LIVE NEWS: 13/03/14
Updated 6:08pm Thursday 13th March 2014 in Latest News
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Little Morgan Sharpe has won a Pride of Swindon Award today along with 12 others. The six-year-old has a rare disease called Goldenhar but he doesn't let that stop him. Find out more in tomorrow's Adver.
One lane of the M4 westbound is currently closed following an accident between Junction 17 Chippenham and Junction 18 Bath. The incident happened at approximately 2.35pm. More details and updates can be found here.
Moving tributes to Gary Savory at funeral at Kingsdown Crem today. Lost fight with cancer March 1. @swindonadver http://t.co/JF9rC0aQKs— @EAMackley 13 March 2014
The Diocese of Bristol are looking at the possibility of opening a free school in Swindon for 200 11-19-year-olds.— @Michael_Benke 13 March 2014
Cheltenham Festival day three is well under way - follow all the action with our live blog here.
Off to funeral of man who lived full life & gave away daughter wks before losing fight with cancer @SwindonAdver007 http://t.co/JF9rC0aQKs— @EAMackley 13 March 2014
Some good news for Swindon - MINI is trying to attract technicians from the town to work at its Oxford plant for the first time, while drawing up plans for scores of new jobs at its Swindon factory later this year.
For the full story, click here, or the image above.
Don't forget to send your questions in for Swindon Women's Aid Director Olwen Kelly. She'll be in the Hotseat next week. Click the picture above.
Have you seen Theo? He was stolen from his owner's side in the field adjacent to Pentylands Lane in Highworth last Wednesday. Full story here.
The funeral of Gary Savory takes place today at 12.55pm at Kingsdown Crematorium. To read the tribute piece to Gary, click here.
The second of our Great War galleries is now online, with pics courtesy of the Swindon Society. Check it out by clicking the pic and see them all here.
Fab 2 page spread in today's @swindonadver featuring Mike Pringle & @kramnottus re @SwindonGreatWar (pp.24-25) #SwindonPast— @SwindonLocal 13 March 2014
And here's our back page - Spurs loanee Alex Pritchard has been nominated for two prestigious gongs and credits Town with his success. Read more by clicking the picture.
Here's today's front page - good news as BMW look to Swindon for skilled workers. Click the picture for the full story.
New joint 'Crook of the Day' campaign starts today with @SwindonAdver. We will find you.... http://t.co/3P5Hhe1dud— @wiltshirepolice 13 March 2014
Do you know this man? #crookoftheday See more details here - http://t.co/GAygurtFNW http://t.co/42nKbeNoNM— @SwindonAdver007 13 March 2014
The Pride of Swindon Awards take place at STEAM this afternoon. For full details, check the website later today, and tomorrow's Adver.
Accident reported on the A419 Marlborough Road Southbound. Two vehicles involved.
Congestion also reported on the A4312 Oxford Road/ A420 Ermin Street.
Heavy fog around Swindon today. Wiltshire Police urging motorists to take extra care.
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