Family of disabled boy agrees settlement of around £5m after suing over care

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: The Great Western Hospital

3:53pm Monday 13th October 2014

A WILTSHIRE boy left facing a lifetime of disability after he was brain damaged at birth today won the right to a compensation package worth about £5 million.

Online path to Swindon university level degree

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald:

6:00pm Friday 26th September 2014

New College in Swindon has become one of the first colleges in the UK to offer a new method of studying for a university degree in the local community.

Corrie star at Great Western Hospital

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald:

11:00am Saturday 6th September 2014

TV heartthrob Oliver Mellor, who is in Swindon performing at the Wyvern Theatre in Agatha Christie’s Black Coffee, popped in to meet the nurses of Great Western Hospital yesterday.

Wiltshire preparing for more rain

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Residents become stranded when the pumping station fails

4:32pm Thursday 6th February 2014

Wiltshire Council is continuing its work to assist those who have been affected by this winter’s severe floods.

Cool runnings again at rink

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: At the new rink, from centre, Swindon mayor Coun Nick Martin, with Team GB Olympic Luge atheletes Henry Faulkes, Ray Thompson and AJ Rosen

7:00pm Monday 19th August 2013

SKATERS will again be able to enjoy the ice after a major refurbishment at the Link Centre.

Date depends on Kate: Free birth announcements

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: The Duchess of Cambridge

11:20am Monday 15th July 2013

KATE, the Duchess of Cambridge, is about to give birth to the child who will be third in line to the throne.

Prepare to get wet for good cause

4:00pm Sunday 16th June 2013

Teams of people are invited to get wet and wear fancy dress in Wiltshire Air Ambulance’s annual It’s a Knockout event.

Mystery over why car left road in A419 fatal crash

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: The accident scene where a car left A419 on Saturday morning.

1:43pm Saturday 18th May 2013

TWO teenage girls were killed when the car they were travelling in left the A419 for 'unknown reasons'.

We’re here for Dougie

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Friends gathered in Dougie's honour

5:50pm Wednesday 1st May 2013

FRIENDS, teammates and opponents raised a glass to popular goalkeeper Dougie Walker at a special celebration on Saturday.

Wiltshire funding to stay warm

9:00am Saturday 19th January 2013

The Community Foundation for Wiltshire and Swindon has made its 100th grant in this year’s Wiltshire Surviving Winter appeal.

Swindon's hospital shop will be closed

3:00pm Thursday 17th January 2013

The volunteers’ shop at Swindon’s Great Western Hospital is to close for three weeks next month before it reopens with a whole new image.

Flooding cancels services between Swindon and Bristol Parkway

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: A First Great Western High Speed Train

9:08am Monday 24th December 2012

Rail passengers faced a miserable start to Christmas Eve with trains being cancelled between Swindon and Bristol Parkway.

Jahmene comes home to Swindon

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: X Factor finalist Jahmene Douglas

10:32am Wednesday 5th December 2012

X Factor finalist Jahmene Douglas is visiting Swindon today. Keep up with all the latest from his visit here.

Swindon dad scores legal victory

1:23pm Tuesday 24th July 2012

Warring parents were urged today to see the "bigger picture" over the harmful impact contact disputes can have on their children.

Hospital staff could face pay cuts and longer hours

4:54pm Monday 16th July 2012

A DOCUMENT leaked to a national newspaper has shown that hospital workers in Swindon could have their pay cut and be asked to work longer hours - and those who refuse could face the sack.

Biffy Clyro announce exclusive Swindon gig

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Biffy Clyro announce exclusive Swindon gig

8:42am Friday 11th May 2012

ROCK band Biffy Clyro will be playing a special one-off gig in Swindon next month.

Trio sentenced for dog-chain and taser attack

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Samuel Ackah

3:40pm Thursday 5th April 2012

THREE men who burst into a house and attacked a woman with a dog chain and a stun gun have been jailed today.

