Taxi charged extra £5 for wheelchair

This Is Wiltshire:

6:11pm Thursday 2nd July 2015

A CEREBRAL palsy sufferer was asked for £5 on top of his usual fare by a Swindon cabbie last week - because he needed his wheelchair in the boot.

Marlborough man is 103 years young

This Is Wiltshire:

11:06am Thursday 2nd July 2015

HE might be 103 years old and counting but Walter James is still a dab hand when it comes to gadgets and is often found tapping away on his iPad.

Trowbridge nightclub The Beach loses appeal against Wiltshire Council redecoration refusal

This Is Wiltshire: The night club in Castle Street, Trowbridge, which has had its appeal refusedPics Trevor Porter 51555 1 (29628839)

2:21pm Thursday 2nd July 2015

TROWBRIDGE club The Beach has lost an appeal against Wiltshire Council’s decision to refuse its retrospective application for the redecoration of the venue and installation of new signage.

VIDEO: Honda launches Swindon-built Civic Type R super-hot hatch

This Is Wiltshire:

2:13pm Thursday 2nd July 2015

HUNDREDS of production staff and management from Honda’s European car manufacturing facility in Swindon today joined invited guests to celebrate the first production models of the Civic Type R rolling off the line.

Child rapist, 28, appeals against 19-year jail sentence

This Is Wiltshire:

9:25am Thursday 2nd July 2015

A CHILD rapist with 'deviant attitudes towards sex and child abuse' is seeking to appeal against his conviction and 19-year jail term.

VIDEO: Shoppers queue for Swindon's new H&M store

This Is Wiltshire:

12:22pm Thursday 2nd July 2015

QUEUES stretched around the Parade today as shoppers lined up to check out the stock at the new H&M store.

Police investigate two cat shootings in Calne

This Is Wiltshire:

11:44am Thursday 2nd July 2015

CALNE Police are investigating two reports of cats being shot in the town with some form of air weapon.

Pet cat Phoebe dies after air gun shooting

This Is Wiltshire:

8:17am Thursday 2nd July 2015

A PET cat had to be put down by vets after being shot with an air gun pellet.

VIDEO: Heatwave Swindon on a par with Rio, Mumbai and Cairo

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8:43am Thursday 2nd July 2015

SWELTERING temperatures put Swindon on a par with Cairo and Rio yesterday with no escape from the high humidity and low winds.

Family struggles to cancel Tunisia holiday after terror attack

This Is Wiltshire:

5:34pm Wednesday 1st July 2015

A FAMILY which wants to cancel a holiday to Tunisia after the deadly terror shooting last week is struggling to secure a refund.

UPDATE: Police confirm that John Welch and Eileen Swannack died in Tunisia beach massacre

This Is Wiltshire:

4:32pm Wednesday 1st July 2015

THE families of John Welch, 74, from Corsham, and Eileen Swannack, 73, of Biddestone, today had confirmation that they died in the terrorist attack in Tunisia.

Baby of the Week, July 3: Nathaniel Pearce

This Is Wiltshire: Baby of the Week Pearce Suzanne and Robert Pearce with baby Nathaniel and their two year old daughter Julianne. Pics Trevor Porter TP51591-1

5:03pm Thursday 2nd July 2015

CHILDHOOD sweethearts Suzanne and Robert Pearce, of Westwood have welcomed the arrival of their newborn son to the delight of their two-year-old daughter Julianne.

More Tunisia terror attack victims flown home

This Is Wiltshire:

4:37pm Thursday 2nd July 2015

THE bodies of nine victims of the Tunisian beach massacre were been returned to the UK today as the final British death toll was confirmed at 30.

Met Office issues yellow warning of rain as thunder storms forecast

This Is Wiltshire:

3:50pm Thursday 2nd July 2015

THE Met Office has issued a yellow weather warning for the south west, including Wiltshire, as isolated heavy, and possibly severe, thunder storms are expected to develop on Friday evening.

Preparations well underway for Barbury's equestrian extravaganza

This Is Wiltshire: Crowds at Barbury last year

2:03pm Thursday 2nd July 2015

THOUSANDS are expected to flock to the annual equestrian extravaganza Barbury International Horse Trials next week, featuring over 1,150 riders and horses.

VIDEO: Rhesus monkeys enjoy heatwave with ice-lollies at Longleat

This Is Wiltshire:

12:25pm Thursday 2nd July 2015

IT wasn’t only just humans who were enjoying the glorious sunshine over the last few days as Longleat Safari Park’s rhesus monkeys were treated to some ice lollies.

