Sunday, September 23, 2018

Crime News

A quick chat with Harry Hill

Last time Harry Hill was in Swindon an apparently inebriated man in his underpants climbed on to the stage and began to chat with him.
According to Harry, “When I asked security after the show why they had not removed the stage invader, they replied...

Sex trafficker sentence increased by Solicitor General

The first person to be convicted under the Modern Slavery Act for human trafficking outside the UK has had her sentence increased after the Solicitor General, Robert Buckland QC MP, personally argued that her sentence was too low in the Court of Appeal.

From her...

Views sought for new car parking standards

Swindon Borough Council is seeking the views of members of the public as it seeks to update its Parking Standards document.

People are being asked to complete a short questionnaire relating to travel patterns that will help officers understand the town’s car parking needs.

The existing...


Youth arrested as axe found near children’s play park

Yesterday afternoon police carried out a stop and search operation in the Broadgreen area resulting in the discovery of an axe hidden under a planter at a children's play park.

A group of twelve youths aged between 12 - 18 were stopped and during the...

Swindon House of Fraser to close before Christmas

Department store House of Fraser is set to close its doors in Swindon for the last time on Monday 26th November according to notices placed in-store.

The Swindon outlet store was earmarked for closure alongside thirty other stores in the UK as part of a company voluntary arrangement...

Residents asked for feedback on Outlet Centre traffic management proposals

Proposals aimed at managing congestion around one of Swindon’s busiest retail centres are being shared with local residents and motorists.
Swindon Borough Council is keen to hear people’s feedback on two potential schemes aimed at alleviating traffic around Rodbourne and the Designer Outlet Centre.

The Council...

Comedy legend Ross Noble returns to Swindon

Having starred earlier this year in Mel Brooks’ West End monster-hit musical, ‘Young Frankenstein’, surrealist connoisseur and story spinner Ross Noble is returning to stages across the UK and Ireland with his new stand-up tour, El Hablador’.

On what to expect from his new show, Ross...