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  • M20 for weekend for bridge demolition

    July 19, 2018 2:23 PM 6

    Four miles of the M20 will be closed next weekend as Highways England demolishes a bridge in Aylesford. Both carriageways will be closed between junction four and junction six from Friday, July 27 until the early hours of Monday, July 30. The closure, which is in place for the demolition of Teapot Lane footbridge, is set to affect anyone travelling through

  • Lowestoft 'Thomas the Tank Engine' land train stolen

    July 19, 2018 2:22 PM 7

    A land train that carries thousands of holiday visitors up and down the seafront at a Suffolk resort has been stolen. The popular attraction was taken from its Lowestoft home on Tuesday night or early Wednesday morning, police said. It was secured in a container stored between Kensington Gardens and St Mary's Catholic Primary School. "A large lorry with a crane

  • Baby snake 'frozen in time' gives insight into lost world

    July 19, 2018 2:07 PM 8

    The snake lived in what is now Myanmar, during the age of the dinosaurs. "This is the very first baby snake fossil that we have ever found," Prof Michael Caldwell of the University of Alberta in Canada told BBC News. The baby snake lived in the forests of Myanmar during the Cretaceous period. It has been given the name, Xiaophis Myanmarensis, or dawn snake

  • Denis Ten: Sochi Olympic bronze medallist dies of stab wound in Kazakhstan

    July 19, 2018 1:53 PM 8

    Kazakhstan's Olympic medal-winning figure skater Denis Ten has been stabbed to death at the age of 25. News agency Kazinform reported Ten - who won bronze at Sochi 2014 - was stabbed in the thigh in Almaty on Thursday after two men tried to steal his car mirrors. Ten, twice a World Championship medallist, was rushed to hospital but died three hours later

  • Coming of age drama in Swindon

    July 19, 2018 12:01 PM 3

    Anya Reiss’ fresh and funny debut drama, Spur of the Moment, looks at the distance between close family relations and a young girl on the brink of adolescence. Spur of the Moment is performed by Swindon’s Quirky Bird Theatre tonight and tomorrow, from 7.30pm at the Shoebox Theatre, Theatre Square. The story revolves around pre-teen Delilah who enjoys

  • Coronation Street cast: Jack P. Shepherd unfazed as he reveals fan's unbelievable gesture

    July 19, 2018 11:37 AM 6

    From EastEnders' longest running character Ian Beale, to Coronation Street's Sarah Platt, take a look and see how much these soap stars have changed. Indicating Jack, she poked his nose playfully, causing them both to giggle. Jack, who plays Julia’s character’s beau on Coronation Street, has been at the centre of a hard-hitting storyline on the soap this year. In scenes

  • People evacuated from homes following a gas leak in Lewis Road, Istead Rise, Gravesend

    July 19, 2018 10:56 AM 6

    A 100m cordon was put in place and about 30 homes were evacuated after a ruptured gas main at a house. The exclusion zone was put in place while emergency services attended the incident at a property in Lewis Road in Istead Rise, near Gravesend. The incident started just before 11am and crews have since been able to make the area safe. Fire teams used a hose reel to create

  • Richard Bacon Twitter: BBC star gives major health update after coma and 'nearly dying'

    July 19, 2018 9:20 AM 6

    RICHARD BACON updated his Twitter followers with good news on his health after the BBC favourite was put in a medically induced coma and “nearly dying”. The former Blue Peter presenter told his 1.32 million Twitter followers he had been cleared to leave hospital two weeks after he was admitted. “Cleared for take off,” he said, sharing a picture of his hospital

  • REVEALED: 1,200 avoidable deaths in Swindon since 2014

    July 19, 2018 9:04 AM 3

    Data from the Department of Health and Social Care shows between 2014 and 2016, more than 1,207 people’s deaths were deemed avoidable. Statisticians believe they could have been treated by doctors or their deaths could have been prevented by public health measures, such as anti-smoking campaigns. Of the 1,207 avoidable deaths in 2014-2016, 729 were men and 478 were women

  • Summer Activities Fair returns to the Orbital on Saturday

    July 19, 2018 9:03 AM 1

    FAMILIES looking for ideas on how to keep the kids entertained over the summer holidays can come along to the Swindon Summer Activities Fair at the Orbital Shopping Park. The free event, organised by Justin Tomlinson MP, lasts from 10am to 12pm just outside Boots, by the play park. A variety of different organisations, including Swindon Community Tennis