Breaking news Police arrest 5 before Swindon Town derby defeat in Oxford

This Is Wiltshire:

2:10pm Wednesday 7th October 2015

FIVE men were arrested by police in connection with last night’s Oxford football derby.

Marlborough woman who died in fire formally identified

This Is Wiltshire:

4:24pm Wednesday 7th October 2015

A WOMAN who died following a flat fire in Angel Yard, Marlborough, has been formally identified as Victoria MacDonald.

Breaking news 'Industrial scale theft' took place from BT during fibre optic broadband roll out, court hears

This Is Wiltshire:

5:02pm Wednesday 7th October 2015

THEFT on an ‘industrial scale’ from British Telecom during their national fibre optic broadband roll out was conducted by companies in and around Wootton Bassett, with more than £2.5m in cash laundered by the thieves, a court heard.

Breaking news UPDATE: Former soldier Mike Buss cleared of keeping £22k of Help for Heroes cash

This Is Wiltshire:

11:22am Wednesday 7th October 2015

FORMER soldier Mike Buss has been cleared of wrongdoing by a Swindon jury this morning.

Health bosses deny staff shortages at Devizes hospital where patient died

This Is Wiltshire: DV1879 Green Lane Hospital Devizes - Scenesetters. .Pics by Diane Vose 18 Dec 2014.. (25216539)

1:05pm Wednesday 7th October 2015

Health bosses have today denied that Green Lane Hospital, Devizes, was understaffed on the day patient Benjamin Smart died.

UPDATE: Swindon Town fans arrested in Oxford clash with police ahead of Trophy tie

This Is Wiltshire:

7:06pm Tuesday 6th October 2015

A NUMBER of Swindon Town supporters failed to make it to Kassam Stadium tonight, or even return home after arrests were made by police amid violent scenes in Oxford.

Swindon students raise awareness of the plight of refugees

This Is Wiltshire:

5:00pm Tuesday 6th October 2015

DEVASTATION facing refugees across Europe has been brought closer to home by Dorcan Academy students in a bid to make their experience more relatable for their classmates.

Swindon alcoholic breached ASBO after release

This Is Wiltshire:

5:04pm Tuesday 6th October 2015

AN ALCOHOLIC who breached her anti-social behaviour order three days after coming out of prison has amassed more than £1,000 in criminal court charges.

One week on, the search continues for Swindon musician

This Is Wiltshire:

5:15pm Tuesday 6th October 2015

FAMILY and friends continued their efforts to find Paul Griffiths in Bristol yesterday with an anniversary walk from The Priory Hospital.

Swindon councillors caught horsing around after dark at Tory conference

This Is Wiltshire:

1:22pm Tuesday 6th October 2015

TWO Swindon councillors have been snapped frolicking in the streets of Manchester after day two of the Conservative Party Conference.

Judge in babysitter sex case slammed by NSPCC

This Is Wiltshire: Jade Hatt, 21, from Swindon, who had sex with an 11-year-old boy whilst babysitting him. October 5 2015. See SWNS story SWBABY; A female babysitter who romped with a 'sex-mad' boy aged just 11 was spared jail after the child's father said his son saw it a

11:43am Tuesday 6th October 2015

THE NSPCC has slammed a judge's comments as 'deeply worrying' after babysitter Jade Hatt was spared immediate jail for having sex with her eleven-year-old charge.

End in sight to Bruce Street Bridges gridlock

This Is Wiltshire:

5:26pm Monday 5th October 2015

DRIVERS who have endured 12 months of gridlock around the Bruce Street Bridges are being told that the end is in sight, although there is still work to do which could last until March next year.

Man, 33, charged with robbery after elderly woman injured

This Is Wiltshire:

10:00am Wednesday 7th October 2015

A 33-year-old man from Devizes has been charged with robbery following the incident in Snuff Street on Monday in which a woman in her 80s suffered a suspected broken hip.

Protests block 4G phone masts plan

This Is Wiltshire:

5:03pm Tuesday 6th October 2015

PEOPLE power has rejected the prospect of new 4G masts being put up around North Swindon after UKB withdrew all four applications for the area.

Home on move gives Marlborough and Pewsey motorists a shock

This Is Wiltshire: Traffic Jammed

5:59pm Wednesday 7th October 2015

THIS wide load surprised Sue Owen today and delayed her journey.

Safety warning to Marlborough and Pewsey residents following thefts

This Is Wiltshire:

5:19pm Wednesday 7th October 2015

POLICE are asking residents in Marlborough, Pewsey and the surrounding areas to be vigilant following a series of high value burglaries.

VIDEO: Logistics firm TNT launches £15.5m super depot

This Is Wiltshire:

4:20pm Wednesday 7th October 2015

BUSINESSES across the UK have been given a major boost after leading UK logistics provider TNT opened the doors to its new £15.5m super depot and regional sorting hub in Swindon yesterday.