Market Lavington children create art out of wires

This Is Wiltshire: St Barnabas pupil Leah age five with the new peace sculpture

11:31am Thursday 2nd July 2015

A NEW peace sculpture has been installed at St Barnabas Primary School in Market Lavington as part of an NADFAS art project.

Follow the white Marlborough

This Is Wiltshire:

11:31am Thursday 2nd July 2015

AN enchanting Alice in Wonderland themed family picnic will be taking place at the Priory Gardens in Marlborough on Sunday.

Nature charity rescues fox found in school playground

This Is Wiltshire: Ray Hood from Oak and Furrows releases Oliver back into the wild

11:06am Thursday 2nd July 2015

A WILDLIFE rescue centre came to the aid of an injured fox that turned up at a Swindon school.

Tiny twins born at 24 weeks celebrate milestone first birthday

This Is Wiltshire:

10:48am Thursday 2nd July 2015

TWIN girls who weighed less than a bag of sugar when they were born at just 24 weeks, have celebrated their first birthday.

House destroyed by fire in Freshford

This Is Wiltshire:

10:43am Thursday 2nd July 2015

A HOUSE in Freshford has been totally destroyed by a fire after it went up in flames yesterday morning.

Trowbridge Town Clerk completes Magna Carta cycle challenge

This Is Wiltshire: Trowbridge Clerk Lance Allan receives warm welcome in town early on in his cycle challenge

10:23am Thursday 2nd July 2015

TROWBRIDGE Town Council clerk Lance Allan successfully completed his 800-mile cycle challenge to mark the 800th anniversary of the sealing of Magna Carta on Sunday (June 28).

Stratton Festival returns for biggest and best so far

This Is Wiltshire:

10:27am Thursday 2nd July 2015

THE free Stratton Festival returns on Saturday for its third year, which organisers are expecting to be the biggest and best so far.

Court to rule if Swindon teenager's dog is dangerous

This Is Wiltshire:

10:12am Thursday 2nd July 2015

A TEENAGER will argue for the life of his dog after denying multiple charges of keeping a fighting dog and letting it roam free in Swindon.

M4 conman returns with motorists falling foul of elaborate sob story

This Is Wiltshire:

10:04am Thursday 2nd July 2015

A COMMUTER who fell foul of a motorway conman is warning others not to fall for the trick, as police launch a fresh appeal to motorists.

School does its bit for cancer charity by staging a Race for Life

This Is Wiltshire:

5:48pm Thursday 2nd July 2015

HUNDREDS of youths pounded the field for Cancer Research UK as Isambard School took on its own version of the Race for Life last month.

Brewery's £1.4m hotel takes shape in Stratton

This Is Wiltshire: A ceremony to place the last roof tile on a £1.4m Arkell hotel at the White Hart, Stratton. From left to right: Rob Blake, town crier, George Arkell, Arkell’s brewery managing director and Craig Morton, managing director, Edmont.

5:42pm Thursday 2nd July 2015

A SWINDON brewery will quite literally be at the heart of a new £1.4 million hotel serving the town.

Kanye? I'd rather not, says Dave Franklin

This Is Wiltshire: One question Kanye... What are you wearing at Glastonbury?

2:59pm Thursday 2nd July 2015

Sounds around town with DAVE FRANKLIN, who this week examines the integrity of music (and finds it at the grassroots rather than the top of the tree)

Town police station to find a new home

This Is Wiltshire:

12:30pm Thursday 2nd July 2015

CRICKLADE Police Station could be closed after more than 90 years on the High Street under new plans to redevelop a site in nearby Stones Lane into a Cricklade Campus.

Festival spirit for Isambard pupils with mini-Glastonbury

This Is Wiltshire:

10:56am Thursday 2nd July 2015

THE spirit of Glastonbury visited a Swindon school with a student-led music festival fundraiser.

More bodies of Britons killed in Tunisia to be flown home today

This Is Wiltshire:

9:36am Thursday 2nd July 2015

THE bodies of more Britons killed in the Tunisian beach massacre will be flown back to the UK today.

Travel and weather round-up: Thursday, July 2

This Is Wiltshire:

7:45am Thursday 2nd July 2015

THE stifling heat of Wednesday is set to subside today, before a possible return tomorrow.

