Averies brothers deny environmental charges over waste sites' blazes

This Is Wiltshire:

4:24pm Monday 3rd August 2015

FORMER owner of Averies Recycling and Swindon Skips, Lee Averies has pleaded not guilty to six environmental offences.

Pals rally to help Dilton Marsh tot with brain tumour

This Is Wiltshire:

3:04pm Monday 3rd August 2015

TODDLER friends of a two-year-old Dilton Marsh boy who has been diagnosed with a brain tumour were the first to raise money to help his family.

Unemployed youngsters complete 12-week employment programme in Trowbridge

This Is Wiltshire: The youngsters who completed the course at the presentation at Trowbridge Town Hall

2:12pm Monday 3rd August 2015

UNEMPLOYED Trowbridge youngsters are now looking to make the most of their new skills, after completing The Learning Curve’s 12-week Prince’s Trust Team programme.

Claims Wiltshire Police ignored child sex allegations involving Sir Edward Heath investigated

This Is Wiltshire:

12:53pm Monday 3rd August 2015

CLAIMS Wiltshire Police ignored allegations of child sex abuse involving Sir Edward Heath are being investigated.

New tattoo shop opens for business in Trowbridge

This Is Wiltshire: New Tattoo shop, Rocket Queen opened in Trowbridge. .Pictured: (LEFT TO RIGHT) Charmaigne Cooke, Danny Parrott, Pete Andrews and Naomi Saxty..Pic by Vicky Scipio (VS921). (33939848)

11:25am Monday 3rd August 2015

NEW Trowbridge tattoo shop Rocket Queen held an official opening on Saturday, inviting potential customers to come and find out more about the services it has to offer.

Four arrested after high-speed chase by police

This Is Wiltshire:

11:00am Monday 3rd August 2015

POLICE in Chippenham were involved in a high-speed pursuit on Saturday which led to four people being arrested.

Commonwealth Games gold medalist Jamie Cox set for court accused of domestic abuse

This Is Wiltshire:

5:50am Monday 3rd August 2015

BOXING champion Jamie Cox - a Commonwealth Games gold medalist - is to appear in court charged with domestic abuse.

Competitors hoof it round course for horseless steeplechase

This Is Wiltshire:

5:50am Monday 3rd August 2015

YESTERDAY was the perfect day for a horse race at Barbury – despite the absence of steeds or jockeys.

Children enjoy polar explorer experience organised by Trowbridge church

This Is Wiltshire: Polar Explorers.  Explorers  Katie and Rob Jackson withyoungsters tasking part in the St James Church Children's Holiday club Polar Explorers.. Pics Trevor Porter 51693 3. (33748866)

5:00pm Monday 3rd August 2015

A HOLIDAY club organised by St James’ Church in Trowbridge gave primary school-aged children an opportunity to experience what it is like to be a polar explorer last week.

Trowbridge resident frustrated at overgrown footpath 'nightmare'

This Is Wiltshire: Judy Crocker overgrown footpath..  Blair Road (Trowbridge) resident Judy Crocker angry and frustrated at getting nowhere getting council or organisations to except responsibility in getting the vastly overgrown footpath cleared .. Pics Trevor Porter 51664

4:11pm Monday 3rd August 2015

ANGRY Trowbridge pensioner Judy Croker says an overgrown footpath behind her property has turned into a nightmare, after spending months try to get Wiltshire Council to clear it.

Fury at four-week road closure

This Is Wiltshire:

4:01pm Monday 3rd August 2015

NEIGHBOURS on Ramsbury Walk in Trowbridge were baffled by a letter stating their road will be closed for a number of weeks from today.

Have your say over Pear Tree Inn's life after Marco Pierre-White

This Is Wiltshire: Marco Pierre White

3:10pm Monday 3rd August 2015

PUNCH Taverns, the company that owns the Pear Tree Inn, Whitley, is inviting locals to discuss plans for the pub that was once owned by Marco Pierre-White.

Series of strikes by First Great Western rail workers in new trains dispute

This Is Wiltshire: First Great Western is among firms that will be hit over the next fortnight if two planned strikes by Network Rail goes ahead.

2:20pm Monday 3rd August 2015

RAIL workers on First Great Western are to stage a series of strikes, including over the August Bank Holiday weekend, in a long-running row over new trains.

Bedford coach owned by Maiden Bradley family for 64 years takes trip down memory lane

This Is Wiltshire: Len and Sylvia Cooper with the famous 1951 Bedford OB 29-seater coach at this year's Noggin, Nosh & Natter By Trevor Porter 51691/1

12:47pm Monday 3rd August 2015

A COACH that has been used as a period prop in Hollywood blockbusters such as The End of the Affair and Enigma was one of the star attractions at last month's Noggin, Nosh and Natter in Longbridge Deverill.

