Taylor Wimpey set to roll out new phase of Ridgeway Farm development

HOME-HUNTERS looking for a new pad in Wiltshire will soon be able to choose from a new collection of properties on the outskirts of Swindon. Since its launch last year, West Point at Ridgeway Farm has proved incredibly popular with...

Eyes to the skies: Swindon to mark Queen’s 90th in spectacular style this week

THE skies over Swindon will be lit up with a powerful beam of light on Thursday evening to mark Her Majesty The Queen’s 90th Birthday. The beam, which is strong enough to light up the base of clouds, will be...

New £2.9m radiotheraphy unit in Swindon given green light

THE long-awaited radiotherapy unit at Swindon’s Great Western Hospital has been given the go-ahead by NHS England. The £2.9million facility - set to open in 2107 - will allow Wiltshire cancer patients to be treated without having to travel to...

Bearded Peatmoor pervert preys on young girls

WILTSHIRE Police are appealing for witnesses after a man indecently exposed himself to a group of girls in the Peatmoor area. Three 11-year-old girls were walking on the footbridge over Mead Way at approximately 3.25pm on Friday 11 December 2015...

Two-year ban for drink drive van man

A SWINDON man who was three times over the drink drive limit has been banned from the road for two years after crashing his van. Jonathan Wiltshire of Frankel Avenue, Redhouse misjudged the turning off Thamesdown Drive into Eastbury Way,...

Christmas changes to Swindon refuse and recycling collections

IMPORTANT changes to refuse and recycling collections will take place between Christmas and New Year affecting half of all households in Swindon. Collections due to take during the week starting on Monday, December 26, will be one day later than usual with...

Four cars damaged in early hours Redhouse arson attack

POLICE are appealing for information following an incident of arson in Redhouse, Swindon during the early hours of this morning. At approximately 2.45am, unknown suspects have deliberately set fire to a vehicle parked in a car port in Birkdale Close. The...

Rodbourne Road closing for two days as finishing touches are made to Bruce Street...

CONTRACTORS are scheduled to surface the final section of the Bruce Street Bridges junction next week as the complex highways scheme edges closer to completion. The surfacing is due to start on Monday and is expected to last for two...

Arrests made in connection with Swindon town centre murder probe

TWO men from Swindon have been arrested in connection with a murder investigation following the death of a 40-year-old man in the town centre on Bank Holiday Monday. Father-of-three Grzegorz Beyer, 40, sustained serious injuries during an assault near to the...

CCTV released of youths rummaging through car in Swindon

WILTSHIRE Police have released CCTV pictures of a group of males they would like to speak to in connection with an incident in Nythe. Between 5pm on Sunday 3 April and 8am on Monday 4 April, a car was securely parked and...

Awards success for Swindon Council’s building control team

BUILDING projects in Swindon have received regional recognition for excellence at an awards event in Bristol after being nominated by Swindon Borough Council’s building control team. The event at the Marriott Hotel in Bristol showcased the wide variety of projects that...

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...

Seasonal card winners announced by MP

ROBERT Buckland MP has announced the winners of his Christmas card competition. In October, Robert asked primary school pupils in his South Swindon constituency to design his parliamentary Christmas card. "I was delighted to receive so many fantastic designs this year...

Man held on suspicion of murder and arson after death of mum, 39

A 32-year-old local man has been arrested on suspicion of murder and arson following a fire at house in Swindon. He is currently in police custody. The body of a woman was discovered following a fire at a house in Rodbourne in...

‘Kinky sex’ inspired work of Turner Prize winner Grayson Perry finds new home in...

AN EARLY work by Turner Prize-winning artist Grayson Perry has been acquired by the Swindon Museum and Art Gallery to add to its growing and significant ceramics collection. The piece was made thirty years ago at the start of his...