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Trains delayed out of Bristol Parkway due to points failure

A points failure near Bristol Parkway meant delays of up to 40 minutes this morning. Credit: National Rail Enquiries

Rail passengers travelling between Bristol Parkway and Swindon or Cheltenham this rush hour have had to put up with delays of up to 40 minutes due to a points failure.

It is affecting both Cross Country and Great Western Railway services.

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The points problem has now been resolved but National Rail Enquiries says passengers will still experience delays of up to 25 minutes until 11.30am this morning, 6 November.

Swindon Council looking to make 400 job cuts

Swindon Council bosses say they are tackling cuts and an increase in service demand. Credit: ITV West Country

More than 400 jobs could go at Swindon Borough Council, as bosses tackle cuts and a growing demand for services.

The Conservative-run authority says it needs to save an estimated £30million in the next 30 months.

It said nearly half of the cuts will come from reducing the number of staff of its current workforce of 2,800.


Swindon Robins win Speedway Premier League after epic final

Robins captain Jason Doyle is now going for his first World Title. Credit: PA

Swindon have been crowned Speedway Premier League Champions after a memorable comeback in the final.

The Robins were trailing Wolverhampton Wolves 47-43 after Monday's first meet and knew it would be a difficult task to overturn the deficit.

Captain Jason Doyle led by example with four wins in his first four rides before securing the vital 3-3 in Heat 15 with Nick Morris which clinched a one-point aggregate win.

It meant the final finished Wolverhampton Wolves 89 Swindon Robins 90.

This is the Robins’ first league title since 2012.

Doyle is now going for his first World Title with two Grand Prixs left.


Police search for missing Swindon teenagers

Brooke Harmsworth-Shand and Justin Morton were last seen yesterday morning. Credit: Wiltshire Police

There are growing concerns tonight for the welfare of two teenagers from Swindon who may have run away from home.

Wiltshire Police say Brooke Harmsworth-Shand, who is 13, and 15-year-old Justin Morton were last seen yesterday morning.

Police are appealing for anyone with information regarding the whereabouts Brooke and Justin to come forward immediately.

Officers have also asked the teenagers to call their families.

We believe Brooke and Justin are together and we would like to appeal to both of them directly: please contact your friends, family or police immediately to let us know you are safe.

– PC Paul Davis
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