Sunday, August 20, 2017

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...

Health chief praises Swindon’s integrated approach to wellbeing

THE Chief Executive of Public Health England has visited Swindon to gain insight into a wide range of work in the Borough, including drugs and alcohol treatment, support to ensure young children thrive and a pioneering initiative to tackle adult...

Altercation near Harvester leaves man with ear injury

WITNESSES are being sought following an incident which took place in West Swindon in June. At approximately 2pm on Saturday, June 27, a verbal altercation took place in the pedestrian area close to the Harvester pub in the West Swindon...

Man, 23, arrested following assault on woman in Swindon

WILTSHIRE Police are appealing for witnesses following an assault on a 23-year-old woman in Swindon. The incident took place at approximately 3.30am on Saturday, April 20, 2015 in Princes Street. Officers would like to hear from anyone who may have been...

Patrols increased after residents get their wish to have drug-den alleyway cleaned up

RESIDENTS of Old Walcot have had their prayers answered after a drug-addled alleyway littered with used needles was cleaned up. Addicts have been using the footpath between Queens Drive and Eastern Avenue as a place to inject drugs and leave...

100m ace Linford Christie runs rule over town’s athletic talent

SPRINT king Linford Christie will be casting his eye over young Swindon sporting talent when his Street Athletics event returns to the town next week. The free youth engagement programme, which has been organised by Swindon Borough Council and Nuff Respect,...

Hospice gets 100 per cent cut of Swindon salons’ fundraising efforts

TWO salons based in Swindon town centre have joined forces to raise a very welcome cash boost of £1,000 each for Prospect Hospice and Crowdy’s Hill School. You’re Inspired Beauty and Sass Hair & Beauty are both located in the...

“Do the right thing” for sake of missing teenager, urge police

WILTSHIRE Police are urging anyone who may know the whereabouts of missing teenager Jack Parfitt to do the right thing and come forward. Jack is 13 years old and lives in Bittern Avenue, Abbeydale, Gloucester where he was last seen at 10.30am...

Doherty and Virgo sign up for charity snooker exhibition in Swindon

FORMER World Snooker Champion Ken Doherty is heading for Swindon’s 147 Snooker Club once again on Saturday, July 18 for a spectacular fundraising exhibition. The charity event is in aid of Ronald McDonald House Bristol and the Nepal Earthquake Appeal. As well as...

Moriai submit outline planning application for massive new leisure complex in Swindon

MOIRAI Capital Investments are seeking approval for their 31 acre leisure development around the newly refurbished Oasis Leisure Centre in Swindon. Following a period of public consultation, the developer has today submitted revised plans to Swindon Borough Council for a...

Swindon group drives home message about compulsory workplace pensions 

A NEW group has been set up in Swindon to raise awareness among businesses of compulsory legislation which demands that employers enrol staff into a workplace pension scheme. The group is affiliated to a national organisation – the Friends of Automatic...

Hospital offers dying patients opportunity to shape their own care plan

DYING patients at Swindon’s Great Western Hospital will soon be more involved in planning their care thanks to new individual care plans. The Personalised Care Plan (PCP) will enable patients to discuss and document their own personal end-of-life care needs...

Purton cyclist, 11, killed following collision with road sweeper

AN 11-YEAR-OLD boy tragically died following a collision with a road sweeper in Purton yesterday. At approximately 7.18pm, the cyclist, accompanied by his dad and older brother, was cycling along Station Road near Bamford Close in the direction of Cricklade,...