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  1. Dancers hit new heights to support air ambulanceRead the original story w/Photo

    10 hrs ago | Swindon Advertiser

    STAFF from Marks and Spencer in North Swindon strutted their stuff to raise money for Wiltshire Air Ambulance , raising hundreds of pounds for their charity of the year. Employees at the store at the Orbital Retail Park have so far raised more than A 600 for the charity through a number of different events, including a quiz and a zumbathon.

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  2. Honda CEO announces Type R will be exported to JapanRead the original story w/Photo

    10 hrs ago | This is Wiltshire

    IN HIS inaugural speech as Honda Motor Company CEO yesterday, Takahiro Hachigo announced the new Civic Type R, built in Swindon, will be destined for customers in Japan. The first of the 167mph, A 32,000 cars to be shipped from Honda of the UK Manufacturing are due to arrive in Japanese showrooms in the autumn.

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  3. Residents fight 100-home development bid in WroughtonRead the original story w/Photo

    10 hrs ago | This is Wiltshire

    Both 1 and 2 The Old Bakery will be demolished for access if plans for 100 homes to the east of Marlborough Road, Wroughton, get the go-ahead. Picture by Alex Skennerton DOZENS of objections have now been lodged against a 100-home development to the east of Wroughton which residents hope to see thrown out for a second time.

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  4. Appeal for witnesses to brawl near Harvester pubRead the original story w/Photo

    15 hrs ago | This is Wiltshire

    WITNESSES are being sought following a brawl near the Harvester pub in West Swindon in which a man suffered an ear injury. At about 2pm on Saturday, June 27, there was a row in the pedestrian area close to the Harvester pub in the West Swindon District Centre, between a lone man who was walking with a dog, and a group of men.

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  5. CRICKET: South African ace Hartslief brings Swindon United Churches downRead the original story w/Photo

    16 hrs ago | Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard

    FORMER South African first class bowler Wessel Hartslief was the difference between the two sides as Avebury romped to a seven-wicket win over Swindon United Churches on Saturday. Hartslief, who played first class cricket as recently as December, 2012 for South Western Districts, also helped himself to 35* as Avebury completed the chase in double-quick time.

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  6. Swindon-built Civic Type R destined for Japan Today, in his inaugural ...Read the original story w/Photo

    17 hrs ago | Swindon Advertiser

    TODAY, in his inaugural speech as Honda Motor Company CEO, Takahiro Hachigo announced the new Civic Type R, built in Swindon and available here for A 32,000, will be destined for customers in Japan. The first of the 167mph cars to be shipped from Honda of the UK Manufacturing are due to arrive in Japanese showrooms from autumn this year.

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  7. In the courts: Jail warning to thug and 5 other casesRead the original story w/Photo

    19 hrs ago | Swindon Advertiser

    TOWN CENTRE: Bobby Tilling, who kicked his victim when he was on the ground during an assault has been warned he could be facing jail. The 24-year-old, of Wills Avenue, punched and kicked the man during the incident on Friday, December 5, last year and pleaded guilty to a charge of causing actual bodily harm when he appeared at Swindon Crown Court.

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  8. Travel and weather round-up: Monday, July 6Read the original story w/Photo

    20 hrs ago | This is Wiltshire

    Met office forecasters predict a largely fine, dry and breezy morning with heavy showers expected for the majority of the afternoon Tomorrow's weather will also be cloudy for the first part of the day with sunny spells and scattered showers. It will see a significant hike in temperatire with temperatures expected to reach 20C On the roads, there is minor congestion between the A4529 Marlborough Road Swindon and M4 J15 Wiltshire.

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  9. Labour hopefuls go head-to-head in hustingsRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday | This is Wiltshire

    In 24-degree heat, Crowds descended upon the Firefly Avenue's Steam Museum to watch hopefuls Yvette Cooper, Andy Burnham, Liz Kendall and Jeremy Corbyn go head-to-head in the Labour leadership hustings event. The four candidates faced nine questions from the public as attendeestown supporters got their chance to voice pressing issues ahead of August's leadership election.

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  10. Ex-Paralympian in call to end shared space crossingsRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday | Swindon Advertiser

    FORMER paralympian Lord Holmes of Richmond is calling to scrap shared space schemes like the controversial pedestrian crossing at Regent Circus. It follows a survey commissioned by the blind Lord Holmes where 62 per cent of the 600 people interviewed said their experience of such schemes was poor and such schemes are dangerous - particularly for the partially sighted.

