Sunday, August 20, 2017

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...

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...

Teenager goes missing again – hours after police tracked him down in Penhill

A TEENAGE boy found by police in Swindon following a two-week hunt has gone missing again, just hours after being discovered. Jack Parfitt, 13, was located at an address in Penhill this morning having gone missing on June 20. A...

Patient safety issues as new CQC report finds GWH ‘requires improvement’

PATIENT safety, staffing levels and infection control have contributed to Great Western Hospital services receiving a ‘requires improvement’ rating in the latest Care Quality Commission report. In total, 28 areas were flagged up for immediate attention, with waiting times for...

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...