Attempted murder trio held, new plans for A429 black spot…& Earl in hot water...

THREE Swindon men charged with attempted murder must remain in custody after dismissing their legal representatives. Daniel Peapell, 20, Zak Doyle and Rafaele Bretti, both 19, appeared at Bristol Crown Court via satellite link following the June stabbing of Vito...

Trio deny causing death of Max, man airlifted after White Horse fall…& holiday park...

THREE men have denied causing the death of Seend teenager Max Lewis in a fatal crash near Melksham last year. Daniel Palmer, Connor Forester and Julian Drew all pleaded not guilty to causing death by dangerous driving. Palmer, 23, was driving the car...

Russian warplanes, rogue clowns, 500 swingers and Darth Vader

RUSSIAN warplanes have been given the cold shoulder at this month's Royal International Air Tattoo in Fairford. Vladimir Putin’s aircraft have been shunned as tensions between Vladimir Putin and NATO continue to simmer. (Swindon Advertiser) RESIDENTS of a Harnham street...

“Outrageous” housing plans rejected, passengers stranded…& ban for man who knelt down to reveal...

A 59-YEAR-OLD man who exposed his genitals to two women near Salisbury Cathedral has been banned from the Close — except when he attends a monthly writing club. According to the prosecution, Andrew Poulton of Rogers Close, Quidhampton, "knelt down, took his...

PM wades into parking debate, mother’s grave desecrated, Poundland won’t open up…Victoria’s Secret will

IT'S the worst-kept secret in Devizes, but Poundland bosses still refuse to admit they are coming to the town - despite the fact the bargain store is set to open in the old Tesco building next week.(Gazette & Herald) A...

The world’s worst getaway driver, new M&S, more traffic hell…and the mum who shopped...

A BURGLAR from Swindon is behind bars after making three bungled attempts at a getaway in three different stolen vehicles. Kenny Dalgiesh (pictured), 35, had stolen £15 and some keys from a workshop in Winkleigh before a succession of crashes...

PAPER TALK: Child abduction, early viewing of new Bond film…and groom arrested after wedding...

A TEENAGER has been arrested on suspicion of abducting a 12-year-old child in Swindon. A young girl had been reported missing on Monday afternoon, and was found in the company of an 18-year-old woman, who was known to her by officers...

Firefighters called to get fat drunk upright, Bassett shop worker pinches £10k of scratchcards…and...

A DRUNK woman who fell over in a Swindon nightclub toilet was so fat that firefighters had to be called get her upright. A firecrew rushed to the scene at the Casbah but were also unable to lift the 18-year-old in...

Boxing champ in court, Stonehenge cover-up denied…and the worst first date ever

ANTHONY Howell certainly made an impression on a first date on Valentine's Day. The 32-year-old from Swindon upset his dining partner with 'boorish' behaviour in the Riverside pub in Lechlade, rowed with the manager and was then arrested after using a...