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,...