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  11. Nat Sweeney is the 100th Billy Elliot Worldwide in Billy Elliot The MusicalRead the original story

    Saturday Jul 4 | PR Log

    PRLog - July 4, 2015 - LONDON, U.K. -- Nat Sweeney, who is 12 years old and from Birmingham, England, made his West End stage debut on Friday 3rd July 2015, when he became the forty-first boy to play the title role in the British musical Billy Elliot the Musical at the Victoria Palace Theatre and the 100th to play the role worldwide. The musical is now in its eleventh year in the West End.

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  12. Coffee shop owners set to move onRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Jul 4 | This is Wiltshire

    THE owners of a town centre coffee shop forced to leave the country after falling foul of immigration laws finished their last shift on Thursday. In May the Home Office rejected Melbourne-born Darkroom Espresso co-owner Jacky Collyer's last appeal to stay in the country, and the 27-year-old and her British husband, 28-year-old Andy Carter, began making plans to leave.

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  13. Bus company shows off new rooftop solar panelsRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Jul 4 | Swindon Advertiser

    Residents, schools and businesses were invited to the Barnfield Road depot which opened to the public for a day for a special open day. And visitors had the chance to climb aboard a cherry picker to look at the firm's 700sq ft solar panel roof.

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  14. Action-packed open day expected at town fire stationRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jul 3 | Swindon Advertiser

    Firefighters will have their hoses poised tomorrow when Swindon Fire Station hosts an open day to raise money for the Fire Fighters Charity and Guide Dogs for the Blind FIREFIGHTERS will have their hoses poised tomorrow when Swindon Fire Station hosts an open day to raise money for the Fire Fighters Charity and Guide Dogs for the Blind. Visitors will be able to see all of the appliances based at the Drove Road site, plus others from elsewhere in Wiltshire Fire & Rescue Service.

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  15. Heartbreak for families as Eileen Swannack and John Welch arrive at RAF Brize NortonRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jul 3 | Gazetteandherald.co.uk

    FAMILY members formed part of a heartbreaking gathering to welcome home the bodies of a Wiltshire couple killed in the Tunisian beach massacre today. Coffins carrying the remains of John Welch, 74, from Corsham, and his partner Eileen Swannack, 73, from Biddestone, near Chippenham, arrived on a RAF C-17 aircraft at RAF Brize Norton in Oxfordshire this afternoon.

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  16. Heartbreak for families as Eileen Swannack and John Welch arrive at...Read the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jul 3 | Wiltshire Times

    FAMILY members formed part of a heartbreaking gathering to welcome home the bodies of a Wiltshire couple killed in the Tunisian beach massacre today. Coffins carrying the remains of John Welch, 74, from Corsham, and his partner Eileen Swannack, 73, from Biddestone, near Chippenham, arrived on a RAF C-17 aircraft at RAF Brize Norton in Oxfordshire this afternoon.

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  17. New optimism for Honda's Swindon plant as latest model rolls of production lineRead the original story

    Friday Jul 3 | Swindon Business News

    Production at Honda's recession-hit Swindon plant is slowly rising again, bosses said yesterday as they unveiled its latest model, the high-performance Civic Type R. Described as the fastest front-wheel drive car on the planet, Honda said the launch of the Type R had created "a halo effect" around the plant with a new sense of optimism. Hundreds of jobs have been shed at the massive site at South Marston over recent years as sales went into reverse.

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  18. Special beer will help get Stratton Festival off to a heady startRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jul 3 | Swindon Advertiser

    Preparing for the festival are Joe Tray, Alan Holmes, Marc Richardson, Alex Arkell, Tracy Predeth, Clive Atkins and Georgina Morgan-Denn. Picture: THOMAS KELSEY Festivities are due to start at noon tomorrow with a huge variety of activities to entertain visitors at Grange Leisure, in Grange Drive, at the third instalment of the popular annual event, organised by Stratton St Margaret Parish Council.

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  19. Taxi charged extra 5 for wheelchairRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jul 2 | This is Wiltshire

    Buy this photo Michael Oliver was told he had to pay an extra A 5 for his taxi fare to work for his wheelchair to be transported A CEREBRAL palsy sufferer was asked for A 5 on top of his usual fare by a Swindon cabbie last week - because he needed his wheelchair in the boot. Michael Oliver, 23, was being collected by a V Cars driver at his Hebden Close home for his daily commute to work in Kembrey Park, last Friday.

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  20. Taxi charged extra A 5 for wheelchairRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jul 2 | Swindon Advertiser

    A CEREBRAL palsy sufferer was asked for A 5 on top of his usual fare by a Swindon cabbie last week - because he needed his wheelchair in the boot. Michael Oliver, 23, was being collected by a V Cars driver at his Hebden Close home for his daily commute to work in Kembrey Park, last Friday.

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