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In Swindon Southbrook Street is blocked due to car fire.
It's between Cornwall Avenue and Churchward Avenue - police say recovery may take some time as the only access is via a cycle track which is quite narrow.
Police are asking for help to find a man who has gone missing from Swindon.
Mark McCarron, 45, was last seen at Great Western Hospital just after 6 o'clock this morning (Sunday 17 July)
Police say he needs urgent medical attention and are asking anyone who sees him to call 999.
Mr McCarron was admitted to the hospital last night but left without being treated.
He was wearing a pea-green t-shirt, black shorts with white stripes on and trainers. He is described as a large build with blond hair and blue eyes.
Volunteers from Wiltshire Search and Rescue (WILSAR), are helping police to search the local area.
We would ask anyone who sees Mark to contact us via 999. His family and friends are very worried about him and I would urge him to get in touch immediately. We don't believe that Mark has his mobile phone with him so may not be able to phone for help.
Campaigners will be protesting outside Swindon Borough Council later in a final bid to save some of Swindon's doomed librariesRead the full story ›
Police say that an 11-year-old boy who went missing last night in Swindon has been found safe.
William Smith from Peatmoor was last seen at Westlea Park at 8.30 pm on Tuesday 12 July. He has now been traced.
Police are trying to trace an 11-year-old boy from Swindon. William Smith was last seen in Westlea Park at 8.30pm last night, 12 JulyRead the full story ›
Residents in Swindon are being urged to keep doors and windows closed as Dorset & Wiltshire Fire and Rescue Service tackles a large fire.
People living in the Thornhill Road area of South Marston are being urged to stay inside while crews tackle the blaze.
Firefighters were called to a derelict 50m x 60m industrial unit – part of the old Crown Timber site – on Thornhill Road just before 7pm this evening (12 July) and found a well developed fire.
The service says significant smoke is rising from the scene. Officers from Wiltshire Police are visiting local homes to share this advice with anyone who has concerns.
Anyone concerned that they may have been affected by the smoke should call NHS 111 or seek other medical advice.
David John Mears has been sentenced to life in prison, to serve a minimum of 8 years, for a Swindon rape more than 30 years ago
Despite an initial investigation no-one was arrested at the time, but detectives called upon modern forensic methods to unearth new clues.
The 60-year-old, from Plymouth, has been charged with rape, false imprisonment and indecent assault - carried out in Swindon on 12 August 1987. He remains in police custody.
Swindon Borough Council wants to close 11 of its 15 libraries to save money and focus on looking after elderly and vulnerable people.Read the full story ›