Witnesses asked to shed light on incident as passengers are ordered off Swindon bus

POLICE are appealing for witnesses after an incident on a Swindon bus which resulted in the passengers being ordered to catch an alternative service. The incident happened on the Number 11 Thamesdown bus on Friday 29 January between 8am and...

THE BRIEF: Wharf Green cyclist arrested after hitting 85-year-old, & do you recognise Liden...

The Brief returns, as we hand over to Wiltshire Police, who open their casebook with another batch of appeal and news snippets. Call 101 if you can help with any of these appeals (or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 should...

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...

Man arrested for drink driving after crashing through barrier and ‘parking’ outside police base

A SUSPECTED drink driver came to a spectacular and convenient halt tonight - yards from a Swindon police base. The male crashed his BMW through wooden barriers near the Orbital on Westfield Way, opposite a North Swindon policing point. The driver...

Police dog stops garage burglary suspect in his tracks

A POLICE dog was used in the arrest of a man after Swindon garages were broken into. Officers went to the scene after a neighbour reported hearing noise early on Thursday, December 8, at garages to the rear of Merton Avenue, Upper...

IN PICTURES: Wrecked stolen van and the Swindon property it left in ruins

THESE are the shocking images captured by a local resident in the early hours of this morning, after a stolen van careered into a property in central Swindon. The pinched Mercedes Sprinter came to a spectacular halt just after 4am,...

Van without driver careers through charity shop window

A SWINDON charity shop was evacuated at lunchtime after a Transit van drove careered through the front window. The emergency services responded to a call at 12.12pm following a report a vehicle had crashed into the Debra Charity Shop on...

95 per cent of Swindon pupils get first choice secondary school

SWINDON Borough Council is continuing to ensure that nearly all pupils are offered a place at their first preference secondary school for September 2016. This year, the Council’s School Admissions Team received 2,293 on time applications for secondary school places,...

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...

Elderly men wanted for stealing thousands of pounds worth of sunglasses from Boots

POLICE are appealing for the public's help after thousands of pounds worth of designer sunglasses were stolen from a Swindon shop. On July 11, at approximately 11.30am, an elderly man entered Boots in the Brunel Plaza and selected a number...

Brighter Futures charity opens doors to public at new office

THE public will be able to find out more face-to-face about Brighter Futures, Great Western Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust’s charity, after it relocated to the Brunel Treatment Centre at Swindon’s Great Western Hospital. Information about how to get involved in...

Inappropriate banter gets red card as Pebley Beach scheme is hailed a success

A YEAR after hitting national headlines with an innovative initiative to tackle banter and swearing in the workplace, Swindon motor dealer Pebley Beach says the scheme has been a massive success. In February 2015, managing director Dominic Threlfall issued every...

Grab bargain books at Liden Library sale

HUNDREDS of books will be on sale at Liden Library this Saturday. Books will be on sale for as little as 10p or people can buy and fill a library bag with books for just £2. There will be a range...

Young Wardens scheme back for summer holidays

AROUND 80 children will be putting their summer holidays to good use when they take part in a free education programme from next week. Swindon Borough Council’s Young Wardens scheme is in its seventh year and provides awareness raising, education...

Free dog microchipping event at Coate Water this weekend

A FREE dog microchipping event at Coate Water this Saturday could help pet owners avoid a fine of up to £500. The law now states that all dogs over the age of 8 weeks must be microchipped with up-to-date ownership details. Microchipping...