Sunday, August 20, 2017

Thamesdown announce Easter bus changes and 11-day Upham Road detour

THAMESDOWN bus services across Swindon will be running on modified timetables over the Easter holiday weekend. On Good Friday, 25 March, a Saturday service will be in operation between 8.00am and 6.00pm on Services 1, 1A, 11, 12, 13, 14,...

Police hunt cyclist who pulled knife during Herb Remedy shop robbery

POLICE are appealing for the public's help following a knife-point robbery incident in Fleet Street, Swindon, yesterday. At approximately 5pm, a man riding a bicycle stopped outside the Herbs Remedy shop. He entered the store and stole cash from the...

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...

Kaspa’s new Lindt range launch is a sweet success

SWEET-TOOTHED punters can now get their taste buds on the new range of Lindt-based desserts at Kaspa’s following Friday's official launch. The Swindon dessert parlour have linked up with the chocolate giants' branch at Swindon Designer Outlet to concoct the...

Burglars make off with car after Stratton house raid worth £30,000

WILTSHIRE Police are appealing for information after robbers broke into a Swindon house and made off with £30,000 worth of items. The incident happened between 6.30pm and 8pm on Friday 16 October, at a house on Ridgeway Road in the...

Swindon drug dealer Ian Carey escapes prison time

A SWINDON man has been convicted of Class A drug supply offences. Ian Carey, aged 23, of Tavistock Road in Swindon, pleaded guilty to being concerned in the supply of crack cocaine and heroin at the earliest opportunity, and was...

Motorists warned to steer clear of Bruce Street Bridges Wednesday morning

MOTORISTS are being urged to avoid Bruce Street Bridges after the morning rush-hour tomorrow (25 Nov) as the final surfacing of the junction continues to take place. Contractors are planing the carriageway on the east and westbound approaches to the...

Parking ‘free after 3’ in Swindon town centre

FROM next month all the way up until the end of the January sales you will be able to park free after 3pm in Swindon's town centre. parking will be on offer between 3pm and 9pm every Thursday from the...

Police hunt ‘chubby’ Penhill flasher who exposed himself to teenage girls

POLICE are appealing for witnesses to an incident of indecent exposure in Swindon. At approximately 5.55pm on Thursday 17 March 2016, two girls, aged 15 and 16, were walking through the wooded area by the orchard in Sevenfields, Penhill, when they noticed...

Cars to take centre stage at Lydiard Park motoring festival

CAR enthusiasts will be revved up by a special festival at Lydiard Park this weekend. More than 100 classic, vintage and super cars will be on display in front of Lydiard House on Saturday, July 25, between 11am and 6pm...

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...

Swindon volunteer on Peruvian charity mission

A SWINDON volunteer is on a charity crusade to help disadvantaged youngsters in South America. Barry Mitchell works with SAMS (Swindon Advocacy Movement), where he runs a walking group and a maths and English group alongside his volunteering in Peru with Kiya Survivors. Kiya...

Students create interactive website for blind association

FOUR second-year students have successfully designed and built a new website for free to help out a local charity. The students are all studying for a BTEC Level 3 Software Development qualification at New College Swindon. When the Swindon Blind Association...

Brave child sex abuse victims praised as offenders jailed

TWO men have been jailed for a total of 32 years after being convicted of child sexual exploitation offences. Mehmet Citak, aged 34, and Ahmet Kurtyemez, 29, were found guilty at Bristol Crown Court of offences against six victims, who were between 14...

Students celebrate at New College graduation ceremony

AROUND 75 higher education students from New College Swindon have been celebrating their hard work and achievements at this year’s graduation ceremony. The ceremony highlighted a variety of student success stories, with many of them juggling family, work and other...