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  1. Nearly 50 drivers caught every hour in phone at the wheel crackdownRead the original story w/Photo

    19 min ago | Wiltshire Times

    A driver we photographed on his mobile phone on Thamesdown Drive ahead of the crackdown in November, and inset, our front page urging caution A NATIONAL crackdown on people using their mobile phone behind the wheel in November caught nearly 50 people every hour - the highest ever total for a week targeting distracted drivers. A total of 36 forces took part in the clampdown where 10,012 vehicles were stopped during the seven-day campaign but Wiltshire Police have refused to say how many drivers were caught in the county.

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  2. Youth Football: Late penalty keeps Super record intactRead the original story w/Photo

    4 hrs ago | This is Wiltshire

    SWINDON Supermarine J maintained their perfect run this season and booked their place in the semi-finals of the Wiltshire County U13 Cup following a 2-1 win at Royal Wootton Bassett Town Blue. There was little between the two sides and after a slow start, it was the visitors who had the first chance when Owen Spavins saw his shot well saved.

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  3. Message received in phone campaign as nearly 50 drivers caught every hourRead the original story w/Photo

    15 hrs ago | This is Wiltshire

    A driver we photographed on his mobile phone on Thamesdown Drive ahead of the crackdown in November, and inset, our front page urging caution A NATIONAL crackdown on people using their mobile phone behind the wheel in November caught nearly 50 people every hour - the highest ever total for a week targeting distracted drivers. A total of 36 forces took part in the clampdown where 10,012 vehicles were stopped during the seven-day campaign but Wiltshire Police have refused to say how many drivers were caught in the county.

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  4. Parking proposal angers Kingshill residentsRead the original story w/Photo

    15 hrs ago | Swindon Advertiser

    RESIDENTS living on Kingshill say they could soon be left without any nearby parking if a proposed double yellow line scheme gets the go-ahead from the council. A consultation on the Traffic Regulation Order is currently underway with locals that could see the 'no waiting lines' be painted at the top end of Bowood Road - an area where many residents from Kingshill park their cars.

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  5. Tense wait in cells for man suspected of having drugs hidden inside himRead the original story w/Photo

    17 hrs ago | Swindon Advertiser

    A SWINDON man is facing an uncomfortable few days at the police station as officers wait for him to pass a suspicious package they believe may be concealed in his backside. Arif Alagoz, 27, of Rodbourne Road, appeared before magistrates on Monday morning flanked by two plainclothes police officers wearing latex gloves.

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  6. Race against time to save 'gentle giant' NikoRead the original story w/Photo

    17 hrs ago | This is Wiltshire

    TIME is running out for a 'gentle giant' rescue dog who faces becoming crippled unless funds are found for life-saving surgery. Rottweiler Great Dane cross Niko, who lives with his owner Trina Gibbs in Cricklade Road, was rescued from Gloucester just over a year ago.

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  7. Woman admits making more than 15 threatening phone calls in one dayRead the original story w/Photo

    18 hrs ago | Swindon Advertiser

    A WOMAN made more than 15 threatening and abusive phone calls to the same person in one day and more than 26 similar calls to another person in less than a week, a court has heard. Naomi Little, 18, of Swindon Road, Stratton St Margaret, pleaded guilty to two charges of harassment without violence at Swindon Magistrates' Court.

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  8. Furry friend Niko with owner Trina Gibbs and her son Harry. Picture: Clare GreenRead the original story w/Photo

    18 hrs ago | This is Wiltshire

    TIME is running out for a 'gentle giant' rescue dog who faces becoming crippled unless funds are found for life-saving surgery. Rottweiler Great Dane cross Niko, who lives with his owner Trina Gibbs in Cricklade Road, was rescued from Gloucester just over a year ago.

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  9. On this day from Monday, January 23, 2017Read the original story w/Photo

    21 hrs ago | Swindon Advertiser

    Mr Bernard Newman, a British agent in the First World War and author of many spy novels, told real life spy stories at a lecture, arranged by the Town Council Library, Museum, Arts and Music committee, at the Art Centre as part of the Heritage of Britain festival. 1961: The annual staff dance held by the Swindon branch of the RAF Association has just obtained another celebrity signature by enrolling Bud Flanagan as a member of the Friends of the Association.

