Russian warplanes, rogue clowns, 500 swingers and Darth Vader


RUSSIAN warplanes have been given the cold shoulder at this month’s Royal International Air Tattoo in Fairford. Vladimir Putin’s aircraft have been shunned as tensions between Vladimir Putin and NATO continue to simmer. (Swindon Advertiser)

RESIDENTS of a Harnham street were left clearing up raw sewage after Friday night’s thunderstorm caused drains to overflow. The Chapel Nightclub in Salisbury was also flooded by the deluge of rain. (Salisbury Journal)

A GANG of mystery clowns are sneaking into Wiltshire carnival processions and then fleecing parents with a sword balloon scam. The rogue clowns have struck in Calne and Melksham. (Western Daily Press)

THE owners of a Swindon coffee shop are packing to leave the country after falling foul of UK immigration laws. Aussie Jackie Collyer, 27, and Brit hubby Andy Carter have finished their final shift at Darkroom Espresso after the Home Office ordered her out of the country for failing to meet the minimum income threshold. (Swindon Advertiser)

DARTH Vader will be swapping life on the Death Star for a day out in Chippenham this weekend. Actor Dave Prowse, who donned the black in the original Star Wars trilogy, will be promoting October’s Chippenham Sci-Fi event. (Gazette & Herald)

WILTSHIRE Council has taken some flak after revelations it spends almost £45,000 a year on business rates for a former school building in Melksham that has been unoccupied for the past year. (Wiltshire Times)

VILLAGERS in a secluded hamlet were left aghast when more than 500 revelers arrived on their doorstep for a swingers festival. The 30 locals of Flaxley were the shocked hosts of the third annual ‘Swingfields’. (Western Daily Press)



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