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3 hrs ago | Swindon Advertiser

Talk will be key to new school's success says 'broker'

COMMUNICATION is key to the relationship between the three schools involved in Clifton Diocese's new build in Queens Drive, according to the man in the middle, Peter Bradshaw. Swindon Council granted the diocese and Holy Rood Catholic Junior School planning permission for the new school in July, after plans were initially submitted in April 2013.

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Mon Sep 15, 2014

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Averies fire is out at last after 57 days

EIGHT weeks to the day since it started, the Averies Recycling fire was finally put out yesterday, much to the relief of residents and businesses neighbouring the Marshgate site. The blaze started on July 21 and burned continuously, with the fire service and Environment Agency expected to leave Averies' base today.

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Judge slashes jail term of alcoholic, 61, who molested three-year-old girl

An alcoholic who molested a three-year-old girl while on bail for breaking into a neighbour's house with intent to commit a sex act has had his jail term slashed. Ian Anderson, 61, was sentence to a nine-year custodial sentence with a five-year extended licence when he appeared at Swindon Crown Court last month.

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Swindon Advertiser

Archbishop sees town treasure on tour stop-over

THE Archbishop of Canterbury made a visit to one of Swindon's best kept secrets when he viewed the famous St John Polyptych in St Mary's Church. The Most Rev Justin Welby visited the church, in Lydiard Tregoze, as part of his whistle-stop tour of the Diocese of Bristol on Saturday.

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Wiltshire Times

Chippenham's MP Duncan Hames with Ivy Lane infants and staff. Picture by Diane Vose

All five to seven-year-olds became entitled to free school meals for the first time on September 4, in a move the Children's Society has hailed as "a positive first step in the fight against child poverty". They said 160,000 more children in poverty, including 970 in Wiltshire, would be entitled to free school meals as a result of the scheme, which allocates A 2.30 a child per meal.

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Trowbridge pair who hung dog get suspended jail terms

A Trowbridge woman who pleaded guilty to aiding two men who hanged a dog at her home has been given a suspended jail sentence by Salisbury magistrates today. Veronica Reid, 42, of Woolpack Meadows, Trowbridge, and boyfriend Jon Allen, 27, also of Woolpack Meadows, pleaded guilty to animal cruelty charges on August 21. A third defendant, Paul Brown, 52, of Okehampton Road, Exeter, pleaded guilty at the court on July 14, but failed to turn up to the sentencing today, with magistrates issuing a warrant for his arrest.

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Andover Advertiser

a Number of pigs and piglets were killed in a farm fire in Great Shoddesdon last Saturday.

Hampshire Fire and Rescue were called to the blaze at the farm in Andover Road at 10.52am on Saturday 6 September. Fire crews from Andover, Stockbridge and Ludgershall spent nearly three hours at the scene along with a water carrier from Pewsey.

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Swindon Advertiser

Add a little bit of light and pass it on

Josie Williams, 55, is a community arts development officer based at Commonweal School. She lives in Old Town with husband Victor, a pensions analysis officer, and has three grown-up children and a grandson "My job is about developing the arts not just for our school but for other schools and the wider community," said Josie Williams.

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High speed chase driver walks free

A MAN obsessed with cars who led police on a 60mph chase through town centre streets before abandoning his vehicle has been spared jail. James Blackman, 23, of Oakham Close, pleaded guilty to dangerous driving, failure to stop after a road traffic collision, failure to stop a vehicle when required to do so by a constable, failure to comply with a no entry sign, possession of a Class B drug and using a vehicle without third party insurance at Swindon Crown Court on Friday.

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Sun Sep 14, 2014

Radio Times

Antiques Roadshow gets a new opening

The Antiques Roadshow returns tonight for series 37 and while your eye may be caught by the appearance of our very own Queen, there's a change to the opening that you might just notice, too. The idea of people en route to a Roadshow remains the same, but the Daimler Dart has been replaced by a 1959 Triumph Thunderbird.

