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...

Woman shaken by robbery at Lloyds cashpoint

A WOMAN was assaulted at a cashpoint outside Lloyds Bank in Gorse Hill by a man who stole the money she had just withdrawn. Police are now appealing for witnesses to the incident at around 2pm on Thursday, December 8. The woman was withdrawing money...

CCTV picture issued after attempted burglary at bookies

POLICE are appealing for witnesses after an attempted burglary at a bookmakers. The incident happened at William Hill in Manchester Road, Swindon, at around 8.50pm on Saturday, October 15. A man walked in to the premises and demanded money and then tried to snatch...

Swindon man, 32, facing murder charge in court

ANTHONY Porter, 32, who faces a charge of murdering Andraya Lyons, 39, appeared in court today. Porter, of Drew Street, Rodbourne, was brought to  Bristol Crown Court this afternoon. Mother of two Andraya was found dead after a fire in Drew Street early...

CCTV picture issued over cashpoint attack

POLICE want to speak to this man about damage caused to a cashpoint at the Co-op bank in Swindon town centre. The incident happened between 3pm and 3.30pm on Friday, November 18, outside the Regent Circus branch. PC Luke Hobbs said: ...

Second arrest in Swindon mum Andraya murder inquiry

POLICE investigating the murder of Andraya Lyons following a fire at a house in Rodbourne today arrested a second man. A police spokesman said: "The 36-year-old local man has been arrested on suspicion of assisting an offender. He remains in police custody...

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...

Man, 32, charged with murder after death of mum

POLICE today charged a man with murder after a fire at a house in Even Swindon on Saturday. Anthony Porter, 32, of Drew Street, will be brought before Swindon magistrates tomorrow morning. He has been remanded in custody. Firefighters were called to an...

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...

Woman’s body found after Swindon fire

THE body of a woman has been found after a fire this morning. Firefighters were called to a house in Drew Street, Rodbourne, Swindon just after 5.30am today and the body was found inside. Police forensics officers and Dorset and Wiltshire Fire Service...

Get your Christmas presents gift-wrapped to help Prospect Hospice

PROSPECT Hospice volunteers are again be on hand to wrap shoppers’ presents at The Brunel shopping centre in Swindon Town Centre this Christmas. And there will be the chance to meet Swindon Town players at the charity gift-wrap stall on...

Street drinkers jailed for violent town centre robbery

TWO street drinkers have been jailed for their part in a violent town centre robbery. Christopher Goodbun, 28, used a beer can as a weapon before kicking his victim in the head. While their victim was on the ground Steven Rusling, 37, attempted...

Teenage knifepoint robbers once spared jail now both behind bars

TWO teenage knifepoint robbers are now in prison after originally being spared jail for the offence. Liam Carter and Sharrise Page had held a knife to their victim in Swindon and threatened to kill him as they took his phone Carter, then...

Library campaigners criticise council decision which puts 10 at closure risk

LIBRARY campaigners have criticised Swindon Borough Council’s cabinet decision which means that funding will ease for 10 of the 15 libraries from next August. All except the Central Library will reduce to 15 hours of staffing from April 5, 2017. Sarah Church,...

Hypnotherapist presents groundbreaking work on menopause symptoms to Canadian conference

SWINDON-based hypnotherapist Helen Breward has presented her groundbreaking work on relieving women’s menopause symptoms to the Canadian Hypnosis Conference. The conference, held in Burlington, outside Toronto, the conference was attended by hypnotherapists from Canada, America and the UK and around 50...