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  10. FOOTBALL: Non-league programme battered by the elementsRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday | Swindon Advertiser

    Swindon Supermarine, who beat fellow Southern League Division One South & West promotion chasers Tiverton Town seven days ago, were due to host Mangotsfield United on Saturday but that clash was postponed following a pitch inspection at the Webbswood Stadium. Second-placed Fairford Town's trip to Milton United was postponed, as was Purton 's game away at Abingdon United, who are two places above the villagers in fourth in the Division One West table.

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  11. FOOTBALL: Cold snap decimates the non-league fixture listRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Jan 21 | Swindon Advertiser

    THE ELEMENTS have put today's non-league fixture list in an icy grip, with only one local side set to see any action this afternoon. Swindon Supermarine, who beat fellow Southern League Division One South & West promotion-chasers Tiverton Town seven days ago, were due to host Mangotsfield United this afternoon but that clash was postponed following a mid-morning pitch inspection at the Webbswood Stadium.

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  12. Rare chance to walk Swindon and Cricklade railway lineRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Jan 21 | Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard

    The railway team are holding the sponsored walk on Sunday, February 26, to help raise funds to purchase a new marquee. By finally owning a marquee, rather than hiring one at various times during the year, the railway will be able to make their various events more profitable.

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  13. Former Gurkha found drink drivingRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jan 20 | Swindon Advertiser

    A FORMER Gurkha soldier who drove his car at night without the lights on was found to be drink-driving when stopped by police, a court heard on Wednesday. Purna Bahadur Darlami, 54, of Fareham Close, Swindon, pleaded guilty before magistrates in Swindon to driving above the legal alcohol limit.

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  14. Stars back Jamie Mines fundraiser as A 70,000 is raisedRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jan 20 | Swindon Advertiser

    MORE than A 70,000 has been raised for Swindon dad Jamie Mines who is recovering well in hospital after a serious electric shock. The 33-year-old, who was a semi-professional footballer, has remained in a critical condition in hospital in Bristol since the accident while he was on scaffolding in Galton Way on December 19. As a result of his injuries, the dad of five-month-old twin girls had to have one leg and part of both his arms amputated.

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  15. Stars back Jamie Mines fundraiser as 70,000 is raisedRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jan 20 | This is Wiltshire

    MORE than A 70,000 has been raised for Swindon dad Jamie Mines who is recovering well in hospital after a serious electric shock. The 33-year-old, who was a semi-professional footballer, has remained in a critical condition in hospital in Bristol since the accident while he was on scaffolding in Galton Way on December 19. As a result of his injuries, the dad of five-month-old twin girls had to have one leg and part of both his arms amputated.

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  16. Parish taxes to rise by up to 50 per cent as new plan comes into forceRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jan 20 | Swindon Advertiser

    In the past week, jumps of up to 50 per cent have been seen as parish councils across the borough decide how to absorb the financial impact of taking on frontline services offloaded by Swindon Borough Council . The biggest percentage increase seen so far is in Haydon Wick where the precept is to go up by 50 per cent - the North Swindon parish was an early adopter of borough services and while it was assisted financially in providing them this year, the future cost has led to a steep rise.

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  17. 'I am so lucky - the Air Ambulance is essential'Read the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jan 19 | Swindon Advertiser

    WILTSHIRE Air Ambulance is priceless. You never think you will need them - I was one of those people," said Shaun Fleming.

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  18. Shaun Fleming with Wiltshire Air Ambulance Critical Care Paramedic Louise CoxRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jan 19 | Swindon Advertiser

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  19. VIDEO: England star Alan Shearer's touching message to dad Jamie MinesRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jan 18 | Swindon Advertiser

    FORMER England footballer Alan Shearer has recorded a touching message of support for Swindon dad Jamie Mines, who is recovering in hospital after a serious electric shock. Jamie, 33, who was a semi-professional footballer, he has remained in a critical condition in hospital in Bristol since the accident while he was on scaffolding in Galton Way on December 19. The dad of five-month-old twin girls had to have one leg and part of both his arms amputated.

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  20. GALLERY: Stunning pictures of dramatic sunset over SwindonRead the original story

    Thursday Jan 19 | This is Wiltshire

    Ken Mumford and wife Tricia said they saw the cloud formation for many miles as they travelled from Witney to Swindon, eventually taking pictures from a spot near Wanborough Church. "We really noticed it when we diverted off the A420 and journeyed via Bourton, Hinton Parva and Wanborough," said Ken.

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