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Swindon players fined over laughing gas video

Three footballers have been fined by their club following reports that they inhaled nitrous oxide. A shisha pipe is also seen being smoked by the group who play for Swindon Town.

Images posted on social media appeared to show Drissa Traore, Brandon Ormonde-Ottewill and Jeremy Balmy taking the legal high - also known as laughing gas - via balloons.

The League One club suspended the players with immediate effect.

"Swindon Town can confirm that the internal investigation into the recent conduct of Drissa Traore, Jeremy Balmy and Brandon Ormonde-Ottewill has now concluded and a disciplinary meeting has taken place.

"The three first team players have been fined by the football club for their actions. The trio acknowledge that their actions were wrong and would like to apologise to their team mates, the club’s staff and the supporters.

"They are keen to move on from this issue and get back to training to help the team as quickly as possible. All three will be considered for selection once again this weekend.

"Swindon Town now consider this matter to be closed and will be making no further comment."

– Spokesman for Swindon Town FC

Missing family from Swindon found safe and well

The missing Goodman family from Swindon were found safe and well in Shrivenham last night.

Robert and Suphan Goodman and their son James were located by Wiltshire Police at around 10pm yesterday.

A Wiltshire Police spokesman said: "We would like to thank the public and the media in their assistance in helping us find the Goodmans, who are now safe and well."


Swindon players suspended 'with immediate effect' over laughing gas video

The players have been suspended 'with immediate effect' Credit: Periscope
Images have been posted on social media Credit: Periscope

Three footballers have been suspended by their club following reports that they inhaled nitrous oxide. A shisha pipe is also smoked by the players.

Images posted on social media appeared to show Drissa Traore, Brandon Ormonde-Ottewill and Jeremy Balmy taking the legal high - also known as laughing gas - via balloons.

League One club Swindon Town FC said the three players have been suspended with immediate effect.

"The club have already started an internal investigation into the trio's recent conduct and they will not be considered for selection during this process," a spokesman said.

"Swindon Town will be making no further comment until the investigation is complete."

Fears for remaining Swindon children's centres

The remaining children's centres in Swindon will close if the council gets it budget approved.

Hundreds of families use the centres which were opened as a flagship New Labour policy nearly a decade ago.

But Swindon Borough Council says it will save 600 thousand pounds by closing the centres.

Some parents fear they'll be left isolated and lonely.

Robert Murphy reports.

Police concern for vulnerable 17-year-old girl

Sharisse Page has gone missing and police are appealing for help Credit: Wiltshire Police

Police are concerned for a vulnerable 17-year-old girl who has gone missing from Swindon.

Sharisse Page was last seen in the town centre at around 3pm on January 11 and it is believed she could either be in Swindon or Camden in London.

Sharisse is considered vulnerable and her disappearance is out of character so her family and police are growing increasingly concerned about her safety.

It is not known if she has access to a mobile phone or any money.

She is described as white, medium build, 5ft 6ins tall and she has a tattoo of a love heart on her right leg and a tattoo of a love heart on her left wrist.

She was wearing a black Nike hoody, light grey jogging bottoms with a pink logo at the side and writing down one leg and Nike black and grey trainers.

Her family are appealing for Sharisse or anyone with her to get in touch and let them know she is safe.


Calls for better wheelchair access for disabled shoppers

The festive season is well and truly upon us - and with just two shopping weekends until Christmas, disabled rights campaigners are calling for better wheelchair access.

The disability minster, also a Swindon MP, says retailers who don't cater for people who are less able, are missing out on a combined spending power of more than 200 billion pounds.

Matt Price reports.

Appeal for witnesses after two women injured in fight in Wiltshire

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Wiltshire Police are appealing for witnesses after two women were assaulted outside a fast food outlet in Swindon. The incident happened in and around Korky's Grill in Fleet Street on Thursday 8th October 2015 at around 2.45am. An argument took place between a group of women and two women received injuries to their faces.

Local Crime Investigator Hayley Westlake said: "We would like to speak to anyone who may have seen this argument or anything suspicious around this area. We have released a CCTV photograph and would also like to speak to the woman in the green gillet (in a red circle on the photo). If you can help please call me on 101 or anonymously via Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111."

Poor eyesight causes 3,000 accidents each year

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Drivers in Wiltshire are being offered on-the-spot eye tests to ensure they are fit to drive. Police warn some drivers are failing to get their eyes tested regularly putting themselves and others in danger. Poor vision is estimated to cause nearly three thousand casualties on the roads every year.

Currently, drivers of cars, vans and motorbikes are only required to have their eyesight checked once, when they take their driving test, by reading a number-plate. Beyond this, when they hit age 70, drivers must simply declare their vision meets legal requirements. The project is a joint initiative between Wiltshire Sight, Wiltshire Police, Wiltshire Fire & rescue, Wiltshire Council, Swindon Borough Council, opticians Haine & Smith and ROSPA. Organisers say the aim is to highlight the importance of good eye health and getting your eyes tested and to reinforce the message that people need to stop driving if their eyesight is deteriorating and cannot be improved by corrective lenses.

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The Campaign coincides with the clock change. Less hours of daylight has been shown to have a significant impact on road traffic accidents, as many journeys become more challenging in the dark whilst people adjust to the reflective glare from on-coming headlights.

The roadshows take place in · Salisbury - outside the Guildhall Tuesday 27th October · Swindon - Wharf Green 29th October

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