Hilperton mum left in the cold after bus refuses entry with pushchair

This Is Wiltshire: Rachel Gallacher was waiting for the X34 Bus Service with her eight week old baby Chloe but the bus driver wasn't able to stop due to the pushchair. .Rachel is pictured with her son Brandon and daughter Chloe at the bus Stop at Hilperton..Pics by Diane Vo

3:03pm Wednesday 7th October 2015

HILPERTON mum Rachel Gallacher is furious, after a bus driver allegedly refused to let her on board because she had a pushchair – leaving her to wait in the cold with her eight-week-old baby.

Springfields Academy social care rated inadequate

This Is Wiltshire:

2:16pm Wednesday 7th October 2015

SOCIAL care provision at Springfields Academy in Calne has dropped to inadequate following another Ofsted inspection of the school last week.

Corsham donor donates 100th pint of blood

This Is Wiltshire: Clive Beattie from Corsham is celebrating giving his 100th Pint of Blood. Pics by Diane Vose DV2587/01. (40993413)

2:06pm Wednesday 7th October 2015

A BLOOD donor from Corsham was proud to donate his 100th pint of blood after 40 years of service.

Opposition towards housing development grows in Corsham

This Is Wiltshire:

2:00pm Wednesday 7th October 2015

OPPOSITION towards plans to build houses on a piece of land in Corsham has gathered pace after nearly 2000 residents attended a consultation with developers last week.

Batman and Robin aka Stretch and PK ride into Devizes

This Is Wiltshire: L-r Graham Enderby (aka Stretch) and Paul Keenan (aka PK) are doing a 50 mile bike ride in memory of 3yr old Jacob Allen Andrews. Money raised is  for the Devizes Opportunity Centre.Siobhan Boyle (SMB674/4). (38691772)

12:46pm Wednesday 7th October 2015

BATMAN and Robin as you have never before seen them will arrive in Devizes town centre on Saturday (10) as the dynamic duo raise money in memory of a little boy.

Blesma bike ride passes through Wiltshire

This Is Wiltshire: Some of the riders who are cycling through Wiltshire

12:44pm Wednesday 7th October 2015

A GROUP of 30 veterans from the UK and the US are taking part of a 120-mile cycling challenge, named SR UK, that passed through Marlborough, Bradford-on-Avon and Malmesbury this week.

Former Devizes cleaner works way to top in four years

This Is Wiltshire:

12:00am Wednesday 7th October 2015

THE Castle Hotel in Devizes had just appointed a new manager. Helen Durrant started work as a cleaner at the hotel on New Park Street four years ago and has worked her way to the top, to be appointed as the general manager.

Marlborough Town Council seeks nominations for award

This Is Wiltshire: Marlborough

5:12pm Wednesday 7th October 2015

MARLBOROUGH Town Council is asking people to nominate someone from the town or Manton who deserves special recognition in their Citizen of the Year award.

Redundancy for 22 LEAVES workers recovering from mental illness

This Is Wiltshire:

4:40pm Wednesday 7th October 2015

TWENTY-two employees recovering from mental illness have been made redundant after social enterprise LEAVES went into liquidation.

Corsham celebrant to screen film as part of UK Hospice Care Week

This Is Wiltshire: Paul Kefford will be screening a Film Seven Songs for a long life at the Pound Arts Centre in Corsham .Pics by Diane Vose DV2588/05

1:56pm Wednesday 7th October 2015

A FILM to show people the importance of hospices will be screened at the Pound Arts Centre in Corsham this weekend after a local celebrant was inspired to bring the film to the county.

Swing into action at Holt after renovated tennis courts are unveiled

This Is Wiltshire: Meg Slade with the Holt Tennis Courts now completed. She started the project in 1996 and raised thousands to complete the project.. Pics Trevor Porter TP51948-1

1:33pm Wednesday 7th October 2015

PLAYERS of all ages will now be able to get a slice of tennis action at the recreational ground in Holt after a resident raised thousands of pounds over the last 20 years to renovate the courts.

School cancels quiz

This Is Wiltshire: Devizes School

1:19pm Wednesday 7th October 2015

Devizes School has had to cancel a quiz to raise money towards a student trip to Tanzania next year but still has plenty to keep it busy.

Apple of their eye for Trowbridge Festival

This Is Wiltshire: Jacky Good and Mel Jacob promoting the Trowbridge Apple Festival with an Apple Tree made of Balloons.. Pics Trevor Porter TP51969-1

1:17pm Wednesday 7th October 2015

ORGANISERS of Saturday's Trowbridge Apple Festival in the park have been sending out last-minute appeals to locals.

Swashbuckling fun at pirate day in Rowde

This Is Wiltshire: Tim Batten (41056188)

12:45pm Wednesday 7th October 2015

HFT Rowde hosted a Talk Like a Pirate Day for residents and visitors last week.

Appeal over missing Polish woman Magdelana Charciarek

This Is Wiltshire:

10:43am Wednesday 7th October 2015

A NATIONAL appeal to trace missing Polish woman Magdelana Charciarek is being backed by Wiltshire Police.

