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 ›
A Superintendent from Wiltshire Police has appeared in court charged with 11 counts of fraud, forgery and false accounting.Read the full story ›
The world's most famous locomotive - the Flying Scotsman passed through Swindon this week. It came as the railway town celebrates 175 years of industry.
The steam train has been recently renovated and is touring the country.
- Watch the Flying Scotsman travelling through Wiltshire courtesy aair.biz
A Wiltshire police officer has barked like a dog to catch a suspect. PC Steve Hutton pretended he had a police dog and it workedRead the full story ›