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VIDEO: Police biker dances for children during OVO cycle race

Swindon Advertiser | News - June 13, 2019 - 09:10
A CROWD of schoolchildren squealed with delight as a police motorcyclist pulled over and danced for them.
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SQUALID AND VIOLENT: Inspector demands improvements at south west jail

Swindon Advertiser | News - June 13, 2019 - 08:46
The country's most senior prison inspector has demanded the Justice Secretary take action over the squalid and dangerous conditions at HMP Bristol.
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Disappointment as comedian Ed Byrne is a no-show to Wiltshire gig (he's due in Swindon in March)

Swindon Advertiser | News - June 13, 2019 - 08:40
COMEDY fans were disappointed last night when Ed Byrne failed to show at a gig at Devizes Corn Exchange, one of the top events of the Devizes Arts Festival.
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Swindon man arrested after foot chase through Cirencester 'toting a TV'

Swindon Advertiser | News - June 13, 2019 - 08:20
COTSWOLDS police joked their Swindon suspect was at a disadvantage in a chase through Cirencester as he was “toting a stolen TV”.
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This is where the longest queues are on Swindon's roads this morning

Swindon Advertiser | News - June 13, 2019 - 08:01
TRAFFIC is queuing across Swindon.
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Tory leadership candidates gear up for today's knockout ballot

Swindon Advertiser | News - June 13, 2019 - 07:42
The race to become the next prime minister is set to narrow as Conservative MPs hold the first ballot of the contest following a week of leadership pitches.
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International food fair returns ten years later

Swindon Advertiser | News - June 13, 2019 - 06:31
AN INTERNATIONAL Food Fair will return in Swindon after being on hold for nearly a decade.
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Report on council's Honda team

Swindon Advertiser | News - June 13, 2019 - 05:36
Councillors interested in Swindon's economy will be discussing the work of the council's Honda working group next week.
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New Forces Support charity shop helps town's veterans and families

Swindon Advertiser | News - June 13, 2019 - 05:27
THE TEAM behind a new charity shop that supports the armed forces hopes to make a big difference to the lives of Swindon veterans and bereaved families.
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Will third time be the charm for controversial care home plans?

Swindon Advertiser | News - June 13, 2019 - 05:26
THE return of controversial plans to build a twice-refused new care home on farm land near Royal Wootton Bassett has angered residents.
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SHOUT ABOUT SWINDON: Filmmaker brings our inspiring tales to life to support those suffering in silence

Swindon Advertiser | News - June 13, 2019 - 05:18
THIS week, we are shouting about a local filmmaker who is using his passion for movies to tell moving stories about the everyday lives of people around the town.
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Golfers get into the swing of it for big charity challenge

Swindon Advertiser | News - June 13, 2019 - 05:16
AN IT engineer will tackle the Longest Day Golf Challenge in memory of his namesake cousin, who died of cancer.
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Masked 'gunman' left Subway worker terrified (now he's in jail)

Swindon Advertiser | News - June 13, 2019 - 05:08
A MASKED raider who is thought to have had a gun in his waistband when he tried to hold up a betting shop has been jailed.
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Names needed for new Swindon retirement home complex

Swindon Advertiser | News - June 13, 2019 - 05:07
THE owners of a new retirement living complex in Swindon is looking for locals to name the new development.
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Denise Plummer's Farming Diary

Swindon Advertiser | News - June 13, 2019 - 05:01
My week began on the last day of the Royal Bath and West Show , which was a warm and sunny. The rest of the week's weather just spiralled downwards, being rather miserable and damp for most of the time, with chilly breezes. To me it felt more like autumn than summer, with the longest day of the year not far away.
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Swindon NHS bosses investigating if GP practices could be behind A&E visits spike

Swindon Advertiser | News - June 13, 2019 - 05:01
HOSPITAL chiefs probing a spike in Swindon A&E attendances suspect a handful of GP surgeries could be responsible for rising admissions.
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Have you got what it takes to be an on call firefighter? Here's how you can find out this weekend

Swindon Advertiser | News - June 13, 2019 - 05:01
THERE’S a burning in my forearms. In each hand is a roll of red fire hose. There’s wriggle-room in the steel capped boots on my feet and the bright yellow fireman’s helmet is surprisingly light on my head.
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Historians working with Wiltshire Police to tackle heritage crime in county

Swindon Advertiser | News - June 13, 2019 - 05:01
HERITAGE experts are training Wiltshire police officers in how to tackle criminals stealing priceless historic treasures and damaging the county's world heritage sites.
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PICTURED: The Swindon criminals whose cases were flagged to government lawyers under the Unduly Lenient Sentences scheme

Swindon Advertiser | News - June 13, 2019 - 05:00
These are some of the Swindon cases referred to the Attorney General's Office under the Unduly Lenient Sentences scheme since the start of 2019.
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This man thinks the system to appeal unduly lenient sentences needs to be updated

Swindon Advertiser | News - June 13, 2019 - 05:00
A GOVERNMENT scheme that gives victims and relatives the chance to lengthen their tormentor’s court sentence must be updated to cover coercive husbands and paedophiles who repeatedly download child sex abuse images, campaigners have urged.
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