New look is crowning glory for Urchfont dentist

This Is Wiltshire:

12:00am Wednesday 7th October 2015

URCHFONT Dental Care has undergone some dramatic changes, as the family-run business has had some improvements made, giving it more space and light.

Westbury Country Park to host dance group's tenth annual charity show

1:22pm Wednesday 7th October 2015

FITNESS dance group Pole-Da-Cise will be balancing and swinging their way through Westbury’s White Horse Country Park this weekend, as the group holds its tenth annual charity show.

Stonar school fun run off to a flier

This Is Wiltshire: Start of  the 2K Stonar Stampede juniors  race on Saturday.  GP0065-5.Photo Glenn Phillips- (40653262)

1:04pm Wednesday 7th October 2015

THE INAUGURAL Stonar Stampede fun run took place last Saturday, within Stonar School’s grounds in Atworth.

Making music is such a laugh, says Mitch Benn

This Is Wiltshire:

5:47pm Wednesday 7th October 2015

ANY reasonably bred human being knows that in polite society one does not mention politics, money – especially if you have none to speak of – and religion.

Paul Turner plays the magic of Mozart at first recital

This Is Wiltshire: Swindon Recital Series - Mozart's Keyboard

3:28pm Wednesday 7th October 2015

Classical music buffs in Swindon can look forward to a season of top notch recitals from world class artists, and celebrity concerts featuring names such as The Villiers Quartet, currently the Oxford University's Quartet in Residence.

I am committed to ending the violence against young girls and women, says MP

This Is Wiltshire: Help to buy will make it easier town a home

2:00pm Wednesday 7th October 2015

I’M DELIGHTED to be back in Manchester this week for the annual Conservative Party Conference alongside members, the press, and the public to hear about the government’s ideas, policies and plans for the year ahead. This year, the conference is taking place at the Manchester Central and the Midland Hotel.

Rare breed of a comedian whose crusading zeal is infectious

This Is Wiltshire:

10:19am Wednesday 7th October 2015

Mark Thomas, Swindon Arts Centre, Old Town, 01793 524481

REWIND: We take a bold step into Swindon's future

This Is Wiltshire:

10:05am Wednesday 7th October 2015

THE Swindon Advertiser urged shoppers to take a bold step into the future during the first full week of October, 1966.

REWIND: poised for success

This Is Wiltshire:

9:57am Wednesday 7th October 2015

IN most respects the Adver’s front page for Saturday, October 9, 1937 was typical of the period.

Colouring books craze to take away stress, but not if you are colour blind

This Is Wiltshire: This bus tour mystery will be just the ticket

9:51am Wednesday 7th October 2015

IT’S that time of year again – when those of us who happen to be colour blind should be due a rebate.

Cheers for the beers, says Barrie Hudson

This Is Wiltshire:

9:45am Wednesday 7th October 2015

RICHARD James has the passion of the enthusiast and the cheeriness of somebody who knows he’s on the winning side.

Bags of goodies as outdoor store opens

This Is Wiltshire:

9:37am Wednesday 7th October 2015

THE great outdoors will be even more accessible to residents in Swindon after a new award-winning outdoor clothing and equipment shop opened its doors in the town.

A spell-binding tale of witches, by Barry Leighton

This Is Wiltshire:

9:20am Wednesday 7th October 2015

THE persecutions were already under way in Wiltshire when self-appointed Witchfinder General Matthew Hopkins’ initiated his reign of terror – the savage, full-scale victimisation of predominantly elderly, poor, illiterate, bent, bedraggled and beggarly women.

Volunteer to help Swindon's homeless at Christmas Care 2015

This Is Wiltshire: Patsy Moloney, right, chairman of Christmas Care, welcomes a donation from Hills director Tony Hall for last year's Christmas Care. Picture by Dave Cox

6:58pm Wednesday 7th October 2015

WOULD-BE volunteers who would like to make Christmas special for the homeless will be able to find out more at two meetings being held by Christmas Care for Swindon's homeless.

Refreshing sights for thirsty runners

This Is Wiltshire:

3:40pm Wednesday 7th October 2015

IF you’re in need of a boost heading into the final three miles of Sunday’s half marathon, stalwart volunteers Dave and Nina Sharland will be on hand with refreshments on the A419.

Lions hold free screening sessions for diabetes

This Is Wiltshire: Parents and students across Strathearn urged to nominate their school for good diabetes care award

5:01pm Wednesday 7th October 2015

MEMBERS of Swindon’s Lions Club have arranged a free diabetes screening today to publicise World Sight Day.

Prize for biology research pioneer

This Is Wiltshire:

4:56pm Wednesday 7th October 2015

A BUDDING biologist from Highworth has been praised for his pioneering approach to molecular research.

Railway marks 175th year with time-themed mural

This Is Wiltshire:

4:51pm Wednesday 7th October 2015

A NEW time-travelling community mural heralds next year’s 175th anniversary of the Great Western Railway’s arrival in Swindon.


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