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Some homes now have water in Swindon

The water supply is back on in some houses in Swindon after a burst water pipe has left hundreds of homes with out water for most of today.

Thames Water is still handing out bottled water at three locations around Swindon.

Our work to re-route water around our network means water pressures are now improving and supplies are gradually returning across the area.

Some customers will have their water back sooner than others and in the meantime we’ll make sure bottled water is still available.

We expect it to take until later this evening for everyone to have their supply back.

We’re really sorry to all those who have been affected and are doing all we can to get things back to normal as quickly as possible.

– Thames Water

Thames Water says customers should check its website for updates.

Bottled water to be given out in Swindon

600 homes without water or with no water pressure in Swindon Credit: PA: Tim Goode

Thames Water are working to repair a burst water pipe in Braden Village which has affected homes and businesses in the Swindon area.

Around 600 customers are without water or have low water pressure.

The company says it will be giving out bottled water to those affected whilst it continues to redirect water supplies.


Thousands of people without water in Swindon

Thames Water has apologised to customers in Swindon who don't have any water this morning Credit: ITV News

Thousands of people in the Swindon area have little or no water this morning, after a large burst water main that's affected the Flaxlands reservoir.

The people affected live in the SN or GL7 postcode areas.

Thames Water has issued the following apology:

"We're sorry to customers who are experiencing no water or low pressure in the SN/GL7 postcode areas. We are currently on site carrying out investigations and are working hard to resolve this. We're sorry for any inconvenience this may cause you."

Coffee shop couple face deportation back to Australia

The couple have fallen foul of Home Office immigration rules Credit: ITV News

A Swindon couple who opened their own coffee shop could be forced to close the business as one of them faces deportation.

Jackie Collyer from Australia met her husband Andy at a coffee shop. But despite opening their own version eight months ago, they've fallen foul of Home Office immigration rules.

Jackie Collyer from Australia met her husband Andy at a coffee shop Credit: ITV News

The whole process has just been horrible. it's so slow. You can't contact anyone, they contact you. So you're just left in the dark, and unless you can afford an expensive immigration lawyer you're alone.

– Jackie Collyer, Cafe Owner

The Conservative's manifesto - the key points for the West.

Our political correspondent Bob Constantine was there to hear David Cameron launch his manifesto. Here's some of the key points for our area.

Our presenter Ian Axton also looked at the manifesto.

David Cameron back in the West to launch the Conservative Party Manifesto

David Cameron will be launching his manifesto later today Credit: Jonathan Brady/PA

David Cameron will be back in the West today to launch the Conservative Party Manifesto.

He's due at venue in Wiltshire - his second visit to the county since the start of the campaign, when he addressed a rally in Corsham.


Bristol City beat Swindon to go 8 points clear

Joe Bryan scored Bristol City's second goal. Credit: Mike Egerton/EMPICS Sport

Bristol City have taken a giant step towards the League One title. They've beaten West Country rivals Swindon 3-0 at Ashton Gate this evening. It puts them 8 points clear of second placed Preston with just 5 games to go.

This was always going to be a tasty local derby after a highly charged affair at the County Ground in November.

Swindon had three chances to take the lead in a minute, but City keeper Frank Fielding was equal to each one.

It was the hosts who broke the deadlock. Ten minutes before half time, Kieran Agard was put through and didn't waste his chance.

Town almost went into the break level, but Ben Gladwin's shot took a deflection and hit the bar.

In the second half, Swindon's top scorer Andy Williams fired over from a good position.

Then with 10 minutes left on the clock, a killer blow for Mark Cooper's men - Joe Bryan curled a superb left footed effort into the top corner.

And with Town pushing for an equaliser, there was still time for Aaron Wilbraham to add a third.

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