LIVE NEWS: 20/3/14

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The site will be updated with any major news as it happens throughout the evening.



Swindon Town stars have got stuck in for Sport Relief a day early.

Kayden Jackson, Louis Thompson, Tyrell Belford and Jack Stephens took on teams from UK Shared Business Services in a Sport Relief Table Top Football Cup and were soundly beaten. 

Full report in tomorrow's Adver, along with more Sport Relief madness.



For more on the inquest into John Shailes' untimely death, see a short report from the coroner's court here.



Friends of young Caitlin Hunt have continued to lay messages of love and flowers at Blair Parade, Moredon, where the nine-year-old died on Tuesday night. 

Here is a particularly poignant one.

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More than 5,600 households have signed up for the council’s new green waste collection service, which starts from the end of this month.



Swindon Festival of Literature have announced some big names that will be at its 21st birthday party today - more details here.


The coroner has given a verdict of accidental death in the inquest into John Shailes death. 

The court heard ketamine may have been a contributory factor but the cause of death was recorded as drowning when the 27-year-old went for a swim in Mouldon Hill lake last July. 

Full story to follow.





Good news for the over-55s as new flats near the Whalebridge roundabout open officially today. Should be ample parking with that £15m state-of-the-art gem next door.

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Questions are still coming in for David Renard, as the next man to face the Hotseat. Send yours to please!

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The inquest into the tragic death of John Shailes has just begun in Salisbury Coroner's Court.

This Is Wiltshire: John Shailes was last seen near a lake after a night out with friends in Taw Hill near Swindon (Wiltshire Police, PA)


And here's our back page - interesting perspective on Twitter's effect on football and footballers, some of whom really do need some PR training...

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Here's our front page today - an emotive tribute to nine-year-old Caitlin Hunt from her mum Claire.

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A cyclist has been taking to Great Western Hospital as a precaution after a collision with a grey Citroen C3 on County Road this morning. 

The accident happened on the junction with Manchester Road and police and ambulance services attended 

With the road partially blocked it caused severe congestion along County Road, the Magic Roundabout and Drake's Way.


Good morning and welcome to day two of our new live news service. We will bring you the latest breaking stories, information and updates throughout the day, in bite-sized snippets on this homepage panel with links to full stories elsewhere on the website.


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