Disappointed Town fans head home after 2-0 defeat

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Town fans enjoying the Wembley atmosphere

4:38pm Sunday 25th March 2012

DISAPPOINTED Swindon Town fans are on their way home after the club lost 2-0 to Chesterfield.

Excitement builds as fans begin journey to Wembley

8:33am Sunday 25th March 2012

THERE is an air of excitement in the town this morning as thousands of football fans head to Wembley.

Man jailed for fraud

3:59pm Friday 23rd March 2012

A MAN has been sentenced to four years in prison after defrauding the company he had been working for of over £130,000.

Footy fan couple will be rivals at Wembley

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: James and Lisa Collis, who are off to Wembley this weekend

9:30am Friday 23rd March 2012

ONE Town fan will have more riding on a Swindon cup win this weekend than anyone else as he will have to travel home to Chesterfield with his Blues-supporting wife – win or lose.

Wembley seat blow for Swindon fans

7:00am Friday 2nd March 2012

SWINDON Town fans were left frustrated on the road to Wembley this week, when the website providing tickets for the cup final crashed when general sales began.

A starry show for children at Swindon

12:00pm Monday 27th February 2012

Folk supergroup Bellowhead is creating a brand new piece for young musicians to perform at Swindon’s Steam Museum on Sunday, March 4.

Carnival relaxes its rules

8:00am Wednesday 24th August 2011

ENTRIES are beginning to arrive for Pewsey’s carnival procession set for Saturday, September 17 after two weeks of carnival activities.

Eyes on the sky at Fairford air tattoo

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: This year’s Air Tattoo is sure to pull the crowds in its 40th year

10:00am Friday 15th July 2011

All eyes will be on the skies this weekend as some of the world’s most impressive aircraft take part in the Royal International Air Tattoo.

Top band lends a big hand for Help for Heroes at Swindon

3:00pm Monday 4th July 2011

Toploader are expected to headline a major Help For Heroes fundraising festival.

Veteran to the rescue at Wanborough

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Chris Wannell and his 1959 Commer

12:31pm Thursday 30th June 2011

Retired fireman Chris Wannell leapt into action with his vintage 1959 fire engine when he realised a caravan was on fire.

Taxi driver in court on second murder charge

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Chris Halliwell drawn by a court artist at an earlier appearance

2:35pm Tuesday 24th May 2011

A taxi driver appeared in court today charged with the murder of Becky Godden-Edwards.

Wife's heartfelt tribute to Swindon stabbing victim

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Jose and Maria Pereira, known to friends as Raymond and Suzie, with their son Samuel, five

8:24am Monday 23rd May 2011

The wife of stabbing victim José Maria Raimundo Pereira has paid tribute to a loving father and husband.

Forza Swindon - Di Canio confirmed as new Town boss

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Paolo di Canio

12:20pm Friday 20th May 2011

Swindon Town have announced that Paolo Di Canio has agreed to become the club's new manager.

Purton cheat's "£2,300 benefits from Wiltshire Council

9:00am Saturday 30th April 2011

A 54-year-old man has been convicted of defrauding Wiltshire Council out of thousands of pounds in benefits.

Police rule out link of missing Marlborough woman to assault in Swindon

9:17am Thursday 24th March 2011

The officer leading the search for Sian O'Callaghan has said that he is content that an assault on a woman in Elmina Road, Swindon, on Tuesday is not linked to the 22-year-old’s disappearance.

Pair from Brinkworth and Swindon rally to support charities

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Kim Beresford and Leonie Washington with their £900 second hand Peugeot 106 which they are driving to Mongolia

10:00am Sunday 6th March 2011

An adventurous couple are preparing to drive 10,000 miles from England to Mongolia in a car they bought from eBay to raise money for charity.

New look Swindon Rockets (Calne players)

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: The Rockets with chairman John Lambert, left and sponsor Rod Correia of Holmleigh Care Homes

10:00am Sunday 30th January 2011

Swindon Rockets Powerchair football team, whose membership is packed with Calne-based players, has been presented with new kit as members compete in their second national league season.

