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Man charged over fatal car accident

A man has been charged with dangerous driving after a car crash in Swindon which killed one man and seriously injured another.

It happened in May on Thamesdown Drive near the Orbital Shopping Centre.

23-year old Arnie Peter Rogers from Swindon has been charged with causing death by dangerous driving, causing death by driving without licence/insurance or whilst disqualified and causing serious injury by dangerous driving.

He has been released on bail and is due to appear at Swindon Magistrates Court on September 17th.

"Aggressive tactics" being used to tackle rubbish fire

Fire crews tackling a blaze that's been smouldering for more than five weeks have today adopted what they call "more aggressive tactics" in an effort to put it out.

They've finally been able to get close to the source of the fire in a huge pile of rubbish at a recycling centre in Swindon.

But they warn the clouds of smoke which have been blighting the area could continue for weeks.

Bob Constantine reports:


New plan to extinguish fire at Swindon recycling centre

Firefighters in Swindon will tomorrow dump thousands of litres of water on a fire at a recycling centre in Swindon.

The fire at the Averies site has been burning for more than a month. Thousands of tonnes of waste has been removed from the centre, allowing Wiltshire fire crews to better tackle the blaze.

Residents and local businesses are being told that the work will almost certainly result in more smoke, similar to those experienced in the early days of the fire.


Success for West Country swimmers

Jazz Carlin
Swindon's Jazz Carlin won the 400m freestyle at the European Championships. Credit: Andrew Milligan/PA Wire.

Swindon's Jazz Carlin has claimed her second gold at the European Championships.

The 23-year-old added the 400 metres freestyle crown - a new personal best - to her victory in the 800 metres.

Bath University's Chris Walker-Hebborn won gold in the 100m medley relay.

And Jemma Lowe, who's also based at Bath took bronze in the 100m women's relay.

Thousands of tonnes of unburnt waste is removed in Swindon

Thousands of tonnes of unburnt waste is removed
Thousands of tonnes of unburnt waste is removed Credit: ITV News

Thousands of tonnes of unburnt waste is being removed from a recycling plant in Swindon that has now been burning for more than four weeks. It's hoped this will give crews space to tackle the fire at Averies in Marshgate more aggressively. The Environment Agency took control of the site after the owners failed to comply with orders to deal with the material.

Warning from Swindon hospital after hundreds of staff abused

Warning from Swindon hospital after hundreds of staff abused
Warning from Swindon hospital after hundreds of staff abused Credit: ITV News West Country

The Great Western Hospital in Swindon is warning that patients who are abusive could be refused treatment and even prosecuted. It comes after 232 members of staff reported being assaulted in the past year, including the Emergency Department consultant who was swung at, pinned to a wall and even had an instrument trolley thrown at him by patients. The "Respect Us" campaign will remind people that verbal and physical abuse will not be tolerated.

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