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Swindon sees red over double yellow lines

Double yellow lines have appeared in this alley off Newhill Street in Swindon Credit: ITV News West Country

Council workers have painted two sets of double yellow lines along an alley in Swindon, which is just four feet wide.

Swindon Borough Council says it was done by contractors working on its behalf to stop illegal parking in alleyways.

Locals say it's stupid and a waste of money.

  1. West Country

Bride and groom travel in refuse-collection truck

Swindon couple travel in a refuse-collection truck Credit: ITV News West Country

A couple have celebrated their Easter Wedding in unconventional style. Will and Hannah Banyard, from Old Town in Swindon, swapped the traditional limousine for a refuse-collection truck. It was loaned for the day by the firm Will works for in South Cerney.

It was spruced-up with wedding bows and certainly gave an unusual twist to the wedding photos!


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Savage attack captured on CCTV

Wiltshire Police are asking for help from the public following an unprovoked attack on a man in Swindon town centre. It took place on shortly after 2.15am on Sunday 3rd March 2013 in Fleet Street outside the Subway sandwich shop.

The victim, an 18-year-old man, was walking towards Bushwackers nightclub when he was punched to the back of the head by a man. The force of the punch knocked the victim to the ground and he sustained serious facial injuries including a broken nose, cuts to the face and loss of teeth.

Police say: "The victim was completely unaware of what was about to happen. The offender ran up behind the victim and, with one very forceful punch, knocked him to the ground. This victim did not stand a chance. I believe that he was unconscious before he hit the ground face first."

Swindon stabbing murder: Two more arrested

Two more teenagers aged 17 and 19 have been arrested over the murder of man found lying in the street with stab wounds in the early hours of Wednesday morning.

Officers were called to the scene in Rodbourne, Swindon, following reports of an assault.

They found Charles Millar, 44, who was known as Roger, lying in the street and gave him first aid until an ambulance arrived.

Mr Millar, from East Street, Swindon, was taken to hospital, where he was pronounced dead shortly afterwards.

Two men, both aged 18, were arrested after being stopped by officers near the scene, a Wiltshire Police spokesman said. The pair remain in custody.


Police: Dog in toddler attack was 'legally owned'

Wiltshire Police have said that the owners of a dog that mauled a toddler in Swindon have not committed any offences in relation to the dog.

Two-year-old Keiron Guess suffered serious facial injuries after he was attacked in his neighbour's back garden around 6pm on Tuesday. He was rushed to hospital for emergency treatment.

The boy's Grandfather has spoken to ITV Meridian of his anger

Keiron Guess Credit: Dave Guess

In the police statement, Chief Inspector Keith Ewart said: "The Dangerous Dogs Act 1991 does not apply because the dog was on private premises at the time of the incident.

"In this case the animal was voluntarily surrendered to the police and was examined and found to be a Staffordshire bull terrier. It is not illegal to own a Staffordshire bull terrier. However the dog was destroyed with the full consent of the owner."

He also revealed that police attended the same address in September last year to determine whether the dogs were illegally bred.

Boy has surgery after dog attack

A two-year-old boy viciously attacked by a dog has undergone surgery after one of his ears and part of his nose were torn off.

It is believed the boy also had serious damage to one of his eyes.

The toddler was attacked by a Staffordshire bull terrier in a neighbour's back garden in Swindon.

Swindon Town interim chairman: 'Luke will be training with the team'

A goalkeeper who killed two young brothers while he was drink-driving has been offered an opportunity to train with Swindon Town football club.

The club's interim chairman, Jeremy Wray, said Luke McCormick had been coming to the club on day-release since January and that once he is freed he will be training with the team but nothing more.

He said: "There is absolutely nothing more at this stage. People are getting ahead of themselves."

He added: "Luke is very contrite and full of remorse. He wants to give something back."

Chairman: Swindon move chance for McCormick to 'give something back'

Swindon Town's interim chairman Jeremy Wray said Luke McCormick's move to the club was a chance for the goalkeeper to "give something back".

Our view is that it is very easy to say that it's too difficult a subject to bother with. We debated it and came up with our view. We thought long and hard about it, and it has to be made clear that everybody's thoughts can only go to the family of those two young boys and their father who was badly injured.

Tragedy is a word used too often, but this was a tragedy and it can never be changed. He will live with what has happened every day of his life but he has the chance to give something back, to show the tragedies of drink-driving.

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