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Swindon: Human settlement in England
Swindon is a large town in the ceremonial county of Wiltshire, South West England, between Bristol, 35 miles to the west, and Reading, the same distance to the east; the town is 71 miles (114 km) west of London. At the 2011 census, it had a population of 182,441. The Town Development Act 1952 led to a major increase in its population.

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Rice fell off lorry closing 'slippery' M4 near Swindon

Lanes on the M4 will be resurfaced after the carriageway was left "dangerously slippery".
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Coronavirus: Positive tests at Swindon B&Q centre

Four members of staff at a B&Q distribution centre in Swindon test positive for the virus.
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Coronavirus: Oldham becomes worst hit area in England as Covid-19 cases surge despite town being part of northern lockdown

Swindon, Preston and Bedford also placed on government's at-risk register.
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Coronavirus outbreak among Tesco supermarket staff in Swindon

New cluster comes days after 51 staff at Iceland distribution centre test positive
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Coronavirus: Tesco Swindon store staff test positive

The store says the workers are self isolating and it is following government advice.
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Swindon homes flooded after water main bursts

A resident says flooding which has affected a number of homes in Swindon is "a complete nightmare".
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Coronavirus: Swindon businesses 'worried' by rise in cases

A spike in cases in Swindon is being driven by an outbreak at an Iceland food distribution centre.
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Swindon patient, 75, home after 111 days in hospital

Safurat Oyenike Ladoje, aged 75, was on a ventilator in intensive care for six weeks
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Burglar gets stuck, calls fire service for help

Frederick Moulton was left hanging upside down after getting stuck in a window of a Swindon property,
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Swindon police shooting: Man arrested over armed robbery

A man suffered a leg wound after armed officers intercepted a suspected stolen lorry in Swindon.
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Swindon shooting: Man shot in leg by police after lorry stolen

Officers followed the vehicle through Swindon and the man was shot as they intercepted it.
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Swindon shooting: Police investigating armed robbery shoot man

'He was shouted at many times by police to put the gun down,' says witness
Independent - Published

Lee Power: Swindon Town chairman tells court that club could face administration after sale blocked

Swindon chairman Lee Power tells a court that the club could go into administration as he failed to overturn an injunction preventing its sale.
BBC News - Published

Lotto winner loses out on £1m after deadline passes

The unclaimed ticket, which was bought in Swindon, matched five main numbers and the bonus ball.
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Swindon M4 crash: Man killed and motorway closed

The crash in the early hours between Hungerford and Swindon left both carriageways closed.
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Swindon catalytic converter thief was found dead under car

Gary Gray was found crushed to death by garage staff when they came into work in the morning.
BBC News - Published

Swindon firm giving extra holiday to non-smokers

Recruitment agency boss Don Bryden says "a healthier workplace is a happier workplace".
BBC News - Published

Swindon siege: Man jailed for firing at police

Officers found an imitation rifle, a decommissioned Uzi sub-machine gun and blank firing pistols.
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Swindon police confronted by man with weapon at house

Police were called to a property in Swindon after reports of a domestic incident.
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Office filled with furniture dumped in Wiltshire lane

The abandoned cabin filled with furniture was spotted in a hedge near Swindon on Wednesday.
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Swindon's Health Hydro gets new Grade II* listed status

The change in status means the Health Hydro cannot be converted into housing without agreement.
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General election 2019: Swindon 'can't vote' letter criticised

Nearly 3,000 voters were wrongly contacted by a council and told they would not be able to vote.
BBC News - Published

Election voters in Swindon mistakenly told 'you can't vote'

A council has since tweeted asking residents to ignore the letter.
BBC News - Published

Swindon Honda closure taskforce 'has not met since June'

Honda said "no viable alternative" to the Swindon plant closure had been found during consultation.
BBC News - Published

Teen jailed for stabbing victim's buttock

Aaron Toward-Parker stabbed his victim during a fight over a friend's girlfriend in Swindon.
BBC News - Published

Missing toddler Katrice Lee: Arrest made in Swindon

Katrice Lee disappeared from a supermarket near a British Army base in Germany in 1981.
BBC News - Published

Swindon Bluebird toy display appeal gets huge response

The toys on display in Swindon include the Big Yellow Teapot, Polly Pocket and Lucy Locket.
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Swindon police arrest man after shots fired at officers

Armed officers arrested the 31 year old in Swindon on suspicion of the possession of a firearm.
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Man arrested after shots fired at police in Swindon

Armed officers were called to reports of disorder in the Lower Stratton area on Thursday evening.
BBC News - Published

Gunman told police 'just shoot me' after firing shots during armed stand-off in Swindon

'He was shouting 'just shoot me, just shoot me,' eyewitness says
Independent - Published

Swindon police custody officer bitten by aggressive suspect

Six officers and staff were injured while dealing with the aggressive woman at a police station.
BBC News - Published

Swindon family claim Linden Homes withheld 'unsafe roof report'

More than 400 different faults have been identified at the house, which is only two years old.
BBC News - Published