Liverpool acquires a new fan from Swindon says RAF Lyneham dad

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Lucy and Lee Roberts with son Isaac

8:50am Thursday 30th December 2010

It was a surprise Christmas and early birthday present for RAF officer Lee Roberts and his wife Lucy when their son Isaac arrived two weeks early on Christmas Day.

Planning objection for Winterbourne Bassett overruled

7:00am Saturday 25th December 2010

Councillors went against planning officers’ advice and granted permission for farmer Edward White to convert three redundant barns into holiday accommodation.

Biker lost control in fatal Winterbourne Monkton crash

7:00am Friday 12th November 2010

A former British mountain biking champion from Westbury died after driving at an inappropriate speed, an inquest heard.

Swindon's lord, his wife and mistress

3:24pm Thursday 11th November 2010

The Western Players’ production, at The Arts Centre in Swindon’s Old Town, November 10-13, is Bequest to the Nation by Terence Rattigan.

Hue and cry over Swindon's pink cat

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Oi! Kitty in the pink

10:35am Thursday 30th September 2010

Jobless Natasha Gregory, who dyed her cat bright pink to match her hair, will receive a dressing down before having it returned to her, the RSPCA said this week.

Firefighters battle Salvation Army blaze in Swindon

7:29am Monday 27th September 2010

More than 40 fire-fighters worked through the night to control a fire at the Salvation Army building in Chapel Street, Swindon on Saturday.

Cricklade pupils hail comedian

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Julian Clary

7:00am Saturday 25th September 2010

Comedian and novelist Julian Clary was cheered on by students as he officially opened a school in Cricklade.

Wiltshire youngster's amazing recovery from horrific burns

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Logan Adams on the road to recovery

11:44am Friday 24th September 2010

A four-year-old Wiltshire boy has made a miraculous recovery after suffering horrific burns when his pyjamas caught fire at home.

Cricklade still blooming brilliant

3:02pm Thursday 23rd September 2010

Cricklade continues to be blooming marvellous after winning the title of the Best Small Town in the west for the fourth year running.

Wiltshire school rapped over hammer attack

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Henry Webster and mum Elizabeth

8:32am Wednesday 8th September 2010

The school where a white 15-year-old was brain-damaged in a hammer attack by a gang of Asian pupils failed to recognise a series of racist incidents prior to the assault, a report revealed today.

Burial site at Stanton Fitzwarren gets the go-ahead

7:00am Sunday 8th August 2010

A quiet village in North Wiltshire is to be the setting for a burial site for the Unification Church, sometimes known as the Moonies.

Children’s art is painted onto the wall at Cricklade

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Wendy Moore and Jeanette Woodrow of the Midcounties Co-operative at Cricklade Pre-school

7:30am Saturday 7th August 2010

Volunteers have given Cricklade Pre-school a new look by creating a colourful outdoor mural based on the children’s artwork.

Advice on sun and moles at Wroughton

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Amy Lawrence, Nurse Helen Nichols and Julie Irlam, senior manager, of Ridgeway Hospital

12:14pm Thursday 5th August 2010

Experts from the Ridgeway private hospital in Wroughton teamed up with Boots in Marlborough on Friday to give sun screen advice and to check moles.

Cricklade looks blooming beautiful

3:39pm Thursday 8th July 2010

Hard-working people in Cricklade are busily preparing for the arrival of judges from Britain in Bloom.

Melinda makes a day for Cricklade centre

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Melinda drops in

3:48pm Thursday 1st July 2010

Former model Melinda Messenger was in Cricklade on Friday to open the county’s newest children’s centre.

Purton school's third gold in a row

3:49pm Thursday 17th June 2010

STAFF and pupils at Bradon Forest School in Purton are this week celebrating being awarded the Artsmark Gold Award for the third time in a row.


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