Visit fire station to share in 30,000th sounding of Last Post

This Is Wiltshire: Menin gate

5:00am Thursday 2nd July 2015

A SIMPLE act of remembrance will itself be honoured during a ceremony next week.

Matt's productions are a family affair

This Is Wiltshire:

8:00pm Thursday 2nd July 2015

SWINDON playwright Matt Fox is no stranger to keeping it in the family, working and writing alongside his wife on several occasions.

Free Swindon show by rising rockers A Way With Words

This Is Wiltshire:

7:30pm Thursday 2nd July 2015

SWINDON rock band A Way With Words are Going Over The Top this year with a new single, a new album and a free gig in their home town.

TITCo didn't put a foot wrong in The Pirates of Penzance

This Is Wiltshire:

5:07pm Thursday 2nd July 2015

THE musical extravaganza of The Pirates of Penzance is well known, and far from abnormal if you know the style of Gilbert and Sullivan, writes BEN WILKINSON.

Tickets go on sale for 10th anniversary of Emergency Services Show

This Is Wiltshire: The scene at last year's Emergency Services Day. Picture: SIOBHAN BOYLE

11:42am Thursday 2nd July 2015

TICKET buyers can expect the biggest and best attractions yet at the 10th edition of Emergency Services Show.

Avenue Q is not one for the kids

This Is Wiltshire:

8:59am Thursday 2nd July 2015

TILTING their heads seductively, Kate Monster and her puppeteer assume their best come-hither look.

Robert Plant to open Forest Live's second weekend

This Is Wiltshire:

1:00pm Thursday 2nd July 2015

REVELS will resume with bang at Westonbirt for the second and final weekend of Forest Live with the legendary Robert Plant and The Sensational Space Shifters poised to take to the stage.

Spandau Ballet headed to Westonbirt

This Is Wiltshire:

11:00am Thursday 2nd July 2015

NEW Romantic icons Spandau Ballet will remain True to their fans at an unmissable show next Saturday.

McBusted ready to close Forest Live with a bang

This Is Wiltshire:

10:00am Thursday 2nd July 2015

SUPERGROUP McBusted will bring Forest Live to a triumphant close with its eclectic blend of pop funk tunes.

Mica Paris out to prove love conquers injustice

This Is Wiltshire: Mica Paris

9:04am Thursday 2nd July 2015

GRIPPED by a severe case of jitters, Mica Paris was faced with two options: snap out of it and return to the stage or walk away and live to regret it.

Drunk and disorderly behaviour caused ‘safety fears’ for hospital staff

This Is Wiltshire:

6:06pm Thursday 2nd July 2015

A MAN who drunkenly abused paramedics and hospital staff has vowed he is off the booze after a relapse earlier this month which saw him taken to A&E.

Campaign raises £2m for WaterAid

This Is Wiltshire:

5:54pm Thursday 2nd July 2015

A FUNDRAISING effort by Thames Water - and customers - has seen them reach their target of £2 million to help people without water in some of the poorest parts of the world.

On track to be the sporting stars of the future

This Is Wiltshire:

5:51pm Thursday 2nd July 2015

A SPECIAL day of sport and adventure enabled scores of young people in Swindon to get a taste of something new.

Guide dog charity needs people to walk puppies

This Is Wiltshire:

5:46pm Thursday 2nd July 2015

SWINDON dog lovers are being encouraged to play an important part in the development of the next generation of guide dogs - by going for a walk.

Classic treats and vintage cars at farm's strawberry drive

This Is Wiltshire:

5:43pm Thursday 2nd July 2015

A STRAWBERRY drive at a Swindon farm will give people the opportunity to combine to fruity past times.

International rally stops off in Devizes

This Is Wiltshire: VW Karmann Ghia car rally at Wadworth Brewery, Devizes.  Pictured is Pete Harbourne
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4:05pm Thursday 2nd July 2015

VINTAGE car owners were out in force on Sunday as the Karmann Ghia international rally passed through Devizes.

Students in Devizes met Britain's fastest snowboarder

This Is Wiltshire: Olympic day at Devizes School. Students with Jamie Barrow World Record breaking snow boarder doing wheelchair Basketball.
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4:00pm Thursday 2nd July 2015

STUDENTS at Devizes School got the chance to met snowboarder Jamie Barrow last week as part of an Olympic Day at the school.

Hospital scenario gives children taste of health care

This Is Wiltshire:

12:15pm Wednesday 1st July 2015

A SERIOUS road crash saw staff at the Great Western Hospital tested to the limit this week.


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