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1 hr ago | Swindon Advertiser

Baby of the Year competition begins in earnest

MOTHERS were lining up to have their babies' pictures taken at West Swindon Shopping Centre yesterday as the Adver launched its annual Baby of the Year competition.

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5 hrs ago | Swindon Advertiser

Sex abuse GP appeals his sentence

A FAMILY doctor who filmed himself sexually abusing female patients with his James Bond-style wristwatch will appeal against his 12-year jail sentence today.

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Tue Jul 29, 2014

Swindon Advertiser

Oh we have such 'hateful' memories

WE were plastered in make-up to look pasty, pale and sicklya those haircuts were so severe it was like being sheep sheareda we were told to scream 'die, I hate you, death'a sitting in the front we could feel the sheer force of the hatreda my hair was gelled into a fierce quiffa no laughing, no swearing, just jump up and shouta we were told to show ... (more)

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Swindon Advertiser

Fears Swindon waste site fire could burn for weeks

The ongoing fire at the Averies recycling site at Marshgate in Swindon. The blaze started on Monday, July 21 and there is no sign of it going out The Adver understands that the emergency services are concerned that the waste fire, at the Marshgate site, might take longer than first thought to extinguish.

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Mon Jul 28, 2014

This is Wiltshire

MUMS who use Swindon's threatened children's centres have spoken about their fears for the future.

Earlier this month it was revealed the council is considering closing seven centres in a bid to save almost A 800,000.

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This is Wiltshire

Man dealt in drugs to pay attack victim

A MAN began dealing cocaine to pay compensation to a man he attacked in a drunken assault said it was 'worth the risk'.

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Christian Newswire

The Book that Everyone Read During World War I

Contact: Andrea Rhodes, +44 118-952-1428 SWINDON, England, July 28, 2014 / Christian Newswire / -- 100 years ago, on 28 July 1914, the first shots of World War I were fired.

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Swindon Advertiser

Great War Centenary: Business (not) as usual

THE Railway Works was at the forefront of Swindon's war from first to last. Its hooter had long regulated the working lives of some 10,000 Swindonians and been a communal alarm clock for thousands more, but on Tuesday, August 4, 1914, at 7.40pm precisely, it sounded in a way that stopped people in their tracks.

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This is Wiltshire

Great War Centenary: Five years that changed a town

Soldiers drafted in to work on the Golden Lion bridge area in Swindon town centre.

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Swindon Advertiser

Shop to turn vintage stereos gift into charity cash

The shop in Faringdon Road has recently taken delivery of several music centres, the youngest of which seems to date back about 45 years.

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Sun Jul 27, 2014

Swindon Advertiser

Hundreds head to Lydiard Park for fundraiser

HUNDREDS flooded Lydiard Park this weekend after Ashley Waldron's brother inspired him to hold an event and raise awareness of a mentoring project for disaffected youngsters.

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Sat Jul 26, 2014

This is Wiltshire

BOWLS: Westlecot's Reade moves on in nationals

Reade and Rose Ellis both emerged victorious from the quarter and semi-finals of the county ladies singles, held at Bradford, and will meet in the singles final at Westlecot today, as well as representing Wiltshire at Royal Leamington Spa in the National Championships next month.

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Stroudnewsand Journal

Wedding guest drowned after tiff with lesbian lover

A WEDDING guest drowned in a river at Bibury after an argument with her lesbian lover over whether their hotel bedroom window should be open or shut, an inquest heard this week.

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Swindon Advertiser

A 95k pay-out for rail worker

A SWINDON family has received A 95,000 in compensation from British Rail following the death of a former labourer who was exposed to asbestos more than 50 years ago.

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Swindon Advertiser

Row has broken out over care home bid

A DISPUTE has erupted over a proposed care home for autistic adults in a residential area of Liden with residents reacting strongly to the plans.

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Fri Jul 25, 2014

This is Wiltshire

AN ice cream vendor claims he was beaten up by a rival in a turf wars incident in West Swindon.

AN ice cream vendor claims he was beaten up by a rival in a turf wars incident in West Swindon .

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Swindon Advertiser

Man caught with drugs in alleyway admits dealing

A MAN who was caught with hard drugs in an alleyway in Gorse Hill has finally admitted being involved in dealing.

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Thu Jul 24, 2014

This is Wiltshire

Community hall is given a new coat of paint

EASTCOTT Community Organisation is celebrating a fresh look for Savernake Street Social Hall this week, after a team from the Midcounties Co-operative have revamped the centre.

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Swindon Business News

Double celebration at specialist marketing firm OATS as it reaches 30th birthday

Swindon-based OATS, the pioneering data supplier to the global lubricants industry, is celebrating a double milestone this year with chairman Sebastian Crawshaw chalking up his 20th year in post and the business itself observing its 30th anniversary.

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Christian Newswire

'Great Strides' in Bible Translation and Scripture Access in 2013

Contact: Andrea Rhodes, +44 118-952-1428 SWINDON, England, July 24, 2014 / Christian Newswire / -- New Bible translations in 18 languages spoken by 15 million people were published by Bible Societies and their partners in 2013.

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