The Learning Curve and The Selwood Housing Group join up to offer more services

This Is Wiltshire: Barry Hughes, Group chief executive of The Selwood Housing Group with Tim Ward, Chief executive of The Learning Curve

12:31pm Monday 3rd August 2015

TROWBRIDGE based charitable housing association The Selwood Housing Group has announced that it has brought training provider The Learning Curve into its group.

Motorcyclist flown to hospital after crash with Porsche at Bruce Street Bridges

This Is Wiltshire:

12:09pm Monday 3rd August 2015

A MOTORCYCLIST was airlifted to hospital yesterday after a crash at Bruce Street Bridges involving a black Yamaha XT 125 and a white Porsche.

Summer fun at Wiltshire Holiday and Activities Club

This Is Wiltshire: .

7:00pm Monday 3rd August 2015

CHILDREN’S charity Barnardo’s has arranged a summer of fun for young people across Wiltshire including Trowbridge and Bradford on Avon.

Wiltshire break for youngsters from areas affected by the Chernobyl disaster

This Is Wiltshire:

6:00pm Monday 3rd August 2015

CHILDREN from Belarus and Ukraine, whose lives will be forever affected by the aftermath of the Chernobyl nuclear disaster in 1986, were treated to fun and games in and around West Wiltshire.

End of line for Wyvern Car Park pulls in petrol heads

This Is Wiltshire:

4:23pm Monday 3rd August 2015

HUNDREDS of vehicles descended upon a town centre car park on Saturday in one final tribute to the spiritual home of Swindon’s modified car scene.

VIDEO: Don't miss out on shut-eye, warns man who was most sleep-deprived in UK

This Is Wiltshire:

2:47pm Monday 3rd August 2015

A FATHER who was once the most sleep deprived person in the UK is warning others about the dangers of skipping snoozing.

Coroner warns about dangers of sleeping in waste bins after Matthew Symonds tragedy

This Is Wiltshire: Matthew Symonds

11:25am Monday 3rd August 2015

A CORONER has warned of the dangers of sleeping in waste bins after the inquest into the death of Matthew Symonds, who had been turned away from a homeless shelter in Swindon.

Anniversary of police messaging service

This Is Wiltshire: Angus MacPherson is leading a phone survey on crime and policing (20753865)

11:14am Monday 3rd August 2015

A SERVICE which provides text, voicemail and email messages on policing matters, is marking its first anniversary with a series of events.

Children in outdoor adventure of teddy bears’ picnic

This Is Wiltshire: Teddy bear picnic at Coate Water Country Park..left 2 right .Pic - Erin , Lily.Date 1/8/15.Pic by Dave Cox. (33863017)

10:40am Monday 3rd August 2015

FAMILIES took their teddies to Coate Water Country Park on Saturday to enjoy a walk in the woods and a special kind of picnic.

Digger causes electricity blackout for 1,000 homes

This Is Wiltshire:

10:02am Monday 3rd August 2015

POWER to a thousand homes was cut on Friday after a digger struck an electrical cable.

Postcard from Swindon project to showcase the town through the eyes of residents

This Is Wiltshire:

9:26am Monday 3rd August 2015

POSTCARD from Swindon is a project showcasing the town through the eyes of the people who know it, love it and live in it.

Mass breastfeed in Lydiard Park for record attempt

This Is Wiltshire:

5:00am Monday 3rd August 2015

DOZENS of mothers gathered at Lydiard Park on Saturday to take part in a record breastfeeding attempt.

Man with crack cocaine in his pants bit detention officer, court hears

This Is Wiltshire:

2:12pm Monday 3rd August 2015

A MAN who is said to have had six wraps of crack cocaine stored in his pants bit a detention officer who was searching him, a jury has been told.

Travel and weather round-up: Monday, August 3

This Is Wiltshire: storm clouds coming over Norton for consideration in the press Picture of the Week feature.Best wishes,Nick Fletcher (9045746)

7:47am Monday 3rd August 2015

MORE mixed weather is on the way for Swindon and Wiltshire, according to forecasters.

Enjoy guilt-free pint to keep air ambulance flying

This Is Wiltshire:

5:20pm Monday 3rd August 2015

DRINKING beer will become a charitable act, thanks to a new campaign.

Solar scheme will go ahead despite subsidy cuts

This Is Wiltshire: Controversial solar farm plans remain in place

4:14pm Monday 3rd August 2015

SWINDON’S solar strategy will still go ahead despite Government plans to cut subsidies , says the commercial director of Public Power Solutions (PPS).

Get set, ready, style at Sue Ryder stores

This Is Wiltshire:

4:09pm Monday 3rd August 2015

GET set, ready, style – battle lines will be drawn at Sue Ryder stores across the region as fashion-forward shoppers go head to head to put together a winning outfit.

