Tesco calling time on 24-hour shopping

SUPERSTORE giant Tesco has announced that 76 of its 24-hour stores will no longer open all through the night. Swindon's giant Ocotal Way outlet plus superstores in Salisbury and Trowbridge will not be affected, but the Tesco Extra in Cirencester...

THE BRIEF: Fleming Way flasher, Regent Street cashpoint snatcher & dry cleaners cleaned out

THE BRIEF is back with another weekly round-up of news snippets and public appeals from Wiltshire Police. If you have any information on any of the cases please call 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111. Wiltshire Police are appealing...

Man wanted following cash raid on Southbrook Inn

WILTSHIRE Police are appealing for witnesses after a burglary at a pub in Swindon. The incident happened at the Southbrook Inn, Southbrook Street on Monday 21 September between 4.45pm and 8pm. A suspect entered the building and stole an amount of...

Swindon MP honours Holocaust victims and survivors

SOUTH Swindon MP Robert Buckland has signed the Holocaust Educational Trust’s Book of Commitment to honour those who were murdered during the Holocaust and pay tribute to the extraordinary survivors who work tirelessly to educate young people. Wednesday marked the liberation...

Card shop trashed as Mini drives through front window

A RECENTLY-REFURBISHED card shop in Swindon has been left in ruins tonight after a car smashed through a window display. At around 8.30pm a blue Mini careered into the shop front of Expressions in Old Town. The car was travelling on...

StartUp business bus to give budding entrepreneurs a lift at Wharf Green event

A NATIONAL campaign aimed at aspiring businessmen and women will be coming to Swindon next week. StartUp Britain aims to harness the expertise of Britain’s leading businesspeople to encourage entrepreneurship across the UK. Founded by eight entrepreneurs and launched in March...

Police issue fresh photo of missing Melissa Bowles after sightings in Swindon

WILTSHIRE Police have released a new photograph of Swindon teenager Melissa Bowles, who went missing from North Wales last week. Melissa has not been seen since around 2pm on Thursday August 27 when she left Bala Leisure Centre. Melissa is described as around...

Clare Moody MEP to hold public EU referendum meeting in Swindon

SOUTH West and Gibraltar MEP Clare Moody will be Labour's guest speaker at an EU referendum event in Swindon on January 6. ‘What has the EU ever done for me?" will be held at the Broadgreen Centre at 6.30pm and is open to...

‘Fatal Swindon terrorist attack’ is a hoax, confirm police

WILTSHIRE Police has nonsensed a Facebook post claiming several people had been killed in a terrorist attack in Swindon. The shock-tactic post, headlined 'Brutal terrorist attack by ISIS in Swindon kills 27 people' has been popping up on social media all...

Swindon group drives home message about compulsory workplace pensions 

A NEW group has been set up in Swindon to raise awareness among businesses of compulsory legislation which demands that employers enrol staff into a workplace pension scheme. The group is affiliated to a national organisation – the Friends of Automatic...

Flooding prompts closure on M4 between Swindon and Chippenham

ONE lane of the M4 between Swindon and Chippenham has been closed this afternoon due to flooding. The incessant rain has prompted the closure on the westbound carriageway between junctions 16 and 17. Drivers should take extra care due to the...

Boy, 15, charged with attempted murder in Swindon

A 15-YEAR-OLD boy has been charged with attempted murder following a stabbing in Swindon town centre at the weekend. The teenager appeared at Swindon Magistrates today and has been remanded in custody. He is charged with the attempted murder of an...

Snow White horses give Wyvern panto stars a fairytale ending

YOU know the story; girl meets boy, they fall in love, girl gets poisoned by wicked stepmother, boy saves girl and they all live happily ever after among a band of seven small people and a talking mirror. The fairytale...

Swindon youngsters get passport to a higher education

FORTY Year 10 pupils from a Swindon school took a special trip to Oxford Brookes University last week to explore higher education. Every year the University holds a series of Passport Days for Year 10 pupils from selected schools across...

Nine teens – some as young as 13 – arrested following stabbing of Swindon...

NINE people have been arrested in connection with a stabbing in Swindon town centre on Saturday night. The incident happened at approximately 7.30pm yesterday, near to Coral bookmakers in Wharf Green. An 18-year-old man was taken to Southmead Hospital in Bristol...