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Wiltshire Times

Fate of Phones4U workers uncertain as firm 'collapses' after end of EE deal

The fate of Phones4U employees in Wiltshire was uncertain tonight after the BBC reported that the firm had 'collapsed into adminstration'. Phones4U has hundreds of stores, including those in Devizes, Trowbridge and Chippenham, which the BBC said would be closed tomorrow with the loss of 6,000 jobs.

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Marlborough diamond couple turn clock back six decades

Diamond couple Nev and Terry Cooper celebrated 60 years together with a return visit to the hotel where they spent their honeymoon. The couple both lived in Newquay in Cornwall and met in 1952 where Mrs Cooper, now 79, was training to be a choreographer and taught Mr Cooper, 81, ballroom dancing.

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Devizes pub gamble pays off with top beer award

Devizes newest and smallest pub has been included in the CAMRA Good Beer Guide less than a year after it opened. Mr Shipp, from Sells Green, who is also managing director of Kennet & Avon Brewery, said "I'm absolutely over the moon.

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Wiltshire Times

Bradford on Avon's outlet for music, manufacturing and craft talents

Made in Bradford on Avon can now benefit from exhibition, workshop and performance space after officially opening its new premises in The Vaults on Saturday. The community interest company is a retail outlet for local artists, crafters and small manufacturers, which opened in Lamb Yard in May 2012, but soon ran out of space.

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Wiltshire's fruitful day went off like a dream with plenty of visitors

Judges Rosalind Clarke and Ann Burgess of Melksham and District Flower arranging choosing the winners of the floral section at the Order of St John show Residents from 18 county care homes showed the fruits of their labour at the annual Wiltshire Flower, Vegetable and Craft Show on Wednesday, organised by the Orders of St John Care Trust. Karen Johnson, volunteers and activities manager, said: "It was really well attended, there were about 150 people including residents, staff, volunteers and judges.

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Developer tries second appeal on disputed site in Malmesbury

The public will have a chance to help shape the new Chippenham campus, the hub for community services planned for Wiltshire Council's Monkton Park offices. The campus development proposes to improve riverside access by linking the Monkton Park and Olympiad buildings and changing their aspect to face the River Avon.

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Sat Sep 13, 2014

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Corsham Farmers' Market shuts down

People in Sherston are being urged to take a once-in-a-decade chance to help shape the future of their village by having a say over the next few weeks in an emerging neighbourhood plan. Over the past 18 months a range of issues have been identified by a steering group as being of most significance to the community, from a new GP's surgery to the provision of high-speed broadband.

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Wiltshire Times

Oh What a Lovely War, Arts Centre, Devizes Road, Swindon.

The Phoenix Players will stage Oh What A Lovely War! at the Arts Centre, Devizes Road, Swindon, nightly from Wednesday, September 24 to Saturday, September 27 at 7.30pm. The production, a satire on the First World War and, by extension, war in general, incorporates facts, statistics, and songs of the era.

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Swindon Advertiser

Champion fundraisers ride off with new bike

MARK and Elisabeth Lambert were given a new mountain bike as a reward for their fundraising efforts for Macmillan Cancer Support. The pair were the top fundraisers in a challenge collecting thousands of pounds for the charity and were handed the bike by Mitchell Cycles, based in Shrivenham Road, Swindon.

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Wiltshire Times

Water great way to fundraise money for hospice

From left, Mike Smith with Milo the dog, Jan Fox, David Burton, Lady Jacqui with Nele the dog, and Louis McCaffery, on narrow boat Effie, moored at Caen Hill Locks, Devizes Terminally ill cancer patient Jacqui Maud Aster gave the thumbs up for the care she has received from Dorothy House as she hitchhiked along the Kennet and Avon Canal this week to raise funds for the hospice. The 49-year-old was diagnosed with adrenocortical cancer nine years ago and, after much treatment, has chosen not to continue the therapy.

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