Refurbished cycles aid Sky Rides project

This Is Wiltshire:

4:10pm Monday 3rd August 2015

BIKE enthusiast Rob Hunt has donated six children’s bikes to help the Swindon Sky Rides reach new heights this summer.

Councillors in row over furniture project debts

This Is Wiltshire:

4:05pm Monday 3rd August 2015

A ROW has broken out between councillors following the closure of second-hand furniture project Top Drawer.

Top artist to create amazing 3D illusion on town street

This Is Wiltshire:

3:58pm Monday 3rd August 2015

PEOPLE walking in the town centre will soon be confronted with an optical illusion thanks to a renowned street artist.

At-risk butterfly found in woodland

This Is Wiltshire:

3:50pm Monday 3rd August 2015

A BUTTERFLY which was put on the at-risk register due to Dutch Elm Disease has been discovered at a wood near Swindon.

Pooch walk collared over £3K

This Is Wiltshire:

5:47pm Monday 3rd August 2015

A CHARITY dog walk around Swindon will be made an annual event after it smashed its fundraising target three-times over and boosted care at a greyhound charity.

Rural crime crackdown sees cost to county fall by more than £100,000

This Is Wiltshire: Mike Veale

3:45pm Monday 3rd August 2015

CONCERTED efforts to tackle rural crime has seen the cost to the county fall by more than £100,000 last year while the challenges to police are changing.

Father raises charity cash with epic cycle after son’s life-saving surgery

This Is Wiltshire:

3:41pm Monday 3rd August 2015

A FATHER will use pedal power to fundraise for a charity that provided support when his baby son was critically ill.

Appeal for witnesses following allegation of sexual assault in Calne

This Is Wiltshire:

11:32am Sunday 2nd August 2015

Wiltshire Police are appealing for information following an alleged sexual assault in Calne.

Grandad ready for life in the fast lane

This Is Wiltshire: Barry Gingham with Sam and grand daughters Lily Gingham, left, and Evie McQuillane. By Siobhan Boyle SMB616/4

6:48am Sunday 2nd August 2015

RETIRED upholsterer Barry Gingham and his engineering loving grandson are looking forward to life in the fast lane after designing a soapbox ready for a village race.

Park North man mooned from train station’s roof

This Is Wiltshire: Swindon Crown Court

6:10pm Sunday 2nd August 2015

A PARK North man who mistakenly got a train to Wales before taking drugs with a busker and climbing onto a train station roof to moon at staff has narrowly escaped being sent to prison.

Huge self storage business opens in Calne

This Is Wiltshire: Peter Monk in the avenue of self store rooms at Calne Self Store. By Diane Vose DV2425/03

3:23pm Sunday 2nd August 2015

THE latest arrival to the Porte Marsh Industrial Estate, Calne Self Store, has opened its doors to customers.

Adver's Win Your Wedding competition winners tie knot

This Is Wiltshire:

6:05pm Sunday 2nd August 2015

THERE was barely a dry eye in the house on Saturday as two long-time sweethearts tied the knot in South Marston.

BIG INTERVIEW: Why Nick is keen to dig up the past

This Is Wiltshire:

5:33pm Sunday 2nd August 2015

Dr Nick Snashall, 50, is the National Trust’s archaeologist for Stonehenge and Avebury and she tells BARRIE HUDSON her interest in the subject began early

Education watchdog says pre-school is a little too noisy

This Is Wiltshire:

5:46pm Sunday 2nd August 2015

YOUNGSTERS must play more quietly according to Ofsted inspectors who visited St Margaret's Pre School.

Home is where the art is as doors open on creative works

This Is Wiltshire:

5:41pm Sunday 2nd August 2015

ARTISTS across the town are painting, sculpting, snapping and sewing ahead of this year’s Swindon Open Studios.

Centenarian gives tips for long life

This Is Wiltshire:

5:37pm Sunday 2nd August 2015

“TO KEEP on breathing” is the secret to a long life, according to Evelyn Davis who celebrated her one hundredth birthday on Saturday.

PCC gives grants to worthy causes

This Is Wiltshire:

5:30pm Sunday 2nd August 2015

A POT of £1m trickling out helped 24,000 people to worthwhile schemes has benefited more than 24,000 people since its inception, according to a new report.

Crash at Bruce Street Bridges causes traffic problems

This Is Wiltshire: Trio jailed for fraud to tune of £800,000

1:34pm Sunday 2nd August 2015

A CRASH on the roundabout at Bruce Street Bridges has caused tailbacks.

Indian tearoom with a twist opens in Marlborough

This Is Wiltshire: New street food tearoom 100 Chai Street opens in Marlborough. Owners Sudip and Aarti Roy celebrate their new venture. Pics by Diane Vose DV2432/01

1:01pm Saturday 1st August 2015

INDIAN street food that is authentic, healthy and flavoursome is what Sudip and Aarti Roy are promising to deliver at their new eatery in Marlborough.









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