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...

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...

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...

Right Said Fred – not too sexy for GWH hepatitis test

SWINDON'S Great Western Hospital played host to legendary pop duo Right Said Fred as part of their efforts to raise awareness of hepatitis C. Brothers Richard and Fred Fairbrass were tested for the liver disease and then filmed at GWH...

Woman hospitalised as Highworth crash blocks Lechlade Road

A WOMAN has been taken to Great Western Hospital after a crash in Highworth this morning. Police were called by the ambulance service shortly after 10.30am to a report of a two vehicle road traffic collision on the Lechlade Road. The...

New collar on order as Rev sheds pounds thanks to football fitness scheme

REVEREND Canon Simon Stevenette is singing the praises of an innovative scheme to help football fans lose weight, having taken part himself and shed nearly three stone to boot. The 53-year-old Vicar of Christ Church, in Old Town, will be...

The most important letter in Swindon’s history. And now you can own a copy

IT IS arguably the most important letter in Swindon’s history, words which ultimately resulted in Swindon becoming the town it is today. And exactly 175 years since it was written, copies of Sir Daniel Gooch’s letter to Isambard Kingdom Brunel...

Writers to discuss the mysteries of our ‘Mystical Earth’

THREE diverse writers will take centre stage at an event at Central Library this weekend. Dr Jude Currivan will be joined by Dawn Henderson and Maria Wheatley to discuss how the landscapes of our ‘Mystical Earth’ affect them and how...

Driver suffers back injuries as lorry crashes off M4 in Wiltshire

A HEAVY goods vehicle spectacularly left the M4 this morning and ended up in an embankment. The incident happened shortly before 6.30am on the eastbound carriageway close to junction 16. The 35-year-old driver was taken by land ambulance to Great Western...

Four casualties in blaze at Swindon Honda factory

ONE casualty has been taken to hospital after fire broke out at Swindon’s Honda plant this morning. More than a dozen firefighters, four fire engines and an aerial unit were dispatched to the South Marston facility after the alarm was...

Police hunt culprit after cat is found with knife in its back

POLICE are appealing for information after a cat was found with a knife in its back in Swindon. The cat was found in Spindle Tree Court, Pinehurst, this morning. When the cat was caught, it was confirmed that a large kitchen...

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...