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Swindon Town meets with police amid bill row

Swindon Town have issued the following statement, in response to allegations from Wiltshire Police that the club has not paid recent policing bills.

The club would not like to comment on this matter directly but can confirm that a meeting between club officials and high-ranking police officials took place recently. The club look forward to cementing their good relationship with Wiltshire Police over the forthcoming season and beyond.

– Swindon Town FC press officer

Read more: Swindon Town may lose policing over unpaid bills

Swindon Town FC may lose policing over unpaid bills


@itvwestcountry @itvmeridian understand the club owes tens of thousands of pounds for policing the last three games.


Police warn Swindon Town over unpaid bills

Wiltshire Police has warned Swindon Town it may withdraw policing from matches unless the club pays its bills.

ITV News understands the club owes the force 'tens of thousands of pounds' for the last three matches.

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Wiltshire Police has warned Swindon Town it may withdraw policing Credit: Andrew Matthews/EMPICS Sport

Wiltshire Police remain in discussion with Swindon Town Football Club regarding unpaid funds.

We are hopeful that this situation will be resolved as soon as possible. It would be inappropriate to comment further at this time.

– Police spokesman

A spokesman for Swindon Town said the club were investigating the matter.


Jo Pavey: No plans to retire after European gold

Jo Pavey has told ITV News she has no plans to retire just yet after becoming the oldest ever female European athletics champion at the age of 40.

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Jo Pavey plans to carry on competing after her victory. Credit: PA Wire

The British mother-of-two won gold in the women's 10,000 metres at the European championships in Zurich on Tuesday night, just 10 days after she claimed bronze at the Glasgow Commonwealth Games.

But Pavey, who is due to compete again in the 5,000 metres, told ITV News' Sasha Williams she intends to "keep going".

"I want to keep going. At the start of the year I thought how long much longer can I go on, but I've been pleasantly surprised that I've still been able to be competitive so I've definitely got no thoughts of retiring yet."

Pavey - "I thought it was the wrong event at one point"

Forty-year-old Jo Pavey says she thought the 10,000 metres might be the wrong event for here, finding it quite a long way. But the mother of two proved herself wrong to become the oldest ever female European champion, after a stunning victory for Great Britain.

It comes just 10 days after the four-time Olympian claimed won bronze in the 5,000m at the Glasgow Commonwealth Games.

The athlete's winning performance was one better than her last appearance at the 2012 European Championships when she took a silver medal from Helsinki.

I can't believe it. I am just thrilled.

I was finding it quite a long way, I thought it was the wrong event at one point.

It was really emotional to have my daughter Emily watch me for the first time, we thought she might be scared, but decided to gamble it.

To try for so many years and to finally do it at the age of 40 is funny really. I should have learned how it do it by now.

– Jo Pavey


Bristol City knocked out of League Cup by Oxford

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Tonight's League Cup results.

Bristol City have been knocked out of the League Cup at the first attempt.

The Robins lost 2-1 at home to League Two side Oxford. Joe Bryan had given City a second minute lead, but the visitors scored twice in the second half.

Elsewhere, Cheltenham Town lost 2-0 at Championship side Brighton.

Swindon go through after coming from behind to beat Luton. Michael Smith with two late goals for Mark Cooper's men.

And Yeovil Town lost 2-1 at home to League One rivals Gillingham.

conference results
Tonight's Conference results.

In the Conference, Forest Green Rovers made it two wins out of two after beating Chester. Clovis Kamdjo and Jon Parkin on-target at the New Lawn.

But Bristol Rovers are still looking for their first win after going down 2-0 at Barnet.

Bristol athlete Pavey wins first gold of her career

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Jo Pavey celebrates winning the first gold medal of her career. Credit: Adam Davy/PA Wire

Bristol athlete Jo Pavey has tonight won the first gold medal of her illustrious career.

The 40-year-old Bristol & West Athletics Club Life Member came first in the Women's 10,000 metres at the European Championships in Zurich.

She becomes the oldest woman to win a European title.

It adds to her recent bronze medal in the 5,000 metres at the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow.

Medallist Sharron Davies backs Bath lido plans

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Sharron Davies Credit: John Stillwell/PA Wire/Press Association Images

Olympic medallist Sharron Davies is backing plans to restore Britain's oldest surviving open air pool in Bath.

The Grade II listed Cleveland Pools has secured earmarked funding of £4.1 million from the Heritage Lottery Fund.

“This is such good news. After hard work and sheer perseverance by the Trust and its advisers it's looking like we will have a magnificent and unique pool in Bath that we can all enjoy for a proper outdoor swim.”

– Sharon Davies
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