:38
Funnyman Jason Byrne tells MARION SAUVEBOIS why he will never retire...
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Beth Vyse turns cancer diagnosis into poignant comedy show

Swindon Advertiser | News - September 22, 2016 - 10:38
WHEN Beth Vyse was diagnosed with breast cancer at the age of 28, the RSC actress declared life too short for self-doubt and regrets, packed in the theatre and penned her first comedy routine.
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Tragic tale of the trenches

Swindon Advertiser | News - September 22, 2016 - 10:24
IT is March 1918. Anxiety builds in Captain Stanhope’s claustrophobic dugout as the threat of an imminent German attack looms over the battalion.
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Friends reunited by Phoenix

Swindon Advertiser | News - September 22, 2016 - 10:19
IT’S good to meet up with old friends...or perhaps not.
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Jive back to the tunes of 1940s

Swindon Advertiser | News - September 22, 2016 - 10:17
PREPARE to be transported back to the jiving 1940s with the Glenn Miller Orchestra.
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Gran’s international jewel thieving tales

Swindon Advertiser | News - September 22, 2016 - 10:14
ITS plot may seem a little far-fetched but, grand jewellery heist aside, Gangsta Granny was greatly inspired by David Walliams’s own exceptional grandmas.
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Recognition for top engineers who make the grade

Swindon Advertiser | News - September 22, 2016 - 10:08
SWINDON engineers, Michael Haywood and Christopher Duke, have been awarded Technician Membership of the Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE) - an influential body representing the 90,000 civil engineers and technicians across the world who create and maintain our transport, water, energy, waste and flood infrastructure, and design and build awe inspiring sports venues, skyscrapers and bridges.
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Take a stroll with Model Folk

Swindon Advertiser | News - September 22, 2016 - 09:57
The Model Folk play acoustic, from the washboard and double bass to the wheezing of the harmonium and clarinet shriek.
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News to be shocked by, says Gill Harris

Swindon Advertiser | News - September 22, 2016 - 09:47
IT seems the whole world is in shock.
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Letters: September 22, 2016

Swindon Advertiser | News - September 22, 2016 - 09:38
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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We are reviewing current situation on rubbish collection, says council chief

Swindon Advertiser | News - September 22, 2016 - 09:34
OVER the next few weeks every household in Swindon will receive a letter from the council outlining important changes to kerbside waste and recycling services.
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Man whose racist abuse went viral on Facebook 'a fool', says judge

Swindon Advertiser | News - September 22, 2016 - 08:58
A MAN seen by thousands of people on a social media video shouting racist abuse and then being chased through Swindon town centre has been told to do 150 hours of unpaid work.
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Disabled teen's specially adapted minibus slapped with parking fine

Swindon Advertiser | News - September 22, 2016 - 08:57
THE mother of a disabled teenager has spoken of her disgust after a traffic warden slapped the family ‘s specially adapated vehicle with a parking ticket because it was too big to fit in a parking space.
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Mum's fears over children after tax credit fiasco

Swindon Advertiser | News - September 22, 2016 - 08:57
A MOTHER said she fears she won't be able to care for her two young children after a tax agency claimed she was living with two men and threatened to stop tax credit payments.
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'Bed in shed' landlord fined £7,000

Swindon Advertiser | News - September 22, 2016 - 08:57
A LANDLORD who allowed tenants to live in two ‘bed in shed’ properties in Swindon despite the accommodation being assessed as unsafe for habitation has been fined £7,000.
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Longleat Safari Park penguins die in malaria outbreak

BBC News & Sport | Swindon - September 21, 2016 - 21:18
A malaria outbreak thought to have been caused by mosquitoes kills 25 penguins at Longleat Safari park.
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REWIND: Bomb danger on a building site

Swindon Advertiser | News - September 21, 2016 - 17:57
“WORKMEN Dig Up Hoard of Bombs,” said one of our front page headlines this week in 1981.
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